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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Sep 25, 1986
  • Poland
  • Deviant for 9 years
  • He / Him
My Bio
contact: note here or e-mail biram.komiks@gmail.com

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---ABOUT

Digital painter, self-taught (whatever it means these days), also sequential artist/writer. Born and living in Poland. Working towards improving my skills and making a living from illustration, cover art or game art (video or ccg-type stuff) and ultimately developing my own project, basically rebooting my webcomic universe into its third, and hopefully best incarnation.

That being said, my gallery is mostly fan art.

Some of the things I like and might make fan art of (no promises, I guess in a way I'm writing this down as a reminder to myself, if I can't think of what to do next):

TV/movies: Batman TAS and its shared universe (honestly I grew up with superhero cartoons more than comics), Young Justice, Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, Jessica Jones as well as the MCU in general, Avatar: TLA and LoK, Studio Ghibli films, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Black Lagoon, Vikings, Black Sails, Babylon 5, Alien, Stargate, Xena: Warrior Princess, Red Dwarf, The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 80's martial arts movies (Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, all that), Mad Max: Fury Road

Games: Warhammer 40k, Star Wars: KotOR, Diablo 2

---COMMISSIONS

Since my main computer has broken down, the maximum format I can work in for the forseeable future is:

1748x2480 px
which is A5 format at 300 DPI
(148x210 mm or 5,827x8,268 inches)

which is probably fine if you just need a digital file, not great for print. Unfortunately, this is what my laptop can handle at the moment.

Subjects: Doesn't really matter to me, but let's keep it SFW-ish.

Pricing and Payment:

$100 USD for an average full-color painting.

Halloween themed commissions at half price.

Payment through PayPal.

---LONG TERM EMPLOYMENT

As I've mentioned above, I wouldn't mind working in some group project in the game industry, as long as there's some financial stability involved. I'm not that interested in long format comic book projects that may or may not pay off, other than my own.

---COLLABORATION/ART TRADES

Feel free to ask, but I'm already behind on some projects with friends. I'm the worst.

---ART RECOMMENDATIONS

For a while I've been wanting to utilize my profile page to share some art resources that made a significant difference in how I think and approach art. Hope it helps you.

-WEBSITES
Dimensions of Colour - modern colour theory for traditional and digital painting media by Dr David. J.C. Briggs
James Gurney - a must-read blog full of art advice and analysis on the works of traditional painters and illustrators
WikiArt - visual art encyclopedia

-BOOKS

Human Anatomy for Artists - Eliot Goldfinger
Figure Drawing - Design and Invention - Michael Hampton
Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators - Michael D. Mattesi
Successful Drawing - Andrew Loomis
Creative Illustration - Andrew Loomis
The Eye of the Painter - Andrew Loomis
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter - James Gurney
Landscape Painting Essentials - Johannes Vloothuis

-YOUTUBE LINKS
Draw Mix Paint - portrait painting in oils by Mark Carder
In the Studio Art Instruction - traditional painting tips by Dianne Mize
Stefan Baumann - traditional painting philosophy and techniques
muraljoe - some helpful tips on painting specific things/effects like fire or galaxies
Scott Robertson - tips on rendering of cars and vehicles, traditional and digital
Swatches - Clint Cearley with some good videos on art fundamentals, as well as longer ones
James Gurney - mostly short videos, but always interesting, primarily in gouache
Proko - a popular channel focusing on anatomy and caricature using (possibly modified) Reilly method
A tutorial on the Reilly method by Galen Ihlenfeldt. Personally I don't actually use it, but I think it's good to understand how it works.
Steve Huston lectures, just posted by someone on YT, from 2000
How to Draw the Head and Face / Portrait with Steve Huston - a 3hr long video from around 2015
part one and part two of a video attempting to reverse-engineer John Singer Sargent's process of creating the Lady Agnew portrait, I don't know how accurate it is in that sense, but definitely worth watching for someone as clueless as myself about traditional painting techniques
Ways of Seeing, ep.1 - a four part documentary narrated by John Berger, there's also a different version with a playlist, I haven't watched those videos though
The Da Vinci Initiative - instructional videos on working with Barque plates, which I haven't really tried yet, but I think the process itself is informative on how to construct and measure portraits; I've only watched some of them
Basic Lighting Techniques in cinema/photography
Lighting 101: Quality of Light - another photography/cinematography tutorial
The Film Lab: Lighting Ratios - and one more

Bobby Chiu - interviews with various movie/game industry professionals, some with art demos, including some of my favorite artists like Iain McCaig, Craig Mullins, Marko Djurdjevic, Nathan Fowkes

Colour in Your Life - a channel with interviews and painting demos with various traditional artists

Adam Hughes - how to use copic markers
Brian Stelfreeze draws Batman

some other channels with painting process videos:
Ryan Pancoast, Wylie Beckert, Ross Tran, Lioba Brückner, Cynthia Sheppard, Chris Hong

---OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

some more personal interest type stuff

NAAP Online Labs for Introductory Level Astronomy, useful for worldbuilding
Blank world map template (Robinson projection) - useful for map making
LibriVox - free, public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers
Romance of the Three Kingdoms podcast - retelling a Chinese classic
Scary Stories Told in the Dark - a horror anthology podcast (link to podbay.fm)
Art School Dropouts - a group of martial arts movie enthusiasts doing their own low budget comedy shorts, they could use some views, they have a Legend of Korra fan film, aKung Fu LARP Storyand a recent s02 of Nerf Assasin
Invicta Fighting Championship - bunch of nerds, really

Democracy Now! - if that's what floats your boat
The Atheist Experience - if that's the sort of thing you're into
Hi. I'm thinking of maybe doing some character sketches? Trying out a new process (hopefully a more efficient one). Not promising anything, but I'm looking for some character suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment.
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Hey everyone. I know it's been a while since I've really been actively posting anywhere. Just wanted to post a bit of an update on what's going on. As you may know, due to technical difficulties and lack of funds, I've been working on my old laptop for... maybe two years now? In part this has contributed to my lack of activity, but honestly, I just wanted to focus on learning and developing my process, as I tend to be less than happy with my work, and don't feel like I'm improving fast enough. At my age, it just gets embarassing not to have an idea what I'm doing with my life. Not that I'm an old guy, but, you know what I mean. Part of what
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Indie creators shout-out: My Asian Auntie - martial arts action comedy. If you enjoy 80's action comedy from Hong Kong, including Jackie Chan, and particularly Sammo Hung, you might appreciate what Art School Dropouts are doing. While I started following their channel after watching other projects they've done (a short LoK fan film, to be specific), "My Asian Auntie" is, if I'm not mistaken, one of their older webseries. Auntie (Joey Min) and her niece (Stephanie Pham) find themselves in the crosshairs of a local gang. In seven episodes, less than half an hour altogether, Auntie has made me laugh, cry, and/or question my sexuality. Definitel
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 Happy Birthday to you.Nod 
Happy birthday!
Happy Early Birthday, Biram Ba.
If I misspelled your name in any way whatsoever, I beg and beseech thee to both inform me of what/where and to forgive me my goof-up.
Sincerely one of your hopefully entirely too many fans;
Adalack.
Sto Lat to you next week my good man and enjoy your great and special day to the fullest!
you have lovely and creative works ~
thank you for faving :)
thanks for the watch, glad you like Wink/Razz