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So.  It's been a while.

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote up a journal here.  The big news is that I'm done with school after a hard year and I'm now working.  My work is in Education so I get to use my degree.  The unfortunate side of that story though is that school ate up a lot of my drawing time and I've fallen out of a lot of my drawing habits.  I'm trying to rebuild what I can but it's going to take a while.  My mind keeps switching over to work and it's hard to combine the two into one project.

I've been playing with the idea of using this account again.  In the past I did log on to check on things and to use chat but now I'm thinking of submitting art once more.  I'm probably going to do a good clean-out of my account like old/unfinished art and take off inactive accounts on my friends list (this means you, that one account that's been inactive for 200+ weeks).

Not going to make promises here but I feel like saying it will help me work on it.
Thought I should update since the last journal was from before ECCC, which was great by the way.  I got to meet a lot of other artists and I snagged a lot of great comics.  Definitely going back.

School is going well.  My schedule isn't as bad and I'm liking all my classes, unlike last term which was painful.  Apparently, according to one of the teachers, that term in the process is usually difficult for most students.  A lot of us wish they warned us ahead of time as we were all panicking.

I'm starting to break out the watercolor pencils more often and trying to make quick sketches with them.  After talking with some artists at ECCC, I decided to try some of their suggestions for getting back into the habit of making comics.  I talked with mechacharibdys and the deal is that I have to make one comic about anything, in any format, by every Tuesday or else I owe her a coffee.  So far I'm doing well and I've had something for each week.  I might even post some of them on here.
How's everyone been?  Still here but the art has taken a hit due to schoolwork.  I've been able to sketch until the last couple of weeks.  Fortunately the end of the term is near and I know I'll be able to go back to drawing again.

Couple of random notes, I finally purchased Pokemon Y.  If anyone is interested in trading friend codes, comment/note me and I'll get back to you.  I'm also collecting the different Vivillons and willing to trade.  (Mine are the High Plains type)

I'll also be at ECCC this year.  It's my first time going so I'm excited to see what it's like.  If you have a table there, let me know and I'll try to stop by.
So I had this idea for a while now and thought I should actually post it here.

This is a 50 Comic Theme challenge.


The rules are simple:
:bulletred: The comic must have a minimum of 3 panels.  There is no maximum panel count.
:bulletred: One theme per comic so no doubling up.
:bulletred: The comics do not have to relate to each other and can be set anywhere.  One comic can be about a florist, the next comic could be about a tap-dancing octopus who escapes the circus to follow his dreams of becoming an intergalactic space accountant.
:bulletred: The themes are open to interpretation.

Some of these themes look boring.  Why do you have them?
To practice, mostly.  These themes are to help you draw what you normally might not draw but may one day need to draw.  Hold up your dominant hand and, without holding anything in it, try to imagine what it would look like if you were holding a fork.  That is what this challenge is to help you think about and practice.

Best of luck to those who want to try this.

1. Waking up
2. Morning meal
3. Prepare for the day
4. Out the door
5. On your way
6. Slow goings
7. Just in time
8. Saying hello
9. Introductions
10. Sitting down
11. Getting up
12. Walking over
13. Catching up
14. Lunch
15. Back to work
16. Friend
17. Getting a drink
18. Avoiding trouble
19. Uh oh
20. Made it back
21. Almost done
22. Finished
23. Heading out
24. Freedom
25. Commute
26. Back home
27. Relax
28. Sit down and rest
29. Changing clothes
30. Literature
31. Is that the time?
32. Cooking
33. Dinner is served
34. Clean up
35. Pet
36. Random
37. Entertainment
38. Music
39. It's getting late
40. Struggle
41. Snack
42. Shut down
43. Lights out
44. Stretch
45. Shower
46. Last minute
47. Almost forgot
48. Bed
49. Sleep
50. Dream
I've been trying to figure out ways to sort of update things here.  The profile pic is from when I moved to this username and I feel the need to update my avatar.  I like the ghost but it really needs an update.

I've been sitting on a lot of sketches that I want to show but with the break starting to wrap up I've been putting a lot of other things higher up on the need-to-do list.  One of these days I'll just have to set things up and start scanning.

Starting to come back here a lot more than I did during that long break.  Glad to have that habit back.  Hopefully this will mean I'll be more involved here.

Also, got a 3DS but I only have the Zelda game right now.  If you want to give me a friend code for Pokemon or something else down the line, send me a note with your FC and I'll send you mine.

So... How are things?

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:33 PM
I really dropped off of this site, didn't I?

For some of you, this journal isn't going to mean much since we hang out elsewhere.  For the rest of you, I'm guessing you're wondering where the heck I've been.

I'm actually really surprised that I've been away from DA for this long.  My last journal entry was nearly a year old and my last deviation was at the start of this year.  As for my inbox… well, that was a mess.  2500+ deviations and couple hundred journals sitting in there.

Even though I haven't posted much on this site, I've still been around and I'm still doing art.  I've been playing around with more watercolors and enjoy doing it when I find the time.  I've also been sketching.  Lots and lots of sketching.  One of these days I should try to go through my sketchbooks and scan whatever looks good just to show I haven't been sitting on my hands for the year.

And guess what.  Yep, going to school.  Again.  This time to get a teaching degree.  Oddly enough I get the feeling more drawings will come from this since it's always a good stress reliever for me.

I will say this though.  After being on accidental hiatus from DA for so long, I want to get back in.  Going through my inbox was fascinating to see what's been floating around out there and gave me ideas.  HOPEFULLY I won't wander away like that again.

That weird stage

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 4:04 PM
Well the good news is that I've finally gotten back into the habit of sketching when I have time off and have actually worked on a couple of pieces.  The aforementioned "weird stage" that I seem to have reentered is that stage where I want to upload stuff back into my gallery but my mind keeps saying, "No, make it look even more finished."  Granted this sort of thing can go on until I've gone over every pixel and my mind would still say this, which is the main reason why I'm trying not to fall for that trick again.

The-DropOCT is coming to a close with just the critiques left and the prizes to hand out.  Interesting experience hosting an OCT, I'll definitely say that. O.o

Work is becoming manageable these days even with the holidays coming up.  My coworkers all made it out as some sort of chaotic time at the store and, while I do see some traits of this chaos, I keep looking back at my old job and thinking that was probably worse.

Anyway, I'm hoping more art will be posted soon after I get over this "Oh no I can't EVER post something unless it reaches X level" stage.

After wandering for a bit

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:04 PM


Bit ironic that my last post was titled "Long time MIA" then I don't update this thing for 2 months.

A lot has happened since then.  I moved, spent about a month looking for an apartment with a roommate in between working, been trying to sign up for a teaching program, and moved again.  As of now the dust is starting to settle and I can actually do things like work on those book-filled boxes which loom over my bed before they collapse and crush me in my sleep.

Sketching and art is just starting to come back after it took a while to either find the time or to set up any sort of place where I could do it.
Not really sure what else to put here.  Mostly wanted to show that I wasn't entirely dead.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ Consider this on hiatus until further notice

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: -
- FINISH vs Leandre comic (not sure if I'll ever finish this)
- Fio and Kamata's Comic (Might finish)
- Finish IPL Valentine pic. (Still I plan to finish it, just need to dig it out) :bulletred:
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Haven't forgotten about this yet)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)
- Kiriban prize

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

Long summer days

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 22, 2012, 4:44 PM


Man this past month as been busy.  I got a new job, The-DropOCT is up and on its way, I'm looking around at different schools for later, I'm planning to move sometime soon, and I have a high school reunion coming up. I'm not old!

I'm trying to sketch and draw when I have the chance but I'm still in that phase of adjusting everything to a point that it's comfortable to manage while accomplishing everything that I want to.  I do have sketches laying around but nothing that I really want to show here.

I've been bitten by the League of Legends bug and have been playing it.  If anyone here happens to play it as well, send a note or comment with your username and I'll be happy to add you to my friend-list.

Aaaaaaand yeah, that's about it.  Quick question though, any one have any good DA-Meme suggestions?  I might not be making completed drawings as often these days but I do still want to practice with some interesting exercises.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ Consider this on hiatus until further notice

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (Starting to feel like getting Fio back into this)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic (not sure if I'll ever finish this)
- Fio and Kamata's Comic (Might finish)
- Finish IPL Valentine pic. (Still I plan to finish it, just need to dig it out) :bulletred:
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Haven't forgotten about this yet)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)
- Kiriban prize

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

QUICK! POST! (Update: Done)

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 10, 2012, 5:40 PM


Well the kiriban came and went and no one claimed it.  So, new game.

Be the first to post a comment here and you get it.  If you happen to have a screenshot and just never posted it, speak now or forever hold your peace.

And as always, mandatory mention of this lil' project of mine. :iconthe-dropoct:

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ Consider this on hiatus until further notice

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (Starting to feel like getting Fio back into this)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic (not sure if I'll ever finish this)
- Fio and Kamata's Comic (Might finish)
- Finish IPL Valentine pic. (Still I plan to finish it, just need to dig it out after moving) :bulletred:
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Haven't forgotten about this yet)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

Summer approacheth

Journal Entry: Sun May 27, 2012, 3:37 PM


I always feel weird if I don't update this thing after a while.  With that said, let's get caught up, shall we?

:iconthe-dropoct: Just a friendly reminder that my OCT is open and the audition deadline is just around the corner.  Spread the word if you're interested.  Judges, please advertise as well.

Art time kinda took a hit lately for one reason or another.  I'm slowly getting back into it but have to keep in mind that some other projects need a bit more attention than I gave in the past.  More art should appear on here once I find a nice balance with everything plus I still have that itch to make some fanart which I really want to do.

School is thankfully almost done.  This term turned out to be a lot worse than I thought it would be.  Without going on a whine-fest, one business class is fine but I've had to pull a lot of the weight for my group, the math class is fine but loves to pile on the tedious and busywork, and the other business class is taught by someone who doesn't deserve the title "teacher" and that's putting it nicely.  Grade-wise I'm fine but having to sit through everything when I can imagine doing something far more worthwhile is a bit draining.

And ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the slowest kiriban is history.  The 20k is still available and the first person to take a screenshot will get a free request.  With about 150 left to go, unless the pace picks up, I expect the winner to appear sometime in mid-June. :P

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ Consider this on hiatus until further notice

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (Starting to feel like getting Fio back into this)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic (not sure if I'll ever finish this)
- Fio and Kamata's Comic (Might finish)
- Finish IPL Valentine pic. (Still I plan to finish it, just need to dig it out after moving) :bulletred:
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Haven't forgotten about this yet)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

A whole mishmash of stuff

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 4:59 PM
:iconcrabtank: Some friends of mine have an anthology, Tankadere, and the third volume is now open for submissions.  If you guys are curious about it, the guidelines can be found here: www.crabtankink.com/tankadere-… .  The theme this volume is "strong females characters."  Check it out.

:iconentervoid: VOID is also putting together an anthology and looking for Pin-ups right now.  More information can be found here. entervoid.deviantart.com/journ…

:iconthe-dropoct: Just a friendly reminder that my OCT is now open and accepting auditions.  Spread the word if you're interested.

And lastly, I spent my spring break moving.  Yes sir, while people were out enjoying their free time, being productive and whatnot, I spent my week moving boxes and pieces of furniture down three flights of stairs.  We would have shoved everything over the railing but my neighbors would have complained about the couch-sized dent in their cars.
Anyway, this also means that I don't have internet at my new place yet.  I still have school internet but access is going to be a little more restricted for me for about a week.

I'm approaching 20k on my pageview counter and I think it's about time I had another kiriban.  Take a screenshot getting the 20k pageview and win a color drawing of your choice.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Valentine pic. (It's still in sketch-phase but I plan to finish it) :bulletred:
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

:iconthe-dropoct:

EDIT:
Auditions are now open.

So about that OCT...

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:22 PM
So as you probably saw, I've been thinking about maybe hosting an OCT.  It's not a guaranteed thing but I've been thinking about it lately.  Someone in the chatroom was talking about OCTs, I mentioned I had an idea stashed away from long ago and explained it, then since that day I've been tinkering with the idea to make it better and it began to snowball.

I want to take my time though and not rush right into it in case I do change my mind.  Right now I'm just playing with the idea and tinkering with everything like how long should the rounds be, format of the account, rules, and most importantly in my book, the Judges (and maybe back-up Judges).  While I am tempted to pick out close friends for Judges, I kinda want to try branching out into multiple groups as well and see if someone will want to join from there.  I already have my eyes on a few people right now but I want to make sure that 1.) they'd be interested in it so I want to come pretty close to finalizing rules and such and 2.) that the combined group would make a nice balance.

I'm not going to spill too much about the idea here but I will at least mention the format of the OCT idea.  Basically, get to the goal before everyone else.  There's no storyline "organized tourney," no "must fight to save the world," no specified objectives.  I'm right now trying to set it up so there's a setting and a common goal that leaves room for one's own goal.  Anyway, I'll let you know how things go if the idea continues.

If you want to talk about it and help give me feedback, I'll gladly talk to you over notes.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

Features (complete)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 12:25 PM
Because I've commented on several and need to put this up before I fill up the list on my own.

Rules:
1. For each of the 15 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!

2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!

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1. :iconthecrowchan:
Extraordinary Girl by TheCrowchan Artdump: The Whole Story by TheCrowchan Sketch-a-Day: Devon Castle by TheCrowchan

2. :iconsins-of-angels:
Miss SDL 2009 Audition by Sins-Of-Angels Photobooth Snapshot by Sins-Of-Angels See the World by Sins-Of-Angels

3. :iconchicken-blast:
Julius by chicken-blast Meeting the Malicious Fox by chicken-blast Extreme Art Mode Activated by chicken-blast

4. :icondanielledemartini:
Crystal Dreams- Revisited by danielledemartini Icarus by danielledemartini Escape From Usher Manor by danielledemartini

5. :iconjotyler:
OH NO I MADE IT WORSE by JoTyler Cait Craft - 2 by JoTyler Lia the Summoner by JoTyler
I Blame the Chat by JoTyler <- Because it's true

6. :iconstitchwerks:


7. :iconnumber-seventeen:
The bus waiters by Number-Seventeen The keyboard by Number-Seventeen Black flags in the wind by Number-Seventeen

8. :iconmutedmirth:
Trick or Treat by Mutedmirth Earth Bound by Mutedmirth Freedom by Mutedmirth

9. :icontenlongfingers:
Summer Winter by TenLongFingers The Storyteller's Tattoo by TenLongFingers Sokkou-Kitsune by TenLongFingers

10. :iconmechacharibdys:
Absolution : Forest by mechacharibdys Kookaburra by mechacharibdys

11. :iconicecreammouth:
NBA002 High School by Icecreammouth Delicious Mushroom by Icecreammouth

12. :iconatemozzarella:
Father, Mother, Daughter by AteMozzarella Dreams--Art by AteMozzarella Demonized--Lakampati by AteMozzarella

13. :iconmerumori:
rainbow noir by merumori dragon weave by merumori seasons by merumori

14. :icontofubeast:
:thumb244964753: :thumb204046191: :thumb197482638:

15. :iconveloursrose:
The Raven by VeloursRose Harvest Glow by VeloursRose My Strength Is Hope by VeloursRose

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

A new year

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 4:31 PM
Decided I needed to update my journal for the new year along with a few other updates.

I've got one more Secret Santa to finish and it's coming along nicely.  Think it'll be a few more days before I can finish it up but it should be done soon.  Can't say much else about it at the moment.

My schedule's going to be a little weird but in a good way.  School will be starting back up soon but it'll be a much lighter load than last term.  At the same time I'll be working part-time and it'll be all after the holidays even.  Finally I need to volunteer somewhere in order ot fulfill a requirement for an application to a program I want to go into.  At least after all that I should be able to still do art and be more active in things here.

Completely had the dates wrong and couldn't make it into :iconfourpanel:.  Instead I'm going to try out for :iconend-run--pokemon-oct: and I know I'll be seeing a few of you there as well.  :salute:

Finally, if you've known me for a while you know how weird this feels, lately I've been getting an itch to draw some fanart.  Here's hoping that goes over well.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

A big sigh of relief

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 4:14 PM
Phew, this term of school is finally done.  Honestly it wasn't that hard but there was a lot of busy-work that we had to do.  I'm just finally glad its done so I can get back to work on some art projects.  I lost track of some projects and left some of them in mid-progress.  Let's hope I can dig them back up and finish them.

Quick advertisement, thinking of joining :iconfourpanel:.  This is actually up my alley since my project (that I'm kicking myself for not starting yet) is a 3-4 panel comic and I think this will help a bit.

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
- Kiki's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:
- Suiko's Comic: :bulletred:, Ref: :bulletblack:, Profile: :bulletred:
- Kuri's Comic: :bulletblack:

:bulletblue: Mad-Plot-Bunny - Comic duel (we can discuss the details later)

Masque Stamp by terriblenerd
- Fan art Days (So, so, so many)

One project done, time for another.

Sun Oct 30, 2011, 12:49 PM
Well as you may or may not have heard, I was eliminated in Round 3 of PCBC by MikeMoroney (Congratulations to you buddy:)).  Overall I'm really proud of how I did.  I made it to Round 3 with no default wins and I was able to still submit an entry even with work, school, a social life, AND being sick for 2 of those weeks.  If I had an excuse for not working or for not believing in my abilities, I think I just threw those excuses out the window.

I think it's about time I actually tried to work on a personal project that I've been putting off for far too long.  I need to work on some applications with due dates coming up soon but once those are done I'll ease into my personal project.

Also, even though Fio was eliminated, I'm going to try and finish the rest of her entry (even though it'll be non-canon and technically not happen).  Due to time I had to cut out parts of her story which contained some important info on her.  I'm not going to promise this but most of the pages are already sketched out and it'd be a shame just to leave them like that.

(Also, if you're expecting me to check out something, it's going to take a while.  I haven't been taking good care of my inbox lately)

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OCT Hunt: wandering-ronin.deviantart.com…
^ I reeeeeeally need to update this.....

To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconthe-ipl: - (I'm going to ease Fio back into this as well)
- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

:bulletblue: :iconroninsultramix: - After the Chaos -
JOIN SDL
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Quick update

Sun Oct 23, 2011, 10:02 PM
I know I don't usually do this but a quick update for everyone.  Yes, I will be submitting an entry for Round 3 in :iconpcbc: but it is going to be close.  I have school in the morning followed by work in the evening.  I took this into account when drawing and finishing my comics but it means I'm not going to be able to upload and tidy things up until late in the evening.
Let's hope my hand holds out. ; ;

And now, the Triad

Thu Sep 29, 2011, 12:18 AM
Social Life, Work, and now... School.

Things have gotten pretty busy over here.  School is back in session but this time only taking 4 classes instead of last term's 5.  From the looks of it there will be times I have free time and other times when I'll be nose to the grindstone due to school and work.  We shall see, we shall see.

In good news, I made it to Round 3 of PCBC.  :iconedowaado: and :iconkomatsu92: put up a great entry and you all should go check them out.  My opponent for this round is MikeMoroney and it looks to be a fun round.  Fio in a swim suit.
There are still a few parts from Round 2 that I need to take care of but those shouldn't take long to finish.

Also, I got to say that even though we have 4 weeks to finish our round and I'm taking school and working and trying to stay social, I'm actually not that worried about time which is really surprising me.  Last round was an experiment not in art style but in how I make my comics.  Before I would try to finish all my pages and have them be in the same stage, all in blue pencil, all in pencil, all inked, then all finalized at the same time.  This time I tried just working on pages until they were finished then moving on to the next one and, surprisingly, this worked out better and faster for me.  I even had some pages done while other pages didn't even have their thumbnails sketched.  I think I finaly found a method that helps me speed things up.

And so, I'm off.  Much plotting needs to be done.

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To-Do list:
:bulletred: - starting on, :bulletyellow: - almost there, :bulletgreen: - finishing touches

:bulletblue: :iconpcbc: - ROUND 3 VS. :iconmikemoroney: - Due October 24th 11:59 pm
- Script - Working it out

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- FINISH vs Leandre comic
- Fio and Kamata's Comic
- Finish IPL Ball pic.
- Splash page with Cola :bulletyellow: (Line work just about done, I can start coloring shortly)

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