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Journal Entry: Sat Sep 29, 2007, 2:03 PM

I'm currently doing sketch, ink and color commissions! Prices below.


Hey everyone! How are all of you doing?

I'm doing my best to stay positive and enjoy life. 30 is the new 20 as it is said, so I'm trying to embrace that feeling. :)

You might have noticed I've been uploading a lot of art. Well, for the first time in years, I'm doing what everyone who wants to improve their art should do--I've been drawing every day, and loving it! What I look forward to every day after I get home from work--after seeing my lovely wife and wonderful kids of course--is hopping on my computer and booting up Photoshop so I can keep moving forward.

So here's what's going on with me in-depth, if anyone cares. ;)


I want to thank everyone who has commissioned me. Every little bit helps, and the payments I've received have helped matters more than you'd think. I'm still not quite out of the woods, but things are getting easier. I'm still available too. I'll probably close up if I owe more than seven clients at a time, which hasn't happened yet, so for now I'm still open.

1. :iconkllrjatt: - Aeon 2 and Gunn 2. The last two of the eight busts I've been enlisted to do are in progress. I ditched the original drawings and decided to work them into something I'd enjoy drawing as opposed to something just to 'git ur dun'. I'm liking what I came up with a lot more now. UPDATE: Upon completing this I have only one more to do in this series.

2. :iconundergrounduno: - Magika. The initial sketch I uploaded was nice enough, but it doesn't represent how I want to draw these days. I want to have fun with it, not just push something out, so I'm starting that one over. It's going to be something a lot more dynamic. UPDATE: The new version is up now. Check it out.

3. :iconsodacan: - Green Radiance. I'll be coloring this one eventually. I've just opted to prioritize commissions as well as do some personal projects to get my groove back (which I think I've succeeded in doing with my recent uploads). UPDATE: Here's sodacan's half...Nia in 3D! Nia Black - Dualmask Trade by sodacan brokenangel, you're on notice! :lol:

4. :iconmasterofzen: - Moonswift vs. Dragon Lady. I expect to have some fun with this one. I've got my layout, now all I need is to get the proportions right.

5. :iconturbov21: - I'll be drawing his Parity character. Thanks!

6. (Your commission here!)

If you're interested in a commission, send me a note. Base prices are: $10 for a single character sketch (each additional character $5); $15 for a digital ink without color (each additional character $7) and $25 for a full color image (each additional character $10). All of these are with basic background fills; anything more complex than that must be negotiated and will increase the price.


You might have noticed that I've been drawing a lot of Nia and Nia-related stuff. I've gone a good part of this year being unhappy and unsatisfied with my work, and a part of that was because of some failure to understand which concept of my own design pleased and interested me the most. But with my newfound focus on publishing Nia's novel, I've developed a fresh appreciation of my beautiful black bounty hunting mercenary babe. ;p

I fully intend to color most, if not all, of the recent drawings I've uploaded including Working Late, Assassin's Pasttime and What Are You Looking At. Although I'm currently focused on coloring "Assassin's Pasttime", I think most folks would rather see me color "Working Late" first. We'll see.

I've also got some more drawings in the works. As I stated in the comments on "...Looking At", I rough up drawing ideas almost constantly. I'm spending a lot more time acting on those ideas instead of letting them fester and eventually fade away. But I'm not going to blather on about that. Seeing is believing, so I'm going to keep showing my progress. :)

I want to draw some imagery to accompany my novel once it's finally ready to print. Before embarking on that, I wanted to get comfortable with drawing again, drawing with ambition. I feel that time fast approaching.

Another thing I've been doing is paying a lot of attention to the many pros and pro-level artists here on dA. Instead of being jealous of their talents, I'm interested in learning from them, letting the awesome works of folks like :iconthechamba:, :iconmarkovah: and :icontozani: inspire me to improve my own sense of composition and use of color, among many other things.

Well, that's all for now I suppose. Thanks everyone who continues to support my work, I really do appreciate it. :thanks:



Commissions are currently open!
Prices are as follows:

:bulletgreen: One character full color (bust or full-body, your choice) $25
- Each additional character - add $10

:bulletgreen: One character digitally inked - $15
- Each additional character - add $7

:bulletgreen: One character sketched - $10
- Each additional character - add $5

I also do inking and coloring jobs, prices depend upon complexity of line art.

Current workload
1. kllrjatt - Series of 8 characters - six down, two to go
2. Art trade with sodacan - sketch uploaded
3. undergrounduno's Magika (full color) - sketch uploaded
4. MasterOfZen - Moonswift v. Dragon Lady

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  • Listening to: Force Your Way - Nobuo Uematsu
  • Reading: My novel
  • Playing: Paper Mario (Wii VC)
  • Eating: Chocolate donuts
  • Drinking: Lowfat Milk
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, 3D Nia kicks ass! :D
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, never thought I'd see the day. :)
ebony-chan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
I'm interested in another commission. =)
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Let me know what you would like in a note. :)
Tigga76 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
I am one who wants "Working Late" to be in color but all is to the good. Glad to hear that you are on the upswing and also learning from those with more experience. That's what I'm here for too. Good stuff man.
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, you're not alone either. I wonder what's so charming about that pic? I guess it's the environment. Well, I intend to color them all eventually, but it seems that's the one that interests folks the most.

I spent a great deal of time feeling annoyed because I can't breach the ceiling of popularity here on dA, then I remembered why I came here in the first place--to improve my art, to see the art of others and show off my work. Popularity was an afterthought--though it would be nice to have millions of page hits. Thus instead of worrying about how good everybody else is, I just want to have a pleasant time here, and give props to those who deserve it. :)
Tigga76 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
:nod: Maybe in the end it will all come full circle. That's how it seems to work for me. Keep doing what you do and it will pay off eventually.

With the pic I think that it is the environment. Sex sells and nudity is just nudity until you add a bed ;)
zerry Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
F&#k yeah man, good to hear you're doing good =D
teh-bloodhawk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Glad to hear things are looking up for you - all the best for the future! :lol:

*steals a donut* :P
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:shakefish: Hey! Gimme back me donuts!
teh-bloodhawk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Nevah! *flees with them*

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