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Blame! Fanart: Kyrii by PanSpec Blame! Fanart: Kyrii :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 0 Militant Flower Child by PanSpec Militant Flower Child :iconpanspec:PanSpec 8 0 Inktober 31 - Norse Smith by PanSpec Inktober 31 - Norse Smith :iconpanspec:PanSpec 4 0 Inktober #30 - Power Armour Queen by PanSpec Inktober #30 - Power Armour Queen :iconpanspec:PanSpec 7 0 Inktober 27, Wehrmacht Machine Gunner by PanSpec Inktober 27, Wehrmacht Machine Gunner :iconpanspec:PanSpec 6 0 Inktober #26, 'Weighing the Alternatives' by PanSpec Inktober #26, 'Weighing the Alternatives' :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 0 Inktober 2018 #23, Tundra Scout by PanSpec Inktober 2018 #23, Tundra Scout :iconpanspec:PanSpec 5 0 Inktober 2018 #14 'ACE Trucker' (Catchup) by PanSpec Inktober 2018 #14 'ACE Trucker' (Catchup) :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober Bananas 10 Dinar@0,33x-PanSpec by PanSpec Inktober Bananas 10 Dinar@0,33x-PanSpec :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 1 Inktober 2018, #11 Trooper by PanSpec Inktober 2018, #11 Trooper :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 1 Inktober 17 - Bob Belcher by PanSpec Inktober 17 - Bob Belcher :iconpanspec:PanSpec 3 0 Inktober #7, Dredd by PanSpec Inktober #7, Dredd :iconpanspec:PanSpec 5 2 Inktober 2018 #13,  Guarded by PanSpec Inktober 2018 #13, Guarded :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 0 Inktober 2018 #10 Flowing by PanSpec Inktober 2018 #10 Flowing :iconpanspec:PanSpec 3 0 Pilot Femme 11, Styreen Fome by PanSpec
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Inktober #12, Whale by PanSpec Inktober #12, Whale :iconpanspec:PanSpec 3 0


Mars Junkyard - Rusty Future by bordon Mars Junkyard - Rusty Future :iconbordon:bordon 268 0 Anatomy lectures PDF by MisterHardtimes Anatomy lectures PDF :iconmisterhardtimes:MisterHardtimes 32 1 The Emperor and the Guild by MarcSimonetti The Emperor and the Guild :iconmarcsimonetti:MarcSimonetti 2,566 59 Unicorn by KilartDev Unicorn :iconkilartdev:KilartDev 1,223 17 Secret agent missfortune by KilartDev Secret agent missfortune :iconkilartdev:KilartDev 1,724 23 Fisheye Placebo: Ch2- Part 2 by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Ch2- Part 2 :iconyuumei:yuumei 1,303 70 Alita by I-GUYJIN-I Alita :iconi-guyjin-i:I-GUYJIN-I 418 13 Nishu and Cibo by kblargh Nishu and Cibo :iconkblargh:kblargh 1 1 Cibo by MintBreakArt Cibo :iconmintbreakart:MintBreakArt 298 15 Pcell by CaroOllie Pcell :iconcaroollie:CaroOllie 21 1 I AM THE LAW by KaelNgu I AM THE LAW :iconkaelngu:KaelNgu 149 29 Zatanna by Elias-Chatzoudis Zatanna :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 1,078 17 Pox, Is That Your Name? by TheMichaelMacRae Pox, Is That Your Name? :iconthemichaelmacrae:TheMichaelMacRae 2,693 90 DAISY - AGENTS OF MAYHEM by MartaNael DAISY - AGENTS OF MAYHEM :iconmartanael:MartaNael 1,979 63 Impressions Cover by MartaNael Impressions Cover :iconmartanael:MartaNael 4,661 150 Charlie Steampunk by MartaNael Charlie Steampunk :iconmartanael:MartaNael 4,137 102



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Emergent Freelancer, hoping to specialize in original Graphic Novels.
I really thought I'd be able to complete it this time, but alas, I didn't. I did manage to beat my "record" of 20 pieces, which is something and I'm glad to say that not many of my contributions were off-the-cuff doodles and were reasonably thought out and given the time they needed to "breathe". 

Did I accomplish anything, I mean, Inktober is really about self-discovery, experimentation and learning tools/materials you might not have given time to, and I think I did. I began to love using ballpoint pens to ink with - quick, precise, versatile, lots of character - I think the only downside was the globbing up of ink, sometimes unpredictably, but that lent to its style. I didn't like that the ink I was using didn't get along with my white "gelly" pens, so I had to use more traditional opaque white for corrections.

So, what about next year?

Well, I would say bring it on, but as of yesterday I learned that the creator of Inktober has received money for endorsing Adobe products under the banner of Inktober, and subsequently, other companies have been denied carrying the Inktober banner. The idea of endorsements is a complex reality, and while I don't fault companies for wanting to be part of the community (any community, not just Inktober), putting your name and money into a free, open-to-everyone event, to the exclusion of other names, is disgusting, as it flies in the face of the idea of the event in the first place. Secondly, the fact that Inktober is intended for people to rediscover traditional media that a lot of people have overlooked, possibly in favour of digital media, and that now has been endorsed under the name of a 100% digital company, leaves a dirty taste in my mouth. Its smacks of hypocrisy.  Do I blame Jake Parker? Yes and no. He is obviously the father of Inktober and has taken steps to promote and develop the brand - because that's obviously how he sees it now, rather than a trend, or an event. He wants to make money from it, perhaps has for many years (the Artsnacks monthly boxes come to mind), but in my opinion this decision flies in the face of the original mission statement, and dilutes it.  Although I've done a few inktober pieces 100% digitally, its mostly due to convenience; most of my Inktober contributions are done to the message of Inktober: get your hands dirty and back to inking.  Mr. Parker's decision to allow Adobe to put their name on Inktober, and force other companies NOT to be a part of it, is not part of a welcoming community, but a commercial, exclusive one.  Not sure I want to contribute to that.

Anyhoo, for me its on to NaNoWriMo, though it is with mixed feelings. I want to finish the stories I started last year in the event, but not sure I can commit to it with the rest of the things on my plate.
  • Listening to: Doom 2016 Soundtrack
  • Reading: Finding Gobi,
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers, Preacher
  • Playing: Not sure at the moment...
  • Eating: my own soul and RRSP plan.
  • Drinking: Tea/Tears


TOgether by PanSpec
Thankfully its not everyday that Canada sees violence like this, and I hope we don't see any more. All it takes it one person to be incredibly selfish and take their rage out on others, likely unconnected to that person's internal pain. Its senseless, it accomplishes nothing, yet it happens everywhere.


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ThePsych0naut Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
Glad you like my figure art. Thanks for the fav. 
PanSpec Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! Its always nice to see someone sharing their raw sketches - and it takes a lot of confidence in doing so. I've been trying to maintain regular sketches but its very hard for me, so its good to support someone else's!
ThePsych0naut Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
I try to sketch every day, especially because I'm trying to build confidence before firing up my tablet for the first time. I want my lines to be good enough, for my anatomy to be good enough. 
PanSpec Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Professional General Artist
Get into the habit and try to never let go. I let my drawing go for the longest time, mostly because I was doing more writing professionally, and when I came back to it I had lost a lot of skill and the time to get it back. Its one of my biggest regrets - I'm constantly wondering how my drawings might have been if I had been diligent over the years. You seem to have a very good grasp on things already, though! Every drawing is practice, even when the masters do it.
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Thanks for the fave ;)
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
PanSpec Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Professional General Artist
No no, thank YOU for the llama! :)
Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
Hey, thanks for that fave ;)
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