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On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate my most recent digital paintings (ie "Tetsuko Wardrobe Malfunction", "Altered Destinies COM", "Emerald Fury #1", and "Emerald Courage #1")? 

16 deviants said 10 (Best)
14 deviants said 9
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7 deviants said 7
3 deviants said 1 (Worst)
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I Think I've Figured Out What I Was Doing Wrong...

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 23, 2015, 5:36 PM


I love Manga Studio 5. It is without a doubt the best artistic program I've ever had the pleasure of working with. It easily leaves Paint Tool Sai in the dust with it's tools and sheer versatility.

However, I had noticed that, despite my efforts, my production time had not improved in the slightest.

Part of it I chalked up to stress, which I have a lot of in my life. Part of it I chalked up with trying to rebuild a life from scratch, which I wouldn't call easy.

But recently, I hit upon another reason for my delays, and if I'm right, getting past it will go a long ways in speeding my production time back up.

I've been using the wrong tool in my lineart efforts.

Back when I started out with Photoshop Elements, I had to do lineart in a painstakingly slow manner if I wanted decent results. And that habit carried over when I started with Sai.

But I recently realized that, with Manga Studio 5, I have an alternative to that cumbersome method.

Basically, I was lining out the lineart in a slow manner, one section at a time. It was very precise, but not perfect, and rather slow. I think a good comparison would be to using a pair of scissors to mow the lawn. It works, but takes far too long to get the job done.

But recently, I did an experiment with the basis of one of my older pieces, and basically scribbled out the outline in a rough manner and then went back and applied the needed corrections. And thus was able to bam out the basic outline in a record time of less than ten minutes! Of course, that still left detailing, but still, oh so much faster! It's glorious!

I'm presently working on hammering this new method out. But if it pays off, I will be a very happy camper!

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Delinquent Clients

Below is a list of people who have commissioned pieces from me who have not yet paid at least part of what I am due upon completion on the piece(s).



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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh boy! A more fleshed out novelization form of Michiru's perspective in the game "InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask!" This will be fun to read!
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Orion, thought you might like to know that Uruz11 is about 70% done with the latest chapter of Gorgeous Goddess.
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Orion, I took a brief look at that new sitcom "The Muppets" on Friday. I personally was APPALLED and DISGUSTED by what I saw! Muppets making fun of pregnant women? Innuendo? Professor Honeydew shocking his assistant Beaker with a handheld taser? Violence? Obscene language? Kermit the Frog actually says the word "hell?" I kid you not man!

I am in shock! I mean.....whose dumb idea was this to make the Muppets into a borderline adult sitcom?!!

*sigh!* The great lover of children, Jim Henson, must be SPINNING in his grave having his beloved creations used in such manners....

J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Orion, Uruz11 is working on the next chapter of Gorgeous Goddess. Thought you'd like to know.
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Orion, I had the nightmare of my life last night. I dreamed that there was this choir singing love songs for a wedding while Sango and Miroku were standing in the center getting married.

Yeesh! I can't TELL you how disturbed I felt. And the worse part is I didn't wake up from it! With the peaceful singing and the happy scenery all around, I couldn't get up!

Those kind of dreams are the WORST! While not necessarily scary, they show images that you REALLY don't want to see and yet you can't wake up from them because nothing jumps out of the blue and scares you like an ordinary nightmare.
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What are you doing, Orion?
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
YOU da man!
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Orion, I just had an idea concerning the alternate future version of Kaname that involves Takeda. Interested?
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Orion, are you going to be watching the game tonight? USA vs Japan for the Women's World Cup.
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