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Ryan Francis
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Another Brick in the Wall.
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This year has been fairly progressive in terms of the stuff I wanted to do. I completed Shirley’s Day after three years of on and off working. Motivated by that, I’m well on my way to making more comics to prove that that first one wasn’t a fluke, and so far I’m burning through it faster than I did my first time which shows immediate progress on my part. It’s still slower than I want, but that insane comic artist speed should come with time put in.

It’s dumb to go comparing myself negatively to every artist who drops a picture remotely above a rough sketch, so I’m doing more to put forth the effort into reducing my time online and just focusing on what I’m capable to putting out in between working a night job and doing house keeping stuff. I stopped trying force myself to post art every day to feed some stupid algorithm that may or may not reward the “perfect attendance.” It harbors my jealousy, frustration, and self-hatred to unhealthy means and I have to put it to myself to not be like that.

I’ll admit that doing that has put a dent in some art things I do regularly, namely my art streams. I initially stopped streaming because I wanted to figure out my tech more and do some work to make it prettier, like some more custom animations and to figure out my audio situation (music or no music?). It snowballed into dealing with a change in my job position and schedule and ultimately dealing with the heavy holiday season of the package delivery industry.

I’ve been thinking of consolidating my art to my personal website to cultivate more activity there and to stop being beholden to social media sites that have the freedom to throttle or block access to the art I post. I also feel like I’m just wasting my time throwing my work into the void of Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. With the whole Tumblr fiasco and getting some of my things false flagged, I have a decent excuse to just sunset the social media stuff and just focus on making a better looking home website that’s also more active and not waste so much time posting to every separate site with every scanned art piece I’ve doodled in my sketchbooks. Doing this might even encourage me to learn HTML5 and CSS to go back to just having a good unique looking website for people to look go to for me and I encourage you to do that as well if you’re an artist or any other creative person. I’ll keep these blogs up simply for archival reasons, but I am likely going to slow down activity to my socials as I build up a better foundation for a personal website that’s not just a portfolio website.

I still want to make tutorials because many ask me and I want to be as informative as I can. I’ve written an article on my website about editing comic inks from a scanned image and I’ve built up a recommended book list for learning art, a few articles about my process making some of my art, and it’s surprisingly time-consuming to write it out clear manner. That being said, I’d love to have the best of both worlds to make tutorial videos and articles to help people out and do streams to answer question that I haven’t been able to tackle. I’m still open to suggestions, so message me anywhere you can find me with things you might want to learn from.

Despite my dumb perfectionism, this is all not a complete disappointment though as I put myself and my art more out there this year; more than I’ve ever bothered to do for the last few years, ultimately resulting in selling my art at my first convention ever! I’ve actually enjoyed being at a con for the first time in my life and it’s nice to just say hi to people and tell them about my work and not have to awkwardly wander everywhere at a loss of what to do! Next year I'm exhibiting more cons in the future such as Comic Con Revolution Chicago and Indiana Comic Convention as well as a few more which I’ll announce as I confirm them. I hope to have newer comics ready by that time as well!

I want 2019 to be a bigger turning point for me as an artist. I’m crystallizing myself in more of the comic angle because I want to get better at making stories. I’ll still tackle whatever freelance opportunities tap me on the shoulder and see about accepting commissions, but in general I want to produce more comics, make one shots, participate in zines, make a webcomic, or even learn how to write a novel, these all seem doable to me since I can see the possible result clearer than I would if I did something else. I’d love to be able to do this full time making my own work through my own vision, I likely won’t achieve that in a year, but it still never hurts to shoot for a pipe dream or an attainable goal.


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This year has been fairly progressive in terms of the stuff I wanted to do. I completed Shirley’s Day after three years of on and off working. Motivated by that, I’m well on my way to making more comics to prove that that first one wasn’t a fluke, and so far I’m burning through it faster than I did my first time which shows immediate progress on my part. It’s still slower than I want, but that insane comic artist speed should come with time put in.

It’s dumb to go comparing myself negatively to every artist who drops a picture remotely above a rough sketch, so I’m doing more to put forth the effort into reducing my time online and just focusing on what I’m capable to putting out in between working a night job and doing house keeping stuff. I stopped trying force myself to post art every day to feed some stupid algorithm that may or may not reward the “perfect attendance.” It harbors my jealousy, frustration, and self-hatred to unhealthy means and I have to put it to myself to not be like that.

I’ll admit that doing that has put a dent in some art things I do regularly, namely my art streams. I initially stopped streaming because I wanted to figure out my tech more and do some work to make it prettier, like some more custom animations and to figure out my audio situation (music or no music?). It snowballed into dealing with a change in my job position and schedule and ultimately dealing with the heavy holiday season of the package delivery industry.

I’ve been thinking of consolidating my art to my personal website to cultivate more activity there and to stop being beholden to social media sites that have the freedom to throttle or block access to the art I post. I also feel like I’m just wasting my time throwing my work into the void of Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. With the whole Tumblr fiasco and getting some of my things false flagged, I have a decent excuse to just sunset the social media stuff and just focus on making a better looking home website that’s also more active and not waste so much time posting to every separate site with every scanned art piece I’ve doodled in my sketchbooks. Doing this might even encourage me to learn HTML5 and CSS to go back to just having a good unique looking website for people to look go to for me and I encourage you to do that as well if you’re an artist or any other creative person. I’ll keep these blogs up simply for archival reasons, but I am likely going to slow down activity to my socials as I build up a better foundation for a personal website that’s not just a portfolio website.

I still want to make tutorials because many ask me and I want to be as informative as I can. I’ve written an article on my website about editing comic inks from a scanned image and I’ve built up a recommended book list for learning art, a few articles about my process making some of my art, and it’s surprisingly time-consuming to write it out clear manner. That being said, I’d love to have the best of both worlds to make tutorial videos and articles to help people out and do streams to answer question that I haven’t been able to tackle. I’m still open to suggestions, so message me anywhere you can find me with things you might want to learn from.

Despite my dumb perfectionism, this is all not a complete disappointment though as I put myself and my art more out there this year; more than I’ve ever bothered to do for the last few years, ultimately resulting in selling my art at my first convention ever! I’ve actually enjoyed being at a con for the first time in my life and it’s nice to just say hi to people and tell them about my work and not have to awkwardly wander everywhere at a loss of what to do! Next year I'm exhibiting more cons in the future such as Comic Con Revolution Chicago and Indiana Comic Convention as well as a few more which I’ll announce as I confirm them. I hope to have newer comics ready by that time as well!

I want 2019 to be a bigger turning point for me as an artist. I’m crystallizing myself in more of the comic angle because I want to get better at making stories. I’ll still tackle whatever freelance opportunities tap me on the shoulder and see about accepting commissions, but in general I want to produce more comics, make one shots, participate in zines, make a webcomic, or even learn how to write a novel, these all seem doable to me since I can see the possible result clearer than I would if I did something else. I’d love to be able to do this full time making my own work through my own vision, I likely won’t achieve that in a year, but it still never hurts to shoot for a pipe dream or an attainable goal.


  • Listening to: Podcasts

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ReggieJWorkshop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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citytoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi
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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav :) x
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday. Hope it goes wonderful. :D
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
thanks for the favoritism
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