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!
Last edited by purb36; July 2nd, 2014 at 09:34 PM.
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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...
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
"postcard" i made for my students
graduation pic for my 5/6 year-old girl students...one of my most recent drawings
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...
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. )
Last edited by purb36; March 30th, 2005 at 11:25 AM.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
got a wacom today from amazon.jp...just screwing around. the Shiiba pic is of my boss, who is moving tomorrow to another section of the all-encompassing town hall that i work for. she's been really awesome to me so i drew a little picture for her to show her my appreciation. i hope she is happy in her new job...i'm gonna miss her.
thx for stopping by; ill do a proper update soon. jya nee...
hey yall, its been a bit. this week's been kinda hectic in terms of work, and my fam is coming to visit so im trying to prepare their travel stuff for when they get here. most of my drawing has been for working on my book; finished inking another page today so now to start on some more pages. anyway, just filling in the s-book, so heres some old and crappier, and some new bridgman. peace from the far east.
another day, another post. some life drawing, studies, random stuff. i am getting better at inking and drawing pictures that actually look like who theyre supposed to. yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! so enjoy; and c&c to your heart's content. peace hate to be ya.
the owner of the restaurant we went to tonight...it was his birthday and he requested that he be drawn, so i drew him and let him have it
hey yall, there hasnt been a lot of anything going on in this thread for a bit, but i decided not to post cause i felt i was going about it kinda wrong. and i was just being stupid, not really using the advice i was getting. so now with renewed passion, im starting to work environments cause i would rather draw people. anyway, heres some recent stuff, some people, some still lifes, random stuff. c&c, holla at'cha boy.
be sure to check out my thunderdome with Sajad126 (see "The Playoffs" below; Game 1 - May 12).
so, here's my entries i made for "The Playoffs" thunderdome with sajad126, Round 1. topic was "a swamp. with alligators." as given by runtosaurus; thx for the topic dude. alligators are so fun to draw...seriously peoples, start drawing gators!!! oops...i uh, messed up.
forgot some other pics i drew for my students. 3 pictures, 3 classes. ill probably try to color them in, markers and stuff. we'll see how that goes. peace outside.
Last edited by purb36; May 11th, 2005 at 12:24 PM.
Alot of fun stuff there. My favorite is the oni running away from the elementary school kids. It is kind of cool seeing japan from your perspective. I like manga quite a bit, but I have never been to japan. I can read a bit though. Great stuff. Hontou ni zyoozu desu nee .
Some of those anatomystudies are really nice! You are pretty good at drawing arms i noticed I like those alligators 2!
One more thing i noticed is you seem to draw very small most of the time. Isnt that making it difficult for yourself? It would for me
hey yall, back from tokyotown! sister made me take her to tokyo this past weekend to see some sumou wrestling; it was ok, but not worth the amount it costed. but i got some art out of it so its all good.
ended the first round of thunderdome with sajad. check out the playoffs for upcoming action; lets get it started!!!
Masayasu - arigatou! anata no huu mo suki desu. zyoozu desu yo.
Fellah - thx for the love man. yeah, i guess i really like doing arms. but, its more cause i feel i havent quite got them right yet that i do them so much. i really like drawing hands too. and yes, gators are madd fun. frogs too; you should try sometime. about the drawing sizes and stuff, it may seem like i always draw small, but its cause i resize my pictures to the same size, so some of them are really small and some are really big. like, the oni picture and the last 3 pics for my kids were all like, 11x17, but i mostly use 8x11 paper. i dont really have access to a scanner anymore so im using my digicam on close-up mode to capture everything, then cropping and resizing in photoshop. its not bad; most of my stuff is sketches anyway so at this point im not really doing much big. plus, even if i did, theres no room for it in my tiny matchbox-of-a-house anyway.
but thanks yall for replying in my book. its been so long since ive talked to anyone; felt like i was talking to myself. not that i dont do that in real...i mean...what?...here's some art.