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Janus-uary 2017 Entry #10: Benedicte
This drawing of Benedicte, based on her Facebook profile photo, didn't look a bit like her until it did. Then I worked on it some more, and now I'm not so sure. For a picture as simple as this, I struggled. But I say that about every portrait in the challenge, I guess.
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I kinda like how the two back-to-back art challenges affect the look of my DA presence. Far less nudity, far higher average quality of work.
Janusuary 2017 Entry #9: Oznur

I think I may have bitten off more than I could chew with this rather complex image of Öznur and her cat lying on a sofa. Drawing the cat was a fun diversion from the nearly-daily portrait grind though. His/her asymmetrical facial markings are a challenge!

If I have time at the end of the month, I may try to draw Öznur again from another picture. 

I really hate that DeviantArt won't allow me to spell names correctly in titles. 

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Janusuary 2017 Entry 8: Branko
We have now exceeded last year's number of entries! Photographer, web programmer and blogger Branko has an interesting face. It turned out to be difficult to draw and I may have overdone the haunted look in his eyes a little (actually, it's the same expression I make when I'm being photographed, but it's more striking with his eye colour, light facial hair and deep sockets). I was happier with this one half an hour before completion than when it was done.
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Janusuary 2017 Entry 7: Liz
Tried a slightly looser, rougher, less constructed approach with this drawing of Liz who I know from the ComicGenesis meetups back in the day. I don't know if the change in approach made that much of a difference to the finished result though.
I had to take a short break but am now back on the horse!
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Reinder
Reinder Dijkhuis
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Current Residence: Groningen, the Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: Singer/songwriter
Favourite photographer: Eadweard Muybridge
Favourite style of art: Hand-drawn line art
Wallpaper of choice: Thinking about getting a 1970s retro pattern
Skin of choice: I'd like a tighter one than the one I have now
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Like last year ( Decemboobs, final evaluationWhen the call for participation in a drawing challenge focused on breasts arrived on my dash, I thought, "sure, I can do that easily" and so I joined. Turns out I was wrong about that: I missed 8 days out of 31 and the quality of the work I produced was very uneven. I still had fun most of the time, and it's allowed me to chip away at problems in my art and hopefully helped me become, like, a 0.1% better artist. 
My favorite pieces from the project: 
           Decemboobs Day 29: Olivia Campbell by ReinderDecemboobs Day 30: Silhouette by Reinder 
These are the ones where I think I was "on" on the day I drew them. The other ones, meh. I think the fact that my quality is so inconsistent is as big a problem a
), I am collecting the best artworks of this year's Decemboobs challenge. I was surprised to find I'd made fewer entries than in 2015; however, I'm happy about the quality compared to last year. Most entries were better than the best entries from last year, and the ones that were bad, I at least got some useful practice out of it. This is good, because practice results in incremental improvements in how I draw, e.g. folds in clothing, eyes hands, noses and so on. 

My favorites from this year: 
Decemboobs 2016, December 1 by Reinder 

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Decemboobs 2016 Entry 2/3 by Reinder
 

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Decemboobs 2016 Entry 4 by Reinder
 

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Decemboobs 2016. Entry 7, 8, 9 by Reinder
 

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Decemboobs 2016, Entry 10 by Reinder
  Decemboobs 2016, Entry 12 by Reinder 

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Day 13: Belenen Sketch by Reinder
  Decemboobs 2016, Entry 17 by Reinder 

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Decemboobs 2016, Entry 18 by Reinder
 

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Decemboobs 2016, Entry 19 by Reinder
 

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Decemboobs 2016, Entry 21 by Reinder

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Decemboobs 2016, Entry 23 by Reinder

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Decemboobs 2016, Bonus Entry: Drunk Wife Theater by Reinder


That's over half the total number of entries so it's been a pretty good month.

I just went over the things I learned last year and I followed them pretty well - all my discoveries from then still check out in the new drawings. I did fall in the trap of constructing images too much, but I'm not really sorry about that. As a cartoonist, constructing is a big part of what I do, or it should be, because using reference for every single panel just bogs you down.

New things I learned:

1) Nostrils are negative space; draw the flesh around them and the shape of the nostrils takes care of itself.
2) On a prone torso, breasts behave like blancmanges :P
3) Plus-size models are more fun to draw; and
4) You know, drawing these images may well make me a better person. I approached drawing the nude body of a bodypainted trans woman with some trepidation, because while I have trans friends and support trans causes, I was still uncomfortable with the idea of looking at a woman with a penis especially while she's exposed like that. But as I went on drawing her, I realized that I could get used to drawing bodies that were a step away from the normal expectations society has imprinted on me as it has on most other (cisgender, heterosexual and otherwise privileged) people. And also that this woman was awesome! Confident, beautiful, charismatic - someone I'd very much like to get to know. Also, she's out there doing a body paint event and I'm not, so that alone makes her a lot cooler than me.


That last one, that's pretty fundamental. It gets to a big part of why I do art and why art exists. It's one thing to push back against mediocre talent and lack of ongoing practice to develop your skills, but given how time-consuming and often frustrating it can be, it's well worth for me to consider what I do it for. 

I did 5 drawings that were based on selfies or showed people taking a selfie. I think selfie culture is actually very beneficial for the same reason: you appreciate your own body as it is and show it to the world. Individual selfies show how people want to present themselves; collectively they show the world who people really are. Having said that, drawing from people's selfies is a lot harder than drawing from professional model photos or even journalistic photograps (go back to the full gallery and ask yourself which is which).

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Anorya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav' ! :hug:
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
happy new year my friend.
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Reinder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Happy new year to you as well! May it bring nothing but good.
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
merry Christmas my friend.
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Reinder Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Thanks! A happy Christmas to you too!
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Azot2017 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I need you little help :) (Smile)
Can you +fav this work Lake
I participate in art`s competition.
Thanx a lot! I faved your work too! )
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Reinder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Sorry but no. I don't do this. A +fav is an expression of the fact that you like a piece of art, not a favor to be traded.
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mickyjenver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and favorite, glad you like what I do :)
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Reinder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
You're welcome! Would you let me use any pictures from your gallery as reference for the drawing challenge I'm doing?
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mickyjenver Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely! I would love that! If you do anything, let me know and I can feature you, to hopefully get more attention to your page :)
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Zage56 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Excellent gallery! I like your story's and art! Gallery  B-) (Cool) 
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capn-gary Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks for the fave!

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Shane-Emeraldwing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs of my height charts, also I was wondering, would you perhaps be interested in an art trade someday?  I've been admiring your artwork and characters for a while now and I think an art trade would be really fun
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Reinder Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I'd like to, some time... but my day job has been hitting me very hard in the past few months and it's not showing any signs of letting up. So, at a later time, I hope.
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Shane-Emeraldwing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah I've read enough about that on your updates to your comic, my day job has had a pretty good hold on me as well, my comic has been on hiatus as well, man it sucks, but yeah a later time would be good, just go ahead and hit me up whenever you get some free time 
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TheCosmicBeholder Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm having withdrawal symptoms from Abui and SpunOff! I hope you'll find time to continue them soon.
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Reinder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Me too... I've been thinking about one of these comics all week. I just can't find the time to work on them.
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TheCosmicBeholder Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll stay tuned, patiently :-)
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Reinder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Suffer no more: a new Abúi's Travels comic has been uploaded.
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! I had no idea you were on DA! ;p
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