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Hey Johnny! You go quite a little mileage in the last 1-2 years, I like how the caricatures turned out and the inking stuff is pretty cool, I know how hard inking is... the "comic bashing" thing looks interesting, I tried stuff like that before, too. Keep going!
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hi flow! thanks for the comment! I'm really finding the more I learn and better I get the more I want to draw, so the learning really accelerates (as long as I remember to study stuff alongside).

Here's an update on my caricature, had a long break from it but back at it again, want to finish it off this time!

I'm going for a kind of film noir interrogation room lighting with the strong spotlight right above. The lighting is not really consistent, but I have to use the photo's of the people to get the likeness right, so hopefully I will get away with it's sort of similar. Any comments or crits really welcome! I am getting out of my comfort zone now and into painting and values and all that stuff...

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Hey man! So I think you could probably get more out of the composition if you use the values to your advantage and push them in your point of interest. For example a sharp white blade of the scissor could help direct the image a little better. :)


Also - and I am by far not the best to tell you that since I personally totally suck at it still - the washy and undefined texture brushes in the pants, on the floor make the whole thing look undecided and undefined. The caricatures themselves look pretty cool I would say.

Keep it up mate!
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Good to see you back in the saddle Johnny :).

The barber shop piece is coming along nicely, I think maybe pay more attention to the lighting as you've already said.

Just a couple of ideas for you: The guy's right elbow looks like it should be in shadow and maybe show the circle of light on the floor?

Keep it going fella!

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Thanks for the crits guys! I will address these things now ^^

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Taken so long for me to finish this... need to speed up and get more focused if I want to take on paid commissions! Anyway, I think this is just about done. I'll probably have another session tidying up a few more places but I think this could be it. Let me know what you think / anywhere I could improve it?

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Phew, think I am finally finished with this.

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I'm gonna jump on the game of thrones bandwagon and try to do one caricature per week or a character; testing out with instagram and seeing about boosting followers (not sure what good it will do me since most of the people looking are artists as well, but might be helpful in the future!)

Here's a WIP of George R R Martin:

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Looking good with the barber pic.
Much easier to know where to look now!
I just started doing the GOT art thing too haha.. I really love the show anyway
was thinking similar instagram wise maybe get some more followers if i posted bit more fan arty things..
will see, i hate the algorithm changes..
i like the bottom right George btw
keep up the good work man

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Thanks dude, thanks to your help I got it to this level! Gonna go to the printers tomorrow and take it to them this week.

I don't know anything about the algorithms, but worth a shot. I guess having a lot of followers means you got people who will buy your stuff, or read it if its a webcomic or something. That's how things start I suppose. Fanart should hopefully bring in more people who just enjoy the show, rather than people who are into art. Not sure which group is more likely to buy stuff from you.

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That barber piece came out great Jyonny :).

Hope you get a good reception when it goes up :).

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Thanks Artloader! Got it printed now, gonna take it to them tomorrow. A little nervous really, but I know it'll be fine ^_^


Going ahead with my game of thrones caricatures; trying to get a lot of sketches done first so I can just focus solely on painting practice one after another over the next couple months.

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gonna call this one finished, managed to paint it from the sketch in about 4 hours, pretty happy with that! Practising using a monochromatic palette, it's a nice step up from values; just have to worry about saturation in addition to the values, the hue is not involved yet. Might do another few of these before I move on to full colour.

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Got to work on an album cover for some friends (but a paid job finally!). Here's the result and some WIP stuff. I was inspired by Persona 5's artwork with the strong red, and tried to mimic an Al Hirschfeld style of drawing in the final.















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Hey congrats on the paid piece man!

Looks cool, nice linework, I love how you can move from painting to linework from one piece to the next :).

Onwards and upwards my friend!

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Wow, this is like when you see a nephew as a kid, and then the next time you see them, they're in law school! You've come a long way!

Really like the caricatures! They're expressive and appealing. Good shape, great painting too. The barbershop tells a story in an instant. Keep it up!

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Tygerson! Wow! Was weird cause I was wondering the other day what you were up to. I'm glad you started posting again ^^ And thanks for your comments! I like the analogy, and like someone out of their teens I can look back and see how much I thought I knew and how little I did lol. Good lesson for today as well!

Funny story about the barber shop caricature I did, the two in the picture have fallen out, the guy has quit, so it wasn't appropriate for her to put it on the wall BUT! she liked it so much, she's commissioned me to do another one just of her, this time getting $$cash money$$! Pretty interesting turn of events, although I'm not planning to charge her much, its nice when someone likes your stuff so much they'd pay money for it.


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Go figure on the barbershop, but round two should be great.

I like the variety of color schemes on the next round of studies. Your people have such personality!

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Wow almost exactly one year since I posted in here! Kind of serendipitous!

Tons of new work and improvement happened in that time, just fell out of the habit of posting on here but if anyone is interested my instagram link is working now!

Also I have launched my first webcomic, this is a real milestone, when I joined CD my goal was to become a comic artist. This is the point I can now say I am a comic artist! Time to set more goals like getting published/paid/1000 subscribers but yea! I made it! Here's a link to my comic for anyone interested:

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Hey well done on the progress and on the WebComic dude! It looks awesome, I love the endless scroll format and the story looks intriguing :).

So are you the artist and Dai the writer?

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Looking forward to more dude!

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