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timed head sketch 1183 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
timed head sketch 1183
Ms. Stylechameleon again :)  A challenge to paint as always ( pulling hair out )
Capcom Print Sketch Wip 2 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
Capcom Print Sketch Wip 2
Doing studies and applying to the image now.  Gotta workout Zangief's face and define the drapery patterns
and shoes/boots.  Doing studies for the ref now.  Next time you see this image, the referee will be completely different;
you've served me well place holder ref :)
Capcom Print Sketch Wip 1 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
Capcom Print Sketch Wip 1
Looks like they approve.  Now to do the studies for finish :)   They asked to move the camera more towards eye level


Bryan Lee
United States
Graduated Art Center College of Design. Clients include THQ and Amaze Entertainment. For availability and rates, please contact
Hey everyone!  First I'd like to say thank you for all the kind messages and mail.  I'm happy my
work can inspire in some way :)

I've been getting a lot of questions on how to study art in a more efficient manner.  Hopefully my advice
will help but it will ultimately come down to mileage.  I can go on and on but I'll keep it concise :)

1.)  Make sure that you draw with a purpose. Meaning; don't just draw.  Have a goal in mind.
One example I give to students; especially in a quick pose is that there's no way you can get everything
in lets say 5 min.  Be very clear about what you are working on.  Gesture, shape, proportion, form, lighting etc..
that's too much to juggle in a short amount of time.  Pick 1-2 ideas at first.  Example:  In 2 min work on
proportion ( ERIC ) and gesture ( Second focus ).  If in that time you have managed to get the proportion correct but the
gesture suffered a bit; you have still succeeded in your tasks.  Let's say after a bit you get comfortable with proportion;
now you can level up your gesture game.  The more comfortable you get; the more ideas you juggle at once.

2.)  Learn from your bad drawings.  Try and find a master drawing that contains a solution to your drawing problem and copy it.
What did that artist do that you didn't?  If you figure it out; now you have one solution in your tool box for that drawing issue.
Don't just stop there.  Try and find more artists that solved the same drawing problem and do a master study.  This will show
you similarities and variances in solutions ( different ways of solving the same problem )  This will help you to come up with your
own solutions as well.  Don't forget to re draw your drawing after so you can apply what you learned while it's fresh.

3.)  Look twice and mark once/ think twice and mark once.  Line economy is a result of you being very clear about what you
want to convey as well as mileage.  Best way to learn this is to do longer studies.  If you have to; talk to yourself.  Justify every mark
that you put down.

4.)  Finish your drawings.  This takes discipline and a lot of patience.  Most of your growth will come through this.  Sketches
are great but at some point you have to learn refine a drawing.  This actually gives you more confidence
in your quicker sketches.  You start to understand how to organize your marks and what you need to convey in a sketch
so that you can finish.  A lot of artists hide behind quick sketches/doodles.  You need both disciplines.  Artists that can
make things look finished quickly have gone through the grueling hours of refining their work.  It's through this that they
learn how much they " actually " need to put down so that the image looks finished ( Finishes are relative ). They can 
control their finish levels.

Hope this helps :)





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neurotguitar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student
ZenMaster! :) thank you for share your knowledge!
Zearthus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Hello Bryan!

If I may ask, do you plan on started timed figure sketches as well, or mainly sticking with head for certain amount of numbers then switch over to figure drawing?
magicoreo1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Hey! It was great seeing one of my favorite artist at AX! It's Elliott by the way if you still remember haha. I look forward to seeing more of your awesome work and I hope I can ask a few questions now and then for some advice :D. Nice meeting you!
JMNL Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome work +watch :) (Smile) 
Zabattta Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Man I finally got a chance to flip through your book that I picked up at AX.  Its so damn good, thanks again.
Chukairi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
It was nice meeting you at ax. :) good luck at SDCC!
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
It was nice to meet you as well. :) Really enjoying the Squirtle and Pikamario:) if a charmander is ever made I'll be the first in line to purchase it.

Thank you! Will you be attending?
Chukairi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
I do have derpy charmanders. LOL.…

I won't be. XD I don't even know where to sign up for SDCC really. I wish you good luck though! :)
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Awesome!! Thanks for letting me know:D I'll be buying that for sure!

I see. Thanks. Lol I empathize. It's a lot of jumping through hoops just to get a pro badge.

BTW we're you able to secure a table at AX for next year? We had some problems with the site and are probably gonna end up on the waiting list again. Seems like tables sold out within an hour.
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