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    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09

    CHECK THE END OF THE THREAD FOR RECENT STUFF!

    Long time no see my fellow Concept Art-ers! It's been a mighty long while since I've posted anything on this beloved site due to lack of internet and scanning capabilities but alas, here I am! I've returned! I've started a completely new thread because my old website/server is going to be shutting down and eventually all of those files will be lost to the net for good. You can still access my old sketchbook for quite some time at least. I'm just going to start storing these new files on a new area of the server. So rather than change all the addresses and everything... we'll just let those posts fall into the depths of oblivion. Plus I think it's about time for a fresh start, my drawings are finally starting to move in new directions a bit so maybe it's time anyhow for a new thread. Eh, if you're new to my SB than you'll come to quickly discover just how much of a rambler I am. I apologize in advance!

    Lots of exciting new things going on in life these days but I'll spare the update for another post down the road when I have a bit more time on my hands. 'Till then I'll just let the art speak for itself. I've slacked pretty hard this summer and have allowed a lot of stuff distract me but I'm getting back on the horse just in time for the semester to start. One problem I've run into is this new sketchbook I've bought and been using. I like it but it's 11 X 17 and I can't scan it all. That's why quite a few of these will seem cut off or digi-photoed. The camera sucks at taking pics of the drawings, especially the pencil ones. So if anyone has any sort of advice on the matter than hook me up. On with the update... if any of this crap needs explanation than just ask away. Take 'er easy. God bless.

    Ry

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    good stuff... i really like the bigfoot dude. dragon is cool too. you should post it in the dragon thread if you havent already.

    that first monkey looks a little too smart for his own good though......."get your paws off me.........." (you know the rest)
    where's charlton heston when you need him?

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    great update man. Really dig that dude's jacket, the guy that's gettin rejected. I can relate to that too.

    Look forward to more frequent updates!

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    This stuff's awesome. How much is straight from your head? I dig the Ralph Steadman like dirty inking style. My only criticism is every hand is either hidden or unfinished.

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    nice book. Your rendering is great, I especially like the second one with the halo kid. Got a great vibe. Constructive crit would be to tighten up your faces a bit... some of them feel a little over-worked... though others are great. Skull guy in the last pic is awsome as well. I'll be watching.

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    Hi

    I like the renderings and designs I think it's not very easy to work with ink but you did a very good job!

    Keep posting!

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    holy cow!~! great stuff man.. i like the animal looking characters the most.. you seem to have a real nack for the hair and stuff.. nice renders.. good sense of value.. i hope to see tons more!!
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

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    Wb man! Happy new sb.

    I friggin love the all the inky goodness. It's dirty, but a very clean sort of dirty. The monk guy w/ the halo is just about perfect linework-wise. Awesome.

    Stick around, it's great to have you back.

    -Craig

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    Hey, we've got a healthy bit of replies here! Thanks for the support!

    Melvin: Thanks for the comments, bro. I'm sorry you're a bit distressed about the monkey. We all have our quirks, I suppose. Beware. He's whispering things into my ear about bunnies and meat grinders. It's late. Forgive me. I'm so tired.

    Hito: Stop playin' like you're not the freakin' ladies man. 8)

    armando: Thanks for the post, man. Everything in that first post is random crap from my disillusioned head besides the first monkey pic which I used ref for. But I pretty much diverted a bit from the original image. And you're right when you speak of hands. I hate them. I need to do some studies. Thanks for the challenge. I owe it to myself. I'm just to lazy to sit and do it. I will tho, I promise! Thanks again!

    Ferg: I agree. I tend to overwork most of what I draw. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I've been working on faces more and more. I loved drawing them for some reason. My anatomy and drawing overall feels fairly stiff so I want to address those issues as well. Thanks for the post though! I appreciate the compliments! I'm glad you like what you see!

    GunTrouver: Thanks, man. I'm trying.

    vigostar: Gracias. Sometimes I overdue the value and stuff but I like to get lost in rendering a subject. And with that comes the risk of rendering it to death. I'm going to start trying to speed render, like throw the values down and see where that gets me. Stay tuned!

    Craig: You can just shut up! You're thread rocks me so hard, bro. You've grown leaps and bounds, dude. I can't believe you're even posting in here. Ha! YOU KEEP IT UP! Got it?! Hopefully I can devote the sort of time to my art that you do. I'm too sleepy right now tho.

    Alright, I did some drawing today but I'm to lazy to scan it all so here's a little page of doodles I scanned in yesterday. Everything from my head except the girl in the lower right which I drew from life. I did capture a bit of her likeness I think. She liked it alright. Sorry that all I have are more crappy pen doodles. Hopefully we'll have better stuffz later. Thanks for lookin' guys. God bless.

    Ryan

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    Hey man things are looking up, I can see
    a whole lot of improvment since the last thread
    ill give ya a more in deep coment later, Im too bussy
    right now, but I wanted the subscription

    Keep it up, its good to have you back!!!

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    Good start here, just keep the ball rollin'!

    ps- love your avatar

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    nice work man, your rendering style is really loose and cool, nice nice. your faces in that guy look familiar, is it the same character?

    p.s get some sleep heheheheh

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    Very nice renderings - and all with pen, eh? Do you do any sort of construction lines first, or just have a ball? I would like to see some action poses...pretty please? I think they'd be rockin' with that style of inking.

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    Hey everyone, thanks for the comments once again. It's very much appreciated. I'll go ahead and issue out the responses...

    Max: Thanks, bro. It's good to be back in rotation. I'll be lookin' forward to your critz and comments. Always educational, my man. You keep yours up too! It's lookin' freakin' amazing these days.

    Mr. Blonde: Thanks. And I'm glad I could brighten your day with a little Bob Ross. He's like the God of Painting. Mad props. lol

    Rod: Thanks, dude. Did you give me a compliment in there? Ususally you're pretty critical! Ha! Just kidding around, bro. I'm growing a bit, I think. And no, it's not a character... I'm just used to drawing the same guy over and over. lol I need to work on variation. It's just what happens to me after doing to many studies. Always some sort of negative in there. I'll work on that. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're lookin' great as well!

    Teigrob: Great to have you stop in! I'm glad you've enjoyed lookin' around. Not all of those are pen but most are ballpoint. I love to build my renders and it takes some time. The ballpoints do quite well for that sort of thing. And I guess I sort of do construction lines but their usually just formed by my playing around with shapes and stuff sort of developing. I'm trying to loosen up more and do that sort of thing more because it comes so less natural to me. Slowly I think I'm gettin' better tho. We'll see. And yea, I need more action type stuff. My work is so stiff it hurts to look at it. Any ideas on how to loosen up? I am working on it. It's a struggle. I always seem to tighten up and then over work things to death. I suck. All in time.

    Ok, here's to another update of doodles. That's all I've really been doing lately. Nothing to great. Hope it will sufice as a CA offering. I've been trying to do little figures to try and get myself to loosen up and draw the full figure. I seldom do. We've got a hand or two in there as well.

    Doodles I was talkin' bout.. random crap with the ballpoint...
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    Sketches all from resources found in some of my pics (My friend Chris and Don and my girlfriend, Sarah) and the naked chic was from the net. I was trying to just to outline the face in a planar sort of way, I guess. Like trying to find the shadows and the lines of those places just in line... I dunno. It's late. Someone explain this for me. lol These are pretty quick and rough.
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    Some of those figure doodles... I suck at these... their so stiff... I hate me.
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    A page I'm currently working on. Thought it might give an indication as to how I work. I'm looking to actually slam this page with graphite and finish it completely. There are some errors (the guys eyes for example) that I'll need to fix. But this process ususally takes some time for me, like rendering it all out. I like to just sit and watch movies and casually build the values. This is only a portion of the page because my sketchbook is too big. More on that later...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09

    And now for my scanner complaint. Here are a couple pages to give ya'll an idea of how much you're missing out on when I scan stuff in. But as you can see the digi pics blow. But the sketchbook is 11X17 and the scanner is pretty much the standard size. So we loose a bit. But here's a few snaps of what some of this stuff looks like in real life, I guess.
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
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    That's it for me. Hopefully we'll have more digital oriented stuff. My Wacom is gathering serious dust. I'm also thinking about some ideas for children's book type stuff so we'll see if I ever get around to workin' that sort of stuff out. Have a good one! Thanks for lookin'. God bless.

    ~Ryan

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    hey, dude... nice update... I have been wanting to try out that style that has just a splash of colors... as you know im a big fan of the mighty pen..! anyways.. roller pen is quite difficult to work with.. i have tried and failed miserabley but, with hard work and dedication im sure it would happen for you.. keep up the nice work..
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