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Liam
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New Zealand
I'm a 20 something artist who's been drawing his whole life and making books almost as long. While I've picked up techniques in several different mediums I've mostly kept to pencil/sketch work, and stuff in Photoshop. Overall I'm just a creative guy who always needs to be making something, I find that if I don't satisfy my creative urges... I go insane.

Over the past couple of years I've been keeping occupied with the creation of a zine series entitled: Wannabe With Goat.

For more regular updates and wips of pages check out the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wannabewithgo…

To purchase an issue or two of Wannabe With Goat swing by the Etsy store:
www.etsy.com/shop/BorderBreaki…
While I have everyone's attention, and before I begin writing my novel of a journal entry, if you all could give me some recommendations of music.  Some songs or album you particularly like listening to while being creative, or your favourites, or even whatever you're listening to right now!  No judgements (from me anyway), because I'm quite weird and nerdy myself and fairly open to new experiences.


The past couple of months I've been actively drawing.  What I mean by that is I'm drawing with the goal of improving, setting tasks and goals that will surely move me in that direction.  As opposed to what I've been doing before with wanting to get better and just drawing with the hopes it'll happen eventually.  Which surely works, with it's fantastically epic lows and powerful epiphanies, but slowly and not very well especially when I haven't done any real art study outside of high school (whether or not you could call high school art "real" :shrug: ).  So since February I've been doing figure sketching most days for half to an hour.  I'm working to build that up to each and every day.  On top of that I've also worked at little at my nunchuku skills  bow hunting skills  computer hacking skills  inking skills.
Sacrifices by BorderBreaker

This has been mostly thanks to Mr.:iconwillterrell: and his most excellent youtube videos.  There're plenty of great art resources on the tube but where Will excels is in not just talking about how to make good art but how to be a good artist!  I tend to play his videos on my other monitor while I art because it's really motivating and quite inspirational (also great for breaking that lonely feeling, ya know the one that sometimes happens).  A particular quote that sticks is about how it takes 10 years to become a lawyer or doctor so why should it take any less to become an artist (so much paraphrasing!).  Anyone who want's to cheek him out I recommend starting off with his "people sketching" series.  A great watch and/or listen, you wont regret it!

So I'll be keeping up with actively drawing and will have more things to add to it surely do in the not so distant future!  That alongside keeping up with my own stuff, with issues 13 and 14 still in the works, wedding planning :| , and the billboard commission that was possibly permanently on hiatus is now back on! Yay hurray!

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So I went and got myself some art supplies including some pencil leads. I didn't realise until I got home that the leads I picked up were HB, so they're far too soft for me and pretty much unusable! 
On the other hand the brush tip pen, markers, white gel pen, and mid-tone book all worked out great! The markers bleed like no ones business but it'll just take time to learn their limitations.
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Sacrifices [Colour mix] by BorderBreaker
Sacrifices [Colour mix]
Colouring pencils. Layers of it. Again and again. Over and over. This was all done at work during periods of half to an hour.

Much like the watercolour ones I haven't used these in a while which is probably evident, especially with the lighting choice I went with. I began with Tsubasa's shirt which I ended up reworking a few times after, and I chucked in a little yellow in the background to help pop Tsukiko's shirt and the dove.

Some very minor digital edits were done after scanning to do with levels and such. Other than that, what you see is what you get, I guess.

Just the ink
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51st Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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Dragon-963 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav!:D (Big Grin) 
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist
That's all right. Have to show appreciation for good artwork, keep it up!
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Bastet-mrr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for  the watch!) Clap Meow :3 
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Not a problem!
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omegaforshort Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey Man amazing stuff, keep it up! Great to see another Wellington Artist on here!
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! Yeah, there are a few of us around here... 
You've got some sweet sci-fi concepts! Keep it up also!
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omegaforshort Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man!!
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