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VERY excited to announce a NEW shirt is available for a limited time ONLY. 14 day Tee-Spring Campaign...Feast of Saints never offered before as a t-shirt, long sleeve, hoodie, tank top, and two options just for the ladies...a v-neck and also a short sleeve. YOUR support means everything to me and allows me to continue to do ORIGINAL work...so please support and I can continue to offer cool objects de arte for you to look super sweet in!
teespring.com/feast-of-saints-…

check it out and thank you for your support!!!!!!!

just A FEW HOURS LEFT TO ORDER see newest art uploads for examples!!


thanks!

Rich

I'll be firing up my youtube channel again TODAY..the channel will be active weekly. I thought what I'd do to get it going again is take YOUR questions...and just get it rolling that way/ it's basically an art education and shop talk channel.

but yeah please fire away here and I will answer your questions posted in about 2-3 hours....any questions are fine, but I'd try and keep it geared towards art and that kind of stuff...but if you've seen my channel before I do touch on really how to mentally toughen yourself to DO art as well as nuts and bolts type things

THANKS!

also if you aren't following me on Facebook...I have 12 slots left on my private page and it will be full!!  so make sure if you are on FB and want access to that page...you shoot me a friend request!

www.facebook.com/richard.frien…

hey just a quick heads up....if you are on Facebook and haven't friended me. I am at 4950 friends and once it hits 5K it's going to close. It's my most active spot online and when I start a "fan page" on facebook it's just not going to be the same....so make sure if you want to get in, you do it today because I am pretty sure we are going to hit that number very soon.

thanks and hope you all are doing well!

I'll be getting more active on Twitter too.  I had been so busy I really just found Facebook the easiest to show art from...but you can also follow me on twitter here.

twitter.com/Blasterkid

thanks!

Rich

www.facebook.com/richard.frien…
artist alley Table CC22

come by.....would love to meet you guys and girls in person.

or say hi again if we've met before!
Just wanted to give a little heads up that in just under 2 weeks.  NEW Super-Man will be out.  With story by writer Gene Yang, pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic (inks by me) and then colors by Hi-Fi.

Here's a link to preview...for sure check it out.


www.comicbookresources.com/com…
I just shared this on facebook but wanted to share it here also:

Really cool chance for people on a tight budget to get the new Manga studio programs if you're interested. smsi.me/28ROdA9. They've created a new title for the program called "CLIP STUDIO PAINT Pro for $20 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX for $87"
The people at SmithMicro are really great and have lots of tutorials and stuff available and also a very active online community to help artists with the learning curve...so if you want to get your digital art on...for sure check it out....let me know if you grab it and please share the work and feel free to tag me if you do. (I did really type this) so my account has not been hacked or anything...Brian Haberlin and my good friend Teyon Alexanderhooked me up with them last year and although I've not had a ton of free time to mess with them....I do think the programs are GREAT. Have fun and good luck!

just 11 hours left to order

11 hours to order the Saturn shirt or hoodie by Blasterkid

I'll be pushing this pretty hard today....don't miss it. I am not coming back to this shirt for a while....so today is the day to order! 5 styles ALL sizes.

support the artist.

teespring.com/saturn_black




The Channel is back up with a new video...so for sure check it out.

this weeks concept is How To Get Working on YOUR art...and I accompany the ideas with a nice selection of Viktor Bogdanovic's work on Deadshot with my inks.
and if you haven't started following our series....be sure to check out Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot/ Katana.

also I'll be at Wonder Con at the end of this month. AND the Saturn BLACK DRAWING shirt is available for a limited time (til March 9th) so check it out....4 shirt styles available for men and women and a $25 HOODIE!!

teespring.com/saturn_black?utm…

and ANOTHER NEW YOUTUBE SERIES



wanted to drop in really fast and say hi and see what everyone's goals are for the new year...new projects, new drawings of paintings...

let me know!

Happy New Year to all of you...and let's make this one a great one!
If you haven't followed me yet on Instagram.

what are you waiting for??

www.instagram.com/richard_frie…

been adding a few things a day....it's been really fun.  I've been pulling out some pretty cool archives work...and will be getting more out today.

check it!

If you are thinking about ordering the Black Drawing shirt (my first shirt ever) please order soon...they are only going to be available for 2 more hours and then they are gone.
this is print to order only. I won't have extras.


Shirts are officially available!! I have 5 different styles I am offering and the prices are GREAT. $15 men's tee shirts, $25 hoodies, several women's options a short sleeve shirt (also $15) and also a slouchy tee for woman ($21) if you want to show a little shoulder ;) (Wink) and a long sleeve shirt unisex ($21)

This campaign is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS....please reserve a shirt, or hoodie etc... as soon as possible...as soon as I hit my goal of 20 items reserved...the items can be then be purchased...and will be delivered to you directly through Tee Spring after December 8th.

teespring.com/saturn_black

Please take a look..and pick up a little bit of black!

Shirts Hoodies Long Sleeves AVAILABLE 2 WEEKS ONLY by Blasterkid


here you go...check it out!!






here's a link...adding a LOT of detailed shots of my work...for sure check it out if you enjoy the Black Drawing work

www.facebook.com/RichardFriend…






Shirts are officially available!! I have 5 different styles I am offering and the prices are GREAT. $15 men's tee shirts, $25 hoodies, several women's options a short sleeve shirt (also $15) and also a slouchy tee for woman ($21) if you want to show a little shoulder ;) and a long sleeve shirt unisex ($21)

This campaign is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS....please reserve a shirt, or hoodie etc... as soon as possible...as soon as I hit my goal of 20 items reserved...the items can be then be purchased...and will be delivered to you directly through Tee Spring after December 8th.

teespring.com/saturn_black

Please take a look..and pick up a little bit of black!


Shirts are officially available!! I have 5 different styles I am offering and the prices are GREAT. $15 men's tee shirts, $25 hoodies, several women's options a short sleeve shirt (also $15) and also a slouchy tee for woman ($21) if you want to show a little shoulder ;) and a long sleeve shirt unisex ($21)

This campaign is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS....please reserve a shirt, or hoodie etc... as soon as possible...as soon as I hit my goal of 20 items reserved...the items can be then be purchased...and will be delivered to you directly through Tee Spring after December 8th.

teespring.com/saturn_black

Please take a look..and pick up a little bit of black!


Ever wondered how to develop more patience when you are stuck or trying to learn something hard?
Check out my new Youtube video and at the same time...lets get caught up on where I've been the last few months, and peep some new Batman Arkham Knight art with pencils by :iconvikbogdanovic:

THIS WEEKEND IS THE SOCAL COMIC CON. IT'S A 1 DAY SHOW STARTING SUNDAY MORNING....WELL WORTH ATTENDING WITH LOTS OF GREAT GUESTS THIS YEAR.
IF SAN DIEGO COMIC IS WAY TOO BIG, IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TICKETS FOR...TRY THIS SHOW IT'S FUN AND MANAGEABLE!!

www.socalcomiccon.com/
HERE'S A LIST OF SOME OF THE CREATORS THAT WILL BE THERE:
Rob Liefeld - CREATOR: CABLE, X-FORCE, DEADPOOL
George Perez - Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, New Teen Titans
Joe Benitez - Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn
Tim Bradstreet - Star Trek, Punisher
Howard Chaykin - Satellite Sam, Black Kiss
Jackie Estrada - Comic Book People

Tony Fleecs - My Little Pony 
Richard Friend - Forever Evil, Batman the Dark Knight
Joel Gomez - Detective Comics, Batman
Drew Edward Johnson - Wonder Woman 1977

Batton Lash - Wolff & Byrd, Supernatural Law
Chris Moreno - Toy Story, Sidekick
Marat Mychaels - Deadpool, Notti & Nyce

Rafael Navarro - Guns A'Blazin, Sonambul
Tone Rodriguez - Simpsons, Violent Messiahs, Snake Plissken
Mike Wellman - Guns A'Blazin, Mac Afro



Don't forget to add my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook if you haven't.
I am adding a lot of art everywhere...and it's different depending on where you are hanging!


Hey just wanted to post a little note.

I thought in celebration for Inktober I'd really start to add back to this place...I do still have a lot of work in storage (and daily I am unlocking MORE and MORE) so make sure to check through the entire gallery as things become available again.

as most people know...about a year back...there really was a flood of "bootlegging" going on through Deviant art...people were taking things from people's galleries here and selling prints, making merch...on and on. It was really getting out of control, and at one point it seemed like almost every few days
people were being outed for this practice.

I had SO much work here...the only option I had was to basically pull it down for a while.

Because a lot of the work I do is collaborative I do feel a responsibility to the penciler to protect their work...if that means...smaller scans or watermarks. I have to respect their hard work.

anyway...it seems like that storm has blown over for now.

let's have some fun!!
Richard Friend!
:jarkinajar:

you can also find me online here: (my posts vary from page to page...so it's worth adding different ones)
twitter.com/Blasterkid
www.facebook.com/richard.frien…
instagram.com/richard_friend/

Hey just wanted to post a little reminder for people going to Long Beach Comic Con. I am at artist alley table D6...right with all my old Wildstorm friends..Livio Ramondelli ,Joel Gomez, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs are all close by. Here's another little teaser of the work Viktor Bogdanovic and myself have been doing on Batman Arkham Knight.

I wanted to say as comic artists (and I saw Skottie Young mention this...we work ALL the time. I can do 30 days in a row with no day off like it's nothing...I've done months with almost no days off)...these cons are our fun time and chance to say thank you for supporting our work..our passion for drawing...and one of the COOLEST things ever is to meet the people who let us dream these dreams and support our work. Without you there is NO us!!

so come by and say hello
Thank you to Mike Scigliano and the entire Long Beach comic con crew (www.facebook.com/events/655172…) for making this show so awesome. I look forward to it every year!!

THIS weekend Saturday Sept 12th and 13th....ARTIST ALLEY TABLE D6!

Just added up another new Youtube video.


this week we break down sketching and studying..what works and what does NOT work....be aware and check out the new video!!

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON THIS WEEK ARTIST ALLEY CC22 COME BY!!!!!!!!!!!!


please share...I want as many people as possible to be able to benefit from these videos!

Make sure to subscribe to the channel. I am adding 2 new videos a week.

any ideas of questions for future installments? LET ME KNOW!
New Video on You Tube if you haven't checked out my channel yet: BRAND NEW VIDEO ON HOW TO DRAW COMICS!  

How to focus, create, develop, and master techniques to develop your own style. Understand the comics you LOVE and how to bring that element into your work...and build your OWN new arsenal through super powerful composition of pages.

Make sure to subscribe!



Hey I wanted to start adding some new tools to my tool box...although I want to work my finals mainly traditionally, I wanted to really get into digital color and also concept art paintings as well...I think it will add some really neat things to my work....specifically atmosphere and depth/

so anything to do with digital coloring, matte painting, 3D concept art, and also digital painting. Not sure if there's a solid community to learn from and ask questions etc....been looking on youtube and there are a lot of tutorials...but I'd love to interact with other artists working in the mediums and programs.

thanks.
wow ok...the last 3 months have been so crazy.  I was working with David Finch on Wonder Woman and in the back of my mind I kind of knew...once that job was over...I wasn't going back to inking...meaning not inking other artists.  I felt like it really was time to move forward with my own work.  I hit the ground running once I was off the book and really spent the last 3 months having a LOT of fun, working very hard and learning...trying lots of different things...always pushing myself to basically work on things I wasn't very good at...so it might seem random what I post here for the next few weeks.... but I didn't really play to any of my strengths...no reference, no crazy rendered inks, no detailed backgrounds etc...I wanted to focus on what I basically sucked at.  I'd not drawn (penciled) comics style drawings for about 3 years so my stuff was rusty and those muscles although used a LITTLE when inking...it's just not the same...if there's 25 things you use to pencil...inking you really flex maybe 3 of those muscles...

so I had to really knuckle down and get dirty....but it was a lot of fun.

I saw colorist extraordinaire Alex Sinclair had given me a premium membership here and I was very excited to come back...but I had to focus on work first and specifically learning to draw tons of comics style images from my head.

I have a LOT of new art to show...and I am excited to get back into the flow here.

(I am also opening up a lot of my locked deviations here...so the gallery will be nice and full again.  I am working on it right now!)  (click ALL in the gallery to see the FULL gallery as it goes back online...thanks!!)
:)

rich~!
I created a new Facebook page to document my current journey....if you are into tips and behind the scene info..

for sure check it out.  please add a like and follow...and share.

this is the beginning of something hopefully special and you can say I was there when it all began@!

thanks!

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Long Beach comic con is this weekend...

Come by and say hello in artist alley

Table 1313


Don't forget also I'll be doing an inking panel with Art Thibert and Norma Rapmund on Saturday afternoon!!


I wanted to let people here know...there are new videos coming to my youtube channel tomorrow!!  1080 DPI big beautiful videos of incredible art, and the insights behind the creative process of working on them!!


check them out!


here's DIRECT links to the NEW youtube videos~~!!







www.youtube.com/channel/UC7LX4…

also

Long Beach comic con is this weekend...

Come by and say hello in artist alley

Table 1313