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i quit.

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 21, 2014, 8:09 PM


sorta...hehe.

as this year starts and moves and hops along, the coloring jobs i have left dwindle. there is a reason for this. i am quitting the coloring biz.

there are still people i work with now that i will continue to work with on all sorts of things. but im not going to color comics anymore .....wait for it.....that i didnt draw!

thats because im going to be a penciller. dream it, do it.

rock on :)

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:iconspiderguile:
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What a cool and new challenge!!!
I wish you the best for what's to come! :)
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Although I love your coloring, I like your pencils better.  Keep the lead down and floor it!!
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voxeloid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
follow your dreams :3
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:iconwasleeper:
wasleeper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
good for you, and believe it or not it serves as inspiration for others.  I've seen some of your cover art that you penciled and colored and they look great, I think too often, the powers that be see someone who is an amazing penciler or an amazing colorist, and that's is all they assume that person can do (and if that's what your portfolio is filled with, it makes sense for them to see you like that).  If you want them to notice that you are as good a penciler as you are a colorist, you almost have to force it on them (doing so in a good way, like devoting your coloring to only your own work etc.)  Ultimately you will be seen as a greater asset to those that hire you, knowing that you are proficient in multiple fields :)
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TatsujinEdge Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Can't wait to see whats coming from you :D
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Crusader1265 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :) I hope you enjoy it! :)
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:iconufalme:
Ufalme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Do it! :) Was so scared when I read the title. What a mean bait-and-switch!
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:iconimrobertocruz:
ImRobertoCruz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
:headbang:
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:iconnf8th-danit:
NF8th-DaniT Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
My heart stopped!!!! That was not cool.... And cool at the same time!!! Great news, towards the end!!!! :iconxd--plz:
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Danoartist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   General Artist
A little late to this party but good for you and congratulations! I wish you much success and hope you get some great projects that make you happy to be part of them.

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:iconmikebeals:
mikebeals Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcyberzonion:
Cyberzonion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You can do it! Let nothing distract you but the bacon..and only it can distract you till your done eating it! Can't wait to see the stuff you come up with.
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MaskdArlequin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woot! Best of luck on the career change!! ;) You have lots of talent and I cant wait to see what you draw!
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:iconwarvester:
warvester Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You almost gave me depression, title alone almost made me get the feels ;_; , anyways, after reading, GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN and KEEP BEING AWESOME!
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:iconferiberri:
Feriberri Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way to go! I hope you can achieve your dream! :heart:
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:iconcubular66:
cubular66 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
congrats on the new position! keep up the amazing work!
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:iconwolfypaints:
Wolfypaints Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Preach it sister! 
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:icondanicanightfall:
danicanightfall Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'm gonna miss seeing your new colourings, but glad to hear you're exited about something new, I look forward to seeing what you come up with
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:iconannoyinglizardvoice:
annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Congrats
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Good move! Congrats on deciding to make the break or at least to refocus. Comics more than most pursuits tend to pigeon hole people so it takes some real effort to move in another direction. Good luck, I will be keeping my eye out for more of your solo stuff. I secretly still hope to twist your arm and get you to color something of mine someday though ;)
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
i have tried to relflect a lot on the culture and one thing that hit hard is when i opened my old lady death swimsuit book from 2001 and i didnt know one name in all those pin ups. it only took that long for those guys to fall off the planet, out of the circuit, and dissapear from the industry.

so it became obviously evident to me that unless you make something of your own and continue to grow and become relevant, that may be the fate of us all.

that and i dont want to be the drummer anymore! LOL

but i would still love to work with you sometime!!
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Yeah, so true. "Publish or Perish!" that's the motto in the academic world and it applies here as well I think. For comic artists, getting work is step #1, getting the work that you actually want is the longer haul, tougher goal...exciting though.
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Best of luck with the chosen new direction :)
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michaelaquino000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist
good luck!!
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:iconmahmudasrar:
MahmudAsrar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artist
Congrats, on that decision. Good luck!
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HeadlessBill Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Awesome!!! More power to you!
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:iconjaypred:
JayPred Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Shweet! :beer:
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:iconkaname-chan:
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Congratulations on that!! I'm happy for you :)
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:iconjohnnyp13:
johnnyp13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hazzah!
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:iconcryostar1177:
Cryostar1177 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Awesome!   Siper happy for you!
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:iconanonspecificcomicfan:
Good job! Way to step it up!
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ksmith3620 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Good luck with your continued drawing! Very cool indeed.
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BigLoader69 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Very good luck with that leap.
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:iconpetewoods:
petewoods Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artist
A loss to pencilers like me, but a boon to fan--- like me!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks pete :D
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:icontheopticnerve:
theopticnerve Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a bit of both good and sad news to me.

Good because you're definitely a talented penciler and it's wonderful that you're going to devote all your time to that now. But it's also a bit sad because you're also hell of a colorist and it was always great to see your colors on all these other artists. As long as you're doing what you want though (in this case, it's to be a penciler) then I'm sure all of us fans will support ya 100% :]
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome you're gonna live your dream :D
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i guess that makes sense because you have always been good with a penc....... wait a minute... WHUUUUUUUUUUUAT?

you are probably the best colorist i have ever seen and i will miss your work very very very much. i do love that you are following your heart and dream and i will be here to see your amazing lines! Of which i can still learn and be inspired from i might add....
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
you'll still see lots of colors from me, but not so much on the lines of others.
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:iconlomeloke:
Lomeloke Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope so :) any idea who you will be working for as a line artist? or will you still be freelance? have any projects coming up of your own?
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Are you going to continue coloring for J. Scott Campbell? because I imagine it would be very hard for him to find another colorist with your skill! Your coloring work is some of the best I've ever seen and I find that it fits quite well with Campbell's work.
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CSBernard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You know that scene from Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 that has the Volturi, Aro, laughing like a gimp at hearing this news?

Probably not, because I doubt you believe in self-inflicted torture.  But!  If you're aware of it through some Internet meme or other, then you'll get an idea of how ecstatically happy I am to hear that.  Great work, gal!  Hope to see your work published, soon.  =)
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
yes i totally just did that just kidding thing. you're welcome.

i think i was the only one not to groan in the theater when that scene played....
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Ashtonmcvae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know what titles you draw and I will pick them up at the store. That'd be cool to tell people.
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SSGJoey Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I was not the only one who had a WTF moment. good luck cannot wait to see your work.
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saloniko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
good luck
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:iconsirdelundo:
SirDeLundo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Please dont scare me like that again...
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Will be looking forward to seeing you new penciling work! Wonderful news :)
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Tease!  ;)

Can't wait to see more of your stuff!  :w00t:
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:iconbapabst:
bapabst Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i almost had a heart attack, thinking you would quit dA haha 

no need to wish you good luck on that path, cause you know you rock!

cheers, knee eye!
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