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STRENGTH IN CHARACTER Promo 2012 by PaulSizer STRENGTH IN CHARACTER Promo 2012 by PaulSizer
I've been a freelance graphic designer, comic creator and illustrator since 1992, and during that time I've learned the trade of design and illustration, becoming a self publisher and business person alongside working to expand my skill set. I learned how to make messages and ideas grab people by the brain as well as by the eyes.

As a comic creator, I learned from the best that great characters yield great stories, so I have always worked to build the most interesting characters I could to get my stories and messages across. I learned that you need to create characters that you love, respect and care for, so that you will want to follow them through the good times and the challenging times, when they are winning and when they are losing.

And from the beginning, I learned that good characters have no requirements for gender, sexual identity, color, creed, size, shape or philosophical view. Good is good, interesting is interesting. Period.

I've been very lucky to have created many female characters in my books and design work that I've been able to tell deep, funny, emotional, hard and difficult stories with. I learned early on the importance of strength of character, but also that there is character in that strength, of how you use it and how it directs and guides you. This image shows a sample of what I've done so far, and hopefully where I can go from here.

Thanks for following my progress; here's to whatever comes next!

All images ŠPaul Sizer/SIZER DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION
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:iconthespectrumtrilogy:
TheSpectrumTrilogy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Jaw dropping!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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:iconthespectrumtrilogy:
TheSpectrumTrilogy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Your welcome kindly =D I used it as my facebook cover. Hope you don't mind
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing. If you can link it back to my DevArt page or website (www.paulsizer.com), that would be boss!
Glad you dig it!
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Spoony01 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Only just discovered your work today Paul! Love it all, very talented and can't wait to keep up with your creations.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the good words. I will endeavor to be interesting to watch! : )
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Spoony01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Too funny! :-)
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mellobuck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Love this collection. I was originally brought here through the link to Science Builds the Future. Now I admit, when I saw only that poster, my thoughts were "Wow, that's cool, but it seems kinda... Aryan?"
So glad to see that your oeuvre is anything but. Quite amazing to see an artist who can vary body type and artistic style to this degree. Bravo!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; I've enjoyed, as a creator, working with a wide range of characters, and it just makes no sense to me to limit oneself to a narrow view of beauty and body style. Glad you appreciate this range, hopefully it enhances the work I do.
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Batuxa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Filmographer
Clap! Clap! Clap! Love the message, going to take my first look to your galley. ;)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, hope you like what you see!
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:iconbatuxa:
Batuxa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Filmographer
:D
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:iconzebidee:
Zebidee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work Paul this looks epic with all of them together.
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gatewaytotokyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
is moped army ever going to get another book?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At this point no; I, for some reason (youthful optimism) put that number "1" on the cover of the book, but when I got to the end, I felt the story stood well on its own. I'm not against doing a second book, but I just haven't had a really good story idea that I felt warranted going back to that universe.
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gatewaytotokyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Aw, dang. I just really loved that book and have been looking for the second one for a long time. It's cool that I get to talk to the maker himself and just confirm for myself that there isn't one.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, like I said, there was a sliver of an idea to do a series, but it just didn't play out that way. Thanks for the interest, though. It's appreciated! : )
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gatewaytotokyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Well... maybe some day eh? ^_^ Love your art style, btw, it's very different from a lot of the stuff I like.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Cheers.
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:iconstarbug71:
starbug71 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!!!!!!
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:iconruzkin:
ruzkin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Fantastic body of work, Paul.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I do love all these characters. :)
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dCTb Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah wow really great stuff and an awesome read
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