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These are the favorites that satisfy my addiction for great and balanced design. That, and some things I just find funny or interesting.


OMG. So freakin busy! Two jobs. I'm not a work-a-holic, but I'm operating at that level right now and I need to pump the brakes a little... But I'm finally saving money up for myself instead of spending money immediately on emergency needs, which is good. I'm the kind of person that will tolerate just enough pain to get through something, then forget I'm through that something to get to the next thing which I wanted to get to in the first place. LOL Nose to the grindstone in a way. Hopefully no more crisis in my life. Is it over? Can it be over? Please...?
Ok, it's been 3 years and I think my life is back on track. Went through a small argument with someone who expected me to be on dA 24/7 even though I was dealing with my own stuff (financial troubles, job insecurity, clinical depression, etc), saw that someone pointed out my art was stolen (for which I'm thankful. I still think I'm safe in assuming no one will mistake the art for the thief's when the thief couldn't draw himself out of a paper bag lol, but still, thanks for the heads up), saw that dA has gone through some changes which may or may not be good (I dunno, it's like coming in with new eyes so I dunno), and many other things.

With my last post, I was going through some very self-defeating depression. I was unsure about my job, going through a crisis of conscience, and just generally leading a very shitty life for the short amount of time it took to go through that. 3 years is a lot of time lost to just trying to survive.

The point of this post: I'm itching to get back into it. Yes, even the fan art. I might still make a different studio focused account with a more laser-focused intent. I NEED to get back into it. A lot of my talent is going to waste while I wait for... what? Life to get better? It is, admittedly, considering where I was a few years ago. Unemployed, unemployable, and down in the dumps. So, take this as my declaration of intent. The show must go on. :-)
There, I said it.
If you want to draw in your hardcover sketchbook on an impromptu inclined drawing surface without a pencil stop without the sketchbook sliding down: tear off quarter inch chunks of your kneaded eraser and put them under the lower corners of the book cover that rest on the surface and press down on the corners. Quick and dirty and you don't have to worry about tape ripping anything. Works great with portable wooden drawing boards. It's like "Stay Putty". :)


Ryan Martinez
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a traditional artist specializing in line art in a previous life while in this life I specialize in logowork, graphics for media kits, interface graphics and the occasional comic book style pinup.

My equipment is (from beginning to end):
• A Pentel 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a pencil end eraser
• A hardcover drawing book (sometimes loose leaf paper for loose sketches or smooth Bristol board for finished work)
• A tabloid sized flatbed Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB scanner hanging on by a thin futureproofing thread with the installation of a command line utility XSANE
• MacBook Pro 13 e2011
• A salvaged 19" Acer AL1914 monitor as a 2nd monitor which works flawlessly
• Adobe CS6
• Wacom Graphire3 Pearl digitizer
• Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
• Kindle Fire G1 rooted and flashed with Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 playing Google Music playlists.

Equipment I wish I had are:
• A Cintiq
• A ModBook Pro (possibly created from my current MacBook Pro
• A drawing table
• Lots of low cost LED natural lighting in here
• ...

My favorite subject is computer graphics from way back. I started by creating icons and wallpaper, completely ignoring my traditional drawing skills in the process (*sob*). I also dabble in concept interfaces and website design as well as 3D art.

My inspirations are:
• Arlo Rose of Kaleidoscope and Apple fame.
• UDON Entertainment and various comic artists here and there.

Ryan (ThePenciler) Martinez
Freelance Illustration



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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, and thanks for the watch, BTW. :D
The-Penciler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
NP. Been away from dA and trying to catch up on things. :)
derianl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch
The-Penciler Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, you're welcome! Love your style. :)
derianl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
SilverbackDesign Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave. You've got some awesome stuff in your gallery.
The-Penciler Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
The-Penciler Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Finally! Got the damned picture to show up! What the hell, dA?
CyanSky Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Hey! Thanks for the fav! Means a lot to me!
The-Penciler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :D
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