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Bryan Lee
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Graduated Art Center College of Design. Clients include THQ and Amaze Entertainment. For availability and rates, please contact
Thanks for the advise and help from everyone.  The Sketchbook Kickstarter is up and kicking!
30 days to reach the target goal of 2000.00 so I can print 500 Ashcan sketchbooks for AX and Comic con.
I'll be posting Wips on here and there as well.  Just to put your mind at ease, I already have more than 40 pages
of content and I continue to create more,  I'm starting the process of designing and editing now.

Your support would be greatly appreciated :)…

You can email me for more details

Thank you



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deerbard Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, after watching your sketches every day I just came upon one crazy idea to paint a timed head sketch myself and I painted two of them.
If you'd have a second to tell me what should I improve the most, they're here (I was hurrying as much as I could and 35 min turned out to be my limit for painting something rough like this but starting to look like something):
But even if you won't have time I wanna tell you, it's great to watch your works man, sometimes I feel like learning just by watching :)
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Really great work!
Zearthus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New member
Hello funky, I have a question, do you have any guides regarding to shading digitally? Like I'm mostly accustomed shading digitally by doing vertical hatching, and gradually build the values on top. But digital is a whole different story. Unless there is a video/guide you recommend checking. Thanks! 

Reason I ask you, because you handle digital well :D
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey Brian,

Are you accustomed to painting traditionally?  The reason I ask is because,
there doesn't have to be a gap between digital and traditional.  The tool changes but the
logic does not. 

Example.  When I paint in oils, I do a wash on the canvas.  Usually so I get rid of the white
of the canvas.  Then I do a quick drawing.  I block in my shadows with thin paint.  Keeping my values
grouped.  Light and shadow should be very clear.  Then I paint thickly up to the highlight.

It's the same in digital painting.  Tone the canvas.  Do a drawing on top ( You can create a new layer )
Create a multiply layer to simulate thin paint.  Make sure you keep the values grouped.  you should
be able to create an image with 3- 4 values.  Keep in mind value trumps color.  If the value is off
colors won't really help.
Once you like the overall design, paint up to your high lights.

You can also start out by just simply blocking in shapes.  If you paint traditionally, more likely it's just
the tool you need to get used to.  Drawing and painting principles don't really change.

Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have anymore questions.  Maybe I can address them in a grouped demo.


Zearthus Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New member
Thank you for the reply!

Unfortunately, I haven't tried painting traditionally due I do not work at this given time (student), but I do want to experience painting traditionally.

So the only medium I have used thus far is: Pen, Pencil, Markers and recently got water color brush pens (ayakashi). Eventually I will get towards buying painting tools (saving up).

Maybe I'm just over complicating the whole painting process. Since I have a tendency to do so. 

I just realized, the same principles apply to almost any drawing language you do. 



Possibly I'm like one of those whom ask a lot of questions, but maybe you can add like advice on building training regime in your next grouped questions. From someone who is currently doing self learning process, I believe, sometimes it gets too daunting to know what you should build your regime based on of practice routines etc.

Thanks for your reply,
Looking forward to see more of your works :) 
Karimloo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
the modern day Leyendecker. I love your work man.

PS are you doing critiques/mentorships?
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the compliment :)  I teach at Otis and will be teaching an anatomy course
over at the Concept Design Academy starting this summer.  If you're not in the LA area,
feel free to ask a questions.  I try and group questions so I can answer several at once.


Karimloo Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thanks man
Zearthus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  New member
Hello funky,

I have a question, what book recommendation/advice you have for learning to draw/manipulate forms from your imagination. Especially when it comes to 3D/Perspective, sometimes I just have a hard time seeing it.

Thanks for the replay ;)

FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Andrew Loomis books definitely.  They're really cheap and he goes
into the subjects you mentioned.  He has several books, all hard cover
and they're all under 30 bucks.  They were basically the textbooks at Art Center :)

Hope this helps
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