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Hey Everyone!   

So I wanted to make this journal to help you guys who are still working to break into the industry.  

I do plan on making a youtube video later to draw and talk more about this, but for now, here's what I wanted to say. 

I've been on DeviantArt for 8 years now (wow thats a long time) and I've learned so much over that time.  So many fellow artists have helped inspire and guide me throughout my time on here.  For that I am very grateful.  I've still got a long journey ahead to improve in my art, but I wanted to give you guys some helpful tips as to how to help you in your art career.   

Like the title says, "Set Goals".  It's hard to have a target when you don't know what you're aiming at.  So make sure you take time to write out at least 3 things you'd like to accomplish within a year.  Why 3?   Because 3 goals makes it a little less intimidating and a little more realistic. (at least for me it did)    

I'll name the three goals I made this year.  

1.Grow closer to God.  My faith is a big part of my life and I believe I wouldn't be where I am today without God.   Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."  Now at lot of you know me and how I'm pretty outward about being a Christian.  This is not me bragging in any way or me thinking I am better than anyone.  This is me admitting how messed up I am and how much I need Jesus.    I've gone through some ruff stuff the past few years and again I wouldn't be were I am if it weren't for God's grace.              John 3:16

2.Get better in my art.  There's a lot of different areas where I'm trying to improve, but I started focusing on some of the main weak point in my art, which were storytelling, backgrounds, and anatomy.   I was critiqued two years ago by some of my favorite artists on what I needed to improve on.  Hearing things like "You still need work kid" or "You're good, but not Marvel good." from some of your favorite artist can get to you if you let it.    I'll tell you right now, I hated hearing anything negative about my work, or being told I still wasn't "Good enough".  But if people didn't point out my mistakes, I would never have improved.    I used what people said and I still do to help drive me.  When someone says "you need to work on this area in your art" I try to say "Challenge accepted".   You should never fall in love with your own work, always be willing to improve and learn something new.  

3.Work for Marvel.  I've had a dream ever since I was around ten years old to work for Marvel someday.   It took me 12 years of hard work and determination. Drawing almost everyday, learning as much as I could.  Drawing the figure, learning anatomy, shading, perspective, dynamics, inking, coloring, style, storytelling, graphic design.  Taking in as much information as I could.   There where many times of self doubt and struggles throughout the years thinking or being told "I wasn't good enough", but I am very blessed to say that in MAY of this year by God's grace I reached that goal.    I get to say "I now work for Marvel."     GOD IS SO GOOD!  

So what I want to say to you guys and gals out there who have a dream, don't let anyone get you down or make you feel like you're not good enough.    

SET GOALS!   Have a target to focus on shooting for.  Like I said you're not gonna hit anything if you don't know what you're shooting at.  So make goals for yourself.

My father would tell me this all the time.  "Finish what you start and work hard in all that you do."  He also told me "That a man that walks with God always reaches his destination." 

For all you fellow artist and fans out there.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!  

Praying for you all to be able to achieve your goals.    

God bless!



Joey Vazquez
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
My name is Joey Vazquez. I'm 22, a Christian and a professional comic artist for Marvel.

Current Residence: Iowa
Favourite genre of music: 90's through todays hits
Favourite photographer: don't have one.
Favourite style of art: Comic Book, Toony style!
Operating System: iMac baby!!!
MP3 player of choice: iPhone6 Plus
Shell of choice: A TMNT SHELL!!!
Wallpaper of choice: Spiderman duh!
Skin of choice: Mine. It's indestructible! lol
Favourite cartoon character: Spider-man, BatMan, Wolverine, Deadpool, Teachjacket, Invincible ect...
Personal Quote: "The Gospel G.od O.ur S.ins P.aying E.veryone L.ife Through God all things are possible!

Which Overwatch character should I draw next? I do plan on doing all of them, but which one next? 

47 deviants said Sombra
40 deviants said Reaper
35 deviants said Genji
31 deviants said Widowmaker
23 deviants said Mercy
22 deviants said Soldier 76
21 deviants said D.VA
14 deviants said McCree
10 deviants said Phara
8 deviants said Ana



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paulobarrios Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
spectacular works
ATOMONEY Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude love your art! I'm always speechless and the way you draw spiderman swinging is amazing! Any opinions on my art please?
RedNightCrawler Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hnnng i found another of my fav spidey artists here! XD
and omg you are 23?? Never guessed that at first.
I really love your art and you are one of my inspirations.
wanna be a Comic artist one Day too....
ordo1010 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Man i love your ART !! Im always speechless after watching your works 
JoeyVazquez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!  Really means a lot. :D 
NoXV Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
thanks for the :+fav: it means a lot to me.
NoXV Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
Mr. Vasquez, just out of curiosity, where did you find the texture for the blue areas of Digital Spider-Man's costume?
NoXV Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
nvm, i think i found it, or at least something very similar.
JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Belated Birthday
0Kiru0 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who does God love the most?

Look in a mirror
JPGuchiha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Titan820 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!! :D :D
Colelightning Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!Free Birthday Icon 
Dawn2Nightfall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Keep up the hard work!
Newjeo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Happy birthday!

I wish you goodluck, and someday we could see the end of the fan comic of Digital Spider-Man.
Dan21Almeida95 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
Bektzer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
AmazingSpideyfan86 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Happy birthday
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Happy birthday
PaladinRebel8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Digital Artist
MarkellBarnes360 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day!
antivenom907 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
ManicBulbs Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Happy Birthday 2 U! Hope You Have A Happy Happy Day And Many Many Mooorre! :D
artyvicky Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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