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Post by Frank Stockton » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:34 pm

two more for the russians, same assignment...

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Post by Joe Shig » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:29 pm

Your compositions are inspiring.
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Post by flyk » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:11 pm

i just really admire your illustrations- i love the style- nice work : >

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runners world: Germany

Post by Frank Stockton » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:03 pm

Hey Y'all,

I just finished these up for the German Runner's World. They're way over due, but I'm really happy with them.

full page, 2/3 page, 2/3 page. I love square compositions.

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Post by Phil McAndrew » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:29 pm

Holy smokes! All of this stuff is incredible!

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Post by Joost » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:30 pm

Wow, these are great!

Especially the first runner, great action!

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Post by Blom » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:30 pm

Looking good! :D
The first runner looks like he pop out of the image.
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Post by nateomedia » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:38 pm

You draw great dogs. :)

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Post by Joe Shig » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:04 pm

Your limited rendering is great!
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Post by Frank Stockton » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:31 pm

New Yorker, started it last night, just finished. I guess it's for next week's issue. For the new film "The Orphanage"

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Post by neil » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:34 pm

Stupendous!

I saw your Aimee Mann in this week's New Yorker; it looks very nice in print.

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Post by TmDurn7 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:59 pm

hey frank. i love the runner pieces. the last one is an especially nice angle. and the color/rendering of the 1st piece is awesome. how long does it normally take you to get your reference?

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Post by Frank Stockton » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:17 am

TmDurn7 wrote:hey frank. i love the runner pieces. the last one is an especially nice angle. and the color/rendering of the 1st piece is awesome. how long does it normally take you to get your reference?
Hey Tim,

I find that the more thorough I am with my reference, the better the pieces come out. When I'm being good I'll usually spend about 4 hours or so gathering stuff online. For the running pieces I took a trip to Barne's & Noble and sketched from the running magazines for pose and angle ideas.

For the dog piece, I also went through a bunch of dog magazines sketching poses and snapping photos of good ones. I also spent a lot of time online looking up pictures of this stuff as well.

Usually I'll start with a general idea of what I want, then I'll do tons and tons of research on all the major details, then I'll sketch something up that relates to what I've already got.

Sometimes I have a strong idea and just do that, but working backwards for research is really hard, it's usually best to pose myself or a friend if I get into a jam with something tough to make up.


hope that helps.

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Post by dik pose » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:16 am

These last pieces have me picking my jaw up off the floor. Wonderful work Frank!

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Post by elisio » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:23 am

i've always been shy to use references in my "work", being too proud and all. you see, if i can't draw it from memory, then i'm no good. or so i thought.
well, i've came around and i'm doing more and more research with each new piece or page. it helps a lot. it's not a magical thing, and it won't make a bad idea work. but it will help make a good idea even better and more pleasing to the eye.

by the way, excellent thread Frank. your stuff is always inspired and inspiring. and i love those running dogs :)

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