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    It came from Japan...Back and back to basics! (7.2.14)

    hey all, and welcome! i have removed all content from this first post as it's no longer hosted where it was and it's just taking up space. my progress over the last 9 years is chronicled here (with the exception of a year and a half where i was absent from the .org); please feel free to take a look. cheers!
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    Your pics are great ...

    i like the last one ... all the faces have character!

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    The last one I love. I agree with the above the faces have alot of character. I also see that you live in japan. where, cause I live here to. In Shinagawa. maybe we could meet up. PEACE!!!!

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    ropa - thx man. its actually a picture of some of my students at one of the nursery schools i teach at. i had them each do short poses for me during free-play tme. im really happy with how it turned out, though i feel the first two kids got the short end of the stick...dont think it looked much like them, guess i had to warm up first or something.
    strife25 - konnichiwa! nice to meet you. haha man, wish it would be possible to meet up, but you live a close 4 hours away by shinkansen, 11 by bus...i live in a small town called yakage...very much a farm town in the southwestern part of japan, okayama-ken. work (sensei-ing) is keeping me very busy, and i really dont get vacation time like a normal job. maybe something could work out in the future, but for now im really far from tokyo. we will see man, we will see. anyway, nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by here and i hope to see you around again.

    most of these are relatively new (since Christmas at least. i think.) pictures ive drawn and/or colored. ive actually been growing by leaps and bounds over the last couple months. got bridgaman recently, and i bought Batman: Hush, really great art Jim Lee and Scott Williams, story by Jeph Loeb. great to see more of Jim's work, havent bought it in a long time. anyway, im getting long-winded and i should sleep soon, so...

    It came from Japan...Back and back to basics! (7.2.14)
    from the "coloring book" thread...lines by Slam, colors by me on painter 9. first time using.

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    friends i stayed with in tokyo...can't beat mickee-d's

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    tekkaman blade...favorite anime; check it out sometime

    It came from Japan...Back and back to basics! (7.2.14)
    "postcard" i made for my students

    It came from Japan...Back and back to basics! (7.2.14)
    graduation pic for my 5/6 year-old girl students...one of my most recent drawings

    It came from Japan...Back and back to basics! (7.2.14)
    grad pic for the boys

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    quick marker sketch for some of my students...seeing a pattern yet?

    all for now, tune in next time. as always, sayoonara...

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    went to the city today, bought some more Rapidoliner pens...good stuff. more updates...random sketches. enjoy!

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    thats all for now folks! catch you on the flip side.

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    some older stuff, life drawing (last september, october, november...around then). they have a lot of problems, i know, and they also mostly have no faces. i used to not draw them cause i wasnt good at making them look like the person, but i feel like im at a point now where i can do that more consistently. anyway, heres the stuff. thx for stopping by.

    ps. really sorry about the quality...im gonna try to get into the office this weekend and scan all my stuff. its really hard to find time cause i have to take my computer there in order to scan it all on here. oh well, such is life...


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    my boss

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    my boss's boss

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    the teachers who came before me

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    daughter of a friend of a friend...she was pregnant at the time

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    one of the chinese nurses who works in my town, on the phone, as always.

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    student 1 of 5

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    http://ib1.campusnetwork.com/lun1/ex...1120255ea7.jpg
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    hey yall!

    so i finally get to post some quality stuff (instead of the usual digitally photo'd stuff)...spent most of my saturday at the office trying to scan all of my stuff in. 2 hours spent trying to connect my computer to the scanner (because, of course, all the instructions are in japanese and i couldnt connect to the internet in the office, and...all sorts of stuff...long-->short story: a guy eventually had to come in and set it up for me), 2 hours scanning the stuff. well, it was well worth it, and ill spend the next couple of posts (meaning a lot of them) putting up the stuff from my sketchbooks and stuff. ill try to label it with a time frame as best i can so you can see a progression. i know i didnt say it before, but as always, c&c welcome. especially c&c music factory (if you have any )! hope yall enjoy, come back soon.

    (some thumbs from a book im working on for my students, random pages, and some pictures of my friends, the 2 chinese nurses, who have finished their time here and are going back home to china on next tuesday. sadness. )

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    Hey man,

    wow so much stuff gathered here.
    Nice, nice.

    The last update is great.
    I've seen u did some anatomies and gestures, BUT, do some more. its always good to increase your skills to a higher level and learn new stuff. try doin some anvironemnts, try something u didnt try it, try a new technique.
    Keep it up yo, keep it cool,

    ohh, and by the way, can u plz edit your images in photoshop, imean lower the size and crop ur images , theres like one drawing in a huge page.

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    Hey I thought I'd just stop by to say I enjoyed your stuff. I wanna go to crazy Japan! And like Heroic said you should really crop/resize (and rotate those few) to fit better so it's not wasting size. Keep em coming!

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    you are better than me. i hate drawing.

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    hey yall, what up? its been a while.

    Heroic - thx for stopping by here dude. yeah, this is actually going slow; i've actually only been doing "finished" drawings recently...most of the time its just sketches. so i dont really (at the moment at least, though i need to start) do "studies", per se, but as all of my stuff is just sketches its a lot like studies. but it would pay to focus more on particular parts. also, ive scanned all my work (up to the point of scanning...bout 2 weeks ago) so im in the process of putting it all up; its a lot to put up. so youll see some studies, youll see some sketches, youll see the good stuff. its coming. as for environments...yeah, i need to work on those. ill try to start working those when i draw, and into my drawings. im actually doing more backgrounds and stuff cause i want my characters in my book not to just be floating somewhere in space. but for like, real environments and buildings and stuff, i just gotta do it. thx for pushing dude...if it was just me i probably wouldnt do it. thats why i like this place!!!

    runtosaurus - definitely come to crAzY jAPaN sometime dude! seriously, i recommend it to anyone and everyone. its a very good experience, lovely country...very unique. and great food! ah...im in love.
    yeah...definitely come.

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    this past week has been...well, um...yeah. its been a while. superbusy. my best friend here left yesterday (she had finished her job in this town so she went back home to China ) so before that it was all bye-bye parties and such...i think we had like, 3 or something for them. and besides that, trying to get ready for the end of the school year (we get 3 days off and then we start up again with the next school year!!! ) plus getting more of my book done. starting to study japanese seriously cause i want to take the official proficiency test at the end of the year, either level 2 or 3 (level 1 being the hardest; even japanese people fail level 1) so thats also taking up my time. i should sleep more too, methinks. starting now. see yall around; thx for visiting.

    ps. hope the sizes are good now.

    (random pages and some bridgman)
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    Haha that penguin and little bird made me smile, the expression is pretty funny on that penguin! And Samus woo!! The Bridgman stuff is good too, you have some nice feeling and gesture to them. But hey those dates are old, post some newer stuff too!

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    Sup!!!!!! Nice new stuff, and excellent studies. Do pages and pages of those and keep up doing things from life. Nice improvement!!!!!

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