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    Orcas & Owls | A sketchbook

    I can't quite pinpoint why, but it suddenly hit me like a speeding train: it's time for a new sketchbook. I've grown a lot since I started my original sketchbook, and I feel like it's time to turn the page now.

    I'm gonna start this book off with a couple of my favorites from the last one.

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    I also want to group a few pics together that constitute the first half of a 10-illustration project. Unfortunately, I don't know if the 2nd half will ever get done, but ah well, at least I have these...
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    On a different note, I have been so busy lately, I can't remember the last time I've left a comment or crit for someone. In conjunction with the new sketchbook, I pledge to renew my involvement in the CA community. Peace y'all, and thanks in advance for indulging my habit!

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    wow nice color really greate love the first one with the elefant keep it up

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    hey, jaff.. these are looking vwery good man.. nice to see you around again... i really like the shot of the two dudes.. very nice... keep it up man!

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

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    Yea, these are pretty nice! You're tablet skills are pretty decent. I'd say just work on some studies and such. Work more from life. I'm sure you're already doin' that tho as these are just some selections from your older work. Keep the stuff comin' tho. These are quite nice!

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    It's a good start-over

    Amazing stuff. I dont remember seeing your old sketchbook so. I'll take a peek at it if you don't mind (if it's still around somewhere).

    Can't wait to see more from you

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support.

    I have nothing new to show you unfortunately (though I hope to change that later today), however I have recently put a web site together for myself and was hoping for some feedback. If you're interested and have a moment to spare, you can check it out here: www.jeffzachowski.com

    Hopefully it's all up and functioning

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    A couple new ones from the long weekends.

    My baseball team is threatening to go into a nosedive, but for now they are still in the playoff hunt. Just doing my part to send them some positive vibes:
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    Then there's this one...an advocate for the necessity of good reference. I was inspired by this cover from New York magazine, which was simply too good to pass up: click it

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    Standing on the water, casting your bread
    While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing
    Distant ships sailing into the mist
    You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing
    Freedom just around the corner for you
    But with truth so far off, what good will it do.

    thanks as always

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    Orcas & Owls | A sketchbook

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    Great paints, Jeff. That picture of Katie Holmes is really creeping me out though. Wonder what Dawson's thinking? Strange. The paints are great though. How quick do you bust these out? Keep up the great work!

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    Jeff... HUGE improvement dude.. awesome man... I was looking at the baseball dude and I was like.. wow.. he has really improved then I scrolled doan and saw that you did with catwoman character.. very nicely done... congrats dude..

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

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    arkham is my favorite

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    sweet sweet stuff!!

    awesome colors and execution !

    bring more !!!

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    Zebz, thanks for coming back for another helping...I appreciate the return business The time on these really varies because of the way I work. Sometimes late at night I can just tear through something, but by and large I need many many breaks. I'm also rarely devoting 100% of my attention to something, so that can slow things down as well. Definitely a pretty slow painter, lol. Anyway, the portrait of David Wright (the baseball player) took several days because I made it unnecessarily large and put a lot of detail in. I also was working from some severely grainy photos, so I had to watch a lot of tivo and really mess with it before nailing the likeness. The Joker and Catwoman pieces were much easier because they were primarily head shots, and I was working from much better reference. In general, the better the reference, the easier the process. I am constantly battling my own impatience and urge to dive right into a painting because I know it will suffer if I don't adaquately prepare. Right now I'm not good enough to pull it all out of my head...yet

    Vigo, thanks man. steps forward are always better than steps backward. you're stuff has improved a lot as well since our thunderdome waaaaaay back when. it's really just doing this stuff over, and over, and over, and over. I frustrate myself because I'm really not drawing and painting as much as I should. There are definitely days that go by when I don't even look at the pencil or tablet. I see the improvement, and I know I'd probably be even better if I would just put the time in. it's a process though...hopefully eventually we'll all get to where we want to be.

    thief, thanks bro

    Hurri, I'm a big fan of your stuff, so it's always a treat when you comment on mine. of course, you're pretty tireless when it comes to crits (1,483 posts don't lie!), but the effort is much appreciated, so thanks a lot.

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