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Action Comics 987 - 18 colors by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 18 colors :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 146 13 Action Comics 987 - 18 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 18 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 39 2 Action Comics 987 - 2 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 2 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 16 5 Action Comics 983 13 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 983 13 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 67 16 Action Comics 983 - 12 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 983 - 12 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 84 15 Action Comics #983 - 2-3 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #983 - 2-3 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 214 32 Wonder Woman by VikBogdanovic Wonder Woman :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 50 4 Action Comics #983 - 6-7 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #983 - 6-7 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 134 25 New Super-Man #10 - 16 by VikBogdanovic New Super-Man #10 - 16 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 27 6 NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 10 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 10 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 148 15 NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 4-5 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 4-5 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 90 13 Superman by VikBogdanovic Superman :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 116 35 NEW SUPER-MAN #9 - pages 6-7 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #9 - pages 6-7 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 122 14 NEW SUPER-MAN #9 - page 16 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #9 - page 16 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 129 26 New Super-Man #9 cover by VikBogdanovic New Super-Man #9 cover :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 127 21 NEW SUPER-MAN #6 - page 17 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #6 - page 17 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 49 17

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Peenemunde by Waldemar-Kazak Peenemunde :iconwaldemar-kazak:Waldemar-Kazak 935 64 Filles de Soleil 22 by Jovan-Ukropina Filles de Soleil 22 :iconjovan-ukropina:Jovan-Ukropina 1,434 135 Monsoon by FLOWERZZXU Monsoon :iconflowerzzxu:FLOWERZZXU 3,395 111 Deadshot issue 6 page 15 by Blasterkid Deadshot issue 6 page 15 :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 84 7 Deadshot issue 6 pages 8 and 9.  Double Trouble by Blasterkid Deadshot issue 6 pages 8 and 9. Double Trouble :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 91 5 X-Files Mulder's Abduction by Blasterkid X-Files Mulder's Abduction :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 221 18 Gambit Commission by ZurdoM Gambit Commission :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 990 40 Arkham Knight 31 page 7 Vik and Rich by Blasterkid Arkham Knight 31 page 7 Vik and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 45 1 Batman Arkham Knight 31 page 3 Vik and Rich by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight 31 page 3 Vik and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 43 0 Batman Arkham Knight CH 33 page 9 Vik and Rich by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight CH 33 page 9 Vik and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 75 11 Batman Arkham Knight chapter 21 Vik and Rich by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight chapter 21 Vik and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 54 4 Arkham Knight 26 page 4 final Vik and Rich by Blasterkid Arkham Knight 26 page 4 final Vik and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 46 1 Batman Arkham Knight Viktor and Rich by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight Viktor and Rich :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 95 8 Batman Arkham Knight Viktor and Richard by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight Viktor and Richard :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 66 7 Thanos tonal by ChristopherStevens Thanos tonal :iconchristopherstevens:ChristopherStevens 870 35 Batman Arkham Knight!  Long Beach Comic Con by Blasterkid Batman Arkham Knight! Long Beach Comic Con :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 116 1
I wanted to tell you about my worst gig as an illustrator. It's a true story for all you aspiring artists chasing the dream to draw for a living.

Years ago, when I was young, dumb and full of hope, my older brother who's a web-designer asked me to help him out with a webpage he was putting together for a client. I was desperately trying to get some work as a comic artist, but I would have drawn anything just to make a buck. Then my brother told me that the webpage he worked on was for a piercing studio.

I give you all a minute to process this.

As you probably guessed, they were doing intimate piercings and they wanted to put up drawings of the piercings instead of photos because... well... everyone who's ever had the pleasure of seeing an intimate piercing up close knows why. But 300 Swiss Francs for a couple of genitals? Sounds like a job for me! This was serious money for an artist who was drawing for 20$ a page at that time, but was actually living on social welfare, drawing like a mad man in his little studio/bedroom/living room/music room/broom closet shithole of an apartment. So there I was a couple of days later, drawing these super expressive pierced penises and vaginas (no boobies), being a professional artist, living the dream, baby! I thought "this is how Van Gogh must have felt. Real sacrifice to create ART!".

I was very proud when other piercing studios stole the drawings from the internet and used them on their sites. Research for reference photos was a bit traumatic though. I will never get those pictures out of my head until I do my last dying breath, but it was totally worth it - I'm drawing for DC now, working on characters like Batman and Deadshot and New Super-Man and if an idiot like me can do it, you can do it too!

So to all you art kids: If you ever feel like googling "genital piercings" (which I'd strongly advise against) and some really nicely drawn peckers and coochies pop up - that's probably me! I mean... my drawings. Yay! And if you ever feel like sending me links to those pictures with the question: "Did you draw this?" Please don't. Let it remain a mystery.

Anyway, I'm posting this embarrassing story for the struggling comic artists, actors, musicians, tap dancers, mathematicians, whatever you are out there who work in shitty jobs, dreaming of one day doing what they love professionally. Always remember: there are these damn geniuses who come right out of the gate blowing minds and being amazing, and then there's the rest of us who have to practice their craft for years and in the meantime draw dick pics and other weird shit and flip burgers and mop floors and drive cabs until they're finally good enough to do what they're supposed to do (and then they do it with all their heart because they never ever wanna go back to THAT place).

Keep it up! I mean... keep it going. Go for it. You know what I mean.

And if someone wants to share his worst job, feel free. Although I'm pretty sure I won the worst job competition.

Cheers,
-V!K

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:iconvxvo:
vxvo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hey! what's up! I just want to say you're art on action comics #983 is so beautiful!! amazing faces and lines! I love it!
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Professional
Cool, thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it. Really fun issue to draw.

-V!K
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GINO1981 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Viktor, zu minere Schand muess ich igestoh, dass ich erscht via Medie über Di erfahre ha. Umso meh han ich mi gfreut, dass es e Basler gschafft het ;) Wirklich tolli und inspirierendi Arbet wo Du ablieferesch bi DC. Ich bi eigentlich meh uf dr Marvel-Siite dehaim, aber DC find ich au ganz okay :) Hie und wieder mool ich au e biz Fanart für DC, aber natürlich uf eme ganz andere Level wie Du. Für mi isch es wirklich numme Hobby und "just for fun". Wünsch Dir wiiterhin viel Erfolg und mach wiiter mit Dinere tolle Arbet.

Tobi (us Basel)
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional
Hey merci, Tobi! Bi eigentlich au mit Marvel uffgwachse. Isch also eher Zuefall, dass ich bi DC glandet bi, haha. Cools Hobby hesch übrigens. Bilder gsehn guet us! :-)  

Gruess us Berlin!
-Viktor
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:icongino1981:
GINO1981 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He he, Dangge :) Ich bi ebbe nie so richtig zfriede mit mine Bilder, aber so het me wenigschtens immer de Asporn besser z wärde. Leider fehlt mir mit Familie, Job und em eigene Unternähme wo ich am ufbaue bi,
momentan e biz Ziit.

Usser im Comic-Shop in dr Theaterpassage isch es friener au fascht unmöglich gsi, an DC Comics z'cho. Marvel Comics, vor allem d Taschebiecher, het me wenigschtens chönne
an gwüssne Kiosk chaufe. Hüt isch das e biz anderscht und natürlich viel eifacher.

Du hesch uf jede Fall e neue Leser gwunne und villicht seht me sich jo emol, wenn in Basel z' Bsuech bisch ;)

LG

Tobi
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional
Jo, uf jede Fall. Wär cool! Bis denn, Tobi!

Und viel Erfolg mit em Unternähme! :-)

LG
-Viktor
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:iconfeliu:
feliu Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
ive  already congratulated you on Facebook, but man, awesome work , congrats again, you are in!!!
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional
Haha. Thanks, dude.

-V!K
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:iconc3k98:
c3k98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, and such a helpful member of the deviantart community!!
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional
Glad I could help. :-)

-V!K
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:iconc3k98:
c3k98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If youre not busy, would you be willing to check out my profile and tell me areas where I could improve or areas that I'm good at? You don't even have to leave a watch, I just would like the insight from a professional!
Please and thank you! :)
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional
Post more art. It's hard to give a critique based on just a few drawings.

-V!K
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bluejazz87 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. Love your pencils. How long would you say it took you to get pro work when you started to aim for a career in comics? 
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional
It's hard to put that in a time frame because there were breaks and phases where I drew more and where I drew less. It's easier to say how many sequential pages it took to get to a certain level - that'd be some 200-300 pages of comic art. And I guess you can do that in a year if you do nothing else and if you're super productive. But for someone who's never done it, it's probably more around 2, 3 or even longer. It really depends on the person.

Not to mention the fact that I've been drawing all my life.

-V!K
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