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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:09 am

More fan art. Just some color to lighten up my mood. I wish I could get over my fear of sketching in public D:
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:35 am

Was sick today. Thankfully just a bit of a cold. Here is a sketch.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:33 am

Just updating.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:57 am

Little sketch.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:32 am

More pencil stuff. Sorry i basically slept through the whole weekend D:
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:18 pm

Sorry everyone. I'm trying to get used to a lot of new stuff that's happening. I'm also very tired.

For those who are interested I'm basically at a university right now... learning a lot of technical stuff. It was that or working a full time job. It's a special education program so I don't have to pay to much and get some social securities which I am in great need of right now. The lessons are all very technical stuff... and math... and zzz.
I kinda have to split my day into learning all this technical crap and art. Sometimes it gets a bit to much. I'm trying to use breaks and stuff to draw, so this sketchbook may or may not be filled with weird ballpoint pen sketching that I do while hiding in some corner of the university.

People are nice though. It's just weird being that person that wants to be an artist while everyone around me is becoming a high end engineer.
Time management is key and I still don't have quite the grasp on it :/

I hope y'all doing fine. Lend me your strenght in these stressful times haha. Nah I know lot's of you work full time jobs and may have families and stuff.
Let's try to keep our sanity together!


Here is the first finished line art piece for my challenge which I'm still going to complete regardless of whatever.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:07 am

Studies and old sketches.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Will-Marton » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:57 pm

Damn, the line work in that illustration are tasty. So many complex things going on.

Hope the school work is going well. Between that and a full time job, did you decide to go that route to focus more on art? From the sound of it, the courses don't seem like they're art related. So long as you don't get burned out on all that other stuff that may not apply directly, it sounds like a good decision! Get a calendar if you don't already have one. I've been using mine for the past few months and it's been great for keeping track of things. If you don't hate programs like Excel, that is another good option for scheduling. :]
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby fiftyeightsqq » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:14 pm

Being a student is difficult, I feel your pain.
Good luck from me too.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:58 am

@Will: Well, yes the course is not art related at all. I was trying to get into an art education program for several years but nothing went right. I could have taken on a huge depth and go to a private school but I felt too scared to go through with it. Since you never know if these private art education schools are just a big waste of your time and money. So I basically manovered myself against a brick wall. Due to taking so much time to the apply to the art schools I could affort, my resources are very depleted. I don't have a higher education so the jobs I could get to keep me afloat would be very menial ones where you slave your life away for very little money. So I came across this education program which is basically a program to pick up losers who can't get into the job market and give them better chances (Hahaha). Being a college student is a fulltime job as well but at least you have more freedom in time management (and probably more free time in general).

It's not easy but sometimes you make wrong decisions and I now I'm just trying to get by and do as much art as I can while so. If I can't keep up with college, I could always drop out and work at a fast food restaurant... haha.

@fiftyeights: Thanks! I appreciate it very much
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Maron » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:02 pm

Your lineart is to die for, me want D: joggling with life and art is super hard, I'm a big failure at that (plus my laziness ain't doin' me no good...)

Anyway, keep it up, you can do it!! :DD
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:01 pm

@Maron: Thank you so much!

Still trying to find my groove. Also suffering from a horrible skin infection. I think my body is just slowley giving up on me :(

Here is some fan art.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:17 am

Terrible photo and pencil messes.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:59 am

Just two sketches....
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:14 am

Last of my initial pencil sketches for my challenge. Wow. It's been a long time.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Flo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:27 pm

Hey man,

sounds really grim with the college and the sickness, hope it gets brigther soon. Liking the pencils, just keep pushing.
Please help me getting better by checking out my sketchbook http://forums.permanoobs.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=266

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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:51 am

@Flo: Thanks for the encouragement!

Quick update with some stuff. I'll do a proper update on the weekend? (hopefully) I was ill for a week, so I'm one week behind on EVERYTHING. I wish some of the lecturers wouldn't teach like they think I already know all of this stuff.

Some legs and a quick pencil sketch. (both old stuff, I'll try to get this sketchbook updated to more current stuff.)
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:37 am

Quick update.
Some stuff nothing special. Trying to scan all the new stuff on the weekend D:
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:49 am

Hello everyone. I scaned some stuff but I noticed that I only had very little to scan :( I did some longer studies the past weeks so sometimes a study takes up the whole week because I have so little time :((

Anyway. University.... is a thing. I'll try sketching during breaks but I also need to eat and get to the other side of the campus to find my room. I guess I could sketch on the train? Math slowely heads down to the horrible lane I think? We'll see how it goes. Also exams are coming up. You might think: right now? It's not even the end of the semester?? Well some professors were like "We'll split the exams in two parts" Which is kinda good so you don't have to learn the stuff from the whole semester at once. I'm still kind of worried though... haven't written an exam in ages :(

Let's keep on going.
Here's a master study and some fan art stuff.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby devilfish_one » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:29 am

Keep pushin through your hard times, Zipfelzeus!
I like style of these fanarts, but in last one fog looks a bit off. I mean, we have solid graphical shapes and then...BOOM, vague disorganized spots of something. Maybe if you give them some cloudy shape and replace brush with noisy one, so it looks like dotwork, I think, it will be ok.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:01 am

devilfish_one wrote:Keep pushin through your hard times, Zipfelzeus!
I like style of these fanarts, but in last one fog looks a bit off. I mean, we have solid graphical shapes and then...BOOM, vague disorganized spots of something. Maybe if you give them some cloudy shape and replace brush with noisy one, so it looks like dotwork, I think, it will be ok.


Hey thanks for stepping by and leaving a comment! I hope I can and yeah I agree I messed up the "fog" in that painting. I only wanted to add some little dust clouds but I didn't know how :(

Anyway here are some studies and a messy sketch page that I did in my break time.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:20 am

More studies and break sketches.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:56 pm

Another sketch.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Hello how is everyone`? Today I spend at least 8 hours (plus 4 hours of lecture) programing a code that creates a random number of random numbers.
Ho ho ho Microsoft, Apple etc. here I come. D:

Anyway time to study art.
Here is a little sketch. I know I know. Still have to do more anatomy practise :(
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:51 am

Cleaning my room 'cause it's a mess. Here is some fan art stuff.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:10 am

Another break sketch. Well two.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:06 pm

hands and more break sketches.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:18 am

Just wrote a little math test. What a mess. It actually wasn't that hard which makes me nervous since you can make a lot of mistakes regardless and then look like a total idiot. D:

Here have a sketch from a very tired me. Time to learn fot the next test and do all my homework. Isn't a student life great?
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:22 am

Persona 5 has been delayed again??!!

Haha anyways here is some stupid fan stuff. Can't believe i still keep going with them.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:38 am

Quick stillife. The sun was going down. In less than an hour there was just pure darkness :( Also more sketchbook pages.
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