Twitch Streaming: Saturday DRS Upgrades

January 21, 2017 0 Comments

#inks #colors #photoshop #inkscape #comicart #twitch #stream

Alright! This Saturday edition of DRS is a wrap! And all these pieces have been sent to their respective requesters! Upgrades are fun :) This officialy kicks off the new schedule! See you Monday for more! For more info on the new schedule please visit http://twitch.tv/eryckwebb for the full listing. Basicly I'm making more of an effort to get Upgrades done. People are awesome for making requests much less upgrading their sketches for the full inks and colors, so they deserve to get them soon as they can! 

Thanks to everyone who came out made this kickoff of the new schedule a big success! Also in true Drawing Request Show fashion, congrats to the giveaway winners! Have a great rest of your weekend and see you Monday at 2pmET!

Commissioned Work: Lost Ghost and Karen

January 20, 2017 0 Comments




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Finished slot commissions for this week, of Lost Ghost the urban crime fighter and Karen the wicked whip maiden. Fun slot commissions. I occassionaly open up available slots that are guarunteed within one week when a weeks revenue doesnt really hit the ol' goals. Look for future slot openings to appear on fridays and end sunday nights/ monday mornings ( they are for sale over the weekend so I can get started on them the following week! ). The price in most cases is full price but the turnaround is one week or less. Can't beat that. 
Penciled/ Inked in Inkscape, Colored in photoshop! Check out http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com for future slot openings. Good chance of a couple opening over this weekend, stay tuned!

Daily Discipline: Cubbi Gummi

January 17, 2017 0 Comments

#gummibears #cartoon #disney #knight #gummi #warmup #sketch #inkscape #practice #drawing

A 20 minute warmup this morning, of the first of a series of Gummi Bears themed warmups this morning! Drew the youngest, aspiring knight, Cubbi Gummi! I approached it as a chibi and sort of melded my chibi style with the disney character design and this came out! It actualy was a good tricky exercise even though it seems like it might be simple. Stretched out the brain and drawin muscle good! More to come over the course of the week.

Inkscape about 20minutes, while listening to Sepultura's new album Machine Messiah. Its like my 5th listen through- its just a real treat for the ears all the way through. Something for everyone, lots of energy and artistry in the instrumentation and such. Good lyrics too. Anywho! Not most peoples first choice for listening to while drawing Gummi Bears but... hey... why not? LoL.

Daily Discipline: The Renegade

January 16, 2017 0 Comments

#MLK2017 #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #inkscape #drawing #daily #practice #sketch

Todays daily discipline/ morning warmup drawing is in honor of the renegade of civil rights and racial equality Dr Martin Luther King Jr! A man who did what needed to be done even if it ruffled a whole lot of feathers. And those feathers needed ruffled. Even if it risked is own life. Paving the way for many changes and possibilities to come. Theres a lot of quotes to choose from, but I always like this one simple at to the point.

The title of this drawing comes from the fact I was listening to Rage Against The Machine playlist while drawing this. And the one that fit the best was 'Renegades of Funk' which talked about MLK, MalcomX and other renegades of their times and places when they rebelled against the norm somebody brought the hammer down. They knew it would inevitably happen but stood up against injustice anyway.

Daily Discipline: PowerGlide G1

January 15, 2017 0 Comments

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And so the official last in this week's 'Transformers G1' series of daily practice drawings/ warmup drawings is PowerGlide! Other ones i did not get to but may do in the future at some point unknown is gears, seaspray, cliffjumper, reflector, wheelie, sharkticon, hound, omega supreme - just to name a few.
Stay tuned for a new theme starting tomorrow. Leaning towards another popular cartoon franchies or another. 

Inkscape about 50 minutes

Daily Discipline: BeachComber G1

January 14, 2017 0 Comments

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Well this is today's Daily Discipline as i like to refer to it. An attempt to practice drawing once a day to keep my skills sharp and at the current level (or better). I originaly said Friday was last day of this weeks transformers g1 theme, but I guess I forgot about Saturday and Sunday :) So heres a bonus! I really couldnt think of a lot of decepticon little guys except for reflector and what soundwave has. All the decepticons were fairly big guys. But on the autobot roster you had huffer, gears, brawn, bumblebee, cliffjumper, seaspray, beachcomber, powerglide and more. Also those are the guys I tend to enjoyed the most when they were featured on the show. This BeachComber comes from the episode I remember him most from which was the one where he finds this slice of paradise and is enjoying time with the birds and animals of the forest and then the decepticons and autobots end up fighting over this natural spring of gold chemical that gave them all energy and durability and all that. And beachcomber had struggled with all the destruction to the beautiful forest and havok it was playing on all the peaceful creatures inhabiting it. It was one of the more significant episodes that hit you right in the feels and beachcomber was in the middle of it all. Anywho, thats where the bird came from :) Fun stuff - enjoy! 
Inkscape about 45-50 minutes start to finish ( am a bit tired so it took a bit longer ).
A little birdy told me I'll do one more tomorrow and probably do an impromptu stream of it over at twitch.tv/eryckwebb like i did this one.

goodnight! 

Daily Discipline: Frenzy G1 Transformers

January 13, 2017 0 Comments

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Well I wanted to cap off the week by doing a Decepticon this round. I thought for Friday the 13th, the only F named Decepticon I could come up with and was interested in drawing was Frenzy! The lesser known of the cassettes that is a twin to Rumble. I actualy like Frenzys personality/ color scheme a bit better. So concludes my Daily Practice session this week, in the theme of Transformers G1 characters!  Will pick another theme next week and keep the daily discipline going! Have a great weekend everybody and see you on the flip side!

Roll out...

Character Concept: The Fearless Ninja

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And finaly my last personal drawing session from yesterday evening while watching TV with the better half. This is a character I dreamed up when I was a kid. 'The Fearless Ninja' ... a sort of slapstick strip-to-strip series where each episode he was trying to defeat a foe, or save the day or compete with a rival and he always fell short. But he is always fearless in his endeavors and never gives up!

While theres elements of this that are a nod to my look I used to draw him as when I was younger, I've been toying with different designs for a good year or two when I started getting the inclination to take him back off the o' life long shelf. Well I really found something I like here. Not the final by any means but pretty darn close. Look for more of this in the future. Hes one of those characters that knocks around in my head once and a while reminding me to do something with him some day. I got a couple of those...



Character Concept: Busker

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This little guy has sort of scratched around in my head lately after i randomly did a drawing that ended up looking like him a week or so ago. Here is the latest redesign as I tweak on details and such. I'm pretty happy with this though and think its very close to what I'll use in the future. As I think about this character and just draw him in different poses and depictions, his story just sort of tells itself to me. A street-entertainer monkey bot used to doing as his master commands to earn money from the patreons of the town they live. His master goes missing. He must learn to think for himself, and find his self worth if he is to successfully embark on his adventure to find his master. And in finding the one he is dependent on, finds his own independence....

Anyway thats the idea for now haha. Fun little guy to toy with for now. 

Daily Discipline: Huffer G1 Transformers

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Didnt get a chance to post this daily practice drawing from yesterday. Its Huffer from Transformers G1 - always liked the little guy although he was a whiny thing. A stand out moment was when Optimus was injured and he towed his trailer back to base for him. He was so much smaller haha. 

I thought his design was a bit odd with his rotating arms as one big solid column, i thought it'd be better if the smaller part actualy moved like a fore arm. other than that, heres huffer in G1 80s cartoon form! 

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile app on Samsung Galaxy 10.1 2014 about 30 minutes.

Drawing Request Show e143 Drawings Recap

January 12, 2017 0 Comments


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 Drew all these during todays stream totaling about 4 hours start to finish. Had some goals hit, bonus giveaway action, some fun gratitude spins and a lot of fun drawings. This marks a first attempt since I can remember at least this year of reincorporating inks and colors back into the stream. That way, theres no 'bah no time in the evening' or 'bah no time in the morning' - when an item comes up on the list in the stream, its just done. And i will work on them five days a week 3-4 hours a day one request at a time. So far I like it. I do find the INSTA ability is hindering some progress on the main list. well, no thats not accurate. Cause those who win it are usualy giveaway winners or picking items randomly from the list. But more so, I'd like to tweak some things as it goes. Good first run though. Drawn/ Inked in Inkscape colors in photoshop.

As of this post, all art sent via drop box links to email. if its not in your email check your twitch whisper. thanks guys! do it one more time tomorrow before ending for the week! then we'll continue next week. dats right.

Hope to see you at the next stream! Follow eryck webb's twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/eryckwebb and see you M-F at 2pmEt for the next stream!

Daily Discipline: Brawn G1 Transformers

January 11, 2017 0 Comments

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Didnt get to post this earlier, but heres todays practice drawing/ morning warmup in the theme this week 'G1 Transformers' - guess i prefer the autobots, they ARE the heros after all. But I seem to prefer the little guys too for some reason. No idea. Maybe the underappreciated ones but I always loved when they were in the show. About 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Daily Discipline: Cosmos G1 Transformers

January 10, 2017 0 Comments

#dailypractice #warmup #drawing #transformers #hasbro #cosmos 

Getting back in the habit of daily warmup/ practice drawings to get the creative cylinders pumping and start my creative days right. This week I decided the theme will be drawing some of my favorite Generation 1 transformers. Some of the maybe more underrated characters that were always some of my favorites when they were a main character in an episode. Always liked the classic bumblebee, so did that yesterday. Today I did cosmos! Each day when I sit down to do one I just think of what character I feel like drwaing the most. But in general some I'm leaning towards are gears, huffer, rumble, shockwave, wheelie

Daily Discipline: BumbleBee G1 Transformers

January 9, 2017 0 Comments

#transformers #bumblebee #g1 #80scartoons #warmup #sketch

Trying to get back in the daily warmup drawing habit to start my days. This week the theme will be different G1 transformers! Heres one of my favs, BumbleBee! Never reall drawn him before was fun! Inkscape start to finish about 45 minutes.
On to paid work! Have a great Monday!

DRS Twitch Stream e137 Drawings Recap

January 4, 2017 0 Comments

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As of this post, all art sent! Had a blast getting over the hump today on the EWG twitch stream, 'Drawing Request Show'. Episode 137 had a slew of lucky winners and a great variety of requests. Look forward to doing it again tomorrow. Hope to see you at the next live stream at http://www.twitch.tv/eryckwebb , every Monday-Friday 2pmET! Be there or be square.

Drawing Request Show 136 Art

January 3, 2017 0 Comments

@twitchcreates #twitch #drawing #doom #chibi #girl #mage

As of this post, todays stream art is sent! Drawings from todays DRS episode 136 - there was a lot of hijinx and prize winning so only 6 got drawn today but I enjoyed every minute of it.
Have a great night and see folks back 2pmET on Wednesday for another twitch.tv/eryckwebb stream! Hump dayeeee.
Also going to attempt to come back and stream Drawing Request Show upgrades tonight 9pmEST get a whole sheet of upgrades inked for the patient boys and girls!


Digital Ink Slinging Dewd

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Excited for a new year and a new chance at creative growth and exploration! This was an art I was drawing for use as website/ facebook banners but it didnt look great when cropped for banners and such but I love it as the whole 11x17 piece. Sketched / layed out in Inkscape then finished penciled in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

Every year seems to yield something new and unexpected in my business and I am sure 2017 will be no different. Heres to new, wonderful and unexpected surprises in the new year! Its going to be great, and blow 2016 out of the water, I can feel it!

EWG and DRS Drawings From 1-2-17

January 2, 2017 0 Comments

#twitchcreates #drawing #creative #beast #darthvader #clown #girl #kangaroo #doom

As of this post, all art sent! Happy New Year! 2017 is off to a rockin start. Great to be back doing Drawing Request Show again! Feeling refreshed and re focused after a long holiday! 5 of these were drawn as EWG commissions this morning, the rest were done during todays Drawing Request Show!
As we start the new year I'll be making tweaks along the way. But I think the improvements made over the holiday are already working very well. I may re-incorporate the VIP system in some form so that those above and beyond supporters really get there due while those who either won a small amount or barely support have to wait longer. Will see about that one...
There was a time when I first endeavored i this business I struggled to draw 5 finished pencil drawings a day, whether my own original art or commissioned art. Now I am drawing upwards of 10-15 a day equivalent. I'd say I've gotten faster/ better.
Look for the next Drawing Request Show stream Tuesday 2pmET and Tuesday night at 8pmET will be doing DRS Upgrade stream - this week I am slapping upgrade requests on a canvas and inking them all up and sending them out for coloring. Next week I[ll get the flats back and shade/ highlight them. That queue is going byebye!
And for now, Im going nite nite! See you at the next stream!
twitch.tv/eryckwebb

Happy New Year and 20 Chibis

December 30, 2016 0 Comments

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Hey campers! This week following christmas, I was determined to clear out the backlog before the new year. Didn't quite make it, but I did knock out inks on 20 chibis today! They will be sent over to Kristina for flatting and I'll have them shaded/ highlighted very soon! I had 8 to sketch out this morning and then put them with 12 others on a canvas and inked them all afternoon. Was a blast! Just rockin out and slinging inks! Its actually made me re-think my production method/ approach a bit come the new year. Maybe this form of mass production will help me with one of my new year resolutions! These were all done in Inkscape from sketch to finished inks. Will be colored soon!

Today is the final day of using !16 for my signature. Here is to 2017 and the new signature :) 2016 was a challenging year full of budding opportunity and personal growth, but there was a lot of crap in it that I could have done without or would like to return to the store so to speak. 
Heres to a clean slate, a new beginning and a new year! 

Some of my goals/ ambitions going into the new year:
- Get back on a webcomic of my own every week.
- Keep up with demand/ work loads! Work those late hours to make it happen!
-Live healthier
-Live happier
-Worry less
-Exercise more
-Sculpt more sculpts
-Fix up those little things that need fixed up around the house
-Take better care of our truck.

What are you striving to achieve or improve on in the new year?

Have an awesome and safe weekend and new year's eve and see everyone in 2017!

RAWK ON!

Last Guardian Contest Artwork

December 13, 2016 0 Comments

#lastguardiancontest #lastguardian #woobox #playstation

As of this morning, the results are in for the top 10 in the Last Guardian contest and my piece did not make the cut. It is a funny feeling not making the next stage of voting. A clarity and a 'well thats that' kind of feeling.

I'm proud of my piece and had a lot of fun working on it. I can see a few things, now looking at everybody elses, that made the pieces moving onto the next round more applicable. More movement, more interaction between the characters more energy. Most more upbeat or at least more emotion one way or another. I didn't realize it before but my piece is very stoic 'batman on a gargoyle' kind of portrayal. I also think I could have adjusted the horns and maybe the snout of the griffin character to be more on-model. Little things like that.

All in all it was a fun experience. I really enjoyed the challenge and its satisfying enough on its own to have followed through, finished the piece and submitted it for the contest. I look forward to doing more of these.

Speaking of which, I'm hoping to finish an entry for the Megadeth Christmas Card art contest this month in the next week or two so stay tuned for that. I once again believe I have a solid idea, and can put in a good contender.

The final 10 contestants are now subject to public voting. I put in my vote for the piece I honestly think is the best out of all 10, and hope ErikPaints wins :) But good luck to all and early congrats to whoever gets picked for the final 3. Lets here it for those who did an amazing job regardless but didn't make it in the top 10 like me. Good game, good game.

Eryck out.

Check out the final 10 and cast your vote for your favorite here: http://woobox.com/gpbz3c

On This Day, Seven Years Ago...

December 10, 2016 0 Comments

#selfemployment #freelance #business #anniversary #creative #design

On this day, seven years ago, I wrapped up my first pencil illustration of HellBoy, a fanart drawing that I attempted to sell on eBay for $10 dollars. The business model for the then called EWGraphics was simple. Draw 4-5 pencil pieces, whether it be my own original artworks or commissioned pieces, and sell them to customers via eBay. I shipped whatever I sold every Friday. This simple but honest attempt at generating my own work in a climate where nobody wanted to hire led to a brand and body of work that evolved with every year that went by. Now thousands of artworks and seven years have come and gone, and the evolution continues. The first 5 years saw growth and refinement that continues to this day. Read the '5 Year Journey' series for those first 5 years. In this post, I am looking at the last year and the view ahead.

While most of 2014-2015 saw me in the role as a comic artist juggling 5-6 different comic gigs at any given time, 2015-2016 saw all but one of those run their course, and me starting the new year with literally no substantial clients on retainer.  After much leg work following up with large clients and potential new comic jobs, there was little to no result. I got by with weekly slot commissions to fill gaps in the income and relied on one or two large clients to keep it going week to week. A new direction was needed.

It felt like I was back at the very beginning again. I had years of design-heavy work and comic-heavy work and years full of variety. The business was flourishing. Then it felt like I was suddenly back in 2009. Nobody was commissioning me to work no matter who I contacted or how much I advertised. As a wise man once said, "as doors close, so too do new ones open." I had one very important door open in February of 2016 thanks to a friend and colleague over at twitch.tv/2dorkstv.

I had been doing late-night sketch streams on Livestream and Picarto to supplement my comic work the year before. I'd do it at night so it would not interfere with the daily grind of the comic assembly lines. But in February 2016, I was nudged by Steve at 2dorks to checkout twitch and see the many additional benefits it offered compared to services I had been using. My streaming life was changed forever. There was a whole world of creative people to meet and interact with, and I could run my stream with  the possibility of donations and other fun interaction abilities with viewers and chatters. After several months of experimenting with the format, soon the Drawing Request Show was born.

Almost a year later we have now hit 420 followers, and have gone from streaming two nights a week to every afternoon. Eryck Webb Graphics now makes more from the live streaming commissions ('requests') than from any other source. Customers are able to come out, watch the stream, win free drawings, donate to request commission sketches and even upgrade to finished inked and colored pieces. The latest additions to the stream include drawing-based games for prizes and a drawing-lesson segment where everyone can learn the basics of how Eryck draws.

Since October 2016 the workload has been at such a fevered pace that the acceptance of commissions outside of the stream is on a temporary case-by-case basis. The streaming itself has helped bring in commission and design work off stream as well. All in all it has opened up a lot of opportunities I never would have had to meet and be inspired by new artists and work for individuals who I would not have been able to meet otherwise. A year in and I'm still learning as I go. I constantly update and make changes to improve the stream and keep it fresh. As the business moves into a more streaming setup, I look forward to seeing what else is to come.

The way this business changes every year, next year I might just be drawing mascots and not even streaming. Who knows? If I've learned anything in these 7 years of working for myself, it is that anything is possible. I'm never done being a student of this creative world and I have absolutely no idea what awaits me and Eryck Webb Graphics down the road!

Highlights and Noteables:

- My wife, Kristina, regularly works for the business doing copy editing and record keeping and has also moved into the world of digital coloring in Photoshop! I am very thrilled and excited to have my wife helping with the creative assembly line!

- Drawing Request Show now streams every Monday through Friday at 2 pm Eastern Time! Come out enjoy the show and grab a request!

- Opportunities open every week to meet new artists and get inspired in new directions creatively.

- The long-time trusty workhorse, Eryck's Wacom Intuos2 finally got replaced this year with an Intuos 5 (Intuos Pro) and its been an outstanding addition to the arsenal!

- Twitch inspired the desire to pursue figure sculpting. Eryck has enjoyed exploring sculpting stylized -cartoon figures with Super Sculpy based on techniques learned from  fellow twitch streamers broadcasts. He is in the process of finishing his first one as this post is being written.

- This year was the first time doing competition-style artwork. Eryck entered a piece in the Last Guardian fanart contest on twitch and will find out if he won on any level later in December!

- Eryck Webb Graphics is also going to be represented in the Megadeth Christmas Card art contest as another attempt at a competitive art challenge.

- Eryck's interest in traditional artwork remains on the back burner but is always burning. Look for more traditional art pieces to be offered in the year to come.

Thanks for reading and here's to another year of unexpected surprises!

Drawing Request Show e112 Recap

November 29, 2016 0 Comments

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As of this post, all art sent! Above drawings done during Drawing Request Show episode 112 streamed on 11-28-16! Hope to see you at a live show!! Have a great Only at twitch.tv/eryckwebb

Also checkout this highlight video from this stream!
IceWoman Drawing for Trayde


Happy Thanksgiving from Eryck Webb Graphics

November 21, 2016 0 Comments

#thanksgiving #gobblegobble #turkey #tmnt

From Eryck Webb's family to yours, hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving. The mill will be closed all week until after Thanksgiving, at which time commission orders will resume and streaming will pick back up. 
Be sure to take time this week, wherever you are, and give thanks for all that you do have and forget about everything you dont have. Be thankful for those in your life who care for you and that you in turn care for as well. The pets, the roof over our heads, the heat in your vents the water in your pipes and the sunshine and fall colors out your window. 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and see you when EWG resumes. 
Enjoy that turkey! If you can defeat one that is...

Gobble Gobble!

Drawing Request Show e111 Recap

November 18, 2016 0 Comments

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As of this post, all art sent! Above drawings done during Drawing Request Show episode 111 streamed on 11-18-16! Hope to see you at a live show when the stream returns in one week! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and see you after Thanksgiving! Only at twitch.tv/eryckwebb

Drawing Request Show e110 Recap

November 17, 2016 0 Comments

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As of this post, all art sent! Above drawings done during Drawing Request Show episode 110 streamed on 11-17-16! Come out to the next show every M-F 2pmEST/EDT! Only at twitch.tv/eryckwebb

 
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