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Final Fantasy 6 Comic page 252 and 253 by orinocou
Final Fantasy 6 Comic page 252 and 253
The final project for one of my classes was to further develop a personal project of our choosing- I chose the Final Fantasy 6 comic. One of the reasons I stopped updating was I had decided that Doma's look needed to be based off feudal Japan, and I had no clue how to do feudal Japan. The amount of prelim research frankly scared me off. Dumb move. But I used the class project as my opportunity to get back into it.

I may keep this comic black and white for a little while, see how that works. And I don't have an update schedule in mind. Still, it felt good to be back on the horse again. Back on the chocobo again. Har.

This is a two page spread with the top panel running across both pages. Please point out any problems you see with panel flow or readability- I'm working to get better at that stuff.
Sidecar by orinocou
Collage work interpreting the drink Sidecar. 
1/3 brandy
1/3 cointreau
1/3 lemon juice
served in a martini glass with a sugared rim. Prohibition era drink. This piece was inspired by those Art Deco/Art Nouveau style liquor posters.
Mr. and Mrs. Rooster by orinocou
Mr. and Mrs. Rooster
Read an article in the Oregonian about a sweet rooster who lost his hen wife to a hawk attack. He tried to save her and got badly wounded. He was so depressed the owner took him back home from the ranch where the rooster and hen had been staying. Now the neighbors are complaining about the crowing and the rooster will be sent away again.

The story moved me so I offered to do a portrait of the chickens for the owner. In a few weeks we will take it to her. Acrylic, 11x17.
FF6 - Messy Terra by orinocou
FF6 - Messy Terra
Am just starting out with acrylics and wanted to play with crazy mark-making... what better subject than Terra? Just having fun, nothing too serious. Now I have this real life painting that I have no clue what to do with. I can't throw it out, because Terra, but I don't really want to keep it because it was just practice. 
Final Fantasy 6
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I've finally got a name for it- that feeling of intimidation in the face of college educated artists. The feeling that, because my artistic knowledge was mostly gained outside the classroom, it can never truly measure up to people who went to a four year and got a degree. It dogged me for years, the sense that I wasn't "allowed" to make "real" art and so stayed away from showing my stuff and even from entering art supply stores.

It's called being a bastard. An artistic bastard. 

Pretty mean, but don't misunderstand. I am not using this term to describe anyone but myself. Self taught artists abound and flourish in careers everywhere. But for myself, this feeling of being illegitimate, suddenly I've got a label to put with the feeling. Like my thoughts aren't good enough, my work doesn't count and my application for the Artist Card has been denied. But even by my own rules, its inaccurate. If going to art school makes you a "legitimate artist" (which it totally does not) then I'm doing it. I'm doing the art school thing right now. But deep in my heart, the bastard idea persists. I have a strange sense of peace about it. Giving it a name is the first step towards acceptance, maybe.

If you ever feel like this, then let's set the record straight. You become a full, legitimate artist the moment you call yourself that. No one needs to give you permission. Produce work. Keep going. You are allowed to make art. Allow yourself to make art.

Lessons its taken me 30 years to learn and am still learning. 


J. E. Hutchinson
United States
Current Residence: Illinois
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MaronaPossessed Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Is your site gonna be updated soon? Looks like it was taken down or something:X
InkMyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, my brother and sister just started playing FFVI for the fiftieth time this weekend when I found your Final Fantasy comic. My sister and I read straight through it and could not stop laughing! It's fabulous! I really hope you decide to continue it!! Love 

Grovyle Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I am happy you are making the most awesome comic ever, FF6 ^_^ though I do not understand the numbers of some pages, it looks like some are missing because I did not find them in search ^^; but even without them it is very awesome ^^
Arulein Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
hey there, I was just thinking about you (I'm replaying FF6 and went "say, whatever happened to...") and went to find the old site is basically gone? Do you think you'll ever restart it? Sorry if you're tired of hearing/answering this question, I just didn't see it anywhere else on the journal so I thought I'd ask.

Glad to see you're still doing comics and other art. Very funny 8 pager. I love the wordless ones, the pictures tell it all. Hope life is treating you well and keep doing what makes you happy :-)
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thought you might like this…
orinocou Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Very nice sketch. Looks almost amano-like. Very nice.
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad. :)
drake-rex Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DJohnson22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want you to do something for me, please?

Go look at your comics from Chapter 1.

Now look at the stuff you're making today.

Feels nice to improve a ton, right?  That's why you've earned a watch from me.  I'm rather blown away by the improvement you've shown.

(Oh, and FFVI kind of happens to be my favorite game of all time, but that's not important right now (Actually, scratch that.  FFVI is always important.))
orinocou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thanks for the watch. Yes, it is always good for artists to look back at their old stuff, if only to see how far they've come. I hope you keep drawing and improving, and I'll do the same. :)
BLACKBOMBERWOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Felicidades, ojala te pases por aqui algun dia y veas cuanto cariño te han dejado por tu cumpleaños :D y cuanto te echan en falta....!!!!!!!!!!!!
orinocou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Hola, que tal. He leido tus mensajes y me alegro que te gozas de mi comic y has vuelto de dibjuar. Por favor sigue dibujando y yo hare lo mismo :)
BLACKBOMBERWOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
¡¡¡Oh, muchas gracias!!!, sé que a veces uno pasa por momentos de sequía porque el estrés no lo deja a uno sumergirse por completo en el maravilloso mundo de la fantasía (nunca mejor dicho) Estoy siguiendo todos los comics de FF6 que puedo pero el tuyo es el más entrañable !!!!!! Sobre todo por EdgarxTerra es tan hermosa la magia que pones aquí y allá delicadamente, pero uno ve sus miradas, sus sonrisas y la constante preocupación del Rey por ella, es un trabajo tan fin,o tan sutil... y cada día dibujas más profesional. Te estoy muy agradecida, en serio, hoy voy a ser muy feliz ^_^!!!!
SacredDragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Happy Birthday! :) :glomp: :cake: :party:
MegaMan0X Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, J.
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