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After almost two years of simply not using my DeviantArt account, I have decided to start uploading stuff to it again. If my work and personal life allow it, I will try to get back to uploading content here regularly.

I also started using Instagram and I've made a Facebook art page. I will uploading sketches from my sketchbook and WIP stuff there. You guys may want to check out and follow me on those sites, maybe you will see a sketch I've done that you really like and you can yell at me to colour it.

Thank you for all the favourites, comments and llamas over the past two year and I will talk to you guys later.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NickMcDowallA…

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nickmcd90/
  • Watching: Good Mythical Morning
  • Eating: Vector
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
Well I finally created an account on twitter twitter.com/Nick_McDowall I shall use it to post drawings from my sketchbook and document significant moments of my life, 140 characters at a time.
  • Watching: Haven
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
  • Drinking: Water
Hello Everybody,

So the other day I uploaded a Markiplier Fan Art piece. Within a couple of hours it was viewed over a hundred times and about 60 people had added it to their favourites. I tried sending out thank you messages to each of those user that favourited my work. However after sending 50 comments in one day, deviantArt thought I was sending spam messages and I had to wait a day before continuing.

I really appreciate all of the support I receive from everybody here on deviantArt. So to all the people who have viewed, favourited, commented or watched. Thank you!
  • Drinking: Water
Hello everybody,

Sorry for the silence over the past couple of... months. I have been preoccupied with the adventures and challenges of life, But now I'd like to get into sharing with this awesome community! :D

First off I'd like to say. Thank you! To all the people who added my work to their favourites, commented, watched my profile and gave me Llama Badges! I have not been able to personally respond to each of you but I do love and appreciate all the support. Thank you!

Second, I am now officially an Animator! About a month ago I was hired to work on a Flash style children's cartoon. I am now living in Toronto and doing that for a living.

And third, I will be attending the Toronto Fan Expo this year and I will be selling some of my art in the Artist Alley. I plan on doing some fan art pieces for Batman Arkham Origins, Bioshock Infinite and inFAMOUS Second Sun. But hey, I'm open to suggestions ;)

That is all the fun things that are happening in my life right now. I'll talk to you guys again later.

-Nick
  • Listening to: The Killers - Mr. Brightside
  • Drinking: Water
Hey Everyone,

Sorry for not being so active lately, I've been busy with some personal projects.

I am working on a web-comic series with friends :iconrokusho1345: and :iconaceoheartz: from Skull Kids Productions. (www.skullkidsproductions.com/)  The series is called "The Life and Times of Skull Kids Productions", based on the crew's behind the scenes adventures.  The first two pages are up at their website with new comics being posted each week.  They will also be posted here on deviantART at the end of each week.

To those who are interested in whats going on with those resident evil animations I worked on.  A few more animators dropped out of the project a few months ago so Legendary Frog had to delay it again.

To whoever enjoys web-comics, check out Skull Kids Productions at their website www.skullkidsproductions.com/&… their deviantART page :iconskullkidsproductions: .  Their posting new content all the time and you can apply to have your own comics featured.

Thanks for reading,
Nick
  • Drinking: Water
Well I just finished my second scene for Legendary Frog's Resident Evil Collab animation.  You'll be seeing some screen shots of next week when I get back from the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  Last time I was there I picked up some awesome art supplies and some Munny's and I plan to do the same this year.  So whenever I get some free time I should be posting some art again soon.
  • Drinking: Water
Well summer is over and even though I wasn't as productive as I wanted to be I still got to do some awesome stuff.

Last weekend I went to Toronto Fan Expo 2010 and I brought with me four drawing of the celebrities I wanted to meet and I got them all signed.  I also gave them all a copy and they all really liked my style (Felicia Day asked for my autograph).

I submitted an art piece for a chance to be in the upcoming Assassin's Creed Artbook, which is currently in the selection process.

Legendary Frog also set a due date for all the collab animators to have their submissions done for October so it can be released before the end of this year.  I still have some work to do on my second sketch for it but I will get it done and a few screen shots will be posted late September.

Now I go back to school and start the final year of my animation program.  I'll post whatever doodles I get done in my free time.
  • Listening to: Kirby Krackle
  • Drinking: Water
Haven't written in a while so here is whats going on.

I just finished a 3D animation summer school course.  I'm still working on the Resident evil animation and I want to get that done as soon as possible, when its done you'll see some screen shots.  Then after that I'll be working on a submission for the Assassin's Creed Art book www.ubiworkshop.com/

I haven't been drawing as much as I want to be so far this summer and I need to get back into the habit so feel free to send me some request.
  • Drinking: Coke
Well, less than three weeks left until I finish my second year of my three year animation program and this summer is going to be awesome.  I still have some big projects to finish for this semester and I will be posting some of them, but when that's out of the way I'll be posting more artwork in general over the break.  I'll have the time to finish the second animation I'm working on for Legendary Frog and I have a bunch of ideas for paintings and lots of canvases that need to get used.
  • Listening to: Streets of Nowhere - Lostprophets
  • Drinking: 7 Up
Well I just survived a very busy week of school and I finally have some free time to do stuff... like writing this journal!  
March break is coming in a few days (woo!) and I plan to do some more drawings and maybe an original painting.
I am also doing another animation for Legendary Frog's Resident Evil Collab. It is a Resident Evil 2 parody and I will be posting concepts and screen shots.
  • Drinking: Water
Happy new year everyone.  Well I said I'd be posting a bunch of stuff but I've been distracted.  I was working on some personal projects up to the last minute before Xmas and then I got a PS3 on Xmas and I've been playing that ever since, with cleaning a work around the house all in between.  

But I still got one more week of vacation and I can guarantee that I'll be posting some paintings and some animations from my previous semester of college.
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
First off... Woo 2K page views! Thanks to all the people that like my work.

I only have one week left until I'm done my third semester of my six semester animation program at St. Clair College. I'm really excited about being half way to the end and also for the three week Xmas break.

I'm going to be posting some of my animations from my third semester and I plan on doing a lot of drawing and painting, I don't really know how much of each but I know that they will mostly be original ideas or Xmas gifts for some of my family.  I will also be painting one of the Munnys that I got while I was in Ottawa.  I've also been working on some concepts for a short animated film that I would like to submit into a film festival, if I manage to get that off the ground I'll be posting some of the concept art for it.

Anyways, back to work on two projects I need to finish for next week.
  • Drinking: Water
I haven't posted anything in a while so I just wanted to tell everyone whats up.  School is very busy and I'm down to the last couple of weeks before the Christmas break.  When the break starts I'll be posting some of my animations and I'll have some spare time to do some drawing.
  • Watching: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Drinking: Water
Well I got back from the Ottawa International Animation Festival on Sunday and it was awesome.  I thought I'd have some drawings to post but I didn't have much time to draw on my trip.  I found an awesome art store in Ottawa and I got a bunch of canvases and I picked up a pair of munnys so I plan on doing some more painting sometime soon.

School is still busy and Legendary Frog's Resident Evil collab animation got pushed back, I'll let you guys know if I hear anything about the release date.
  • Listening to: Monkey Brains - Our Lady Peace
  • Drinking: Water
Well I'll be going to the Ottawa International Animation Festival tomorrow and I'll be back on Sunday.  I'm bringing my sketchbook with me so I should have some new stuff to post when I get back.
  • Listening to: Time Bomb - Our Lady Peace
  • Drinking: Water
Well today was my first day of my second year of animation and it was a good day. I got to do a little catching up with some of my friends I haven't seen over the summer.

Not much to report on the resident evil collab, Legendary Frog gave a rough due date for the other animators to try and finish their animations by the end of September so the collab may be posted sometime in October.

I started a new painting a few days ago and it still has a little ways to go so it should be done in a day or two and then when that's done I have a couple of drawings to colour in photoshop.
  • Reading: Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • Eating: a granola bar
  • Drinking: orange juice
Well I have finished my Resident Evil 5 animation. I don't know when it'll be released but if I'm given a date by Legendary Frog, I'll let you guys know

I now plan on doing another painting and some concept art for a super hero comedy and maybe a science fiction comic that I may be helping a friend produce.
My first journal, woo. Just wanted to let you guys know whats up.

As some of you know I'm working on a Resident Evil 5 parody for Legendary Frog's collaboration. I've been doing a lot of work on it and I can't say right now when it will be done. I'm going to be putting more time into getting it done so I won't be posting anything (except screen shots)for a while.

For those who like my paintings, once my animation is done I plan on doing another painting before summer is over.

The last thing I plan on doing in August is to start pre-production on a super hero comedy comic that may feature some of my original characters in my gallery.
  • Listening to: The Dr. Horrible soundtrack
  • Reading: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy
  • Drinking: OJ