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Deviousness Award

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`TimTownsend's gallery is a glittering array of fantastic skill and comic book awesomeness. His dedication to finely tuning his skills is without doubt, and you'll always find Tim looking for ways in which he can inspire other artists to continue with dedication to their chosen craft. Tim is well known for embellishing our community with stunning artwork, but he's also the perfect finisher for a day of browsing. You don't need to be a comic nerd to appreciate everything that he does, however you may find yourself becoming one after visiting his gallery. So it's with a POW and a BANG that we bestow the Deviousness Award for February 2011 to `TimTownsend. Congratulations, Tim!
-awarded February 2011
Though I won't be attending the show, I wanted to put the word out about the big Drink and Draw party Saturday night. It's a huge Drink and Draw event, co-sponsored by Wacom! The event will be hosted By Boom Comic Shop, located at 835 5th Avenue, in the historic Wyatt Earp saloon and brothel building! The owner and proprietor is one of my best friends so be sure to give him a hard time if you see him. Go forth and drink....and draw.....and drink some more!

Best!

~T~

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TimTownsend
Tim Townsend
Artist | Professional | Varied
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FAQ's:

1) I am a professional and Ive been working for MARVEL COMICS (as well as DC, IMAGE, and many others) for the last 19 years. No, I do not want to work on your self-published project for free....even though its likely the "best idea EV-ER".

2) I do ALL of my inks BY HAND. I do NOT ink digitally...at all....never. And no, I do NOT have anything against digital inking.

3) My tools of the trade in terms of inking are a WINDSOR NEWTON SERIES 7 #2 brush (about 75%), a HUNT 102 CROW QUILL NIB (about 20%), technical pens and other assorted items(5%), and KOH-I-NOOR 3080 waterproof drawing ink.

4) I rarely take on commission work due to my typically crazy schedule but dont be afraid to ask. Every once in a blue moon I can squeeze one in.

5) I am currently working on The Uncanny X-Men..

6) For those of you wanting to know "how to get work in comics", here's the straight answer. Spend many years learning how to draw from life. Go to school (not a requirement to get hired but the best way to learn the skill-sets youll need to become good enough to get hired). Once you're grounded in the basics of anatomy, form, lighting, etc. you can begin to study the art form of sequential story-telling. Just being able to draw a neat pin-up doesn't mean a thing. You have to be able to tell a story. Youll also have to be able to do this all in a timely manner. Deadlines rule this business. Once you're there the final obstacle is simple. YOU HAVE TO BE BETTER THAN ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE VYING FOR THE SAME WORK. You'll be competing with seasoned professionals as well as new-comers. You have to stand out from the pack. No one cares if your work is "good for you". No one cares if you were the best artist in High School. They only care if your work is better than the rest and that its marketable. The big companies don't take samples any more which means you'll have to travel to conventions and meet with editors for portfolio reviews. Be nice, listen, don't get defensive if they tell you your work has problems, and don't smell bad. Know that everyone has a "killer idea that they've been working on for years" and that no one is likely to care about yours until you've established some professional credibility. Know that the odds are against you ever breaking in and that it takes a lot of time, patience, and diligence to weather the gauntlet. Only the strong survive. I think that about covers it!

7) I'm no longer doing on-line critiques. I get asked at least 15 times a day. They take too much time and I have work and a family to attend to. I'll most likely do an open call for portfolio reviews here on D.A. a couple of times a year. I hope you understand.

8) Before asking questions about things such as projects Ive worked on, who I've worked with, if I have any pencil-to-ink samples, do I do anything besides ink, etc, be sure you look through my WHOLE galley, not just the first page. I have almost 350 gallery deviations and many of the answers to questions such a these can be found therein.

Current Residence: Orlando, Florida
Operating System: OS X
Favourite cartoon character: Hellboy
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I loved this so much I posted it on Facebook. :)
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mlh70 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
thought you might like it
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FuturesForgotten Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hi, which scanner do you use? :)
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
EPSON EXPRESSION 10000XL
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FuturesForgotten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thanks!
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mlh70 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Question? I saw your art collection on caf. What do you do with it all. Do you know who has uncanny 101.

P.s. A buscema avengers cover is up for auction on heritage
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have some of it framed and others in portfolios. 

By Uncanny 101, do you mean the cover? A friend of mine owns that.

Yes. There are Buscema Avengers (and others) covers on almost every Heritage Auction it seems these days.
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mlh70 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I have a few buscema interiors, but no covers or splashes. By chance do you know where I could find some simonson art. My brother is a huge fan and I am trying to locate some for him. By the way I saw a youtube interview of you and your reaction when they asked about your "smooth lines" made me smile. 

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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
It depends on what Simonson art you want. If its THOR originals, good luck. Walt held on to 99.9% of it. There is, I believe, two covers out there on private collections and I think the only interiors are a few pages that Terry Austin inked. You can find THOR head sketches on EBAY relatively regularly. There are tons of them. Every so often, maybe once a year, a nice classic THOR convention type sketch will pop up. They usually get snatched up pretty quickly and can be quite expensive. Ive got two, myself. Then, also maybe once a year or so, Walt will do a really nice, fully rendered THOR related commission piece to be sold for charity. Those usually land on EBAY as well. Just keep your eyes peeled.

Regarding the interview, I dont recall which one that was. Do you have a link?
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ScottMassino Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Tim, sent an email to your FB about helping out a Kickstarter project with Scott Kolins.  If you could give it a read and let me know this week, that would be awesome.  Thanks for your time.  Love your work.  Always have.  Especially on Bachalo.
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ChickenzPunk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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jhansard Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
A Happy Glorious Birthday to You! :D :cake: :w00t!:
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:cake::tea:
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing!  Hope you enjoyed the day.
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BlueMillenium Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Happy Birthday! Many returns of the days :)
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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BlueMillenium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
You are most welcome :)
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Alfred-Martini-Pines Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy irthday! Have a great day! :iconinulaplz:
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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Alfred-Martini-Pines Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... It's like A-Channel now! I meant Birthday!
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khawroukhogonay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy bday and have a blast...enjoy and take care..:D
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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