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    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    I met a few of you fine folks at the workshop in San Fran, and was floored by the talent that this community draws from. A few of you saw a handful of these drawings there, but it was not until the workshop that that I gained confidence in a possible application, or at least a community to show this work to, and since that time I have created a great deal more it. I admire so many of you that I hope these sketches can give back an ounce of inspiration for the gallons that I've hoarded from here. I recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and spent a few summers at the florence academy of art studying classical realism. I plan to continue working freelance as I move to new york this summer, and will study with Assel, Desidaro, Wade Shuman, and others at the New York Academy. This thread is to remind and encourage me to continue with the weird, the strange, and the subconscious mumors, that live somewhere in the back of the brain. It also makes me temble to post work among so many people who's work keep me paniced at my drawing table.

    As for influences it would take all day, but I owe a good bit of my life to, The ninja turtles.. mich,raph,leo, and don... durer, van eyck, bruegel, ingres, johanne liss, paul cadums... jeff markowsky, dainel graves, glenn vilppu, jacob collins... The clayton brothers, gary taxili, sterling hundley, r crumb... Kevin Lewellyn, Andrew Jones, Wes Burt, J.P. Targete, Jason Manley, Justin Sweet, Jon Foster, Dan Miligan, Marko, Insane Visions, Coro, James Kei and really the whole massive black crew and conceptart.org crowd for nurturing this thing which both makes me want to quit, and drives me harder... and also the only person I actually know on these boards, my archnemisis and best friend in a lot of ways, rambhat---and last for now, the reason I am probably still doing what I'm doing and haven't surrendered to look for a graphic design job, and who's work ocassionaly makes me cry and I can't explain it... James Jean.

    most of those people have no idea who I am... sorry to name drop. heh.

    now to the work damn it. starting with traditional stuff, I have a bunch of these from florence. these are the nicer ones:
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    now to the strange ...the basic process is a drawing made over an abstract design that I lay down first with tria refills (thanks coro) and then perhaps ink or acrylic, or whatever I can find so I'm not repeating myself, and then that same spirit of experimentation in photoshop...

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**
    used ref for 2 of the heads. 95% of these are imaginative or drawn from life and then skewed. Though occassionally I get excited about pictures in magazines.
    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**
    an oldie. the girl who posed taught me 90% of what I know about color and is unnaturally talented. She put up with me for a very long time, though I am basically a socially autistic sketchbook junkie.
    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**


    some more stuff to come soon. need to transfer files onto this computer. Alot of these are from my site, you can see some more there and also some of the more commercial nonsense that I've done. Comments, critques questions all appreciated. Please send help. I love all of you.

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    woot! honored to comment first (if no one else comment NOW)
    totally love these drawings/paintings.. especially the abstract/weird ones
    slightly reminds me a bit of the book 'the anotated alice' dont know why..
    great job
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    Beautiful work.. welcome to CA... I look foward in seeing moreof your work and having you hopefully participate in some of the activities...
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

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    Thanks for the comments guys, here's a few more laying around the harddrive... More coming when I get that scanner humming again.

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    this was an interior of a cd booklet

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    nice!!! I love these! Those cast drawings rock....
    do you prefer the lines? Otherwise, why not get a real sketchbook... or some blank pieces of paper.
    Regardless... keep posting!
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    really great work.... get that scanner working!
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

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    If only I was as good as you Nic, I wouldn't be as suicidal in the mornings.
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    excellent drawings..i especially like your first two nudes, the cast drawings..and the gir on the notebook paper.l..she is cute..hehe..think you are doing great..and i agree with you ..im glad i found this site..full of talented people..
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    This is all just fnatastic... like whoa.

    No critiques here, your work is right on and it really shows your own personal style and direction with these, they all kick ass. I hate lined paper, and with these you've made me like what you've done, so awesome job.

    Going to subscribe to this here thread and keep up with it, welcome to the CA, man.

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    Glikster- heh, the lines don't bother me, just a concept sketchbook that I kept going for a while. Occassionally I used them as horizontal plumb lines but basically I ignored them. it's one of many sketchbooks that I keep going because I'm scatterbrained like that. thanks for your comments!

    vigo- will do sir. Gone to charlotte for a comic conference this weekend. back at it soon.

    jens-I checked out your sketchbook... really standout characters/expressions. I'm keeping an eye on your thread as well. Thanks for your comments.. as for the media used on that one I couldn't find the original scan to show you what I did, but I found another drawing with a similar processs, check it out below.

    rambhat- if you die I will be the last remaining member of our secret society and recieve the seventh key, and you know exactly what will happen then. Don't be foolish. Start a thread and return to making me hate myself.

    allego- thank you sir

    Ian- I'm honored that there are people who care about this stuff. The lined paper was an older sketchbook.. not much left worth showing from that one, I might squeeze a few more before it's officially retired.


    thanks all! More to come after the conference... I posted some comic covers in the finished section: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=46672

    Drawings from the back of my brain **August 9th**
    the drawing is colored pencil over tria... the texture is a brush I made in photoshop, with some overlays and some blend mode manipulations. Hope that explains it a little better.
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    These are nice bro, I'm glad to have meet you at the workshop.
    Keep it up man, you have a lot of creative energy.

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    Very nice. The only critique I have is post more!
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    /agrees with rest of viewers.
    i like 'em all, but i'd rather see drawings on white paper instead of lined.
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