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Steven Queen
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Martha my dear!
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Ive been studying my Alex Toth books and interviews this week, and while I
drew the folds in her pants and shirt all I heard in my head was FAKERY!



Id never even met the man, and I want to impress him. (Posthumously, of
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The figure is great here.  Good dynamics.  But the perspective of the trees is wonky, especially on the near shore.

Another trick I've learned with water is that it's often best to draw it darker and indicate the surface splashes with white.

Don't let my comments discourage because I think your addition of the background makes this feel like more of a complete illustration. 

Good one.

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It's a shot of a young Lana Lang in Smallville.

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Inked?!?
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I know! The Toth thing is really under my skin right now.
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Sketched this of a fella in a wheelchair while waiting at an airport gate.  Felt rather pretentious of me, but oh well...beats staring at a phone-screen.


Still hoping to one day get control of half-tones via hatch-density.


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Managed to eek out another one today.  Thorin Oakenshield heavily inspired by a rough sketch on Justin Gerhard's blog (2014 post).

What a hat!


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."



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Excellent work, Steven! What paper are you using for the last one? Are you using white pastel?
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Thanks Paul.  It's the Strathmore Toned Tan paper and the white both a PrismaColor white pencil and a Gelly Roll in a few places.

The golden tone the image picked up was the old incandescent bulbs in my Dad's house I turned on to photograph the page last night.  I liked it, so didn't adjust it digitally. 

Usually I take drawings outside, into the shade, to snap a pic so there's often more blue.  Sometimes I hit the "de-saturate" button in GIMP if it's too much, sometimes not.


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