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I know things have been quiet on my end here. I had a busy Christmas season where I had to do these character designs for a client and had to get a bunch of them done in a short amount of time. And at the same time, at my job, I have a Visitor's Guide I had to flesh out, pretty much by myself. The money was frickin' awesome for it... But I paid an unfortunate price.

My workplace at both home and work were not, shall we say ergonomically sound. And I twinged my back the wrong way and as a result, I had trouble sitting in any seat for longer than a few minutes. It wasn't just an achey back, but it was outright shooting pain up my spine. I could not sit. I had trouble sleeping, because I would wake up in the middle of the night and my back would be murdering me. Needless to say it didn't make both of my jobs, cartoonist and Graphic Designer all to easy. Basically I was a miserable bastard to be around for two and a half weeks here.

Multiple Doctor's Office trips. (Thank god for health care!) And multiple theories, from a really bad pulled muscle to even a pinched sciatic nerve. In the end, it was (still is) an enflared muscle near the C-10 vertebrae of my spine, which had problems healing right, because it's in the middle of my back and there's not a lot of stretching exercises for the middle of the back. ANd because it was so enflared, it was pressing against nerve clusters causing the pain. Due to the fact I'm a near giant, the natural arc of my back when I sit was RIGHT THERE. It could not heal. And muscle relaxers weren't working, because that just relaxed the muscles and not the inflammation. The store brand ibuprofen was doing dick all, because it wasn't a strong enough dose. (The Osteopath described it as trying to put out a bonfire with a cup.) The reason the BenGay seemed to be the only thing that was working, was because it was the only thing that was working.

So now I got some anti-inflammatories, some awesome muscle relaxers (which make sleeping at night fun!) and a new appreciation for workspace ergonomics. So anyway. I cannot stress this enough, especially if you're tall like me (6'6")... Make sure your workspace is set up right. You don't wanna go through this crap. 

So yeah, the people expecting artwork from me, you have my sincere apologizes. I'll get them to you soon.

I'll be wrapping up both the Shattered Glass story's artwork here and afterwards completing the Caribbean Chaos story soon after.

But in the meantime, for anyone reading this. Due to my finances not sucking like they had been for many years, I'm finally able to look into upgrading my computer system at home, making the jump from a PC to a new Mac. (Since I work on a Mac at work, it's just easier to not have to mentally switch back and forth from Mac to PC at home. Also I ain't been too happy with some of the shit Windows is pulling these days.)

I'm also considering getting myself a new Cintiq 13HD. For those that have one... Can you tell me about the pros and cons of it?

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Dave Reynolds
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: U.S. Resident
Favourite style of art: Animated cel shading style
Operating System: Whatever works and does the job.
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hellfire1103 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Better get Rodriguez on the phone
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MachSabre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not happening. I have no real say over what goes on there anymore, and I'm not really associated with the group anymore.
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hellfire1103 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Machbre what happened to shadow girls site ????
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MachSabre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really have no idea. I'm as out of the loop as anyone else is.
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JonathanDWilson Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking for the site but no such luck. Such ashamed because I really enjoy reading it.
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MachSabre Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I know. It sucks. But if it helps... There might be a little bit of closure coming up in a couple of weeks.
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ShockorDragoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
www.tfw2005.com/transformers-n…

www.tomopop.com/ul/34303-Heade…

Think you can recreate these symbols please?
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shatteredglasscomic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've found last week this group: comicartnetwork.deviantart.com…
Maybe you know it, maybe not. But it's something that would be very good for you. You're a very good artist. ;-) 
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dave,

Lak Lim name dropped you an his page as colorist for a few images. Can you please contact me via note or e-mail with your availability and commission rate?

Thank you, Sir.

K. E. Woolfork
wolfprime@hotmail.com
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love your work, had to add you to my watch list. Keep it up can't wait to see more ;)
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