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jasonspringer at 6:14PM, Feb. 1, 2006
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I would like to hook up with someone who can do back grounds. I'm ok at them but I really want to spend more time on fleshing out character art.
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Terminal at 10:10PM, Feb. 8, 2006
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Hmm, well. Maybe I could help. But the way I draw backgrounds is a bit sketchy.

See, some example of my background work.



A failed attempt at Akihabara



A Blade Runner-esqe Future Los Angeles



Akihabara



A Rainy Day Enviroment



Bridge, Beach and Trash.

Maybe.

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jasonspringer at 11:50AM, Feb. 10, 2006
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better than my backgrounds. You know you could always do your line art in illustrator if you have it.
The city scapes I'm going for are more american cities than asian do you have any?
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Terminal at 4:59PM, Feb. 10, 2006
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Yes, Let`s see. Sorry, but most of these are set at an airport area.

Los Angeles Airport Area Street Crash

Century Blvd

Downtown Los Angeles/Vincent Thomas Bridge Comic

Miami Cityscape

Los Angeles Skyline, Slighty Urban Area

Century City Race

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jasonspringer at 10:32AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Here's one of your pics colored hope you like.

it took me an hour to color.
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jasonspringer at 10:33AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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hmm that's small.
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Terminal at 1:24PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Holy crap dude, that is freaking amazing. Gives the picture a different feel to it, that is so kick ass.

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jasonspringer at 3:05PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Thanks I wonder why it's so small though. Anyway…
Have you ever used a lite table to trace your pencils? Your city scapes rock they just need to be polished if you want better color art.
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Terminal at 4:22PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Well, actually. No. I usually sketch them out and leave them like that.

Wait, there was one time, I tried it. This.

I also tried doing some drawing on the computer using a combination of both Photostudio and MSPaint



A total of two days with many hours working nonstop.

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jasonspringer at 7:36AM, Feb. 12, 2006
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You should check out the How to Books from Manga University heres a link to the web site. I don't have the skills to draw scenes but you do these books can help alot!!
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/bookstore/shop.php?mode=Books&item=4998069055
click on the back grounds link
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jasonspringer at 7:37AM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Do you live near the airport or do you work for them?
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Terminal at 1:02PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Yeah, I was thinking of buying that book one time, procrastination got in the way..

As for your question. Near, but why I draw it many times is a mystery to me, I have this obessesion with planes and the archetecture for the airport. I don`t know why, maybe something happened to me when I was small, it`s kinda hard to explain

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Ian Jay at 2:28PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Same here. I think it might be because they're totally disconnected from their surrounding culture; no matter where you are– Stockholm, San Francisco or Singapore– airports have the same subdued international chrome-and-concrete flavor to them. That, combined with a lack of any sort of feeling of belonging (people in airports always want to be somewhere else. That's the point behind travel, right?), associates airports with a lack of stasis, a sort of “no-place” where there can be no beginnings or endings of stories, only blurred transitions and denouements. Which makes a story in and about an airport all the more noticeable: It is thrown into high contrast with its setting.

Or maybe it's just because airplanes are cool. Who knows?

~IJ
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jasonspringer at 2:49PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Terminal at 10:40PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Same here. I think it might be because they're totally disconnected from their surrounding culture; no matter where you are– Stockholm, San Francisco or Singapore– airports have the same subdued international chrome-and-concrete flavor to them. That, combined with a lack of any sort of feeling of belonging (people in airports always want to be somewhere else. That's the point behind travel, right?), associates airports with a lack of stasis, a sort of “no-place” where there can be no beginnings or endings of stories, only blurred transitions and denouements. Which makes a story in and about an airport all the more noticeable: It is thrown into high contrast with its setting.

Or maybe it's just because airplanes are cool. Who knows?

~IJ

Somehow you managed to look inside my soul.

That and planes are way cool.

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jasonspringer at 8:15PM, Feb. 13, 2006
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Thanks I'll take that advice.
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Terminal at 8:26PM, Feb. 13, 2006
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Hey, dude. Can I post the page you colored as a filler on my comic?

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Terminal at 9:35PM, March 13, 2006
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Why thank you.

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