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Rogue One
Here's a private commission for a Star Wars fan. So much fun to draw, and I loved Rogue One by the way. :) Check my Twitter for more regular art, updates, behind the scenes, and all that stuff. ZhouRules

-Chris
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Holiday Commissions
Doing holiday commissions! Only $25, free shipping (to US), will arrive before Christmas! Very limited spots!

-Chris
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Heirs 1 Process
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Here's a little process for anyone interested. My process is different depending on the project, deadline, etc. 

For this book, I'm coloring my own work, so this is all me, from beginning to end (other than the script). I'll post more of this project later on, and may do a video of my process in the future. Thanks for looking!
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Hi! Comic colorists, post samples below if you can commit to several issues of work. Ideally looking for color styles like Matt Hollingsworth and Jordie Bellaire. Colors that focus more on color palette, mood, and storytelling, rather than rendering and realism. We may have you color a sample page, just in case. Thanks!

-Chris
I have a feeling very few are reading this. 

However, I felt the need to post.

I created this DeviantART account 9 years ago. NINE. I was in high school, drawing all the time, longing for a sense of community. I found it here. As someone who couldn't afford art school, this is where I learned. My goal was to become a comic artist. The friends I made here led to my first published comic book gig in 2010. And for that, I'm eternally thankful. 

Then I started getting off track. I was inspired by too many things, and was too young (naive?) to focus. I started taking any art related job I could, and taught myself a lot. I made a living for a while on random commissions, non comic related, but still art. I learned and grew a lot as an artist, but not as a person. Which led to massive burnout. I burned out so hard, I lost my apartment in 2011. I then became somewhat of an apprentice to multiple entrepreneurs, and started my own business that partnered with a multimillion (now billion) dollar company. 
-I traveled the world
-I grew as a person
-Life was exciting and fast paced. 

Next thing you know, 2011 turns into 2015. Then my best friend in the world, my dog Buster, got sick. Because I was my own boss, with residual income, I was able to take 6 months taking care of my dog. He lost his ability to walk, so I took him on trips around the country. I carried him everywhere. He then passed away, and my heart shattered. I locked myself in and did some soul searching. Nothing like losing someone close to remind you how short life is. I suddenly remembered my dreams. My original dreams. I was a kid again. But with new knowledge. 

I started drawing again. Heavily. Every day. But there was no longer burnout. I found ways to keep it fresh, while staying focused. I went from illustrating covers and trading cards to just comics. Remembering that childhood dream. I sent my portfolio out every day, and got 10 rejection letters a WEEK. Then I finally got a job. Which led to several others. In the past year, I've become the main artist on 3 different series, soon to be published. I've also secured more work for the future (about a year's worth of work). I'm making my way back into comics, and don't remember being this happy in years. I felt that this was a post I needed to make on Deviantart and Deviantart alone, because this is where I started. For anyone still around here, thank you for your friendship. For anyone new stumbling upon this, welcome to my journey. 

-Chris
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Chris Shehan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm Chris Shehan, a freelance illustrator, mainly in comics, and co-founder to a small art studio full of talented folks called Badassery Studios. And I think you're pretty cool ;).

Current Residence: Las Cruces, New Mexico
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Favourite genre of music: pretty much all
Favourite style of art: Comic art, concept art, any sort of illustration
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: PSP, iPod, and my cell phone =P
Shell of choice: she sells sea shells
Skin of choice: Kate Beckinsale's
Favourite cartoon character: Spidey, Peter Griffin, Hank Hill
Personal Quote: "In art, everything anyone teaches you becomes part of your style...." -Michael Turner
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spartan-locke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
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Happy Birthday! :D
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Happy Date o' Birth!
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orabich Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks for the :+fav: ILUSTRACION IRON MAN.

 

 

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