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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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Lucifer by N8Dogg5k
Lucifer
Here is one of my original characters from a story I'm working on called The Nexus. This is Lucifer, and before you get any ideas, he isn't exactly THE DEVIL, he's just a character who happens to have that name. He's actually a pretty laid back kind of guy who mostly enjoys gambling, and particularly playing pool. I'll detail further aspects about him in later posts, as I don't want to hit you guys with a wall of text. I'd much rather show him in action in a strip or something. My inspiration for him came from a plethora of things such as the character of Ron McDougal from Outlaw Star, but he's mostly inspired by a young Al Pacino. I also can't lay claim to the bitchin' pose he's in, as I'm pretty sure I ganked it from someone else's art here on DA, I just can't remember who. To whoever the artist is who's pose I took/kinda-sorta-stole, you have my thanks/apologies. 

Materials used for this piece were a basic No. 2 pencil, a Bic ball-point pen, and a .005 Micron pen for the inks. 
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Sometimes we all have that moment where we feel like we just dodged a bullet or had a near brush with the grimmest of reapers. For me that moment was this past Friday, when I had to be rushed into an emergency surgery to have my appendix removed. Turns out that this particular piece of my body no longer felt like taking orders and decided to go all suicide-bomber on my abdomen. Thankfully I caught it before the little bugger could blow, but that didn't make the situation any less scary or painful.

All joking aside, the serious turn of this situation was that I didn't think anything of it when the pain initially began. I saw the pain I was experiencing as nothing more than a fairly bad stomach ache I was having for whatever reason. I didn't think for a moment that something like appendicitis could or would ever happen to me, but it did, and I'm glad that I caught it early. All of this occurred while I was on the job too, and it was because of my co-workers that I actually sought medical attention. To Rick, Rebecca, and June, if you guys hadn't yelled at me like you did, the world might be short one Nathan. To everyone else I strongly implore you to seek the same attention if you have any severe abdomen pains as well. This is serious stuff that can/will kill you if left unchecked. 

For those who don't know, I work in the medical field (particularly in the Emergency Room) and see stuff like what I went through all the time. After doing this sort of work for over a decade I feel like I can honestly say that you become slightly numb to everything around you and it just becomes another thing to deal with while on the clock. Having had the roles reversed on me, I'm glad to see that the individuals I work with are very professional and extremely courteous. The doctor who saw to my care while in the E.R. told me "We take care of our own here dude!" which helped put a lot of my niggling fears to rest. I want to take this moment to thank all of the staff who administered care to me during my time of crisis. I know I may not have come off as scared or in pain, but believe me when I say I was definitely feeling both.   

As of this moment I am well and taking the necessary time to recover. The procedure went accordingly, with no real complications to speak of, except for me apparently waking up briefly when I was supposed to be under heavy anesthesia. This marks the first time that I've ever had to go under the knife for something, and I do have to say that it does alter one's perceptions a little bit. I have a new found appreciation for the staff we have at my hospital, and I certainly have a better appreciation of my friends and family. The outpouring of support from everyone has been truly touching, and it warms the cockles of my heart to know that I have so many people who care about me, despite the somewhat caustic and abrasive aspects of my personality.

Thank you to everyone who came to see me, gave me a phone call, or simply kept me in their thoughts. I will be back, and I want you all to keep moving forward. Don't worry about me anymore. I'm a tough old dog, and most importantly, I can catch up!
Hollie Would Sketch by N8Dogg5k
Hollie Would Sketch
The other day I found myself watching Cool World and I did up a quick sketch of the main antagonist Hollie Would. Early on in the movie there is scene where she is dancing very provocatively, and I couldn't help but want to draw some of that dance. There's really not much else to it other than that. I may come back to this sketch in the future and jazz it up with a background and such. I may just try to make it look just like the scene in the film, but we'll see I suppose...

Materials used were a basic Num. 2 pencil.
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Calico (Callie) Briggs Sketch by N8Dogg5k
Calico (Callie) Briggs Sketch
Not too long ago I stumbled upon some production work of Calico "Callie" Briggs from the show S.W.A.T. Kats at the site: swatkats.info/briggs-calico-ca…

Having nothing better to do with my time, I decided to do my own little quick spin on the production art, and I'm fairly happy with how the piece came out. Callie was one of my favorite characters in the show, and I'm seriously considering the thought of doing some more work of her in the future. 

Materials used were a basic Num. 2 pencil.
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Pencil Sketches 2 by N8Dogg5k
Pencil Sketches 2
Here are some quick face sketches and whatnot. The characters depicted are all my own. The lovely lady in the top left is Bridgette, and the top right is another shot of Kali. The bottom two pieces are just some different bits of pencil techniques I was messing around with. I enjoy experimenting with various types of cross-hatching every now and then and I think these two came out pretty swanky. 

Materials used were a 0.7 Draftmatic Pencil and 0.7 Pentel Blue lead. 
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N8Dogg5k
Nathanial Barlow
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United States
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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Sometimes we all have that moment where we feel like we just dodged a bullet or had a near brush with the grimmest of reapers. For me that moment was this past Friday, when I had to be rushed into an emergency surgery to have my appendix removed. Turns out that this particular piece of my body no longer felt like taking orders and decided to go all suicide-bomber on my abdomen. Thankfully I caught it before the little bugger could blow, but that didn't make the situation any less scary or painful.

All joking aside, the serious turn of this situation was that I didn't think anything of it when the pain initially began. I saw the pain I was experiencing as nothing more than a fairly bad stomach ache I was having for whatever reason. I didn't think for a moment that something like appendicitis could or would ever happen to me, but it did, and I'm glad that I caught it early. All of this occurred while I was on the job too, and it was because of my co-workers that I actually sought medical attention. To Rick, Rebecca, and June, if you guys hadn't yelled at me like you did, the world might be short one Nathan. To everyone else I strongly implore you to seek the same attention if you have any severe abdomen pains as well. This is serious stuff that can/will kill you if left unchecked. 

For those who don't know, I work in the medical field (particularly in the Emergency Room) and see stuff like what I went through all the time. After doing this sort of work for over a decade I feel like I can honestly say that you become slightly numb to everything around you and it just becomes another thing to deal with while on the clock. Having had the roles reversed on me, I'm glad to see that the individuals I work with are very professional and extremely courteous. The doctor who saw to my care while in the E.R. told me "We take care of our own here dude!" which helped put a lot of my niggling fears to rest. I want to take this moment to thank all of the staff who administered care to me during my time of crisis. I know I may not have come off as scared or in pain, but believe me when I say I was definitely feeling both.   

As of this moment I am well and taking the necessary time to recover. The procedure went accordingly, with no real complications to speak of, except for me apparently waking up briefly when I was supposed to be under heavy anesthesia. This marks the first time that I've ever had to go under the knife for something, and I do have to say that it does alter one's perceptions a little bit. I have a new found appreciation for the staff we have at my hospital, and I certainly have a better appreciation of my friends and family. The outpouring of support from everyone has been truly touching, and it warms the cockles of my heart to know that I have so many people who care about me, despite the somewhat caustic and abrasive aspects of my personality.

Thank you to everyone who came to see me, gave me a phone call, or simply kept me in their thoughts. I will be back, and I want you all to keep moving forward. Don't worry about me anymore. I'm a tough old dog, and most importantly, I can catch up!

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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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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

I'll be doing more commissions in the future. Keep your eyes peeled on here for more details to come!
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, Nate!  Thanks for all the faves, man. :)
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob dude. You're work is still amazing!
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Sentrythe2310 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for the favs, and the watch :)
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob dude, your work is awesome!
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Mro16 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Thanks for the favs.
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem dude! 

Your work is pretty awesome!
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staino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :thanks:
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N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. Keep up the great work!
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