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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 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2016
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 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
its called a style, learn about it
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Shade166 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Artist
wow nice job those markers you reviewed are turning out great.
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:iconxel-bot:
xel-bot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
II LOVE THESE COLORS OH MY GOD
makes me wanna do more marker work maself ;'0
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well you should!!  :)
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:iconxel-bot:
xel-bot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Her hairstyle is like a blade, too cool. :D
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
She can chop vegetables!
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:icongevoian:
Gevoian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i love how u did her feet man, great work
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I like the girl's pose, very fluid
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Dazeinnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
great work, all imagination or reference?
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  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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:iconlaughe:
Laughe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Lookin' good man!
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  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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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Osjey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  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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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks Osjey!
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PuNK-A-CaT Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  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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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  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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rujiidragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Can't draw or use color on it eh? Darn, thought I was onto something! That really sucks not having either. My printer is just as reliable as having none anyway. I'd like to see what result you get out of it when you get the chance to try it. Thanks for replying! :D
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funkkmeister Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student General Artist
As always I love this, but if you want more life in your traditional art maybe try using really dynamic or foreshortened poses? Or maybe just a pose that really looks like they're moving?
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Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  I'll try more action poses in the future.
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Phatmouse09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, especially with the hair.  I watched all you vids on how you went through the struggle of trying to find/make your own "sharp" style and in all honesty I cringed through most of it.  *trying not to sound like an a-hole* I didn't like it for a long time even after you had your eureka moment.  Where it is now and where you are going with it are such improvements; especially how you've dealt with things like shadows for round objects and the curvy-ness in the human form.  

You're really getting a nice balance in your lines and shadows in the curvyness and sharpness of the subject matter.
GET BACK IN THE WATER! 
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Eh, well I'm glad I'm out of that cringe-worthy zone for you.
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Hotaro-sui Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this type of coloring: Bright and Vibrant xD
Can't wait to see more of these soon!
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  I will try to post more soon.
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Lagones Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Can't wait...You my friend are a great inspiration to young people looking towards art (including myself) Keep up the good work ;)
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ahh...  Dunno about all that, but thanks!
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HallowGazer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great, man.
I'm curious, what are those bright yellow highlights? Paint or colored Pencil, maybe?
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Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I used a "uni POSCA" ivory paint marker.  Once I've saved up some, I'd like to try other options like Gelly Roll pens, but for now I'm stuck with the POSCA, though it does the job pretty well!
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HallowGazer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, so it's a marker with opaque paint? Interesting.
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FantasiaInk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay traditional art! ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ Like the hair, especially on the left. :3
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it took 4 markers to achieve the colour of the hair on the left lol.
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simonhawk454 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if you have to push the facial expressions and poses more so when the sketch is cleaned-up the "life" or "energy" isn't lost, I guess what I mean is going extra dynamic???  I have no idea how to do that per say, it is just an idea I have been wondering about myself.  I think if you made some characters yelling and punching each other in the face from different camera angles there'd be more energy rather than static poses looking pretty for the camera, and if you are going for a static pose then maybe focusing on what the eyes, face & hair are doing to breathe more life into the drawing.  It all depends on what you're going for at the time.  I'm just a hobbyist and can't draw worth beans, but it's fun to talk about this stuff regardless.  I love looking at your art and watching your videos, Good luck!!!
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Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Interesting idea, and thanks for the compliment!
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TheObliviousOwl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way you draw the calves is legendary xD
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha, glad you like them.
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RedRubyjelly Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Keep it up Sycra!
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'll do my best!
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Mokkwill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
The markers look like awesome. Cant discribe it xD
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm so happy to hear that.  :)
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Mokkwill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
hahah :)
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconsycra:
Sycra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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