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Inktober #13, Hydrosaur by PanSpec Inktober #13, Hydrosaur :iconpanspec:PanSpec 4 0 Inktober #12, Pvt Lily by PanSpec Inktober #12, Pvt Lily :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #11, Sun Hat by PanSpec Inktober #11, Sun Hat :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #10, Bush Pilot by PanSpec Inktober #10, Bush Pilot :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #9, Viking Metal by PanSpec Inktober #9, Viking Metal :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #8, Spy Femme by PanSpec Inktober #8, Spy Femme :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #7, Merc by PanSpec Inktober #7, Merc :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 0 Inktober 2017, #6, The Metabaron v.2 by PanSpec Inktober 2017, #6, The Metabaron v.2 :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Intober #5, Gelizeh by PanSpec Intober #5, Gelizeh :iconpanspec:PanSpec 1 0 Inktober #4, Iron Halo by PanSpec Inktober #4, Iron Halo :iconpanspec:PanSpec 0 0 Inktober #3, Amphipod Priest by PanSpec Inktober #3, Amphipod Priest :iconpanspec:PanSpec 3 0 Inktober #2, Shrillfish by PanSpec Inktober #2, Shrillfish :iconpanspec:PanSpec 9 0 Inktober 2017 #1, Gear Femme by PanSpec Inktober 2017 #1, Gear Femme :iconpanspec:PanSpec 2 0 Fallen Warrior by PanSpec Fallen Warrior :iconpanspec:PanSpec 7 0 Pilot Femme 6 by PanSpec Pilot Femme 6 :iconpanspec:PanSpec 3 0 Oil Paint test by PanSpec Oil Paint test :iconpanspec:PanSpec 11 0


[B.O.N.E.S] with AR-15 by frankpatriot [B.O.N.E.S] with AR-15 :iconfrankpatriot:frankpatriot 135 13 JJ in an X-Wing by Laemeur JJ in an X-Wing :iconlaemeur:Laemeur 144 22 blue colored glasses by R9A blue colored glasses :iconr9a:R9A 201 74 Velma Fan Art by RandyStarFru1t Velma Fan Art :iconrandystarfru1t:RandyStarFru1t 661 27 Comic page discussing accidental art tangents by AdamWarren Comic page discussing accidental art tangents :iconadamwarren:AdamWarren 302 40 Dune  ATREIDES Final by angelitoon Dune ATREIDES Final :iconangelitoon:angelitoon 7,743 1,942 Masha Kuznetsova by I-GUYJIN-I Masha Kuznetsova :iconi-guyjin-i:I-GUYJIN-I 363 8 RIP Paddington Bear's Creator by GabrielEvans RIP Paddington Bear's Creator :icongabrielevans:GabrielEvans 83 8 slur by R9A slur :iconr9a:R9A 247 70 Elric of Melnibone by lao-wa Elric of Melnibone :iconlao-wa:lao-wa 270 31 Mind over Matter - Drawing for their New Album by Thubakabra Mind over Matter - Drawing for their New Album :iconthubakabra:Thubakabra 204 36 B-52-XL Super Power Diplomacy by tomzoo B-52-XL Super Power Diplomacy :icontomzoo:tomzoo 35 4 The Thing by NicolasRGiacondino The Thing :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 318 51 Lovecraft tribute 2014 by Onikaizer Lovecraft tribute 2014 :icononikaizer:Onikaizer 1,725 145 Bathers at Innsmouth port by Onikaizer Bathers at Innsmouth port :icononikaizer:Onikaizer 220 6 Nukeman vs Bom-squad by Fealasy Nukeman vs Bom-squad :iconfealasy:Fealasy 486 19



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Emergent Freelancer, hoping to specialize in original Graphic Novels.


Not dead yet, just been busy with certain projects. Hopefully will be posting more soon, but right now everything is either secret (!) or not quite finished yet.
Wow, a year isn't a long time at all, is it?

With Inktober starting up tomorrow, I thought it was time to share some more realistic thoughts on that subject rather than the "pie in the sky" dream that I had last year. Back then, I was very excited about it - the challenge, the excuse to draw whatever I wanted, and the new tools I had acquired to throw at the task. I managed to get 21 drawings in, before realizing that the drain on me was more than I might like to admit. Trying to keep pace with working a full day already drawing, taking care of business, scheduled life drawing sessions and fighting depression and anxiety, I had taken on more than I could realistically handle, at least, without mental breaks and time to recharge. A lot of last year's Inktober projects became a lot more than I expected them to be. What began as a 30 min to an hour thing, morphed into a 6 hour session, with raised hopes and expectations, and then the sense of "perfection" : that is the lingering desire to fuss over this and that with the hopes of it being perfect, when the  reality is that it won't be.

That being said, it was a good run, I felt, and the favourites and notes I've had in the intervening months have been very reassuring, leaving me wanting to contribute to Inktober 2017. So I will be, but I think on my own terms. There will likely be a lot more sloppy sketches, rather than serious, serious inking attempts. I know that sounds rather lazy, but I'm just being realistic. Underpromise and over deliver, being good business advice.

I've spent a good chunk of time working on my graphic novel "Amaxeno" which has taught me a lot in terms of inking, so I hope to put that to good use, but as I've learned, its just as easy to get worse and it is to get better. A stroke in the wrong direction, a change in your thought process that you didn't notice and the light is suddenly in the "wrong" direction, etc.

All I can say is, I'm going to put my pen onto paper and see what happens.
  • Listening to: Prophets of Rage, Frontline Assembly "Airmech"
  • Reading: Judge Dredd "America", "Hunters of Dune"
  • Watching: Homeland
  • Playing: Battlefield 1, Secret of Mana
  • Eating: Fuul, Juicy Fruit gum
  • Drinking: McDonald's Coffee


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glasslinger Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Pan. You've very cool work in your gallery! Have a great finish to your week..
PanSpec Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks dude! Looks like you do some very cool work as well. I messed around with some glass in College many years ago, but I couldn't hack it (literally, the cutting was too frustrating for me, and I was just doing square pieces to paint on!) I've long since given up on the idea of creating a masterpiece, and instead focusing on trying to get my drawings to evoke a story.
R9A Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Thank you for watching! :halfliquid:
PanSpec Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries dude. You have some fascinating works! Looking forward to more!
R9A Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
I'm glad you like them! :ahoy:
Trevor-Nielson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave on Conan, Empire of the Beast Kings. Make sure you check out the color version...Conan, MAN-BEAST EMPIRE!. I don't do a lot of color work or pin-ups so it's nice to feel some appreciation for my work when I do it.

PanSpec Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries! Credit where credit is due. Its a fine piece! I did check out the colour version, but I think the B/W has a lot more impact though. When I saw it, I was tempted to have a go at colouring it myself!
Trevor-Nielson Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Go right ahead! I'll send you the jpg if you like... just note me an E-mail
PanSpec Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah, okay, I'll give it a shot. No idea how long it will take me, but it'll make for a good side project. Thanks!  Can you send it to

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Trevor-Nielson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave on... Conflict Resolution your appreciation for my work flatters me.

Thank you,
Trevor Nielson
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