So inadvertently a thought occurred to me, which made the PCBCIII Auditions go much more quickly and smoothly. Sketch out what I want digitally in non reproducing blue, then Print and ink traditionally, before rescanning and working with that finished product. Oddly enough the process also solved the big style issue that was looming over my head since I decided to enter. Ribbed teeshirts are a pain to draw btw. Now im getting refs done in a few hours rather than the usual six to 24, and I am mostly liking the results. Look for the PCBC Stuff to go up in the next few days and IPLERS those refs will also work for you guys as well.
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As a cartoonist, her style has probably influenced the way I draw the most by showing how easy it is to simplify features while still establishing a solid recognizable character, while still maintaining believable anatomy. Not to mention the just general awesomeness, scary Deviant ID aside. . .
Her style is something iconic, and you can't mistake it. One look at her Artist at the ready audition and you can understand why she made it on this list, a mastery of watercolors, and good storytelling. Not to mention a no nonsense attitude about learning the basics. She always gives honest and upfront criticism.
Just. . . Wow, mastery of anatomy and digital painting techniques make this artist one of my absolute favorites. Stylisticly they have a very Broad range which is always a treat. Not to mention who doesn't love piccolo from DBZ?
Too many amazing artists to name in one entry, so tune in next week for the next three Artists of Awesome.