John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Art Thoughts -- Your Opinions Wanted!

I'm starting to get scans back of sketchbook work at AnthroCon, and while some of it was decent enough, some of it frankly makes me cringe. {8-E

I knew it was going to be this way; I was (and somewhat still am) out of practice, and was largely uninspired until roughly 2/3 of the way through the con. Of course, even when I'm at my best, I generally spend days on a pic rather than hours, which tends to make anything I do at a con seem rushed and haphazard compared with what I'm usually willing to share with the world.

I've talked before about how I'm bumping my elbows on the comic strip format; when the strip era ends I intend to spend some time getting real art instruction from various sources. In the meantime, I am going to be assigning myself various art projects as time and circumstances allow to work on what I know are problem areas (e.g., "forearm/wrist joint at various angles").

As such, I'm throwing open wide the gates for critique from anyone out there who cares to comment on my work, so I can work on figuring out said assignments. I'm not looking for ego-boosts ("Your art is AWESOME! Don't change a thing!" while nice, is not really helpful in this context), I'm not going to argue any comments (although I reserve the right to ask for clarification), and you won't hurt my feelings as long as you give specific and honest opinions. If you'd rather not post your comments publicly, I'd be happy to receive them via e-mail at as well.

I you need samples of my work to examine or reference, you can find it at my JaxPad gallery: or sitting in a pile here:

So c'mon! Tell me what you really think! :) Just keep it polite. ;)

-The Gneech
Tags: art, comics
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