amazing_syd Darkening some shadows on my lunch break. By the way, do any of you guys use Snapchat? I post a lot of progress photos and videos of drawings and paintings (and the occasional selfie haha) that are sometimes never seen here on Instagram. Feel free to add me! Username: amazing_syd 4d

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amazing_syd Quick mini sketch for Iggy Pop's bday. What's your favorite song of his? Mine is 'The Passenger' :) 5d

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amazing_syd Human bat face in progress... 1mon

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amazing_syd How to draw turtles. 1mon

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amazing_syd A little early birthday celebration for @actuallygrimes Happy birthday! :) 1mon

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amazing_syd LLAP 2mon

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amazing_syd Some progress photos of that Starlord drawing I did a while back. I sometimes look at older work for motivation, among other things. What motivates you? 3mon

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amazing_syd Tiny details for the tiniest Avenger 3mon

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amazing_syd This one is for all my fellow comic geeks - who saw the Ant-Man Teaser the other night? I'm totally diggin Andy Park's design for this suit. Here's the rough pencil stage of a screen grab from the trailer. Inks and Prismacolor pencils are next! 4mon

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amazing_syd Loretta Young portrait study 4mon

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amazing_syd Happy birthday to one of the most influential animators of our time, Hayao Miyazaki! 4mon

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amazing_syd Happy New Year's! A million thank you's to all of you and your continued support. Here's a peak at my latest project which will be up for grabs when completed... 4mon

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amazing_syd Fun little study I did of @segoviaamil using acrylic and pencils on cardboard. Have a great weekend :) 4mon
  •   kaiokamele That is lovely, I love the style. You managed to capture all the most real parts of the face, still leaving your style intact. I love the brush strokes. I have been dabbling in true art supplies again, meaning not chalk pens at work -- and my problem has been trying to figure out how not to smudge the medium as I work. I can't quite work out how I want to lay down shadows and highlights, either, is in order. @amazing_syd and @kennethjfranklin, I wish I could see your works in progress. Many great artists on instagram. 4mon
  •   amazing_syd @kaiokamele thanks for the comment! i too, share some struggles with using traditional mediums, but I've been having fun experimenting. Your problem with smudging, do you work flat or upright on an easel? I tend to utilize both positions depending on the project. While I'm working flat, I use an extra piece of paper to cover certain areas where my hand might rest, or if I want paint splatters to only go in certain areas. As far as shadows and highlights, again, it all depends on the project, but often than not, I will start with medium tones to block out the shadows and lighter areas, and then I'll go in the the really darks and save the highlights for last - or as I like to call them, the 'icing on the cake'. I've been looking into perhaps filming a time lapse video for those who are curious, but feel free to PM or email me with any questions! Always happy to help :) 4mon
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  •   kaiokamele Hooray, that's actually the same pattern I follow. I tend to work on a table, unless I'm doing a purely acrylic painting, which I haven't done in a long time. However, you have a very unique eye, and most of what art is, to me, is the ability to see. Putting down what you see after that is secondary. And you see remarkable things. 4mon
  •   chamchami_chongthu Its amazing 4mon
  •   carsiart Amazing 4mon
  •   segoviaamil Oh my goodness!! I am so amazed and honored. I think I actually squealed seeing this. It's incredible just like all your other pieces. May I repost? Thanks, @amazing_syd 4mon
  •   amazing_syd @segoviaamil yay I'm so glad you like it! Thank you, and Yes, of course you may repost it 4mon

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amazing_syd Happy Holidays! Here's another project far from completion... 4mon

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amazing_syd Mapping values in her headgear with light layers... ( Prints still available! See my last post for details and thanks for the support! ) 5mon
  •   zanetanicevicz I just love the way you work your pencil 4mon
  •   amazing_syd @zanetanicevicz thank you 4mon
  •   artcreativeshare FSF? 11K 4mon
  •   arloft The light and shadow on this piece, on her face, it's fantastic @amazing_syd! How've you been man? Still killin' it on the art board 4mon
  •   arloft I need to follow your tumblr, it's shameful I haven't yet! 4mon
  •   amazing_syd @arloft hey Aaron! Happy new year. things are good. Trying to stay busy - the holidays had me in a lull for a bit, but I should be back in full force soon. How about you? Thanks for keeping up with my work man 4mon
  •   arloft Happy new year to you too man! Xmas is always crazy busy for me with work stuff. I'm pushing myself to create more art in 2015, get back to my "roots"; that and accomplishing some real progress on making my own toys. I post as often as I can make art progress; if you're interested in seeing what I'm working on, I'd be honored for you to follow my IG & tumbler. The link's in my IG bio. I'll check out your blog tonight. .. I'm happy to keep up with your art, it's awesome. I dig the monochrome style you use. Color's great but it's delivering that strong shading and realism in a limited palette is a challenge in itself. 4mon
  •   yaqoov Soo nice 3mon

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amazing_syd BIRTHDAY PRINT SALE! Help me celebrate by ordering one of these $20 prints, or get two for $30!* A limited seasonal run of 20 for both 'Keaton Bats' and 'Strabismus Buscemi'. Each one is printed on an 8x10 premium white heavy stock paper and comes hand-signed and numbered. Ordering ends midnight (EST) on Friday, December 13 for Holiday purchasing or until supplies last. Email me at satori.syd@gmail.com or DM me for purchasing details. Thanks for your support! Happy Birthday to me! *Price does not include shipping, will ship internationally. 5mon

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amazing_syd Opening orders for prints soon... More details to follow, stay tuned! 5mon

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amazing_syd A little Red Sonja WIP in between commissions... 5mon

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amazing_syd Batman study... 5mon

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amazing_syd Finishing up a commission piece for an anime fan - not my usual type of work, but a very fun style to draw. What's your favorite anime? 5mon

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