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    First, a heads up that whilst portfolios are sold out the 2007 art CD remains available. "Oh my, what is on this disc"? About 1,000 images ranging from when i began drawing until now, sketches, thingies from Sonic the hedgehog including layouts, etc. Every image on there includes a small description as well, which can offer up some extra information on an image if there is any available, such as 'this was originally supposed to be blah blah blah but then blah blah happened so blah' etc. "How much is it"? 20 USD plus shipping. Fairly straight forward. Note me or email me if interested.


  Next; descriptions! I know you're not reading them. Your comments tell the tale so no lying. When I post previews and it says "no details now" and then you ask for details now this is silly. Stop being silly.  When it says what program was used to colour an image and then you ask waht program was used to colour said image it makes me think for a short moment I am trapped in an apartment room where my typed information cannot escape. Eventually I will recieve red notes telling me terrible things and have to check if my neighbor is being sacrificed. I kjnow this isn't the case so stop trying to fool me. Y'know what the bitch of it is? Those who would need to read descriptions AREN'T GOING TO READ THIS EITHER. So fuck 'em.

    Next: I was TAGGED, YEAH!!!!!! That whole 8 random facts thing. Yknow what though? i'll do it. I'm breaking your rules, though, so better come get me. Yeah. I'm ready for ya. I'm not gonna post the rules here and I am not tagging anyone. if they want to share shit about themselves they can do so without prompting.      

Regardless, here be some boring facts...opinions..and such...about art!


Digital vs traditional


I had a 'discussion' once that could only really be described as me trying to discuss whilst being yelled at by an angry person and their friends about this. Some people think one is super superior over another, and that's neatoriffic, good for you. I, personally, think that either is viable. However I think it is even better when you are able to do both. i can draw, ink, and colour in traditional media on paper. That is how I started out, also. i can also draw, ink, and colour digitally. I can intermix them. i find this helps a lot and you can learn a lot from both methods. I like to use what suits me at any given time..usually this is sketching and inking on paper and colouring digitally. ok, there's info 1. Moving onnnnn


  Colour


I used to dislike the warm side of colour for the longest time. I still really love cool colours but have found a nice appreciation for warm colour. Along with heavy sat and muted palettes, etc. Variance is always fun and it only adds to what you can employ. dun dun dun, 2, moving alongggg


Detail and lack thereof


  Detail can be neato. detail for the sake of detail can be a bitch, though. I think good detail is based off the idea of how to make a simplistic image. That works on the idea of building blocks; taking basics and building onto them. I find some of the best detail comes from those who employ it because it suits something, not because it is how they define a 'great image'. We don't want random chicken scratch all over for the sake of having more lines, ya? Detail and simplicity both have their place. I like being able to employ either when the need arises. Don't worry, these are opinions, mate, no need to worry if yer all like 'fuck you, that's wrong!' Cuz it is just how I personally feel ^.-  # 3 done, MOVING ON


anatomy
    Knowing how something works is great. It leads to a better understanding of the beast and then can be related to other things. Getting a good handle on fundamentals and then employing stylization can work well, I find. Everyone works this out in their own ways. i was told once that a great way to approach cartooning is to learn anatomy even if you won't use it; this is because it helps you undertsand how to give something a solid form that is 3d in your mind, and if you are to break rules it is best to know what they are in the first place. I found that fairly useful. The more you know the more you can apply what is relevant to other things...it is basic but pretty damn solid. BOOM 4 WHOOSH~


   STYLE *stars and sparkles an such*

The ability to employ different styles is a great asset. The ability to appreciate various styles is great as well, i find. There is a lot out there and a lot to offer..and a lot of variance within each type. Anime has a large range, in actuality, along with traditional american comic stylings, etc. There is a lot to learn and appreciate from various styles even if your preference leads you away from them. Being open minded in style to at least view them reasonably can really help your own work as well. Knowing how to paint a real person or a picture of a forest can be helpful to more stylized images and the like as well. hey it's that whole more you know thing again, bleah. Let's get out of #5 and move to #6 before we fall asleep!


anthro shit

not actual turds, I mean stuff pertaining to anthro. I do a lot of anthro that I post online and people are like 'yer an anthro artist' which has truth to it, however I am not just 'an anthro artist'. I do a myriad of other subjects and the like. I started drawing people, actually. What i post tends to be what I do in my spare time or side items. My main work is mostly people, scenery, vehicles, robots, etc. I think it is very important to draw more than just one thing. Not just draw anthro. or just draw robots. or just draw pretty men.  etc. I enjoy and often draw many different subjects and things for work or for myself and I think I would be bored shitless if i just drew anthro. I like anthro stuff because it is different from a lot of what i spend my time drawing and designing ,so it is fun to do during my off time. THE MORE YA KNOW (that's 6, let's see what 7 has to say)


   communities

   I don't really get involved in communities. "oh man yer so full of shit, why are you on DA then huh"? Being on DA does not denote involvement in a community. posting some lines of text and some pictures is not community involvement to me. I am talking about posting on forums regularly, getting involved, circle of friends type shit. It never works out for me. I find that I really love to focus on the work and a lot of people want to just talk about working but don't actually work. I have found (for me) communities with heavy involvement waste time away and get less done. So I do my best to stay fairly uninvolved. I am quite happy to be off doing my own thing, I recommend trying it! Alright, one more boring blah blah to go.


   ART

Last thing here is I love art, man, seriously. never know how it comes across but I love it. You know those damned image macros where the guy/kid/etc is making an intense face and it says I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING/DRAWING? That's how I feel inside. I can be pretty unhappy and pretty damned happy but I am happiest when I am working on my stuff and really into it. Someone told me to not go into a job doing what I love because it would kill it. Bullshit. Maybe he chased money too much and ended up with a good paycheck doing something in the line of what he liked over and over and that killed it for him. But I love doing art. I do it for a living. I do it for fun. i finish doing company work and then I go "what should I do? oh man I wanna draw!" and I go right back to work. What ever you do- writing, artwork, music, etc..i hope you feel that love for it and never fucking lose it. Ever.


These are opinions/things I find to be true. You wanna argue about them then I warn you- I won't care. Just sharing some mind.

  Man, that's a ton of text. No time for spellcheck, I'm out of here. Cheers~



     

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PhantasmaStriker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Those are some great words of wisdom I might add. Mind if I make a copy of your journal on my HD for reference? Anyways, what you said in your journal is true from drawing different things not just focusing on one subject and be more diverse to usage of colors using both traditional methods combined with digital to be equal on both plains and ect.

Heh, I feel the same inside on what you said in the ART section. For that's the most it's when I'm happy putting my thought onto paper or any other things I can get my ideas onto just to get the finished product. Then again I feel as though I'm wasting my time drawing something that is not useful to me...everyone that I encounter say I should take up a career in art for I have the skills to, but then again I just shrug it off. I'm full of doubt...I dont know what I'm doing in life, is it just to make money to make ends meet or being happy doing what I do best, that is what goes though my mind for I'm full of doubt or maybe because I'm scared to try something new...

Anyways, I'm glad to have met an artist like you on DA, your work is very good and top notch.
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tysonhesse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
omfgartfaglol
iluvujay :<
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lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
If I ever went into an artistic career, it'd have to give me room to doodle around. I can't stand being told exactly what to draw. Just a vague idea...
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true-pain Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Yo Joe!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Right on!

I can see myself doing it as a career as well. Though four years of art school is running me ragged, I can't wait to get out and do my own stuff.
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dragondater Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
all writy then i am puting this in your most resent journal becuse well i dont rilly no. anyways my freand Transryu is helping his freand get more peaple for his "BATTAL OF THE CARICTARS" contest and he wanted me to help him get. i dont even no if you have a mane carictar but you could just enter one of your other caricturs that you made. well here is the link to it [link] you should atlest check it out in your free time well when you have the time get back to me on this :)
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MrEdison Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Much I can learn here. Community part = fav. I'm learning how to not spend so much time chatting and shit. Doin' pretty good too. S'not like I get anything outta it. :/
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Tex777 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Thanks for sharing some insight. It's almost too bad that most of people on the internet don't really accept any opionions except those that agree with their own.

Hey, if you get payed to do what you love, why not?
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Inuibuki Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
I completely agree with you on all of this. ESPECIALLY the part about art. I FUCKING LOVE ART! It's what I've always done and I will continue to do it. I'm trying to add some variety to my gallery and grow a bit more though, anatomy has been my worst enemy. >_< I've been trying to conquer it for a long while now and i still can't seem to get it right. ^^;

Wow i just love this, you really made a lot of good points I agree with. :)
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DSVega Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Its refreshing to see a good, balanced view of the whole base of artwork. Personally, the only regret im having right now is 'not' drawing when I should be.

I can remember I was happiest before I attended my first art college, only to have my portfolio slammed with a terrible mark of 23/100. Looking back I accept that I wasn't ready to dive headfirst into a traditional animation program after only 8 months of drawing. Still, that sting of failure has haunted me every time I've picked up the pencil. The idea i'm still grasping "to fail is to learn, to learn is to succeed and to succeed is to learn more" but it's still daunting.

I can say that after reading this journal I can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel a little clearer than before. Instead of regretting and constantly worring about what others think, I shouldn't care what someone else 'thinks' is real art and pick up the damned pencil. Just have to keep at it and tame the beast.

Ofcourse, once I can ignore people calling my anthro work 'furry' Ill be in the clear :paranoid:

By the way, is that artwork CD the same one I bought 5 months back or is this the same CD that came out with the Leigh Portfolio?
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joseph1105 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
i don't usually like to suck up to any one for anything... i will say i like the way u color your work but i want to get better so i will work hard for it without help like always to maximize improvement...

i just don't understand why people get all gentle and nice cause really they just want someone to cheer them to make them feel better about there work...

just work and don't get involved with the community here... people just distract cause most of what they say sometimes is bull... i know u understand quite well when u work and have to deal wit people daily.. find the good apples and throw the bad ones out...
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Arielis200 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
well, ppl say what they want, when they want. cant stop them.

but thanks for posting all this! was really quite entertaining to read and interesting to hear someone elses points of view. hope to catch up with ya sometime.
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the-burning-claw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
I think a lot of people would benefit from hearing your opinion on art. There are a lot of artists out there who go 'oh, I don't want to take money for my art, it cheapens it/I'll lose my drive/I'll hate art'. I don't hold with that at all; if you really, really love art, then it just comes naturally to always be drawing. I don't care what I draw, I'm happy to be moving my pencil on some paper and just doodling, but I'd rather do finished images (coloring and inking, wheee!) and hell, if people are going to pay me for it I'm just that much more motiviated.


I've heard you have some interesting opinions on adult/erotic artwork, feel like sharing? 8D
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Art CD:
Do you take paypal? If so I'll buy one from you.

Descriptions:
I try and read the descriptions and comment accordingly. I have to admit I am a victim of random faving w/o comment if I do not have the time (cause I'm at work). I will however give comments that are productive, although I know I'm not good enough to dish out a critique of your work. Only when I'm published and to the level of you will I be able to honestly critique. In the meantime I'll just learn from you and watch your art asking questions instead.


Digital vs Traditional

I agree with you totally. I grew up drawing traditionally, and just within the past year have I even scratched the surface of drawing and coloring digitally. I'm still a long way away from achieving a standard I am happy with. I do however believe that traditional art should be encouraged because that's where it starts. From crayon drawings to graphite, to oil paintings... traditional art should NOT be taken for granted. The advantage digital art has is that one can get different effects and mass produce images in a way that was unthinkable back in the day, but I firmly believe in both working in a symbiotic relationship.


Colour

I too tend towards the cooler palette. I am still learning though to expand more and more...

Details

I love your thoughts on this. Detailed but simple. Don't put them in for the sake of it. Keep it simple.

Anatomy:

Again I firmly agree with your stand on this. Life drawing and going to the zoo is great too. (which I'm meaning to do lol)

Style

You really nailed this one, and I found it really encouraging.

Anthro

I'm proud to be a furry fan, perhaps moreso after getting back into the Sonic series by Archie (no not the story, just the art). But I was always an anthro fan from Eastman and Lairds TMNT to Maus I think using anthro characters to tell a story is a wonderful method and one can get some heavy issues across to a wider audience through this.

Communities

Yeah I can relate. I wish I could dedicate more time to the communities I'm in tho, but the reality is, is that I can't.

Art

This was definately for the win! I love art because I just do. Sometimes I get tired, but it's purely becuase I am tired, mentally, and physically tired. Still I love painting, drawing, whatever just doing it calms my nerves, gets my imagination going, and gives me a sense of being that nothing else has ever given me. It's purely done for myself first and foremost. Art is personal.

Yes I'll draw and paint for other people, but I don't feel like I put as much of myself into it.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
art cd: yesi take paypal. note me if you wish to proceed.

descriptions: i never gave a shit if people fav'd things without sommenting. I never understood people's beef with that; it seemed like just looking for something to bitch about.

words words: yup
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
thanks :)

It's nice to know.
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thegeekylittlefairy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
I couldn't agree more, you hit every nail on the head.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This made me smile, especially the last part. I LOVE art myself, love it love it, want it as a profession, seriously.

And I am also happy that you note the important facts about many things, like studying anatomy and being good at traditional art to help yourself. ESPECIALLY being open minded about various art styles. I wish more people would be more open minded :/ I love being open minded about various styles, I go from drooling to photorealism to enjoying cartoony images and some shinetastic candy colors.

I can now understand why you are not very involved, I must say this is very true. I get distracted so easily but when I try to focus too much, I cannot forget my loved ones, so I do take breaks and spend time with them :) But communities and involvement like that...yeah that can waste time.

Thank you for posting this :) perhaps I'll refer this to people who want to color SO ELITE in photoshop yet ignore all important aspects of art :X

Sorry I sound like such a suck up :ohmygod:, I just really appreciate you as an inspirational artist and person

take care :wave:
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JHTriune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well...While I ask for details, I did SKIM the post. We ask because we LOVE your stuff. And we don't read because....short attention span....

What was I talking about?
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allature Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Ah... I saw this a while ago, but I'm only now getting the chance to reply to it... Plus it being a text wall and all wasn't too encouraging =P

So then:

Art CD
If I could, I would gladly purchase one :) But I'd have to make an international bank account, not to mention I'd have to put aside the money (exchange rate and all making me feel poor). Perhaps after I'm finished with Uni. and get a steady job I'll show a bit more support for dA artists :)

Descriptions:
Well sorry... :roll: I read the descriptions usually; but I slipped up once.
Sorry. :(
But perhaps you shouldn't just cast judgment on all your commenters like that; perhaps you're the one who's being "silly"! =P

Digital vs Traditional
I just think that digital painting is a bit easier to do. But thus far I CANNOT to line-art on the PC :( I can ink, but that's about it. Perhaps one day I'll completely master both. I think they have just about equal import to the art community as well though :)

Colour
Ugh... Colours a bit of a problem for me.
It's nice that you can manipulate them properly for the proper effect Blue is at the top of my list (a cool aolour) but I otherwise prefer warm colours.

Details
I usually don't use details, but that's only 'coz I'm not so good at them ^^; But it's cool that you can make your work look so cool without details :)

Anatomy
I was also taught that anatomy is very important for non-realistic art; and it makes sense. I think that good anatomy understanding leads to much better lineart and perspectives and whatnot; which will of course make for a better painting.

Style
Hmm... I love the cartoon and anime styles, but I wish that realism got a bit more credit. It's just as; if not more difficult than anime/cartoons. I myself am not that skilled in it as yet, but I'm working on it :)

Anthro
I like it actually; my favorite OC is anthro, But I don't think I'm an anthro artist. Where do work btw? An illustration company? Just curious.

Communities
Oh... That's just fine. I don't have much time for communities and cons though... Any time you wast there could be spent drawing; right?

Art
That comment is pure win. I'm glad that you got a job doing what you love; and still love it. Keep in mind that not everyone will be as lucky as you though :D

Ah crap... Talk about a text wall. But I'm at work with nothing to do... So... Bleh.
Peace! :w00t:
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
"But perhaps you shouldn't just cast judgment on all your commenters like that; perhaps you're the one who's being "silly"!"

doubtful. When someone does it about 20 times I don't think it is being heavily judgemental to call them on it, so no.
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drakonshie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
two words: well said.
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el-arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
You're my hero~
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Bah, Digital was never mine. Though 3d moddeling, I am the best in school and up there with the traditional artists. Keep variation as you said.
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Rastaninja Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
cool beans man! cool beans! and where can I acquire one of those tasty CDs?
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
note me.
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Rastaninja Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
okie dokie :)
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
fun to read haha. and i do read your descriptions. yep, but those people annoy me too, but thats usually because i didn't draw a piece and only colored/painted it, and they critique me on the drawing's faults...really REALLY gets on my nerves.
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Ryshili Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I feel good that I read your descriptions. XD
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Kal-aMari Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
tl;dr *shot*

Seriously? I personally...KINDA agree with you about the community thing. dA's got shitloads of drama; truthfully, every community does. Might as well try to find one that has slightly less than the others, no? And...really, I'm trying to find another point I disagree with, but I can't find one. Ugh.

You sound like a great dude, though. So even though you probably won't get the time to respond to this, I say good luck, man. With...anything.
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KuuztinR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
You are quite an interesting character. It's good you enjoy your work. You also understand that money is a side consequence for your efforts, and shouldn't be the goal. If it is, yeah that'll poison the art for sure.
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chibipunk7231 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
^u^ i like to draw my art by hand, outline, and then color on the computer too. <3 X3 i always try to quickly read over the artist comments, but at times i accidently skip over little parts. ;_;' i hope i don't ask any any stupied questions.

btw, i had no idea you drew things other than sonic and anthro, i went to your site once, but i think i have forgotten what i saw there. ;_;' X3 that art CD sounds so tempting, i really have to configure the money i have though. *stabs self*

that was pretty neat hearing your opinions on art stuff in general, keep up the good work X3 and i agree, haveing an art job would be so cool.
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resuki Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this really great to read. There's some major truths in there and a lot of stuff I'm gonna keep in mind. I like the last part about doing what you love. I'm glad when I see people who really get to do that. :)
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I used to be totally against computer art. Then I entered the professional arena and it became a case of evolve or die. So I reluctantly took to my first mac. Now I work almost exclusively in the digital medium and enjoy it thoroughly. The main complaint is that you still can't recreate the hands on magic of traditional, or the fnished one off article. However, digital is way more flexible and forgiving a medium. Alowing you to try out crazy experiments safe in the knowledge that you can undo it all if it goes wrong.
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chaos-shadow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I have the same outcry for a more... involved Deviantart... what I mean is... people who can actually critique or give just a little more comment than "it's nice", along with ones that can actually read descriptions of art because honestly, the descriptions really add a whole another flavor to the picture and can give some insight. Along with Journals... which are even less read than art descriptions. T_T I'm always like, fuck pageviews, give me comments!
And your 8 interesting things turned into the 8 ideas of Axer art or something. ^^; You can always tell when people just enjoy art and enjoy the picture they work on. Throwing things together or forcing yourself to draw in the "popular style" or draw the "popular subject" is such bull.
Keep at it, Axer.
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RustyNormandale Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Well, I acknowledged the "no details" thing, but I only commented on the armband. I hope I'm not one of those who annoys you. I don't want to annoy anyone.
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JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
*dies from an overloaded attention span* :dead:
longest journal evah! lol
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atomicbadger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
do some warhammer 40,000 stuff, it would be intresting to see 40k works done in your style
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LithiumCorps Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Fucking great read. 8)

Taking a gander at that other work of yours would be awesome, if it's possible (and if you want to show it).
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Foxlink Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the commentary here, J- I agree with all you have said, especially about art. If you do something you *truly* love, and do it to get paid, it isn't going to kill it for you. However, if you *only* do it for the money, it will. The thought of only doing something for cash crossed my brother's mind- he's in a band, and it bombed out. He doesn't hate doing music anymore, just doesn't want to do it for money. I also like greghacke's comment... yeah, people bitch and whine all to much.

One more comment before I make my lil' thing to long. I remember you drawing on paper and scanning it in- the Sonic series when Sonic pulls a gun on Tails comes to mind first.. LOL OK.. 'nuff blabbing.. lol *peace*
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mojomann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Contrary to the wankers that never read the comments posted to only ask questions that the comments address, I always read what an artist post with their work. Small or large, it is some insight into the thoughts/feelings that go into the piece or at least what process was used.

As far as your 8 points, I agree with them, though I don't do much anthro work. Ironiclly I get asked to even though I don't show any currently here?!

Keep up the good work and don't worry about the squaters. DO what you love and stick to your guns.

-cheers mate : mojomann
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Laskroto Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I'd be interested in seeing some of the other concept stuff you work on.
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mstuartweitkamp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Haha

I admire those who can do more traditional art. While I can certainly ATTEMPT to color or paint or ink or what have you with more traditional means . . . I'm heavy handed, color blind and completely incapable of showcasing any sort of patience.

But i'm not BAD at digital either. As a storyteller, I find that art is a GREAT medium to tell a story; hence my choice at comic book style art.

anywho, well said sir. Well said.
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Meifumado Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Silent Hill 4 reference...Yes! Rock on! I have seen some of your works and the range you have, Anthro, Human, and even the random doodles. I am impressed. I think of drawing as kind of like having a music album. If every one of your songs on your album is exactly the same or even close to the same, you can't show your range if you have one. No one wants to buy an album of 15 songs that sound the same. But if you change it up a little even in just the mood it shows your imagination. I think I read that on a fortune cookie.
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StratusX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I agree with most of your views. Especially art. I love it dammit. Art and all its creativity is the greatest feeling to create whole worlds or even universes you populate and stuff. It's the best. Stay Up axer!
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Nonobot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
hehe i love your style of wit man. i was all ' gehehehe :B '
reading that makes me feel about drawing a more wider range of things, very inspiring and all
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scaji Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Wow. I know how you feel man. Being an artist myself (Writer online, actor IRL), I know how bitchy people can be about "You should do this" or "That would be better." I've always thought that it's good to try everything, and then find something that's right for you. (For example, I'm going to use a more sadistic tone in my next fanfic.) And being able to use many different things is a great thing. Not easy, but great. And man, I've always been awed at your skill with a pen, and your words here have rung very true. You are a truly dedicated artist, JA, and I admire that.
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thunderfox5 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I understand your point. Everyone should be able to do things they like, instead of what other think or say. It takes a strong will to come public with this kind of opinions, so... Congratulations!

Keep it up ma man!
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Yokal5 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Digital vs. Traditional

Well if you look at it every single artist here when they were kids started out with paper and something that they draw with. I was found of pen and watercolor. But times change and artists like us just upgrade so that we can make a living out of our art or see just if our art looks better digitized cause it makes work alot easier~!
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KeiCaiAyan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Reading this made me want to work harder at my own art to improve myself. ^^ I can't do anything digitally yet simply because I don't have the programs to do so. And I need to widen my range of what I draw and improve more on my anatomy.

So, thank you for sharing all that. =3 It's always interesting to read an artist I admire's point of view on things. (And honestly, I'm not a big anthro art fan. But your stuff is always so incredible that I like your art more than most other people's.)
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