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Hello guys, I think it's been like half a year since my last anything here.

There's been a lot going on and I'm sorry for not being here making art and stuff. I thought I should give some excuses for my absence.
I try to keep it short.

Okay so, sometime during December things got a bit wild. After a failed suicide attempt, death by hanging (yeah I know, stupid), I was first hospitalized and then moved to this rehabilitation center for my detoxification. I actually volunteered, since no-one can force me to it. I was there for some time having these discussions with doctors and shrinks about my alcoholism. I got out when I felt ready and my detoxification continued at home for some time. It wasn't actually that bad, it's not like in the movies. 

By the time I got back home I started again at the kindergarten. Stayed there for a couple of months and then started in a grade school as a teaching assistant. It was a short job as meant to be but I really liked it.
Then I got a chance to work as a graphic designer. Believe me, I didn't really enjoy it but got the job done anyway.
Then again some short shit jobs, like a remover (you know, carrying furniture and driving). The absolute worst were the 11 hour shifts at a demolition site as a construction worker. But I got it done and it payed really well.

On my spare time I've had my hands full with making tattoos and selling art. I'm still a beginner in tattooing, but there are always people graving for cheap tattoos, so I've had my share of paying customers. 

Not only that I've been working my arse off, I'm also planning to move with my spouse in the near future. It's a lot of work and I already got my hands full so things are a bit tense.

On a side note, I know I'm mostly known of my fanworks here. I haven't watched MLP in a very long time. I just haven't had a chance. I don't know if I'm interested in it anymore, but we'll see. I'm planning to do something anyway.

Glad to be here once again, I hope you've been doing great :-)  





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You can call me Joe
I'm just a lonely closet brony. I study arts, make music, have my own art projects and every now and then I have the time to draw some pony stuff. I used to have a teeny tiny drinking problem but that's in the past now. I hope so. Anyway, that's the deal with the name.
I use Indian ink and nibs in my works, hatching and cross-hatching is the technique. Watercolors too sometimes. But I want to highlight the fact that I don't work digitally, even though some might think so.

I made a song, go and check it out…

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elpachonisimo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Writer
Tus trabajos son simplemente épicosClapping Pony Icon - Applejack  
NGPegasus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Sad to know you might not be interested in MLP anymore... I really love your art of it. I've been looking at them way before I joined this site.
Teknibaal Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I'm so glad to see you back, friend..I got really worried when I read about the suicide attempt, but it seems to be better for you nowadays. If you ever want to talk about it, I'm here for you!
Anyway, take good care of yourself.
WHiteash6 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
hey how have you been? I remembered your name after a year and felt like seeing whats up.
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there. Uh, remember that pony picture you drew a long while ago with Twi and Spike titled Forgotten? Do you remember me telling you that it inspired me to write a story based of what I thought might have lead up to the picture? Well I've just re-written/modified the heck out of my pony fan-story based off your picture and now it's not related to my little pony with a rather different story.

However it still has the same feel as what I got from your picture. I'm trying to get my short story published and I was wondering if you would maybe be up to doing a commission so my shortstory has a cover art for it.

I was hoping I would pay and you would create an image kind of like the Forgotten image but without all the Hasbro copyright characters in it. Then I would have an image of my own I could use for the cover art of my story without worrying about getting sued by a corporate juggernaut like Hasbro. So I'm asking: Will you take my commission?
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if you remember me but one of your pictures inspired me to write a story and I am still a fan of you're work. I don't know if this means anything to you but I'm letting you know I'll miss ya. Sorry you have to go.
FlutterYay56 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you chose to do traditional work. You are really talented! I'm amazed!
Sgt-Tater-Tot Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Your art style is fantastic. I would say the best, but no style is the best. Also, no Vinyl?
IWillMissThisWorld Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Has anyone ever told you that you're amazing? I just wondered, since your style is amazing, your clearly a very inspired person, I know from personal experience that you're a very inspirational person, and you have the most incredible emotional resilience I have ever seen. I only found out about you and your struggle today, and already you have my undying respect as a artist and as a person. I hope you find happiness soon.
Just in case you haven't been told already, I'll tell you now.
You are amazing.
dervonnebenaan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Speaking about your technique... When exactly do you do the coloring? As the very last step? One would think that the watercolour would smudge the ink. Also, it looks as if the ink was painted over the color.
Do you make rough sketches, fill the pony-shapes with colour and then draw with ink?
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