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Hey!

Thank you for all the support, comments, messages and emails regarding my previous blog post. It means a lot to me to hear from you regarding your similar situations. The fact that we can put out our own personal experiences, and receive that level of feedback, reinforces the need to just be honest. Admitting all that and hearing from all of you has kicked me back into working on my own ideas. I've willfully ignored a lot of what really matters to me just to receive a paycheck from clients.

But with that previous post, I'm back to what's important, back to writing scripts and building up drafts to destroy and rebuild over and over haha. Time to go step by step and edit/finish 'StarVeil' with the intent on jumping immediately onto 'Skull & Shark'. Both of these will be full comics with hundreds of pages(god help me). Quite a bit of 'StarVeil' has been worked out already, not only what's already available online, but what I've done on my own and haven't shared.

So, onto the next step! I've built up some funds working for clients over the past year or so to make sure I can ride out the creation of the comic. In the meantime I'll have to take on jobs here and there which will slow the process down slightly, but I've also tried planning for that as well. My lovely lady, Kim, has been running the 'Skull & Shark CO.' store that was set up late last year. We've been selling limited edition t-shirts and prints with hopes of being able to build up the store enough to fund bigger projects.

All of this is hopefully going to lead to a world where we wont need Kickstarter or Patreon to build up any of the comics. It never really sat well with me to use Patreon for 'StarVeil' as I don't think I could offer enough value to you with just the comic alone. What I would much rather do is give you something in return, whether it be prints or clothing, just something you can physically own while helping push the comic forward. What we may do, is eventually, when the comic is finished, create a Kickstarter to fund the actual printing of the book. That is to say if a publisher doesn't jump on board.

What we currently have, is 3 prints, 2 of which are 13"x20", the other being 15"x20", both with a 1" margin. They're from my 'StarVeil' series and are limited to 200 prints, all of them are major characters to the story, but hopefully you like them as they are! Each print is on museum grade canson paper, not gonna make believe like I know anything about printing besides what looks amazing, but this is a quote from the printer

- "We are proud to use museum quality acid-free cotton fiber paper at 300 gsm paper weight. We use a ten-ink color system alongside the standard four-color CMYK combination. This advanced system produces an extremely wide and accurate range of color, resulting in beautifully vivid prints."

If you'd like to help support the project, here is what's available now in our shop. Thanks for reading this and thank you for the support, I'm really really, another-really, looking forward to getting this book wrapped up.

-Dave


Click here to visit the store!


If you'd like to follow along, I do a blog style write up in our newsletter(link on the shop) as well as share our next limited product runs!  

Thanks again!

Sketch Collection! by DavidRapozaArt
Sketch Collection!
Did these today and yesterday for fun between calls/painting. From left to right - Goku - Superman - Wolverine - Megaman - Nightcrawler - Nebula - Thor - Cyclops
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Hey!

Thank you for all the support, comments, messages and emails regarding my previous blog post. It means a lot to me to hear from you regarding your similar situations. The fact that we can put out our own personal experiences, and receive that level of feedback, reinforces the need to just be honest. Admitting all that and hearing from all of you has kicked me back into working on my own ideas. I've willfully ignored a lot of what really matters to me just to receive a paycheck from clients.

But with that previous post, I'm back to what's important, back to writing scripts and building up drafts to destroy and rebuild over and over haha. Time to go step by step and edit/finish 'StarVeil' with the intent on jumping immediately onto 'Skull & Shark'. Both of these will be full comics with hundreds of pages(god help me). Quite a bit of 'StarVeil' has been worked out already, not only what's already available online, but what I've done on my own and haven't shared.

So, onto the next step! I've built up some funds working for clients over the past year or so to make sure I can ride out the creation of the comic. In the meantime I'll have to take on jobs here and there which will slow the process down slightly, but I've also tried planning for that as well. My lovely lady, Kim, has been running the 'Skull & Shark CO.' store that was set up late last year. We've been selling limited edition t-shirts and prints with hopes of being able to build up the store enough to fund bigger projects.

All of this is hopefully going to lead to a world where we wont need Kickstarter or Patreon to build up any of the comics. It never really sat well with me to use Patreon for 'StarVeil' as I don't think I could offer enough value to you with just the comic alone. What I would much rather do is give you something in return, whether it be prints or clothing, just something you can physically own while helping push the comic forward. What we may do, is eventually, when the comic is finished, create a Kickstarter to fund the actual printing of the book. That is to say if a publisher doesn't jump on board.

What we currently have, is 3 prints, 2 of which are 13"x20", the other being 15"x20", both with a 1" margin. They're from my 'StarVeil' series and are limited to 200 prints, all of them are major characters to the story, but hopefully you like them as they are! Each print is on museum grade canson paper, not gonna make believe like I know anything about printing besides what looks amazing, but this is a quote from the printer

- "We are proud to use museum quality acid-free cotton fiber paper at 300 gsm paper weight. We use a ten-ink color system alongside the standard four-color CMYK combination. This advanced system produces an extremely wide and accurate range of color, resulting in beautifully vivid prints."

If you'd like to help support the project, here is what's available now in our shop. Thanks for reading this and thank you for the support, I'm really really, another-really, looking forward to getting this book wrapped up.

-Dave


Click here to visit the store!


If you'd like to follow along, I do a blog style write up in our newsletter(link on the shop) as well as share our next limited product runs!  

Thanks again!

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edengheist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
your art is incredible. Just had a massive boner.... *_*
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Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Digital Artist
You're incredible Heart 
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shan-chiang Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Filmographer

Hi DavidRapozaArt

This is Jackie from Taiwan

I’m working in a company, Bounty Hunter, which is a platform for all the creators to show their talents.  


Currently, we are hosting a competition related to animal warrior illustration.  

It would be our honer to invite all of the talented artists like YOU to join in the contest. 

Go ahead and check it out

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Since your designing topics are related to animal warriors, you are welcomed to use your current work to participate the contest. 

Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions, thanks!

Nice meeting you, have a wonderful day:)

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ninjason57 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I cant get enough of your work man! You are truly an inspiration. I hope to get as good as you one day!
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Marco-the-Scorpion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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DedejaVu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
fuckign love your art man!
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moshtinymosh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should totally do a detailed portrait of Steve Lichman.
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Rawglor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blown away by your total page views, daily page views, and watchers count.

I'll make sure to check out your art later.
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Namrettek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just bought Bog witch part 1.  Looks great so far.

I saw a sample of the "Alien Portrait" tutorial on youtube but I couldn't find it over at schoolism.  Is that still available for purchase?
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Dave:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Growing Global Super Group Featuring Over 100+Galleries & dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Please Join Soon xoxolexxiiCutieShots
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