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Ian O'Neill
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
My name's Ian O'Neill, but most people know me as EzJedi. I'm a digital artist from the UK who loves all things 80's, geeky and gamer. I'm also a pretty nifty cook and I like to stare up at the stars as much as possible! My girlfriend tells me I'm a man-child. I proudly and wholeheartedly agree.:D

I'm a super friendly all round nice guy (as long as my chai batteries are near full and it's not a Monday) and I'll always help a fellow DA'er if I can, so feel free to comment or ask me anything. Except what colour underwear I'm wearing. That would be weird.;)

In case you couldn't tell, I consider myself to be quite funny. Nobody else does...:shrug:

Tumble or tweet? See more wip's, inspirations and random thoughts on my Tumblr & Twitter!
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Apologies for the lack of art and activity lately guys n gals, been a little under the weather all week. Boo, poor me!

April's Gaggle of Favs will be up by the end of the week, then hopefully you'll see a bit more from me. Again, I can only apologise for my tardiness!
This month's Gaggle of Favs will be up later this week folks! Sorry for the delay!
Tutorial: Creating Crisp Line Art by EzJedi
Tutorial: Creating Crisp Line Art
I was asked to create a tutorial on my line art techniques by the lovely people over at Autodesk's Sketchbook team for a series of tutorials they're currently publishing, so here it is folks, my first attempt at a tutorial! (fanfare sounds, albeit only in my head...);)

It's pretty wordy, so you may wanna make a sandwich or something. Apologies for the massive file as well! This is my first ever attempt at making something in depth like this, so please, be gentle with me folks...:D

The tutorial uses Sketchbook 7 and a Wacom Cintiq 12wx, but 90% of it can be applied to most digital art apps and tablets. You can see the finished piece I created for this tutorial here: The Scavenger - Coloured

For more awesome Sketchbook tutorials, art and more, check out autodesk-sketchbook! And don't forget to check out this month's Hero Challenge by the awesome talent, Kevin Mellon! You can find out more here: April Hero Challenge: Kevin Mellon.

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Don't forget, as well as here on DA, you can follow me for more art and mad ramblings if you're glutton for punishment on my Twitter and Tumblr blog!
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I'm going experi-mental over here!!! Dark Times on High Seas by EzJediJust a little loose playing around in Sketchbook, trying some textural brushes and whatnot...Again, not good enough for my gallery though, so status update ahoy!

a gaggle of favs - march 2015 edition

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 5:30 AM


In my continued efforts to pay more attention to my DA page, I'm going to start doing a little monthly feature showcasing some of the art I've favourited in the last month. Not all by any means, but just a selected few pieces to show you what I'm currently enjoying and give the artists a little extra exposure. I have a pretty high bar on what I'll fav to be honest, so you may have seen some of the pieces before, or even added them to your own collections. 

Now I suspect some people, being the cynical internet generation we are, will question whether some of the artists whose work I feature really need any more exposure as many of them have a higher than average amount of watchers already. My answer would be that whilst that is true, this isn't about promotion for them really (although it is a bonus). It's more about giving you folks a little more insight into what I enjoy and sharing my passion for the type of art I love to salivate over with you. This is a visual feast of the highest fidelity, meant to inspire and promote thought and discussion! Besides I'm not a huge believer in the popularity by numbers game. I'm not claiming I don't care about watchers and page views, as let's be honest, we all do to a point. Nobody wants to be unpopular or invisible, but being a decent fellow human being is of way more a benefit to your life, trust me. As far as I'm concerned artists is artists, big guys, little guys, it's all the same and there's no need for pretentious superior attitudes. And yes, some of these artists featured may know me here on DA- but then many I've never spoken to! This isn't favouritism (featuring the work of those I know), it's simply that I probably got to know them as a result of enjoying their art. It's pretty much how all of my DA friendships have come about in fact. Ya know, being an art appreciation site and all. Therefore I'm just lucky to have DA friends who are highly talented and keep me motivated to try and develop to keep pace with them!

So without further delay, let's kick off with March's Gaggle of Favs! Enjoy!(imagine a fanfare of trumpets here, if you will)



Miami87 by griffinator 
Miami87 by griffinator
     Foxy Ahri by jurikoi  
Foxy Ahri by jurikoi
Water by eloelo
Water by eloelo
  Murder of Crows by SerLuxfero
_MurderOfCrows_ by SerLuxfero
 Aria by Danusko
Arya by Danusko
Marv Fanart by Tozani 
Marv Fanart by Tozani
O Panel by CREONfr 
O Panel by CREONfr

SZA/ Serpentine Fire by FreeMech 
SZA/ Serpentine Fire by FreeMech
April O'Neil by Smolb
 April O'Neil by Smolb
5 seconds ahead of the past by sumiobunnya 
5 seconds ahead of the past by sumiobunnya
Enyo by Quirkilicious 
Enyo by Quirkilicious
Yellow Headphones by SebastianvonBuchwald
Yellow Headphones by SebastianvonBuchwald
BATTLE BEAST page 2 of INV115 by RyanOttley 
BATTLE BEAST page 2 of INV115 by RyanOttley
Darksiders 2: Death by DanteDemolition 
Darksiders 2: Death by DanteDemolition



So there you have it, an awesome selection with everything from comic pros to lesser knowns, all sharing one thing in common. Unbelievable art skills! If you pay close attention, you'll probably notice how each and every one of these has some influence on me and my own ever evolving art style. I hope you get just as much inspiration from these artists as I have and maybe I've even introduced you to someone you hadn't heard of. That'd be great! Because I'm charging a 10 quid finder's fee for each new watcher these folks get as a result of this journal. (kidding. Or am I?!) :D (Big Grin)




I'll try to get some kind of editorial piece up before the end of the month and keep this thang ticking over! In the meantime I keep meaning to get some commission info up, but to be honest I just haven't found the time and/or effort (take your pick) to put together a nicely assembled little price and example list in Photoshop. Suffice to say, I am available for commissions here and there. So feel free to send me a note if you'd like me to draw you something. I may say no, I may say yes, it really depends on my schedule and what you want! Just add the subject line 'commission' and the one thing I guarantee is that I will get back to you within 24 hours. I promise, at some point I will put together a jazzy little sheet to save people making the effort of sending me a note and having to ask questions, but for now just assume I'm more expensive than you're thinking (says the master of advertising and promotion!). There'll be no $10 or point commissions here. I like to eat and keep the lights on...:D (Big Grin)

Until next time space cases, keep it jazzy! ;) (Wink)



ps. I'd just like to say a big thank you to fantasy-alive for the fabulous journal skin! A few tweaks and it's perfect for my needs. Check them out for more free skins and other cool bits n bobs!

edit: Apologies, I had to pull and re-upload this journal due to some quirky layout issues!




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Acerbic450 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
What a game, and without the two Alex's too, next week's game a massive one.
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EzJedi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Damn straight it is dude! But then it's always important to better Spurs regardless of league position. Unfortunately I missed the game today, but I heard the Santi and Ozil combo worked out pretty well. I shall be carefully watching the highlights soon!;)
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Acerbic450 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I think Santi and anyone combo would work at this point in time, dude's showing his veteran status. You could see that he was really trying to set up Akpom for his first goal, class. Did you catch the highlights?  
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EzJedi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm ashamed to admit I haven't gotten round to watching it yet! I've seen plenty of clips of the goals, but I just haven't found the time so far this week. I'm pleased things seem to be finally clicking though. It's only 11 points to the top, so as far as I'm concerned there's everything to fight for. I don't know if Chelsea will drop that many points, but it's certainly not insurmountable. Just happy to see us playing smarter football again tbh!
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ViViVooVoo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you muchly for the watch!
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