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    Self-Discovery: Aikan

    I've, um, been lurking for a while but I just joined today... it's hard for me to imagine making a thread in this place but I did it so there!

    In the last month or so, I've been trying to take my existing skills and incorporate them into larger and more ambitious works. I usually do art for in the independent games communities, usually visual novels but I have a wide range of skills beyond just that. I'm kind of a 工員 doujin circle for my own project...

    I could really use some critique so don't be shy!

    I have a lot to post to catch up... these are some recent works...
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    really nice works :3 try to do more basics! i love the colours!
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    Yes, I need to do more studies and focus on tightening my compositions...

    I did soo many exercises at the University ten years ago though... for the most part, it's all locked up in my skull somewhere, I just need to bring it out...
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    I was over on /ic picking up tips on how to improve the top one (my most recent work). I wouldn't recommend it for the faint-hearted, but there's some very good advice there if you're willing to listen to it.
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    Character drafts. The lines of action aren't terribly strong, and I'm pretty inexperienced with contour drawing...
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    Just something I've been working on for the past three weeks or so... there's more to it, but I'm trying to rebalance the piece in terms of texture, flow, color, value, and shape.
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    1 hour speed painting done between 3 and 4 AM, ArtRage and Photoshop.

    Mouth open a little wider than natural, teeth omitted for impression of muteness and a hole swallowing on down.
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    heya, ur works look really cool.. so much life and vibrant colors.. to much chaos for my taste! . but it has this great expressive feel to it and thats good! so dont lose that!

    On ur figure studies, u are making them look quite cartoonish with the big heads and small necks.
    But im guessing u did it on purpose, cuz some of them really have that nice exspression in them.. u nailed the flirty one!

    Ohwell! keep working hard!!
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    Yeah I agree, your works seem a tad crowded at times. I do not deny though that they are interesting and expressive. It is difficult sometimes to find a balance between realism and expressionism. If you get it right you've got a winner!
    Keep practising anatomy. You heads are gigantic, if your goiug for a more cartoony style they might ork, but first of all learn how to draw the human figure realistically.

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    Yes, thank you, I will do more studies. The blue ones above are cartoon figures for a game (That Cheap and Sacred Thing) so everything is exaggerated.

    Six heads high, you know how it goes, Anime/Manga. I used to do clean-up on traditional cels on some animes, back when... so it's hard to break old habits and relearn things.

    I also like to blend the styles from time to time. I know this won't be to everyone's taste, but I'm trying to find myself... just like the title of the thread. Self-Discovery. Aikan. (Pathos, sadness and joy, the very experience of art!)

    Anyway, I need to explore 7 and 8 heads high more, you guys definitely know my weak points. Sounds like a good excuse for lunchbreak sketches today. Eventually, I want to be an artist that can do a lot of things, but everything has my own distinctive look to it.

    As for the loud, noisy and chaotic surrealism, that's just my style that I fellfallfill into! I'm doing a whole series like that. I'll probably switch back to landscapes soon...

    [/edit]I initially misspelled pathos as paths. Appropriate as well.
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    Here's some of my backgrounds from my project, Sum of the Parts: The Last Journey.

    What's the rules on erotica or suggestive pictures?... they're tasteful, but I don't want to break the rules... like I have a draft of the cast, but they're nude and undetailed, was mostly a size comparison.

    I need to edit that globe out of the living room or make it smaller... it's supposed to be a reference to that funky guy up there with the sphere head...
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    Animated my main character singing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WsgGHIiwn0

    Voiced by Alessio from Lemma Soft.
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    Did two sketches, both bird-related. I'm gonna animate that bottom guy eventually, he's just too awesome. He's a hummingbird moth and they're real! I swear!
    Visit my old sketchbook here.
    Onward and upward! I believe in karma, so let's all help one another! =D
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