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Living Dead Dog by dogcanjump Living Dead Dog by dogcanjump
Here we go again.
Another bunch of ugly lookin' random images which happen to be my entry for the Wacom: Bring Your Vision to Life - Dreams Contest.

Brush, ink, Photoshop, some Painter... whatever...
As you can see from this piece my dream is to really suck at drawing. As you can also see my dream came through. Haha.
The font used is Anime Ace.


P.S. Just for the record this has nothing to do with any of that emo stuff or whatever it's called.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww! Dude. What do you mean your dream is to suck at drawing and that it came through? What's not to like about the drawing, here?
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I just dislike most of my drawings but I guess this one turned out okay.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
You dislike most of your drawings? Dude, come'ere. *(Smack!) Upside your head.*
Some people don't know what they have until they lose it.
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Yup. That's why avoid looking at them much.*ducks*:P Some of them are okay I suppose. I like sketches better.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Me too. Sketches have the life. In his Sketchbook 1,Juan Jimenez talks about the difficulty, or mystery, of preserving the life of the sketch through to the finish, or transferring it to the finish.

Some stay close the life in the original sketch; some polish and refine and make that an art in itself. I'm with the former and I suppose you consider yourself in that group too. I'm only now starting to appreciate it, in terms of the history of illustration. Some of the best have been in this group.
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Yup, it is very hard to stay true to sketch, to keep the same feeling, to keep that life. Like I was told once sketch is something that is spontaneous, it just comes out of you while with a finished drawings you gotta pay attention to dozens of little things and it's easy too loose that whole feeling that sketch has.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes. yes.
And the horror or it. . . the horror of it, as I see it, is that the life of the sketch has to killed - sacrificed on the altar of the art - to be re-created in the finish. I don't think it is transferred, or preserved, as some say. I think it has to be analyzed in one medium, then completely re-created as something different in the finish.

The only way to do that is by understanding and expressing its rhythm. In a sketch the rhythm may be a hodge-podge of flow and vibration that can never be directly transferred to inks. That "life" is lost. But it serves as a model for inking that is (because of the nature of the medium) deliberately organized and streamlined.

Ink always reduces the subject matter, which can result in a sterile technical execution. But, in the hands of an artist, it sparks new life by adding something that overshadows the sum of the parts.
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I like what you're saying, about the life of a sketch not being preserved but rather re-created in another medium. So true. And yes, that is hard to achieve. Especially in inks.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Powerful. Technically clever, too, the way you move the eye across the page.
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank you.:)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: I thank you for the free instruction!
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
:)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
In hindsight, what would you think about reversing the angle of the razor so it directs the eye from the top left corner of the panel to the bottom right? (i.e. using the same device as panel 2 with the downward, rightward turning head) This way, 1) it would not be repeated by the angle of the hand (the two images are parallel, so redundant)and 2) it would lead into the next panel at the bottom, where the read would flow upward to the face of the seated figure to the right?

don't mean to pick at it. These are things I'm studying, so look for insight on the decision making process, as far as it may go, and any thoughts or comments, in general. :thumbsup:
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
You make a good point. Didn't think of it back then even though I try to avoid parallel images and stuff like that. I tried and flipped the image: [link] What do you think?
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for replying.
Definitely! That zig-zag line of flow leads a lot better. The other one interrupts the flow (but that could have been for a purpose I didn't know about - so had to ask.)

Man. Hope I didn't put you out. (I gotta be careful about what I say. People starting to take me seriously.)

Anyway. What do you think? Which way works better for your creative vision?
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
No worries. :) I'm usually clueless about these things so any advice is welcomed. Not sure why I placed that image the way I did, I guess it felt right at the time. After looking at it I think your way works much better, makes more sense.
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
I love the rawness of this piece :) Any plans to add more pages?
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you. I will certainly try.:)
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
No you will not.
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Shit, wrong account. :*
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
I look forward to it - it's an intriguing style you have :)
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you.:)
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
:)
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mikeerson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
OH man... you're not going to believe what you just did to me - lol.... When I saw this artwork, I didn't check out the title, after your response I saw the title - lol.... all weekend long Living dead girl was playing in my head = you just turned on the stereo again - lol
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:D
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mikeerson Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I touched on it earlier that you'd make an excellent story board artist - this is awesome.... I think you read my mind too - while I was reading this, I was like I goota ask what font he used - lol ..... you know what, I don't even know it you are a guy or a chick, I don't recall seeing your name - anyway, I really like this, looks totally professional.... I try not to think of this subject though - it is very dangerous to think of this subject especially us artists. I think I need to go look at nude photos, lol, this image is giving me the willies - lol
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks. The font is Anime Ace and last time I checked I was a guy.:D
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mikeerson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
It's not something that changes every 28 days is it? lol
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Nope.:P
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prickface Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
However abstract, this is still really quite good!
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thank you.
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nakuws Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its freaky perfect
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dogcanjump Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks. :)
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nakuws Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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