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Some more recent art
Some more art. These were originally sketches in a sketchbook, which I traced, inked and colored into these finished pieces.

A tylically Dutch windmill:

Customized pens
Part of the fun of making art is making your custom art tools. Here are two pens I customized.

Responsive design, and my progress
A caricature of George Lucas. I am thinking of practicing caricaturing a bit more, as that will help me push poses and expressions in my stories.

Some recent art
Some finished drawings based off warm-up sketches. I just love Mike Mignola's art and keep being inspired by it.

"What do you say, we stay in tonight?"
A while back, The New Yorker did a reverse caption contest, where readers were encouraged to provide captions for artists to choose from and make an illustration for. So I thought I'd try my hand at it too.

Editorial Cartoons
I originally started on my adventure into the arts in 2008. During a sabbatical, I had decided I wanted to learn how to draw editorial cartoons. I decided to let it go back then, because I discovered you had to make yourself angry about something every day, and that just wasn't me, and it wasn't what I wanted to be.

Now, almost nine years later, having taken lots of detours in fine art and comics, I have to admit editorial cartoons still have a pull. I just love binge-reading them. So venturing into that realm again, with a bit more experience now. Also, I feel like taking a tiny break from comics. This happens a lot, but I always come back to comics eventually.

Some more panels copied for practice
Here's another batch of panels I copied for practice. I decided to make them tonal studies and to try to use only three main tones.

Copying panels
One of the things I'm trying at the moment is copying panels from existing comics pages, for the purpose of study and practice. I get to practice penciling, inking and coloring and I'm hoping constructing poses and worlds and how to suggest things will seep in through osmosis. I'm also taking a colorist course at Comics Experience at the moment and also a course on how to create a story through images, panels at the Sequential Artists Workshop, both great places to learn the craft.

Charles Bargue arms
Playing some with the Gimp colorize function.

Charles Bargue hands
And hands. Having fun with this still.

Charles Bargue feet
Copying Charles Bargue plates for practice. The feet. Also tried out different ways of coloring and shading.

The Book Prototype is Finished
January 5th, 2017.

I finished the book prototype! And this is the final cover.

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