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PanSpec

World Builder by trade.
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My Bio

Freelancer with high dreams and zero connections.


Favourite Visual Artist
John Harris, Moebius, Jim Burns, Juan Gimenez, Tim White, Chris Foss, Peter Elson
Favourite Movies
SLC Punk, Coffee & Cigarettes, Dark Crystal, all the usuals (Bladerunner, Star Wars, etc)
Favourite TV Shows
I have time for TV?
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Metal, Punk, Industrial, Synthwave/Electronic
Favourite Books
Consider Phlebas
Favourite Writers
Iain M Banks,
Favourite Games
Battlefield, Halo, S.T.A.L.K.E.R
Favourite Gaming Platform
Any with decent games on it.
Tools of the Trade
Mostly inks, water-based paints (Acryla-Gouache) and pencil, more and more often digital.
Other Interests
SF/Horror/Fantasy prose writing.
So, I made it through another Inktober. The dread of anticipation of meeting every prompt, every day for a month has been transmuted into the refreshing breeze of relief as a stack of artwork has emerged. Was I successful? Not really in the spirit of the challenge which I've never actually completed, but I don't think I failed. Indeed, this year, I tackled only the prompts which spoke to me, or sparked an idea inside. I completed the "half marathon" goal. On average, I spent about an average of 4 hours per piece: 30 minutes of sketching over a 30 second thumbnail, 30 minutes to an hour of basic inking and the rest of the time "finessing" and second guessing the hatching, lineweights, placement of black areas, so its clear to me where I need to focus and that comes with developing confidence and accuracy when assessing how to tackle each part of the drawing. That is being able to answer the question "what specifically do I need to draw here?" and knowing that its right before drawing
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Inktober 2021

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Yeah, I'm trying again, though I have less than my usual level of expectations from it. I truly do believe that the best attitude is to participate, even if you know you aren't going to make it, and who knows, maybe I'll actually beat my record, but more than likely fizzle out around two weeks in, as usual. My "desk" is littered with unfinished projects and half-assed sketches, so that usually doesn't help with the attitude, or with the grappling of the touch of insanity and depression that abounds in mid-life. But, best hopes and wishes to all others who participate and make the Inktober challenge the inspiration it is!
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Wishing you all the happiest of holidays of whichever variety you enjoy. Though you might be isolated, you can still find cheer and thanks - sometimes in the places you'd never imagine. Cheers!
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You're very welcome! Llamas need friends too! :)

Thanks for the llama!

You are very welcome! Llamas are a healthy indicator of life... :)

Thanks for the Llama.

thanks for clickin that watch button ;)

Thanks for the :+devwatch:!