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    damn that's cool loving the scars! mooaar!

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    mmmmmmmmmh yummy. haha yeah stuff like that just makes me push it even moorrreee arghhh!

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    hi man, your work is awsome, 5 stars. keep up the good work drawing, painting, and teaching

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    !please give me advice and criticism! i want to be better.
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    I just posted a new blog post talking about talent...and how it is not required to become a good artist, please have a lookski and leave comments if you agree, disagree, feel free to post in reply =)

    http://www.stylus-monkey.com/blog

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    Something that has come up time and again especially from people outside of the industry or outside the field of art making, is the sentiment that in order to be good at art (or music or writing or programming or whatever creative field or hobby you are pursuing) you need to have natural talent, you need to be born with it or you will never amount to anything pursuing this field.

    This is a belief that permeates mainstream thinking, an ignorant notion handed down from one person to the next, through culture and mythology and has a destructive effect on young creatives trying to find their way in the world...
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    Kan Muftić: Hehe, thanks mate, you do too =)

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    Gloominati: Push hard man, you're going to be phenomenal!

    harryzed: Hah! Thanks mate, appreciate the kind words =)

    And here is a progression of shots from an art experiment I did a while ago =)

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    uah, might we get a bigger version of that last WIP-stage? I love how the blue interacts with the dark-ochre-ish background. has a real strong traditional-media-feeling to it

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    Ah I remember this one. Love it still as much as I loved it then! Hope to see bigger versions, and more new stuff!
    I miss your character work!

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    by saying, moar, did not expect all this O__O
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    reaaaaally cool man!

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    lovely posts, and once again I say how much I appreciate people posting their WIPs and stages of their work. It helps so much to identify the key stages and how that particular artist worked towards achieving the final product - a lot of respect. Keep dishing out the posts!

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    Couple of new blog posts, excerpt:

    After my artistic dreams had been stomped into the mud (preceding post), I didn’t really pay much attention to my artistic inklings, partly because I had no idea how to make money with any shred of skill I had picked up along the way, drawing brawny men and big tittied women.

    But if I’m being truthful, it was mostly because I was lazy as hell and I had no idea that in the league of professionals, I didn’t know squat-diddly about making real art.

    Transitions…

    My childhood ended without much fanfare, I cruised into middle school, blitzed most of my classes but the main things I remember, was that I enjoyed and excelled in the art-centric lessons even while other kids were dicking around…and I had major anger issues.

    I entered high school as the slightly nerdy Asian kid who hung out with school rebels, did Kung Fu and would go BAT-SHIT-CRAZY at the slightest provocation. I’m ashamed to say that I once chased some poor lad around the school yard carrying a trash can over my head and looking to bring the pain for God knows what.

    The future doesn’t look so rosy…

    In those intermediate years, I didn’t find much point in improving my art, especially if I couldn’t make a living doing it. Years of being told “Your artistic skills won’t amount to a hill of beans in the real world…” certainly took it’s toll and I resigned myself to believing that when I came out of school, I would have to spend 40 odd years working in jobs I hated. Isn’t that what the real world was all about? I certainly thought so at the time and as a result the future was a scary, dreary, monochromatic world filled with pain…kinda like a Giger painting, but with less vaginas and penises.
    More at: http://www.stylus-monkey.com/blog

    Gloominati: I attached it below. I learnt this technique from looking at Simon Bisley's work. He's got so much cool stuff. I also try to emulate traditional media as much as possible, I hate it when art says "COMPUTER GENERATED!" =)

    Hive_minD: Sure thing buddy, I'll be getting onto some new stuff pretty soon =)

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    A closer image, it's not very high res.

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    Love the subtle colors here and there. Like the yellow around the nose. Really brings the image to the next level. Looking forward to more stuff.

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    Your WIP is looking really good. Its always nice to stop by here.

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    Hey all! I posted a few new blog posts - my latest one is pretty candid, pretty intense too!

    There was a sinking feeling in my heart I couldn’t shake because of all this. I thought about the situation day and night. My psyche was engorged with negativity. I felt like I was seething, bubbling just below the surface constantly.

    It might not seem like much, looking back on it now, but those were some dark days when it felt like the walls were closing in on me with nowhere to run. I canvassed all options. I stayed in my room all the time outside of classes with the windows shut.

    Heck, I even toyed with the fantasy of jumping off a tall bridge a couple of times just to end all the pain, to bring this all crashing down on those around me. I blamed everything and everyone for my own lack of self worth. Everyone but myself. So that I wouldn’t have to take responsibility for being complicit with other people’s wishes.

    It is during these rock bottom times that you can strip things back to bare bones, when you find your real self. I believe that it is the adversity in our lives that act as the anvil upon which our character and future are both fashioned.
    Check the rest of it out here at my blog: http://www.stylus-monkey.com/blog

    I thought I'd put a quick progress piece, very fast to show my students how to turn a grayscale image into a coloured piece. Not the best colours, but it does the job of teaching them the techniques =)

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    Damn you got some insane renderings. Blows me away every time. Do you always use the soft brush for rendering?

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    man this is SOOOO cool!!!!!
    i love you.

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    Woah nice!!! Been following your blog and I totally forgot about your SB here in CA.org hehe. I wanted to ask you permission to add the link of your website and your SB in my signature. Can I?

    keep rocking

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    hey man!


    just got a chance to take a look at your work...freakin awesome stuff! i'm pretty jealous of your renders haha

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    mmmmh uh yeah, that's it!! thanks man

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    :-O Wow! ...oh...agkh...!
    No words for that art! simply amazing! that last "art experiment" ...whoa! thanx!

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    I am sad because I can't save those images, hate that attachment thing they made in here.
    Your work is wonderful, mate.

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    thanks for the progress series of rendering -in the last stage did you basically just go over every lowlight and make it darker? Just wondered because the whole face seems to suddenly become far more orange than the second to last slide...

    and keep posting becuase everytime something goes up im pretty much guaranteed to see something i like!

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    Hey guys! I just started a short series of posts tackling stress, might help you out if you're feeling a bit under the pump - check out my blogski:

    http://www.stylus-monkey.com/blog

    Man, things have been super busy for me, sorry haven't been around as much, been teaching at university, and I'll be wrapping that up in about 3 weeks, lots of marking to do but it is such a rewarding experience. I've heard some great things from students and my co-ordinator wants me back next year to teach this subject again so I'm pretty happy about it all =)

    Also just recently been working on some book illustrations, art directing a pretty cool game prototype at the moment for another client and I just got smacked up with a commission for someone's family portrait in charcoal! It's gonna be a big sucka, so pretty excited about that! It's going to be a challenge to ship though hehe.

    I've also been blogging pretty much daily, it's been an awesome outlet for my personal ideas on self, on motivation, on the things I stand for and everything in between, and it's also by far the number one entry point to my website - if any of you pop on by please take a look, I'm being extremely candid in a lot of my posts and I'd love to hear from any of you if something you read, makes sense =)

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    Hive_minD: Thank you bro! I try, it's definitely take a damn while to get comfortable with everything =) I tend to use my favourite soft edged brush 90% of the time, I don't really find a need to change around too much so I don't. Stick with what you feel comfortable with, and you achieve mastery yeah? =)

    r y a n o i r: Hope it helped mate! =)

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    andres333: Hehe, thanks so much for all your blog posts mate, I'm working at answering your questions, hopefully they are helping you! =)

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    Med: Ah, just work hard mate, you'll kick my butt in future

    Gloominati: hehe, nicely put! =)

    DANKA: No problems buddy, glad you likely like =)

    Kan Muftić: If you really want them, go to my website and steal steal steal! =)

    ThomasM: No bro, I used an adjustment layer, under the layers drop down menu.

    Alright, enough gas bagging, some work =)

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    yo daz!

    Loving your blog mate; the struggle and success stories always make me feel a little better knowing I'm not going though it all alone.

    When you gonna bring your kids to the sunday sketch session for some gestural training?

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    Damn, some sexy art in here! :o
    Really like your painting style, it's 100% the way I like it
    Didn't have time to read through your whole sketchbook, but art like this http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1268956125 really reminds me of wizard of the coast magic style, any chance you worked for them? Just curious!
    Keep on pushing man!

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    Magicmanyeeeeow!


    that second pic in the latest updates. is that an oil painting? amazing!


    and the jumping naked lady in the kimono ....

    what can i say....




    ahem.

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    WOWOWOWOWOW! what'else!?!! soooooooo good!

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    I wrote this on my last reply "I wanted to ask you permission to add the link of your website and your SB in my signature. Can I?" didn't you read it. Or should I take it as a big NO.
    And Brother, be sure of one thing, your blog has not only helped me, but also has got me out of a great depression, and encouraged me to make a 360 turn in my life; now I'm extremely disciplined and for the first time in my life I actually believe I can make it into Concept Art. As I told you: "your words are not empty, since they're based on experience and its deep examination"
    I'm pretty sure that 10 years ago you were just like me =)

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    I love your rendering.

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