“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” -Will Rogers
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Today’s Gestures! Going through the #Figuary videos from this past February. The plan is to continue the daily exercises for June as well.
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I am gutted right now.

Kelly Asbury and I were both born and raised in Southeast Texas, and as a result he was kind of my first inadvertent mentor. My dad brought me to a talk he did at Lamar University in Beaumont where I first met Kelly. He was as generous and humble as he was talented, a brilliant story artist who contributed to Toy Story and The Nightmare Before Christmas among others, Head of Story for Prince of Egypt and directed Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Shrek 2 and the only good Smurfs movie.

Kelly proved that what I wanted could be done; I could be born in a small town in Texas, and still achieve the dream. Before I met Kelly, that dream seemed nigh unattainable.

This was four years and fifty pounds ago, but the last time I saw him was CTNX 2016, with fellow SETX alumni @alittlejames_art.

RIP Kelly. Thanks for the inspiration and the guidance. You’ll be missed by many.

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I’ve been amazed at the results I’m seeing in my work from 20 minutes a day of purposeful practice ; my lines, forms and poses are so much more confident. Gestures for today. See ya tomorrow!
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#Marvelman /#Miracleman was the first time I’d seen superheroes treated with earnest and gravity, written by Alan Moore under the credit of The Original Writer, due to a rights descrepency. With his roots deep down in #CaptainMarvel / #Shazam he’s definitely one of my top favorites of all time! If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you check out A Dream of Flying: Miracleman, Vol. 1.
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#marvel #marvelcomics #comics #comicbooks #Cartoonist #cartooning #FanArtFriday #FanArt
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I’m a few months late (or early) for #Figurary, but what can you do? #Gestjune? #Gestjuly? We’ll workshop it. In the meantime, some more classy nakey people courtesy of the @croquiscafe
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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
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Small, consistent efforts to improve myself has been my battle cry for the past several months. At the end of this month, I’ll have over 300 figure and gesture drawings just from 20 minutes a day. Drawn from the @croquiscafe on Vimeo.
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#croquiscafe #figuredrawing #figure #gesture #gesturedrawing #Animation #storyboards #storyboardartist #practicemakesprogress #practicepracticepractice
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