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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Aug 17
  • United States
  • Deviant for 6 years
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My Bio
Sand Bandits is an experimental comic designed to improve my artistic skill and create a vibrant world that draws in the curious individual.

I am very open to criticism, even harsh.
I hope you can enjoy my comics and provide feedback to help it improve.

Favourite Visual Artist
Andrew Hussie
Favourite Movies
Back to the Future
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Gorillaz
Favourite Games
Zelda
Favourite Gaming Platform
Nintendo 64
Tools of the Trade
Digital, Sketchbook
Other Interests
Animals, Dreams, The Universe, Nature, Culinary Arts, Computing

Oh yeah. A new series.

Oh yeah. A new series.

I guess I forgot to make a formal announcement for this, but obviously I've started a new series. Don't worry Sand Bandits fans, as I said in the previous journal that's still going on. Pages will return after the Jonto Prologue is over with. In terms of how the two series will come out, Jonto will come out more frequently, just because it's way simpler to draw, pages are done in half the time it takes me to do a Sand Bandits page, which should be obvious from the current upload rate and the art style. Jonto will be a much less serious-toned comic than Sand Bandits, with less of a focus on world building and more of a focus on action and adv
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Sand Bandits Returning Big Time

Sand Bandits Returning Big Time

Greetings. As you may know, Sand Bandits hasn't been updated in a long time. Since 2017 to be precise. In the meantime I've been very busy. With work, moving, and of course my secret secondary project which will be announced later this year. However, I've not given up on Sand Bandits, and when it does return I'm preparing a chunk of pages, that way you don't have to read a single page and then feel like you're waiting forever again. If you're interested, I've also redone the first two pages of the Prologue, only viewable on my website. I intend to completely re-draw several pages of the comic, and re-shade a bunch of early ones as well so the
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For the record, the reason updates have been very slow (Okay, not a single page since October) is because I've been also working on a new project. I've been working on the next page here and there, but I've been mostly focused on the other project in...

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Insanity-ManStudent Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! 
:D :party: :D
JustAGirl009Hobbyist General Artist
AH! Your favorite movie is Back to the Future! I've never met anyone else who has said that is their favorite movie! How cool. 

Also, I am very interested in your comic. I'm attempting do try my hand at drawing a comic as well, and I am looking around DeviantArt to see how others set their comics up. I like the art of Sand Bandits, it's an interesting style. I'll watch you and read your comic, okay? And maybe you can give me some tips in the future? :D (Big Grin) 

See ya! 
AlarkusHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks for the watch. I appreciate it. The best advice I can give to someone who wants to do a comic is to just work on it and not give up. Many times people who want to do comics merely muddle around with ideas in their head, or characters they like. In the end, most of those ideas never end up going anywhere. In my case, I spent a long time in that sort of purgatory, not really doing anything but having tons of ideas. Eventually I just decided "Screw it, I'm just gonna start it right now", and honestly in the 60+ Pages of Sand Bandits that I've done, I've progressed more as an artist and a writer in such a short amount of time than I have in years. Don't worry too much about your comic sucking or the art not being that good, that's all part of the experience & Every line you draw adds to your growth as an artist. So good luck and never give up!
JustAGirl009Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! That is just the kind of advice I was looking for. That helps a tremendous amount, really. I'm really glad I came across your comic, it's definitely inspired me. Thanks a ton for the advice!
AlarkusHobbyist Digital Artist
It means a lot to me that I've been able to inspire you. I hope you follow your passion and make something wonderful.
Um, welcome to dA..
AlarkusHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.