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should ave been august, but some unexpected problems  popped out ...i hate unexpected problems....

cause..yknow..expected ones are just friggin awesome XD

anyhoo issue 1 will be reprinted too and available.

about the books themselves. each issue is a 160 page graphic novel. of that book 1 is 120 pages of comic, and 40 pages of bonus world material. sort of an encyclopaedic, not necessary, but  tasty fluff,
book 2 is 135 pages of comic and 25 pages of fluffy  side stuff

series itself will consist of 12 books. so by is end it will be about 1500 pages of one single fantasy tale
early previews for boo 2 are here, and soon the ones with final text and  lettering will be shown, online so i will link those when they are up
ravine issue 2 pages 1,2 and 3 by nebezial
ravine issue 2 page 4,5,6,7 by nebezial
ravine issue 2 pages 8,9,10,11,12 by nebezial
ravine issue 2 pages 13 to 18 by nebezial
ravine issue 2 pages 19 to 24 by nebezial
ravine issue 2 pages 25 to 30 by nebezial

books are available for preorder through amazon , and pretty much any comic book store or top cow. price per 160 page book is 15 usd.

and that is about it, let me know how you liked the 2 issues if and when you have read them both :) i'll try to answer any not earthshatteringly spoilery questions you may have XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
aaand i'll be all out of fuckyeahs for a few days.... movie drained my supplies XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
just a warning as there seems to be a massive wave of account hacking going on with links in them spamming everywhere. sure, most know that this is scam spam  but some forget
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
yes... a fucking elephant painted an elephant!

dafuq did you paint today?????

get to painting! XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
so i'll probably take on about ten commissions before san diego. maybe more if time permits it tho not guaranteed. i will be doing it either in shaded pencil as i have rekindled my love towards it, or ballpoint pen, which is one of my favorite tools. prices will range from 70 bucks for a bust piece to 100 full body to 200 with full bg, to multiple characters which is negotiable. this is pretty much for people who can either come to pick them up on sand diego comic con or during my signing and sketching in los angeles

all of dourse on a3 boards. in croatia it is the closest thing we got to 11by 17 comic board. XD

anyhow, see you in san diego , well those of you who plan on coming. i will also be doing signings and sketchings in comic stores in los angeles. schedule of that to come soon

  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

alongside that , there will be issue 4 of Aphrodite 9. on that one i only do the art :) writing there is done by Matt Hawkins
aaand back to work, cyall, things to draw  things to write...HUZZAH!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
okay, time for another journal

so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.

i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.

i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12


so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....

let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.

every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight  with some  exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't take verbal persuasion not to throw beach property in the sea.

i drew, i drew constantly and relentlessly.

seven years of drawing got me to the point where i was hireable. it was then that i started getting paid for my work. for doing a job i wanted to do.

i kept working hard and i kept improving, and i will keep on doing the same.

it is like an rpg, you will grind, but you will unlock those new skills.


now listen, there is nothing wrong about treating this as a hobby, it is a wonderful satisfying hobby to have. but if you want to be a professional, be it a comic artist a game artist a n animator a designer... you will have to put in the time, you will have to pay your dues.

life is a bitch, it will do you no favors. all you can get out of it is what you are willing to fight for. it is a hard battle, but it is worth it.

see, at a certain point it truly is about this. what is it that you want to do in life, do you want to spend your life being slowly killed on the inside  by the job you hate while dreaming of your could haves, or will you fight for your dreams.

let me repeat this cause it bear repeating. it is a bloody fight, but the rewards are beyond amazing.

rest is up to you. seek the knowledge. in this thing you need no colleges, you need ambition, and thirst for knowledge. and knowledge my friends, at least in our line of work is a mere google search away, see in this work they dont ask you where you were schooled, they only ask what can you do, and how fast can you do it.

if your answers to that are, everything, and as fast as you need it....  you will get hired,


and if anyone asks where is art in all this very jobcentric rant of mine.....


art is living in its parents basement talking much about how big he or she will be.

this is about professionals!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
so as many of you have noticed first one is up...in which i am dealing with a badass case of  pollen allergy. for the curious ones, the sound i keep making that sounds like i ate a chiuaua whole is me trying to scratch the back of my throat... and ears..and eyes..and brain at the same time...


aaaanyways,  im trying to figure out the themes for the next ones, to kinda give them structure, definitely on my list is reflectivity, details, and techniques  and crap like that

then ill definitely have one on some digital inking tricks

prolly gonna do some zbrush ones too, but dont expect to learn that much from me without actually trying shit out on your own too.

and again to remind you all, these are nothing but techniques. if you want to learn how to actually draw... then..draw. if you fail...draw more, if you are the best ever..draw more.... im just here to show you some tips n tricks XD

i mean sure, you might end up pickin up on some stuff from me. but there is no substitution to practice
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
ill be there  giving out sketches like oprah gives out cars XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
aaand 11 years of work  finaly comes to fruition...

now to walk the full 12 issue journey.


and  to get it to here....whooo boy it took its steps
ooold ravine pages by nebezial
10 years ago this is how it looked....
and then got redrawn, changed and upgraded about 20 times, hundreds of pages discarded as i progressed
but now, it finally started. over these 4 years i have to get all twelve 160 page issues out... and the last one 200 pages

lots of work to do!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
just an announcement , this weekend im starting  on some video + audio tuts... expect rude dickishness if the walk it off you pansy kind! XD.  by that i mean , no tutorial will replace practice, it is meant to boost practice..so funtimes ahead!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
so issue 1 is finally coming out this Wednesday and the reviews are pouring in

www.comicbooked.com/book-revie…

the-hammond-comics-blog.blogsp…

www.thegeekality.com/featured-…

ideologyofmadness.spookyouthou…

nerdculturepodcast.com/2013/02…

www.comixity.fr/2013/02/unspok…

aaand they seem to like it XD

buut for a democratic balance, i did find one  that pretty much reviews it as worst comic aver XD

adailydoseofrandr.com/2013/02/…


this is a very good thing. hype needs to be kept in check.

ultimately tho , like any other story, ravine is what you bring with you into it.
if you enter as a cynic, refusing to suspend your disbelief, it will be a pile of ass. same can be said for pretty much any story.

so good, reviews, bad reviews.. it ultimately doesn't matter, it is what you get from the story :)
i certainly do hope you enjoy it :)

update
nightxade.blogspot.com/2013/02…
3 out of 5 rating here, and i loved the review, because the writer of it gets the challenge of writing a new world. fantasy books always take that bit of a first read adjustment... hell. first time i tried reading the game of thrones i gave up after 60 pages.. same goes for hobbit... but fantasy... good fantasy, takes its time to spread its wings.. and when it does.. well....
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
www.newsarama.com/comics/marz-…

soo..bloody..close....aaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh
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  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
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soo... close...skips around giddily in the most undignified manner ever looking like a total dumbass
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
a stupid thought... given the implied size of smaug in the hobbit movie... i cant help but to wonder.. is he made of ..like...pudding? see reason why i am wondering this is, either bard in the end shoots his one shot kill arrow out of a missile launcher.. or smaug is made of pudding

i cant wait to see the beast of a bow he ends up using XD
(and i loved the movie... it is flawed...but what isnt?)
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
i dont usually like doing cross promotion. we both just kinda do our own things but damn it all if this is not the most awesome thing i ever saw XDXDXDXDXD

www.youtube.com/watch?v=owUIm2…

its a strange  dubbed version of one of her strips..and...and.. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD THERE IS EVEN AN EMAILING SOUND... and music .. and timed text appearing  with actual voiceover doing some pretty cool acting at the same time... and...


damn...XD

AWESOME!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
just in case this fever turns into a fullblown flu gonna post this one in advance

2012, you go to hell and you die.... boy this year sucked too many deaths in the family, and in the families of friends, here is hoping next one will be better

hope you have a great one!
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…


honestly... i am geeking out , smiling... and a little teary eyed XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
it is a special feelign when a 11 years in the making project is finally about to hit the light of day

www.newsarama.com/php/multimed…

newsarama bigass preview. to you  faithful viewers it wont be big news cept  for the upgraded look of many pages...

which makes me think i could post a sort of an evolution overview of ravine with artistic development stages...could be fun


oh also for thoswe interested in how i make all this stuff and who havent had the cnace to see
www.youtube.com/user/nebezial1…

here is my youtube channel.  this week  i will be making a few short simple and efficient photoshop tuts
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
okay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio  showing some brush tips, but till then...
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!

but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...

ugh...


so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
fav.me/d3kj45x

and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
calisto-lynn.deviantart.com/ga…

look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.

then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.

and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD

should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r  russianish accent XD

you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee