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Character Sketches 2 by RobinKeijzer Character Sketches 2 by RobinKeijzer
These are some more random sketches put together for my own reference. I do this because sometimes I'm thrown of track by doing all kinds of illustration jobs, and like a chameleon I shift to different styles. But at the end of a job I like to come back to this style...so I need something to hold on to

Does anyone have a similar problem...and a solution to that? if you do, please let me know :]
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TwisterTH Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Wow, impressive :D
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RobinKeijzer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you TwisterTH!
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whitevillage Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I'm working on different styles a lot at the moment, so I think I can relate to your situation. My styles are not always consistent and the media I use differs from time.

What I do is similar like you do: I keep all the drawings that are from a certain theme and drawing style in a document envelope, as well on my harddrive. I look often through these sketches and drawings to see what I can use to keep at least some of the style I'm going to work with. Most of the time I pin the best of these on the wall as reference, when working alot on a similar theme and style.
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RobinKeijzer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He,

I also started pinning these images on the wall. That helps a lot too :]
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whitevillage Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Yeah, It also serves as some fancy wall decoration. :D
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BurningwoodM Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
A historical prospective: Robbi Rodriguez's solution was to call his early work "before I new better", before completely jumping into becoming a star in modern comics. His original work was cartoonish, and I like that a lot, but irregular anatomy and ink work that didn't show strong dark and lights to inconsistent weight lines was something he was not happy with. So he started hanging around traditionalist and digitalists to move his art into Retro awesome.

Alas, I stopped following him as much as he entered X-men and super hero fame. His raw style is still in his recent work, but it's clean chaotic and controlled. He achieved his dream, and I'm happy for him. Great guy at cons to talk to, if he has the time now.

So his solution for better or worse... "Evolution of his process"
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RobinKeijzer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply BurningWood :]

And I think the path that Robbi Rodriguez took, is probably the way to go. Evolving your style to something stable has many advantages, for one; you don't lose time figuring out how to draw something, and thus you have more time to focus on what to draw. So that's nice. But it's quite unique if someone can also keep their loose style and have that stability at the same time. It's too bad that Robbi Rodriguez changed to much to get that stability. That's something to wach out for.

In my opinion Guy Davis (BPRD and more) is one of the few who did develop a steady but loose drawing style. I like his work a lot. And that's also something I'm also aiming for - evolving, without losing the essence of what I like to create :)
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