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Brian Ellis
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I am an aspiring graphic novelist who happens to love Pokemon and Metal Gear a little too much.

I am 22 years old and I have a fair amount of experience in writing, inking, and coloring, but have not had any formal art training other than art classes in school and things akin to that. I used to draw a comic in spiral bound notebooks back in middle school and high school, the same story spanning many many notebooks from 6th to 12th grade that I wrote, designed the characters, and illustrated. However it was all in pen on lined paper, so no penciling or coloring was involved. But, after I graduated in 2011, I began work on a graphic novel series for publishers, but upon pitching the story to publishers, it was rejected because I lacked experience and they didn't want to invest in a whole series on a new comer. I did get about 70 pages of the first book of the series done, penciled and inked all by hand, before I decided it was best to move on to other things. After that I started a weekly webcomic, (but because of it's weekly release, the quality of the art fluctuated depending on how much free time I had that week) to establish some experience and that spanned from October of 2011 to February of 2013, drawn completely digitally. It ended abruptly because of my personal life, and my girlfriend convinced me that I needed to start working on actual graphic novels for publishing and that the webcomic was spanning too long and was keeping me from working on other things. I didn't want the story to be without an ending, so I removed the comic's website, but still have the whole thing on my computer. I regret that decision to this day. I was eventually approached by a guy trying to start up a comic book company, promising a contract and a salary and all that to be an inker and a colorist for his company. I did some character designs and stuff like that for him, but nothing substantial, all without being paid for it, and I eventually started hearing from him less and less and I guess it kind of fizzled out before anything came from it.

I'm currently working on getting some exposure by doing a Pokemon fan comic following the rival from the Generation 1 games, so look forward to that!


Past personal projects:

Notebook doodles-
Various small time projects; 2003-2006
The Starling Chronicles; 2006-2007, 2009-2011 (Done and then redone, planning to reboot in the future)
MOTHER series; 2008

Post School-
Nolan Pandora; 2011 (Unfinished, planning to redo in the future)
Key to the Sky; 2011-2013 (Unfinished, planning to redo in the future)
Work for Rook the Angel Productions; 2013-2014

Current Projects: Pokemon Fan Comic [status: in progress]

Future Projects:
Key to the Sky (Reboot)
Hiroshima Sunrise
Lei Wong
Dead Embers
Nolan Pandora (Redo)
The Caelite Chronicles (The Starling Chronicles Reboot)
Legend of the Karatorea

And probably a zillion others.


Brewin Up Trouble by SkyMaro
Brewin Up Trouble
A kind of a collage, or something to that effect, of me surrounded by the characters that I've created. All the characters are the main characters of the stories that I've written and hopefully someday you'll all be reading about to some capacity.
MOTHER - Then, then, then, and now by SkyMaro
MOTHER - Then, then, then, and now
I draw this picture again every 2 or 3 years now.

2008 - Paint.NET
2011 - Adobe Photoshop CS4
2013 - Manga Studio 5
2015 - Clip Studio Paint Pro
Nolan Pandora - No Church in the Wild by SkyMaro
Nolan Pandora - No Church in the Wild
I got some sudden inspiration and decided I needed to stay up and finish this. Also I haven't uploaded in decades.
Based off some breaking bad picture, but I felt it'd be cool to do it with Nolan Pandora (one of my original stories)
King - Derek Bell
God - Nolan Pandora
Non-believer - Lizzie Primrose

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thegreenbookkeeper Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you for the fave Sir! I really appreciate it :D (Big Grin)
If you have time to visit me on patreon, Id really appreciate it ^^…

see you around :D (Big Grin)
Metamine10 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
bastiaandegoede Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave. 
V0LT1C Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u soo much for the faveHeartLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 

So whats ur favorite anime girl character???
Just wondering for no reason in particular Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
bastiaandegoede Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave. ^^
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