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    letterjeigh fragte: A least favorite characters list? Sounds interesting, but I'm a little wary about how the Internet might react to your opinions. You know how people reacted to your Sonic caricatures. If your unfavorites list coincides with somebody's favorites list, you could get flamed to the moon and back! Of course, I don't mean to discourage you from doing this project though. In fact I'm actually pleased that you're willing to express your opinions so openly. I just hope you know what you're getting into.


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    Like recieving rage comments from pityful nerds with no life? They will totally damage my view of the fans and make me stop, because their emotions touch me deep inside…

    :P

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    Can you guess all my hated characters?

    Can you guess all my hated characters?

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    'Can you draw a cat in less than 5 min?'

    'Can you draw a cat in less than 5 min?'

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    Marscha’s dress from Episode 3: The Election in color.
When nothing goes wrong the comic will start at the 11th of july on Dumm Comics.

    Marscha’s dress from Episode 3: The Election in color.

    When nothing goes wrong the comic will start at the 11th of july on Dumm Comics.

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    Something returns soon.

    Something returns soon.

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    cameronsanati fragte: Hi dirk, I'm a huge fan of your artwork! I've been drawing cartoons all my life and have never had too much interest in realism. Would you suggest learning how to draw and render realistic objects in order to get better at drawing cartoons? Thanks!


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    Thanks :)

    My interest in realism ended also there where it just became a copy-paste from reality and less an approach to create new stuff. Doesn’t mean you can’t create ‘new’ with a realistic style. But the limits are different than when you go cartoony.

    There is no doubt that you can only break the rules, when you learned them. But there is no rule how you approach each wisdom.

    I had life drawing classes. It bored me hard to draw penises and boobies all day. It was more like finding the perfect body in reality, than doing the perfect one from your mind.

    I don’t think you have to draw endless realistic drawings to finally get there where you wanna go in cartoon. I for myself went from cartoon to cartoon.The learning curve is equal. Doesn’t mean my art improved not from doing realism.

    I know a lot realism artists who have a hard time to understand cartoon at all, because they are too stuck in the rules. But I saw cartoon artists who had also trouble doing realism (*cough* me *cough*). I had to hold myself back, before i went bonkers with the drawing. Some people told me already that they want my wacky ink drawing styles from 2006 back, but I grew out of it.

    It’s always hard to say what is the best way. I always say to that ‘the way is the destination’. Do what you like, when it feels right, then ok. If its technical or artistical not a good work is a judgemental issue, but not a part of the choice of style you wanna approach, but more how far you can get better in something.

    Did I make sense here? Who knows…. I go to bed and give my sleepless mind a rest.

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    The SWEFS - Speziale Weltraum Einheit Fremder Sternensysteme
(Special Space Unit from Foreign Stars)

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