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This was the first in the series of shadow studies.  I was super inspired by this drawing too.  I gotta figure out how to employ more of these shadow studies.
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A different sort of project I started.  This drawing and another one in the set was my attempt at drawing using shadow sketches.  I basically did the outline of the drawing first and built up in a deep dark shadow.  After that I did highlights to add details.  Was super inspired by fellow artists that do a lot of hardcore concept design art.
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A chibi style character done in a more realistic flare.  I have been strongly considering approaching my style with a manga influence.  Not completely manga, but a hybrid sort of style.  Anyhow MORE work is coming today.  I'm going to be drawing a lot today as well.
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Another full page spread.  I have been really messing with trying to get multiple characters/drawings on one page.  I been studying a lot of late and I want to make my sketchbooks and art in general a LOT stronger.  I'm gonna be posting a LOT of work today.
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This is a really REALLY strong sketch that I'm particularly proud of.  I put a lot of effort in it since I was super inspired at the time I drew it.  I'm not really sure what it was that inspired me during the drawing, but whatever it was...worked.  I really like how I layered the outift on top of the character itself.  Think it worked out pretty good!
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Pavel Vargas
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I draw. I write. I conquer.
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Greetings METAVERSE!!!

How are you cats all doing today?

I trust everybody is well and kicking ass and taking names.  I personally have been -super- productive of late since I recently got a FULL copy of Bandicam software for my laptop.  So I have been recording gameplay sessions of WoW/Diablo 3 and many other games and stuff I enjoy.  Further, I have one recording posted of me drawing that came out fairly decent for a first attempt.  In the future I will be uploading drawing stuff with more frequency once I figure out how to correctly position my webcam.

Of late I have been working on improving my art style a LOT and I have been using tons of reference for that project.  I recommend that you guys also ALSO use reference material while you guys draw.  Study your favourite artists, see how they utilize their skillz and techniques and go it from there.  I'm NOT saying steal or rip anybody off.  I AM saying use reference to inspire your OWN creativity.  I personally have been studying many artists of late who are better at fashion design stuff than I am currently.

That's how one improves in anything in life...one has to use their technique over and over.

You got to want it gang! You got to feel it!!!

Art is too precious a gift to not fite for it.  Anyway guys, sorry for the small rant on my behalf but I want to help as many of you guys out as I can.  I am learning WITH you all.  So feel free to use the art lessons that I have posted in my gallery and make good use of the skillz there.  I learned my current skill set from an excellent group of comic book artists while I was in my internship some years back.  That was a VALUABLE learning experience for me.  I have personally been going back to the art lessons that I was given during that internship and doing them OVER AND OVER.

It's a great way to learn by using reference sheets, art guides, tutorials EVERY amount of knowledge that you cats can gleam from the masters who have come before us.  I currently am going to draw a LOT tonight then I'm going to get on Diablo 3 and get some things completed on there.  I play a LOT of MMO's for those of you cats that don't know.  I look at the unique artwork in those games and I think to myself..."If I were on those art teams what would I DO DIFFERENTLY than the current art team?" So on and so forth.

Art is one of the few career paths that allow you to do what you REALLY want to do.

So for all you lovely folks out there who may benefit from my rants, PURSUE YOUR ART.  Don't let your beautiful gifts go to waste.  Each and every one of you, I hope the best of success in life and everything for y'all and y'all's families.  Keep on arting everybody!!! YEAH!!! I'm super pumped and I hope you guys are too.  I intend to upload a few more pages of stuff tonight and I'm going to link you guys my youtube project as well.

All I ask of y'all is that y'all keep ON DRAWING!!! PAINTING!!! WRITING!!! Whatever it is that you're into DO IT pursue it 100% balls in!!! We only got this one shot to get things right in life so let's DIVE IN THIS MOFO!!! Okay gang and with that, I got more ART to ART for you guys!!!

I appreciate the love and respect all y'all given me thus far!!! Keep up the great work everyone and with that...LET'S AAART!!!

~Pavel

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debureturns Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just been looking at some of your work; I've learned some anatomy technique from your art, so thank you for your part in my artistic development! :nod:
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad the lessons I had to give helped you out!

That's the same way I learned so that means a lot to me.  Feel free to use the lessons in your own studies and work it from there.   I wan tot see you get better and improve tons!!! The main thing is to keep drawing as much as possible.  Draw every day, as often as you can! Art is a life long endeavor!!! And I am just glad I could have some small part in you developing yours.  Keep up the good work mate!
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debureturns Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments and advice! Also, thank you for watching me; I'm honoured to have you on board. :nod:

We're clearly both on our way to artistic success; I can say without trepidation that I wouldn't be as far along my journey without you, so thank you.
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
My good man, it's not a problem.

I have been browsing your gallery and seeing how much you are improving...keep up the great work.

Art is about the journey itself not the ultimate end-goal.  Though having goals and stuff is a big help too! Like I said in my earlier comment I'm glad that the tutorilas I posted up SO far have been a big help.  I have some ideas for Youtube content tutorial style stuff.  But that's going to be in the next few days and weeks.  I have to set up my work space a little bit better here at home so I can start really crunching out good stuff.

In any event, keep on drawing mang and you will be all right! Always strive to improve and get better!
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Sansomon Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday !
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Sansomon Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday ! ^^
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stepke Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching! :)

...glad you like my work


have  a nice day!
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You stay cool my friend.

Your work is amazing and very inspiration, keep it up mate!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I am doing a Watcher's feature journal.
All of my watchers can feature two of their works and I will put them in my journal for June.

sevenofeleven.deviantart.com/
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Hyakureiki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Yo, man, thanks for bthe watching-!
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Anytime bro. I like your current art too dude, keep up the good work.
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanted to pass by and thank you for all the wonderful advice you gave me :D, I have improved a lot since then! thank you :)
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's not a problem my friend. I'm glad it is all paying off. Keep up the good work!
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Petra0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch list, I really appreciate it! :)
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Anytime your work is awesome!
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Drakezul Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I like your conscipt for your art reminds me of my brother when he was alive teaching me how to draw...
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry for your loss. I am sure he is watching over you. Either way it's a nice compliment being compared to another fellow artist.
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suicide-manual Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Add me to your yahoo messenger, or I'll add you. When I get great material on drawing stuff you'll be the first to know, you'll drastically improve tenfold
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah dude. I added you, feel free to contact me as soon as you can okay! I'm on Yahoo right now.
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Lumaris Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Heya! Thank you for the watch - I appreciate it! You have a lot of great work here; I like the focus on anatomy. It reminds me that I need to get back into anatomy-practice every day. :3
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah I've been trying to improve my basic drawing skills. I draw fairly often now, and I upload my work in the sketches phase. It's only recently that I started to really try to finish art so I can post them in a more final format. I got a few finished drawings up. All in all Lumaris, I really like your art style too. Keep up the good work!
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psmam-sue Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great new pics :D
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you my friend. I have more on the way. I am trying to hit 300 Deviations really soon, just 20 more to go.
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suicide-manual Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
dude you so need to start drawing freehand, because charts arents gonna help you, you oberve and draw bro
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jotham-the-dark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
See the main problem with freehand is that I tend to make a -lot- more mistakes when I attempt that. I prefer to draw using charts because the charts is how I learned to draw in the first place. I think the charts are important because it helps you keep your chosen subject in proportion. When you are drawing poses you can deviate from the basic proportion charts considerably, but all in all, I stick to the charts. I am a very messy artist with or without charts, but I keep my mistakes. I have a lightbox and I use that to correct and make edits on original drawings.
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