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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - KurtJeremy - 07-21-2016

Hey jyonny
Sorry to hear you feeling down and disappointed.
I say don't be , there's nothing to feel bad about though I understand and have been through that mental state just remember to always catch it and revert it into a positive one.

So ill say it again theres nothing to be frustrated about, because all I see are progress and experience that's going through in this sketchbook.


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Heliux - 07-23-2016

Hey man! Awesome to see you still grinding! Just wen through a bunch of your sketchpad and its was fucking awesome to see how much you've been crushing it this last year!

Look forward to getting back into it along side you guys and get back in touch with mah roots at the Daggers! ;D


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 10-10-2016

Kurt & Mariyan & John Cheers for the encouragement from before!
Heliux Thanks dude! Let's get some hangouts going again!


So my plan was to come back and post up progress on my new comic, which I started but was having so much trouble with the drawing side I got really swamped by it all! I could've continued battling with it and improved that way but decided to go back to study and focus on each thing in isolation. So I've been in a kind of study / practice mode for the last few months, not going so hardcore but doing some productive sessions everyday. Now it's Inktober and I've been hitting that with all I can, here's my first 9 days:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Piotr Jasielski - 10-10-2016

Nice job on the ink stuff. I think you'll like the next CC challenge in November. Our gest is working for Sony Pictures Animation on a movie.


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 10-19-2016

Piotr Woa sounds exciting! I'll check it out for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

Some more inktober stuff; I've injured my back and can't sit down and draw for more than about 20 mins at a time, so I've kind of slowed down which is a bit annoying, but I'm doing plenty of physio and exercises so hopefully I can do a few more developed ones before the end:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 11-24-2016

Posted this stuff for Artloader, but figured I'd post it here too in case it's useful for anyone:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-12-2017

Decided to make a concerted effort with colour, followed Alex Negrea's 'ambient occlusion method' tutorial, really feel like I have so much more control doing it that way!

Working with one of my inktober drawings from above.

First image is the original ink, then the ambient occlusion pass which really helps so much to get the pieces feeling solid and 3d, then the flat colours, then shadows, then more shadows and bounce light and highlights.
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Here's the 'finished' piece, recombined with the ink to hide the lack of finish xD (I could've spent a lot more time refining and polishing, but needed to stop and work on something now, I might go back to it after or probably I'll do a new one but put more time into the polishing stage)
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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Artloader - 01-12-2017

Hey nice result Jyonny :).

That looks like an interesting workflow, I might check it out myself.

Good luck with your other stuff mate :).


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - gregorkari - 01-12-2017

great work! keep it up!


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-13-2017

Thanks Artloader and gregorkari!

I've been finding this quite a fun way to warm up and practice gestures. 1 min poses (the red lines) then put away the reference and go back over them drawing the characters, without a time limit (although aiming to be fast and loose still). It's quite a nice way to do a bit of imaginative / memory drawing but without having to think of each pose yourself (which I find makes the session grind a bit, since I slow down when a pose doesn't come right away).

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - IrishWhiskey - 01-16-2017

Hi Jyonny! 

The giant leaps you are making is truly inspiring and your figure drawings look very nice in your style you got going on too. 

i mean those inktober sketches tho  Shock

2017 is going to be your year buddy!


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-22-2017

IrishWhiskey! Thanks dude! Yes I really feel this year is gonna be awesome! Things feel like they are coming together at long last!

Kicking off the year with a magazine job! doing the front cover of a Buddhist magazine. Not getting paid but it's a good chance to push myself to complete something from start to finish. It's a subscription only rag but has about 10,000 subscribers I believe, so something else might come from it! Here's the rough version and a more developed underdrawing:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-25-2017

Some Makoto Shinkai studies for sky and rocks - he was described to me as skyporn and it's so true! Check him out if you want some cool stylised skies!

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Progress so far on my illustration, C&C welcome! I have til Thursday to finish it off.

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-27-2017

Getting there, nearly done! Got to fix up their expressions and eyes. It needs to be tighter!

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I found this really useful to do to try and keep the lighting consistent:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Artloader - 01-28-2017

Dude - congrats on getting that magazine gig - even if it is none paying it still a great testimony to your art skills.

And thanks for sharing that stuff about Makoto Shinkai - I'm focussing on enviros this year so will definitely look him up.

Good luck and keep going!


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 01-30-2017

Artloader Thanks man! Yea for sure it's definitely a great confidence boost, and hopefully it'll lead on to more stuff. I want to do a monthly comic strip for that magazine so I'll get some strips done and approach the editor now that I know her.

Here's the finished version and some close up parts. I'm happy with all the characters except the asian guy in the middle, just could not get his expression and eyes working for me, he seems to be staring off into space at nothing in particular. The 'norms' tell me they like it and it's fine, so it will do I suppose! deadlines and all that!

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I added some noise to it to try and kind of unify things and make it not look so clean and digital. Not sure if it works great, maybe should've gone with one of the photoshop 'canvas' filters or something, but it's ok!


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 02-20-2017

I'm doing a schoolism caricature course and going through Proko's videos too. Really so much fun! I can practice drawing realistic features without the boredom and frustration of doing proper portraits!

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Artloader - 02-20-2017

Hey those caricatures look great Jyonny! I love how you've captured the forms of those faces.

Nice work - keep posting dude!


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 04-21-2017

Artloader Thanks dude!

Been a while! I'm still working on caricature stuff amongst other things. Recently did this for a friends birthday, it's got some in-jokes but hopefully it's still humourous to people who don't know him:

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Working on this next one for my barber shop, if they like it they'll put it up on the wall and maybe I'll get some business out of it.

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Crits are really welcome! I want to make this piece the best that I can! Looking for something funny for the lady to be holding, right now it's going to be a blowtorch, since it looks a bit like a hairdryer, and the gas pipe and canister will be visible under the desk.


RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 04-28-2017

Still working on the above caricature, will post when there is more progress! Also trying to find a nice method for using photo's / photobashes / game screenshots as backgrounds for comic panels. Haven't hit on the right process just yet, but getting there:

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