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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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Gift Art: Jocelyn (for JocelynAda) by N8Dogg5k
Gift Art: Jocelyn (for JocelynAda)
Here was a pen/copic marker piece I did in the sketchbook of the immensely beautiful/talented :iconjocelynada: aka :iconqueenriot:

I had an absolute blast drawing this character up for her, and I'm most certainly glad to know that she loved the work once it was done. I tried messing around with a more thin-line type style of inking for this one, and I've gotta say that like the results. I may do a few more pictures like this in the future, but we'll see if it ultimately sticks. I am sorry that the photo of it turned out a slight bit blurry, but what you can you do sometimes? 

Materials used for this was a 0.1 and 0.2 Micron Pen, several Copic Markers, and a Sharpie.   
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Hello all!

As the title to this journal states, I'm heading off to Otakon once more for the weekend. While it looks like I won't be getting a table in the artist alley this year, I am still going to try nonetheless come Saturday to get any tables that may yet still be available. Even without the table though I'm fairly certain that I'll have just as great a time. Otakon is the first convention I ever attended, and I've had more than my fair share of fantastic memories from it over the course of the last decade.

If by chance any of you guys may be at Otakon this year, or just in the Baltimore MD area, feel free to sound off in the comments. Who knows, maybe we can meet up? I always like to meet my fans (as few as they may be) in person. 

Also as a minor update, my birthday went well to all those who may be wondering. A huge slew of my family and friends were in attendance, and we partied til literally almost the break of dawn. It was a great time had by all who were there. Even though I can no longer fundamentally consider myself young, I feel I'm starting the next big phase of life, and boy did it get off to a great start!

I also have finally cashed in the commission funds and purchased the new computer as I've stated in my plans before. I had it built custom to my needs, and I gotta say that I think this bad boy will more than suffice for my future endeavors. This computer was only made possible by you guys, so for that you have my eternal gratittude. I'm still working hard at the commissions as we speak, and so far the vacation from work has done me good to dedicate more time to them. As soon as I can I will update with pictures of the computer so that you all can see your money at work. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to have a much more powerful rig.

You guys can expect a lot more from me in the very near future.

Managed to survive for thirty straight years!


Hello there everyone. I know I haven't been that active as of late (and for that I'm extremely sorry) but due to an overly active work schedule and a ton of personal matters, I haven't had much time to myself to address things. Even though time hasn't exactly been on my side, I currently have a much needed vacation coming up on the horizon of this weekend. I'm going to be off for the next two weeks, and I'm going to use that time to focus on the things I've been neglecting.

Of course, I also want to take a little bit of time to simply celebrate turning thirty years old. That's right folks, yours truly has finally hit the big three-o today, and I'm looking to get all of my best together and throw a nice shindig. I find it almost staggering that I've managed to make it this far, and to have all that I do. With great friends, a loving family, and even a slew of fans/followers, my life as it stands currently (while not perfect) is pretty good I'd say. I've seen much in my time, and survived a few close calls, so with this current milestone now behind me, I'm gonna push myself to strive harder, and to do better.

As a small update on things, the commissions are still coming along fairly slowly, but hopefully I can start making some major headway with this vacation of mine. I'm also going to be starting the motions on the new computer purchase. This will put me up in something much more modern than what I'm currently running, and will hopefully allow me to increase my productivity. I have a bunch of ideas and things I'd love to break into (such as doing a Patreon, a podcast, and a few other things) but to do all that I need better computing power.

Hey there everyone! Sorry I haven't been that active on here as of late. I've been busy with my regular job (working long nights well into overtime) as well as dealing with my Mother's health issues to boot. I had some car troubles on top of that, but everything seems to be calming down now. We've got a few topics to cover, so without further delay, let's get to the rundown. 

Commissions
I'm pretty sure a lot of you are wondering what the status is on the commissions. To be frank, I've been a tad lazy with them for the last few weeks due to the aforementioned issues with my car. I would get home from work, deal with the car troubles, and just feel exhausted once any free time would crop up. I know it's not a good excuse to not get the work I owe done, but it's the truth. I'm also just an insanely slow artist, and for that I'm sincerely sorry. Everyone so far has been incredibly understanding in the matter, and for that I'm very thankful. You guys are the best for being as patient as you've all been.

I am making progress on them, but most of them are still in the sketching phase yet. I don't really feel comfortable with sharing the sketches right now either, mostly due to the fact that I don't think they look like $100.00 pieces right now. They're very messy, and some of them I'm not going to stick with. I'm the sort of guy who will seriously run through fifty concepts before going with one. You guys paid me good money for good work, and dammit, you're going to get the best I can do! I know I say it on here every time, but trust me when I say that you WILL get your pieces come hell or high water! 

Where is the Money Going?
Seeing as how my hospital bill got dissolved back in February, I've been contemplating on purchasing a new computer with the acquired funds. Even though there is a bill for my surgeon that I'm still paying, I haven't touched any of the money yet, just in case someone/anyone wants a refund. I can swing paying my surgeon due to that bill not having any interest rate to speak of, and it's not as grand as the $2,000 bill I was looking at initially when I opened up the list.

If anything else though I'll be looking to make the purchase for the comp come the beginning of summer, or maybe by my birthday. I want to get something that is fairly powerful, so that I can use it to not only increase my artistic output, but maybe even break into something like livestreams, and tutorials. I've heard that a lot of people like those sort of things, and I think it would be cool to share my knowledge with those willing to watch/listen. There has even been talks between a few of my artist friends and I about doing a podcast, and a more powerful rig would certainly help in setting that sort of thing up. Nothing is set in stone at the moment. but they are things I'm thinking about doing.

Possible Patreon?
One of the things a lot of my artist friends have been telling me to do is start up a Patreon. Right now I'm still on the fence about it, but I figured that I'd throw out the line to you guys and see what you think. If I did do a Patreon, what sort of things would you want to see me do? I've been leaning towards doing the tutorials through Patreon, or doing something like art-packs, but nothing is definite. Frankly I don't think I have enough fans/followers to really justify a Patreon. let alone do I have consistent enough turn-out, but then again, it may help to get me into more of a routine.

What do you guys think? Is it something I should consider more seriously? 

Push for a Friend
One of my best friends, Joe Silver, has recently decided to post videos of his ink works on youtube. I'm pretty sure he would appreciate any views/comments on his work as much as the next artist would. He too is considering the jump to something like Patreon, but unlike myself, he is a very productive artist who inks professionally for the likes of DC comics.

Future/Other Projects
Along with working on the commissions, I've been writing away on my blog. I post reviews and editorials there for anyone who may be curious as to my thoughts on things other than the pretty pictures I post here. I also put up high-res files of my art there, so anyone who's been hankering for some high-res pics, there you go! I'm also looking to ramp up my output on there as well, but things are moving pretty slowly there too. One of my next big projects for the blog is to post the replays of a Maid RPG I ran for my artist/writer friends. We had a lot of fun playing that game, and I can only hope everyone likes reading about our exploits in that game, as much as we had fun playing it.

Another thing that's been on the plate is writing for other projects that I'm involved in. I'm not at liberty to detail all of them (due to some of them not exactly being ready for publicity yet) but a couple of them are already up and running. If anything else, I'd simply like to say that they're comic projects, and while I could just always draw them myself, I just don't have the time for it, so I've been talking with a couple artists I know to see about having them drawn through them. I don't want to say just yet who they are, but trust me when I say that they're absolutely phenomenal artists who I'm overjoyed to be working with for the foreseeable future. I can say though, for those who are fans of Shonuff44, I'm one of his writers for his Squeek and Shred comic! The first chapter to that is already up on his DA page, and the other writers and I are very happy with the chapter we wrote, and even more happy with the overall reception we got. There is more fun coming down the pipeline with that title, and frankly I can't wait to see how you guys react next!

I'm also announcing here my involvement with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign known as Roan!

What is Roan? It's a My LIttle Pony themed tabletop RPG, and I'm one of the artist who will be showcased in it! Currently I've designed the title/logo for the game, and everyone seems to be digging it so far. We're looking to launch come Bronycon, and any spreading of the word would be much appreciated. If you consider yourself a fan of MLP along with 1920's era pulp action, this is the game for you! Any further inquires about the project though should be directed to my good friend :iconmh47e: as he is the brains/writer behind the whole thing.

Conventions
I will be looking to attend Otakon once more this year, but sadly I missed out on acquiring a table in the Artist Alley. I'm gonna shoot for getting a table come the Saturday of the con like I did last year, but we'll see where that goes. On the other hand I will be attending Bronycon as an artist, promoting the aforementioned Roan game. There is going to be a few other artists attached to the game there helping to promote as well, so if you consider yourself a brony, come on out and see us!

That about does it as far as updates go. Sorry for the wall of text, but a lot has been happening to me in the last few months. While I feel terrible about not having those commissions done yet, I do want to show you guys that I haven't been sitting around doing nothing, or putting your money to poor use. Hopefully with the purchase of a new computer, and with some of these projects moving forward, I can get the time/funds necessary to open up my schedule, and dedicate more time to my art. Til next time guys, thanks for your patience and understanding, and I'll see you all on the flip side! 

 
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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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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Hello all!

As the title to this journal states, I'm heading off to Otakon once more for the weekend. While it looks like I won't be getting a table in the artist alley this year, I am still going to try nonetheless come Saturday to get any tables that may yet still be available. Even without the table though I'm fairly certain that I'll have just as great a time. Otakon is the first convention I ever attended, and I've had more than my fair share of fantastic memories from it over the course of the last decade.

If by chance any of you guys may be at Otakon this year, or just in the Baltimore MD area, feel free to sound off in the comments. Who knows, maybe we can meet up? I always like to meet my fans (as few as they may be) in person. 

Also as a minor update, my birthday went well to all those who may be wondering. A huge slew of my family and friends were in attendance, and we partied til literally almost the break of dawn. It was a great time had by all who were there. Even though I can no longer fundamentally consider myself young, I feel I'm starting the next big phase of life, and boy did it get off to a great start!

I also have finally cashed in the commission funds and purchased the new computer as I've stated in my plans before. I had it built custom to my needs, and I gotta say that I think this bad boy will more than suffice for my future endeavors. This computer was only made possible by you guys, so for that you have my eternal gratittude. I'm still working hard at the commissions as we speak, and so far the vacation from work has done me good to dedicate more time to them. As soon as I can I will update with pictures of the computer so that you all can see your money at work. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to have a much more powerful rig.

You guys can expect a lot more from me in the very near future.

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Daniel-GS Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi :)...
Thanks for the fave!
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your piece is awesome dude!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on my Street Fighter work!
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But of course! Your work is fantastic!
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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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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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