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I wasn't tagged; I volunteered to post and review three artworks in :iconlightfootcomics:'s gallery, in return for same from my own gallery.  Here's the journal entry to which I'm responding:

FeaturesThe result of http://fav.me/d7i88i1  Sorry it's taken me a while to get to these. So I'll pick three of the things I like best from each of these three people. I'll possibly exclude any photos or stories, and try to pick just artwork.
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I've known Jeff for a long time.  He used to hold contests with his characters, and once wrote about it in the now-gone Blambot Comic Fonts forum.  He has a character named Snowbuni he once self-published.  I've drawn Snowbuni comics before.

I always like these... although I never seem to make them myself.

I'm a sucker for space scenes.

I know this one is older, but I kind of like it just because it has such crazy, almost silly poses.
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I guess I don't really know misterstupid. I remember him from comments he's made on my stuff, and he watches me. I also notice his avatar is a character whose name I can't remember from Star Trek VI. He might have be

I've never met LightFoot, but I feel like I've known him forever.  He's an amazingly prodigious artist, specializing in super-busty pinup art and stories (most of which are oddly non-sexual).  He's amassed an amazing body of artwork, including fanart pinups of existing characters, stories featuring these characters, as well as art and stories of original characters developed by himself and other aspiring professionals.

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This Looks Like a Job For... by lightfootcomics

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Everyone in my family is a fan of the animated Teen Titans... well, except for the new series, Teen Titans Go!, which we haven't seen yet.  Judging from the abundance of Lady Legasus fanart here on the dA, Raven's secondary superhero identity is quite popular.  I guess I need to buy into the Go! seasons on DVD, so we can watch the whole series (not just clips on YouTube).

I like this piece because of the confident, expressive, extroverted pose (very unusual for Raven, who usually resides in shadows), bright colors, and the fact that she is not cropped anywhere by the borders (I prefer to see characters completely contained within a frame, whenever possible).  The unusual basement-level POV of Raven towering over the viewer is unusual, too.

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Magically Devious by lightfootcomics

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Apparently LightFoot often does fanart, trades, and commissions, and this kinetic pinup features two characters owned by a friend.  I love this circular composition, which forces the viewer to complete one or more complete internal circuits in order to parse all of the elegant detail of this winged pair of robed pixies. The poses are exceptionally non-standard, flowing and twisting in relaxed curves (not awkward or forced, as might otherwise be the case for such a challenging tableau).  

Lightfoot regrets that one of the characters is not facing the viewer, but I do not find this problematic... we're seeing one complete front side and one complete backside, similar to a mirror image portrait. One just assumes that the characters are very nearly identical.

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Pulse 179 by lightfootcomics

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Pulse is one of LightFoot's ongoing projects, featuring a set of neophyte super-heroines (of epic proportions) as they learn to become human electrical batteries and fighters.  LightFoot's style of storytelling is absolutely unique for its measured pace, and inferred (rather than overt) complexity (involving both tactical and strategic situations, as well as known unknowns); mostly lacking in hyperbole, and rich in simple day-to-day mundane adventures of the aspiring super-powered student-in-training.

In this page, our budding heroines ambush a sulking specter on a battlefield, and quickly discover that they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

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The Blue Bombshell by lightfootcomics

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...and here's a fantastic introductory illustration for the eponymous character in the long-running online Pulse webcomic. Go forth.  Read it.  I think you'll like it.

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jhwood9
Jeffrey H Wood
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Cartoonist, Mechanical Design Engineer, Coffee-a-holic, Dad

Current Residence: Northwestern United States
Favourite genre of music: European Pop, Dance, Trance
Favourite style of art: Old school anime
Operating System: Mac OS X, Windows NT, Unix
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: 120mm armor piercing
Favourite cartoon character: Natsuki from Hyper Police by MEE, Kei and Yuri of the Lovely Angels
Personal Quote: Babies are a lot more work than goldfish
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Marmalade-Jane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Got mah eye on you, BOY!!!! ^____^
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hah!  NO ONE can see me when I hide under my BLANKEY!
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Marmalade-Jane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey bro, the Snowbuni site has a 404. Does that mean I can draw porn of her now? ^_____^
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the heads-up.  I'm looking into it now.  It appears to be an outage on the part of my host.
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synaid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! If you're doing ECCC 2015 I hope to see you there!
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!  I'm undecided about ECCC 2015; maybe I'll grab a table in Artist's Alley (if they're not all ready sold out).
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Say, remember those pages I did for that haunted house story some years back?  I was wondering, would you mind if I posted the pages (sans text) in my gallery?
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Feel free to post them with or without text, at your discretion.  They're some of my favorite pages from that project.

I was just thinking about this the other day; would be nice to finish it.  I haven't sat down to do artwork in many months, though.  Not sure how to snap myself out of this art block.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
  Thanks Jeffrey, I hope you get back into the zone soon.  Though it's not a "zone" so much as a cloud which drifts here and there.  It's not something you move into, it's something you call over to where you are.  ...Maybe.  Maybe?

  Maybe it would help if you tried some life drawing, or just light doodling... I don't know, I guess it's kind of like going to the gym, the more you don't do it the more comfortable you are without it.  But I'm sure you'll get back to it when you're ready.
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
I quit going to the gym, too; maybe that's part of my problem.  I need some more motivation in my life.  I wish I could go to the store and buy a big refreshing can of Major Motivation Moho, at least one that doesn't wear off in half an hour.
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