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    Pod-Boy's Sketchbook

    So, I havn't been drawing much in the past year.... I plan on hitting it hard this year and as a part of that I thought I'd post my sketchbook here to help keep me going. here's some old stuff to get the post started.Let me know what you think, don't worry, I can take it. pld:

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    Little zombie foo-foo, hopping through the forest...

    Very nice! I especially like the rock guy/golem. You have a very clear style. Where are you trying to go with it and what are you trying to work on?

    Cheers!

    Take a look at my series of in-depth critiques, like this one of Salvador Dali's hidden portrait of Lincoln.

    Scott's Sketchbook: Check out my sketchbook. Will swap C&Cs.
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    hey scottmcd, thanks for the input. thays a good question...where do I want to go with this. I already work in video games and I have worked in film as a storyboard artist and I worked for Marvel, Image and D.C., so work is'nt the point. I think I want to do my own complete work with no other contributors...like my own comic books or childrens books, or maybe just illustrations for books and specialty magazines. I think I'd like to create a career where I am comfortably self employed as opposed to working for a company. I think mostly I just want to feel passionate about the project I'm working on and that is difficult when working for a company on something that you have little or no control of.
    I guess I'll have to think about that more, it's an important question to answer, I can't achieve a goal that I haven't actually defined.

    anyway, here's another sketch.

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    Love the style going on and your inkwork is amazing! Keep it up!!

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    Great style!! keep posting !

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    wow, thanks for all the input, I never really thought of my drawings as having any particular style, kinda figured I was all over the map....guess I'll stop worrying about it and just draw.

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    Hi Pod-Boy. If you're looking to possibly go independent at some point, an obvious thing besides concentrating on the art is the possibly annoying business side. Like, learning how to submit an invoice/bill. Or setting things up so that if you receive payment within a certain number of days they get a "discount" which disappears if it's later. I'm in interaction design and looked at going independent in that field. I opted not to precisely because I know myself well enough to realize that I wouldn't keep up-to-date with that kind of stuff. I also didn't have quite the savings cushion that you need to survive for a few months until you get your first clients, do the work, and get money.

    Back to the drawing - I like that many of your pictures tell or imply a story by themselves, like the last one you posted. Have fun!

    Take a look at my series of in-depth critiques, like this one of Salvador Dali's hidden portrait of Lincoln.

    Scott's Sketchbook: Check out my sketchbook. Will swap C&Cs.
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    scottmcd,
    I know what you mean, I used to work in comics which is mostly freelance, you have to be working on getting your next gig while your trying to finish the project you are currently on, also you have to keep track of your invoices. I often had outstanding invoices that Marvel or DC had forgotten, it was up to me to track it down and get paid. The taxes are also worse when you get 1099's as opposed to W2's but on the good side as a freelancer you can take up to 44k pre tax out of your pay and put it towards a 401k plan.
    There are definately good sides and bad sides to working for a company and being freelance, for one, it is unlikely I would make as much freelance as I do right now at my current 3d art job as an art lead but it would be nice to be at home more often and to get to create regular 2d art again.
    What do you do for work right now?

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    new sketch today

    here's one I did on my wacom tablet today from beginning to end, this was a 1/2 an hour or so....thanks for looking

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    Great Looking work, I like the water colors.

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    here's some more sketches....I'll do some more watercolor soon. Thanks for all the kind comments but please, feel free to harsh me.

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    Wow! You have an amazing and beautiful style.

    May I ask, did you go to artschool?

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    UrsusArctos; thanks for the compliment, nah, I never made it to art school I just practiced and hung out with friends who are better than me to learne thier chops I do think about taking some classes now and again though, it would be fun.
    Here's a couple more done in water colors...thanks for looking.

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    What do I do now? I'm a user interface designer for the National Institutes of Health. I focus on usability and interaction, usually leaving the graphic treatments to others. So for me this is a hobby, though a serious one. I used to work for a consulting company though, where we had to deal with proposals and writing the contracts and such. I'm glad I don't have to do that any more.

    As far as any criticisms go, you've got a very clear and clean cartooning style, but it's hard to tell your range. Do you go more realistic, or more iconic, or more whatever at times? How about environments? What about other media? (I'm focusing on pencil and brush a lot right now, but I plan to get to color next. Not sure if I want to do color in Photoshop first or traditional coloring first, actually.)

    Take a look at my series of in-depth critiques, like this one of Salvador Dali's hidden portrait of Lincoln.

    Scott's Sketchbook: Check out my sketchbook. Will swap C&Cs.
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