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    Been awhile. Here's a piece I screwed around with yesterday:



    Full version and some process detail in my G+ post for it, just click the pic.

    Solid thread this month. Good work everyone.
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    @m.e.walsh…sweet Stormy
    @richard…another fine strip!!!
    @seantaclaus…nice one!



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      CommentAuthorAlberto
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    A sunday afternoon space barbarian:

    X-O Manowar
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      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011 edited
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    Crazy Stuff!
    @Seantuciaus amazing gothic robotics, the coloring is awesome
    @mojo that third pic is really tight, nice work and I dig the comics pages alot
    @alberto what the f---! that is amazing

    here's a bit of animation I have to sibmit for various galleries/grants this week. Most of it hasn't been posted before but some of it you've already seen... music by offtandiscord and Tor-Q

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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    Wow- incredible stuff folks!
    Love that crazy Space Barbarian, Alberto!
    Here's a bit of fun from tonight- ink and wash on a scrap piece of illustration board- 2.75" x 15.5"
    STILTMAN
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    Doooooodle

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    @mojokingbee: I love your 25 girl. I wish I had oodles of money to throw at clothes and hats and whatnot so I could dress up like her.
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    @trini..thanks..she's actually for a poster comp for my local art centre's 25 years of operation...very last minute so not me best. She's got the "cavaliera" or gentlewoman look that I used to joke about with my friend.
    @heyapathy...very sweet stuff...are you doing straight ahead animation or key framing them?
    @dorkmuffin...love the linework on your sketch.
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      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011 edited
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    @ Rooth nice one! it was really fun to scroll down that drawing
    @dorkmuffin sweet doodle!
    @mojo- just straight ahead free wheeling it and hoping for the best ...
    • CommentAuthorkenbastard
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011
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    Ex Monday 8Ex Monday 8
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    @Ken Bastard Great composition with poop mention. Lovely.

    @rooth Great Stiltman! He should have his own book. Comics needs more fun villains and less crazed sadists.

    Another Alphabeast:
    Amalgamated Biscuit Green Man
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011 edited
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    Here's my (mostly) annual "birthday" self-portrait. Several weeks late, and based, loosely on Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring".

    Man with a silver earring --Self-Portrait 2011
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    My Latest
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    Wanted to share this from another thread; my thoughts to another artist on why I post on Whitechapel:

    " Overall, it goes back to one of Warren's old mainstays for here; "There is no crying in Whitechapel", which means just bring your best stuff, be honest and committed to it, and don't whine.

    All of us have felt "outclassed" by something here, and complaining about it gets boring, so better to put your energy into getting your game up to the level you wish it to be. It took me a few years to really hit a level I felt I could even feel good about here with the possibility of someone like Mike Weiringo showing up and owning the entire thread.

    The "No piss-takes" rule is also in the same vein; we're all here to see good stuff, so bringing something that is obviously half-assed or was slapped together with little thought is a piss-take, and it wastes both our (the viewers) and your time. Again, better your time is spent on a good piece of art or getting better for your next entry. I literally used this place as boot camp, knowing that I could do comics and art, but needing a drill instructor to say "Okay, now 20 more, soldier!"

    Looking back, some of my first REMAKE pieces were utter crap. But I kept coming back, kept getting schooled by some really good artists, and eventually I started making stuff that I knew was my best work (not the best in the thread, but best for me) and it was a great kick in the ass. I had been deafened by the echo chamber that places like DeviantArt can become (OH, YOU'RE AWESOME LOL) and now had to deal with the open, stony silence that can be a forum like this, where people of incredible taste actually have an informed opinion, and give praise when deserved. Sure, there is good natured barbing and hassle, but the end goal was the same: show me something that excites my eyes and brain. Warren demanded it, I know Si demands it, and it's something we should all demand of ourselves, be it here in the REMAKE thread, or a photo thread, a story thread, fiction thread, wherever. This place keeps me coming back because I feel I have to bring my good game, art and brain-wise, and keeps me sharp and frosty and constantly challenging myself.

    I don't know that I'll "hit" every time (and I'll save you the suspense; I will fuck up PLENTY), but I will keep getting better, because it feels really good to keep getting better, and I love seeing people here evolve into amazing artists, storytellers or whatever. This board loves new blood, so put on some big person pants and join in the drill. You obviously are interested, so give yourself some time to find your footing and really show what your best work is. You'll (and we'll) know when it happens.

    Hope this helps, just my two nickels of input. : )"
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      CommentAuthorDMir.Anda
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    Cheers to what Paul said.

    Also, @Kenbastard: that page is brilliantly done.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    @Sizer: The mark of the grownup creative is to see somebody kicking your ass with their best work, and saying "Challenge Accepted".

    I'm trying hard to live up to that. When I see somebody post gold on Weaponizer, I try to say to myself, "Okay, there's the bar, time to get back to the woodshed". And it's hard to do that! As anybody unfortunate enough to be in my G+ circles knows, I tend towards neurosis with my writing. The way I see it, though, I have two choices. I can quit writing forever and hope my day job is tolerable enough that I don't eat a bullet by age 40, or I can keep working until I'm satisfied.
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      CommentAuthorRichard Pace
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011 edited
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    Another Wednesday!


    Love what you wrote up there, Paul!

    ~R
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011 edited
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    Thanks Richard.

    The mark of the grownup creative is to see somebody kicking your ass with their best work, and saying "Challenge Accepted".


    Guess I had to grow up to discover that for myself. : )
    Whatever age it happens, learning the reason you do art (or any creative thing) is paramount. If it's for money, for fame, for revenge, all good, but it needs to be your reason and make sense to you. I've found only dead ends when I've attempted to manufacture reasons to continue to improve as an artist. Simple baseline is; you've just got to want it, and be willing to find ways to keep wanting it. But you've also got to be willing to risk it a bit, to put it out there and let it be exposed to the elements and be strengthened by that exposure. THAT is one of the harder things a young artist has to learn; self confidence, and where to keep finding it. Self confidence doesn't come from unending praise, it comes from earned praise.

    God, I sound like a self-help book...
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    Holy shit guys my show is on Friday! I just got these drawings back from the frame guy:

    Photobucket
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    I am starting to actually get nervous. I haven't had this good sort of anxiety in a while!
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    @oddbill: I wish I could go to your show. Your work looks great!

    @Paul: Very true. I hope I'll want to draw like I used to again. Finding the want/desire to keep working, and the self confidence to keep working, especially when there is little to no response to what you create, is hard. Perhaps the hardest thing about being an artist for some people? What I'd like to know is, how do you do it? How do you push your will and want to keep going?