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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"

After reading through the comments in my previous journal, I feel the need to clarify a couple of things.

First: Tracing. Does. Not. Help. You. Improve. Your. Art.
Never has, never will and you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
Second: Emulation is not tracing. People seem to be having trouble telling the difference.

Tracing does not teach you anything because all you’re doing is copying the line work of an existing image. All real work has already been done. You’re not learning how the image is constructed or discovering for yourself how to use your drawing tools to create the desired effect. You’d be better off just outright copy/pasting the base image and saving yourself the time.
Emulation on the other hand, be it simply trying to recreate an existing image by eye or (even better) going all out and trying to adopt an existing style, does improve your method. By “reverse engineering” an image, you work out how it was created and gain an understanding of how to create the same effect again, or even improve upon it. Assimilating and adapting this knowledge into a method that feels natural for you is a good foundation/support to your own personal style.


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II-Eddduardddo-II Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
JollyJack is Awesome... We need to Ban This GearBoy or something...


Nope... Just Kidding....
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12luigi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello sir 

may i draw chloe with my character  ^^ ? 
SuperBluePanda Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck yeah spaceballs reference

oh yeah also you art is super funny
faniislahul Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're funny
SeaofFallingStars Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I have to say, your speech on Sexism v. Immaturity is awesome.

....though it makes me want to see how you'd draw the characters from Kill la Kill.
DallasBlack Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Cool, I found your DA account (wholly by accident, I thought my favorite furry artists were only on the websites that specialize in porn-I try to keep my distant from that stuff these days so I never joined them). I've been a fan of your stuff when I first discovered the furry fandom. Now I can be a watcher.

BTW, I really love your character Scarlet, she is probably one of my favorite furry characters. She is so damn adorable yet at the same time very sexy. Not much in the brains department but as they say, "when your pretty you don't need smarts".
The-Skyward-Wolfman Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Artist
u7y6t5r4e3w2q1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Professional General Artist
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That's a new one.
ENOCH-5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
people give you strange comments...Derp Face 
Marshall123x Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Lol, i'm sorry, i just love your reactions sometimes Jack. They really make my day. 
cyber620 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
Saw this on reddit. Thought of Art and the gang.
williamtheblue Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Mr. Jackson I have to ask. If you are a Games Workshop fan which do you prefer, 40k or Fantasy?
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