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Dumb and Dumber Aspen Postcard by Stnk13 Dumb and Dumber Aspen Postcard :iconstnk13:Stnk13 0 0 Beetlejuice Wedding Scene by Stnk13 Beetlejuice Wedding Scene :iconstnk13:Stnk13 4 2 Bowser's Minions of Mayhem Concert Poster by Stnk13 Bowser's Minions of Mayhem Concert Poster :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 0 JimmyFishboneSmile by Stnk13 JimmyFishboneSmile :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 0 The Big Thorbowski by Stnk13 The Big Thorbowski :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 4 Tormund's Giantsbane by Stnk13 Tormund's Giantsbane :iconstnk13:Stnk13 7 2 Daenerys and Drogon by Stnk13 Daenerys and Drogon :iconstnk13:Stnk13 6 0 Sam Bouka by Stnk13 Sam Bouka :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 0 DebbieDurangoNewCostumeDesign by Stnk13 DebbieDurangoNewCostumeDesign :iconstnk13:Stnk13 1 0 Final Steamboat Pirate Portraits by Stnk13 Final Steamboat Pirate Portraits :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 0 Steamboat Pirate design by Stnk13 Steamboat Pirate design :iconstnk13:Stnk13 4 0 Steamboat Pirates color test by Stnk13 Steamboat Pirates color test :iconstnk13:Stnk13 3 0 Gypsy Woman by Stnk13 Gypsy Woman :iconstnk13:Stnk13 1 0 Simon Belmont colors by Stnk13 Simon Belmont colors :iconstnk13:Stnk13 8 1 Simon Belmont by Stnk13 Simon Belmont :iconstnk13:Stnk13 2 0 Miles Morales swinging colors by Stnk13 Miles Morales swinging colors :iconstnk13:Stnk13 3 0

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Gizmo from Gremlins by Chuck-K Gizmo from Gremlins :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 14 5 Stranger farts by Makinita Stranger farts :iconmakinita:Makinita 8 0 My Name Is Pennywise the Dancing Clown by Chuck-K My Name Is Pennywise the Dancing Clown :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 14 0 5 Nights at Freddys by Chuck-K 5 Nights at Freddys :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 10 0 Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi by donovanalex Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi :icondonovanalex:donovanalex 19 2 Nebula and Mantis (Color) by GeekyAnimator Nebula and Mantis (Color) :icongeekyanimator:GeekyAnimator 31 2 Star-Lord by GeekyAnimator Star-Lord :icongeekyanimator:GeekyAnimator 50 5 doodledoodle by Hallpen doodledoodle :iconhallpen:Hallpen 2,991 203 Nightmare on Elm Street by Chuck-K Nightmare on Elm Street :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 10 4 Harley Quinn based on EPIC Cosplay of ThePuddins! by Chuck-K Harley Quinn based on EPIC Cosplay of ThePuddins! :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 19 4 Dead Eye Duck by Sibsy Dead Eye Duck :iconsibsy:Sibsy 250 35 Rocket by Sibsy Rocket :iconsibsy:Sibsy 866 77 The Joker by Chuck-K The Joker :iconchuck-k:Chuck-K 14 0 2015 Sketches 2 by victorroa 2015 Sketches 2 :iconvictorroa:victorroa 6 0 Newt Scamander by kyla79 Newt Scamander :iconkyla79:kyla79 923 22 Macho Man by Makinita Macho Man :iconmakinita:Makinita 17 2

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Dumb and Dumber Aspen Postcard
This was an idea that I had a while ago. I finally did a pencil sketch and colored it in.
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Beetlejuice Wedding Scene
I like to create project to get better at drawing. This is one. It took about 10 hours to complete but I made sure to plan it out from the beginning and create many drawings. There are many steps to creating a complete illustration such as this especially when you are dealing with specific characters and likenesses. The composition phase was the most important for me and most challenging.
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Bowser's Minions of Mayhem Concert Poster
This design was originally supposed to be the back of a super Mario themed record cover. I redesigned it and added a new hand lettered logo.
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Every once in a which I have an extreme difficulty drawing the likeness of a person.Specifically, I'll start with one particular photo reference. Sometimes it will literally take 2 minutes to draw the person and get a perfect likeness. Sometimes I will draw a particular photo of a person for hours and just cannot get the likeness of that person from that particular photo. In addition, I will find several other references sometimes getting their likeness in 2 minutes from a different reference sometimes never getting the likeness. I try going back to the original photo days later and rarely get the likeness from redrawing.

My question is how would you handle this frustrating situation of trying to get the likeness from drawing the original photo?

In the end, my ideas are maybe the original reference was just bad or maybe the way that I draw doesn't seem to relate to the reference in the right way. Im a very linear person when it comes to drawing so maybe I just need a more clear photo of the person with less tone and lighting?

I'm just trying to find possibly another way to approach this problem because I feel like I waste massive amounts of time redrawing the original photo.
JimmyFishboneSmile
I spent some time developing this character to every last detail. I would picture him to be a character in a Final Fight or Streets of Rage type arcade game along side the other members of the Neon Stingrays, Bash Barnuckle and Rosa Laguna. He is one of many characters that will be in my story, "Swashbuckling Steve Silverado".
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  • Listening to: Buckethead "Binge and Grab"
  • Reading: Pirates of Colonial North Carolina
  • Watching: Jeopardy
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Eating: Prizza
  • Drinking: Water
Sunday, May 27th I did a reading of my Original Story, "The Tale of Steve Silverado". This was probably the most important presentation in my life so far. I have been planning this day for the past 6 months. I have a terrible time with public speaking and it was very difficult for me to do. I practiced very hard and created a powerpoint presentation of the whole story. This past Thursday, I did a dry run of reading the story and discovered that the entire presentation was a bit too short. I decided to add a few of the developmental sketches of the characters and also included many of the newer designs of the characters for my new series, Swashbuckling Steve Silverado. This was one of the happiest days of my life. I wish others were there to share that moment with.

I did my reading with two other talented artists and writers, David Corrado and Robert Anderson. David presented his book, "The Legend of Alastar", by creating huge posters of some of his illustrated pages and reading excerpts from his book. Robert's presentation of his book, "The Cat, The Prince, and The Golden Heron", consisted of him reading his story in different voices much like a play. Robert also had background music provided by live musicians.

I always really gets me when people are very critical of movies or books. If they hate something so much, I think they should really take the time to create a story of their own that they themselves would enjoy or even take the opportunity to rewrite a story that they hate. It is a very satisfying experiences and I would recommend anyone to take the time to involve themselves in a creative opportunity such as this.   

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Gerry Stankiewicz
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United States
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: PC
Favourite cartoon character: George Liquor, Popeye
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RatGnaw Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! I really appreciate it!!
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Lirael42 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for adding Leeloo to your favs! :D I'm glad you like it! ^^
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Stnk13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. It's a fantastic painting and a great likeness of her character.
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Lirael42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:happy: 
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Myhuuse123 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day man!Hope you have an awesome day and year too! Cheers!
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Stnk13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the birthday greetings.
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ExtoPlasma Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helllloo! I'm the one who bought you're kahleesi print! (gorgeous btw)
Figured I'd send ya a hello and a watch :heart:
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Stnk13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It was nice to meet you. I added a watch to you as well.
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FSudol Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Great cartoons and artwork here Gerry!
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Stnk13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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