SMOKER9's News


2017-02-28 07:13:21 by SMOKER9

So lot of you know for the last, f*ck has it been like, two years since I joined? Sh*t could be longers, idk. Anyways for the last couple of for fricken ever what am I sayin, i've been trying to make a webcomic. And, yeah, it's been a struggle with in itself. I literally have nothing but free time, which I feel i'm wasting not working on something that could honestly really define my work! I don't want to make another comedy webcomic, the internet is riddled with those. Those aren't bad mind you, I love a lot of those kinds of webcomics, but it's something I dont want to do. In fact, I want to make a pretty straightforward action comic, inspired by stuff like Jimmy Giegerich's awesome comic Death Knight and the City in Stasis, and Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit. Both are manga inspired, black and white ultra violent comics inspired by 80s hyper violent anime. That honestly shouldnt be hard, and for the last week i've been drawing a lot of just really random character doodles in my sketchbook. Monsters mostly, but just really cool stuff, and when I draw these guys i'm like "why dont i do something with some of these dudes?" 

I think honestly I should make a Fist of the North Star style comic with some of my character drawings. Will it be that original? idk. Will it be violent? Prolly. Will it have a buncha muscular dudes and sexy girls with a butt ton of weaponry coupled with a bunch of ultra bloody violence that barely lets up? Yeah, mostly likely. I want to make a comic for you guys, for my fans, the people who see something in my work and want to see me do something with it. I want to make something enjoyable, but I also want to make something for me. I think I should do that kind of basic comic to get my footing and find myself again as a comic artist and writer... Anyways wow that was a lot of ranting, sorry about that guys. 

Oh, for those of you who don't know, Jimmy Giegerich is an awesome comic artist, a big inspiration for me, and someone who I've had the privelage of befriending. He's a really awesome guy, look up his art, and if you like it and want to go support him, check out his patreon please!  


Been a While

2017-02-25 07:39:28 by SMOKER9

Hey guys, sorry about lack of really anything on my profile in a bit. Specially news post, like, I know they're not that important but it's cool to tell you guys what im up to here and there. Anyways I was in the process of moving to a new house in a new town. Pretty nice, this town actually has a f**king grocery store and gas station, so that's convenient. As for me? Well, umm. I've been drawing sh*t about every day, but I'm kind of working on some stuff right now that I don't want to talk about or show until they're done. But i'm working on them so they should be done soon for you to gaze your eye spheres upon! Anyways, umm, update on my art style. In terms of style nothing's actually really changed, I draw my anatomy the same, got better I think honestly, but I did stop shading. Just, idk, I know it was making my stuff pop, but it was murder on my fingers and sometimes just got out of hand to where it made my stuff look more or less just scribbly as hell, so. Yeah. Cut that. But i'm told my stuff looks cleaner and nicer without it so that's cool. Again, i'll show you guys what i'm working on when it's done, but for now, just hoping everyone's doing good, in fact if you want comment below what you've been up to, love to hear from you guys. P34c3 0u7! 


2016-10-11 11:38:45 by SMOKER9

Hey guys, so yeah, happy Inktober everyone! Having a lot of fun doing Inktober drawings. Not only that i'm having a lot of fun with my art style, and you guys seem to be enjoying it so that makes me happy, lol. Anyways, besides Inktober, what exactly am I up to? Well for starters i'm trying to figure out how to become a freelance illustrator, i'm looking into that. And I'm also looking into Patreon, I wouldnt mind drawing comissioned work with that it sounds nice. But other then that stuff, coolest news is i'm finally working on a comic book. It will most likely be online, free to read, because free stuff rocks, but im still contemplating starting a patreon for it, or something. Be really nice to get extra money to help it keep going. But im gonna wait until aftert I get some of it done, see how people like it. It's pretty straight forward, a vampire samurai is wandering limbo on a quest, and along the way kills the hell out of a lot of demons and monsters. When I get the site set up and some pages uploaded I'll put a link up for you guys to check out. As for last month, thank you guys so much for helping out with my house payment, I appreciate it, and hopefully my money situation will be changing for the better so I dont have to repeat that situation.

So yeah, in summary, im having a lot of fun with my art, im glad you guys are liking my Inktober stuff, and I hope you guys will enjoy my webcomic when I get some of it done. 

Happy Inktober everyone!! 




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House Payment

2016-09-19 18:38:20 by SMOKER9

We did it! House payment was paid! Thank you to those who donated, I unbelievably appreciate it!

Grains of Salt

2016-02-29 05:12:41 by SMOKER9

This hasn't recently come to my attention, I've actually had this thought in mind for a while. My artwork is not fantastic. It's not. I never claim to be a fantastic artist, I never claim to be as good as the pros, and only about a year ago that actually used to bug me. It used to drive me insane in high school, when I was aiming to become a professional artist. And that obsession with perfection drove me into a downward spiral, where I lost the love for my art. Recently though, just last year, I started drawing for me again. And an awesome newgrounds member, Miroko saw something in my art that he liked. This ignited my love for my art again. I joined this site not knowing or really caring if I would get scouted or not, but it was nice to see people were enjoying my stuff. But still just because i'm scouted doesn't mean all my stuff will get well recieved ratings or reviews. In fact 2 of my recent drawings I like very much, the Samurai Vampire drawing and the Red Smoke Ninja drawing have not recieved good ratings, but that's ok! Know why? Because I liked those drawings, and I wanted to share them with you, the people of newgrounds! What exactly is the point to this news post entry? Well it's this:

I used to take ratings very seriously. If something I drew didn't get a nice rating, I would sometimes delete it. I wasn't always comfortable with my art and i've gone through many art styles experimenting and trying new ways of drawing. But I finally decided to start taking the ratings and some reviews with a grain of salt. Don't get me wrong people who review my drawings, I appreciate everyone's feedback and I take it into consideration! I love hearing people give me advice because it helps me improve. But for those that struggle with their art, and those that think about giving up I just wanted to say it's not easy improving. I've been self teaching myself how to draw since I was 5. And I am still teaching myself and learning new things. You will never improve unless you practice, and you will not get any better if you quit, but don't become obsessed with perfection! Draw because you want to! Draw if you enjoy it! Find a style you enjoy and draw with it! You will not always get good ratings or feedback, but don't let that dissuade you. If someone is trying to give you advice, take it into consideration and learn from it. If someone is just being a jerk then ignore it. But please just draw for you. 

I will end this entry with my own bit of advice: I got started drawing by trying to mimic artists that I enjoy. If there's an art style you like then try to learn from it. Possibly look up information about the artist's technique. Eventually your own art style will flourish from that. Artists that personally I have tried to mimic and that have helped inspire me are Johnny Ryan (Prison Pit), Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim), Koutarou Sekine (Ninja Slayer Kills!), Jimmy Giegerich (Fight Frogs, Executioner and Friend), Clement Suave (Army of Two 40th Day concept art, GI Joe Renegades), Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), Kentaro Miura (Berserk), Ken Ishikawa (Getter Robo, Yakuza Weapon), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Kelly Turnbull (Manly Guys Doing Manly Things), and Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo) and that's only to name a few.... or a lot... wow that got out of hand.

If you read all of this to the end you deserve a reward!.... I don't have anything to give but just saying you deserve something.... Sorry. 

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21 Today

2016-01-21 04:00:41 by SMOKER9

Yep, today's my birthday, lol. I am now 21 years old. What exactly do I plan to do today? Prolly gonna marathon Rob Zombie's movies with my mom and brother, then draw more metal inspired artwork. lolz

So yaw bout that comic

2015-12-10 22:05:55 by SMOKER9

So yaw that Benny comic.... I really don't like it. Like. At all. I just wanted to do a couple pages, only did two, came to the conclusion that I don't like it, and it's not a comic i want to work on. Sooooo back to trying to think of a comic to create, lolz. 

Anyways, other then that just drawing random stuff. How are you guys doing? Any fun plans for the holidays? 

I don't want to give up

2015-11-28 08:34:29 by SMOKER9

Life's hard. That's life. Everyone has to deal with that. I want to draw comics, and cool characters. So i'm gonna. That's that. If I was told the world was going down tomorrow, I wouldn't care. It wouldn't stop me. I'd still hold on to what I enjoy. I enjoy my family. I enjoy my friends. I enjoy drawing. I enjoy newgrounds. So no matter what, I'm gonna keep going. Either I get a break or a don't. I don't care. I'm drawing for me now. And it feels good.

Things to come: Expect me to start uploading some short comics i'm working on onto here. As well as more character artwork, because that's what I really enjoy drawing, lol. 

Also, I know it's a bit early, but happy holidays everyone!


An apology

2015-11-23 02:17:05 by SMOKER9

I would like to aplogize to all of the kind people that commented on my last self pity post. I am sorry to have even posted something reflecting my self wallow. I don't like to do that. It happens some times because of my depression. I don't want to give up on art, but my financial situation makes it incredibly hard to want to continue to do anything that makes me happy. I seem to be constantly on the verge of homelessness, I can't go to college because thanks to the new mandatory state test, I graduated with my diploma, and everything at this point in my life is utter shit. I don't want to give up on art, but it's hard to want to continue when I never feel that happy anymore. Thank you to all those that said encouraging things, please do not feel obliged to comment on this post. Hopefully i'll be getting a job soon so that I don't have to worry about finances anymore, and can enjoy drawing again. 

No more

2015-11-22 21:35:15 by SMOKER9

I find it harder and harder to look forward to something positive. My drawings are an innate and useless skill.