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    Hey DOOMMATE, looking good here. And big ups for wanting to post more often. That gives us a chance to poke, prod, and pull at the matter that is your brainsauce. Keep pushing the anatomy studies, as one cannot do enough of them... as I should follow my own advice. And it's always good to see the WIP shots as well as finished pieces. Show more! PU TI PEEK, man.

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    SirGreenSockThanks for stoppin' in! The multitudinous lines are a constant battle! Ha-ha! Every time I think I'm making headway they seem to swarm back worse than before. More and more people are commenting on it though, so it must really be an issue then... I shall double my efforts! ("The Emperor is not as forgiving...)

    ATLAS2900Thanks for poppin' by! I'll try to bust some more color work out for you... I'm just lazy is all... See ya friday?

    penningtonThanks for stickin' with me man! Means a lot!

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    Do I really? Ha-ha! Usually I feel like I'm just talking out of my ass! It does help me think critically about my own stuff when I'm doing it a lot for/with other people! I guess we need to talk more about planar studies... I try to keep it in mind, but I guess I don't always know what I'm lookin' for.

    guggenmaneuverI knew I should've updated last night! I was plannin on being at the very top of the page! Oh well! It's good to finally be on page three! Maybe now That fat kid will post 'cause he knows I'm serious about doing this thing! Thanks for the comments! I'm still fighting those lines, and sometimes I really struggle to find my forms... You're absolutely right though, and I am working towards that... despite appearences.

    ZordHey thanks man! It's good to see new faces up in this joint! Don't be a stranger!

    Okay, heres todays dump! I'm also working on some goals for the second trimester (May - August). You know... Something to work towards... Drawing in person and all that. Ideally, I'd like FIVE goals. So far I only have three:
    1.Gesture: Working down to fewer lines. Also increasing speed and accuracy.
    2.Perspective: Mainly environments, props and how figures relate to them.
    3.Anatomy: Duh! I've been making great strides (I think) but I have a ton of growth yet to do!
    I also want to do the general portfolio building, and maybe get some sort of extracurricular web presence going on... I don't know. What do you guys think? Is this too much? Do I need to be more specific in my goals?

    Anyway... here's the stuff.

    I started this page off with the robot on the left... He kind of evolved. I was talking to someone at lunch when I did it, and wasn't really paying that much attention to it. Threre's some interesting bits to this guy, stuff I wouldn't have added or thought to add a couple of months ago. I think the anatomy studies help for building robots too. So that's heartening. Also the pose is something totally new for me. It's nothing terribly fancy, but it is much more dramatic and dynamic than the straight front or profile pose. The other robots are a new thing for me too... I was watching a short movie clip with Feng Zhu (from the ILM art department... he worked on EPIII) about drawing fighing robots, on the Gnomon Workshop website. One of the things he was doing was drawing these... Profiles? Basically they were shape outlines of robots. Like shadows. He was saying that he first looks for shapes that are interesting and work together well. He worries about functionality later... Seems like a good approach to me!


    Started a blind contour of my father-in-law at dinner the other night... he was moving around too much though. I did another robot shadow... on the farm. I know, this is pretty much crap.


    "I can't tell you how frustrating this is." The torso studies are killin' me, but thinking about it, I can't help but feel that this is the key to the whole figure. It's just as complex in its way as the face and hands, but gets short shrift... Soooo, I keep on working on it, and getting irritated by it. I'll get there eventually, and then (hopefully) the rest will fall into place. I've also been checking out Mentlers SB lately, and there's a TON of good stuff to study there! It's also inspirational to hear him say that the torso is an issue for him too...


    I went and got Chinese take-out on my way home from painting a bathroom for a lady... I've been trying to make sure I take my "little book" with me places, so I can fill in the dead spaces by working on what I see. Anyway, here's the soda machine (well most of it, my food came before I was done) from the restaraunt. I was also trying to show more confident lines... less sketchieness, you know?


    Did a copy of an Ian McCaig drawing out of the "Art of The Phantom Menace" book last night. I've always really admired his drawings, so I thought I'd give a go to a couple of them... maybe I'll pick something up. I think I'm a little obsessive compulsive, because I just couldn't leave the rest of the page blank. So, I did a little SP to fill in the space. I made a consious effort to make the nose short, because I think I tend to lengthen it for no good reason.


    That's it for now... I'll be back soon!
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    whoo this stuff's looking good! neato style! You can definitly tell that your anatomy skills are improving the more you go at it..that can only mean one thing..keep goin at it! : D

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    hey you!! i was going through my sb and i saw your new avatar and i was like who the heck is that?!

    no way man! the robots are sick and twisted. wicked sweet! i think they are your strong point. and the torso looks really great too, a little stiff but i can tell you were thinking about it. nice pepsi machine! great lines. amidala is looking great too good use of markers and the lines are nice and thought out. try a sp like that. i gotta say tho that your eyes still lack depth and a tear duct or at least mention of one.

    good idea on the goals too. hmm maybe i should start that too. i think your goals are a little too general. maybe make them a bit more specific, like for gesture, actually no keep those your long term goals, but make assignment type goals, like for gesture you could get a book of a lot of people and do 2-5 min poses of them and also just stuff from life and everyday stuff.

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    hey king (had to delete the koolaid man sorry--the man was prompting me for a password)
    nice lookin g update down in post # 129... was crazy that you guys called. this demonic maggot of the catacombs is looking especially frightening. nice luuking work doooooood...thanks for fulfilling my vision of loveliness.

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    Jeff, thanks for calling up the show last night, man. Sorry I had to answer the phone, it was Guggen on the other line and he said he'd call back after I told him I was on the phone with you. But alas I switched to the other line and you were gone.

    But i'm digging the pepsi machine, good things come from random drawings of whatever's in front of you. Big ups on the realization about lines and wanting to use less. Less = more sometimes. And Ian McCaig = goodness. But PU TI PEEK man, the DOOM IS WATCHING. Cheers, sir.

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    Keep sexified for me baby!

    Good start on the rowbahts, keep pushing the designs and shapes. Studying anatomy and humans and animals as well as actual mechanics are all great sources for some design ideas!
    Soda machine is looking more confident, so a job well done there. Make sure to keep the sketchbook on you at all times (hehe my hugenormous one is actually bigger than my backpack, so Im walking everywhere in Toronto lugging the fucker along, look like a total pretentious art ΦΦΦ). When doing long straight or curved lines, try drawing from the elbow or shoulder, not the wrist, gets a smoother line.
    PS - I lol'd when i pictured guggen as the koolaid man...

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    Halos Chain Thanks man! Glad you liked it!

    pennington Ha-ha! Avatars don't get changed much, but I just thought that was too funny to pass up! Thanks for the comments, they're always appreciated. I'm going to do a few more McCaig studies, and then try to do a SP in that style. That was my plan, I just haven't worked up to it yet... I don't think I have it down. It's one of those things, you know? It's easy to copy something, but it's much harder to synthesize it, and make it your own. Thank's for your support P!

    guggenmaneuver Thanks Joel! I'm TOTALLY stoked about it!

    Zord Hey, no problem! It was good talkin' to you! I don't know what happened, you got disconnected when you answered the phone. I felt kind of bad... I hope you didn't think I hung up on you! What in the... "PU TI PEEK" ... What does it mean!?

    SirGreenSock Thanks man! Yeah, I'm getting into the habit of carrying it around everywhere. I actually am working out of three or four books right now, so that one is a comfortable 5.5 X 8.5 inches. It's big enough to get some decent sized stuff in there (unlike those dang moleskins everyone's talkin' about) but small enough that I don't hog the whole table at family dinner, and I can fit it in my sachel with my lunchbox etc.. Thanks for the support man!

    Here's the update folks!

    First off is a desk at a restaraunt in Warrensburg, MO... I drew it while I was waiting for my mom to get there (we were meeting for lunch)... again, I didn't finish it, but that's okay. It was still a pretty okay study (I think) and another step towards freedom from tonnes of lines. The rest are "Polaroid Posters of DOOOOM!" I don't know, I had this idea before bed the other night, and it stuck with me at work... I got a reallly nice compliment on this page though... I was drawing in the breakroom while I was talking to this girl, and her phone rang, so she answered it... she was talking to her boyfriend, and said something along the lines of "...I'm watching Jeff draw, and it's just little scribbly lines and scribbles all over the place, but somehow they turn into robots and stuff..." I thought it was a pretty nice thing to say. Much better than the dreaded "I can't even draw a straight line!" or "I can barely draw a stick figure!" I hate that.


    A quickie SP, a nude from reference, and a color drawing so maybe you guys will get off my back about doing more color stuff. Sheesh! You're so demanding! JK... I need the constant reminders that there's stuff I need to take care of!


    Ryan (ZebsFree) and Lloyd came over last night, and we did some "challenges"... Kind of like a thunderdome. What we did was call three DOOM crewers, and asked them for a topic, and then we spent 45 minutes drawing it. It was loads of fun, not only the drawing, but also getting everyone else involved as well! Ryans actually gonna do a poll of this stuff in the TD, so check it out! There was some really good stuff, came out of it.

    This first one was suggested by Guggenmaneuver. "Gigantic Maggot in Catacomgs that Eats Bodies and the People who Bury Them."


    Second topic came from Zord. "Guy Holding Sword That's Actually A Pencil In One Hand, and a Shield That's Actually A Sketchbook in the Other Hand. He has a flaming cigarette in his mouth. It should be OVER THE TOP! AND there should be a doom crew symbol in there somewhere."


    Third topic came from That Fat Kid. "Robot that doubles as a musical instrument and is an instrument of death." It was getting late, and I'd been drinking...


    Oh... I almost forgot. Here's a photo of half of my new studio space.


    and here's a photo of Zebs in the other half... I actually have a couple of photos, but this is the first one, and I thought it was funnier.


    That's it for now... thanks for stopping in guys, and I'll catch you later!
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    Hey dude! You left me the most beastly beautiful comment in my sketch book, filled with constructive thoughts of what you liked and didnt, you were constructive and helpful and I Loved every tincy bit of it, Thank you so much, really really. I dought anyone could ever top it. and Im obligated to return the favor. : ) I agree, it is easy to get lulled into the big head of awsomeness and start slacking, something I'm definitly trying to stay away from. Humbleness is the best policy. I'm definitly going to work on some studies mon. Yeah, I concure about the torso, It is kinda the main mass of the body and everything seems to hinge off of it, having a good torso is key to a good anatomy drawing. I accually study bridgeman, seems like everyone here uses hogarth, bridge or loomis hehe, but for me personally, I think the bridge is the best way for me to go, not saying I wont check those guys out sooner or later. Now on to your sketchbook, I left a comment before but It was quite lacking compared to the in depth evaluation you gave mine. : O

    I can see you've been doing some torso studying yourself, those are looking mighty fine..I like how your writing little side-notes to yourself, thats wise. It shows your really thinking about how it would work instead of just drawing it over and over without thinking about it, as one of your clever doodles states, it doesent do any good to just keep copying the form if we dont understand the nitty gritty of it. : )

    Hehe, thats a nice maggot creature you got there! Worms and such are always so fun to draw and conceptualize off of. It looks like the skulls in that one could use a little work, but for 45 minutes I bet you were more concerned with the rendering than the accuracy of the skulls. : D Hahah, that "insrument of death" piece made me laugh, thats really clever. That fat kid..haha. Cant stand that fat kid. His username will never seise to tickle my fancy. Your robot designs are really spiffytastical, they look like they were taken out of a magical..childrens book or something heh, like there friendly robots. : P *sighs*

    Hey neato studio there! so clean. e.e heh, I have to dig through a mile of junk to reach the center of mine. : P looks kinda dark too, that mighta just been the camera though.

    So, again great sketchbook, your style's refreshing. I'm gonna subscribe so I can keep track of what crazy stuff your crankin out. also, y'mind if I add you too my *buddies* list? I'd be honored to have your name gracing its presence. welp, until nextime, keep digging deep into those anatomy studies! one can only get better if theyre really persuing something. Unless its women, that can be a different story..but, you take it easy m8, peace be with ya.

    edit: dont even dog my pokemon man, does digimon have pokeballs? na, i didnt think so. na im jk, digimons not bad fer sure. : )

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    oo your lines are improving so fast. the latest sp looks real good. and the little color scene! but man that robot is crazy. i love it. in fact i did some robot drawings cause of it. man you guys get to have all the fun living close by each other and all. looks like a great time. the markers are a nice touch.

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    Halos ChainActually I've always been a big fan of Pokemon too, it's just that digimon had waaaay cooler designs! I'm glad you liked the stuff, and no problem about my posts... I sometimes feel like I get too chatty, but I really try not to leave just "It's good." posts... We all need to hear where we're going wrong, as well as where we are going right. We grow faster and stronger that way, and (call me a socialist but...) I feel like that's part of what a community is about. We're stronger than the sum of our parts because we support each other! You're more than welcome to add me to your buddy list, I don't really know what it does here in 2.0 though... In CA 3.0 (you should be able to get there through the "my account" button at the top of the page. It's been a bit wonky lately though, so there's not that much action going on) it works more like "MySpace" and is a little more user friendly overall. More of a hangin' out atmosphere... Thanks for the comments!

    PenningtonThanks man! I'm feeling kind of manic about stuff lately... I was actually thinking about this earlier. To ourselves, it always seems like we're static... It's hard to observe our own progress except at extreme differences in time. Thank's for assuring me that I'm headed in the right direction!

    I started a new month folder in the "SB" section of my documents, and was looking at April before I did it... There's more than 48 pages in there! That might not sound terribly impressive, but it's probably more than twice the number of drawings I've done in a month in the past two years... Thanks for the support guys! I doubt I'd be hittin' it quite so hard without you! Really. Thanks!

    Okay, here's the beginning of may!

    Daily Sketch Group 1067:Hazy smoke-stack towers rise from behind pyramid piles of coal. I spent 45 minutes on it with marker and pen... Overall I was pretty happy with how it came out.


    Some crap I drew in the lobby of the casino where we went to eat the other night (I don't normally go to casinos cause they creep me out) while I was waiting for my wife to be ready to leave... We were with her family, and she was chatting. Also my first crummy Thumbnail for the Vector TD. The only good thing I see in this page, is that my torso studies seem to be allowing me to try (and come close to pulling off!) some poses that I wouldn't normally have bothered with... Kinda' makes me wish I'd seen the importance of this earlier...


    Another torso study... I see a little improvement, but it's still very frustrating. I'll just do more I guess...


    I got this link from Andy P's SB http://www.houserdesign.com/flickr/. It's updated daily with tons of cool pictures, so I fuggured I could use it to do some random, quick (20 minutes and under) reference studies... I had some time before work this morning so I did this one. I think it came out pretty okay... basically it's just a value study, and practicing line and hatching work. Underneath is a thumbnail for my TD piece (Which I still haven't really nailed down an idea for... I only have half a week left, and I'm not the fastest vector Illustrator in the world... GRRRR.) and a butler robot shadow.


    I did this one this evening while decompressing from work... It's supposed to be a seascape, but I think it looks more like waving grain. I think I changed the mood considerably too with the likework... It looks like the calm bfore the storm to me...


    Okay guys... Thanks for stoppin' in, and I'll talk at you some more next time. Now I have to get some work done on the Thunder Dome! Take care and be good!

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    Cool man, good to see that you're into that flickrleech, that thing is addicting. I try and stop by at least once a day, even if I'm not drawing. That flower looks really nice, as does your new DSG. The last one, true, doesn't really feel like the ocean, but that sky is killer. Really handled well.
    As fer the TD piece, I know it's really early, and if you're not even decided on the idea yet this might not be usefull, but try and maybe change up the angle on the the action. Maybe something more from the perspective of the spear weilding dude, or even the dinosaur. Also, when it comes to fightin off dinosaurs, Frank Cho is always fun to look at.

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    Supersexyawesomeness! Hope your prolific sketching prolifisizes exponentially through the stratosphere bitch!

    dsg has a great feel to it, dont forget perspective though!

    Glad to see you're pushing yourself with more dynamic poses with the vector thumbnail pic. Consider the spine/line of action of the figure alongside the structure to get it really 'swoooooooooshy'

    flickr shit looks awesome, got real confidence with the pen in those, keep em up. Might wanna try and bust out some flickr-inspired ref sketches myself right about now.

    Andy has a good point on trying to change up the angle, dont put em both on the same horizontal plane on the page, put one ahead of another, give em depth and interest, can also push the line of action further.

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    Hey there kingy! nice new update, and wow..thats amazing that youve been drawing that much more frequently that you had before! really nice smoke stack envo, did good with the markers and pen. : ) the pink smoke stacks are a nice touch, it balances the freaky factor. I bet its a barbie sweat shop. e.e hah.

    nice sketches in the casino too *the freak me out as well* e.e always seems like..i dunno, Imo casino's are just pretty messed up to me hah, I could never go wasting money like that, its almost like the people are trying to make a fortune to make up for there lack of ability to make it the real way. xp'

    very nice torso study! hot shtuff, your really getting your fingers dirty with it, and just try to keep doing them even if it is uber frustrating at times *I feel your pain. ><* and I dont see anything crit-able in that sketch, (tits for the poor guy? ) just do more of them is all i can say, i'd love to see em. : )

    I think the last one is my favorite out of all of em, the hatchwork is nice. : ) yeah heh, it does look alot more of a wheat field than an ocean, but it worked out nice none the less, and that Is suppose to be grass in the foreground right? just makin sure.

    yeah, i agree, digimons designs where alot more original than poke'mons sadly. ;o; seemed like pokemons where cranked out at the speed of light sometimes. *some guy designing pokemon* CRAP they caughtem all! think of some more fast!..er...stick! *draws single line on paper* XD

    Yeah, i accually just realized the buddie feature is useless. XP and i cant visit anyones profile, its all wonky. hopefully they'll get that fixed soon..i dont *think* its my comp. anywho, I concure with what you said about the community and all, more suppourt = stronger bonding. : ) and you can tell they really want to help you, unlike..random sb spamming hah.

    also, i wanted to ask you a question, the thunder-dome's where people "battle" right? would it be worth ones time to get mixed up in that?

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    woo man! look at that. the flower is pretty! good stuff. the dsg is cool too. again the markers are great. beautiful stuff Jeff. anyways the torso has good shape/proportions, but lacks a little depth around the waist area. did you try and draw it backwards? cool. ok goodnight.

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    hey king, this is golden. leave some white space around it if it's not too late...
    minor crit: when you are fillin in the sky with the hatches like that... try to keep all the lines more or less parallel, or along the same contour, otherwise it becomes distracting. You deserve the self-gratifying pat on the back--> it's great when we see the momentum pick up ... Making Doom™ proud ma man, makin doom proud! In fact, there was a round of applause in the cool, crisp latvian air just for you!

    SONIC YOUTH ON TOUR oh god so exciting!
    shouldn't you be vectoring on your compy 1982?

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    Hey KC, thanks for the SB-kick up the arse.
    Some really good bits of composition here my friend. as guggenmaneuver said, that last study is really nice.
    Studies are getting a lot more solid too!
    Just remember that within a piece all the values are relative, so if you've left white round the edge of your drawing, that will be the highest value and detract from any shine you are adding.
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    HAHAHA, Jeff man I just gotta say that the picture of Ryan is pretty funny. It's almost as if you told him some really bad news while he went to go get a drink and then BAM, camera shot. But i'm liking the DSG smokestacks. It reminds me a little bit of the style that belongs in illustrated childrens books. Also, your lines are improving a ton, as apparent in the flower sketchy. I can't really give a crit other than to continue with the studies and keep introducing different media in your work.

    And one last thing. How many days is it now?! Oh yea, THIRTY-FIVE. And about what Guggen said with Sonic Youth, i'm seeing them at home right after the workshop. OH YES. Cheers to you friend.

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    Lovin' the skteches as always. Sorry I haven't update my stuffz. I'm lazy and busy all rolled into one!

    Just wanted to say, yeah, don't hold your breath for that site just yet. lol It's nearly 11 and I haven't drawn yet today so I'm gonna doodle for a bit. I have the whole site done with the exception of the gallery which I've just started on. It's the hardest part to make. lol I don't know what I want to include, etc. This makes me feel like crap tho. I don't have very much finished work. We still need to go thru my crap and pick out my portfolio, eh? I have a strong feeling I ain't getting ANY jobs. Damn it. BK here I come. See ya soon, man. And yea, I dunno about figure drawing. I'd prolly rather get drunk and not draw all night. lol

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    Fisticuffs Guy Yeah, Frank Cho is awesome! I've been admiring him for awhile now. He has very clean lines, and a well developed sense of design. Flickrleech is TOTALLY addicting. There's sooo much cool stuff on there... Thanks again for the heads up on that.

    SirGreenSock Ha-ha! Thanks for stoppin' in man! It's a pain in the ass trying to keep up with you and getting the rest of my life stuff done... Fun though. Sleep's for losers anyway. Perspective is a horrible thorn in my side. Everytime I think I might be getting a handle on it, it bites me in the ass again... GRRRR! That's one of the things I'm supposed to be working on this week, but it looks like finishing up the vector TD piece is gonna take up most of my evenings...

    Halos Chain I haven't forgotten about you... I'm just uber busy right now..
    Quote Originally Posted by Halos Chain
    I bet its a barbie sweat shop.
    Ha-Ha! That's great! No... it's actually the surf rolling in onto the beach... See, I told you I effed it up! Ha-ha! Like I said, I think it looks good, but it's nothing like the ref. The thunderdome is totally worth getting in to. Basically, it's another way to get involved, get some exposure, and do some stuff that you might not normally do. It's also a way to work on high quality, finished pieces under a deadline (usually a quick turn-around) and with some serious compitition... A lot of the time, you're going up against the big boys, so it's also a good way to gauge how you stack up against the pros, sort of a depth gauge in the waters of the current job market. Does that make sense?

    pennington Thanks man... I realized about half-way through it that I messed up, and was drawing it backwards, so I just kind of went with it, and tried to really do it that way. Ha-ha! Good eye man! Thanks!

    guggenmaneuver I left the white space around it as requested... it'll still be in pristine, virginal condition for you when I see you in Montreal (twenty-nine days now!). I'm proud to be a part of DOOM, and always appreciate the support out of Latvia. On a side note, if you wanted my number, why didn't you just ask? ...And why didn't you call me after you got it? Thanks for the props man! Did I mention it's just twenty-nine days now?

    Badger Hey man! Great to see you back... I was starting to wonder what happened to you. Thought you were dead in a ditch somewhere! Ha-ha! I'll drop in and talk at you soon, sorry I haven't yet...

    Zord
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    It reminds me a little bit of the style that belongs in illustrated childrens books.
    I guess I'll never escape that... Not that it's the worst thing in the world or anything. Maybe I should push that more in addition to my other stuff? I guess I just don't know what I want... Oh, yeah. I'm sad I'll be missing SY... Oh well, I can't have everything. Aren't they from RI? Twenty-nine days!

    ZebzFree It's cool man. While I was tellin' the truth about checking to see if the site's up everyday, it's really nothing more than clicking in my favorites and then going somewhere else... it's like a shutting down ritual when I get offline. I leave CA, check out my faves to see if there's anything new, check CA again to see if anybody updated then I sign out. See? You're just part of an OCD ritual! You really should come to FFF. It's the last time it'll be convenient for you, and I think you'll regret it if you don't... THEN we can go get some beers, finish of the rest of the 99 Bananas, do something mean, foolish (and ultimately funny) to the Kareoke singin', sex havin' tiawanese, and I can be late for work in the morning! Wont that be fun? Oh yeah, and we WILL go through your stuff in search of portfolio pieces. Maybe I'll bring some of my stuff so we can laugh at it too!

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    Thanks Fatty! You don't know how much it means to me that you'll stop in here and praise my existence everytime I update, whether you like it or not! Ha-ha! See you soon!

    Did I get everybody? Okay! Here's the update... sorry it's been awhile. I've been hella-busy.

    I have this big ass mirror in front of my drawing table, so I draw SPs when I'm thinking about stuff there... I also drew a picture of my sketchbook with a can of Creme of Mushroom soup with the label torn off.


    Another FlickrLeech drawing. I wasn't really happy with it at the time, but it's not as bad as I initally thought... I was also trying to work out my TD ideas here at lunch.


    More work on the ill-fated TD idea... I wasted a lot of time on this. This girl at work said I should've done a lobster grabbing the guy that was going to eat it... That was a good idea. I probably should've gone with it. The Utah Raptor was from ref. I think it came out pretty good.


    This is where I finally got fed up and decided to drop out of the TD contest... This was Thursday night. Three days before the deadline.


    So... Friday morning while I was eating breakfast I check the forums. Joel was calling me out. Actually he took me behind the woodshed (Amy, my wife, said she wished she's grown up in the south because she missed out on all the wonderful euphamisms...) and really let me have it. I was pretty miffed at first, but he was totally right (Thanks Joel!), and got me back on track. I have a couple of more things to say about this, so bear with me please... 1.Bad ideas are like bad girlfriends... You want to leave them, but still want to poke it just one more time. It was hard giving up an idea that wasn't working for me. I think it's because it was a good idea, but I don't have my fundamentals down to a point where I could really pull it off. 2.This is the kind of thing I thought I was going to get at Art School (actually, I went to a liberal arts college, and not an "actual" art shcool, so I don't know if they're any different), but didn't. There wasn't anybody to call you out... that would say "stop being a pussy, and do it right", or even "that's not good enough.". It was all ass pats and "It looks nice." 99 percent of all critique sessions were "It's nice. I like it." regardless of whether it deserved it or not. There just wasn't anything constructive in it. We all need props, that's what keeps us going. But we need our balls busted too, that's what makes us get better! So... Thanks Gugg for the kick in the beanbags, and thanks to everyone else for your support!

    I'm working out a new idea here... There's a couple of doodles, and dealing with the shape and sillouette of things. I wanted to do a "Hansel and Gretel" theme here... The topic was Dangerous Food, and I figured that the children found a dangerous food in the house, because the witch was going to eat them, and the witch found a dangerous food int eh children because they threw her in the oven. I decided early on that I wanted the witch to be more of a animal demon that an old woman, so that's what I was working on here.


    Working on firming up the design for the witch, as well as the oven and Hansel in his cage... there's also a composition thumb on this page. ZebsFree pointed out a problem with my composition on Friday night (thanks Ryan!) so I fixed that, and went on to the next step...


    More compositional drawing, and trying to really finalize some of my ideas before going to the computer...


    This is the drawing of the witch that I scanned in to make my Illustrator guides with... What a pain in the ass! I have to scan the image in on the laptop (a pc) burn it to CD because my desktop computer (Compy 1982... an old Power mac) has no USB port, then convert it in streamline, finally I move that image to Illustrator, and make guides to do the final vector drawing over. Then, I have to drive a floppy disk with the image on it 4 miles to my friends house to upload it. Whew! (Actually, that's not entirely true anymore. My mother-in-law got me an external floppy drive for the laptop yesterday. YAY!)


    I drew each element as a seperate file... This is now Saturday... I have ten hours before I have to go to sleep, then I work nine hours on Sunday, then I have six hours before times up... oh, and it ended up taking forty-five minutes to convert this crap from Illustrator to a jpeg! Here's the witch.


    Hansel...


    The oven...


    This is the image I turned in... I didn't finish it (obviously), and Gretel I drew in about fifteen minutes. There's some things that I'll be changing, and I plan on finishing it up this week...


    Some more torso studies... One from ref, one not. Can you guess which is which?


    Just for the heck of it... I'm redesigning my business cards. I don't think the old design was working for me. Here's what I have so far...


    Okay, that's it for now... Talk at y'all again soon!
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    hehehe jeff, i'm going to, it's just been a hectic couple of days... when it occured to me to call you it was already too late... sorry. will write more later chief...
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    Hey,

    good updates here. I quite like your pen drawings and self portraits. They have a good likeness! To help your figures is to draw some of the internet or something. Drawing actual figures is better than from a book.

    Keep it up!

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    Great update!
    Very ncie seeing your process, Im glad you kept pushing it after getting frustrated, and ditched the weaker idea for the strong one. Can't wait to see you finish it! Your process focused a bit too much on the individual characters, but not on the overall scene, action and mood. Next time also try out some thumbnails of the whole scene first, get the angles, poses, colours and values in there first.
    Keep doing the ref and no ref torso studies, drive the motherfucker deeper into your head than guggen did to you behind the woodshed!
    Business card redesign looks good so far, maybe exaggerate the mouth even more, get some strong grotesque expressions from it.

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    heh, weird witch. pretty cool image tho. you've got a much greater handle on illustrator than me. keep up the anatomy. they have good form, just a little hairy.

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    Ha ha, nah a ditch would have been better than the amount of time and money i spent drinking and working, so un productive, i think i'm getting back into the saddle now.
    this is sweet man, lovely choice of colours!! great dynamics too.
    Your feeling of form is seriously improving and it's the most important fundamental. Keep that up!
    When creating an image create it all as a whole, i think your witch looses some of the impact when in the final scene. Also when you work on it as a whole you can get a real feel for what angles might work and how to seperate fore mid and back grounds.
    Nice improvement though KC, keep that improvement streaming!
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    Hey King, hows it going? thnks for the comments in my sketchybook, it is very greatfull ^_-.
    Can't comment too much cos I have been drinking wine and so my brain isnt working, but I like what i am seeing. The buisness card looks great - love the fish on it and its teeth haha.
    The vector work is very interesting and creative - I like the retro (?) feel to it. The witch is looking awesome.

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    Jeff, I want to say thanks for always pushing my SB, so i'll push you back in yours. We push each other towards the damn finish. But i'm liking the TDome piece, excellent design on the witch. It's nothing like I imagined her, and the feathers all up in their grill pieces was a nice touch. I always like seeing messy sketch pages too, let's see more of those. So scanscanscan like a mofo. But 25 days now man... twenty five days... HELL YES. DOOM YES.

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    guggenmaneuver Hey man! Good (nay... Great!) talkin' to you today! Gotta do it again sometime... I can't frikkin' wait to hang with you guys! Just over twenty-five now...

    Qxzi I couldn't agree more about the figures... I do try to squeeze them in here and there. In fact, I have some in this very update! Part of the problem is that my most regular time to draw is on my lunch break, and while I can get away with copying Hogarth, they kind of frown on naked ladies in the associate lounge! Ha-ha! One thing about the Hogarth too, is that he lays everythig out so you can see it... and learn the why of the mechanics. This seems to be helping when I draw from photos and life. (1+1)=<2 In case you check this out first... I have looked at your SB, and will comment... I'm running kind of behind! Ha-ha!

    SirGreenSock Thanks man! I was soooo rushed, and I think it shows in the final composition... Basically I just slapped all the elements together without really giving the balance of the whole much consideration. I was still late turning it in! Rest assured, I plan on resolving these issues soon! Seperating it all into elements was the only way I could keep it all straight in my head... I had (as I said...) planned to go back and deal with the issues that I knew would arise at the end... Did that sound as lame as I think it did?

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    just a little hairy.
    Two steps forward and one step back, my friend... Thanks for staying on my back about it.

    Badger Thanks man! I was pretty durn happy with the witch too... You're right about working as a whole. I was trying to do that in my sketches, and then was going to translate that to the final. Like I said... really rushed. I really appreciate your comments, and am glad you're back from your binge.

    Alcian YAY! Another country unheard from! Drunk posts rule! I've been thinking about you lately, and have some photos that I'm gonna put in your "photo" thread... Is that okay? I was looking at some books on the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Bauhaus, and thought it was something you might be interested in... if I manage to get around to it I'll send you some links. Also I was gonna' post in your SB (saw that you updated... finally), but Gugg beat me to it. I'm afraid that it's starting to look like I'm following him around. What's a Jerkfaced Killa' to do?

    Supermegadooomzord No problem man! Me and Guggenmaneuver (or should it be Guggenmaneuver and I?) were talking about this earlier today... That the Doom crew is totally like a sketch support group... we got each others backs! Too bad you'll miss all the bad-ass airport drawing in twenty-five... On a scale of one to ten, how stoked are you? I'm gonna say ten, but I think it's more like the super secret ultra-level eleven... Dooooom yeah....

    Okay kids! That's everyone, right? Alright then, heeeere we go!

    Kevin says it looks like this kid's looking into a glory hole. Another Flickrleech drawing... twenty minutes. I was pretty happy overall with how it came out. Basically it's just me working on line confidence and texture in pen and ink.


    I drew part of this while I was waiting for my wife to pump gas... I got a new set of pens. Three regular drawing pens and a brush pen. Did a little drawing of part of the Associate lounge during lunch. I'm getting used to ignoring people when I'm drawing in public... headphones and loud music help a lot.


    I cropped this one funny. I guess I just wasn't paying attention to proportions when I got started on it... Is that the cliffs of dover?


    Here you go Pennington! More hairy anatomy sketches! Sorry... I really am trying... I guess I'm just lazy. (I think part of me doesn't want to, too) There's also part of the redesign for hansels cage. I'm thinking of going with an Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Bahaus style for the witches house... Guggenmaneuver planted the seed for this idea, and I rather like it. What do y'all think?


    Last night ZebsFree and I were looking at my old ass portfolio stuff (man... I have practically nothing to take to Montreal!) and he commented on how many bombs I've drawn. This one's for you Ryan! I was thinking of doing an actual (gasp) drawing of it for a sidebar picture on the website. (I plan on getting that monster dealt with after the workshop)


    Fantasy Figure Friday! Okay, I don't want to be mean, but the theme was James Bond, and this model was soooo not a Bond girl. She was very nice (and I think she took a shine to Zebs) but...


    More figure...


    I absolutely hate this drawing... Just not happy with it. But I thought it was important to post it. It makes me confront its miserableness...


    I was pretty happy with the form of these two...


    Brush pen and Ball-point...


    Okay, that's it for now! Whew! Can you tell I'm getting tired towards the end? Ha-ha!
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    Jeff man, on a scale of one to ten, i'm probably at about a level 15 doom-tacular poo my pants a little level. But yea, oh well about missing the airtport sketch action, we got 2 days before the workshop to make up for it! Oh man, SO BAD ASS. But let me just say it's good to see you holding down the DOOM-FORT and posting regularly. I can't update too much because i'm at the lady's homestate and then I get back home afterwards... but I don't have a scanner of my own. We'll see how that sorts itself out. But much Doom-respect MAAAAAAN... and I should give you a call sometime. Gotta get yo' numba' from Joelsauce... or you can do it. Whichever. CHEERS MAN.

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    Solid update man, i like this one most.
    Nice figure drawing. When not sure about the shape, direction or angles within a pose, have a look at the negative space, look at the angles that are in it and see if you have them correctly, for example the space within an arm on the hip.
    Does that make sense?
    Keep it up.
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