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    Some recent doodles from the sketchbook.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Another one for the Netflix Shipping Facility. It just occurred to me that I don't know how many more Netflix envelopes I'll be able to draw on since they're changing their service to Qwikster (which, incidentally, is a dumb name.) and I probably won't get DVDs anymore after that.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Stupid. =P

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Bowling Trophy I found in the office. Trying to get back into drawing after a dry spell is always a drag.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    nice line on your sketches, I like the portraits best.

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    Another Netflix Envelope Cartoon. (And fortunately Netflix is no longer going to split into Netflix and Qwikster.)

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Some stuff.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    My latest comic:


    "Saving Planet Zor'rok"

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    A quick rough sketch of a new idea I have for a comic...

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Farmer #1

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Another one for Netflix

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Pepsi!

    Sill life drawing.
    Total time: Roughly 4-5 hours.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    In an attempt to come up with some ship designs, I cut out some crude basic shapes from paper and assembled them into different top-down silhouettes. Felt like a homeschool project, heh. It was fun.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Some sketches

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    HI matey

    Just looked you up to say "Happy new Year!!"

    Some good pencil work going on in here of late matey, keep posting and I'll carry on being a happy bunny, I love your cartoons mate, they never fail to raise a smile! good one.

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    Very cool studies bro!Keep at it!

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    haha, i love the netflix doodles
    and the studies are looking good, keep it up!

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    You have some cool stuff here, I love your comics

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    Hey man,

    Thanks for stopping by my SB. It seems like lately you are doing more studies which is great as it will help you work on your fundamentals. One thing that you could try working on more is to do more studies specifically focusing on figure ground relationships. IE: People in spaces. Too often comic book guys (myself included) get caught drawing characters floating in "white space" which teaches us nothing. Try drawing your people in perspective in relation to their environment and you will find it very useful. Andrew loomis has many helpful exercises on this subject in his book " Creative illustration".

    Other than that, Lookin Good!.

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    Thanks everyone!

    @Wheeljack I completely agree. I'm planning on doing another comic that will be more character w/ environment oriented so I'm hoping to get a lot of that specific type of exercise in there. Thanks for the advice, I think you nailed where my next steps should be.


    Unrelated: Here are some more from my travel sketchbook.

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    Another Netflix drawing. Gandalf the White Collar.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Entry from the "Kill the Character" thread.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Thinking about doing it with an environment...

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    The final versions.

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    Hey Manly, stuff is looking good keep pushing those drawings. More still lifes! Are you from Washington DC or Washington State? if so state, what city?

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    Stuff is looking good! You've got a ways to go technically, but everyone can always get better. I see a lot of improvement, though. I think the thing that sticks out here to me is your sense of humor. I laughed so much paging through your work. Keep it up with the comics!

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    Heh, thanks guys.

    @blindshot Can you expand on the "ways to go technically"? Not that I disagree but I'd like more insight.
    @Diarum Moses Lake, WA

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    cool, that is only 200 miles from me lol is that a farming place, I looked on google map and there are a lot of round green patches if not farms, what are they? Also he means your technical ability for drawing, like your understanding of form, anatomy and other stuff.

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