really nice update man and good luck with the internship
Hey, i like it man, T for teamwork, then in the next one they have no 'eye's cuz theres no I in TEAM... fuckin great... dont know if you did that purposefully or not... but awesome update, digging the day of pentaC, and the Get Down sketches, not that I dont like the T for Teamwork one, just the jaw of the ogre aint too fun to look at, kinda wanna sock em in the jaw to kinda fix up that mug of his, u know?
"KEEEE-YYYAAAAAAHHHHHH B!TCH!!!!" - Ed Wuncler III, The Boondocks
good stuff dude, great meeting you in montreal. good luck with the internship.
Yayy! Updates fill me with glee!
Nice stuff as usual, and some really good contrast with the pentecost one.
Sometimes the feet look a bit funny though, might want to work on that a bit.
Hey Ryan, I'll have to rain check on doing anything as productive as putting something in a manilla envelope, placing stamps, sealing envelopes, and sending. Wedding stuff is getting really time consuming and after sending out so many invitations the last thing I want to do right now is.... well, write an address..... but it'll happen, I promise.
I like the logo you're using for your samples. Did you ever get any help on finding a printer (you posted in the portfolio prep thread in the lounge wondering about it before)? If you found one..... let me know how it's working out. I'm still researching options.
Has anyone else complained that they miss your Bob Ross avatar and that they need to do a double take to recognize it's you posting?
I haven't stopped by in a while. I'm glad I did. Your work has really taken off.
I love the 'I shop at old-navy, but I hang out with these guys' look in this http://www.ryanbowlin.com/Finished%2...ons/fin11b.jpg
Really great stuff
zeb man you will get the internship...you gotz the personal skillz to get the job. No worries man....Ill just slip the bosses over there some secret ninja hypnotic potions and BAM! you are in.
hows it going with everything? I hope you get a job very soon! Keep updating when you can!
Amazing work mate ,wonderful
MY SKETCH BOOK
More updates dude. What's the internship business? Tell me more. Website looks great. REally dig the logo of the kid with the horn. The SP as St. George is really awsome too.
YAY!! Updates! Well, not REALLY new but newER. Makes me smile deep down in my stomache where I am soft like a homing pigeon filled with clams...I just found something out about myself. Love the new stuff, would love to see more, but time is the killer of us all.
I'm very pleased to announce that despite popular opinion I am NOT dead! Ha!
It's very good to be posting again (although I wish it could be more) and hopefully I'll have more time to update this thing in the coming months. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to those who posted and I'll go ahead and reply to your comments.
Erilaz: Thanks, mate. How are things going down your Croc country? Miss ya, man. Hope to see you again someday!!
Bumskee: Man, c'mon... I'm not an idiot. You're the one kickin' ass lately and takin' names! I wish I could toss my pencil renders for some of your quick gestural style, mate. Thanks for the props anyhow. I've been workin' hard and trying to improve. You're right tho... my anatomy still suffers. Guess I'll have to bust it hard like Rodrigo has been, eh? Hope you're doin' well too, man. Stay in touch.
This1: You can sock 'em if you like. Thanks man.
Reau: Thanks, man.
Flex: Hey, bro! It was great meeting you as well. Too bad we didn't stay in the same location cuz I would have loved to chat with you more and sketched it up. Maybe at another one?? When are you going to lay one of your tasty updates on us? You always tease us with little bits. I know you got more, man! C'mon!
Liam: Thanks!! I miss you man... have you been updatin' and I've just been missing out or what?
Brall: Heh... I'm trying. I appreciate the encouragment.
Staylor: I've decided that I suck at feet... well... you decided it as well when you left this comment. But as of late I've really been feeling that weakness in my work. Foot studies??? I think SO! Thanks for not abandoning me as I have you my SG14 faithful, brotha!! Hope you're well. I need to stop in to your book soon...
Dutton: Congratz again, man. Don't sweat it. I've been busy too. Whenever you get time just drop me a line and we'll do a trade. Starting a new life with another takes a lot of time and effort, I'm sure. Just get to me when you can. But please, don't forget your SB and drop and update on us! We miss you too! Ha! And the Bob Ross avatar... lol... I thought everyone forgot it! Heh... maybe we need a revised come back of the painting God that is Bob Ross, eh? Take care, man.
Craig H : Taking off?? I think maybe in a few years I'll get there. You however are blowing the doors off me, man!! That Old Navy thing cracked me up... lol It didnt' really occur to me really! Ha!
SirGreenSock: Nik, I love you and thanks. Await no more.
Tetsuo: I have you to thank for the internship, mate. If it weren't for your highly skilled ninjas... remind them to stop by. I've yet to bake cookies for them.
Van: Amazing... pfft... you crack me up, bro. Thanks for the comments man.
Qxzi: Thanks for the support! I can always count on you, mate! Hope you're well! Thanks again!
Ryan DeMita: Hey... glad you dig on my stuff. It's scribbles and scrabbles up in here but I hope someone gets as much enjoyment out of 'em as I do. It made my day when you posted this. Thanks alot. Why no updates? Buzzzy!! I'll try to be better... promise! Thanks again!!
Hito: Thanks for the comments... I was hopin' you'd dig it especially. The internship... well... read below and I'll give you the skinny on it all. I hope you're doin' really well. Animating your life away yet?? Glad you like the logo and site. It's pretty plain but it gets the job done, I guess. You have one? I'll link ya. Stay in touch, ok?
MasterPug: Your wish is my command. Thanks, man.
Thanks again to everyone. Well, here's the deal with my absence... a few excuses... 1. I'm living with my parents again in the outskirts of town. Their internet is slow and for some reason I can't access my web server out here. Don't ask me. So now I've tried to just attach the images. 2. I've been busy with an internship with a game company here in town as well as driving and hour everywhere I go because I live an hour outside of town. Life has taken a lot of time lately for some reason. 3. And I've been lazy and tired when not working. Watching a lot of movies, soaking inspiration and spending time with friends.
So there you have it. Life has just been in fast mode. It's good to post again tho. I really love getting the feedback and putting it out there for ya'll to see. My art work has mainly been dominated by my internship work (which I can't show anything at the moment but I'm working on getting some approvals) but I have been sketching here and there. We here in St. Louis have been getting together pretty much weekly and havin' sketch night (soon to be CASTL or Concept Art St.Louis - if you're interested lemme kno). That's been a cool source of inspiration but mainly I've been workin' on my internship. I guess I'd better explain that. When I got home from Montreal (Workshop) I just submitted some work to a local game company and asked if there was full time work or intern possibilities. They seemed to like my stuff and I ended up getting it. It's a concept art/texture mapping gig really for the most part but I'm going to be learning some basic 3D as well. And hopefully if all goes well (and so far it seems to be going well) I may get a full time position there out of this. The company is Simuntronics and they're working on an MMORPG called Hero's Journey. It's lookin' pretty sweet so look 'em up if you're interested. Anyhow so that's been my life. Just workin' at this stuff and trying to move on into my next phase of life after graduating college. It's been a great learning experience at Simutronics and my skills have already benefited from my being there, especially digital stuff. So yea, good stuff.
That said, here's my update, be it random bits from my SB and projects I've done over the summer. The new attachment thing won't let you comment for each so maybe I'll leave a brief synopsis of each after I post 'em. I have quite a bit more but these were the ones I liked most. I keep doodling a lot lately and start on stuff and won't finish it. Heh. That's the point of an SB I guess. Playin' around. So you may see some finished pieces from this update later... we'll see. I'll try to keep you guys update too. This attachment thing worked pretty well. I guess we'll see how it looks when I post, eh? Thanks again for commenting and all. I really appreciate it. Take care. And to those I met in Montreal... I miss you and can't wait to see you all again. I hope you're well.
AJA so your not dead eh? good to know, killer update bro!
critiques later, right now Im just happy to see your updating!
nice compo! Im really likeing were your going!
dude your sketchbook is ROCKING! as far as im concerned... but yeah hopefully this friday when you guys are meeting i can come .. thatd be badass.. i ned to get my shit up to par hahah... keep it rocking dude!!
Hey, guys... thanks alot for the support. It really is great to be back. Hopefully not everyone forgot me! I should have more updates soon but for now here's another T-shirt deal I did for my school. The Griffin is our mascot of course. Exciting. Not too detailed and pretty plain but I did get it done in like an hour. Thanks again guys.
Not to bump my thread but this is ridiculous! After I updated last week my SB went down or something and now it seems to be back. Hmm. I guess the forums are just going through all sorts of crap right now anyhow. Ok... on with the sketchbookery! I think I may have to update this evening to celebrate! We'll see!
m, 25i2006; 19:28:00
Things are looking up my friend, your last few updates have been immensely enjoyable to witness. Truly, as an educated artist you are beginning to witness the benefits that such an experience can yield, the mastery of some technique, the comfort with making marks and design choices, it's all quite evident. For the first time you're getting to really push yourself and draw whatever strikes your fancy. You've always been free with the expression but now it's like the creative expression are, as the saying goes, turned up to eleven. now that that's off my chest. build you up, you know?
What's this crap about you not feeling like drawing at one of the sketchgroups? been doing a few too many elven races eh? come on man, snap out of it! It sounds like that whole "i don't feel like going to the workshop" episode a little bit. Youch --> flamed, but you know i mean well. I'm not one to talk of course, just careful with that laziness factor. I get into these ruts where i won't draw for a little bit, will just let things get haywire, and then there's guilt for the wasted time. better to just avoid all that cycle of negativity and deciding, "yeah, even though i'm tired and i'd rather just sit there, i'm going to draft this one design i've been thinking about." Just think of how great it would be to put down an idea that you have had recently, your very own concept, something that you made up that is wholly worthy / needy to get recorded. this is something that i've just discovered and i must say, if you can tap into some wellspring of drive like that, then certainly, with every ounce of energy that st. louis hasn't drained out of you, tap into it and really let the paper have it with some aggression. Keyed up from a day of image-making, let the fury go with a blinding white flash of PURE creativity.
Libraries of sketchbooks will tremble in awe.
[p.s. maybe my best post ever, you lucky, nogood, sketchbook-bumping fuck.
Last edited by guggemmaneuver; September 25th, 2006 at 07:40 PM.
If it ain't Free, it ain't Zebz. That's what I always say. Just stoppin' bye to say hi... "Hi", and that your illustration are looking great. Wish I had the dedication to work a picture that long with a pencil. Hope we get to see each other in San Fran.
hell yeah, glad to see some updates. the recent work is great. i love the detail in the folds and the overall believablily of the characters. im really diggin the red outlines, they create and interesting dynamic. lots of nice little details. i see some breaking into color too which is great. keep at it and post more when you get a chance.
Love the black and red drawings. The one with the heart and the black background is amazing. It is much different from your normal style. I like that a lot. the one of Jeff is really great to. you are a master rendererrrrrrr. Good stuff man
Love your pencilwork man. Real high attention to detail. Do you use a mechanical pencil all through out? Hope to see more of this graphite goodness. Keep it up, dude.
These are really good. Your pencil sketches are lush. More please