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Fancies of Flight (repainted) by chrisbeaver
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Glory [Ink] by chrisbeaver Glory [Ink] :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 12 2 Life is Like a Storybook Story by chrisbeaver Life is Like a Storybook Story :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 19 6 Faun by chrisbeaver Faun :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 26 6 Fratley and Freya by chrisbeaver Fratley and Freya :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 35 10 Swamp Thing 2012 Con Print by chrisbeaver Swamp Thing 2012 Con Print :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 8 2 Chats With The Caterpillar by chrisbeaver Chats With The Caterpillar :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 13 4 Batman by chrisbeaver Batman :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 15 3 Sin City'esque Venom by chrisbeaver Sin City'esque Venom :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 16 7 ACE Sketch-Cards Compiled by chrisbeaver ACE Sketch-Cards Compiled :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 9 3 Reichenbach Page 10 by chrisbeaver Reichenbach Page 10 :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 2 2 Reichenbach Cross Panels by chrisbeaver Reichenbach Cross Panels :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 3 2 Eroll See's Wolverine by chrisbeaver Eroll See's Wolverine :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 15 1 Powerman And Iron Fist--Inks by chrisbeaver Powerman And Iron Fist--Inks :iconchrisbeaver:chrisbeaver 4 3

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Last night I was inking on a comic page (Reichenbach: The Key, Issue 3) when a gadfly landed on the board.  I tried to blow on him to shoo him off, but he stuck tight right where he was -- The guy really seemed to like that third panel, so I let him stay there.  And stay, he did.  I inked around him the rest of the evening and he still wouldn't move when I called it a night and went to bed.

Today I got home from work, and looking at my drawing board I saw the gadfly still right where he was the night before.  I blew again to check on him.  He tumbled off the board to the ground, dead.

I could have taken this moment to reflect on our mortality.  I could have meditated on the beauty and preciousness of life, of our own significance in the face of Nature, of all things on Earth and the fleeting moment we all encapsulate against the vastness of a Universe going slowly cold.

I could have -- but I didn't.  Instead my takeaway was that something sat down, watched me draw on a comic page, and died before I finished it.  I've gotta speed the hell up :O
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Chris Beaver
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Animator at Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc.,
Comic Artist for CCP Comics,
Freelance Illustrator,


Lover of drawing.


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fall-from-grace Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch. I'm sure I've said it before, but it was great meeting you at ACE. :heart:
resuki Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional
It was great to meet you at ABQ Comic Expo. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your page. :)
chrisbeaver Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D It was great to meet you, too!
Ratty08 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional
thank you for the watch!
Ratty08 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional
i just love it! waiting for my next pay check to frame it! X3 and thank you soooo much! its just way too awesome!
JamieKinosian Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Chris! It was great seeing you at Comicpalooza. I couldn't get enough of your art. It's all stunning. Your sketch card I bought from you (here-> [link] ) was my favorite thing I got at the con. It was in my badge holder all weekend. ♥ Can't wait to see you more at future conventions!
chrisbeaver Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Howdy -- It was great to meet you too :) I'm glad you liked the card (to be honest, since it wasn't comic-themed I never fully expected anyone to want it ^^; )!

I'll look forward to seein' you next time!
JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw man really? It's so lovely though! I'm so entranced by the gorgeous octy gals. Do you have any idea what other conventions you'll be attending this year? (:
chrisbeaver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm planning for ACE! next week, Wizard World Austin in October, and probably NO-WW around the end of the year. The group I ride with though is also hitting Denver Comic Con, Mid-Ohio Con, Wizard World Chicago, and NYCC! (I'd hoped I'd be able to tag along to New York, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it happen this year :\ )

How about you?
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Sir-Saboteur Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
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