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    @KevinMellon-- Brother, it sure does.
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    Animal,dog,portrait,acrylic paint,art,Andrew Nixon,frequent contributor

    The first of what's sure to be a lot of Christmas gift art by me... People always want these pet portraits, which nearly always take me exactly 4 hours to paint, regardless of the size, and are usually a nightmare, but come out fine in the end. Generally, however, I'd like to do totally new things this year, to change it up... People always want more of stuff I've already done, though.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2010
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    This is a tweaked version of a Remake/Remodel submission I did a while ago, which featured a Ghost Exterminator taking on a Japanese Yokai spirit (known as a Filth Licker!)
    I wasn't happy with the way I handled the Yokai's colouring in the original version, so I redid some of it for this version.

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      CommentAuthor-3-
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2010
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    Hmm...
    I don't know why, but "The Filth-Licker" makes me think of the work in progress on my drawing board just now.
    I Want Yours - work in progress
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2010
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    @-3-
    There are a lot of filth-lickers running the world at the moment!
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    @St Sparky: Yes we need to use brushes more often. I was hesitant but frequent use is winning me over. Now to find ink that does not eat the brush
    That why I use throwaways, lazy bum that I am don't want to ruin a good one
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010 edited
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    @Yskaya - Golden Acrylics make a range called Fluid Acrylics, which are like a heavy bodied ink with a gloss finish. Their pH is about 9.5, so they don't tend to destroy your brushes.
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      CommentAuthorDarthmoga
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    @mojokingbee did you use ps for http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/?CommentID=273955 ?
    What's your process and how'd you get that ashleywoodish patterny effect in that robot doodle?
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      CommentAuthorFC
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    Here's a recent piece I have been working on for CGHub's Anatomicae 8 activity, due today. I still think it has a ways to go, but i'm all out of time to work on it :(

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    Second X-mas thing:
    hipster Jesus,shaving,bathroom,painting,grocery bag,Andrew Nixon,frequent contributor

    Realized after finishing the "spear me" tat that the writing should be reversed (and on the "His" towel, too...) since it's supposed to be in a mirror, but just imagine that you're either inside the mirror or that Jesus' holiness negates laws of reality...

    Forgot to mention last time that these paintings aren't even meant as gifts from me; they're things I'm doing for other people to give as gifts... This is for my roommate to give her boyfriend. I still have to get started on things that I'm going to give...
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    Wow, Florence, finished or not, that's spectacular!
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    FC: That's gorgeous!
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      CommentAuthorDarthmoga
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    @harris-ejaz - damn, that's good! Sorry you missed the deadline!
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    So for some reason, today was artistic nostalgia day, and I decided to share with you some of the results of that:



    Q-L.O.C. was the first published comic (that wasn't an anthology) that I wrote and drew with my good friend Mark Paulik waaaaaay back in 1994 (a blistering 2 issues, folks!). The comic was many things, not least a colossal over-reaching implosion of two ambitious but green as hell young comic creators. The story was 3 interlocked stories that all had to do with a far flung future where information was the ultimate bartering commodity, and those who controlled information and data held the power of the universe. By our reckoning, Mark and I predicted the current internet, modern cloning ideas, WikiLeaks, texting speech, the death of print news and "acceptable literacy". Which is utter bullshit; we were two sci-fi comic nerds who used lots of techno-jargon that we were nicking from about 50 different films and books.

    But it was a first dunk in the pool, a pool where any comic that came out with a number 1 on the cover could sell 100,000 copied instantly (you call it the early 90's comic bubble). Our book did not sell 1% of 100,000. Not even close, but it got me hungry to keep doing this crap, and in one panel of Q-LOC, I drew a image of a girl who would become Loo of LITTLE WHITE MOUSE, so like all things, it's a step. As you can see, I was already desperate to combine comics and graphic design. Again, first steps.

    This image is one of the first computer colored images I ever had printed for a comic. The blue alien and the robot (Gordo and C.L.A.R.C.) ran the most notorious and respected info-bar in the galaxy. Like I said; first steps.
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    Ha. Sizer: I would've bought the shit out of those comics in 1995. I was into a huge Eclipse back issues/new Dark Horse comics phase at that point, and was pretty much looking for anything that wasn't Marvel or DC. Very cool to look at.

    harris-ejaz: Damn.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    @ Paul: How'd you ever afford full-colour printing? Ads in the comic?
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    Heh, no way. Q-LOC was just color covers (shown here), b&w interiors. It was published by a very very very tiny publisher in Kalamazoo called Chiasmus Comics.
    The only book I've done in full color was my B.P.M. graphic novel, and I had to print that in Malaysia to afford that!
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2010
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    DEAD SHARK
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    Great work, everyone!