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Shattered Horizon by AnimeFreak40K

As a rough sketch it's fine, but I think you could use more motion on the water. It seems a tad too blocky and stiff to really come off...

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It seems everyone is having some trouble these days, as evidenced by this journal here.

While I don't know this individual well, it seems they could use some help as they're in a bit of a sticky situation. I promised one of my fans that I would spread the word as best I could, so hopefully some of you great folks out there can lend a hand.
Hello all once more! I've got some fantastic news to share! After seeking financial aid with the hospital, I just managed to successfully have my $2,000.00 bill eliminated completely! It took quite a bit of jumping through legal hoops to get there, but I've done it! Any other bills that come my way from the surgery will not have to be paid as well. I do have to pay my surgeon though (somewhere at about $600.00) but his bill is more than manageable. What that means for all of you is a couple of things. One, it means that anyone who may want their money back on the commissions is more than entitled to it. Second, if people don't want their money back, that puts me up by over $1,000.00! The second part I will admit excites me a bit, due to the fact that I could actually use this money (along with my income from work) to begin saving for a better computer/hardware to do my art on. I've been wanting to upgrade my rig for a few years, but have simply lacked the capital to do so. With your guy's help, I can honestly hope to achieve that goal!

This means that I will potentially have much higher turn out, and can look to better produce a few ideas I've had brewing on the back-burner for the last decade. It also means that I could make doing commissions a far more regular thing, and it's something that I'd love to do. Of course I don't want/like to make promises that I may not be able to keep, but I will make the pledge here and now to do better than I have been. Loosing my aunt this past month really knocked my family and I for a loop, and I've been taking the last few weeks to really just recover mentally/emotionally from everything that has come my way. I took some time off work to clear my head, and even attended a couple local conventions just so that I could have good time with no strings attached. After all that, I finally feel rejuvenated, like I'm ready to hop back in the saddle and get some friggin' art done! Having this surgery bill go the way of the Dodo has elevated my spirits and seeing that commission money sitting in my paypal has got me big-time motivated! 

Also I've recently undertaken some more writing duties for a couple of projects that I'm going to keep mum on for the moment. Things are still pretty early, but so far it looks like there is a lot of promise coming down the road. I'm still working on the commissions in the meantime though, and I apologize to everyone on the list. Timing hasn't exactly been on my side as of late, never mind the fact I'm unfortunately not a very fast artist. I am taking my time with each of these pieces to make them as high quality as I can, and I only hope that you all like what you get!

Other than that, life it seems is turning around for me for the better! Thanks to all of you guys for being there, and helping make the most of a rough patch! You guys rock hard on toast!
Hey there everyone! Before I get into some lite updates, I want to take a moment to help signal boost someone.

It seems like the grey clouds have gathered for someone else these days, and he's in need of some major support. Perhaps even more so than me. My good friend :iconanimefreak40k: could seriously use some help right about now in raising funds to purchase a new furnace. Everything in his house is pretty much gas-operated so having this piece of machinery go down on you around this time of year is almost like a prison sentence. It's snowing up here in the Maryland area, and his house is getting pretty cold. He's a cool cat for sure, but I don't literally want to see him be cool if you know what I mean. Given my current situation I can't exactly help him myself, but who knows, maybe some of you out there can help more than I can. 

You can read all the details to the matter here.

As for things on my end, I'm still jumping through paper-work hoops in regards to the financial aid, but things are still looking to be in my favor. I'm still working on the commissions in the meantime though, seeing as how no one has come forth yet saying that they want a refund. To those who are on the list, I apologize that things haven't been moving quickly, but having lost my aunt just recently dealt a hard blow to my family and I. Everyone has been very supportive during this time and I want to take the chance to say thank you to everyone once more! You guys totally kick-ass! Also I want to take the time to thank whoever donated flowers to my aunt's funeral. Apparently someone read my journal and took it upon themselves to purchase a lovely bundle of flowers for her viewing. 

For anyone who may be curious I was also at Magfest this past weekend, and it was a good time overall. Considering all that has happened I feel like it was a weekend I needed to just clear my head and do something fun. I got to hang with friends, work on some art, and most importantly game like I had fame! To anyone looking for a good time in the Baltimore-Washington area, you can't really go wrong with a con like Magfest.

Other than that, I'm still drawing away, and I'm looking to get some quick sketches I've been doing up at work posted here. Til then folks, hopefully next time I'll have something more positive to say other than bad/decent news.  





 
Hello all once again. It seems like every time I write a journal here on DA anymore it's nothing but bad news. Yet another hurtle has come my way to coincide with all the other bits of recent madness that have been comprising my life. Last night I got the unfortunate bit of information that my aunt (Stephanie, V. Killeen) passed away. To my current knowledge she suffered a sudden and major heart attack (the hard details are still pending on my end of things as of this writing) and died shortly after being taken to the nearest hospital. For a fairly tight-knit family such as mine this loss has left us all reeling from shock to say the least...

Why this is important or what this means to any of you guys is thus: The commissions that I'm working on will have to go on hold for the time being while my family and I take the necessary measures to work things out in the wake of this tragedy. I won't put the commissions on hold indefinitely, but I do ask for everyone on the list's understanding and to please be patient with me during these trying times. I feel that for everyone who even considered to take the chance on commissioning me, you're all at least owed this much information in regards to the progress of things.

In some minor good news though, after seeking financial aid on my hospital bill, there is a chance that a significant portion (if not all of it) may be waived. The matter is still processing of course, but it looks like things are leaning in my favor. If the bill is in fact waived, I'm more than happy to send refunds to those who may want their money back, since I haven't used any of it yet. Seeing as how there could be no bill, there would be technically no need for your money. If you guys still want the commission(s) then I'll simply have my very first surplus of money from my very first online commission list. Seeing as how that was my original plan for the start of the year anyway, I guess it would all work out in a sense. I'll keep you guys posted on this matter, as you guys are the reason that I even had a chance at paying this bill in the first place! For that you're all OK in my books! 

Keep on rocking hard everyday everyone!
A fellow artist (some of you may already know) Norm Breyfogle recently suffered a stroke. Being a freelancer he can't afford his health-care bills and is in major need of some help. Speaking from recent personal experience, I can say for a fact that this sort of thing sucks the big one. I have health insurance and even I got hit hard by the likes of the medical billing monster machine, and it's even worse for Mr. Breyfogle. While I can't exactly afford to do something myself right now, if anything else, I can use this journal as a means of signal boosting for a brother of the ink during his hour of need.

For those who may wish to help you can go here.

Trust me when I say that every penny counts in matters such as this. In this day and age we merry few of the pen must stick together. With people literally gunning us down for our work at this point, all we may very well have is each other... 

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Nathanial Barlow
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I am an aspiring freelance artist and writer, self taught on much of my creative skills with only a few exceptions. I like to indulge in all things geek whenever I can. From movies, to games, to comics, I enjoy all facets of nerd media culture.
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It seems everyone is having some trouble these days, as evidenced by this journal here.

While I don't know this individual well, it seems they could use some help as they're in a bit of a sticky situation. I promised one of my fans that I would spread the word as best I could, so hopefully some of you great folks out there can lend a hand.

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Nao-Dignity Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Hi there! I hope you have a nice day! n_n
~Daireth :heart:
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:iconn8dogg5k:
N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I hope you do too. I checked out your gallery and I must say that you do some pretty nice cosplay. 
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staino Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Fav :+fav: :thanks:
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. Your work is fantastic!
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Projekt-Z Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey dude, Omar sent me. I just wanted to wish you luck in your endeavor. I hope you make it dude! Bills like that suck. You've got a good gallery so hopefully you can make it! I'll be rooting for you. I'm too broke to do anything else.
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries. If you can't afford, you can't afford. Simple as that...

I wish that I could charge less, but I need to make a lot of money quick. 
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Projekt-Z Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I understand that. Good luck with the sales. I hope you make it.
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again!
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MizukiKeki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :iconfangasmingplz:
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ElecRockin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nate, it's good to see you're still doing artwork. Even though it was once, I still miss commissioning ya :D
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