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So, I have been gone from my Deviant Art account...for A LONG TIME. I'm not even sure if I still have the same friends on here as before, LOL.
My absence hasn't been all bad, and not all good either, if that makes sense.

So a quick catch up!
I think since my last actual post, I am fully out of the military now (13 years in, glad to be done). 
My career in IT has been going great! Can't complain in the least.
I have finished my Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration on Business Development and now I'm working on my MBA in Marketing.

Finally.............................
I have completed about 4 titles/5 comics in my comic book universe, LOL. Yea, that hasn't stopped in the least bit. So, Cypher Team, is a reality now, as well as Ayanmo Stigmata, Orisha EXOS and STARS. Soon to follow will be TEMPLE High, once Cypher Team i02 has been finished. Also, I am kicking off the highly anticipated SoveReign BLAVK...something that I have had in the works for a little over a year now, with its first title Omen...which is also in the works.

SO, where have I been? Instagram (Instagram.com/sovereigncomics)! I've been posting weekly, sometimes daily, up there because I have found it a lot easier to post. Between posting to IG or Twitter and writing stories, inking comics, editing comics, lettering comics and developing characters, as well as the other stuff that I mentioned, I have neglected DA.

I apologize for that and, I will fix that.

I would like to post things that have been going on, I would like to post some of the pages and art work and I'm planning to get into that this week. Maybe make Saturdays my post days for DA. Just a way to keep folks in the know, if still interested...because, SoveReign Comics is making moves. We are on Comixology, Comix Central and have prints (Cypher Team i01 is being restocked and other titles will follow) Its, NOT AT ALL, a failed indie comic book publishing company.

So, in short, we're back and I plan to liven this page up...A LOT!
  • Listening to: The hum of my fridge as I sit at my table
  • Reading: Cypher Team i02, final editing
  • Watching: The colors of pg1 of STARS song02, edits
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

Speed-Ink Vid on YouTube?

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 26, 2014, 6:43 PM
Welcome to the SoveReign Verse.


Yep! I have one! I did a couple videos on YouTube over a year ago and then I back away from it. I felt that I wasn't really ready to do the video thing and I wanted to get better with my art. Well, I think that I have gotten a little better since then and with that have learned to make better youtube videos (that's a cool thing by the way). So, I am putting a link here so that you all can go and check out the video. There are more videos to come, this will not be the last. So, if you want to keep up with the Youtube channel, please subscribe. I'd greatly appreciate the support. give the video a like as well, if you like it…if you don't, give it a dislike but tell me why. So, here's the link: 

Design and Re-Coding by SoveReignComics | Coding Set by SimplySilent
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Character Creation Sheets (oh the joy of creating)
  • Watching: A commission come together
  • Playing: A phone app game
  • Eating: What ever is healthy
  • Drinking: Water
Well, I'm here…never really left. Sorta speak, lol. I've been drawing and working to get my skills better. However, I did a lot of planning in August, which is one of the reasons why I didn't do a journal post. Never Fear! It was good planning. Planning for cons in 2015 as I'm looking to make that my year to step into the con scene with booths and what have you. Planning to POD, myself…cut out the middle man *shrugs* heavy work but, my goal is to sale comics priced at about the same as the big three…selling my comics (i'm still a no name) for anything between $5-7 is a no go for me, personally (Which is what I would have to sale for to see revenue if I went through Ka-Blam and the likes. I've done the math and the logic…I'd lose money and then SoveReign Comics would disintegrate.) Other than that, I've been working as well as creating a commission sheet. I think that I will post that here, eventually. I just don't know if anyone would want to commission me, lol. Well, I hope all the creation and works for everyone else is going well. I know a lot of you are facing some hard times and I wish you the best with all of that. 

Peace to you,
Tyr1AR
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Character Creation Sheets (oh the joy of creating)
  • Watching: A commission come together
  • Playing: A phone app game
  • Eating: What ever is healthy
  • Drinking: Water
So, as social media is on the rise, or rather...taking over all faucets of life (has been for years now). I've been getting more into it and joined the bandwagon so that I could post my art on other avenues as well as DA. It gets me out there and more times than none, there are pieces of my work that are on one of these other sites that are not here on DA. So, you can once in a while see the art as it comes along before finished state or just art that I won't or haven't posted here. If any of you are interested, you can follow me on those sites to keep up with art and news and my life...however interesting that may be. I will definitely follow back because well...its the nice thing to do and polite. You can catch me at these places:

Twitter: sovereigncomics 
Instagram: sovereigncomics 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoveReignComi…
Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/sovereignc…

Hope to see some of you around.

PS. Yes I know the names of the social sites, lol...I just did the title like that because its catchy...kinda...

Take it easy!
Tyr1
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
So, I'm streaming again. This go round I went with Picarto. I know that there are a lot of artist using it and I have gotten some great feedback about it. Mainly that you don't have to have an account to watch the person that you want to see stream. That to me is a great thing. So…I'm streaming again for a little bit as I work on another picture. You are more than welcome to come and watch, totally up to you.

picarto.tv/live/channel.php?wa…
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
Yea, I decided to give it a go. If you drop by that will be awesome and dually appreciated. If not, I fully understand. I am just roughing a sketch of one of my characters. nothing spectacular, lol.

new.livestream.com/accounts/85…
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
So, here it is, mid June and I'm just now putting up a journal. May was eventful, so were the earlier weeks of June. Unfortunately due to the events, I went into a pretty bad artists' block. For me, that even halted the writing side of my art. Which is never good because, the imagination continues to flow, Ideas continue to come but, there's no outlet. No way for me to get the ideas out of my head. I did however manage to break the block, it made me feel good to get back going again. I think that I may be adding that picture here soon. Its something that I haven't done before or, for that matter, thought about doing. Mainly because I didn't want to portray my characters in that light but, I managed to draw this character in a way to where I was content with the outcome. So, my personal mantra for the month and months to come, especially when I get in the situation that I was in before, is…Break the Block. Mainly, push forward…it helps, sometimes. In my case, it did and I'm glad. Keep creating folks!
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
So, April has come and go and during that month I have learned a lot. With that I think that I have gotten to the point to where I can settle on my own inking style. That won't be changing anymore, well for the next couple of drawings. I am getting better with my coloring, I think and that is a good thing. I still believe that I have a long way to go to get it to the point to where I can saw that I am good at it. Right now, I'm just "okay," probably a couple notches below okay BUT, I'm getting there. 

I am trying to be more active on DA as well. In earlier months I wasn't active at all. Mainly because I was trying to find myself and my art style and I felt that I shouldn't be posting until I got to that point. Well, I wish I would have just posted and hopefully gotten the critiques I needed to get better. This whole process probably would have gone a long a lot faster. However, I still ask for critiques and with that people still help and I'm EXTREMELY grateful for it!

I also want to say HEY to all my new watchers and give a heartfelt THANKS, seriously...I really appreciate it! Its the thing that keeps me going and keeps me wanting to push out art. Hopefully I'm doing something to someones liking and when I get a new watcher, that makes me feel that I am. 

You all are awesome! Keep up the amazing art and I look forward to seeing what you all create.
  • Listening to: Spotify, got music shuffling.
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
So its April, yea I'm late, I know! However, I'm looking forward to posting some of the work that I will be working on this month. Some of the work will be finished color work from pieces I worked on last month and some will be new work, like the piece of my character Arctic Rose. She was really fun to work on. 

One thing I really want to say is, thanks to all of those that have befriended me or began to watch me as I put out work. I really really appreciate it! Also, thank you to all the other artist out there that have given me insight one what to do to make my work better! You're all awesome and what really keeps me coming back to DA so again, thank you!. 

I hope you all enjoy the work that I am putting out and I look forward to seeing all the work that you all are working on. Stay creative!
  • Listening to: Tech N9ne
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Lines as they appear on my page as I sketch!
  • Playing: At the moment, nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
Firstly, I want to apologize on not updating my journal, I really need to keep up on the updates and what not. Secondly, I have been thinking about different ways to concentrate and set time aside for my art. By that, I mean, fully working on my weak areas to perfect them and also, working on characters that aren't getting the face time they deserve. Lately, I have been working on a lot of my female characters, nothing wrong with that at all but, my male characters I haven't spent any time on. So, this month I have decided to work on nothing but my male characters. I just have to resist the urge to want to draw the lovely curves or a woman, lol. Easier said than done. Anyway, I hope you all stick to your plans for the month and are creative, extremely creative!

Oh and also, do you think that I should post some of my stories up here and some  of my thorough character profiles? I know there is art work but nothing really tangible to who and what these characters are and about.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: My stories as I go back over them
  • Watching: Nothing at the moment
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Started the love spread from here https://www.deviantart.com/mess…

 

So, let the fun begin! The first 15 people to comment to this post will have their OC featured. I will also tell you what I like about that OC! There are some pretty awesome OC's out there so I am looking forward to that part.

 

Oh, and if you comment you have to post the same sort of journal to your page. Like it says, we're spreading some OC love. Its good to see some Original Characters out and about.

 

1. Fatal Femme Gadget by ebony-chanEbony-Chan's Eony aka Gadget! You know, I have always liked this character. Her beauty, her strength, her style and most of all that hair! She's gorgeous and at the same time, you feel you really don't want to get on her bad side. To see more of her check out Ebony-Chan's page and also her comic Enigma.

  • Listening to: iTunes on shuffle
  • Reading: What I wrote on my DA journal
  • Watching: Nothing at the moment
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
So, the past couple of days I have been doing a lot of digital drawing. It is something that I have wanted to try every since I got my Wacom bamboo (I have the intuos 5 now) back in 2010. For some odd reason, the idea scared me and I just stuck in my comfort zone of using pencil and paper. 

About two days ago I figured it's either now or never and decided why the hell not. I have to say, drawing digitally is something that I should have done a long, long time ago. Its way more forgiving and while I thought that I wouldn't have as much control as I did with pencil and paper, its actually quite the opposite. I have way more control, at least it seems that way to me.  That's all for now on the digital drawing front but I plan to post and say things in the future as journal ideas come at me.
  • Listening to: iTunes on shuffle
  • Reading: What I wrote on my DA journal
  • Watching: Nothing at the moment
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
I set up this page on DA a while ago and with life becoming extremely busy, I couldn't post to it some of the newer works that I had done. So, that is what I am catching up on. I've been working on art when time allowed and for me, thats unfortunate since I haven't been able to get things done like I wanted. That, will soon change. I have another page up here too. Its AliasR., just in case anyone sees the work doubled or stories in more than one place. All of these arts should only be on two pages, this one and AliasR., unless I am working with someone, which I really hope to do in the future. So, with that being said and my official journal post going up, I hope you all enjoy the work that I put here in the future. I am looking forward to any and all critiques and posts! Take it easy DA!
  • Listening to: iTunes on shuffle
  • Reading: What I wrote on my DA journal
  • Watching: Nothing at the moment
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water