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Autobots! by Rixks
Did this for a co-worker. Wanted an Autobots tattoo and I think I did pretty well considering the quality. One of my best works yet! Also posting this because I'm not dead. Just busy.
Rickie Avatar by Rixks
Rickie Avatar
Just a little avatar face I did last year with a pixel brush. It was fun to make!
A...kind of tasteful nude by Rixks
A...kind of tasteful nude
First actual picture I've sat down and tried to finish in color for about a month. Made up the pose, got some feedback, worked on perspective and the like.
Measuring Practice 2015 by Rixks
Measuring Practice 2015
Figured I should add this at some point. I've had a tough time trying to get things finished lately, so I'm starting off the new year with this!
My Influences! by Rixks
My Influences!
It seems that the time has come for me to post this. I noticed quite a bit of people have this, so it's only natural for me as an artist to do the same thing.

My biggest influence comes from my uncle, because he was the one responsible for even getting me started in the first place. He was a fan of comic books and one of the memories I fondly remember of him when I was a kid was seeing his room he shared with my other uncle when they were living together. There were mountains of comic books piled up everywhere in that room; some of which I think he never actually got around to reading.

Jeff had testicular cancer that had gone into remission when he was in his late 'teens which then came back full force in his mid-twenties. On his way to work himself into the comic book industry with his amazing skill, he had attempted to go to school for awhile, but then the pain from his condition proved too much for him to take on. When he was told how much time he had left, all could say was "Why me, mama? Why me?". We all wondered the same thing.

Eventually his healthy appearance began to deteriorate--a horrible thing to witness when you're only 9 years old. Following shortly after that, he died one summer morning in '97 while I was at school. The pain of loss didn't hit me until I went to bed that evening. I've always been a real heavy thinker, and then it just felt terrible.

From then on, I drew and drew as much as I could at home and at school, especially when I wasn't supposed to be doing it. I got in trouble quite a few times because I'd draw something objectionable, or because my folks found out I wasn't paying attention in class when they'd go rooting around in my binder. Throughout middle school I had to completely stop because it was becoming a problem. I did it a couple times in high school, but then you know all about what that shit called opinions does to your self-esteem.

Once out, I was split between ideas on what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I figured computers since I had a knack for working on them and with them, but I only chose that due to pressure from my mother. She didn't make me go to college, but she was going to make me work when I wasn't going, and I wasn't gonna have any of that. I was 18, and no one was telling ME what to do.

Basically it came to one of three different paths I could choose (and they didn't involve computers): I wanted to pursue either comedy, since George Carlin's passing taught me a lot about satire, or being in the weeaboo phase I was going through, I wanted to become a manga artist because of all the drawing I had done prior, but it seemed so far out of the way to me so trying to learn Japanese was the next best thing, I figured. Didn't realize that would be as difficult as people were saying, and it made me regret not paying attention in English...

So computers were my fall-back, and that's what I chose but as I progressed through the course it more and more back something I didn't want to do. Math is a bitch--fuck that shit. In my free time at home, I tried to get back into the arts again, but that pesky self-defeating attitude kept me from focusing on any one thing for too long. Here and there I'd draw something, but then came the sad realization that I'd never be good at it because I didn't have my uncle's talent, but my cousin proved to be the one who could do the same.

I gave up once more. Over that time though, I learned I could draw on a computer with a pen tablet! I had no idea they existed. Totally mind blowing. But as a few years passed, I sunk into depression a bit and just sat in front of my computer to kill time between cradle and grave, waiting for something to come along. But you know what they say: If you want something, go get it. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't do something.

One day in spring a year and a half ago, my computer died. I thought I was going to lose it! Had no income whatsoever and my unemployment had all but dried up. I got angry, and then somehow drawing found its way back into my life, so I spent every waking moment in between all that downtime trying to better my craft and I've succeeded. I improved upon something I never thought possible, and I continue to do it to this day. Things are much better now. I'm back where I want to be, and better than ever.

Thank you, unc. You've saved me in a couple ways that I didn't expect, and I am eternally grateful.


Tym Palmlund
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
My name's Rixks, and I'm an amateur artist looking to hone his skills in a medium that I'm quite fond of. I drew off and on over the years, but now I'm taking it head on!

Current residence: Spokane, WA - The most beautiful, and most boring place in the inland northwest.

Favorite musical genre: 80's and 90's hits including early grunge/grunge/grunge metal, along with video game/anime soundtracks.

Favorite art styles: Anime, Realism, Conceptual, Provocative, Anthro

Operating system: Windows 7, because that's all I have on the computers that I use. And Macs suck.

MP3 Player: Zune...because screw your indie fads.

Favorite ficitional/cartoon character: Sonic the Hedgehog

Personal Quote: The only person in your way is you.
Making a post after some odd 5 months. I'm now employed and working like I've been wanting to the past couple of years. The job hunt wasn't easy, but I needed to gain a little bit more control over my life. Bought a shiny new Intuos Pro, and I'm in the process of building a brand new computer for my art/gaming endeavors.

Not much else to say, other than I've been practicing my ass off, got shot down by a girl I liked at work and hours for employment are steady. I've also since been in a life drawing class at Spokane Art Supply. I haven't had much time to browse the store but they might have a few things I like in there. I'll have to wait until the next time I go in. -sigh-

Anyway, that's it for now.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: TV in the background. ID shows are boring...

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Starfleet86 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I'm your third watcher apparently. *dance*
Rixks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so! :P
r0b3375 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starfleet86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Does ye have Staem?
Rixks Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do. Except I haven't used it in awhile, since my gaming computer died about a year ago. I should have access to one soon, though.
Shadow-Phen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Around this time of year, People get together and celebrate the holidays. People smile and laugh and enjoy the company of those they love. But some lack the joy in the holidays, For several reasons. I believe everyone deserves to smile this holiday, I know you and others may be missing out and need a lil pick me up, So heres my thanks to you for staying strong! Happy holidays my friend! You deserve to be happy! -Tricky
Rixks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the consideration. I appreciate it!
Starfleet86 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Rixks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I noticed you started watching me. It's rare that I get people who actually like the stuff I put out.
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