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It'd be easier to just dump everything I do every few months into here, so I will.

Eleventh

I drew these straight away with a sharpie marker. The first one is how my pics usually end up when I do this(I use the thick marker as an opportunity to draw blood), I really like the second one and was a bit scared drawing the face since it's so hard to get thin lines, and the third one didn't come out how I wanted, so I took that as a sign to stop drawing.



I also did This guest comic for OverUnderTokyo on tiny paper.

Tenth
A painting. Primarily acrylic;the drawings were done in ink. 36x36.

Ninth

Pages from a random comic:



Eighth:

I won that competition I mentioned last time. So I get some free advertising. Here's my banner for free advertising.


Haven't had much time to work on decent illustrations because of that competition, as well as a few other things. But after this week I ought to be fine.

Seventh:

short comic made for Comic strip steel cage death match competition. It just started. As I type this I don't know if I made it past the first round. Wouldn't be surprised if I didn't though. The topic for the first comic was "a video game titled Monkey Whore " and I really had a lot of trouble trying to think of anything funny related to it.


Sixth:

Pages from a comic I'm working on. I'm having trouble with it, but I'll manage. Also, the very first drawings I ever did of the main character in the comic I have online now. I found it last month. Its a few years old now and everyone looks a little different.


And the pages from the other comic.




Fifth:

Painting I just finished a moment ago. Its a girl with some food walking through a busy street. I've been drawing these characters(her, and the two guys on the lower right) for years now. example from 2001.Still haven't done anything with them, though I'm slowly working on it.

Anyways


dimensions: roughly 18x30"


Fourth:

A quick drawing; I didn't like the background being empty, so I sketched in some more people. Maybe I'll finish it at some point. The guy looks a bit too much like Taison though =\


Third:


I picked up some watercolors earlier this week and did this the night that I got them. I like the way it came out, except for the window on the top right.And her head. I needed some white paint to handle that the way I would have liked to, but there wasn't any in the store when I picked up the supplies.


I was drawing this for most of the week. I drew the girls head too large, and after I erased it, I decided that I would just leave it off.

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Second:

A collection of photographs of characters from my comic. This is actually the first non-comic illustration I've done of any of these people since I started making the comic.Which was 2 years ago -_o


Some bunnies. This was for an assignment where we had to take a single object and warp it several times to make an image.


And here's a woman smoking. I sketched it out with a sharpie when a class was finishing up.
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First:

These are from a series of illustrations I'm planning on doing, featuring a little girl that likes bubbles.

And here's a girl sitting down with baseball stuffs:


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Ashen Victor


wow, the bubble girl pieces just puts a big smile on my face. they're cute and would work well for a children's book. i like the look of the first, but the tone of the second just really catches my attention more.
Josh


I'm tempted to give the Paint treatment to your last one, and change the bat to a cock...
sggg


rezo, that is excellent stuff. I especially like the first and third ones, but they are all good. I agree with AV that it would work well in a children's book too. :)
Tracer


The top two seem kinda melancholy. I like them though, in fact, I like them alot.

There are stories to go with these?
rezo


Not much of a story really. It was going to be a series of illustrations, and I was thinking of throwing in a small amount of verse to go along with them, though I probably won't.
mrdandy


Wicked pencils, man. Hmmm... 2H, 2B... 6B? Am I close?
Rumpy


Those look like children's book illustrations. Except for the last one. As 88 implied, it's a little weird with her like that. I love the first 2 though.
rezo



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As 88 implied, it's a little weird with her like that.
Yeah, I noticed it while still doing the rough outline of her body. I was in a hurry though(I try to get everything done before class finishes, even though I usually don't) and just left it as is.
Some girls ought to sit like that. Sure sure. Because she's a tomboy or somesuch. =\
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Wicked pencils, man. Hmmm... 2H, 2B... 6B? Am I close?
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Apparently I'm using HB.
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Originally Posted by Rumpy
Those look like children's book illustrations. Except for the last one. As 88 implied, it's a little weird with her like that. I love the first 2 though.
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My thoughts exactly. Yeah i think you would make a better book childrens illustrator. I think you could lose the animeish feel in the faces though. This is good stuff man. First two are better than the last one though.
Klonoa


The 2nd one moved me for some reason...it got me right here *pounds heart*

The 3rd one kicks ass too. rezo, love your style.
JM


Great stuff man! I especially like the first one, has kind of a Tim Burton feel.

JM
Tracer


Bunnies is pretty super but I like the assorted characters. The characters themselves are great... I never knew you've been doing them for so long. I only noticed them maybe 9 months ago.
rezo


I started the comic two years ago, but I took a year and a half long or so break before starting it up again recently. I did the first two chapters when I started out and everything else this year. A lot of weird things happened because of it, like forgetting how to draw certain characters and the like.=\
Kidnemo


Rocking out as always.

Makes me wanna buy some water colors.
icepop


rezo, I really love the stuff you posted. You have a really great style of your own. Some of them would make great illustrations for a childrens' book.

My favourite has to be the bunnies one though. I'd definitely buy that from you if it were for sale. :D

Post more, please. :)
rezo


Thanks. I just got the bunny picture back today. I'll send it to you if you want it.

Haven't been able to do much drawing recently. Too many assignments and all of my free time was spent on my comic. =\

Did get a painting finished a few minutes ago though, and that'll be my last update for a while. Had to use a digi-cam so the quality is low.
Klonoa


That painting rocks, I'm assuming you used water colors for that? At 18x30, its a nice size as well.

That's something I'd like to hang up on my wall.
Dolemite


I like the bunnies. :)
rezo


Thanks. looks around. This is a bump. Enjoy Coca Cola!
rezo


Thanks.


looks around.

dieses ist ein Stoß

genießen Sie Coca Cola.
rezo


updated.

"bump"
Drewbacca


You have design talent. Learn design.
rezo


uh, thanks. What do you mean by design?
Drewbacca


in a lot of frames you lay things out well. In a lot of them you rely on centering a lot but you seem to have a natural knack for organizing visual information well. You should study this and hone in on it. It would help you jazz up your panels.
Mode7


I dig your style, Rezo. Looking forward to seeing more.
rezo


Thanks.


looks around

also, bump.
Will


I really like your inking style, it's superb. I wish to ink like that some day.
FuryFox


I'm impressed. It's good to see you've been sticking with it so long. I especially like the comics you did for the competition...not anything in particular, especially since it's not exactly my style of humor, but the fact they are so different from your typical drawing style. It's good to have diversity. Each one seemed to be done by a different artist. My favorite illustration is totally the bunny pic; it's just great on so many levels. Conveys alot of emotion, and conjures alot too (somehow both creepy and fun). I like the picture of the girl sitting down with the baseball bat too. Many of your characters seem stiff, and she seemed to be sitting there naturally while maintaining your style. As for the most recent painting, I have mixed feelings. The colors are definitely strong and fixate your eye (I mean, red, black, and white are kind-of hard to beat in that regards). The composition is interesting too, with characters looking different directions. I'm most struck by the center female...her rendering is spot-on, and the way she feels at the red tendril with on finger is both touching and unsettling. The other characters have strange anatomical things going on, almost abstractions. It's also not clear to me in the painting whether multiple moments in time are being represented, or if the people in the sky were sucked up by the red stuff already. Overall I like it, especially for that one character. Too many things are either bleeding off the canvas (weird tendrils, "fire"), or bleeding in from outside the canvas (trees). It gives the composition this sort-of self-framing, centralized feeling which seems at odds to me with the narrative of the piece.
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I'm impressed. It's good to see you've been sticking with it so long. I especially like the comics you did for the competition...not anything in particular, especially since it's not exactly my style of humor, but the fact they are so different from your typical drawing style. It's good to have diversity. Each one seemed to be done by a different artist.
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Thanks. I try to avoid working with a singular style. I think it's better to try and come up with a look that works best for the kind of story you're telling, rather than roughly applying the same look to every type of story. Of course, with the contest, by the end it was mostly just about drawing simple enough for me to actually get them done. Only had a few days to make each, and I suck at coming up with short strips =\.

Oh, the "bung nipper" bit originally had the kid saying "la la la la". For that round, we were supposed to take a section of our comic and use the phrase "bungnipper" in it.

For the painting:
I was trying to build the people in the painting up with broad brush strokes, and that's where the odd look to some of the people comes from. I decided that in the middle of drawing though. =\ I'm not sure of the framing myself either... but anyways, thanks for the comments.
Ashen Victor


the characters on ninth and tenth have a Junji Ito feel to them. not the Uzumaki look, but maybe more along the lines of Gyo and Flesh Colored Horror. i love it.
rezo




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And I love Junji Ito, so that sort of look will probably creep into anything I draw like that because I am a hack artist with highly derivative styles.