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finished it, man by yowassup finished it, man by yowassup
been working on this baby for over a week!!

twas fun to draw, and a pleasure to finish!!

i will, of course, be digitally slicing it up into some nifty little comics panels.

all of this recent stuff is going to be my first japanese language mini comic. Then, while i'm at it, i'm going to take all that art from "mammalian sphere," put it in my new japan-release mini comic size, give it japanese text (probably a completely different story instead of a translation), and release that one together with the new stuff.

it's going to be a massive japanese language mini comic onslaught upon the unsuspecting city of sapporo.

(i can make all of this stuff available in english here and also through some sort of on demand printer like comixpress or create space or something, so don't worry bout that!)

something i've been really wanting to do for 14 years now... i'm pretty excited!!
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username125 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Artist
I like the head with its tongue out. Did you put a lot of planning into this or just draw it? The composition is great.
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yowassup Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!  This is one of the first drawings in a series where I actually started to work on composition as a major focus.  Up till then, I had been purposefully ignoring composition to develop more spontaneity.  I finally got to the point where I was (1) unsatisfied with the compositions in my work and (2) felt like I could focus more on composition without sacrificing spontaneity.

What I did here, and for pretty much everything else in the same series, was to sift through my sketch books and find all sorts of drawings that I liked. This included stuff from the imagination and stuff drawn from life or photos.

Then I light tabled all of those separate drawings onto one sheet of paper, working on keeping the lines and forms as spontaneous as possible and also working on keeping the composition clear, fun, and wild all at the same time.  

This might be the piece that succeeded in those areas the most.  

I still have a loooooooong way to go with the process, though!!!
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LaughtonMcCry Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
you have done a great ink job on this.
may i ask what the papers size is?
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yowassup Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!!

the paper size is "A4", which is one of the basic standard copy paper sizes in Japan. It's... hold on, let me get a ruler... 21 x 29.5 cm (8.25 x 11.5 inches)

I work at this size because it is the largest size my little scanner can scan at. And because it is easy to put in folders and carry in backpacks for cafe drawing sessions, etc.
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LaughtonMcCry Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
haha, sorry for stupid question and thanks a lot for the intelligent answer.
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yowassup Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not stupid at all.

i LOVE talking shop about tools, paper, scanning, etc. etc.
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herrenmedia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool.
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yowassup Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lolly:
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's like: trademark you.
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yowassup Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha! Thanks, man!!

I took a lot of things I wasn't liking about my recent drawing and really worked hard on rethinking a lot of it. Not sure if that is obvious or not, but I hope I was able to distill a lot of the good and throw away the bad. (and I'm going to continue doing that)

So a comment like "trademark me" is actually really, really awesome, because I hope it is!!
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