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I am:
- an artist
- a photographer
- a writer
- a reader
- a critic
- a birder
- a chess player
- a Scrabble player
- a ballroom dancer
- a cat owner
- a software engineer
- a husband

Favourite genre of music: Metal, Bluegrass, Rock
Favourite photographer: Me
Favourite style of art: Comic book
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Something spooky or a vacation photo
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin
Personal Quote: The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. - Einstein
In my internet searches, I stumbled upon an article about how to correctly use photo references in order to become a better artist (and less dependent upon them). The article had a lot of good points such as focusing on loose sketches and using the reference as a guide instead of a rule. I'm trying to incorporate the ideas into the reference sketching I do these days. Hopefully, it can help me balance my need to improve my own art and my appreciation of the styles of other artists. Take a look:…
Don't forget to check out the "part 2" link at the bottom.
  • Listening to: Shogun on audiobook
  • Reading: Scott Pilgrim Volume 3 (in color)
  • Watching: Dexter reruns
  • Playing: no time for games these days
  • Eating: trail mix
  • Drinking: water

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KW-Scott Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for the :+fav: :D
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kuabci Aug 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much for the watch and the faves!
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thanx 4 the fave :D
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EarlyApplesMagee Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for favoring my drawing!
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