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200 years by Norsehound 200 years :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 28 6 SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver by Norsehound SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 21 6 Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class by Norsehound Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 48 7 PattyCB by Norsehound PattyCB :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 14 2 CC-3SP Antelope by Norsehound CC-3SP Antelope :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 136 11 StarCruiser Ships by Norsehound StarCruiser Ships :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 22 4 KR-14 Units by Norsehound KR-14 Units :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 93 5 AON-993B Kikxs by Norsehound AON-993B Kikxs :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 123 9 IyassadeFleet by Norsehound IyassadeFleet :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 90 6 Somtaaw Command Frigate2 by Norsehound Somtaaw Command Frigate2 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 61 13 WIP Tiir 3 by Norsehound WIP Tiir 3 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 11 7 WIP Tiir 2 by Norsehound WIP Tiir 2 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 21 6 WIP - Tiir by Norsehound WIP - Tiir :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 2 Frerrn Issen-Class Carrier by Norsehound Frerrn Issen-Class Carrier :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 67 10 HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires by Norsehound HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 36 7 Angel Moon Variations V3 by Norsehound Angel Moon Variations V3 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 129 12

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Map Commission Rules
Put these together to cover most of the questions and requirements of map-making in the near future. Subject to change as things happen.
I'm thinking about opening up to commissions again. $50 an hour, to craft science fiction maps similar to any other map in my gallery. Anyone interested?
Hi all,

Apologies for being vanishingly absent. I've finally been employed in a real job since February, which leaves me little time for much else. Then again there isn't much that I've completed artistically since then to really post here.
Here's a bit of serious thinking for my watchers of DA.

So... putting it succinctly I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a career . I look at the kinds of things I do when I have the time and I know I like drawing/creating. I'd like very much to have a career where I do this all the time.

When I was in high school I knew I wanted to be a concept artist, specifically a mechanical designer similar to the likes of Kunio Okawara and Hajime Katoki. That's what I grew up wanting to do and how I developed artistically. I know that I'm an illustrator, not a digital artist, so while I can't paint as well as Ukitakumuki or some of my other sources of inspiration, I know I can at least do line artwork like Katoki or Genocidalpenguin and then color in my artwork.

But... Is there a place where I can do this vehicle lineart and coloring for a career? I'm talking beyond commissions artwork, because I don't really put myself out there as much as I should for that kind of thing and would like to find a steady job doing this.

In Japan it feels like Mechanical Designers of anime are a recognized career in the industry there, and if I were there it would be the thing I would be doing. But what's the equivalent in the west?
  • Listening to: Retro New Wave
  • Reading: The Historical Atlas of the Bible
  • Watching: Danger 5
  • Playing: FFG's Star Wars: Armada
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk


Michael Ptak
United States
Graphic Designer, artist, imaginative. The Right Place is somewhere creative.


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MarkAlexValdendorf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Happy Birthday!
VictorCorben Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Happy Birthday!
Mike-the-Vector Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Neframe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Happy Birthday!
blacklion68 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Happy escape from the womb and reach orbital velocity day!:) (Smile) =P (Razz) Airborne 
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday :)
Gaboris Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the good work. :)
ARGHouse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday man!
Gemini-44 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
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