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    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
    Thanks to you both. Not sure how well it will reduce, Allana - but have at thee.

    Now , off trying my hand at drawing a mandala.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013 edited
    Last spring, an apartment full of lifeforms longing for the Adventure Girl to come back from adventures in France.

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    I was taking pictures of my art outside and snapped a few of myself. I have drawn some of you in the past so you can have your turn at me.

      CommentAuthorAmanda P
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
    Making an artist request for more full body poses pleeeeease :-)
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
    I'm sure I can come up with something. ;)
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013 edited
    *ahem* never mind this post. Made in error.
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    Amanda -- Any specific poses you'd like? Styles of pose?
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
    Oookay, I'll bite.

    Version #1, which is very pose-y indeed:

    And version #2, which is me making rock n' roll lighting happen, with shades of eroticism brough about by a hint of what I like to call "midriff" and others prefer to call "gut":

    #3 in my natural habitat, doing what I do best:

    (Shutting up now.)
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013 edited
    Amanda asks, and Amanda shall receive. Apologies for the mass photo dump!

    Still getting the hang of this whole medieval martial arts thing. Tough to teach yourself when all you've got are scanlations of centuries-old German fighting manuals, a few decent videos, dinky wooden ren-faire swords, and about fifty more pounds than is entirely necessary. One the other hand, it's rather good exercise! My arms and back are close to the strength I had when I was lugging bags of mulch for eight hours a day at Home Depot two years ago.
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    @ Alan Tyson; For awhile now I've been poking about looking for the correct bo-staff position for a soldier to be holding a rifle beating a meat ghost. Your poses really show I'm going the wrong direction. Thank you so much for throwing these up. Also great shots!

    Genetic Portrait.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2013 edited
    @Jack: Well, before you abandon your layouts and sketches, let me state a few caveats. 1) I've got no actual formal training in any school of fighting aside from a few months of Tae Kwan Do when I was thirteen, 2) I'm doing all my sword guards with a sword that's the wrong hilt length entirely, so I've kinda had to improvise, 3) staff fighting and swordfighting, while there is overlap, do have some guards, strikes, and overall philosophy all their own, so even if you see me doing something different, it doesn't necessarily mean you're on the wrong path!

    Also, man, what razor are you using, because I need to get me one to solve my Eternal Neck Scratchies problem!
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    @ Alan Tyson; They were very enlightening because of the unique angles of the photography. Different than I'd seen which was Uncle Bob Dojo Fodder. Not exactly useful to begin with. I'm Texan. We're the Kings of the Neck Beard so I don't have any hope for you. That was just a quick Ulric Collette trick where I quickly merged two portraits shot of myself and my daughter. I love how mutant-esque his genetic pieces come out.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013
    @ Imaginarypeople - Don't ask, just wanted to spice it up a bit.
    ImaginaryPeople photo Imaginarypeople_zps958ca2a7.jpg
    Me showing my adoration the greatest comic artist of all time. Sam Kieth! You can probably see his influence in my work
    Me! photo Ohme_zpsfb1abc0c.jpg
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    @viol8tor - thanks that looks awesome. I am also very jealous of your Sam Kieth book, I will have to get one.
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    viol8tor -- His "Samplings & Dabblings" book is coming out on Wednesday. Just so you know.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013 edited
    @ imaginarypeople - Yea I love this book. It just feels good in your hands

    @ Warped Savant - I got the Trout & Doodle Edition but I never got a regular copy. For $16.99 i'll pick it up. Thanks! Oh and IDW is reprinting The Maxx the entire run starting in November. New cover & all! Very excited.

    edit - I don't know if anyone noticed but my eyeball icon is the 'Pott-belly' character from Sam Kieth's My Inner Bimbo. Yea I'm a hardcore Sam Kieth fan. It Happens
    • CommentAuthorfenrir07
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
    @Alan Tyson

    Alan as a doctor with a somewhat creepy name and a creepy WWII past in the SS...

      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
    Hah! Okay, so, what you don't know is that in college, my buddy Misha and I would try to make each other uncomfortable by slipping on the role of "Doctor Mengele's interns," which mostly consisted of talking about skinning babies for anthropological studies in a really, really bad German accent.

    Hey, I was 19.

    Also I'm a little disturbed at how well I pull off the combover look.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013 edited
    From the SPIT, here's me in a waistcoat!
    What's that sound?!