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Here's a preview to COP#2 written by Sam Bruch and illustrated by me published by Advent Comics.
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Hey all! If this journal is reaching you then you probably already know a bit about Modern Days, the adult graphic novel written by James Ellis and drawn by me. The Kickstarter we're currently running has some incredible incentives. Please check it out! A £3 pledge gets a pdf copy of the finished book and hi res wall papers for all your devices plus the eternal gratitude of the creators. Can't pledge? Hey, times are tough, I get that! Please take the moment to visit the project page and share the link....help us spread the word out!
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Hey all! If this journal is reaching you then you probably already know a bit about Modern Days, the adult graphic novel written by James Ellis and drawn by me. The Kickstarter we're currently running has some incredible incentives. Please check it out! A £3 pledge gets a pdf copy of the finished book and hi res wall papers for all your devices plus the eternal gratitude of the creators. Can't pledge? Hey, times are tough, I get that! Please take the moment to visit the project page and share the link....help us spread the word out!
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Been working on multiple projects (none my own unfortunately) and recently completed Nuestra Cosa. I've posted a lot of my recent paid gigs, but there's still so much I can't share yet. I just picked up a few more watchers and realized I hadn't really shown any of you what I've been up to.....so check out the recent additions to the gallery and as always, thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS
Sorry I haven't been keeping up on DA (my home away from FB). Super busy at the moment! Hired to do pages for "Nuestra Cosa". 6 pages in to 26 and I can't share till it's all done....grrrrr....Doing product work for an Austin based BBQ company. It'll be nice seeing my work on store shelves again....and trying my damnedest to find time for my Aria pages. All that on top of a short stack of commissions adds up to "Where did the time go?". Be patient with me, don't drop me from your watch list and I promise some amazing stuff is coming!

Just to whet your appetite...a preview from the Aria prologue....
joeydes.deviantart.com/art/Pro…
As always, thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS
Hey guys! Just wanted to let everyone know I'm about to dump a LARGE portion of my gallery. A lot of the older stuff isn't representative of my art anymore. It's all downloadable so if there's anything you like the time to dl is now-ish. Once it's deleted I don't think it'll show in your favs anymore. 
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JoeyDeS
Hey guys! Just wanted to let everyone know I'm about to dump a LARGE portion of my gallery. A lot of the older stuff isn't representative of my art anymore. It's all downloadable so if there's anything you like the time to dl is now-ish. Once it's deleted I don't think it'll show in your favs anymore. 
Thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS
Okay, haven't done a journal entry in a while...been mostly quiet 'round these parts lately. Been working on a few different things. Trying to finish up a few commissions, entering contests, putting together a web page, work and family. Not in that order. I found a web company that offers free web pages (you can get a personal domain name for $) only hitch, the free account has WIX ads sporadically around the page. No big, I thought, so I put together a few pages to spotlight a few of my favorite pieces somewhere other than DA, offer some prints at a reasonable price and move my commission info over there...here's the link
joendee06.wix.com/the-art-of-j…

Also, I entered a Talenthouse creative invite a while ago. The Experience Genie was looking for a new mask design. Something kinder and more inviting. Well, he found it! I won and my design will be made into a mask for the Genie himself! No big cash purse (mostly Genie merch, an interview on his site and a cast of the mask design), but a chance to get one of my designs out there to be seen. Here are those links and the winning design......
www.talenthouse.com/creativein…
www.facebook.com/ExperienceGen…
Experience Genie Mask Submission by JOEYDES

Working on a project that some of you have seen hints of in my gallery. I won't go into detail about it now (as it's in a very raw form), but suffice it to say, that's where a large chunk of my free time is going these days.

As always, thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS


The Holidays are over and things start to settle back to normal. A pleasant change of pace for me, at least. Commissions are open, for the time being. Some small changes.....no longer accepting points (except on busts) and some SALE prices on certain items.
  
Waist up/Bust in Blackline simple bg: $10/800 pt. (+$5/400pt. each additional figure)
week 40 WIP by JOEYDES  Lamia cast:'adrian by JOEYDES  Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES
SALE!!! WAIST UP/BUST SHOTS FOR $5 PER! (NOT FOR POINTS)

Full figure in Blackline simple bg: $15 (+$10 each additional figure)
Circus inks by JOEYDES  new project by JOEYDES  Buffy vs Blade by JOEYDES

Paneled 10/15" page in Blackline simple bg's: $35 (no character limit within reason)
Pummel SF-1 by JOEYDES  LOD p3 inks by JOEYDES      
SALE!!!: 10/15 PANELED PAGES FOR THE INSANE PRICE OF $15 PER PAGE (MIN. 10 PG. ORDER)
WON'T LAST!!! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS NOW BEFORE I COME TO MY SENSES!!!

Waist up/Bust in color simple bg: $15 (+$10 each additional figure)
No idea by JOEYDES  week 40 by JOEYDES  Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in color simple bg: $20 (+$15 each additional figure)
Tool by JOEYDES   Jinn by JOEYDES  The Fallen by JOEYDES

Cover/Splash pages in color: $35 (No character limit within reason)
AvsX Tribute battle by JOEYDES  Lesson by JOEYDES    No Smoking Color by JOEYDES  

I also do concept work: Price to be negotiated according to project
This includes turn arounds/multiple costumes/scenarios all in sketch/blackline and color.
SALE!!! CONCEPT WORK FOR STANDARD PRICE!! $100USD GETS A PACKAGE WORTH $200 OR MORE! ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED PIECES(TURN AROUND, MULTIPLE COSTUMES/SCENARIOS IN BLACKLINE AND COLOR PLUS!!!!....A SPLASH PAGE!


Unlike many other artists offering commission work I keep a very old school ideal in mind. You pay for the work IT IS YOURS. To do with as you will. Use it commercially(if you have the right) privately, what have you. I won't even post a commission to my gallery without permission. Any work paid for I give up all rights to. That includes concept work.
No topic restriction within reason (sexually suggestive=ok.....baby mutilations=you get blocked)

How it works! I'm opening 10 spots to see if they fill up. Note me with a request (containing as much detail and ref as you can manage) and I get back to you with a sketch/sketches/color palates and plots. You choose to go ahead adding notes as to changes and pay in full for the project. Either to my paypal or to my DA account. Depending upon how many commissions come in and the scope of your request I can guarantee a 72 hr to 1 week turn around. So grab your spot now!!



Thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS
Hey everybody! I've stopped blogging in this journal so I could keep my commissions list up, but I need everyone's support over @ Talenthouse.com.....the last time I entered a contest there I placed amongst the finalists in Stan Lee's competition. I've been waiting for the right creative invite to submit again and TA-DA...hee it is. 47 Ronins. The is to design a mythical creature based off of the movies inspiration. Check out my submission here and if you think it's worthy...VOTE!.......www.talenthouse.com/creativein…
Some projects come some projects go. That's how it is, I suppose. For those that watch me, you might know I was working with Tim Gray on his 2 Graves graphic novel. The KS campaign was underwhelming so the project is kind of stalled. On the bright side, I do get to open commissions back up! Some things have changed, but mostly it's the same. Prices have jumped by a five spot and I'm only accepting points for bust commissions (I warned everyone last round it was gonna happen) STILL SUPER AFFORDABLE!!!! Nowhere near what my prices were. I've also opened 3 slots for art trades...only the three. 
Price list as follows:
  
Waist up/Bust in Blackline simple bg: $10/800 pt. (+$5/400pt. each additional figure)
week 40 WIP by JOEYDES  Lamia cast:'adrian by JOEYDES  Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in Blackline simple bg: $15 (+$10 each additional figure)
Circus inks by JOEYDES  new project by JOEYDES  Buffy vs Blade by JOEYDES

Paneled 10/15" page in Blackline simple bg's: $35 (no character limit within reason)
Pummel SF-1 by JOEYDES  LOD p3 inks by JOEYDES      

Waist up/Bust in color simple bg: $15/800pt (+$10 each additional figure)
No idea by JOEYDES  week 40 by JOEYDES  Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in color simple bg: $20 (+$15 each additional figure)
Tool by JOEYDES   Jinn by JOEYDES  The Fallen by JOEYDES

Cover/Splash pages in color: $35 (No character limit within reason)
AvsX Tribute battle by JOEYDES  Lesson by JOEYDES    No Smoking Color by JOEYDES  

I also do concept work: Price to be negotiated according to project
This includes turn arounds/multiple costumes/scenarios all in sketch/blackline and color.


Unlike many other artists offering commission work I keep a very old school ideal in mind. You pay for the work IT IS YOURS. To do with as you will. Use it commercially(if you have the right) privately, what have you. I won't even post a commission to my gallery without permission. Any work paid for I give up all rights to. That includes concept work.
No topic restriction within reason (sexually suggestive=ok.....baby mutilations=you get blocked)

How it works! I'm opening 10 spots to see if they fill up. Note me with a request (containing as much detail and ref as you can manage) and I get back to you with a sketch/sketches/color palates and plots. You choose to go ahead adding notes as to changes and pay in full for the project. Either to my paypal or to my DA account. Depending upon how many commissions come in and the scope of your request I can guarantee a 72 hr to 1 week turn around. So grab your spot now!!

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ART TRADES:
a.:icontigershark06:
b.:iconsjdrake2006:
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A modest sampling of previous commissions:
Kan OC Comm by JOEYDES   RPG Comm by JOEYDES
Comm8b by JOEYDES   Darkelf4 Comm by JOEYDES
Two Graves by JOEYDES   Bust Comm by JOEYDES
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JoeyDeS
  • Listening to: Concrete Blonde
  • Reading: Notes
  • Watching: Firefly
  • Playing: ...around.
  • Eating: crow.
  • Drinking: the tears of small children.
So, if you saw the last journal entry you saw the Kickstarter post...YAY! We went 35% in the first week....still a ways to go, but I'm hopeful. I've been working steadily on an enormous commission for :iconpcraven:. Helping him develop his fantasy RPG has been an awesome experience thus far! Keep an eye on that guy! The world he's been creating for years is rich with detail and creative approaches to fantasy in general.
Lastly, I've just opened a Society6 online store....all of the art there (available on a variety of merchandise) has been posted here, but as soon as time permits, I'll be doing exclusive art for that site so keep an eye on it!

If this KS campaign hits then I'll be quite busy for the next few months getting the art down for the 2Graves graphic novel. If not, I have plans to run my own KS campaign. Not sure which project to pursue at the moment, but if you know my art at all you know to expect magic, fantasy and monsters...lol. 

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  • Reading: terms and conditions
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  • Playing: I soooo want to say something naughty
  • Eating: pancakes
  • Drinking: coffee
2graveslogo by JOEYDES

Two Graves is a hundred page graphic novel written and created by Tim Gray and illustrated by :iconjoeydes: <---me!
When I first got hired on to the project I saw it as a crime noir south of the border. As Tim wrote more pages my perception of the story grew with it. On one hand we have Oscar. A sympathetic character driven by thoughts of revenge. On the other there is El Puņo. A bloodthirsty cartel boss and the object of Oscar's revenge. Simple enough story, I thought. Until I continued to read and found rival cartels, armies of hooded mercenaries, ghost towns, ancient aztec gods, monsters and my jaw on the floor. 

I've never been a part of a Kisckstarter campaign, but this is where I find myself. 100 pages, a tall order, for sure, but one I am excited to sink my teeth into. This isn't my campaign....I'm just the hired hand, but I stand firmly behind Tim and the world he's created. The writing is solid and the art is...well, you be the judge. I'm having a blast giving form to Tim's thoughts and doing the sequential storytelling I love.

Visit the KS page here....www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

Donate a $100 or a $1...anything to support independant comics. Lots of great incentives! Bring Two Graves home to your shelf.

Thanks for the support!
Here's a sampling of some of the concept art and paneled pages.



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  • Listening to: Madagascar3 from the next room
  • Reading: scripts
  • Watching: Suits re-runs
  • Playing: Chess
  • Eating: pizza w/ bacon &amp; pepperoni
  • Drinking: dt. dr pepper
Had a few minutes so I "managed" my prints. Dropped a lot of the older stuff, but kept what I think are the choiciest pieces. Oh, and dropped my commission percent to 0%. I've never sold any of them so I thought I'd give everyone the chance to pick one up and only have to pay the "house", so to speak. All of my gallery is downloadable so, I never really saw the point and most of my files are high res....so go nuts folks! Dl and print 'em out! Use 'em as wallpaper! I get a kick out of the idea that some of you out there enjoy my work and just the thought that somewhere someone has my art as a wallpaper...or on a bulletin board in their office...or had it printed as a poster....it swells the heart. I appreciate everyone who has added me to their watch list and even though I've been a little slow on the upload recently, I have plans to show my appreciation.
Again, as always-
Thanks for watching!
JoeyDeS
  • Listening to: Madagascar3 from the next room
  • Reading: scripts
  • Watching: Suits re-runs
  • Playing: Chess
  • Eating: pizza w/ bacon &amp; pepperoni
  • Drinking: dt. dr pepper
I've decided to close my commissions list for a while. I just accepted two very large-ish projects and wanted to make sure I have the time to complete both in a timely manner. One I can't share here on DA as yet, but it involves a Kickstarter campaign so all will be revealed. The other will most likely be shared here on DA. The commissions lists were a huge success as far as I'm concerned. Everyone was very happy with the art and I was very happy to be paid...lol. After almost 3 years on DA I'm coming up on 15k pageviews and just passed 500 deviations. I wanted to thank all my watchers and everyone who offered a critique whether I took the advice or not, it's always nice to hear from other artists and see things from another perspective.

I've been writing quite a bit so after these two projects close I'll probably take some time and stretch out some slightly atrophied creative muscles. It's a blast doing commissions, but there are stories that need to be told....and since they're in MY head I guess it's my job to tell them.

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  • Reading: notes
  • Watching: Continuum
  • Playing: Chess
  • Eating: fettucini bolognese
  • Drinking: coffee
Just hit my 14k pageview. It feels nice to know that people are checking out the gallery and visiting the page. Makes me all warm and fuzzy....or is that the tequila? Anyway, thinking of doing something special for the 15k milestone. Maybe another screenshot contest for a comm or run an art contest with a point prize.

Big things in the works, folks! Not enough to share just yet, but definitely big things on the horizon for me, my art and the future of both!
  • Listening to: Concrete Blonde
  • Reading: notes
  • Watching: House of Cards (US)
  • Playing: Chess
  • Eating: bacon cheese burger
  • Drinking: dt. dr pepper
Yeah, I'm a Bowie geek from way back. Biggest change?...not so big. Back to a premium sub courtesy of :iconanthrochallenge: and their "Mother's Love" contest in May. Gotta say, I didn't miss the sub when mine first ran out, but now that I have it back I spend more time actually on the site doing stuff instead of the quick submit and check the stacks. I'm now the founder for :iconwedrawcharacters:. Yeah, that happened...lol. The group boasts over 2k members and growing. Lots of great artists over there. Join us! Trying to make some changes over there...featured artists, monthly theme jams, trying to get donated points for supergroup status. I started the ball rolling by donating 1000 of my own points(came to me in a commission DANKE!)...My commission info is now in its own box on my page so I can do stuff like this...actually use my journal. Hey!! Big THANKS to everyone who has commissioned me over the last month or so. Thanks you so much for the attention and love. Jump on those prices folks, they will eke up next list. Anything else? Not right now, but I DO have my journal back so I'll be in touch!
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JoeyDeS
  • Listening to: Johnny Test from the other room
  • Reading: notes
  • Watching: SHAFT (Sam Jackson)
  • Playing: Chess
  • Eating: french toast
  • Drinking: coffee
So I'd have to call the last list a resounding success. Not to sound over confident or downright arrogant, but all my commissioners were very happy with the results and allowed me to post the pieces to my gallery so, by all means, check out the previous lists commissions in my gallery.
I've decided not to halt any progress by opening another 10 slots immediately. Prices will remain at the "OMG I can't believe these prices" level for this list, but might inch their way up at the next so jump on the opportunity now!
Price list as follows:
Waist up/Bust in Blackline simple bg: $5/400 pt. (+$5/400pt. each additional figure)
week 40 WIP by JOEYDES Lamia cast:'adrian by JOEYDES Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in Blackline simple bg: $10/800pt. (+$5 each additional figure)
Circus inks by JOEYDES new project by JOEYDES Buffy vs Blade by JOEYDES

Paneled 10/15" page in Blackline simple bg's: $20 (no character limit within reason)
Pummel SF-1 by JOEYDES LOD p3 inks by JOEYDES        

Waist up/Bust in color simple bg: $10/800pt (+$10/800pt each additional figure)
No idea by JOEYDES week 40 by JOEYDES Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in color simple bg: $15 (+$10 each additional figure)
Tool by JOEYDES   Jinn by JOEYDES The Fallen by JOEYDES

Cover/Splash pages in color: $30 (No character limit within reason)
AvsX Tribute battle by JOEYDES Lesson by JOEYDES   No Smoking Color by JOEYDES  

I also do concept work: Price to be negotiated according to project
This includes turn arounds/multiple costumes/scenarios all in sketch/blackline and color.

1. :iconbagdalog:   finished   Bust Comm by JOEYDES
2. :iconpcraven:   finished   Serpent Touch 2 of 6 by JOEYDES   Serpent Touched 3 of 6 by JOEYDES  2 of a six piece set.
3. :iconawesome-ersauce:   finished   Lifedrinker Comm by JOEYDES
4. :icongomen:   in progress
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Unlike many other artists offering commission work I keep a very old school ideal in mind. You pay for the work IT IS YOURS. To do with as you will. Use it commercially(if you have the right) privately, what have you. I won't even post a commission to my gallery without permission. Any work paid for I give up all rights to. That includes concept work.
No topic restriction within reason (sexually suggestive=ok.....baby mutilations=you get blocked)

How it works! I'm opening 10 more spots to see if they fill up. Note me with a request (containing as much detail and ref as you can manage) and I get back to you with a sketch/sketches/color palates and plots. You choose to go ahead adding notes as to changes and pay in full for the project. Either to my paypal or to my DA account. Depending upon how many commissions come in and the scope of your request I can guarantee a 72 hr to 1 week turn around. So grab your spot now!!

A modest sampling of last rounds commissions:
:iconsotm:     Kan OC Comm by JOEYDES
:iconmeadowlarky0:     RPG Comm by JOEYDES
:iconpcraven:   5th of 6 by JOEYDES
Ooooookay. Don't do this often because, honestly?...I never got much of a turnout, but decided to give it a go this one last time. What's the difference you ask? I'm gonna practically give them away this time! Price list as follows:

Waist up/Bust in Blackline simple bg: $5/400 pt. (+$5/400pt. each additional figure)
week 40 WIP by JOEYDES Lamia cast:'adrian by JOEYDES Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in Blackline simple bg: $10/800pt. (+$5 each additional figure)
Circus inks by JOEYDES new project by JOEYDES Buffy vs Blade by JOEYDES

Paneled 10/15" page in Blackline simple bg's: $20 (no character limit within reason)
Pummel SF-1 by JOEYDES LOD p3 inks by JOEYDES        

Waist up/Bust in color simple bg: $10/800pt (+$10/800pt each additional figure)
No idea by JOEYDES week 40 by JOEYDES Mr. Mephisto by JOEYDES

Full figure in color simple bg: $15 (+$10 each additional figure)
Tool by JOEYDES   Jinn by JOEYDES The Fallen by JOEYDES

Cover/Splash pages in color: $30 (No character limit within reason)
AvsX Tribute battle by JOEYDES Lesson by JOEYDES   No Smoking Color by JOEYDES  

I also do concept work: Price to be negotiated according to project
This includes turn arounds/multiple costumes/scenarios all in sketch/blackline and color.

Unlike many other artists offering commission work I keep a very old school ideal in mind. You pay for the work IT IS YOURS. To do with as you will. Use it commercially(if you have the right) privately, what have you. I won't even post a commission to my gallery without permission. Any work paid for I give up all rights to. That includes concept work.
No topic restriction within reason (sexually suggestive=ok.....baby mutilations=you get blocked)

How it works! I'm opening 10 spots to see if they fill up. Note me with a request (containing as much detail and ref as you can manage) and I get back to you with a sketch/sketches/color palates and plots. You choose to go ahead adding notes as to changes and pay in full for the project. Either to my paypal or to my DA account. Depending upon how many commissions come in and the scope of your request I can guarantee a 72 hr to 1 week turn around. So grab your spot now!!
1. :icongrantpadams: finished   Bats and Cats Comm by JOEYDES
2. :iconsotm: finished   Kan OC Comm by JOEYDES
3. :iconsotm: finished   Oonla OC Comm by JOEYDES
4. :iconsotm: finished   Melkin OC Comm by JOEYDES
5. :iconlil-brudder89: finished   Exalted OC Comm by JOEYDES
6. :iconmeadowlarky0: finished   RPG Comm by JOEYDES
7. :iconpcraven: finished   Corrupted Avian Comm by JOEYDES Corrupted Avian Comm 2 by JOEYDES Corrupted Avian Comm #3 by JOEYDES  Corrupted Avian Comm 4 of 6 by JOEYDES Corrupted Avian Comm 5 of 6 by JOEYDES Corrupted Avian Comm 6 of 6 by JOEYDES
8.:iconpcraven: finished   6th of 6 by JOEYDES 5th of 6 by JOEYDES 4th of 6 by JOEYDES 3rd of 6 by JOEYDES 2nd of 6 by JOEYDES Comm8b by JOEYDES
9.:iconpcraven: finished
10. :iconmerenrave:finished
Thanks for taking the time to read all this!....lol.
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  • Reading: Instruction manuals
  • Watching: Stargate Universe
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: coffee
  • Listening to: the woosh of my washing machine
  • Reading: American Gods....again
  • Watching: STNG
  • Playing: with a macbookpro
  • Eating: triscuits
  • Drinking: coffee
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