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Now that we've hit the middle of September, I just wanted to thank everyone who red, shared or used my last post to order a commission from me.

I was suprised and moved by the backing, to be honest, so much so that I'm still in the middle of following up with requests made last month.

So, to everyone who is still waiting for sketches or finished pieces via mail, I have to impose on your patience for a bit longer, but rest assured, everything will be done and sent very soon.


In the meantime, this experience, besides helping a lot with everything that's been going on with this mixed-up year, is producing a few very fun pieces, in terms of themes and execution.

Below are a few examples from the past weeks, some finished and ready to ship, and others still to be finalized.


The list is still open for the moment, if you don't mind waiting a bit for the finished product.


With all the mishappenings of 2015, projects have been piling up and there's a convention season coming up that will take a bit of my available time in the upcoming future.


This takes us to another topic, convention.

Here's the list of events I'll be attending, in Portugal and abroad.


NYCC (October 8 to 11) - I'll be sharing a table with my friend Jorge Coelho at this year's Artist Alley.


Lucca Comics and Games (October 29 to November 1st) - Once again, I'll be a guest with Passenger Press, promoting our latest anthology book, Amazzoni, to be launched at the weekend of the festival.


AmadoraBD (October 23 to November 8) - I'll be attending in association with the site Comicheart. More news to be confirmed soon.


Comic Con Portugal (December 4 to 6) - Again, I'll be there represented by Comicheart, with good news on that most elusive and postponed of projects, Hanuram the Golden. More soon.


At all of the four events, I'll have prints and original art, and I'll be available for commissions done on the shows or to be done and shipped after the fact.

If you're attending any of these shows, feel free to say hi and check out my work.

Thank you!


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Hi everyone,


If you've been following my posts lately, you've probably noticed how 2015 hasn't been the best of years for me. From jobs that were announced and then put on hold, to house moves that took forever to complete, to the death of my pet cat. It hasn't been very fun this year, let's put it that way.

Now, there's another wave of crap coming, so, long story short, right now I need some help. Better yet, and to be perfectly blunt, I need some money. Your money.


I've been thinking long and hard about writing this post, because I hate "pity fishing", but right now I'm trying whatever works to get the bills paid.

One thing I want to do is earn your support with my work, not charity.


So, I'm setting up a commission list for the month of August and possibly beyond, in order to get some funds so we can get back on our feet again.


There will be a few options, depending on size, technique and detail, as you can see from the examples below (and a few more on my gallery).

I've really lowered my prices, because every contribution helps right now.


Inked Bust (21x29,7cm or 8,5x11 in) - $10/€10

Inked Full Figure (21x29,7 cm or 8,5x11 in) - $20/€20 *

Watercolor Bust (27x35 cm or 10,6x13,8 in) - $30/€30

Watercolor Full Figure (27x35 cm or 10,6x13,8 in) - $50/€50 *


* Extra characters or background add-ons will increase the price (between €10 to €30 more, depending on the complexity)

Any character will be accepted, including OCs, as long as comprehensive references are provided with the order. 

All price options exclude shipping costs, so you need to factor those into your order.


For more information about the commissioning and shipping process, contact me via the email: 2depaus@gmail.com 

Paypal is accepted.


Thank you for your time, and your support, either by commissioning, liking or sharing this post.


Ricardo Venâncio


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Well, it's been actually a full year since I last posted here on DeviantArt.
Honestly, I think I went through a bit of "social media outlet fatigue", with too many pages to keep fed at the same time and Deviant was the one to suffer most, I guess.

But, having come back from an excellent trip to Lucca Comics, I've realized I need to rethink my presence online.
I'm trying to get back on the horse and starting posting some of the work that I've done and am doing for the last year or so, plus, some new stuff to come.

Over the past year, I've done a few short stories with some great collaborators, worked on stuff of my own (yes, Hanuram is still on the table), and started teaching Drawing and Concept Art classes at a local professional school, besides the regular storyboarding freelance career.
So, a lot of things have happened and I'll be sharing a lot of it here in the coming weeks.

Talk soon, (promise)
Ricardo 
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To everyone attending the 2013 NYCC, I'll be at Artist Alley, sharing table CC19 with my good friend Jorge Coelho, selling prints, taking commission requests and talking shop with whoever would like to drop by.


I'll have a couple of prints from the Brand New Nostalgia challenges, a couple from my personal project HANURAM the Golden, which will start coming out as a webcomic end of November/early December, and an exclusive mini-print dedicated to the wonderful city of New York.


To those of you who follow me on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter, you may have seen some process shots from an Hanuram short I've been working on. 

That story was meant to be a mini-comic to be debuted at the con, unfortunately, last minute financial setbacks have forced me to abandon that idea.

I will have some pages of that short with me to show around, and the mini-comic will be available very soon, through an online store I'm setting up for the Hanuram site.

If you're interested in a commission by me, here is the price list for the con:


Head/bust sketch (8x11") - $ 20

Head/bust inked drawing (8x11") - $ 30

Full body character sketch (11x14") - $ 50

Full body character inked drawing (11x14") - $ 70  

Extra background or aditional character - + $30


You can commission in advance to pick up at the show through the blog's email: 2depaus@gmail.com

You can use the same email address for any more questions about pricing, billing and other terms.

If you want to check out my work, you can check out my Deviant gallery or visit either one of these links:


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Blogspot



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See you there.

Ricardo


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I've just realized I haven't written a single journal here in 2013. 
To be honest, all these recent changes to DeviantArt, especially concerning popping ads and stuff, really took the fun out of this community for me.
Plus, the year has been great in terms of paid work, so not a lot of time or material to post online.
I have been mostly active in my Instagram (instagram.com/pressv), posting sketches and process shots almost daily, if anyone is interested in checking them out.

Right now, on the drawing board, I have a 10 page short story for an anthology by italian indy publisher Passenger Press, and a 16 page short story of Hanuram to debut at NYCC this October.

About NYCC, if there's no last minute SNAFU, I'll be there with buddies Jorge Coelho and Filipe Andrade on Artist Alley, and I'll be bringing an Hanuram mini-comic, Hanuram prints, and a "best of" out of my Brand New Nostalgia days.
Any suggestions?

Hope to see you there and I'll write something more specific closer to the date.
Now back to work.
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Guys and gals,

The awesome Team Strode thestrangetalentoflutherstrode… recently invited the BNN group to come up with some pin-ups to the upcoming "The Legend of Luther Strode", the new arc in the Luther Strode saga, so I'm using this challenge to try out a step by step view of my work process.
If you're interested to see how I work and how I manage to miraculously get anything done with my methodic lack of method, check out my blog 2depaus.blogspot.pt to get the real time updates on the various stages of this pin-up.

See you on the other side!
Ricardo
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Psst... Go to this page www.kickstarter.com/projects/b… and find out what we at :iconbrandnewnostalgia: have been up to.

Support our project and find out what treats you can win in the process.
Go, now!!!

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Due to some time issues and a couple of recent complications, I'm forced to postpone the start of the webcomic Hanuram the Golden to the start of September.

I apologize to anyone who was looking forward to the start of this project, but in the latest weeks it has become impossible for me to juggle home life, paid work and personal projects. I thoughht I was able to do it, but the accumulated stress was taking its toll on the finished product and since this project was meant to 1) show the best of my work and 2) give me some pleasure doing it, I've decided it would be wiser to get everything else out of the way before I could concentrate on these stories.

So, August will be a time to reorganize, get everything straightened out and spring back into action at the beginning of September.

Thank you.

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News.

The latest months have been spent between freelance jobs, color separations on the shorts Nuno Plati has been illustrating for Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spiderman and finishing touches on the scripts of two stories (one with my art, the other illustrated by Pedro Potier).
The sequential production stage on these two stories will begin soon, but the end result will only be seen somewhere in the beginning of 2013.
Nevertheless, and especially being inspired by the excelent work by buddies at Brand New Nostalgia on their respective projects, I have been feeling the need of putting out some of my comics work in a more immediate way.


So, from August 1st, I'm starting a webcomic called HANURAM the Golden, a series of short stories based on the life of a warrior cursed by the gods.


I'll post production info on this blog (2depaus), but the shorts will be posted on the link below:


hanuram.tumblr.com


Check out the gallery for a taste of what's to come.
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I just realized I haven't written anything resembling a journal here on dA since last year.
Lots of stuff going on, I'm now writing a lot for future projects, so a lot of my work lately (other than paying gigs in storyboard) has been brainstorming and organizing ideas in my head and old notebooks.

Not a lot I can show at the moment, but one of the projects will hopefully start to come up online sometime next month, in the form of webcomic shorts, so keep tuned in.
Right now, I'm trying to get back on track (again) with the brothers of Brand New Nostalgia. brandnewnostalgia.deviantart.c…
Go check out what's been happening with the weekly themes, I'll post my latest pieces as soon as possible.

Ricardo
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Guys and gals,

I hope you have the best possible start to 2012.
Lots to do in the coming year, and hopefully a lot of comics and fun stuff.

See you on the other side!
Ricardo
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The news is out, there's a new sketchblog coming your way and I'm on it.

:iconbrandnewnostalgia: is a brainchild of :iconandrew-ross-maclean: and :iconbrando432:, who gathered a group of very talented people (check out the BNN group DA page to see what I'm talking about), all of them DA members.

Over the following weeks, we'll be bringing you our takes on a multitude of themes suggested by the group's members.

Stay tuned for awesome.
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Hi guys,

Just a quick journal to tell you I won't be attending the New York Comic Con this year, but my friends Nuno Plati (nunoplati.deviantart.com/), João Lemos (joaolemos.deviantart.com/) and Filipe Andrade (filipeandradeart.blogspot.com/) will be there.
Look for table V5 on Artist Alley to check out some good portuguese comicbook art, say hello and support their work.

I hope to be there next year with some great new things, but right now, it's time to concentrate on a couple of personal projects, one of them resulting from an invitation to join a group of crazy talented members of the DeviantArt community.
More on that in a couple of weeks.

Take care!
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Well, it's been a great while since I updated this page.
Since the last post, in February, I worked on and finished my first book for the French market, La Centurie des Convertis nr. 2, for Fauvard Editions.
It's a 54 page story set in Roman times, with lots of action and drama, written by Bruno Cesard, and it was a challenge to my budding storytelling skills, one which ended last July.

September it hits the bookstores in France, so, any news about this new adventure, I'll update you through here or on my blog 2depaus.blogspot.com.

Right now, there's a couple of projects on my head to structure for the coming months and the necessary "paying the bills" hussle of storyboarding and illustrating various advertisements and magazines.
I'm hoping there's great news coming your way i the near future.

Take care!
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Well, after a long absence from this blog and this blog, here we are to update everyone on what's happening lately.
The end of last year and the beginning of this one have been occupied with a comics project for France, which is taking all of my time right now.
And though I'm not able to post anything I'm doing on this project, I'll try to squeeze some new stuff on my DA page once in a while just to show I'm alive.

So, Fistful of Fanart, the fanart blog, has been taking a moment to rest.
Until now.

Today, the challenge has come back with this awesome new entry by Fernando Lucas.
You're all invited to keep coming back to our little geek corner for a new post every week.

See ya in a bit!
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Check out another post on the bloggest of blogs, Fistful of Fanart.
Ricardo Tércio takes on Rocket Racoon.

Drop by our corner and watch the geekness flow!
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The 2nd adventure in New York is over and I'm back home absorbing everything and falling into the grind once more.
Like the previous experience, this trip was fast and full (even chaotic at times), but the initial goals were accomplished.

Highnotes of the convention:
- having the work I showed there well accepted by editors and passers-by:
- finding new and old friends at Artist Alley;
- get to spy on Adam Hughes' work, as he had his table right behind ours;
- spending the con days drawing commissions;
- getting tips for the next conventions;

Thank you to all of you who dropped by tables R-17/18, who saw and liked our work, who asked for our sketches and prints, and who spent a little of their convention time to get to know us better. I hope I'm able to catch you at the same place very soon. You made our convention.

Back to my base, the work on my projects continues and the momentum gained at NYCC has to hold up.
There're ideas to write, drawings to be made and a whole lot of comic book pages to draw in the next few months.
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So, the Artist Alley table numbers are out.
You can find me on tables R-17 and R-18, with my buddies.

Come say hi and check out some of our work.

If you're interested in a commission by me, you can pre-order something through my mail.
Talk to me at 2depaus@gmail.com and I'll send you the details.
If not, drop by our table and order me something on the spot.

I hope to see you there.
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I'm close to a week away from flying to New york to attend this year's NYCC, and is crunchtime in my studio.
Lots to finish, and to make matters worse, paying jobs dropping on my lap, and a cold which is annoying the Hell out of me.

But the Power of Comics compels me and I'm blazing through to the finish line in order to have everything I need ready.
So, if you decide to visit the Con, drop by the Artist Alley and look me up. I'll be sharing tables with my friends Nuno Plati, João Lemos, Ricardo Tércio, Filipe Andrade and Jorge Coelho.

We'll have prints, originals and commissions for sale, and other goodies to be seen there.

More news and new stuff in the next few days.
Hope to catch you in NY in a few days.
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I've been away forever from DeviantArt, but truth be told, nothing of what I've been doing lately could be posted here, at least not for now, so I just kept away working on whatever came my way.

I'm back again to show a couple of non-work stuff and to say I'm gearing up for this year's NY ComicCon.
Me and a group of artists friends will have a couple of tables at Artist Alley this year, so drop by and say hi.
I'll have a couple of new prints on sale there and will probably accept some commissions on the spot.

By the way, i you could pick two female characters, one from Marvel and one from DC, which ones would you pick?
Help me get some ideas for the new prints.

Back to business.

PS - the X ABCs are not forgotten, they're just waiting for a more relaxed time to come back into the interwebs.
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