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Robot Concept by bear65 Robot Concept by bear65
Part of me admires other artists who continually produce work that is so solid and cohesive. I feel like I'm all over the place these days. I love artists like Paul Pope, Adam Hughes, James Jean, Travis Charest, Willie Real, Tommy Lee Edwards, Shaun Tan... I could go on. They all have similarities in that they produce illustrations with figures and storytelling involved, but that's where it ends. There are so many possibilities in making an illustration, design, or story... it's so hard to pick just one.

There is a benefit in producing a body of work that has a specific style. It's great for promoting yourself as an illustrator, but I feel it can be very limiting. Such is the challenge of making a living at art. I admire guys like Moebius aka Jean Giraud aka GIR who manage to create alias' for different styles. It's something to consider.

I always wonder looking at artists who have an established style if they ever want to just break all the rules they made for themselves. It might be a confidence thing too (like that they have confidence in what they do, no need to try on other shoes). I dunno, I suppose this is all a natural progression of learning about our own innate styles.

I try not to think too much about style, but I can't help it. It's right there. Almost as if you have a set of paths before you and you have to choose which style path you want to travel down. I don't know if I'll ever have a set style, but then again, could that be my style? haha... yeah.

I know this is all just a process. Every one is at different points in their evolution.

This is pencil, colored in PS... and yes, I know that the tubes on his neck don't make sense.
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
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jvgce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
solid & great design.......I like it a lot.....:)
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bear65 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
thanks!
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Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Incredible! Very nicely done! :D
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
I really like this piece and I have featured this in my journal, here is the [link] :)
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Sorry, here's new [link]
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Very cool piece, nice combination of the glowing effects with the silhouette. Nice atention to detil as well
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Unique design, nice job!
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bear65 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
thanks!
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AdverseAffect Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
wonderful shadow on this picture, i like it's ominous presence. detailing is great XDD

I know what you mean by the limitation of an artist by one style; i lost count of how many times i have changed mine//tried new ones. I guess i need an alias or two lol. An artists true style is the one that is the most enjoyable for the artist.. what really sucks is that thats not always what the public eye wants the most. ><
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