Girls’ night out~
phantomoftheknight said: Hey there, Rob. Two weeks ago I managed to finally purchase a drawing tablet (an Intuos 5) and have been using it everyday ever since. I've really gotten the hang of using it, but there's one area that I seem to continue to struggle with, which is making quality lineart. Do you have any tips or tricks that can help me out?
Beats me! I’m horrible at an Intuos/Bamboo-style tablet, it’s just so unnatural for me (I use a Cintiq). But I know artists that do use it and make great lines with ‘em so I guess just keep practicing! Sorry, I wish I had more to say on that. ^__^;
voxel-fox said: I dunno if this is the kind of asks you answer but I was just wondering, how is your anatomy so good does that just come from practice or did you study it cuz it's flawless man, anatomy is one of my biggest flaws and any info would be perfect c:
Hahaha, it’s definitely not flawless. But I do have a working knowledge of anatomy to where I don’t really need reference when coming up with poses. It all comes from lots of observation of life mainly, and then studying and applying it in my work. It’s basically understanding and getting used to drawing the basic shapes and learning how it all connects.
So yeah, other than just a lot of practice, repetition, and application, I find that observation is very key, even more than just simply ‘drawing a lot’, at times.
dperez725 said: Have you've every looked at someone's drawing and ever felt really bad because your drawing skills are far below their skills ? Do you have any tips to keep your head up in situations like those ?
Oh yeah, for sure! I can’t count how many times I’ve felt this way.
At the end of the day though, I didn’t focus solely on that. I know that it didn’t stop me from being able to draw myself, even if not better than those artists at the time. I also know that there’s always room for improvement; even on art work I finished and loved.
Just going through the material for my sketchbook alone has reinforced this for me on a great scale. I came a long way. And I have even more of a way to go. :)
jaraiel said: Dude, your style rocks! In the earlies how many hours did you dedicate to art on a daily basis to improve?
I don’t know about the earliest, but we’ll just start from scratch.
I started getting serious when I still had a 9-5 job, so that went on for about 4 years. So we’ll count about 6 hours each day during those years, which equals on average 2190 hours for 4 years.
OK, now that we have that figured out, since I now work freelance full on and still practice and doodle from time to time (and draw for my work) everyday, I calculated my average wake time (18 hours) times the average amount of time I’m at my desk working (6 days) times 52 weeks in a year (312 days, and I’m being generous on that average day count) times 7 years so far and that equals another 39,312 hours. (O___O)
Add 2190 + 39,312 hours and we get a total of an average of 41,502 hours logged serious doodling/drawing so far in my life! If that sounds like a lot, it is.
So if you all want to improve faster, try making your drawing/studying sessions last a bit longer than 30 minutes a day. Try to lighten up on the vidya games (I get distracted from time to time myself because I absolutely love the vidya… and Twitter sometimes. Sometimes I can really get into Twitter) and other fun stuff if you really want to improve as an artist. There’s nothing I can’t stand more when some peeps come to me to complain why they’re not improving in their work when I see them doing everything else with their valuable free time and logged on playing and doing whatever, and the answer’s right in their face.
Sorry went off the tangent here but hope that answers your question! HAHA
pikandy said: I have to say, I absolutely love your Guardians of the Galaxy piece. I mean everything you do is great, but I just honed in on that Galaxy piece. (Cause I really loved that movie. Hahaha.)
E-everything??? NAHHHHHHHH…. (In denial!)
With that said, thanks so much for the kind words! I really loved the movie as well, saw it thrice and it’s one of my top-favorite Marvel flicks! :D
keepcalmandaspenon said: I hear you're coming to NYCC! Looking forward to finally meeting you!! :D
That I am, with my hombre artbychamba! I look forward to meeting a lot of you guys, seems like a lot of my watchers will be attending! :D
djsiren said: What model Galaxy Tab 10.1 do you use? The 4 or the 2014 model?
I use the 2014 model.
Other than subtle differences in hardware between the 4 and the 2014, for the purpose I only use it for (doodling), it doesn’t really matter haha.
oneeyedart said: I wanted to grab a copy of your Skabrous Skratchwork Vol. 1 at the Indie Go Go campaign but because it's closed, it won't let me pay! Is there anyway I can acquire one?
I’ve been getting a lot of requests as to if I’m going to make the book available for those who did not get the chance to hop on during the campaign. I decided that I will do a short-run order this December for the book, so you will be able to grab one then!
Better late than never! :D
All done! Had so much fun on this~!
I realized I drew the wrong gun for Lupin (I was thinking .45/Jigen but for some reason my mind didn’t make the connection; whoops), so in the print version, he’ll have his Walther~
Here’s Fujiko colored without the fellas in the way; enjoy this version since I won’t be printing the illo like this~
(Yes, I colored her completely in Sketchbook Pro.)
Seems the topic lately is Poison Ivy so I added a bit of color to that sketch I did for the promotion for my sketchbook and posted it full! Don’t worry, there’s much more you haven’t seen in the book!