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BEHOLD, IRON ARTIST 2 by RickGriffin BEHOLD, IRON ARTIST 2 by RickGriffin
I'd like to thank everyone who supported me; thanks to Iron Artist I was able to pretty much cover my medical bills from, oh, about this time last year. This was a really enormous and at times stressful undertaking so I'd also like to thank everyone who had patience with me, as it took a couple months longer than I originally anticipated.

Each individual picture here, although drawn on the same template as I do the Housepets comic, does NOT take the same amount of time as a Housepets panel. (For one, I need to take up the entire box with picture, instead of leaving out the top third. For two, every picture that required a background to set it got a background. For three, I needed to compose every picture individually, which is much different from composing a comic all at once.)

When I started in February, I was still absolutely unsure about this whole "inking in real life" thing. In the Housepets comic, even though I decided after I got back from the hospital that I would be doing the comic's art entirely in ink, I still had not enough sense of balance or proportion.

I think I got the hang of it by March. So the rest of this was just gravy.

Being that it's been one of the first years in a very long time I have not been suffering from a chronic illness, instead of forcing my butt into a chair that I did not feel like being in, I also have been teaching myself how to find joy in every picture, even when I'm on the brink of going mad or having an emotional breakdown, or simply don't have enough time. But I make time. Because I care about the product. I try not to rush, I try and work through problems rather than throwing up my hands and saying "decent enough". I make myself be satisfied with what I put down with pencil before I commit it to ink, and I don't stop until it works.

It's not always perfect. But it's not going to even get there unless I put the time and energy into getting as close as I can.

So thanks again for sticking with me through this, even though it basically took all year.
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Cameroo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really love the one you did for me and Ian Keaton. Super adorable. Keep up the awesome work man. :)
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Ag-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
:iconclapplz: Well done, sir. You did a fantastic job on all of these pictures and your dedication is really inspiring. You're a really kickass artist. :dummy:
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o0Lonegamer0o Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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RESONANCE2345 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
100 frames of epicness, I now hold you in massive respect!
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KarouWS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing
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Sentinentcodex Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
When will you do Iron Artist again?
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RickGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, ha ha ha ha
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Sentinentcodex Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
What?? I'm serious.
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kEzZzkI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Great compilation! Every panel of drawings makes me wanna smile. :) Be proud of your work. :D
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MrNeonShot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The suicide cancellation pieces are pretty awesome.
I love the emotions displayed there.

Everything else is awesome, too, but those were my favorites. 

My other favorites are the ones with King in them, like sailing a steam boat.
Steam boat king.
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