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Page Sample from our BaD Cliff note book 2 by FUNKYMONKEY1945 Page Sample from our BaD Cliff note book 2 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
Writing out all the lecture sections with Dan.  We want all that stuff covered so we can just show more samples.
I'll have a page of foreshortened lay ins.  A lot of artists are intimidated by foreshortened poses.  lol they still
intimidate me but once I start my lay in I always realize one awesome fact.  I don't need to draw much in fore
shortened poses.
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Looks great! :lol: Sometimes, when I see a nice sketch figure it kinda inspires me to finish it. But more often the end result is more stiff and boring than the initial sketch.
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zaid1357 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
really awesome man thanks for this keep it up
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

a book/pamphlet/whatever document that emphasises how much of the final drawing is problemsolving at the basic rough stuff right at the beginning will be so super useful to a lot of people.


in my personal process, i tend to put an even rougher/more informal step at the beginning where i jot down the roughest bit of gesture without trying to make it adhere to anything else but making the figure feel like i want it to feel like. i can always rein it in to sound perspective and anatomy later, but its hard getting that life spark back in after the form has been established. but that was an informed decision on my part because i have a tendency to over-construct figures when i am not entirely sure, and always end up with wooden manikin figures.


really, the only thing that gives me shivers when i look at it is comic sans. if its not too late in the process, would it hurt you guys much to find something better/less eyesearingly ugly and shite? blambot ( www.blambot.com ) has a host of free fonts as well as commercial ones that are just much better-made. (the free font license even covers self-publishers and small indies to use his fonts without a license fee. shooting nate a mail might come in useful) and if that doesnt serve, google will inevitably come up with a free replacement that is less ugly.

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FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Lol thanks for letting me know.  We can always swap out fonts later.  lol  Dan and I have agreed on Comic
sans because it's available to both of us and it's easy to read. 
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

i see. :)

the thing is, comic sans, besides being just really subpar as a type design, also is overused because it is an always available system font. its a similar problem with times/times new roman/helvetica/arial, but all of those at least are more neutral in character, so its harder for them to look out of place (although arial is also plagued by very bad design). comic sans, on the other hand, seems to have a history of being used even when its clownish character isnt entirely appropriate.

summed up, you have a typeface thats overused because its readily available and people think its "cute" and "friendly" or somesuch, often even when cute/friendly isnt appropriate. and when a cute/casual/clowny/informal typeface is appropriate, there are alternatives of better quality. so no matter where you come from, there is a good reason to use something better.

i just searched at fontsquirrel and found this one:

www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Kom…

to my eyes, it appears similarly hand-written & legible, but it looks a bit neater and less a hodgepodge of shapes and mismatched spacing than comic sans. (and the license says its freeware, too!)

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wavenwater Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, really looks greatly narrated and well xplained with amazing detailled process drawing! Cannot wait for the release :D!
keep on rockin it!
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