12/29/08

Morning Warmup and a Few Tips

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Mornin' everybody. Just thought I'd show you the warmups I do in the morning. VERY rough sketches, but they help to work out those kinks. I believe strongly that an artist needs to "warm up" before he or she gets down to business. Warm ups help to loosen up the hands and sharpen the mind... and keep it sharp! You gotsta practice everyday, like an athlete who stretches and takes practice shots before a game. I usually spend about an 1 hour - 1 1/2 hours on random, not pleasing to the eye sketches before I get serious.

Here are some helpful tips when warming up and Drawing:

1. GET COMFY. Trust me on this. You won't want to draw if you're not comfortable. Find a happy spot and position, and get to it!

2. BE LOOSE. Don't worry too much about the style when you're warming up. Just concentrate on the form. You're just trying to exercise your hands and mind.

3. TAKE YOUR TIME. This applies to the post-warmup.... when you're actually working on a piece. Don't expect it to look like a full on Marvel comic in the first few hours, or even days. Take time on your work, keep a good pace. Most of my drawings take about 10 hours to draw, another 5 or so to ink, then another million to color. So don't feel bad if your piece doesn't turn out right in the first 5 minutes. Which brings me to my next point...

4. HAVE FUN!!! That really is a litle harder some days than others, but it's a key factor in producing good stuff. I do have my bad days, but most of the time it's because I try to get right to a finish line when I haven't even started. Out on some music, a movie, watch some youtube vids... whatever! Just have fun doing what you're doing. Otherwise, it's just plain ol' work.

I'm gonna get on every week to post some more art advice, and I have promised a few tutorials, so expect those as well. Stay tuned! and subscribe to the blog to get updates n stuff.

Thanks for reading... peace!

- Dayne

12/23/08

Warm Up

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Just did a little warm up this morning with Copix and PrismaColor Marker and Pen. Had alot of fun working on it... more coming soon! And be sure to check out my buddy "The D" and I on leadrocket.blogspot.com

Peace!

- Dayne

12/18/08

NEW STUFF!!!

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It's been about 2 1/2 years... but I got some new stuff to put up!!! I haven't had the time to put anything up, and for that I apologize. I've been working, planning my wedding to the love of my life, paying bills... you know, being an adult. All the work is worth it, though. You get to see yourself grow, become more responsible, more confident... all the stuff that you thought IMPOSSIBLE while in high school and a few years beyond.

Anyways, I've returned with some new stuff. The pieces shown are all still works in progress, and will be finished in the coming weeks. I have TONS of new stuff to show you guys, but I gotta wait till I have the nod of approval.

Hope you guys enjoy... Be on the lookout for new stuff!!!

And in the meantime, if you're significant other is doin' some holiday baking, or needs something new to read, check out my girl's blog: sugeeandersyn.blogspot.com

Be back soon with some more MADNESS!!!

- Dayne

12/4/08

wow...

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Later on today guys. I promise. I will have some new stuff up on this blog. Now stop sending me hate mail.

10/25/08

I know, I know.

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It's been a LOOOOOONNNNGGG time. I know. But I have an excuse!! I've been working. Alot. Ok, so maybe that's really not an excuse. It does'nt take 4 months to post a blog. So, I am making a promise. I promise to post on the regular. I promise to let you guys know what the hell is going on. Often. Not every 4 months. I hope everyone still loves me. I hope all is forgiven.

Anyway, I'm gonna post up a BUNCH of stuff in the next few days, so subscribe to this blog and prepare for the influx of madness.

Just wanted to make you aware...

- Dayne

6/10/08

The "Nitro" is at it AGAIN... Inks!!

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What's happenin' people. Just giving a quick update on this new piece... it's some Promo art for the new Graphic Novel "Nancy Nitro™", created by myself and written by Justin Higgins from "TeaHouse Studios". I'll keep you posted on any new developments... but for now, enjoy the inkage!!

- Dayne "Romidion" Henry

6/7/08

"The Nitro" is at it AGAIN....

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Ms. Nitro is wreaking HAVOC!!! She just got done beatin' down some Robots... nice lil' exercise. As usual, I'll keep you up on the progress of the piece... PEACE!!

- Dayne

Finished it!

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What's goin' on people! FINALLY finished that piece I was workin' on... I had MAD fun with this one. Took a bit of time... final colors were done up with Adobe Photoshop CS3. Be on the look out for more Madness!

- Dayne

ps: My "Book of Madness Vol.1" is out!! Click on the banner at the top of the page or on the side to scoop one up!

5/28/08

Even MORE Progress...

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What's up people! Told you I'd keep you up on that piece I've been working on...
Now i'm at a pretty decent point. I've finished the pencils for it (done in Alias Sketchbook 2.0), and now I'm bout ta goet on with the coloring... stay tuned!!

- Dayne "Romidion"

4/30/08

SKETCH NITE!!!

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What's happenin' people! This one is for the new "Sketch Nite" or... I might call it something else. Basically it's a get-together of local artists who love to do their thing. I don't really know how to put it together, but I just want a mad-cool environment for artists to be in while they do what they do best. There's no set skill level or anything, just... art. I'm gonna have some movies, some music, refreshments... I also want people to learn a little somethin' from it and be encouraged to just keep on creating. I'm open to any suggestions, so if you got 'em, hit me up!

- Dayne

4/17/08

My Car...

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Just thought you guys would like to see some pics of my car... I did up the graphics in Illustrator, and my company Attraction Industries installed it. Check out the Attraction blog here:

attractionindustries.blogspot.com

The official Attraction Industries website will be up and running soon! So if you guys would want a little somethin' on your ride, or if you need Shirts, Flyers, whatever, then be on the look out... I'll keep you guys posted.

Peace!

- Dayne

4/16/08

"The Battle For Romidion" (Work In Progress)

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What's up people! Got a new one in the works. This one is titled, "The Battle For Romidion". I was feelin' the urge to start on something epic... I'll post up the final as soon as it's finished. I'll also keep you posted on some of the other stuff I've been working on. Keep checkin' back people... peace!

- Dayne "Romidion" henry

4/15/08

More Progress...

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What's goin on people... just checkin' in with some progress on that piece. Haven't had a whole lotta time in it since yesterday, just a few details here and there. More comin' your way... stay tuned my friends...

- Dayne "Romidion"

4/14/08

Progress...

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What's up people! Worked a little bit on that piece I was tellin y'all about on the previous post... I tweaked a few things on it, mainly that kid that was on the left side of the page. I plan on making this one pretty insane... stay tuned!

- Dayne

4/12/08

Work In progress...

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For some reason, I've been stuck on this little sketch. I remember doing it a while back on a torn piece of scrap paper... I wanna do something with it. I'll keep u guys posted as I go along... Got a lot of things in the works for a new gallery, I'll keep you guys posted on that as well.

Has anyone read "Kick Ass" by Marvel? Maybe one of the funniest damn books I ever read... If you haven't read it, you MUST. They already got two issues out right now. Madly funny stuff y'all. Check it out. Peace!

2/15/08

SKETCHBOOK MADNESS!!!

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What's goin on everybody. Got a few pages up from my Sketchbook: "Book Of Madness Vol. 1". Pick one up!!

- Dayne "Romidion"

2/1/08

ROMIDION STUDIOS...

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Hey people... got new one up for y'all!! I was going for the whole Movie Poster look... a few things I'd like to fix it up, but I'll keep you guys updated. Peace!

- Dayne "Romidion" henry

1/19/08

All For One!!

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Did these pieces a good while back. They're pieces to a story/gallery that I've been working on, dealing with dreams and nightmares and stuff.


Hope y'all enjoy it!

- Dayne 'Romidion" Henry

1/3/08

The Escape- Sketch

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Here are the original pencils for the "escape" piece. This drawing took roughly about 3 days to complete. Still wanna do justice with the colors on this one...

- Dayne