Updates to my Kickstarter Project

Quiet Strength Kickstarter Project

I have been busy working on the Termanicz project but I am also spending time adding information to the Kickstarter project to show the value.  I have included a close up of the tiger to show off the eyes that can be seen in the print and also an image of the actual print and documentation for the $30 reward.  This is a great value for $30 because the image size is 10.5″ by 25″ with a 1″ border making the distinctive eyes of the tiger clearly visible without increasing the cost of the print by tripling the size.  Finally,  I have included an image of the painting I would like to print next “Universal Eyes – Infinite Sadness”.  Please consider supporting this project.  For only $30 you could get yourself an iconic image that will catch the eyes of anyone that sees it.  Better yet, get several as gifts and help me continue bringing great content to this sight and please pass on this post.

P.S. I forgot to mention that the shipping and handling are already included in the $30 reward level.


A New Direction for Directing (from my Patreon page)

Sorry for venting yesterday, but I had such high hopes of doing this tutorial right, like the ones I see on youtube.  However, I just do not have the funds or knowledge to do so and I do not want to spent too much time finding everything I need to know instead of creating artwork.  I am also facing a situation that will take away about $177 from my monthly income, which has me worried.  But, be that as it may, I will work things out as best I can.  To start with, I have decided to take all the screen shots I made and place them into a word document for the tutorial.  I have already completed the first section detailing how to separate your drawing from the white background of your scanned file.  In all, I have five sections to cover for this first part that details the initial setup before you start to paint.  Hopefully, I will be able to post the file by this weekend.

On a good note, my blog is almost to the point of doubling the views I had from last year.  More important; however, is that Robert Garbin’s Devianart Page  has surpassed the 4,000th page view.  This is small compared to some of the more established artists but it is a significant increase in viewership over the last year.  Please take a look.

Something Old

Something I should have done a long time ago was update my profile to give visitors to my blog a better idea of me and my reasons for blogging.  The passages below are now part of my profile.


Who am I?  I am a forty something American raised in a family and country where appearances were more important than facing the truths that were slowly damaging my families happiness.  The blog that you see here is my way of shouting to the world that I will be heard for who I am, not for what others would have me be.  It exists to give voice to the way I see the world and my need to create things that are important to me.

My blog has two main goals.  One, to express my point of view on events shaping the world around me; to tell you, the reader, about the ideas that rattle inside my skull and their many origins.  You may even be lucky enough to see the quirky sense of humor hidden behind my repressed personality.   Second, I wish to show you my creative efforts in writing and art and ask for your support on this journey.  Sometimes I will even highlight the creations of others, or more accurately, the creations that became a part of me, so that you can see the foundations for my own works.

Come one come all if you have an ear to hear.  Most welcome though are the mystics and misfits, those who refuse to blindly follow what others say is the truth.  Come see if there is a reflection of yourself in my ideas and writings.  As Dukhat said on my favorite TV show “Will you follow me into Fire?  Will you follow me into darkness?  Will you follow me into death?  Then follow.”  Of course, the death part is totally not expected.