Hi. I have been painting really only for like, a year or so, not so often at first. After a rough early adult period, I finally got myself together enough to paint more often. I was diagnosed schizophrenic, and it took a very long time to get to this point. I made my first finished comic series in 2012, I started it while on the streets of riverside. I finished it with 3 issues with 3 chapters per issue while living in a group home. I spent time writing, and tried making a graphic novel out of a work that was a year of writing for me.
My current project is the Epic of Aphromann. It is about a man, who became a slave as a child to relieve his family's debts. He fights for the entertainment of the Egyptians and eventually impresses a general who makes him a captain to finish paying for his freedom. He becomes a mercenary when the general is killed in combat from the mistake of an older captain.
He travels across many parts of the world, in a time that was post persian and post alexander the great, but pre ottomans. Most of the time he is poor, buying new gear as older pieces wear out. Eventually he finds better gear that are gifts of the gods.
The story goes into a romance and afair and tragedy, that is relieved by fulfilling a task set by a god/goddess.
I am painting each scene on a 9x12 mixed media drawing pad. They are scanned by a local print shop at 4k resolution, and I do prints for my home so I may look at my story while in the living room and not have to touch the originals. It used to take me a full week to complete one piece in 24 hours of work, my last piece I feel is my best, and only took 12-13 hours to complete and only 3-4 working days. My goal for inktober is to paint a total of four pieces, but I may be able to do eight pieces.
at the date and time of this post I am 29 years old.