Putting myself out there

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  1. Feb 7, 2018 #21

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    I managed to bang this one out fairly quickly this afternoon. Still working on being able to finish these drawings faster. I think it came out pretty decent - and I am also learning how to reduce the file size before I post here to Dims so the pictures aren't HUUUGE!! LOL Enjoy! :D

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  2. Feb 9, 2018 #22

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    I love the shading/lighting in this one (also a lovely pic, of course!)
     
  3. Feb 9, 2018 #23

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    Thank you, Tad! I've been working on trying to get a better sense of light and shading. :)
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 #24

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    Hey all! I know I have been pretty quiet on these boards for a while now. Life is busy/crazy/hectic as always, but I still check in from time to time and I have still been creating artwork. Just thought I'd share a couple of pieces that I completed recently and posted on my DA page. Hope you guys enjoy!

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  5. Aug 22, 2019 #25

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    Love your art! Awesome stuff!
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2019 #26

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    Thank you so much, happily_married. It took me a long time to build up the confidence to start sharing my artwork publicly. I am always happy to get positive feedback from those who appreciate it. :cool:
     
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    It is really nice. Thank you for sharing.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2019 #28

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    My pleasure.. thanks for taking time to check it out! :)
     
  9. Aug 27, 2019 #29

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    Woman Holding A Cat SMALL.jpg Just thought I'd share another quick one I did today. ;)
     
  10. Aug 30, 2019 #30

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    I like them huge (pun intended). But really, it's nice that the pics you're posting are large.

    These are great! Keep at it. I know from personal experience that it can be difficult to post art (I'm a writer myself) so kudos to you for throwing these up here. You mentioned that you've done these quickly--some in as little as an afternoon. Wow. Impressive! Thanks for sharing these!
     
  11. Sep 9, 2019 #31

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    Thank you, Broseph! I really appreciate the encouraging words! :)
     
  12. Sep 11, 2019 #32

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    I just now discovered this thread. All of this artwork is really outstanding (I especially like the reclining nude). The way you draw the faces and eyes is very expressive - even a little bit Manga-like. I will have to check out your work on Deviant Art.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2019 #33

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    Hey thanks, Jerry! Yeah please do check out my DA page as I have a lot more stuff posted over there. Be sure and say hello. :)

    https://www.deviantart.com/ljrockarts
     
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    close_up_1_by_ljrockarts_small.jpg over_the_shoulder_by_ljrockarts_SMALL.jpg

    Just thought I'd share a couple of pieces I did recently. These ones I really wanted to treat more like paintings rather than drawings or sketches, and I really tried to experiment with light and shading. They still look kind of cartoony or comic-bookish, but I guess that's just part of my style.
     
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    They look perfect. You do incredible work. I understand being your own worst critic but man...I wish I could come close to being able to create that kind of art!

    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    I love your style! Keep it up! :)
     
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    I think these latest ones are perfect - and SO sexy! Maybe you think they look cartoony because of the colors, but I could see either one of these as the cover to a really great graphic (emphasis "graphic"!) novel. Now you just need the story to go with it. And thanks for the link to DeviantArt.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2019 at 9:38 PM #38

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    I have long been my own worst critic indeed; it's something I have had to learn to keep in perspective. It's good to be realistic in your self evaluations, and not inflate your abilities beyond what they are - but it's also very easy to let your criticisms give ways to fear and indecision and end up never actually doing anything. I do my best to just push through and do the best I can with whatever I have to work with, knowing that no matter what I put out, my next one will be better. :)

    Thank you for the kind and encouraging words, H.M.!
     
  19. Sep 19, 2019 at 9:39 PM #39

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    Thank you, AmyJo! :)
     
  20. Sep 19, 2019 at 9:41 PM #40

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    It's funny you say that, Jerry. I've been thinking a lot lately about ideas for a comic or graphic novel I could create with my artwork. I come up with some story ideas, but I always run into a roadblock somewhere along the way and I get derailed. Maybe I can try to collab with one of the many talented writers who submit their work here. At this point I'd be open to almost anything.
     

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