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    Dude, sb81.gif is freaking awesome!!

    Real nice sense of volume, and grasp of form... maybe some tones could go darker and other lighter, or maybe it just needs a little brightness/contrast adjustment, but seriously, this is sweet. The ear may be just a bit low, but it looks good in size and looks nicely drawn.

    How did the BFA thing go?

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    Im really tired but I had to comment on this,
    shit that portrait looks awesome! keep it up Ryan!!

    P. S. dude! share the knowlege, do tell your thoughts about how to
    handle lights and dark, this last portraits show a lot of improvement!
    man I would love to study at your school!!!

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    ZebzFree's Sketchbook 2: I'm Sorry, I Ain't Dead Yet! *Nov 22*

    Wow, I feel like the ghost from Christmas past! Almost a month! I'd better hit up the replies first.

    Hurri: I'm still jealous, dude. Stop rubbing it in.

    Neonocker, Masterpug: Dudes, I got in! Thanks for the support tho!

    Qxzi: Thanks a lot! I like to think that at times I'm moving forward. Haven't felt much of that lately but maybe after I get a nice break. I'm ready for it. This semester is starting to wear on me.

    Flaskpost: No prob, bro. Glad you liked the portraits.

    The Fat Kid: You must think I'm dead by now, bro. Ridiculous for me to wait it out this long but I'll explain a bit. Not that my excuses are worthy or anything... but... I'm posting... that's gotta say something! lol Thanks for the encouragment. Hopefully I'll still have something to make you proud of me for.

    armando: Here's the stuff I ain't proud of. Thanks for the comments.

    joeslucher: Me too. I'll try to really get a good life drawing in. I've been sort of half assing myself the past few weeks. Burn out. Eh. Thanks for stoppin' by, tho. I really appreciate the comments and I'm glad you liked the stuff!

    codakromek: Man, I felt like such a fan boy when you posted. lol I always love browsing your thread. Thanks a whole bunch for postin' comments and helps. I actually tried your technique you mentioned but I didn't really flesh it out. I just wanted to see how the thing worked with the pencils over it. You'll see it below. You really have to get a lot of marker on the back of that page, huh? I kinda wanna try different colors and such as well. You'll get some experimentation from me on that stuff in the future, I promise. I just have no knowledge of color. I'm just now starting to grasp vale and tones and schtuff. It's ridiculous. I'm glad you enjoyed your flip thru tho. I hope you'll come back!! Thanks again! You rock my ballz off!

    bumskee: Sorry. I'm back. Thanks for the propz. You keep pushing and I'll keep trying. Your thread is looking amazing as ususal. Do you think you could take a year or so off so I can catch up?

    shyamshiriam: Thanks! It's so cool to have people you look up to posting on your thread.

    bRØk3n_sPiRiT: Thanks my sketch group, comrad. It's not good for me to post these crappy doodles after such nice drawings above... lol My stars are going down... lol I'll explain more below...

    maxetormer: Hey! Long time no post in my freakin' thread, Max! The travelin' Mexican! I hope I can meet up with you at the next workshop. Those sketchbooks you kept on your adventures we're magnificent, man. I loved the inked enviroz the best. You're comin' into your own, for sure! Remember us when you're makin' the big bucks!! I'll post later on some of the things I learned on valuez and stuff. Pretty much it's all about the highlight, halftone, core shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow. If you can master thes areas you can really create a realistic sort of drawing. Does that make sense? I can explain more... I figured you'd prolly already studied this stuff anyhow.

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    Ok... so it's been close to a month since my last update and I have so very little to show for it. I told you guys how I had started to get burned out on with my academic stuff kicking my tail. So after I prepped the portfolio for the BFA thing (and like I said earlier, I got in! WooHoo!) everything started slipping downhill. I was just tired and winter depression started creeping in as well, some of you know how that is. Plus this semester is just starting to really wear on me. I'm doing that thing where I start getting bored with my drawings in class and start doodeling all over them. lol Teachers don't appreciate that, mind you. I just want to start drawing fun things again. I've been so focused on studies and such. I want to start applying. The thing was that I just didn't really make the time to continually work... so I've been slacking hard. I'm starting to get back into form tho. I'm hoping winter break will really help. I'm excited to start creating art that I want to. I mean, one more semester of college and I graduate. It's time to get on the ball. I'm taking a computer animation class next semester as well so I'm quite excited about that. I've never done anything in that realm so it'll be neat. Anyways...

    So this is a dump of just a mess of doodles I've done in my sketchbooks over the course of the month. I drew so very little. I have some academic stuff I could shoot photos of and post but I'll leave that for another post. This'll do for now. I'm also working on a couple other pieces for Christmas presents for people. I'll post those later as well. My skeleton from anatomy class is about finished too! I'll have to shoot a photo of the lifesize drawing when it's finished. Then I'm burning that freakin' anatomy drawing... lol All bloody semester...eh.... I've learned alot tho. Especially lately. Prolly won't show in my doodles tho. Anyways... on with the crap...

    I've got loads of pages of these studies/gestures of anatomy crap in my anatomy sketchbook for class but I won't bother you with any more. Just to give you an idea of the junk I'm doing to learn a bit here and there...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    More anatomy class stuff...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    Anatomy class stuff... thanks to Lung for doing the hardwork already...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    From here the sketches get out of order.... newest to oldest.. sorry... damn my big sketchbook... I can't ever fit the whole pages on my scanner. I just pick the best area and scan that. I haven't been finishing much lately. Just doodle and pick at things from time to time.
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    Alice and Wonderland inspired... Something like this would make a sweet painting I think. I love that story. BTW, I know his hand is effed up. Eh...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    More randomness... tried coda's marker thing... was nice... I'm gonna try it on a real drawing sometime. The little owl dude got cut off but he's quite nice! lol I'm working on coming up with ideas for childrenz bookz. I'm quite excited about those works actually.
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    Mo Crap
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    Charcoal enviro from life... first one ever actually... didn't like it at first but it's kind of atmospheric... unfinished, btw. And cut off because of the size...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    Random chicks face and some tree God/King thing... dunno... random...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    I just like the little dude in love... see... I told you I've only got crapp doodles for you... I'm sorry...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09
    And mo, mo crap...
    Zebz's Sketchbook: One more update for the road... 1/8/09

    Ugh... I feel like I just posted a really shameful update. I hope you find something in there to like. Rip me a new one. It's ok. Hope you guys are doing well! Hopefully this is a step in the right direction for keeping this crap on course!! Have a great holiday weekend! Schoolz out!! YEAHHHH!!! God bless.

    Ry

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    Dude, you may think this is a shameless update, but its not. Doesn't matter if you don't like it, there is evident progress, especially on anatomy. I really like the girls face in sb87, love the comic dude's face on the same page. The dude on the left in sb92 shows really nice anatomy on the body too, and so does the sketch on the guy on the bottom right corner of sb85. You're getting a really good grasp of form, its evident even without using tones. And that is a very good sign. Just pump up more work These things in part start to sink in with a degree of repetition I think. Have fun with what you do, don't stress over. If things begin to gloom, drop everything and do something else. Set some time for yourself, fuck drawing. Go out, play some games, do stuff, go camping, hang out with friends.

    Congratulations on the BFA approval. Yeah, I know how seasonal and weather changes can affect one's mood, heh. Actually you know, I get depressed during the summer! But only during the nights, not the daytime. Weird huh? Its summertime by the way over here, heh. Its called seasonal affective disorder, or something like that, I think.

    I think you're really on track man, just keep it up. Push yourself, work hard, and enjoy stuff.

    Happy hollidays
    Cheers.

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    Some stuff looks slap n dash like the elf faceon the 4th pic and Harry Potter, but there are good ideas too: Tree god, corky kid in love, the chick looking surprised to the right on the owl dude picture. Disney's Alice in Wonderland is cool but the actual book is pretty lame, dated and socially irrelevant. I always smile as I go through this book, and that's a quality that I think is more important and harder to come by than just technical skill.

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    Oh, I see. You moved. Dammit, now I gotta change my sig

    Favorites here are the girl in sb85 (even though her eyes don't line up exactly and her mouth is kind of askew--this is one of those drawings that's good enough that stuff like that doesn't really matter) and the profile caveman(?) in sb87.

    Hard to usefully critique doodles, in my mind, unless there are persistent weaknesses, and I'm not seeing any here. Might have to look a few more times.

    I'm gonna have to study the way you do eyes. You've got real thickness and form to the eyelids, something i've found difficult to pull off.

    Keep posting, I'll be back. Congrats on the BFA!

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    Nice man...more crap pls
    the girl's face in 6th sketch is really nice...r u going to work more on her?

    keep updating

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    exelent man!!!!!

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    Spent most of my night noodling around CA, postin' on people's threads and such. But I knew I needed to get SOME drawing in. I tried at the tablet and failed. I can't draw with that thing. lol It just gets too sloppy to fast. So I banged out some of these while watching Chasing Amy. Nothing big. Just another sketchy page for the dump. Wanted to redeem myself. I think my sloppy approach on the dude kind of worked out in my favor. I'll probably noodle at the renders on some of these more but it's not likely I'll post any of those results. Story of my life.

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

    bRØk3n_sPiRiT: Thanks a lot for all the props and pushing. What's a bud for?! I know I've been making some strides... I just haven't been doing enough. The anatomy is improving, I can see it too and it makes me want to draw more to show it off. I just lack good poses and interesting compositions. I have a weak design sense I think. I never know how to create outfits or whatever. I just start randomly adding crap. It sucks. Anyhow, I do like the lined guy in sketch sb85 on the right bottom corner... there's a bit more of him that got cut off. I did that thing where you don't pick your pencil up off the paper and just draw the whole thing, one shot. Then I went in and pulled out some areas with darks. I dunno. There's an energy when ya do that, y'know? It gives it some fluidity. I kind of did that with the guy in the sketch I posted above. Anyhow... thanks for the encouragment. Together we'll survive this artist's valley! Thanks for the help.

    Armando: I agree with everything you said. I've never read the book but I always loved the movie. I do draw very slap dash as you said. Sometimes I'm just hacking at the paper with no thoughts at all. Dangerous. You can always tell when I'm confident with what I'm doing. I have a vision ususally then. Heh. I'm glad you like my book, tho. It means a lot.

    Max1975: I'm glad you dropped in, dude. Good to have ya! Thanks for the comments and such. You keep your work up too, ok? I'll be on ya to do so!!!

    Shyamshiriam: If you think I should than I will! lol Thanks for the comments, bro.

    LiamC: Thanks... the almighty Liam has spoken!

    'Till next time... keep the critz and comments coming. God bless!!

    Ryan

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    Lot of attitude in your sketches, man ! Can't really crit, just say: POST MORE !

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    I enloyed googling through your sketchbook a lot. The thing that I envy about your style of producing your pages is the way one can see how there's still great sense of composition to them even though they're are mixture of studies. I guess from them one can see how your thoughts just wander around on your pages. Of course your pages wouldn't be so enjoyable to watch if the drawings were shitty, which in your case is not by far the truth. Tonality, shading and basicly everything I see here inspires me to work harder. I agree with that fat kid about the five stars.

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    Hey zeb!
    Just went through the whole sb and I gotta say there is some really amazing and creative work going on here! I like your rendering style and how diligently you can work on a single page.
    The anatomy studies all look great! What do you use for reference?
    I wish you'd post more colour stuff, post the digi stuff anyway, even if you dont like it, maybe we can help you out!

    Oh and I didnt have time to check everyone's comments, so I dont know if its been mentioned, but when I work in my 11x14 sketchbook, I just scan it in two sections then put them together in PS to for the full page.

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    hey mn... wows everything going... Im glad I stopped in here.. im really impressed with yesterdays post.. you have alot of cool things going on there... I like the way you sketch with pen... i think you should go back to adding some of that nice color to these like you did in some earlier posts... it brings alot of the more "boring" drawings to life.. maybe just leave the ones you like in b&w.. dunno.. just and idea.. keep up the good work man... your SB here actually got me motivated to draw today.. for the first time in like TWO WEEKS!!!!

    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

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