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Jack @SourCherryJack

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SourCherryJack's News

Posted by SourCherryJack - March 19th, 2015


        Because of the severe lack actual critiques in the Art Portal for the past month or so I have taken on the task of providing in depth critiques on submissions. I have been met with almost entirely positive response form the authors of the random drawings I've chosen to critique, but there are a lot of artists I feel would greatly appreciate reviews and since my current system is fairly random I'd like to better promote requests for reviews. I welcome artists of any skill level, to leave in the comments or pm mea link  (or just the title since no HTML in the comments) to a  COMPLETED submission in the art portal of yours that you would like me to review. I leave very in depth reviews and critiques of art, so expect to read at absolute least one solid paragraph from me on it. 

       I will disect as many aspects of your art as I possibly can including areas of, overall composition, color choice, anatomy, mood, values, focus, flow etc, and give you advice on how to fix or strengthen any aspects in the imediate drawing as well as how you may be able to improve future drawings. I'll try to take into account your skill level as much as I can and give the most relevant feedback possible. I'm not going to bash you or your drawing, but I'm not going to sugar coat anything either, if something needs work, it needs work and I will be sure to let you know about it.  

      Also I recommend for further more immediate improvement on your studies to go check out the Art Workshop and for tutorials and some general knowledge to go check out the Art101 user page (currently under some construction but there is a lot of information there).

I look forward to reviewing your art!


Posted by SourCherryJack - February 21st, 2015


I've decided recently to to start actually taking time to leave detailed and in depth reviews in the Art Portal. I guess its mostly just being sick of there being so little actual critiques on pieces, especially the ones that are almost there in terms of quality but are just missing some factor that is keeping them from shining. Even more frustrating is the useless comments I see from time to time. 

So if you've got any art you'd like me to critique just leave it in the comments or pm me and I'll probably get to it within a day or so of seeing it. If you're afraid of your drawing being eviscerated then don't worry I'm not going to be an asshole about it or try to tear you down and insult you or your art, I don't derive joy in putting people down like that. 

With that being said I am now going to vent about something that really really really bothers me to the point of actually weighing on my mind that a very small amount of artists do here but is pretty prominent on social media sites and Deviant art(from the extremely small amount of time I've spent on that site). When working with traditional art - particularly colored pencils, pens and/or markers - sometimes the artist will inexplicably choose to take a picture of the drawing with the pens/pencils/markers in the shot to show that "hey these are what I used to make this!" DO NOT FUCKING DO THAT. It looks awful, we all know what pencils look like, you're taking attention away from your art with the materials, you're messing up the compostition or taking up valuable space that could be better suited for details and readability. Write in the description what materials you used. jeez.

Anyway, yeah I'm doing critiques and reviews now so if you want me to review/critique your art let me know. If not I might just do that anyway. Don't forget to go make an art thread in the art forum and participate in the activities there. See ya! 


Posted by SourCherryJack - August 11th, 2014


Hey everybody, a few weeks ago I noticed that in the Art Portal there are very few people actually voting on submissions. After noticing this I realized that I too very frequently simply do not vote on submissions unless I think they're super awesome or depressingly awful. So I went back and took a look at some of my work and noticed I average something like five to eight votes out of an average of like three hundred views (depending on amount time the submission has been up). Now unless it's a very popular artist like Shadman, or Deathink I'm sure a lot of artists get this and I think that it's a little frustrating so for the past month I have made it a point to vote on every single submission to the art portal when I look through it. It's really easy to do and even if it's just a number it does make an artist feel better to know more people took the time to leave even a tiny bit of feedback on something they put time into, at least I feel better knowing that so I'm assuming it holds over for others here too. So yeah, just a reminder, rate the artwork you're looking at it's a nice thing to do that really doesn't require any effort. 

 


Posted by SourCherryJack - March 28th, 2014


Hey everybody! I recently made a Redbubble account and am working on getting all of my better works up on there. I am trying to reach more audiences and I think that this is a great way to streamline the process of selling my work. Of course originals are still sold through me and if you're interested in commissioning me to draw something for you I would be happy to give you an estimate or even talk about collaboration. So check back at my Redbubble account in the coming days and weeks as I'll be updating it as I update and fix up some of my older work! thanks for taking the time to read this. CHECK IT!

Also check out my Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram (jackcurleo) and this place couts too, I guess.


Posted by SourCherryJack - December 21st, 2013


Hey everybody, I've been working on establishing myself as an artist for hire for the past few months and have finally decided to make a Facebook profile for my work as an artist. From there I plan on selling art, negotiating commissions and just generally being easy to find and contact. If any of you are interested in my art and would like to buy or commission a piece or want an artist for a project of some sort feel free to contact me from said Facebook page or Newgrounds. This website is where I started and where I picked up the skills I have today and I don't intend on abandoning it ever. Also if you would be so kind as to 'like' me on Facebook I'd really appreciate the help in getting my name further out there. I'm also on Instagram if you're into that, @jackdcurleo!

Thanks for taking the time to read and Happy Holidays!

Jack d Curleo's Facebook page

I'm also starting a new Tumblr so check that out. 


Posted by SourCherryJack - November 6th, 2013


So recently I've landed an awesome job painting the interior of a bar opening in my area, its going great and I can really see doing this kind of thing for a living. I'm putting my best foot forward into this and really giving it a serious shot and my employer and his associates are very happy with the results so far after two days of work as am I. I feel as though I have begun a new chapter in my life as an artist. I may still be an amateur and still growing as an artist but I am confident enough in my skills to start selling my work and using these skills to make a living. Hopefully all goes well.
That being said feel free to ask about any commissions you may want if my work really jumps out at you. Or if you see a piece in my art section that you love ask me about selling the original drawing, if I still have it I'd be willing to have it shipped to you.


Posted by SourCherryJack - October 13th, 2013


They were amazing live.
Here's a picture.

I saw Gogol Bordello


Posted by SourCherryJack - September 8th, 2013


Hey everybody, I don't really make news posts too often because I'm really bad at doing anything relating to a blog or diary type thing but today I'm sitting on a bench about an hour early for the championship game of the recreational roller hockey league I play for and have nothing better to do so here's a news post. I've had a lot of time to draw recently and I've been using it a lot and that's definitely a good thing and I'm enjoying it a lot. But drawing has sort of become the only thing I do besides hockey which is only twice a week so I've kind of fallen into this semi abysmal void of monotony which is a little unnerving. I chose to take some time off of school after finishing high school to just enjoy myself and I'm glad I did but I seriously need to break this antisocial world I've fallen into. My sleeping schedule is completely fucked. I'm on a sort of circular pattern where supposing I wake up at like 6 am the next day I'll wake up at 8am then 11 am until I'm waking up midday and eventually going to sleep at like noon and waking up at 6pm. And then eventually I'm back at waking up at 6 am again only for it to start over. Its pretty interesting.
breaking up this insanity/monotony is the monthly or semi monthly rock show. So far this summer I have been to Mayhem festival, Hootenanny festival, Rancid, Wolfmother, Bad Religion, and Mindless self indulgence and later on this year Gogol Bordello. So that's a news post.


Posted by SourCherryJack - December 1st, 2012


Meow.