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So I am in my new home.  I drove out here on August 1st and it was an uneventful drive, though at ten-and-a-half hours I'm glad it's the last time I'll be doing it.  It's been a busy two weeks of cleaning the house and pulling weeds and then pulling the weeds that grew in place of the weeds I already pulled.  Just a couple of days after arriving I opened the sliding door that leads from the solarium to the yard and found myself face-to-face with a wasp's nest that was about as large as my hand, upon which around 15-20 wasps were perched.  Luckily, it was early morning and they were so sluggish that they didn't even react, so I quickly drove to the store and returned with a can of 'kill on contact' wasp spray that took care of that problem.  I generally leave the insects around here alone, but the nest was just in a really bad spot.  Sorry, guys.

Today I started my 'work schedule' which means that I spent four hours drawing in the morning, then four hours writing in the afternoon.  Or at least that was the plan.  I did get the drawing done, and it felt pretty good.  My elbow was a bit stiff and my fingers a bit achy by the end of it, but that faded quickly enough.  It's been months since I'd sat down to draw, and it has been many years since I spent that much time drawing without a break.  I may have to deal with some swelling in the elbow and knuckles before my arm gets used to drawing this much again, but it will be worth it.

I didn't do any writing, but that's okay.  I'm still doing my research and preparation for that, and will start writing in a week or two.  I will plot 36 (or more) issues of a comic book series that I'd like to start publishing next year.  I also have several ideas for novels that I will develop, with the goal of having at least four or five manuscripts completed in the next ten months.  I am going to try the traditional publishing route for both comics and novels, and will self-publish if it becomes necessary.  In the meantime, I'll be posting artwork (and possibly comic pages) here and on my Tumblr page.  I plan to post cartoons and simple sketches over there, and female muscle and other work here.  I will start uploading art in September, but may do so earlier if I hit my stride quickly enough.  But I will be posting regularly from here on out.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Truby's 'The Anatomy of Story'
  • Watching: Life get interesting.
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee

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MiltonTeruel
Milton Teruel
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Just some practice
It's been months since I drew anything, and years since I spent several hours at the drawing table without a break.  Right now I'm drawing a bit more than four hours a day, trying to get my hands and arms used to the routine.  They're holding up pretty well.  I'm also starting to teach myself coloring techniques, so my art will almost always be in color now.  There should be a gradual improvement over time, but for now I'm mostly just screwing around with the Burn and Dodge tools in Photoshop to see what works and what doesn't.  So here is a heavily-muscled woman wearing standard fantasy armor.  Which is to say, heavy coverage on her arms and legs and... that's pretty much it.
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So I am in my new home.  I drove out here on August 1st and it was an uneventful drive, though at ten-and-a-half hours I'm glad it's the last time I'll be doing it.  It's been a busy two weeks of cleaning the house and pulling weeds and then pulling the weeds that grew in place of the weeds I already pulled.  Just a couple of days after arriving I opened the sliding door that leads from the solarium to the yard and found myself face-to-face with a wasp's nest that was about as large as my hand, upon which around 15-20 wasps were perched.  Luckily, it was early morning and they were so sluggish that they didn't even react, so I quickly drove to the store and returned with a can of 'kill on contact' wasp spray that took care of that problem.  I generally leave the insects around here alone, but the nest was just in a really bad spot.  Sorry, guys.

Today I started my 'work schedule' which means that I spent four hours drawing in the morning, then four hours writing in the afternoon.  Or at least that was the plan.  I did get the drawing done, and it felt pretty good.  My elbow was a bit stiff and my fingers a bit achy by the end of it, but that faded quickly enough.  It's been months since I'd sat down to draw, and it has been many years since I spent that much time drawing without a break.  I may have to deal with some swelling in the elbow and knuckles before my arm gets used to drawing this much again, but it will be worth it.

I didn't do any writing, but that's okay.  I'm still doing my research and preparation for that, and will start writing in a week or two.  I will plot 36 (or more) issues of a comic book series that I'd like to start publishing next year.  I also have several ideas for novels that I will develop, with the goal of having at least four or five manuscripts completed in the next ten months.  I am going to try the traditional publishing route for both comics and novels, and will self-publish if it becomes necessary.  In the meantime, I'll be posting artwork (and possibly comic pages) here and on my Tumblr page.  I plan to post cartoons and simple sketches over there, and female muscle and other work here.  I will start uploading art in September, but may do so earlier if I hit my stride quickly enough.  But I will be posting regularly from here on out.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Truby's 'The Anatomy of Story'
  • Watching: Life get interesting.
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee
Six weeks or so before my move and I'm doing some stuff behind the scenes, but at least a couple of changes will be evident now.  I'm using my real name as my user name and burying "Tonus" and any variants of that name (aside from the occasional video game character, I guess).  Better to build a brand around me than around a user name.  I also organized my gallery into folders, which I will continue to organize when I have time.

I will still not be posting any artwork until August at the earliest.  Writing-wise I am not sure what I will be posting, though I plan to do a lot of writing over the next 6-12 months.  But getting published is a fairly long road with its own pace and roadblocks and I have no idea how long it will take to complete any of the stages beyond creating work and contacting people who might help get it published.  Heck, just learning the industry is taking up a good bit of my time right now, but it's time well spent.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Lots of books
  • Watching: Time move too slowly
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee
Jun 17, 2015
:iconmiltonteruel:MiltonTeruel has changed their username (formerly Tonuss)
First off: I might not post any artwork for the next 4-5 months.  Most of my stuff has been moved to my new home, including my drawing tables and my scanner.  It doesn't mean that I cannot draw or scan, but it's less likely.  And as busy as I am preparing for my move I might not have the time.

Barring the unforeseen, I will be living in Ohio starting in August.  I was born in New York City and have lived here all of my life, but I am looking forward to the quiet suburban (almost rural) life that I'll be living from then on.  I intend to seek a career as a comic-book creator and writer, though the fruits of those efforts will likely not be seen until mid-2016, at which point I should have more than a hundred pages of comic book stories and hopefully a few tens of thousands of words invested in short stories or a novel.  My plan is to post pages and stories here.  I want to preview my comics and writing, but I also intend to develop content specifically for the web, as a way of getting both practice and feedback.  The comic pages will likely be a bit incoherent, since I will probably use them as a way to let off some steam, which means lots of muscles and boobs and face-punching.  The writing will be better planned, though it may be rough at first.  I'm thinking of creating a new character and asking to join the Angel Falls group, to provide a pre-existing structure that he can fit into.  But that's still in the (near?) future.  There are several other goals I have, but those are personal and won't be discussed here, nor will they interfere with my work.

In the meantime I am still here and still checking dA almost every day, and trying not to go out of my mind as I wait for the next three months to pass.
  • Listening to: music
  • Reading: Self-improvement books
  • Watching: time move too slowly
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee

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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
:hug:
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Headbang! 
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saikyoDRAGON Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching
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Mr-Marcus-81 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave bud! :D
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Merry Christmas! :holly::hug:
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Same to you. :)
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I hope that your birthday was a nice one.CheersAhooooy Matey! Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker lolly and his coffee 
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was.  Thanks Ed. :)
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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