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Updates Coming Soon

Wow, I can't believe it's been a few years since I last updated my account here. Just wanted to log in and say hi, and let you know that I'll have some project updates to share soon.

For those who were wondering, no, I didn't drop off the face of the Earth. I've just been busy with my day job and various family duties, as well as working offline on several Christian comic projects, such as books like Ragged Capes and New Visions-- now with two volumes -- with Ralph Miley from New Creation Comics; assisting in the publication of Larry Blake's Psychozort trade paperback collection; and launching Silver Wolf, a new superhero series with Eric Jansen and Larry Blake.

The biggest project I'm working on at the moment is helping organize the upcoming anniversary issue of the Alpha-Omega APAzine, and I'll be posting a separate update on that shortly. :)


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Progress for the week

Hi all:

Still inking and learning how to ink.  So this week I decided to post the 2 page spread with dialog.  Took my longer than I planned to finish, but here it is.

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Prayer request

Hey, guys. I'm Joe (I post all the weird looking art LOL). My Father (James) is in the Hospital suffering from ammonia. I know that fear is not of God, but I'm still so afraid I'm going to loose him. If you could say a prayer for him, I would be so grateful.

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This week's progress

So I have made some improvements in inking, but it all came yesterday when I had alot more time to draw.  I even strapped a paint brush to the back of my wrist so I would use my elbow and shoulder more in inking.  Think it helped(?)3448618593?profile=original

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This week's progress

So I'm trying to learn inking.  Really trying hard to learn inking.  Went back over the previous pages of this project and inked them.  I'm a novice at inking, what can I say.

Comment on 1 thing you like and 1 thing you don't like.

(any tips on better inking techniques I'm open to 'em).




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This week's progress

Hi All:

My plan was to post my progress from my art project this week, and I was hoping to go to fedex office (formerly Kinkos) and use their large format scanner to scan in some previous stuff so I could touch up in photoshop and start posting online.  Unfortunately the pencils were too faded and could not get a decent render.  So the truth became inescapably obvious: I was going to have to start inking.  Never really wanted to ink to be honest, just wanted to draw and contribute to the story.  So I pulled out a 2 page spread I did as part of an art project last year and spent pretty much the rest of yesterday and this morning inking.  More frustrating than I thought and I did learn something.  Now I'm hoping I can adjust my routine at the drawing board to incorporate inking as the last step to save some time.

First two pictures are before and after, and the last is the touched up image in photo shop.  Post one like and one dislike, but if you wanna dog the inks I wouldn't blame you, it's my first time.

have at you.




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Progress for the week

I got the impression that with the modern way Comics flow from page to page, I thought the 2nd page of the book should be a full page or 2 page spread.  Guess I read too many comics.  Anyways, 2nd page is a full page comp since I didn't want to do a 2 spage spread this early in the story, and finished early for the week, so I'm ahead of schedule for this month(knock on wood)

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This week's progress

It's definitely been a week of change.  Typical for the first week of the new year, but this one feels like alot more change has happened than in the past new years.

Anyways, first page is done, and I'm stoked.

I have a loaned laptop with photoshop and did some touch up, but since I have photoshop now, I need to scan in for better quality.  Of course my scanning bed isn't that big, so I may need to start scanning in at kinkos, (possible money drain).

Here it is, comment on 1 thing you like and one thing you don't like.


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Progress for the week

Happy 2018 everybody.

Either I take longer than I should on model sheets, or I underestimated how long I should spend on model sheets.  Here's what I've worked on this past week.  I didn't post last week because of Christmas and being out of town to spend it with the family.  And getting back fighting jetlag, shortened work week and my parents stopping by, I didn't have much time to work with and didn't utilize the time I did have.  Guess time management should be my goal for 2018.  

These are some characters I'm working on for my first project of 2018.  I hope to get this one done in under 4 months.



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