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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #705 on: January 22, 2019, 08:52:48 PM »
Haha that'd be quite legendary. I'm going to start stealing stuff from your work too when I get around to it. Cheers man.

Also you're totally right. Basically the more accurate and experienced you are the thinner your drawing instrument. I'll try to use thicker brushes in my mspaint to see how it works out.

And yeah, halfway but the end feels so far away haha.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #706 on: January 23, 2019, 05:22:11 PM »
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439,432 nice characters
437,442 nice thumbs

well doing 2 regimes at once means you would be on 900/1000, nearly done if you were just doing one, so it's definitely going to be slow going.

I'm almost worried that we will eventually end up getting addicted to doing the regimes instead of doing actual manga/illustrations lol
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #707 on: January 23, 2019, 11:38:03 PM »
Hahah honesty makes the world go round.

And you know I know what you mean, but I'm going to be super out of character (pun half intended) and say we shouldn't be too worried about that. I think when we want to get a project done we do it. You have mangas under your belt, some useful softwares to assist drawing, programming AND illustrating chops and even booklets. I guess you need to clear the 'sell artwork' bar as I do to make sure you know, but you're able to do this stuff. And you know what, me too. I've made comics and stuff. It's just that I want to be more reliable on that front because the biggest problem isn't execution, it's consistency and stamina. It's fine to be a fast sprinter for 20 metres but it's better to be a marathon runner who can go 10 kilometres on a whim.

Not sure if any of that made sense? Anyhow I reiterate a real sell of our stuff will be infinitely more convincing than nice words I guess, but I really am confident about them. Just look at the regimens we've already completed now. Stupid amount of drawing for no benefit other than our own.

Also side note: I have a vague expectation to be doing more creations than regimens two years from now. But my true ideal is to have drawing so much a part of my daily life that I just stop counting really because it's as natural as brushing my teeth every day.  ( I won't. It's much more fun seeing the numbers stack up)

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #708 on: January 24, 2019, 04:28:15 PM »
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Yup I totally agree on the front, partly why I am so obsessed with speed and efficiency. Getting the maximum level of productivity ensures that I can handle any project in the future.
yeah I'm totally aiming at the "whip out a 40 page manga chapter on a weekend" kinda stamina level XD

It would be totally great to sell some art this year. I need to get some pricing down for styles and whatnot, partly another good reason to keep track of timings is to be sure I'm selling my skill at the right amount. if I could sell one artwork this year it would be great, but really I would love to average one a week by the end of the year. (Not sure if I want to permanently do commissions or get paid for my own story/manga etc but time will tell)

When drawing faces this lunchbreak I had a sudden realization about how much more natural it has become to draw faces and poses from previously. Hopefully that's just the beginning :P
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #709 on: January 27, 2019, 06:19:41 AM »
geez you're actually pulling it of. I draw mah hat, sir
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #710 on: February 18, 2019, 08:59:38 AM »
Hit a huge roadblock. Life because very interesting the past two weeks, but soon I'll be free from the thick of it.

I've come to realize more than ever that I'm not professional at all. Any slight divergence from my planned days makes me unmotivated to draw like at all. I'm glad I've still doodled consistently, but my regimen just hit a major full stop for days.

I know now mroe than anything that consistency is what'll get me places. It really doesn't help to be this sporadic. Whatever. I'll see what happens.

Here is a slight dump. Halfway done, 500 thumbs 500 chars to go.

















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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #711 on: February 18, 2019, 04:39:29 PM »
It's definitely hard to keep going when you dont have an actual commitment like a job. Even on bad days when I dont want to go to work, I know I have to, and I do. It's a LOT harder with basically a hobby on those lazy days. Don't feel too bad about it. Maybe have a backup plan for what you can do when you're not feeling great. I normally do my first iteration WIPs, since I can always fix them up on the next iteration, I don't feel any pressure to get anything right. having a regime can help, although it might hinder just as easily.

and nice bunch of works. It looks like the characters feel a bit more natural than the previous ones, and it's nice to see some 3/4 views and poses other than standing in there as well.

Thumbnails look good too. I think it's harder to come up with a variety compared to clothes, since clothes is comparatively a smaller category and you can mix details a lot more easily than in buildings and backgrounds I think. although it looks like you're balancing drawing different kinda of shots, closeups, cityscapes, buildings, characters, action and so on. keep it up!
it might help to maybe do 2 or 3 or 4 sequential thumbnails every now and then, because that's training your mind for manga paneling.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #712 on: February 18, 2019, 05:01:42 PM »
Well I was still doodling and drawing pretty much, but nothing that made me break any ground I wanted to break. I'll see what I can plug in there other than the regimens. Storyboarding maybe? There's some comics I need to get to.

Other than 500 and 501 I really haven't done much sequential stuff. Could do more of that

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #713 on: February 19, 2019, 05:49:34 AM »
Hmm I dunno if that'S what makes a pro, y'know. And you're like producing so much more than I did in any time of my life lmao. I struck road blocks that made me stop drawing for years, so I wouldn't worry about that much. There is this thing, if you draw because it gives you something to draw and finish something, I think that's what makes an artist. I mean, it's nice to have feedback, yeah. But every time I finish something that is better than my last piece and I look at it and I'm just so happy and fascinated by the way how I got there, and that's what keeps me driving. There are people who are fascinated by techniques or tools, like me, others are with stories of the past, etc. And still, there will always be days where you don't have any motivation at all. I'd say you're doing pretty well lego. whenever I drop back to the forum and see you're all up and drawing, I get my motivation back  :heart:
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #714 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:31 PM »
Haha cheers.

I don't want to rely on motivation or inspiration anymore though. Things have let me down more than I can count. I just need good habits that'll have me reliably able to produce work.











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« Reply #715 on: February 21, 2019, 05:54:08 PM »
Yup inspiration is dead to me lol
There is a difference between being inspired to draw and finding inspiration for your drawing though I think.
Motivation is a bit of a tricky one since somewhere as artists we have a fundamental motivation, but daily that main goal sort of drifts in and out of focus. Definitely building it up to habit status is great and I think I'm nearly there myself after nearly 10 years. Only the future will tell :)

Thumbnails felt a little on the strange/weird side this time. Characters were also strange but in a good way XD
loving the Ghandi one #536
I wish I knew what went on in your head when you draw these characters :P
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« Reply #716 on: February 22, 2019, 04:27:54 AM »
Well with your systematic way of getting about things I only see improvement on your path suuper. Keep at it man.

Yeah my thumbs needed a little sequential art. I zoned out and had a relatively good session this time around.

Haha Ghandi. I didn't see that until later. And man that cat look deformed. Animal studies here we come.

And nope you don't want to know what's going through my head. Well 519 was just me reminiscing about how great Mandy's character design was from Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Man, Cartoon Network had great character designs.



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Sequential thumbnails. Not quite sure what the backstory is about but I'm thinking off the top of my head dude is a slacker who joined a group of monster hunters and somehow survived a massacre with the help of one of the best hunters in the world. He tags along with her on a journey.  That's the vibe I got. I'd need to think longer to actually make a concrete story. It was fun though. Easier to work with at least, but backgrounds vanish at the speed of light when I work on comics. Need more open shots.

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« Reply #717 on: February 24, 2019, 03:35:53 PM »
I do think I am a little too systematic, setting up rules and logic, but I think as long as I can be creative and skilled in my art my methods are fundamentally immaterial :P

nice sequential, felt like I was watching an anime. Actually I think I could quite comfortably read a manga if it was in that format to be honest, possibly because it feels like a series of screenshots/storyboards XD
Although I felt quite compelled to read in snake fashion, alternately left-to-right then right-to-left through the panels.

#582 characer reminds me of Schierke (had to google it lol) from Berserk.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #718 on: February 24, 2019, 05:04:54 PM »
Y'know Lego, you talk about having been doing some 'urban sketching' the other day. But that's 90% of backgrounds. You probably aren't as far off from getting 'gud' at backgrounds as you act like you are. You just need to merge the two.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #719 on: February 26, 2019, 11:39:49 AM »
Well I can look at an image and copy the features, but spinning them in my head still proves to be elusive. I'll develop a feel for it though. I know the cubes helped a little.

@suuper ah 583 you mean haha. Yeah I love that simple design. And I know what you mean. Webtoons tend to have simple panelling like this. It's an artform of its own to make different sized panels that make sense, so it really helps lessen the stress when you have similar sized thumbnails.


I'm at the rut where it feels like you're plugging away at a blackhole. Love this part of regimens *weeps*


Dude gets tortured. It occurs to me that no matter how many hands I drew I had no idea how hands looked holding scissors until I referenced. It's quite the unique grip. I should've drawn hands interacting with things more rather than just being alone in space.


Army on a hill. The soldiers rappel to shape-shifting mechs and let themselves get dragged along.




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