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    Hi Jephyr X

    i like your apraoch to anatomy , to acutally draw the bones underneath, i was very found of post #42 in perticular the red thing on the rooster ( not sure what it's called ) you made it look so real, also the logo underneath is looking badass

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    raminafshari: Thank you very much!

    joe: Thank you! I'll be posting a new digi-pic soon. Hopefully I'm making some progress in sharpening them up!!

    mass87: Very appreciated! Thank you!

    Rano: Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    snatti: Thanks for your positive feedback about the rooster, anatomy studies and the logo!

    I'm getting back to studying more anatomy again!

    The red things on a rooster are called: the comb (on the head), and the wattle (below the chin). [Thanks internet search engine!]

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    Some friends and I went down to the Phoenix Comicon last Saturday. It was pretty cool (except for the ridiculous hour long line to get your pre-paid pass)

    But lotza cool costumes, pretty girls and artists and geeks and nerds, nerds, nerds.



    Next year we plan to go all 4 days!

    Here are some pix starting with Stan Lee. The quality isn't great because we were pretty 20 rows back and he was against a white background.

    He was pretty funny and did a q & a about his career.

    I might post a short video clip of him.

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    Edit: Ok so the pix are too large I'll resize them and post asap!

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    More Phoenix Comicon pics. People are very approachable there...and very happy to let you snap pics. Not one person was rude or impatient about it!

    If you recognize anyone...feel free to comment!

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    Still mo':

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    N' mo':

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    A few mo':

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    PS: If anyone uses any of my photos from Comicon as a reference...I'd love to see what you do (and you'd be welcome to post it here too!) So please give me a link or post 'em!!

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    As mentioned above it would be nice to see you continue with some digital paints after the knightly image and the skull inside - also nice photos - and the I kind of like the bird - it looks bitter (in a good way)

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    Thank you Dan! Yeah...I do hope to get to some digi-paints like Kiera again.



    The next digi I'm working on right now is a bit cartoony though.

    Funny too...those grackles do have a kinda stern look to their eyes.

    Thanks again!


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    Hey man, thanks a ton for the advice, i know what you mean about the flat skin tones color is something I'm still struggling with. As for this though, I really dig your style man! Also very much looking forward to seeing more, also seems like the comic con was a huge blast.. kinda jealous Haha.

    (Insert witty remark here)

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    Hey thanks Divine! I'm glad if it helped. You do such an amazing (not an overused word in your case) job on your pencil work...and you do a great job on form and likeness! And like I said I'm really working on color myself!!

    Comicon was a blast! Maybe you can make it some year! : )


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    Here's some more pencils from my real world sketchbooks. The first pic was done at Mesa's Zombie walk...and you can see it kinda influenced my drawings.

    The second pic was a request from a friend (hiya Tiberius). He suggested characteristics of a "pirate" type character for me to draw.

    The last two are caricatures of politicos...done without references...can you guess who they are?

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    And a few more recent sketchbook offerings. In the last two posts any of the body's were basically done without reference.

    The second pic is real loose but I kinda like the character. The weird body guy in the last pic was inspired by looking at some unusual threads here CA...THANKS!:

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    I'm working on a cartoony digi-painting...and was feeling burnt out on it yesterday...so to cleanse the palette I decided to do a quick bird of prey study in Sketchbook Pro.

    Banged it out pretty quick and had fun.

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    Your rendering skills is pretty good man, i like it alot. And that portrait in the begginning is a solid effort, looks pretty damn good.
    My fav is the portrait with the half skull face, that looks sick.
    thanks for visiting my sketchbook.

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    nice faces

    Sketchbook

    my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
    hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
    at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
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    Tronrobot: Thank you for coming by and for the good words. Appreciate it!

    mrd33ds: Thanks!

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    Ok so I'm trying to work faster and decided to bang out another digi-paint.

    I was watching Flatliners with Kiefer Sutherlandand noticed it's great cinmetography (sadly not a good movie though) and snapped a photo off the screen of Kiefer entering a dark room.

    Here's my Sketchbook Pro take on that:

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    The bird is very nice - love the eye and beak - also I need to do people in different light as to get off myself from always doing people with pink skins.

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    Thank you very much Dan!

    I actually still need to do a lot of work on getting natural skin tone...but for some reason that image from Flatliners jumped out at me and I wanted to see if I could capture it.

    Right now I'm still "cleansing the palette" and am working on a statue/bust and it's kinda in a greenish blue scale...so I must be in that mood right now.

    Thanks for looking in!


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    Wow comicon looks like a blast always wanted to go to one.
    The studies are looking good keep it up and keep having fun learning and growing.
    Till next time
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    Your characterised anatomy rocks my socks, you're got great feel for proportion and facial landmarks, which is a direct result from your life studies, so keep that up. I'd like to see you tackle more colouring of your own original works, bring that awesome life painting skill to par with your drawing skills.

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    Life drawing, caricature, anatomy studies, life drawings, still life, what don't you do? Love to see you try out some enviros, you've got a really good handle on color and contrast...lets see what you can do.

    Keep up the good work, very inspiring.

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    OmertA: It was pretty cool. I just found out Phoenix Comicon is one of the largerst in the US (after San Diego of course).

    Thanks for the encouraging comment...I will!

    Jaunay: Thank you very much! After I read your comment I started working on an original character with color.

    Much respect to those who are way ahead of me...it's not as easy as it looks! Thanks again

    Flame_Unquenchable: Thank you very much! Your comments all help me forge ahead!

    I know you're right too...I MUST work on some enviros and have mentally put them on my "do next" list...after 2 more digi-pix I'm already working on!

    Thanks for some great/encouraging feedback!

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    I saw a wallpaper on-line of this statue and thought I'd like to paint it using Sketchbook Pro.

    If anyone knows the photographer or sculpter please let me know so I give them a credit!

    My version came out very cyan...which was unintentional. I put the large black border around it because it looks awful against the yellowish forum background.

    I may keep working on this one...maybe finish the hair on the left...and tone donw/balance the color a bit.

    I'm also posting a version I desaturated in Photoshop...and also a brief look at the "process" where I used a grid to lay it out for the first time since I was in color theory.

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    Hello again
    it was interesting to see your drawn images as well as search anatomy. increase knowledge and self-development in this area

    sorry for my English, if that. I use a translator from Russian

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    GREAT JOB MANG!!!!

    To see progress in such a short time it is work that I would like to aspire to. But the greatest thing is I get to see it first hand. keep going and stay thirsty my friend.

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    DartGarry: Hi and thank you...I understand what you're saying. I'm motivated right now to really burn anatomy into my brain...and the best part is I'm really enjoying it!

    Thanks again!

    mars37us: Hey...I know you! Thanks for stopping by and for the good assessment! Hopefully I am living up to those words!

    Oh and...now it's your turn to get busy here on CA and start a SB too!

    "No shortcuts, No excuses, No surrender!"

    Thanks again!


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    Ok so I've been using Sketchbook Pro for a long time. I love the simplicity of the program...digi-painting stripped down to the basics.

    I really like being able to zoom in and out, pan and scroll the canvas, and being able to change the rotate, resize and move a layer, both with a just a click of the pen. Same with changing the brush size...I leave the "resize brush" thingy open...and use it like a mad man. All stuff that's a little more cumbersome in Photoshop.

    BUT the consensus here is that my digital images look blurry. So recently I worked to get good edges on a pic I was working on in Sketchbook Pro.

    I saved it and re-opened it...and wham...blurry edges. This problem seems to be even worse when exporting from the native tiff to jpeg and even perhaps when merging layers.

    The highest resolution in SB Pro is 140 and recently I set my project to that...and for some reason SB Pro reset the resolution down to 100. Strange.

    --- BTW...I could be wrong about those negatives (user error perhaps)...and if so I'd be happy to be corrected.

    Anyway...I've put on my Big-Boy pants and am working in (drum-roll please)..........Photoshop.

    So now it's back to working at mastering it. I've already discovered a free color wheel for PS in the CA PS forum (thanks vorp!!!!). Something PS SHOULD have already!

    Anywho...I'm slowed down a bit...but hopefully can post a new digi-image soon!

    Thanks for looking in



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    Ok...so moving on from the green Jesus!

    I'm now a Photoshop guy. I'm glad for a lot of years in Sketchbook Pro...taught me a lot...but the blurring and some color issues...not getting WYSIWYG color when out-side the program...finally led me into seeing if I could transition into PS. Perhaps the color thing is some setting inside SB Pro...but I'm glad I gave PS another try.

    PS is still a bit harder to move around in compared to SB Pro...but now that I've messed with the brushes for a few days and set it up with quick keys for my Wacom...I'm sold.

    The best thing is the ability to resize brush sizes from tiny to gargantuan...in SB Pro you're somewhat limited with the default brushes and by the resolution of the image.

    So I've been getting geeky in PS with some detail in a pic I started in SB Pro.

    I'll start by posting the first three images all done in SB Pro:

    1-The orgiinal idea I had,
    2-Where I worked it to
    3- And then changed direction

    4-And then the detail I've been adding to the left side of the image (right side of the character's face) in Photoshop...still very much a work in progress.

    I could never get this much detail in SB Pro.

    And then outputting to Jpeg...seems sharper, clearer, and the colors more like the original. I think in the examples below you can see the difference pretty easily.

    Thanks for looking in...comments, and suggestions are MOST welcome

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    Hey man, thanks for stopping by my SB.

    Good chunk of work you got here. I do have one suggestion about your digital stuff, it seems you only use a soft brush, try using a mix between hard and soft brushes. Right now all the edges are kind of the same which makes the images look a bit blurry and hard to focus on. Edges are usually the sharpest closest to the light and go softer as they recede in space.

    Keep up the good work, cheers!

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    very interesting stuff Jephyr, the exaggerated faces/characters are fun to look at. That Jesus study is very impressive it almost looks a 3d render, but I would try and simplify the details more, trying picking one spot to really detail up and leave the rest more suggestive. By varying the level of detail you make a more interesting image, i understand it's tempting to detail everything out as much as possible especially when working from a photo. Try doing some studies from life also... keep up the great work!

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