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I'm still alive! You didn't think so, did you? How have you been?

I'm planning to release some works on you guys. Soon...

zJoriz out. :salute:
  • Listening to: http://www.pinguinplayer.com/#PinguinontheRocks
  • Reading: Reacher books
  • Watching: Random stuff
  • Playing: Garry's Mod
  • Eating: Ballpoints
  • Drinking: Water
Apologies in advance... this journal's main function is to send an "I'm still alive" signal. After all, it's been more than a year since I last posted.

I haven't done much in the way of drawing during that time. It's like every time I pick up a pencil I can't decide on what to draw -- so many ideas -- so I don't draw anything. To get through that mood I'm starting to doodle randomly again. Should help to clear my head.

As for my personal comic project, I've finally found a good system to make notes and lay out the story into. It's the same problem like with my drawing in general: if I don't get stuff out of my head I'm never gonna start putting pencil lines on paper.
Looks like that story is getting bigger than I expected, by the way. Maybe I should release it as a web comic? I don't like the idea, but it may be the only way to keep the project going.

If you made it this far without falling asleep, thanks for reading and see ya next time ;p
  • Listening to: Grooveshark.com
  • Reading: Manga
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Ballpoints and mechanical pencils
  • Drinking: Ink
8 cities
20 days
13 people in the group
countless anime/manga stores
about 1,400 euros spent
4,998 photos/movies
at least 1mm less profile on the soles of my shoes
1 epic experience

The weather in southwest and central Japan was simply unbelievable, only needed my (light) raincoat two times, very mild and sunny weather otherwise. Back in Holland now, which looks like it's wholeheartedly celebrating Autumn. I don't mind though... it's all in the game.


EDIT: by the way, I'm on dA for 4 years now!
  • Listening to: labtones.com/radio, Pinguin Radio
  • Reading: Gantz
  • Playing: TES4:Oblivion, Borderlands
  • Eating: Ballpoints
I caught my own 18,000th pageview a little while ago. I wonder if that's a cool or pathetic thing though :D
Thanks for visiting everyone!

Meanwhile, I've been drawing some more. Seems like I've developed a taste for tomboyish girls. I think Hayao Miyazaki is to blame, really... I've been watching a lot of Ghibli movies lately.
More of that when I finally finish something! Soon, I hope.

Finally, I'll be going to Japan for 3 weeks in September October. It's something I've wanted to do for several years -- during which every 'going to Japan' journal here on dA made me fairly jealous -- so I finally decided to do it. In fact, I was scheduled to go last April, but the trip was cancelled for obvious reasons. And two subsequent trips in September didn't have enough participants. So October it is.
  • Listening to: labtones.com/radio, KINK FM
  • Playing: Fallout New Vegas, IL-2 1946
  • Eating: Ballpoints
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Looks like it's official: I can write just one new yournal each year without the world exploding or receiving other structural damage of any kind -- not counting the damage it takes normally, of course.

Good, good.

So, I'm here for three years now! 'Bout time I start uploading new stuff, isn't it? :D
  • Listening to: labtones.com/radio
  • Playing: Oblivion, Fallout: New Vegas
  • Eating: Ballpoints
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O hey, that's 16 K already :)



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:pointl: PV HISTORY :pointr:
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| - - -: 2007/09/10 | 01K: 2007/11/12 | 02K: 2007/12/31
| 03K: 2008/02/20 | 04K: 2008/03/22 | 05K: 2008/05/01
| 06K: 2008/06/17 | 07K: 2008/08/08 | 08K: 2008/09/25
| 09K: 2008/11/05 | 10K: 2009/01/12 | 11K: 2009/03/08
| 12K: 2009/05/13 | 13K: 2009/08/11 | 14K: 2009/11/01
| 15K: 2010/01/14 | 16K: 2010/05/13
  • Listening to: Fever Ray and even stranger stuff
  • Watching: an Apple Cinema 22" sceen ^_^
  • Eating: Ballpoints and more edible things
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It's a well-used saying: "there's a first time for everything". Very true, of course...
But honestly, when was the first time you unintendedly set a hard disk on fire?

For me, a few days ago. I tried connecting a second HD to my new (second hand) PC, and it died because of some kind of short circuit. So I took an old HD and connected it: upon startup it CAUGHT FIRE. Seriously. Later I figured that the power supply probably delivered insufficient wattage. Luckily, I had a back-up of all my stuff.




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:pointl: PLUG'D :pointr:
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__________ :iconmenelkir:
Jack Lara -- alias Menelkir -- makes traditional artworks of superb quality. His works display diverse styles and subjects, and appear to be mostly done with the help of reference pictures and real life refs. The results are neat and realistic. Check out some examples: stairs | aaaaa | avecilla


__________ :iconsilnc:
Gabriel Simonds (silnc) utilises different techniques to make his works, and the results are sometimes fun, sometimes dark and dynamic, but always stylish. Check 'm out: Tapping into the Unreal | cat 11.9.08 | raiden


__________ :iconbaryl333:
baryl333 says he's working on a novel with some friends. Knowing his writing style, I'd say it should provide good entertainment and depth of story. Here's the first page: Eris:1.1 End of Exile




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:pointl: FRIENDS :pointr:
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:iconannejasmijnbazar: :icongarylaibart: :iconkleeng: :iconmenelkir: :iconxenias-pathompong:  
:iconrhaynes37: :iconbaryl333: :icondreamweaverno1: :iconmagicinlay: :icondoujinshi-ka:




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:pointl: PV HISTORY :pointr:
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:pointr: ----: 2007/09/10 :pointr: 01K: 2007/11/12 :pointr: 02K: 2007/12/31
:pointr: 03K: 2008/02/20 :pointr: 04K: 2008/03/22 :pointr: 05K: 2008/05/01
:pointr: 06K: 2008/06/17 :pointr: 07K: 2008/08/08  :pointr: 08K: 2008/09/25
:pointr: 09K: 2008/11/05  :pointr: 10K: 2009/01/12 :pointr: 11K: 2009/03/08
:pointr: 12K: 2009/05/13  :pointr: 13K: 2009/08/11
  • Listening to: Kink FM & mp3s
  • Reading: Work stuff
  • Watching: an Apple Cinema 22" sceen ^_^
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Ballpoints and edible things
  • Drinking: Tap water
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:pointl: PLUG'D :pointr:
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__________ :iconmenelkir:
Jack Lara -- alias Menelkir -- makes traditional artworks of superb quality. His works display diverse styles and subjects, and appear to be mostly done with the help of reference pictures and real life refs. The results are neat and realistic. Check out some examples: stairs | aaaaa | avecilla


__________ :iconsilnc:
Gabriel Simonds (silnc) utilises different techniques to make his works, and the results are sometimes fun, sometimes dark and dynamic, but always stylish. Check 'm out: Tapping into the Unreal | cat 11.9.08 | raiden


__________ :iconbaryl333:
baryl333 says he's working on a novel with some friends. Knowing his writing style, I'd say it should provide good entertainment and depth of story. Here's the first page: Eris:1.1 End of Exile




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I recently hit 10k pageviews! :dance:

Computer's still down, so the fate of the photoshop WIP I intended to finish to celebrate my first dA anniversary remains unknown. The request for baryl333 has a better chance. Hang in there, David...




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:pointl: FRIENDS :pointr:
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:iconannejasmijnbazar: :icongarylaibart: :iconkleeng: :iconmenelkir: :iconxenias-pathompong:  
:iconrhaynes37: :iconbaryl333: :icondreamweaverno1: :iconmagicinlay: :icondoujinshi-ka:




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:pointl: PV HISTORY :pointr:
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:pointr: ----: 2007/09/10 :pointr: 01K: 2007/11/12 :pointr: 02K: 2007/12/31
:pointr: 03K: 2008/02/20 :pointr: 04K: 2008/03/22 :pointr: 05K: 2008/05/01
:pointr: 06K: 2008/06/17 :pointr: 07K: 2008/08/08  :pointr: 08K: 2008/09/25
:pointr: 09K: 2008/11/05  :pointr: 10K: 2009/01/12 :pointr: 11K: 2009/03/08
  • Listening to: Kink FM & mp3s
  • Reading: Work stuff
  • Watching: an Apple Cinema 22" sceen ^_^
  • Playing: TES4 0blivion, VTM Bloodlines
  • Eating: Ballpoints and edible things
  • Drinking: Tap water
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The game Fallout 3 will ship at the end of this month -- I can't wait. While it looks like one huge sandbox combination of other great games (Oblivion, VTM: Bloodlines, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., several classy shooters and even GTA) and therefore won't score very high originality marks, it also looks like great fun! I missed a certain feeling of naturality and freedom in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that will be present in this game from the looks of it, and the reason I mentioned GTA is because of the humor. I also trust Bethesda to put in sufficient depth and story, seeing how they handled Morrowind and Oblivion.

EDIT: I bought it yesterday but have yet to play it. Maybe a computer upgrade is needed before I can anyway.
EDIT II: Yup, I need a compu upgrade. Damnit T_T

I never played Fallout 1 or 2, but I'm pretty sure this will get me addicted to the series from now on.
prepareforthefuture.com
official site



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I just wanted to plug someone here:
:icongarylaibart: is a professional artist who makes commissions for various companies, so it seems. Especially his portrait sketches are worth checking out, because they make obvious how skilled he is with anatomy & a pencil. Every little bit of shading, every line is a strong enhancement to the depth and atmosphere surrounding the characters.
Here are some recent ones: Tim's Father | Character Portraits 2 | Sergie.
Despite the fine quality of his works, it's a bit too silent around his gallery to my taste. Go and visit him!


In other news, my dA account turned 1 on September 10. I still need to make a celebration piece for it, that's why I'm still keeping a line about it in my journal.

Also still gotta make the requested piece for :iconbaryl333:



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FRIENDS
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:iconannejasmijnbazar: :icongarylaibart: :iconkleeng: :iconmenelkir:
:iconxenias-pathompong:  :iconironhenry: :iconrhaynes37:  :iconjpcespedes:
:iconbaryl333: :icondreamweaverno1: :iconmagicinlay: :icondoujinshi-ka:



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CONTESTS
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:iconprincesselemmiriel: PrincessElemmiriel's WELCOME TO WONDERLAND contest
:iconmagicinlay: magicinlay's FLYFF contest

Want your contest plugged here? Send me a note. ^_^



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PV HISTORY
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:star-empty: 0: 2007/09/10 :star-empty: 1K: 2007/11/12 :star-empty: 2K: 2007/12/31 :star-empty: 3K: 2008/02/20 :star-empty: 4K: 2008/03/22 :star-empty: 5K: 2008/05/01 :star-empty: 6K: 2008/06/17 :star-empty: 7K: 2008/08/08  :star-empty: 8K: 2008/09/25 :star-empty: 9K: 2008/11/05
  • Listening to: Kink FM
  • Reading: Work stuff
  • Watching: an Apple Cinema 22" sceen ^_^
  • Playing: TES4 0blivion, VTM Bloodlines
  • Eating: Ballpoints and edible things
  • Drinking: Tap water
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Starting tomorrow evening, I will vanish from the face of the planet. I will vaporize, disintegrate to dust, liquefy or split into neat little cubes of atoms (not sure what method I prefer). In any case, any attempt to locate and/or contact me will be utterly futile ^_^
Until...

EDIT 21 Aug: Okay, I'm back from vacation. :peace:



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FRIENDS
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:iconannejasmijnbazar: :icongarylaibart: :iconkleeng: :iconmenelkir:
:iconxenias-pathompong:  :iconxardan: :iconironhenry: :iconrhaynes37:
:iconbrandyrosa: :iconjpcespedes:  :iconbaryl333: :icondreamweaverno1:
:iconmagicinlay: :iconteruchan: :iconksiopeaslight: :icondoujinshi-ka:




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CONTESTS
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Want your contest plugged here? Send me a note. ^_^




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PV HISTORY
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:star-empty: 0: 2007/09/10 :star-empty: 1K: 2007/11/12 :star-empty: 2K: 2007/12/31 :star-empty: 3K: 2008/02/20 :star-empty: 4K: 2008/03/22 :star-empty: 5K: 2008/05/01 :star-empty: 6K: 2008/06/17 :star-empty: 7K: 2008/08/08
  • Listening to: Kink FM
  • Reading: Work stuff
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Playing: TES4 0blivion, NFS5
  • Eating: Ballpoints and edible things
  • Drinking: Tap water
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:snowflake: RANT
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Oh... 7K now!



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:snowflake: FRIENDS
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:iconannejasmijnbazar:  :icongarylaibart:  :iconkleeng:  :iconmenelkir:  :iconxenias-pathompong:  
:iconxardan:  :iconironhenry:  :iconrhaynes37:  :iconbrandyrosa:  :iconjpcespedes:  
:iconbaryl333:  :icondreamweaverno1:  :iconmagicinlay:  :iconteruchan:  :iconksiopeaslight:  :icondoujinshi-ka:




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:snowflake: CONTESTS
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none I'd like to plug right now ^_^




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:snowflake: PV HISTORY
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:star-empty: 0: 2007/09/10  :star-empty: 1K: 2007/11/12  :star-empty: 2K: 2007/12/31  :star-empty: 3K: 2008/02/20   :star-empty: 4K: 2008/03/22  :star-empty: 5K: 2008/05/01  :star-empty: 6K: 2008/06/17  :star-empty: 7K: 2008/08/08
  • Listening to: Kink FM
  • Reading: Comments
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Playing: TES4 0blivion, NFS5
  • Eating: Stuff
  • Drinking: Tap water
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:star-empty: BY THE WAY -- March 17, 2008
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Still an attention whore. That's how I get my pageviews...

More interesting news: if anyone is looking to buy a very pretty 80s sports car, send me a note. I've got one and need to get rid of it because of the :twocents:



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:star-empty: FRIENDS
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:iconannejasmijnbazar:  :icongarylaibart:  :iconkleeng:  :iconmenelkir:  
:iconxenias-pathompong:  :iconxardan:  :iconironhenry:  :iconrhaynes37:  
:iconbrandyrosa:  :iconjpcespedes:  :iconbaryl333:  :icondreamweaverno1:  
:iconmagicinlay:  :iconteruchan:  :iconksiopeaslight:  :iconcs-chan:



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:star-empty: CONTESTS
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:iconclayscence: Clayscence's OC Contest
:iconhotart-club: Hot Art's "Show me hot" Contest



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:star-empty: PV HISTORY
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:star-empty: 0: 2007/09/10  :star-empty: 1K: 2007/11/12  :star-empty: 2K: 2007/12/31  :star-empty: 3K: 2008/02/20   :star-empty: 4K: 2008/03/22
  • Listening to: Hayseed Dixie
  • Reading: Comments
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Playing: 08L1V10N
  • Eating: Bread and whatnot
  • Drinking: Tap water
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:star: RANT -- Feb 1, 2008
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Ah, Februari...
When I'm cycling to my work, I'm having trouble to keep my cap on my head and don't be blown off the road altogether. But that's good. First of all I get a little muscle training. Secondly, I get to wake up properly. Thirdly, the city smells bad when there's no wind. So yay for wind ^_^

Job's doing a good job keeping me busy, and that's good also. I just got a contract, it'd be a shame if I had nothing to do, wouldn't it?


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:star: FRIENDS
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:iconannejasmijnbazar:  :icongarylaibart:  :iconkleeng:  :iconmenelkir:  
:iconxenias-pathompong:  :iconxardan:  :iconironhenry:  :iconrhaynes37:  
:iconbrandyrosa:  :iconjpcespedes:  :iconbaryl333:  :icondreamweaverno1:  
:iconmagicinlay:  :iconteruchan:


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:star: CONTEST
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:iconclayscence: OC Contest: clayscence.deviantart.com/jour…


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:star: PV HISTORY
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:star-empty: 0: 2007/09/10  :star-empty: 1K: 2007/11/12  :star-empty: 2K: 2007/12/31
  • Listening to: The cooling fan of an old iMac in the corner
  • Reading: dA posts
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Playing: Unreal Tournament. Version 1.
  • Eating: Noodles :D
  • Drinking: Tap water
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On March 20, 2006, I made this drawing: zjoriz.deviantart.com/art/2006… . I wasn't a member of deviantART back then, and the only stuff I had seen from dA was iDNAR's.

I finally started colouring it a few days ago: zjoriz.deviantart.com/art/2007…


However minutes after I posted the first WIP I found this excellent drawing by *DaneRot in someone's favourites: danerot.deviantart.com/art/Seq…
It was posted on April 5, 2006!
:icondanerot:


So we couldn't have seen each other's art, but we both pictured a woman in a WWII fighter plane, performing a barrel roll... That's a pretty freaky coincidence 0_o. The ladies even have got a quite similar jawline!


There are differences of course: my drawing's supposed to be Russian-themed and the plane is fictional, while DaneRot says he made a Japanese A6M Zero. Mine was made in photoshop, his in Illustrator. And of course, he's got that very stylish comic work that I don't have -- it's probably more historically accurate, too.



My related drawings: zjoriz.deviantart.com/art/2005…




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:: FRIENDS ::
:iconannejasmijnbazar:  :icongarylaibart:  :iconkleeng:  :iconmenelkir:  :iconxenias-pathompong:  :iconxardan:  :iconironhenry:  :iconrhaynes37:  :iconbrandyrosa:  :iconjpcespedes:  :iconbaryl333:
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:: OTHER STUFF ::
I have deleted a batch of drawings that no-one was looking at, and have used the new dA system to put all my stuff into folders. When you click one of the folders you will also see al my scraps that fit in that category.
  • Listening to: The cooling fan of an old iMac in the corner
  • Reading: dA posts
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Playing: "life": I don't like the rules though
  • Eating: Noodles :D
  • Drinking: Tap water
In my last journal I predicted I would be drawing less than I used to, but it seems it's not too bad after all. After my last Gaming-wave I had a Working-wave, immediately followed by: a Drawing wave! W00t!

The reason is: Ecchi.

I used to hate all forms of manga until :iconannejasmijnbazar: persuaded me to watch Dragonball Z, I think around 10 years ago. Then I liked DBZ, but hated all other manga/anime styles. Until Naruto replaced DBZ. Then Elfen Lied replaced Naruto. Then came Chrno Crusade. Then Death Note. Even Azumanga Daioh.

Next thing I knew, I was drawing Hentai stuff (which, for everybody's safety, I will NOT post here ^_^). Nowadays I just love :heart: those kawaii eyes of Ecchi girls. Sorry, I just can't help it.

So I'll be posting stuff that borders on Ecchi. Please don't hate me for it :blushes:



PS. I still think most Chibi is evil, though
  • Watching: The deviantART site
  • Eating: Whatever can be made ready in 5 minutes
  • Drinking: Tap water
YAY!
I've been busy posting over seven years of drawings on dA, and this is the moment:
I've got 83 deviations and 17 scaps. 100 submissions! B-)


Things will probably slow down now, though, since nowadays I don't draw as much as I used to. :|


But no worries, there WILL be more!



See you,
Joris
  • Listening to: Kink FM
  • Playing: Oblivion
I'm Joris and I was planning to launch a website for my drawings -- for the small percentage of my drawings I deem good enough to put onine, that is. But I've been planning for several years now, and never put it into reality.

deviantART is a good and quick alternative, plus it's a far more public place than my own site would be. So, no more hiding. I'm posting my stuff for all to see & enjoy.

I apologise for the quality, which is low in some pictures -- especially the ones I had to scan in several parts. My scanner is quite old and it's got dust on the back side (!) of the glass, so it delivers greasy-looking digital files that take some amount of PhotoShopping to get right.

Well anyway, hope you enjoy,
zJoriz