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    @moali- thats an awesome three panel comic. what medium did you use? i really dig the style.

    @pauljholden- that is one of the best joker images i have seen. its funny and horrifying, which pretty much sums up the joker.

    @Dextra- very awesome Phoenix. do you sketch it out before you do the digital colors?

    @mojokingbee- your new comic project looks interesting, is it gonna be in color?

    haven't posted anything in awhile, been busy with alot of commission work. but heres a couple things
    commission illustration for a comic anthology cover:

    a three panel comic i did inbetween some other things:

    more soon unless i procrastinate too much.
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2012
    @imaginarypeople - Yeah, the figure I sketched out about a week before I did the digital painting, and the bird about a month or so ago. The bird was actually just a sketch I did on my tablet, and I just added some color to it as I was going along. It wasn't until a few days after doing the sketch of Jean that I said "Heeeeey. I've got an idea." And then that happened. This was the sketch of Jean initially:

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    I believe I have missed the entire month. The planet seems to be moving faster and faster. Very busy. Just heard about Tony Scott and it makes me sad.

    In an attempt to actually get ICHIDO done before I am 100 years old I have switched to a digital workflow. Picked up a new tablet after retiring my 10 year old Graphire2. This is the first of hopefully many images coming soon for my book. Spoke with Steambot studios and they were very positive about what I have so far, they may even publish it.

    Ichido is a sci-fi samurai comic.

    samurai fallen sun asylum dot org
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    info phishing
    an illustration to accompany an article about blog/digital safety.

    @imaginarypeople No procrastination. Moar pictures, pls! :D
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    @initiatezao - that is a really good digital take on your pencils. I might not have noticed it was all digital if you hadn't said anything, but now that you point it out, I can tell. You've always done some aftermarket blurring for very nice effect. Where the digital shows in this is in the lack of nodes of fine detail that your pencils brought. If it speeds you up, this is very good and absolutely will work. But for my taste, I kind of miss the detail and hope you'll find ways to work that in digitally as well.

    I've been working out what to do with these mannikins that have been lurking around my drawings lately. This is not done yet, but here are some WIPs from tonight.

    The graphite sketch:
    dressing - graphite

    Working pastel color into it:
    dressing - pastel

    and a detail frame I really love:
    dressing - detail-neck

    and another:
    dressing - detail-face

    Nothing in this is from life. I haven't just drawn a person from my imagination in a while, and I'm sort of happy with what looks to me like an improvement in the personality coming through that imaginary face. I also see a little Neil Ford style around the mouth, which is probably because I've been looking at his drawings a lot today.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012

    "When I needed a new arm, I built a new one to do everything I needed to do. When I needed a new heart, I had to be patient, and let one grow on its own..."
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    Omg Sizer, I love it. Sexy, beautiful, punky, and the colors you used just really do it for me. This is definitely one of my favorite Sizer pictures.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    Thanks Argos. I had been drawing other people's stuff all weekend and needed a switch.
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    Thanks Oddbill. Yea I think it is going to take a month or so to get used to how a tablet works as a pencil. I have only ever really used it to fuck a bit with the color and focal depth. Now it actually is the pencils. I'm hoping I can develop the skill to make it a better pencil than an actual pencil, which is going to take some practice. I have always felt certain limitations with the pencil that I can now fix with a key stroke. It will be fun to experiment, trying to shift some effort towards environmental studies in addition to the portrait stuff.
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    Good looking thread as usual. Here's some recent stuff of mine (forgive me if I've posted one or two of these before):

    the creep

    the fall


      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012
    I also see a little Neil Ford style around the mouth

    I like that this is a style. : )

    No Cuddle Time: Damn impressive.
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012 edited
    This is Slapbot initiating the Toco Protocols [bigger here]:
    Toco Protocols!!

    Also, Vanilla Ice:
    Collaborate and Listen
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012
    No Cuddle Time - my fiance has DJed at WW the past two years. Do you go?
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    Dammit, you are all so goddamn good. I love all the textures! All the life drawing! Goodness!

    Mercurialblone - the one with the POV from the heels is fantastic! I do so love your style.

    Mojo - ungh! Texture! love it.

    Nygaard - like drawing on an eraser board. It's beautifully kinetic.

    FredG - the 15 minute pose is lovely.

    Sizer - how can you be so clean so fast?!

    Oddbill - it has a wonderful mood and tone.... mmmm...

    Here's my sad contribution.

    self portrait of sorts

    I’d been working on a self portrait of sorts; something to use on a business card or website background or something. It was to reperesent me, the fact that my hand are failing and I switch them up when I draw and paint, so between them they equal one hand; and my eyes which are failing and dilate asymmetrically and cross inwards. I’d posted a photograph of my pencil sketch, and a friend wanted it as a tattoo. So I inked it, scanned it, cleaned it up and fixed the proportions, and voila! My art, my own representation of me, is on someone’s skin for life. Weird, huh?

    Jon's tattoooo
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012
    Loving the fast life drawing, nothing like it for improving the old figure drawing. Acouple of mine from the vaults... really must get back to doing some more.


    15 minute charcoal sketch of cracking artist Malcom Olva from around 2001 I think?


    A warm up sketch of the wonderful sculptor, Francis Pelly. This one of a series of five 2 minute sketches originally on A2 cartridge paper with charcoal and chino-graph pencil.

    Around 1999-2000 I think...
      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012 edited
    Great work all

    @ Miranda- the toco is great, really loving the depth & details

    @ Rachael Tyrell- that is an awesome logo! and it looks magical etched in flesh

    I did this mural a while back for a Toronto Councilman's office who was featured in the Toronto Star this week. It's really exciting for me to see my work fighting at city hall and a regular part of Toronto politics...

    you can read the article about Adam Vaughan here
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012
    Sizer - how can you be so clean so fast?!

    Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice.
    And fear. : )
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012 edited
    More nekkid people, guy model this week. Never got into full swing, for some reason, which sucked because he had a great lean muscled body.

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    Geez, Mike - that mural kicks arse. I can see a colour scheme for it in my head :-D
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012 edited
    @Paul, you know as well as I: ditch the lines for a little bit and think in tones and your shapes will get better. You'll be able to do that "martian landing on earth" schtick for more of your figures.

    Edited to add: (The figures do still look awesome, but if you're going for a more accurate proportional representation, squinting and drawing blocks of color/shade usually fixes it for me. I get too stuck on THIS MUST BE A PERSON and forget that it will still be a person if I stop thinking of it as one. WAX ON. WAX OFF.)