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Dynamic Marking
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Published: January 6, 2016
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Experimenting with using markers and traditional drawing.  Trying to make them look presentable.  I may try using a lightbox or underdrawing at some point, but I have to find a way to do that without losing almost all the life in the drawing.  Will likely be posting traditional stuff for a while.  
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zionarbadon's avatar
As someone just getting into art you can just ignore me if you want but I had a few comments about the girls figures.  Those calves seem insanely huge to me- they're even bigger than the thickest part of the quadriceps.  Also, the girl on the lefts forearm is twice the size of her tricep/bicep.  As someone who works out a lot it just stuck out with me a lot for some reason.  Otherwise, beautiful work as always.  I love your art style!
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HeroRogan|Hobbyist General Artist
its called a style, learn about it
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Shade166|Student Artist
wow nice job those markers you reviewed are turning out great.
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xel-bot|Student Digital Artist
II LOVE THESE COLORS OH MY GOD
makes me wanna do more marker work maself ;'0
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
Well you should!!  :)
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xel-bot|Student Digital Artist
willl doooo!! i've got crazy cheap touch markers tho so theyre incredibily over-saturated and makes them hard to work w/- ima still try tho, ima still try aha
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dusphite|Hobbyist General Artist
Her hairstyle is like a blade, too cool. :D
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
She can chop vegetables!
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Gevoian|Student Digital Artist
i love how u did her feet man, great work
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MissIp's avatar
I like the girl's pose, very fluid
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Sycra's avatar
Sycra|Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Dazeinnight's avatar
great work, all imagination or reference?
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
The one on the right I used reference for the pose and the one on the left is all imagination.
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Laughe|Professional Filmographer
Lookin' good man!
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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CinderBlockStudios|Professional Traditional Artist
Looks like you took my suggestion on using pen :D
I really like the movement in the figure on the right, it's a really solid pose! A little more playing with line weight and these would really start to pop! Loving the sketches so far though overall!
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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CinderBlockStudios|Professional Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Osjey|Professional Digital Artist
oh man the hair on the right one brings me some dbz nostalgia even though its pretty different. I see that as something that kids would try to copy its really cool! 
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
Thanks Osjey!
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PuNK-A-CaT|Professional Traditional Artist
I wonder if doing what Sir Quentin Blake does when he does his illustrations would help?
I watched a youtube of him explaining his process for making kids picture books - his images are always fresh and dynamic.
He draws what he wants, dozens of times, on ordinary paper, then when he's happy with the composition and look, he puts it on a lightbox with a heavy piece of watercolour paper over it - so he can hardly see the sketch underneath, and draws it again (in ink!), just using the under sketch as a guideline.

I guess the combination of having drawn it a dozen odd times already, with not being able to see the under image well enough to trace it fussily gives the image that freshness and life.

I utterly love what you've done here ..that hair, wow.
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
I think his style is a lot more loose though, so it sort of lends itself to that approach.  The more structure that's underneath, the less you can get away with that...  That's just my thought though.  So far I haven't enjoyed working on a light table, but it could be I just need more practice.  Thanks for the suggestion though!
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rujiidragon|Student General Artist
Looks great sycra! Something I think you could experiment with, have you ever tried drawing digitally but printing it out and coloring it traditionally?
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Sycra|Professional General Artist
Well I can't draw digitally because my Cintiq is currently out of order, and I don't have a printer, but I'd like to give it a try if I could.
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