June 30, 2012

Karentha Chronicles logo design - http://ping.fm/AVyUl - pending final corrections

Finished shirt design (pending final corrections) - with Judo Flipping Action! http://ping.fm/FE3Hv

Judo 'Practice Makes Perfect' WIP

WIP, now to apply it to the design and call it complete!

June 29, 2012

The Facebook poll is proving pretty inactive but the deviant art poll of the same type is a very big help! thank you http://ping.fm/yoSeN

Judo 'Practice Makes Perfect' Tee WIP

A look at what I'm currently working on. As EWG facebook continues on its mission to connect the business to the customers better, I will continue to show WIPs of what I'm working on in an effort to let customers know where their orders are at / and that they ARE being worked on. "
Still scraping away and getting the proportions and everything solidfied, then ink/color/design the shirt graphic!

Jump to EWG Facebook and help with a question about a new web-comic launching next week - http://ping.fm/k9kDL blog

Jason from 8th Grade Nothing finished commission

Jason from 8th Grade Nothing webcomic - gifted to Nick Nitro for being the 75th person to like the EWG FB page - Enjoy! Who'll be the 100th?

Jason from 8 Grade Nothing

Reward Commission for 75th like on EWG Facebook, customer requested 'Jason from the webcomic - commission  in progress. Next up, all finished

Sarah - wolf girl 20 Dollar Commission finished up lastnight - http://ping.fm/IRG7L blog artwork

Sgt Clemets Commission Finished

Another of 6/29/2012's $20 Commissions - Rumble Roses' wrestler named Sgt Clemets! - http://ping.fm/OXRGy blog artwork

Sgt Clemets of Rumble Rose - Step By Step 2

June 28, 2012

Setting the fleshed out sketchy sketch back in opacity and penciling over it more finished lines. Ready to ink!

Sgt Clemets of Rumble Rose - Step By Step 1

To give a little idea of how I work on these single character thingies, thought I'd make Thursday special for once (kinda gets left out in the clouds sometimes doesnt it?) and open up shop to the people interested in this kinda stuff, heres step one! Tidy aint it? There will be about 4 steps. Stay tuned, and if you like this sorta thing, let me know. Might prompt me to do little walk through thingies like this more often... enjoy

Candy Cane 20 Dollar Commish Wrapped Up

Rumble Rose's, Wrestler, Candy Cane! - $20 Commission finished up today - http://ping.fm/wwSK0

Black Manx Chaos - A $20 Commission from lastnight all finished up - http://ping.fm/5ZAtC

One Available Slot left, grab it up - this page is the permanent location for slot discount commission status! - http://ping.fm/uPqq6

From Rumble Rose, wrestler Dr CUTTER - $20 Commish http://ping.fm/8Dba4

Good Morning. Straight to it today. Theres still two slots available, check this listing http://ping.fm/J2VWP

June 27, 2012

Mistress Spencer - $20 Commish wrapped up - http://ping.fm/FnWY3 blog artwork

Digging around for some inspira-juice on Deviant Art - Like THIS http://ping.fm/kJfs0

Was getting pretty warm and I started bogging down, closed up turned on AC energy is comin back. Time to get back to it.

Two slots left for the week of 7/9-7/13, who wants them? http://ping.fm/5qJvg

Discounted Full Color Character Commission Slots Available now - http://ping.fm/kXNY3

Rumble Rose - Evil Rose - $20 Commish - http://ping.fm/7DIZS blog artwork

Back at the artz this morning, kickin arse. Man the weathers awesome this week. Lovin it. All opened up, wally dog enjoying it too

June 26, 2012

Oy, okay now I crashing ... sleepy time!

Fresh Cup of Coffee or two. House opened up, loving the cool air. Workin Late Gettin 'er done. blog

New EWG Deviant Art Setup

Yes, You Can Haz Commish!
http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/ #commission #art #freelance #soloprenuer

Ongoing page for slot status

With Judo Flipping Aciton! WIP

My ongoing attempt to keep clients updated whom follow my business facebook or twitter, heres whawt I'm currently working on so far. A shirt themed around the idea 'practice makes perfect' ... which also applies to art as well! Though in judo practice probably gets pretty painful :)

Rumble Rose - Reiko Fin

Rumble Rose - REIKO - $20 Commish
Just finished up the second $20 commish of the day

Rumble Rose - Reiko Pencils

A wip shot of the finished pencil sketch for a $20 commish I workin on of Reiko from Rumble Rose

Vultura Oldskool $20 commish

Red Havok $20 Commission

Just finished up one of today's Red Havok $20 Commish - http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Red-Havok-20SlotCommish-6262012-1-310815654

4 $20 Discount Slots For 7/03-7/6

Purple Vixen premium commish finished

June 25, 2012

Purple Vixen and Hench Girls on a Heist - Premium Commission just finished up -http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Purple-Vixen-n-Hench-Girls-Prem-Col-Commish-310696502

Vultura 3 - $20 Commission 1 of 3 for 62512

Vultura 3 - One of today's 3 $20 Commissions, served for a good warm up. Onto the next item on todays todo list! http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Vultura-3-20-Dollar-Slot-Commission-310584846

New week new chance

A new week to pursue that pursuit, to realize that dream, to acheive that goal, to knock more socks. Get to it, make it the most successful week yet!

Birthday Art

June 24, 2012

Got a real nice surprise in my email this afternoon, a thank you email from a young woman whos guy had me do some art renditions of her in her tank girl costume. Among a couple different artist's interpretation of her take on her favorite tank girly. Your very welcome and thanks for letting me know I did good :) Check out the other cool renditions here: http://nessbow.com/2012/06/11/26th-birthday/

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Random Twitter Followers

That post nothing but wise quotes from others... got like three in the last week and i see who they are and every one of their posts is a quote from one celebrity, govnmnt person or philospher or another... hmmm...

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New Branding for EWG website network

Freshined up a few of the main EWG sites with new theme graphics featuring EWG Dood http://eryckwebb.blogspot.com/ and http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com 

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Nice Saturday

June 23, 2012

Just chillaxin. Watched some KISS live concert on netflix, had some egg sandwiches and some coffee, got intouch with my personal art with some new EWG Mascot art, and going to take care of some client related art after a bite to eat and perhaps a beer. I'm thinking the reward for the 75th person to 'like' my business page, and the winner o the SCOOBY SNACK prize.

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EWG Dood n his Bag o Trix Colors

Some EWG Dood and his bag o graphic trix for a warmup this morning to get me back in the groove - http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Bag-O-Trix-EWG-Dood-Inks-310167568

$20 FC Commish Slots For Sale on eBay

June 22, 2012

And page 4 and 5 of the comic project

Comic Project 3

Comic Project 2

Comic Project 2 - A project I did for a customer's story pitch, on a budget so used a little simpler coloring style. Kinda like it though. Saw he posted them up so thought I'd share. Heres another one of the pages http://eppersonator.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-of-Sarah-Page-2-305513365

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Comic project

A project I did for a customer's story pitch, on a budget so used a little simpler coloring style. Kinda like it though. Saw he posted them up so thought I'd share. Heres one of the pages http://eppersonator.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-of-Sarah-Page-1-305513153

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Webpage update

Read about some tips on the best way to setup ones DeviantArt page for prospective customers and catching interest and put them to work, what do you think? http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/

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Without further delay -- its done!

June 21, 2012

Team Maximum takin the baddie squashing to the streets! - Woo! What a monster... break time http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Team-Maximum-Fin-309814036

Back on it all day, finaly

after a lost week and days of distractions, back in the saddle proper! Team Maximum getting finished today, Purple vixen and hench girls and 4 $20 commissions. 

count on it.

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5 new $20 slots have been added

June 20, 2012

Knocking out some massive colors

Got work space moved into new office downstairs, cooler and gotta say diggin the feel of the new room all together. Gettin setup and knocking out that 13 character piece today! Then immediatly jumping on other projects that have been on the backburner far too long. Gettin diesel on that production and gettin it done.

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13 Character Battle Commission Fin Inks

June 19, 2012

DeadMau5 and inks

Possibly my most ambitious and detailed piece yet, all to the soundtrack of the BESt electronica concert I've ever seen .. DeadMau5 fuelin the epic. http://youtu.be/xCNtU9DNFxY

Gettin there...

quick pit stop for food and break the nback on it


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Quick dinner break regroup

Then tackling 13 character piece gettin 'er done

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Currently working on

Gettin the shades and black fills worked in and finishing up inking 


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Closing slots for a while after next week's are finished

One slot available on Friday next week. Then closing them for a while to catch up on work - http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/journal/One-Slot-Left-For-Next-Week-Then-Slots-Close-309343847

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One slot still open for Friday of next week! Who wants it?

Enjoy this FEATURED slideshow of EWG works!

Back at it for Tuesday 6/19

Well, dunno if you've seen the forecast for the next week but WOW. Wheres monsoon season when you need it. Anywho, this morning was the coolest its going to be for a while, and believe me it WASN't cool, so I delayed the start of the work day to catch up on cleaning dishes and then mowed, raked and weeded the front and back yard with the supervision of Wally dog. Now after a rewarding Sam Adams, then a quick shower, I've got a mug of coffee in hand and a todo list to knock out today. Purple vixen and hench girls, 13 character super battle and $20 dollar commissions oh my! Get to it! Have a great Tuesday and stay warm folks!

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Glow Logo variations - little logo, big symbolisms

June 18, 2012

Epic little Glow logo... read the description on the Deviant Art post to see all the stuff actually going on in this one! http://eryckwebbgraphics.deviantart.com/art/Glow-Logo-Variations-309202030

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WIP so far on 13 character battle

Will finish it up tomorrow, along with catch up on $20 commissions i didnt get to today.
Good stuff, goodnight everybody

Stoppin off for some top gear and lunch

Stoppin off for some top gear and lunch - think i'll get the ol' drawing groove back when i return. Time for some warmup doodlez! But first a shower and food mmm hmmm.

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Awesome John Timms art - love his style

John Timms, not previously familiar with his work... but love his fearless stylizations and bold forms - http://geekdraw.com/main/2012/2/2/john-timms-sketchy-superhero-art.html

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Test from Blogger site

my connectivity is a bit of a mess from trying out different options this morning. Will straighten it out later when i have more time.

Knocking it out

Trying this out again. But this is last time, got a strip to wrap and get up today. 

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Testing one mo time

Just getting the hang of this new app 'posterous' that i'm trying out... see if this dont work


Alright well back in business. With the outgoing ping.fm being replaced with seesmic the need for a similar app to update twitter/facebook and the EWG blogger site was apparent. Well after much trial and error found a site called Posterous that even lets me post via email. Very cool. But replies and comments to either individual site posted to will be replied to in their respective locations.

I recommend Posterous and the numerous services it'll sink up to. All though I have facebook page being updated via twitter as facebook pages has decided to F up their code and prevent most users from using Posterous to post to them. Luckily twitter and facebook get along fine so that'll be the go around for now .Alright, getting this Delusions of Normalsy wrapped up to post today and then I might be relocating my work space downstairs. Remains to be seen. L8r. Oh and cozplay girls are awesome.

A reshuffle of sorts on business priority

Happy Monday on this cloudy June morning. Will be doing a bit of a shuffle this week as I try to catch up on work I am behind on and keep up with work that needs priority due to deadlines. Less emphasis on marketing and taking slot commission orders and more emphasis on production and getting due work out the door. So thats the goal this week, and making retainer clients first priority while doing new smaller orders around those. So less marketing and exposure coaxing and more finished work. Woot, and off we go. Have a great week everyone!

5 Tips For Better Work/Life Balance

June 15, 2012

Beat burnout by discovering ways to devote more time to the activities and people that matter most to you.
By Jen Uscher

If you're feeling overworked and finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you're not alone.

"A lot of people are having a more difficult time finding balance in their lives because there have been cutbacks or layoffs where they work. They're afraid it may happen to them, so they're putting in more hours," says psychologist Robert Brooks, PhD, co-author of The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life.

"But even if you don't have much control over the hours you have to work, you can ask yourself: In what other ways am I bringing greater enjoyment into my life?" Brooks says. "Focus your time and attention on things you can control."

Here are five ways to bring a little more balance to your daily routine:

1. Build downtime into your schedule.

When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends and activities that help you recharge.

If a date night with your spouse or a softball game with friends is on your calendar, you'll have something to look forward to and an extra incentive to manage your time well so you don't have to cancel.

"It helps to be proactive about scheduling," says Laura Stack, a productivity expert in Denver and author of SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best. "When I go out with my girlfriends, we all whip out our cell phones and put another girls' night out on the calendar for one month later," she says.

Stack also plans an activity with her family -- like going to a movie or the park -- every Sunday afternoon. "We do this because if there's nothing on the schedule, time tends to get frittered away and the weekend may end without us spending quality time together," she says.

Michael Neithardt, an actor and television commercial producer in New York City, wakes up three hours before he has to leave for work so he can go for a run and spend some time with his wife and baby.

"A lot of my friends tend to wake up, shower, and go straight to work. And they often complain about having no time to do anything," he tells WebMD in an e-mail. "I find that if I can get those three hours in the morning, I have a more productive and peaceful workday. I can sure tell the difference when I don't."

2. Drop activities that sap your time or energy.

"Many people waste their time on activities or people that add no value -- for example, spending too much time at work with a colleague who is constantly venting and gossiping," says Marilyn Puder-York, PhD, a psychologist and executive coach in New York and Connecticut. She recommends taking stock of activities that aren't really enhancing your career or personal life and minimizing the time you spend on them.

You may even be able to leave work earlier if you make a conscious effort to limit the time you spend on the web and social media sites, making personal calls, or checking your bank balance. "We often get sucked into these habits that are making us much less efficient without realizing it," Stack says.

3. Rethink your errands.

Consider whether you can outsource any of your time-consuming household chores or errands.

Could you order your groceries online and have them delivered? Hire a kid down the street to mow your lawn? Have your dry cleaning picked up and dropped off at your home or office? Order your stamps online so you don't have to go to the post office? Even if you're on a tight budget, you may discover that the time you'll save will make it worth it.

Stack also suggests trading services with friends. Offer to do tasks that you enjoy or that you were planning to do anyway.

"You could exchange gardening services for babysitting services," Stack says. "If you like to cook, you could prepare and freeze a couple of meals and give them to a friend in exchange for wrapping your holiday gifts."

4. Get moving.

It's hard to make time for exercise when you have a jam-packed schedule, but experts say that it may ultimately help you get more done by boosting your energy level and ability to concentrate.

"Research shows exercise can help you to be more alert," Brooks says. "And I've noticed that when I don't exercise because I'm trying to squeeze in another half hour of writing, I don't feel as alert."

Samantha Harris, a lawyer who works for a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, says she recently started sneaking in a trip to the gym two or three mornings a week before her family wakes up. "It's been a real boost in terms of the way I feel for the rest of the day," she says. "I feel like my head is clearer and I've had a little time to myself."

5. Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way.

Don't get overwhelmed by assuming that you need to make big changes to bring more balance to your life. Brooks recommends setting realistic goals, like trying to leave the office earlier one night per week.

"Slowly build more activities into your schedule that are important to you," he says. "Maybe you can start by spending an hour a week on your hobby of carpentry or planning a weekend getaway with your spouse once a year," he says.

Stack points out that even during a hectic day, you can take 10 or 15 minutes to do something that will recharge your batteries. "Take a bath, read a trashy novel, go for a walk, or listen to music," she suggests. "You have to make a little time for the things that ignite your joy."

New week new adventure

June 11, 2012

Well I'm thoroughly exhausted from this weekend. Spent all day saturday shoveling and raking leaves for the mother in law. Got her yard all cleared up and lookin good. Bandit (my truck) enjoyed havin its top off and getting worked a bit. Kristina would have helped but she came down with an aweful allergic reaction thingy.

Shes on meds that have had her knocked out all weekend and gettin healed up from that.
So shes home today, which the shift in the schedule has me a bit off this morning. But I must remember its a work day and theres lots and lots to do!

Which reminds me, my fog this morning could be from the fact I haven't taken my allergy/ sinus medicine yet today. Time to go grab that. Well, I've got 20 dollar commissions scheduled for all this week, and some premiums to get out.

Have a great work week everyone and remember, if your going to bother to do something. Do it right, and knock it out of the park. Or at least try your best to do so. Otherwise, why waste your time?


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