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    Zac's Sketchbook of Just a Tad Bit Strangeness

    Hello Folks,
    Conceptart is a community I've been wanting to engage in for quite some time now, as it's a site filled with a remarkable staple of styles and fine illustrations. Here's some of my sketches and pencil work (I've also got some of my comic art posted in the "It's Finished" section). I'd love to know your thoughts.

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    Fun stuff mate
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    The heavy outlines tend to flatten your figure a bit over hey all fit on the page nicely. Post some more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedininjaman View Post
    Fun stuff mate
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    The heavy outlines tend to flatten your figure a bit over hey all fit on the page nicely. Post some more work.
    Thanks, man. I'll definitely chew on your advice.

    And I appreciate the comment. Feedback and comments are hard to come by on this site, so I'm grateful.

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    Here's another update.

    For those who have stopped by, thanks for your time.

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    And here's another small update:

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    And here's another little update.

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    Welcome to CA!

    I think it might be a good idea to start using reference for your figures and doing some anatomy studies. On your last piece posted, for example, there are some major issues with the proportions of her torso/arms, and doing some anatomy studies and learning some basic guidelines would go a long way in fixing that! The hands are really lacking in form and are very flat, so they feel like an afterthought on the figure. You've got a pair of hands yourself, so use 'em for reference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amarok View Post
    Welcome to CA!

    I think it might be a good idea to start using reference for your figures and doing some anatomy studies. On your last piece posted, for example, there are some major issues with the proportions of her torso/arms, and doing some anatomy studies and learning some basic guidelines would go a long way in fixing that! The hands are really lacking in form and are very flat, so they feel like an afterthought on the figure. You've got a pair of hands yourself, so use 'em for reference!
    Thank you so much for the comment. I'll definitely work on them.

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    Another tiny update. And I do mean tiny.

    NANOBOTS!

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    One more update.

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    Another update. Boy, it's quiet out there.

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    loads of potential here, just use ref more and itll be killer
    and check out Mike Butkus's thread if you havent already, he works in a similar style and is amazing

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    I like your linework and use of blacks, reminds me I need to work on that myself! The cartoon characters you draw are interesting. It would be nice to see more of those for a change, but your comic book women are great! Probably your interesting line style. I agree with the comment "it's quiet out there", haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    loads of potential here, just use ref more and itll be killer
    and check out Mike Butkus's thread if you havent already, he works in a similar style and is amazing
    Thank you so much for the critique. I often struggle with anatomy in many of my drawings. I've got a number of anatomy books that I study but I have difficulty retaining the info. I've been trying to come up with a sort of anatomy bootcamp, a regimen of anatomical studies that will discipline me into shape, but I haven't found any. If anybody has some suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

    Anyway, thank you so much for pointing me to Butkus's thread. I agree with your diagnosis. And I also really appreciate the comment. For a while there, I thought people weren't commenting because they thought my art wasn't worth it.

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    He's Right you have truly good drawing skills, and i think we are all going to have to keep an eye on this SB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visoutre View Post
    I like your linework and use of blacks, reminds me I need to work on that myself! The cartoon characters you draw are interesting. It would be nice to see more of those for a change, but your comic book women are great! Probably your interesting line style. I agree with the comment "it's quiet out there", haha.
    I know! I thought it was just me that noticed that! For a while there, I thought it was my deodorant.

    I appreciate your kind words. I think my cartooning is stronger than my more realistic art but I do love drawing women so. I should work in more of that style.

    By the way, I saw your gallery. As you can see by my gallery, it's pretty monochrome, so I admire your working in color. It adds so many extra dimensions to an art piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike butkus View Post
    He's Right you have truly good drawing skills, and i think we are all going to have to keep an eye on this SB!
    I'm honored. I often feel like my art is of an exceedingly low quality, so your comment means a great deal to me. Thank you.

    Here's some more art pieces:

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    Definatly good stuff,

    It's cartoon characters were you're in your element. Now about that anatomy, don't force it out of you, it's not something you can achive from one day to another. Draw when you're relaxed and look for sources of inspiration. i.e. other ppls sketchbooks might do the trick...

    Otherwise, I like the level of detail in your work, shows you got patience.

    all the best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dac View Post
    Definatly good stuff,

    It's cartoon characters were you're in your element. Now about that anatomy, don't force it out of you, it's not something you can achive from one day to another. Draw when you're relaxed and look for sources of inspiration. i.e. other ppls sketchbooks might do the trick...

    Otherwise, I like the level of detail in your work, shows you got patience.

    all the best,
    Thanks for the critique. With regards to the anatomical studies, I'll keep your words in mind.

    I've always had some proclivities toward cartooning. It's only relatively recently that I've tried to branch out into more realistic works. I've always admired people who can realistic art, or even art that has realistic qualities. Conceptart is full of them and, as such, is a feast for sore eyes.

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    nice work love it

    Every critique helps me to get on step closer towards my dream so feel free to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Rift View Post
    nice work love it
    Thanks Rift, I try my best.

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    Here's an illustration I did, as well a sketch of Bowser, King of the Koopas, ruminating on his greatest fantasy. Of course, Bowser, Peach, and Daisy are properties of Nintendo.

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    Another scrawny update:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dac View Post
    it's not something you can achive from one day to another.
    I don't agree. Any way, nice book. Requesting some colour.

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    I love your composition, and the expressions. It'd be nice if you shaded the people some more, not just the edges near the outlines. I second the color request =) Very nice sketchbook overall!

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    This is very cool. Totally love your Opey comic, btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanRyan View Post
    I don't agree. Any way, nice book. Requesting some colour.
    Thanks! I agree, I need to work in more color. As much as I love black and white art, color adds so many extra dimensions to a piece.

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    I love your composition, and the expressions. It'd be nice if you shaded the people some more, not just the edges near the outlines. I second the color request =) Very nice sketchbook overall!
    Thanks, Andromeo. I'll see about shading more of the interior of the drawings.

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    This is very cool. Totally love your Opey comic, btw
    Wow. Thanks. Opey is a labor of love for me, as well as "Miss Doomsday".

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    And here's another tiny update. Thanks everybody for the helpful comments.

    The character is "Risk" and is a property of MD Smith:http://mdsmithcomics.blogspot.com/

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    And here's another little update.

    She's Betsy Chairshot, a rendition of a character belonging to: http://citizenwolfie.deviantart.com/

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    There is some nice stuff in here, just brewing with potential. Varying themes but with a consistent style.
    Doing some anatomy studies in-between personal stuff is how I learn most, and always trying to check for reference on how stuff works. Maybe try it out some.
    Another suggestion I'd say is studying values and form, grayscale studies help in that regard for example.
    Deffinately looking forward to more stuff, keep it up!

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