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Joe Smith
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One of your best Joe!

I think I even detect ink. (oh my stars and garters!)

Good control of the proportions.  One thing to always keep in mind for the female skeleton, the rib cage is narrower than the hips.

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Yep this is a nice one. I can see your 'style' developing
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I do thank you both.

I went straight from blue pencil to the Tombow pen. I try not to ape
anyone’s style, but, I’m not sure anyone can look at Bilquis Evely‘s artwork
and not want to be that fluid and that natural. My favorite part is the skirt
and the metallic mid-piece.
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I feel the same way Joe. Evely's got a really nice fair---for hair especially.  She uses a brush, and I think that translates into a very fluid style.

Of course, that got me wondering if Mr. Byrne prefers brush or pen for his inking.  Hopefully he'll check in with an answer (or perhaps he's answered that question a hundred times already and someone knows).

One note on style:  When I see an artist (even sometimes myself!) get something drawn cleanly and anatomically correct, I often find myself thinking I see JB's "style" in the result.  ...and then sometimes I think it's Neal Adam's style ...and then I just think to myself "Maybe it's not really a style at all, but just good, realistic, line-art."

I think Neal once said something along similar lines to "`style` is just everything I'm getting wrong"...I'm paraphrasing, but I like the notion or just trying to get things as accurately and legible as possible without flourishes or tricks.

Incidentally, I tried using a blue pencil for a sketch recently and it was too soft and waxy.  Made a mess of things.  I'm confused why so many folks like it.

Speaking of messes, here's one I did with a ballpoint pen and Sharpie marker and no clear plan of what I was drawing in my mind.  It's very "not great", but I liked the body-language enough to share it.  The fellow looks guilty-as-hell of *something*....but we will never know what.



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Another funky experiment with body-language and a bit of GIMP-flourish.  This guy reminds me of a gunslinger with his half-slouch and shoulders back.  The dialog I imagine:

"Ain't you a little tall for an orc, sonny?"

"Say that one more time..."


Cue the Ennio Morricone music. :)




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Ha! Good one Peter! 
Steven I really like the natural flow of your drawings. Do you reference the outfits?
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That's a really cool take on Supergirl's cape, Joe.

New to this forum...first time posting but I've been
lurking for the last little while. Lots of really
awesome art here. Yes, I started from page 1. Looking
forward to seeing more art from everyone!
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Welcome to the forum, Wesley! Hope you enjoy it here and look forward to hearing more from you.
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There was a Ditko-inked Micronauts page posted in another thread that reminded me of how much I used to love the Biotron toy as a child.

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Hey, thanks for the welcome, Peter! That's a very cool
piece. Biotron is something I have not heard in a very
long time. I remember the toy line but never delved too
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