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BAD 18 by EvanBryce BAD 18 by EvanBryce
I was talking with one of my former students the other day about reference. I personally use extremely little reference, as in...when I do portraits...so, very little. I like to train my mind, so if I can't memorize it in a span of about 10 seconds from something I see while walking around, then I'll make it up.

It's something I've been working on since college, creating a mental visual library. Sure, things don't always look right, but it's a lot more fun. A lot of people ask me how I get so much movement in my pieces, it's from watching people and things actually move! If you have to rely on a picture of something in a still moment and don't understand the HOW in the way something moves, it creates a disconnect. You can render it all you want, but it can still be missing that bit of soul necessary to complete a work.

I didn't want to add in any textures or colors on today's piece. I like to shade, just usually don't have enough time, but this is what my pencils look like without any alteration.
:iconclaou:
Loooove the pose and the movement!
And of course, as always, love the raw pencil! <3
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:iconhobostick42:
radness and ditto on the skull
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:iconjeremy-forson:
Jeremy-Forson Nov 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Pink Skull, always a plus
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