The Phantom Inker

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This is the art site of Sean W., the Phantom Inker. I'm a 41-year-old married professional programmer and amateur artist from Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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I put back up my old 2003 tutorial drawing Katie Sinclair, having found some of the missing artwork for the tutorial. It's quite different from how I draw these days, but for those who liked it as a resource, it's back.

I swear I really will work on this site more one of these years >_>

-- Inker, October 28, 2017

Getting Closer

I built the very beginnings of the admin site today. There's a lot more to go before I can use it to upload more artwork, but it's at least a beginning.

-- Inker, December 18, 2016

Slightly More Functionality

Well, it's been a little while, but you can now view the full-size versions of the four images that are actually posted here. I spent all of two hours today coding, and that's now a thing.

There's still a lot to do, and a lot more content to post, but the site's at least semi-functional now instead of being just a stub.

-- Inker, November 13, 2016

Work Continueth

Progress, sort of.

I'm busy coding the backend of this site. It has a good look now, but it needs code to drive it, and I'm going to write it all myself, firstly because I can, and secondly because 90% of everybody else's code sucks.

I wrote the backend of the old site, using some really interesting database-free scripting, but this one is going to use a real DB. The frontend uses semantic HTML and Sass (SCSS), and the backend deserves a nice shiny schema with clever indexes that make it go fast.

Anyway, more coming soon. This might actually do something useful after the next update.

Oh, also, I know it's not yet mobile-responsive. I'll fix that next time I work on it.

-- Inker, August 2, 2016

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