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unassumingpumpkin:

asexualartists:

Today we’re joined by Ted Brandt. Ted is a wonderfully talented inker who works in comics. He’s one of the artists working on Action Lab’s Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess book, which looks absolutely incredible. He obviously has a lot of passion for his work and it shows. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I’m primarily an inker working in the comics industry, currently for Action Lab comics on the LGBT+ friendly comic Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess.

As an inker my main job is to take the comics pages that are pencilled and polish them, finishing the linework. Reductively, I neaten the pages, but it’s more like a subtle reinterpretation.

What inspires you?

Depends on the day! I absolutely adore movies and music, but find inspiration in reading, cooking, eating; anything can be inspiring, or maddening, if you approach it in a certain way.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

Art’s a bit like my sexuality: I was always supposed to be here but it took me a long time to figure it out. I’d been reading comics regularly since I was 14, but it wasn’t until nearly a decade later that I decided to try actually making them.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Sadly no; as comics work is sequential commercial illustration, there’s nothing recurring in the work I’ve done so far!

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Never confuse wanting to be an artist with wanting to be known as an artist: take pleasure and pride in the process, and let the results worry about themselves. And never be afraid of a bit of hard work; as long as you’re not sacrificing your health to achieve it.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I’m in the heteroromantic asexual category. I’m very happily in a long-term relationship, but don’t experience any desire for sex.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I might be lucky, but no! If, and that’s a big if, it’s ever come up, people have been pretty cool about it. It’s entirely possible my lack of experienced prejudice could be partly to do with the fact that I’m white and male; it’s still a pretty big sea of privilege to be swimming in.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

Probably my own! Before I realised where my orientation is, I was obviously not interested in sex but felt like admitting that was somehow announcing that I wasn’t as cool or interesting as everyone else.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Find friends who you can talk to about it, and don’t be afraid to be honest. I lied to friends for years, pretending I was like them, and had experienced sex. I’m pretty sure they all knew I was lying, of course, but they were kind and never challenged me over it, or made me feel terrible because of it. So having people in your life who will be supportive is key.

Also, don’t be afraid to experiment and find out where on the spectrum you are. Trying something doesn’t define you at all, but the self-awareness that you will gain is priceless! I thought I was demisexual for quite some time, but with time and experience have realised that I’m full Ace.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

You can type my name into the digital comics website Comixology.com to find all my published work.

My Tumblr (tenbandits.tumblr.com) is my rolling art/blog.

I’ll have a full website soon, but it’s not quite ready yet. When it is, links will be available from my Tumblr!

Thank you, Ted, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Ted has done an interview! You should read it. He makes good with the words.

Posted: February 2, 2016 in Uncategorized
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unassumingpumpkin:

tenbandits:

Masterpost of the TINIEST DETAILS.

This job is great, but sometimes it requires me to work REALLY VERY SMALL.

(Thumb for scale)

Ted is definitely getting the hang of drawing the tiny!

Posted: January 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
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unassumingpumpkin:

tenbandits:

tenbandits:

Hey guys!

@unassumingpumpkin and I have hit a bit of a rough patch over the last few weeks. Her computer, which she uses to pencil Raven: The Pirate Princess, died unceremoniously a few days ago. While we are getting a new one, we’re losing about 8-10 days of work while it all gets delivered and sorted out.

So we’re offering a small number of cheap commissions, to try raise a bit of spare cash! Examples are above to see the kind of things we’ve done.

There are 3 types available (in order of images above):

A4 headshot – £25/$40
– Like the Jean Grey above, it’s simple.

A4 full figure – £40/$60
– This will get you a full figure (in pose of choice) with a minimal background if required

A3 full figure – £100/$150
– Same rules as the A4, but we can go a little more detailed if requested

Postage is free in the UK, and a flat rate of £5/$7 for anywhere else in the world. If you want more detail on any level that’s fine, but depending on what it is it might raise the price.

Please, please share this if you can. Thank you all, and we hope you have a great holiday!

Hey all! Signal boosting this, as we’re in dire straits after the holiday.

Christmas, combined with the loss of work and equipment replacements, has hit us really hard this year. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I cannot afford next month’s rent right now.

I know that just after Christmas is the worst time for this, but please, if you can, spread the word and consider buying a piece from us. It would literally mean everything.

I’m signal boosting too!

It’s a bit difficult to admit we’re in such a tenuous position, but we really are at that point.

Please spread the word! We’re eager to work!

Hey guys! I’m interested (again :P) what’s the best email to get you on?

Posted: January 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
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meadowruedraws:

Battle babes, Max and Furiosa. My contribution to the Mad Max: Fury Road fanzine, which was fully funded on Kickstarter a few of weeks ago. This book has some swoon-worthy pros in there, so I can’t wait to get a copy in print!

Posted: December 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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meadowruedraws:

Painty sketch of Lupita Nyong’o from the London Star Wars premiere, where she rocked that gorgeous metallic blue lipstick.

So, I was randomly sent this surprise the other day, and bloody hell what a surprise!!

This is Spyder one of my OC’s by @unassumingpumpkin and @tenbandits ~ a pair of lovely people who ironically enough are currently open for commissions! I urge everyone to go see, go see now…

you know you want to

Posted: December 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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unassumingpumpkin:

tenbandits:

Hey guys!

@unassumingpumpkin and I have hit a bit of a rough patch over the last few weeks. Her computer, which she uses to pencil Raven: The Pirate Princess, died unceremoniously a few days ago. While we are getting a new one, we’re losing about 8-10 days of work while it all gets delivered and sorted out.

So we’re offering a small number of cheap commissions, to try raise a bit of spare cash! Examples are above to see the kind of things we’ve done.

There are 3 types available (in order of images above):

A4 headshot – £25/$40
– Like the Jean Grey above, it’s simple.

A4 full figure – £40/$60
– This will get you a full figure (in pose of choice) with a minimal background if required

A3 full figure – £100/$150
– Same rules as the A4, but we can go a little more detailed if requested

Postage is free in the UK, and a flat rate of £5/$7 for anywhere else in the world. If you want more detail on any level that’s fine, but depending on what it is it might raise the price.

Please, please share this if you can. Thank you all, and we hope you have a great holiday!

Please spread the word! We wants to make the pictures!

Trust these people, they are awesome! They will drag characters out of your head if need be!! 😀