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    a goldfish's memory

    Hey there, ryukin here!
    I finally got the nerve to create a sketchbook!
    ... Though I'm still really nervous about showing other people my art
    Please feel free to comment and critic!

    Okay here we go!
    I did this on Paint and Microsoft Word of all places with a good old mouse!
    I... think it turned out pretty decent?
    So... one pic is my rough and the other is the final version.

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    Somehow between the rough ...
    And this final version, he lost the scar under his eye ...

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    Hey Ryukin welcome Its great to see you posting your drawings, everyones welcome here. I highly suggest you invest your self into a tablet if you want to do more digital drawing. A mouse just isnt a good way to go you have so much more control after you get used to the tablet.

    Show us some pencial drawings to, keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dy.laneA View Post
    Hey Ryukin welcome Its great to see you posting your drawings, everyones welcome here. I highly suggest you invest your self into a tablet if you want to do more digital drawing. A mouse just isnt a good way to go you have so much more control after you get used to the tablet.

    Show us some pencial drawings to, keep it up!
    Thanks Dy.laneA for the post!
    Hmmm... I know what you mean about mouse control. Every time I had to do a long sweeping line I was always afraid the mouse would buck (it's one of those rolly ball types instead of the laser types) and go in the other direction... actually happened a few times...
    Unfortunately I don't have the funds to buy a tablet (though I'm interested) and I have yet to acquire a scanner... But hopefully soon, I'll get one and as soon as I do I'll post some pencil/ink drawings!

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    Yeah Ive just started posting a sketchbook up a couple days ago! if your interested in gettin a tablet why not get a wacom bamboo fun pen and touch? Its the cheapest in the range and its a great tablet to start off with! i bought one the other day and its quite impressive.

    But hey nothing beats a pencil right! so Practise with the pencil/pen first!

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    The images don't seem to appear here...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthcore View Post
    Yeah Ive just started posting a sketchbook up a couple days ago! if your interested in gettin a tablet why not get a wacom bamboo fun pen and touch? Its the cheapest in the range and its a great tablet to start off with! i bought one the other day and its quite impressive.

    But hey nothing beats a pencil right! so Practise with the pencil/pen first!
    Thanks for the post kthcore!
    Can I ask how much your wacom cost?
    I've been pretty analog about drawing so far but digital drawing has really interest me lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranberry View Post
    The images don't seem to appear here...?
    Sorry about that Cranberry!
    They should be up now... I was just trying to get a smaller thumbnail pic.

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    No problemo!

    Wacoms are hella cheap nowadays, especially the ones they stopped producing or those that are outdated, I live in Europe though but every so often we get older wacoms for like 20$ or so, you can't doubt when you see a basket full of those!

    I have a bamboo, used to work on a very old one, going bigger soon but those bamboo's do the job more than great

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    ... Greetings, ryukin here...
    ... It's been awhile...

    ... I still don't have that scanner yet, so I can't show you guys what I've been working on...
    ... But I feel bad that I haven't posted anything in months...
    So, here is another Paint/MircosoftWord picture for y'all!
    IN (crappy) COLOR! Mwha ha ha !

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    ryukin here!
    I did another Paint/Microsoft Word piece for y'all ...
    This one I mostly did by freehand/freemouse? which is why it's so messy ...
    Well ... hope you like it even though it's crappy ...

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    Greetings, ryukin here!
    Thought I'd post another drawing of mine...
    And this time it's ... drumroll please ... a girl!
    I don't know why but I tend to draw more dudes then dudettes, so this is a nice change of pace.

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    I personally think that you need a drawing program that's better than MSPaint. (Photoshop, Rendera, Photopaint, Open Canvas, GIMP, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSeraph View Post
    I personally think that you need a drawing program that's better than MSPaint. (Photoshop, Rendera, Photopaint, Open Canvas, GIMP, etc.
    Thanks for your comment FightingSeraph!
    Yeah... I really should get something better but some programs are like crazy expensive, right?

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    Greetings, ryukin here ...
    Mwha ha ha! I have struck again!
    This time I went for something fantasy-like ... yep!
    Hope you guys like it

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    Greetings, ryukin here!
    I finally got a tablet and it is AMAZING!
    Why didn't I get one sooner?

    So, yeah... the picture I'm posting is actually me playing around with it and trying out Painter at the same time...
    I hope you enjoy!

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    Heh... I know I went crazy with the apply lighting command but it just looked so cool at the time...

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    Mwa ha ha ha!
    ryukin here, striking again!
    Was playing around with my tablet/Painter and created this!
    Hope y'all like it!

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    Your art is getting better, and you are very enthusiastic about it. Practice realism side to side though, because having a grip on that will help your cartoons turn out better too.
    GIMP is a free tool that is similar to Photoshop, and a program "Paint Tool Sai" is only around $50 but has its own amazing abilities as well. I suggest using SAI because the brushes feel more natural. Good luck!

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    Thanks childMARS for your comment!

    I was doing drawing studies and such a few months ago but... yeah...
    I really should start on up on those again...

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    You definitely should, it is good to always practice and get feedback.

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    YA-HAW!
    ryukin in the house!

    This is my pic for the day, I hope y'all enjoy!

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    Greetings, ryukin here!
    After finally realizing that I could take pictures of my drawings with a digital camera (cuz I still don't have that scanner... yet), I can now show y'all my analog drawings, done with good old fashion pencil and pen!
    So I'm uploading one kinda new and one kinda old... hope y'all enjoy!

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    ryukin here, posting my pics for the day!
    Hope y'all enjoy!

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    ryukin here!
    Here's my pic for the day! Enjoy!

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    It's about time you uploaded some studies of some sort, but it wouldn't hurt to look for a few books by Andrew Loomis and George Bridgeman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryukin View Post
    Thanks for your comment FightingSeraph!
    Yeah... I really should get something better but some programs are like crazy expensive, right?
    *cough* Well there are ways of getting them for free...Just look on Youtube lol, that how I got mine (CS5 Photoshop) for *cough......*

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    ryukin here!
    Just ordered some anatomy books from my local library so I can seriously study!
    For now though are some more doodles/experiments that I did on Painter.
    Enjoy!

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    ryukin here!
    I'm slowly working my way through Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life.
    I also started using Posemanicas.com. I try to do at least a couple pages of gesture drawings a day.
    Here are some of my attempts...
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    I'm also uploading some more experiments that I tried out on Painter.
    Hope you all enjoy!

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    ryukin here!
    It's been some time ...
    To be honest, I fell into a little artistic slump awhile back ... y'know the whole I'll-never-be-good-enough-why-even-bother type of slump ...
    It happens ...

    Let's get on to some pictures!

    Okay, this one I did around Thanksgiving ... Yep!
    The rough was done in Painter, while the final was done in Painter and MangaStudio!
    Enjoy!

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    And these are some copies I did from my Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary.
    They're kind of old though ...


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    ryukin here!
    It's been awhile ... again ...
    Sorry about that But at least I got a new picture for you all to enjoy!
    This picture started off kind of random but as I was slowly developing it, a story started to form in the back of my mind about a strong willed princess and her timid companion who's more than he seems ... yep!

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    ryukin here!
    sigh ... I'v been really inconsistent with my posts, huh
    Sorry about that ...

    Anyway it's picture time!
    This was a pretty random drawing for the most part. I was just doodling and somehow ended up with this hungry vampire ...
    All in all I hope you all enjoy!

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