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    Temple of the Starving Artist

    Hey guys my name is Jos, I'm 17, I'm new to the site and I'd thought I would post some of my artwork. Most of it is from my DA which is Xiphyc. Hopefully I will get better as I update this page more and more. Thank you.

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    I've been wanting to experiment more lately. I've picked up a Pentel brush pen when I went to Japan so I have been using that a lot lately.


    Some of it is older and crappy ( I put the old stuff towards the end strangely enough) though some is newer and still crappy but not as bad.

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    Based off a pose site

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    Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook I like your sketches and the perspective in the drawing of the graffiti artist is really interesting so keep on drawing you clearly have potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuroro View Post
    Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook I like your sketches and the perspective in the drawing of the graffiti artist is really interesting so keep on drawing you clearly have potential
    No problem. Thanks for being the first person to comment. Haha thanks I liked that drawing too. I need to definitely work on my coloring.

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    Quick painting in photoshop, just messing around

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    More stuff, mainly drawn from photographs and pose sites. I'm trying to get away from using pencil too much so most of my sketches are now in microns and brush pen. :o They're not the best but I'm definitely getting more comfortable with the mediums.

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    hey dude, I'm new here too. I really dig your sketches and I recognize a few youtubers you drew haha.
    How are you liking the brush pen? I'm thinking of getting one and even more so now after seeing your sketches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAXA View Post
    hey dude, I'm new here too. I really dig your sketches and I recognize a few youtubers you drew haha.
    How are you liking the brush pen? I'm thinking of getting one and even more so now after seeing your sketches.
    I really love the pens. I've been drawing non stop with the brush pen and the ink cartridge hasn't run out yet so those last a while. Also I've been just inking on normal computer paper, it doesn't bleed through the back and looks pretty good. I bet if I used higher quality paper the lines would look a tiny bit better but it doesn't matter much. You should get one. Thanks again for your comment, it means a lot.

    Here's another picture that took me forever. Done with micron and brush and then scanned in for color. This wasn't really from reference, just the pose for the cop from pose maniacs and I looked at pictures of balloon tanks/guns.

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    Hey LostTemple,
    super nice studies! What is micron(s)?
    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostTemple View Post
    I really love the pens. I've been drawing non stop with the brush pen and the ink cartridge hasn't run out yet so those last a while. Also I've been just inking on normal computer paper, it doesn't bleed through the back and looks pretty good. I bet if I used higher quality paper the lines would look a tiny bit better but it doesn't matter much. You should get one. Thanks again for your comment, it means a lot.
    sweet man. Totally going to pick up one when I can. Keep drawing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liinqwuest View Post
    Hey LostTemple,
    super nice studies! What is micron(s)?
    Keep it up!
    Microns are Sakura Pigma Microns. Sakura is this company that makes different art supplies and one of the things they make are art pens. Microns are thin point pens but are not ball point. They're good for line work and pen sketching. http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-Archival

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    sweet man. Totally going to pick up one when I can. Keep drawing!
    Thanks! If you have a sketchbook I'll be sure to look at it soon.

    Here's another drawing I just did out of my imagination:

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    Thanks! I recognize the pencils on their webpage, dont know if I tried them out, gonna visit my art supplier soon! keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liinqwuest View Post
    Thanks! I recognize the pencils on their webpage, dont know if I tried them out, gonna visit my art supplier soon! keep it up!
    No problem. I will!

    Here are some crappy doodles, but I felt the need to post something.

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    Here's some cruddy doodles I did a couple days ago as a warm up and then a digital piece I finished last night. I really need to post more. >.<

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    Some figure drawing I did real quick. My lines are pretty crappy and the proportions are off. Oh well.

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    Hey man i love your gallery! Like this traditional style, keep going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTempler View Post
    Hey man i love your gallery! Like this traditional style, keep going!
    Thank you so much it means a lot mate!

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    Well the first one is some weird brush pen and highlighter sketches I did out of my head. They're not very good but I felt the need to post it, I'm not sure why.

    The next is a brush pen sketch I did from a photo, no pencil first. Then I scanned it into Photoshop and I did a quick study of the colors in the original photo. I kind of guessed so they're not the best colors but it I just did that pretty quickly.

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    LostTemple,

    I dig the heavy blacks you have going on in a number of your drawings. Do you ever draw in public places? The last image in post #7 looks like it could be one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by angieb. View Post
    LostTemple,

    I dig the heavy blacks you have going on in a number of your drawings. Do you ever draw in public places? The last image in post #7 looks like it could be one...
    Yeah but I haven't done it too much this summer, I'm waiting for school to start. The ones I did last year are kinda bad so I'm not going to post them haha. The last image in #7 was 4 different images of backpackers I just thought looked like they belonged in the same sort of scene. The person in the front though messes up the perspective on that one.

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    Testing the viability of crayons to color a brush pen sketch. This is Jesse Lacey from Brand New.

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    The last drawing of post #19 looks great I'd suggest doing some studies of the anatomy of the head and its planes too, maybe it's simply because you're sketching quickly but sometimes the placement of the features seems a bit off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuroro View Post
    The last drawing of post #19 looks great I'd suggest doing some studies of the anatomy of the head and its planes too, maybe it's simply because you're sketching quickly but sometimes the placement of the features seems a bit off
    Yeah I do realize when the anatomy is a bit off. I don't really mess around with cleaning up my sketches or changing stuff before I color or upload it. In a couple weeks I'm going to start doing loads of studies and do more cleaner and put together work. Thanks for your reply to the thread it means a lot!

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    First day of senior year, did some drawings. All of them were out of my head except the one of my teacher, I did that from life. She kept talking about how her 8th grader thought she knew everything. Done with a brushpen like usual.

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    A crappy school sketch I did in Latin. I've slowed down since school started so I really need to draw more.

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    Sketches from school today, and one from last week while eating a sandwhich.

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    Wow dude, can see you're working hard. I really like the face in the top left on the last page,, very nice. Keep up the improvement. I can tell I'm gonna enjoy your future sketches

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    Quote Originally Posted by opanic View Post
    Wow dude, can see you're working hard. I really like the face in the top left on the last page,, very nice. Keep up the improvement. I can tell I'm gonna enjoy your future sketches
    Thanks it means a lot! I hope I don't disappoint.

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    I'm not sure what this is... I started it with colored pencil for a sketch, then pen, and then I scanned it. At that point it got weird. No reference, just out of my head.

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