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IT'S LAUNCH TIME! (05th November 2010)

I haven't made an official announcement here yet but yes, Jason and myself have working very hard for the past couple of months to get this beautiful website up and running.


Everything is set, the comic is archived, the featured fanart is on site, the oekaki system is operational for communication between fans and all the other necessities are up there right now - all with the exception of the STORE (I've still got time to make updates on it in the coming future, so don't you worry you'll get your copy of the book. ;))

A very special thanks to Jason aka :iconchemb0t: for taking the time and dedication once again for creating another brilliant website that is associated to my comic/cartoon endeavours. He's been a great friend and a wonderful help to the whole process, it shall go down in the history books for sure on my part. :D


So enjoy the site and don't miss out for future updates! The adventures of GRAND HUNTER truly begins today!



Check out the new website!



Slight Delay...! (02nd November 2010)


Oh blimey! It was as expected but things didn't go according to plan as scheduled... :D I had been given extra shifts for work last fortnight and hench I was unable to make the official opening of the GRAND HUNTER website with Jason that was scheduled for Halloween. My apologies for that.

However not to worry, I've got 3 days off after I come back from work tomorrow so the site grand opening WILL proceed within a couple of days. ;)

We look forward to your company then! *thumbs up*



Darkspeeds' New Drafting Room! (28th October 2010)

It's been a whole day but it's been worth the set up! My brand new drafting room is complete! Originally my bedroom recieved a makeover a month ago and now it is transformed into my own studios - a place where I'll be doing most of the creative work! :)

If you'd like to check out a virtual tour complete with commentarty check out my :bulletred: YOUTUBE CHANNEL. :bulletred:


The video contains the following elements:

i) A virtual tour of my new drafting room (a place where I draw my comics and concept sketches)

ii) Tips about setting up your own home studios as a comic artist.

iii) How to keep your comics in mint condition.

iv) My collection of books and comics that inspire me on my creations.

v) Updates on GRAND HUNTER website.



Almost 10 minutes of footage. Sorry to keep it long, I can't help but to do the 'show and tell' routine. :giggle:

Also here are some photos to show, I love behind the scenes stuff. ;)




Tad-daah! Ain't she a little beaut!




Comics! Books! Comics! Books...!




Me and my bookshelf filled with material that'll inspire me to draw and create.



ALMOST... There...!: (20th October 2010)

This drawing I did at the 'Darkspeeds Oekaki' board pretty much sums up how I'm feeling about the official GRAND HUNTER website updates lately...





We're SO close to having it open that it's not funny! X_X; XD Cuz when that happens I can FINALLY work on the damn comic properly! XXD I will also be adding concept sketches and full coloured pieces from time to time just to mix things up a little.

Jason's been doing an excellent job with getting the website up to where it should be and I have a lot to thank him for over the past month overlooking the project.

For now let's just sit back and say that this baby's going to open before Halloween comes. ;) *thumbs up*


Oh and also! A special thanks to all of those who had participated in contributing drawings to the oekaki board! I've noticed quite a fair few have signed up, but where are you all? Come and get inspired, and more importantly, get drawing! There's nothing more better than to express your creations with an 'easy to pick up and play' program such as the oekaki! Give it go guys and gals!




Ash and Fei has An Announcement To Make: (14th October 2010)


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This was a load of fun to do. X3 I can't believe how simple it is to upload your own drawings on a public board both 'live' and 'instantaneously'. :D What's also cool is that you get to record your own progress - this is an excellent feature as it will also give insight as to how the artist draws in their own style. Use this as a learning tool boys and girls!

Go and give it a shot guys! ^^


Darkspeed's Oekaki Board! - Start Drawing Kiddies!! ^^ (14th October 2010)


Great news folks! The GRAND HUNTER website is almost complete!
So far Chemb0t has done an excellent job getting things together for the site, I'm just adding in the contents as we go along. :D

However what's even more beautiful about the news is that he's managed to set up this sweet-as personalised oekaki board for my official website (i.e. www.darkspeeds.com).


So yeah what are you waiting for? Let's check out the submissions you have to offer to the table. ;) Be sure to read through the rules to the oekaki board first before registering and posting your hand drawn illstrations live! It's that simple, so simple that it only took me 10 minutes to start drawing my first picture!

Have fun everyone and I'm looking forward to what you guys can show me! :)











:bulletgreen: Complete the bloomin' GRAND HUNTER website! (70% complete)

:bulletgreen: Watch my bro complete Capcom's Dead Rising 2 video game. Epic zombie fest adventure!

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:iconkunnai:
Kunnai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
It's great! I like the sketchy scrapbook look. :D
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animeruler100 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You so fly darkspeeds.
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Derek-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ITS SO AWESOME!!! it looks amazing! :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thanks for the reaction everyone! I've been given quite a lot of questions to answer! I shall go through them when I come back from work tonight! ;) Thanks again! :D
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animeroxygirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey awesome job on the website! Mind if i ask how you made it? I'm curious because i'm taking graphic design courses and just finished web design. Your website is very clean and neat, and the navigation bar is fantastic! Keep it up darkspeeds ;D
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Just saw the website and reread the pages you got so far from the beginning.

This is inspiring for me to get my fancomic project up and running. We're hoping to launch in December. We're hosted on dA but...another mirror might be nice...gotta rally the troops now. *gets to thinking*
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HollowXDreams Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow you have some epic working area
dude the only space I have is a text book
lol hehe
Live life to the max darkspeeds
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:iconevycrystal:
EvyCrystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh awesome Elson!!! :D
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
yay Awesome X3
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TailsX101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist
YAYYYZZZ!! :la:
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TailsX101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist
YAYYYYZZ! *goes to check out the site* :la:
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Fly-Sky-High Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
CONGRATS YOU TWO! :D Gonna go check the site!
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Web is finally up! :D I checked it out, you did a very good job in it. I am looking forward to reading your comics! ^^
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|D... You just gave me an idea. Dunno how you're gonna take to it- but I'm gonna do it anyway.

:plotting: Just you wait~
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superzeno Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Yata finally its up and running my god I didn't think I could go another day without that site
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the new banner of the introduction, was been a good choice to use that pic :)
Once I finish my current drawing (anthro style returns!) I will make something for you. Since when I saw the site, ideas sprouted from nowhere. Mostly new jokes, lol
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:iconkolbatsun1226:
Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome Draft room Darkspeeds
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:iconja-the-shadow-hunter:
Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOT WOT WOT!
yay the site is officially up! XD
way to go Elson-boy!
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superzeno Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
finally the site will be open
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I wish I can have a lovely desk like that in my room XD; but my room is too small D: oh well XD; very nice room
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PikaPika-chan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I'm looking forward to it!!!
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
No big deal, man. It's gonna launch when it's gonna launch~
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm gonna be honest: I didn't expect your site this early!
Timing your job with that must been a big challenge (I'm in crucial time for archive an intern in this time being) so I should greet you in respect for your and Jason's hard work.
Best wishes for the final touches and I will be here to, at least, see the first day of the newborn site and grant you a gift with my current best digital illustration skill once I get the chance ;)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing Ana! Thanks for the encouragement and I'd love to see what you can offer given the current illustration skills you got. ;)
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roxanne14 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Artist
Awesome work space bro!
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Banter-O-Rilley Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
If there was ever a time to say this, then there's not a better one to say it...

YOU'RE LIVING THE DREAM, DARKSPEEDS!!!

It's the perfect environment for a Creator!!
Refernce material on hand...!
Supplies in stock and neatly in their place...!
An essential light source and a HUUUGE drafting table...!
Your treasured Artwork on the wall...!

I hope that it'll be the birthplace of the new GRAND HUNTER series for several years to come, and many more of your brilliant works!!
Keep working with Heart, Always!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thanks for the words of encouragement Banter-O-Rilley. :)

I sure hope to fulfil that dream of mine, I've still got a long way to go to get to where I want to be. ;)
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat art studio! ^^ I just draw in my bedroom table. That is also where my computer and scanner/copier/printer is. xD
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CasslynTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student General Artist
You got an awesome Art Studio
XD I saw the video :3
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Al-Abbasi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You have a great drafting room I really love it ^w^ and is really Amazing to have a thing's that you need it for -.-
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6t76t Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*whistles* Damn, that's a nice drafting room. Me so Jealous. >3<
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SlickSilverSurfer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
You mentioned that we could possibly buy one of your books directly from you that is signed by you :w00t!: Any idea on how much more the book would be if it was an option :-? cause id love a signed copy. id still buy the book either way man ;-)
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I might as well give that option then. :D Thanks for the confirmation. ;)
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SlickSilverSurfer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Glad i could close the deal :w00t: now could you possibly save me a signed copy? :?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure can do. ;)
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SlickSilverSurfer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
thank u so much =D hope there are instructions included on how to order it from ya :worry:
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Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student
Nice room:hug:
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kevintheman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the desk there, Elson. Very nicely set up on your part.

I never knew there was a Knuckle's Chaotix comic! I'm not surprised on it being rare though.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Kev, I'm really proud with how it's all set up. :D
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kevintheman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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Lunar-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Nice, ElsonDarkspeeds!! You're amazing!! Have you seen my drawings on the Oekaki? My account name is SylviatheTigress. :D Can't wait to see the website up! Good job!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I did see your artwork! You've done well posting those up! Thanks a bunch for expressing your talented work! ;)
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Lunar-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
No, Thank you for having that oekaki up! You're brilliant! :D
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
A drawing table! :) Now it really looks a drawing studio! ^^
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Morikun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
That Dragon Heroes artbook looks interesting. I've never heard of it before...
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man you gotta get a copy. ;) It features some of the most beautiful anthro-cartoon styles I've ever seen from an Indy publisher. [link]
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist
Nice Work place...
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Kassanovas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh,by the way...i'd love one of your GH books personally from you!Yeah man!;P
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Kassanovas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You certainly did tell me ,mate!=P
Thanks for putting that pic on your wall.=)
Thats a fantastic set up you have there,not to mention some
superb advice...you really know how to gain inspiration which is something i desperately
need.
I've been looking at drawing stations like the you just showed...i just need
a place to put it.
You've tempted me to seek out all those awesome Archie Sonic comics too,i do have a load
of the old Fleetway Sonic The Comics though...a few i still need to find.;)

Thanks again bud!:thumbsup::manhug:

Peter
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries Peter, the poster of your artwork rocks once again!

Yeah I'll make sure that option of having a signed copy is available on the website. :D
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