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okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with  made me do this.


so here we go.

WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?

i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.

yeah... i have a few hobbies XD

in my career i have drawn the following comics

arcana comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing

top cow
darkness levels  1 issue
first born event  3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers


dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers

zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers

marvel a bunch of covers





comics i draw and write

ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
nebezial.deviantart.com/galler…


teen witchblade, adventure/comedy  being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here in it's entirety  before and of march before top cow handles the kickstarter

nebezial.deviantart.com/galler…

death vigil, adventure issue 1 will be finished  in february, i will announce publishing very very soon

nebezial.deviantart.com/galler…

sunstone, erotic romantic comedy currently in pre print stages and available for reading (at your own  risk) on my alternate account shiniez



from videogame work i usually just do stuff with a local based croteam helping them out with designing and modelling for serious same first person shooter games from which i did work on
serious sam hd , and serious sam 3



HOW DO I WORK SO FAST?

18 years of drawing 8 hours a day every day.

simple ,. huh?

in short i was not born this way, if anything i learned to draw out of spite XD
true story, i had a frient in high school who was skillwise generations above me, it wasn't even funny. being a competitive easily challenged lil dumbass i started trying to draw like him. i was doing nicely, advancing and all that...

till my teacher went.. you are improving stjepan, but you will never be as good as your friend is...

OH-NO-YOU-DI-NUT!

we proved him wrong haven't we...yess we did preciousss.... and with no permanent damage  to our sanity, right stjepan?
you said it stjepan!


anyhoo you can see me doing some of my stuff here
www.youtube.com/user/nebezial1…




WHY DON'T I DO MORE TUTORIALS???

ahem... yeah.. thing is.. i am self taught... and my methods are weird. i tried explaining most of them in my video tutorials... with allergies DEAL WITH IT!

but really the problem is, i was never taught this stuff,  so i lack the method of teaching. for a while now i have been planning out and outlining the structure for a series of relatively short  videotutorials, so they will be coming   this year.  how useful they will be remains to be seen


WHY IS RAVINE 2 LATE?
detailed explanation here with an update 
nebezial.deviantart.com/art/ra…

 after all this ron marz who helps me out with the final rewrite on the book lost his mom this year so that  ended up delaying it more but it is about to go to printer in a few days so i will happily announce that  when it does


ARE :iconnebezial:AND :iconshiniez: THE SAME PERSON?
very much so! as the  deviant id blatantly points out XD

WHY DID I HIDE IT AT FIRST?

certainly not out of any embarrassment XD it just amused me...

at first i was merely curious to see how fast would the account's popularity rise without any help of my main account

but then... it got funny

 i had people making alternate accounts to follow shiniez , and then from those accounts telling me that if we were the same person i should just say it...

irony was too good not to troll XD

and then the game of avoiding flat out denial begun XD

it had one rule. be ambiguous

answer the questions  usually like this,
Q: are you and shiniez related in some way?
A: oh yes i taught him EVERYTHING he knows....(true)

ooor

Q: are you shiniez?
A: it would be a little crazy if  i was able to do all of this work, the monthly comics, the covers the fanarts the joke pieces the  videogame work ... and be shiniez at the same time, wouldn't it?  (again..true... i am a little crazy XD)


a few people in the notes figured out that these were actually non-answers so they actually demanded a yes or  no answer XD

to which they got an immediate yes with an explanation of the game, and we had us a good chuckle
but after a while the damn shiniez account exploded beyond anyone's wildest expectations

cause my name actually means stephen  in english! by nebezial




CAN YOU TEACH ME HOW TO DRAW?


it is an old cliche of saying i can't teach you this, you must learn this....

in this case it is true.  while i will be providing more tutorials drawing is a matter of practice.
it is a matter of breaking down wall after wall only to be facing another wall

i will paste here some replies i have given on this topic



as for learning to draw we all pretty much start the same way. we take stuff and copy, we adopt measurements and  understand things through repetition. you are training both the arm and the mind yknow

as arm becomes  a finely tuned tool so does a mind become an organized collection of specific knowledges, rules measurements and structures. and the more you do it the deeper the understanding becomes.

unfortunately the major discouraging element is the nature of learning itself.

it is the wall to wall progress that often defeats people and makes them either give up or settle.

by wall to wall i mean, you learn something but for the life of you you don't see any progress beyond that. and you are beating against that wall chipping away at it's stone... never knowing just how close to a breakthrough you are.

that is perhaps the most frustrating aspect of it all, but over time i have learned to take solace that every punch thrown at any of those walls  chips away some of that obstacle.



brain is an amazing machine. once things start linking up you are not learning merely linear, you are learning exponentially  radial. by that i mean while you are focused on learning one thing you are also learning 20 other things  without even focusing on it.

learning to draw means prioritizing certain informations in your mind.  these are then connected together  into a rudimentary machine of drawing so to say.

now, as you learn more you are upgrading the machine, but upgrades are affecting every aspect of the machine.

imagine it like this. you learn drawing a face and you connect this  new folder of facedrawing knowledge to your main drawing network.

link is there but it is basic.

then you practice,  and you strenghten that link, but in order to truly make that facedrawing  folder permanent, you start crosslinking it with other folders such as expressions, volumes, skin tones, subsurface scattering, each knowledge exponentially increasing the initial facedrawing folder of knowledge.

this is why  high level  drawing seems like magic, but ask anyone and they will tell you the story of that sudden flow of insight  past which breaking down the advancing walls becomes a second nature to an artist.  we know that any progress is ultimately a matter of  work

lots...and lots  of work


there was a time   when if i was to see what i can do now i would consider it absolutely impossible, flipped the table said fuck this shit and left...

i know better now XD





but yeah.. i will try to make some tutorials that will hopefully help




this is all i can think of for now, if i remember more stuff i should write, i will update this thing :)

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nebezial
stjepan sejic
Croatia
currently working on
1 monthly comic book artifacts for top cow
2 fantasy comic epic ravine
3 2 different videogames
4 a buttload of covrs
5 messing around with my own fanarts
6 married

so i probably dont have the time to take on more work, but it doesnt hurt to ask does it XD

so chances of me



Current Residence: croatia
Favourite genre of music: symphonic power metal
Favourite style of art: stylish realism
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:icontonnar:
Sretan Uskrs. (hope that was right) :)
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:iconwyverntales:
Your work is amazing and enthralling. I am really enjoying it. I'm finding myself getting lost in you pieces... Now wasn't I meant to be doing something?...
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nocturnaliss 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The other day, I ran into a few of your Ravine comics in my local supermarket - which I find worthy of mention because I live in a small town at the Belgian coast where comics aren't exactly a thing. Even more, they were translated in Dutch. To find your amazing art in such a small place felt surreal - but so, so cool. The moment I saw the cover, I knew why it looked so familiar :)
Just wanted to share this little anecdote :)
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:icondannymung:
Dannymung 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Stjepan,  I love your work and really respect your style and ability to work so fast.
I have a question I hope you can answer. Here goes:
I have noticed that you are probably using a graphics tablet for your art from pencilling to finishes.  I have recently bought one myself and would love if you could give me some tips on how to make a good transition from traditional paper to the tablet.  Your reply will be greatly revered.

Daniel
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Aurora--Rose 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I ran across one of your pieces, one about Wonder Woman, today. And I'm sitting here, looking over it thinking to myself, "That style looks so familiar. I know that style. WHERE DO I KNOW THAT FROM!?"

And in the last frame I realized that it reminded me of the style from Sunstone. And I was very confused for a moment. But now I see you're one and the same! 
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:icongatewayev910:
where can I buy your work?
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:iconjohnstonpaul:
I'm asking when is the latest of Death Vigil coming out.

P.S. When will Twitch comics be coming back.
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:iconlukeshadowhawk2788:
love your work! any news on death vigil, sunstone, and twitch?
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:icontrvartwork:
TRVartwork Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would totally like this 2014 movie that's coming out on May 16th --->www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85W…
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:icondarklarik:
Gone, then you re-appear, now your gone again. QQ :( ;_;
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