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je6051 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Student Photographer
Fantastic work, like the style! Looking forward to more.
J-BLAK Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love, love, LOVE your style <3
So muscular and chunky x3 It's great stuff
mel-the-bunny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when i found your page def leppard-animal decided to play...random thought buut it was too perfect not to say anything
drivernjax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
BTW, Rick, I wanted to belatedly congratulate you for winning Ursa Major Award last year.  I found out about it from reading the comic of one of your fellow nominees, Kathy Garrison.  I just want you to know that I love both "Housepets" and "Carry On."  I think they are both hilariously funny and both of you deserved the honor of nomination.  Keep up the good work.
Halo1125 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If you could go into one of your comics, which would it be and why?
TinyProto Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Your artwork is really great, Rick! I just wanted to say that you are one of my main inspirations to pick up drawing as one of my main hobbies, and that you achieve something that many other artists don't, and that is keeping an evolving artwork since you're not too shy when attempting new stuff with your art. It's really amazing!
RickGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
CheesePuffs222 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so gifted, Rick. Enjoy every moment while you draw your first line on a screen/paper it's like flowers emerge from the pencil/pen and create something marvelous. I mean I know nothin' about art. Wish I can get to that place where you're at now. You'll always be an inspiration in my heart... Love Heart 
DaGrayFox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y'know? Looking back at the stuff you first submitted here, I can really see where some of your inspiration stemmed from for some of your earlier anthro styles (Yoshitaka Amano for example). It shows that practice really goes a long way.

Though I wanna ask you, when it comes to how you solidified your style, I am assuming you went into some formal art classes. Could you point me in a direction that could help me improve my drawing in terms of bodies/proportions? Like, do you know of any specific turtorials that are really helpful?
RickGriffin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art classes are okay in giving you a variety of things to do and look for, but they don't give you much direction when it comes to "your own style". Your style basically comes from the sum total of everything YOU like.

Though I will say, life drawing teaches you a LOT. Even if you key off of other artist's styles, all styles eventually point back to the natural world, so seeing where those forms come from help you figure out what you prefer the most.

Proportions are good things to memorize in any case; this helped me a lot right here Big Guide to Drawing the Body by Majnouna
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