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Stars in Shadow: Arid to Garden Terraforming Test by AriochIV Stars in Shadow: Arid to Garden Terraforming Test :iconariochiv:AriochIV 250 24 Outsider: Emergency Tour Guide by AriochIV Outsider: Emergency Tour Guide :iconariochiv:AriochIV 32 9 Stars in Shadow: Terraforming Chart by AriochIV Stars in Shadow: Terraforming Chart :iconariochiv:AriochIV 68 23 Outsider - Storm Witch by AriochIV Outsider - Storm Witch :iconariochiv:AriochIV 39 4 Outsider: The Needs of the Few by AriochIV Outsider: The Needs of the Few :iconariochiv:AriochIV 64 15 Outsider: Tempest Going the Other Way by AriochIV Outsider: Tempest Going the Other Way :iconariochiv:AriochIV 60 8 Outsider: Fire All Missiles by AriochIV Outsider: Fire All Missiles :iconariochiv:AriochIV 122 28 Outsider: Prophet's Reason by AriochIV Outsider: Prophet's Reason :iconariochiv:AriochIV 48 10 Outsider: Do You Experience Anything? by AriochIV Outsider: Do You Experience Anything? :iconariochiv:AriochIV 59 26 Outsider: Talon Exercises Diplomacy by AriochIV Outsider: Talon Exercises Diplomacy :iconariochiv:AriochIV 47 18 Outsider: Black Razor by AriochIV Outsider: Black Razor :iconariochiv:AriochIV 97 12 Outsider: Grab On To Something! by AriochIV Outsider: Grab On To Something! :iconariochiv:AriochIV 53 26 Outsider: Beryl Saw a Bug by AriochIV Outsider: Beryl Saw a Bug :iconariochiv:AriochIV 60 20 Outsider: The Mail Must Get Through by AriochIV Outsider: The Mail Must Get Through :iconariochiv:AriochIV 125 16 Stars in Shadow: Arda Seed by AriochIV Stars in Shadow: Arda Seed :iconariochiv:AriochIV 71 7 Hyperfleet Collage by AriochIV Hyperfleet Collage :iconariochiv:AriochIV 51 8

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Jim Francis
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A number of readers have been suggesting for some time that I set up a Patreon page for Outsider, and I have finally done so. My hope is that it may allow me to create pages on a more regular schedule. If you're interested in the comic, I encourage you to take a look. If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's a recurring payment system that allows users to pledge small payments per page of content. It's not like Kickstarter, in which there is a one-time pledge to reach a certain funding goal; rather, it's ongoing.

If you have ideas for pledge rewards that you'd like to see, I'm open to suggestions.

Patreon Graphic 1 Copy by AriochIV

www.patreon.com/AriochIV

(I won't be spamming regular Patreon ads here the way some folks do; I just wanted to let y'all know that the page exists.)


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AriochIV Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad to have been of help.
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
You're welcome. Hope I didn't sound too fanboy like I'm sure you're tired of that.
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DarthCloakedGuy Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I... looking at your work... growing up I always wanted to be like you, like the way you are now. Though I am moved by your art, touched, inspired, I...

I feel worthless by comparison. I... congratulate you, and... well, I want to be like you, even though this is clearly impossible.

I think I'll shut up now before I embarrass myself any further.
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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your many compliments. In response to your expressions of self-doubt, I can only say that my first doodlings of spaceships as a younger person were not very impressive, and that these have been improved mainly through many years of applied interest in the subject, and practice learning the tools and techniques of the genre. If there is anything that I have learned most clearly, it is not to be awed by artwork I admire but rather to try to learn as much as I can about how it was created.
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DarthCloakedGuy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I admit, I do have much to learn. We do have a few things in common, we both do 2d and 3d computer media, like science fiction (and space elves). I've tried to learn how to improve my talents, but even the college courses haven't been relevant to my goals and talents. If you would be willing to teach, I would be more than willing to learn.

Reading through your Outsider comic which I discovered yesterday, I was startled and unnerved by the resemblance between my Cemu setting's Lori and your setting's Loroi. I mean, two races of blue-skinned space elves with a one letter name difference. There are other differences, but still, eeeeerie.

(Also, Star Control 2 for the win, I grew up playing that game)
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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if these will help, but I do have some very basic digital coloring tutorials located here: [link]
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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Though it sounds like a platitude, the best way to learn is by doing. In addition to the "practice makes perfect" aspect of it, to try and perhaps fail at least gives you an idea of what questions to ask.
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Foxi-Loxy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
WHOA! Sweet gallery dude, you got serious skill ^^
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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