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PHOTOSHOP CS2!!! And Webcomic update!

Fri Jun 30, 2006, 6:13 PM
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COMMISSIONS: Now with more options, better prices, more experience!!
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Beyond Sketches, lets get down to business!


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SAB-CA's Base commission prices!:

-- Half Page Pencil linework: $6.00
-- Full Page Pencil linework: $12.00


Additional Options: Specialize your Commissions!

-- Fully Inked work: +$5.00 to base price.
-- Fully Pencil Shaded Work: +$5.00
-- Fully Colored Work (C.Pencils or Photoshop): +$5.00
-- Additional Characters/Elements: +$6.00 each to base price.

So how does this work out? (Pricing Examples)

-- Fully Inked Single Character Work (Half Page): $11
-- 2 Character Colored Pencil work (Full page): $23.00
-- Simple design sketch (Pencil linework, Full page): $12.00

<img src="www.sabworks.com/paypal/commis…" alt="SAB-CA's Commissions are OPEN!>
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Ok, what's are these Pixel Arts and Emoticons?

-- Well, see those little animating images at the end of my journal? That's
-- My personal breed of Emoticon. See the images of the Ninja-dude
-- (tubenose) and the cute girl (character by augustc4) in the
-- banner above? Those are Pixel arts! Pixel art is special in that it requires
-- a person to place each pixel individually: You don't just draw these things
-- with a brush, you map each individual detail out with specific love and
-- attention! They're basically like the character graphics you see in your
-- older video games, and on systems like Game Boy Advance.


I wanna a cute mini character! (prices):
Tubenose: The NINJA! by SAB-CA Woo Ha by SAB-CA Testing, testing, SAB... by SAB-CA
-- Emoticon with No motion: $3.00
-- Emoticon with Animation!: $6.00
---- Please note that animations should be kept simple, like the examples
---- provided below. Nothing over-detailed; that's a bit rough to do.

I want an RPG character Style Portrait! (prices)
X: Tubenose RPG port. style:X by SAB-CA
-- Portrait with just face: $3.00
-- Larger Bust Portrait (Like Cecelia): $6.00

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SAB-CA's commission Rules:

-- No overly sexual or lewd ideas will be considered.
------ If you have questions, email me at ChristianA@sabworks.com.
------ You see what I have in my gallery, that gives a good idea of what I
------ will and will not do.

-- Fanart or Original Characters OK!
------ Fanart of your own char, a commericially known character, or
------ me producing a character from your description is GO!
------ If you want fanart of a character from someone else on DA/that you
------ know personally, please contact them, and get their permission.
------ Have them note me as well, saying "This is ok!" of some sort.

-- Revisions, Time, and Process.
------ Each project will be given a maximum of 2 weeks from announced
------ start date. I will start after payment is recieved. I will send you a
------ rough work, to be confirmed, before I begin finalizing.
------ All Works will be sent DIGITALLY, at multiple resolutions: At a
------ print-sized resolution (300 DPI) and at web-ready res. (75 DPI)

-- Comission Piece Use!
------ You may use a commission from me for whatever PERSONAL
------ reason you may have (Website logo, forum signiture, avatar).
------ Just make sure to make a link to me, or put my name (SAB-CA)
------ somewhere on the work, when size permits.
------ These commissions may NOT be used for commercial purposes!
------ If you want a commericial commission, PLEASE email me, and we can
------ make an appropiate deal!
------ I reserve the right to use the artwork I produce as a promotional
------ piece, and to post it in my gallery either here (DA) or on my personal
------ sites/forums, but otherwise, this picture is completly yours!
------ I won't be making public prints of it for sale (maybe as part of a
------ collage of personal works at most), unless you give personal
------ permission.


Sound good to you? GOOD!
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Well, first off, le w00t! :w00t: After being promised the thing as a birthday present 9 months ago, I finally have Photoshop CS2! I'll repost my thoughts on it that I posted on Manga Revolution a day ago:

Well, late last year, in November, as a birthday gift, I asked for the latest version of Photoshop. (CS2). And thus, 9 months later... I finally have it! XD

Unfortunately, I don't have any artwork that DEMANDS I use photoshop right now (AHEM, and the ones I do... err.. they're a bit too complex to LEARN with right now...) so I just messed around with it a bit.

"Flow" is everything I thought it would be... gee, combined with opacity, it gives a nice, soft touch to adding color that I've had a hard time replicating in older versions of photoshop. Adding a small smidge of red to a skintone with a few strokes, that still looks SMOOTH, and not as if it has some odd digital barrier to it that only has a chance of being smoothed by deftly using the corners of a REALLY REALLY large brush...

The color replacement brush also seems like a really nice way to color elements of a picture with a hue, that still perserves shadow and highlight. So if one where to make a bunch of leaves of the same color, and sudden'y wanted to make a few a diffrent color, "Color Replacement" seems like a good way to do something simple and quick like that.

Overall brush dynamics look very nice, but I have yet to mess with them too much. I can see potential for alot of the features, but haven't figured out places to apply odd things like "color jitter" or other such thing... XD

I haven't really gone too in depth to the other features, and if anyone else who has upgraded from older photoshop to the recent version can tell me of the other, fancy modifications that matter, I'd much appreciate it!

I'm still missing a tablet, but it's nice to have new Photoshop:) Now I need to work up some new linework to color, so I can really give CS2 a go testing... -cackle!-


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Dance my Emoticons! Dance!
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  • Listening to: Real Bout Highschool Soundtrack (So Varied!)
  • Reading: Saikano Volume 5 (New to me!)
  • Watching: Haha, we didn't see one...

Random Info... Friends... Stuff!

Thu Jun 8, 2006, 12:32 AM
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Random Stuff from SAB-CA- Tagged by Jinpun

1. I'm 24?
2. I eat Double Quater Pounders from McDonalds by taking the bottom pattie off the bun, folding it in half, biting out the middle, finishing that piece, and then eating the rest as if it where a single Quater Pounder.
3. Yes, I'm a guy. Yes, I draw women. No, I won't draw anything overly suggestive or sexual! :laughing:
4. Sexy is much more appealing when it's subtle, I say. Once it becomes blatantly obvious, it's either just trashy or in poor taste...
5. I'm black! Though most people wouldn't assume this by the way I talk, type, or sound... but doesn't my Avatar make it obvious?
6. I'm not easily hurt. I mean, things still get on my nerves and annoy me, but to truly leave a lasting wound... you'd have to be insanely special to do that.
7. I've never met a "first met online" friend in person.
8. Shrimp, Krispy Cream, Steak, Orange Soda, Fruit Punch, Hot Dogs!
9. I have a beard. I never draw it. I should probably shave it. My skin doesn't like shaving. I normally only do it to mark cool awesome events.
10. I'm rather reserved... initially. I wouldn't say I prepare false personalities, but I do act differently depending on my environment and who I'm around. Some people I like to be more serious around... others I like to goof off with.

I tag err.... :iconzeratanus:, :iconaugustc4: (do YOU read MY journals? XD) and... err... :iconpolicat:!

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zeratanus made this lovely version of "Sis" from my "Burning Spirit" mini story for a Kiriban-winning I FORCED ON HIM! SO look and tell him how freakin awesome it is! THIS, I COMMAND! :XD:


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GIVE THESE PEOPLE LOVE!
:icontsukijin: :iconsab-joe: :iconphoenixiared: :iconlizstaley: :icontreybor:


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Commission Slots:

Pending Commissions:

--- OPEN!
--- OPEN!
--- OPEN!

[2 available, out of 3]

Completed Commissions:

--- Commission for Jeanninne of her dog, Moree! (Art: Complete!)
Diggin' Dog: Moree by SAB-CA

--- Commission for SpasticMouse for character logo. (Art: complete!)
Commish: The Spasticmouse by SAB-CA

--- Commission for jkrolak for Shego Sprite-Kin (Art: Complete!)
Commish: Shego for Jkrolak by SAB-CA

--- Commission for: Ada - Suikoden Fanart of Lucretia (Art: Complete!)
Commish: Lucretia - Suikoden 5 by SAB-CA

--- Commission for: Whitney "Venus" at Animazement: I took a picture of this one, should be here soon!

--- Commission of: Team Rocket Member James at Animazement: I didn't get a picture of it first! DOH! It was cool, too... I'm very happy ya liked it! (A color pencil half page design, much like my Ninja, Meganekko, and Hero characters)

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Support SAB O' LIFE: EXCEED at OnlineComics.net!
Dance my Emoticons! Dance!
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<img src="www.sabworks.com/paypal/sabcac…" alt="SAB-CA's Commissions are OPEN!>

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COMMISSIONS: Now with more options, better prices, more experience!!
---------------------------------------------------
Beyond Sketches, lets get down to business!


<img src="www.sabworks.com/paypal/commis…" alt="SAB-CA's Commissions in more traditional media...!>


SAB-CA's Base commission prices!:

-- Half Page Pencil linework:  $6.00
-- Full Page Pencil linework:  $12.00


Additional Options: Specialize your Commissions!

-- Fully Inked work:  +$5.00 to base price.
-- Fully Pencil Shaded Work:  +$5.00
-- Fully Colored Work (C.Pencils or Photoshop):  +$5.00
-- Additional Characters/Elements:  +$6.00 each to base price.

So how does this work out? (Pricing Examples)

-- Fully Inked Single Character Work (Half Page):  $11
-- 2 Character Colored Pencil work (Full page):  $23.00
-- Simple design sketch (Pencil linework, Full page):  $12.00

<img src="www.sabworks.com/paypal/commis…" alt="SAB-CA's Commissions are OPEN!>


Ok, what's are these Pixel Arts and Emoticons?

-- Well, see those little animating images at the end of my journal? That's
-- My personal breed of Emoticon. See the images of the Ninja-dude
-- (tubenose) and the cute girl (character by augustc4) in the
-- banner above? Those are Pixel arts! Pixel art is special in that it requires
-- a person to place each pixel individually: You don't just draw these things
-- with a brush, you map each individual detail out with specific love and
-- attention! They're basically like the character graphics you see in your
-- older video games, and on systems like Game Boy Advance.


I wanna a cute mini character! (prices):
Tubenose: The NINJA! by SAB-CA Woo Ha by SAB-CA Testing, testing, SAB... by SAB-CA
-- Emoticon with No motion:  $3.00
-- Emoticon with Animation!: $6.00
---- Please note that animations should be kept simple, like the examples
---- provided below. Nothing over-detailed; that's a bit rough to do.

I want an RPG character Style Portrait! (prices)
X: Tubenose RPG port. style:X by SAB-CA
-- Portrait with just face:  $3.00
-- Larger Bust Portrait (Like Cecelia):   $6.00

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SAB-CA's commission Rules:

-- No overly sexual or lewd ideas will be considered.
------ If you have questions, email me at ChristianA@sabworks.com.
------ You see what I have in my gallery, that gives a good idea of what I
------ will and will not do.

-- Fanart or Original Characters OK!
------ Fanart of your own char, a commericially known character, or
------ me producing a character from your description is GO!
------ If you want fanart of a character from someone else on DA/that you
------ know personally, please contact them, and get their permission.
------ Have them note me as well, saying "This is ok!" of some sort.

-- Revisions, Time, and Process.
------ Each project will be given a maximum of 2 weeks from announced
------ start date. I will start after payment is recieved. I will send you a
------ rough work, to be confirmed, before I begin finalizing.
------ All Works will be sent DIGITALLY, at multiple resolutions: At a
------ print-sized resolution (300 DPI) and at web-ready res. (75 DPI)

-- Comission Piece Use!
------ You may use a commission from me for whatever PERSONAL
------ reason you may have (Website logo, forum signiture, avatar).
------ Just make sure to make a link to me, or put my name (SAB-CA)
------ somewhere on the work, when size permits.
------ These commissions may NOT be used for commercial purposes!
------ If you want a commericial commission, PLEASE email me, and we can
------ make an appropiate deal!
------ I reserve the right to use the artwork I produce as a promotional
------ piece, and to post it in my gallery either here (DA) or on my personal
------ sites/forums, but otherwise, this picture is completly yours!
------ I won't be making public prints of it for sale (maybe as part of a
------ collage of personal works at most), unless you give personal
------ permission.


Sound good to you? GOOD!

Commission Slots:

Pending Commissions:

--- OPEN!
--- OPEN!
--- OPEN!

[3 available, out of 3]

Completed Commissions:

--- Commission for Jeanninne of her dog, Moree! (Art: Complete!)
Diggin' Dog: Moree by SAB-CA

--- Commission for SpasticMouse for character logo. (Art: complete!)
Commish: The Spasticmouse by SAB-CA

--- Commission for jkrolak for Shego Sprite-Kin (Art: Complete!)
Commish: Shego for Jkrolak by SAB-CA

--- Commission for: Ada - Suikoden Fanart of Lucretia (Art: Complete!)
Commish: Lucretia - Suikoden 5 by SAB-CA

--- Commission for: Whitney "Venus" at Animazement: I took a picture of this one, should be here soon!

--- Commission of: Team Rocket Member James at Animazement: I didn't get a picture of it first! DOH! It was cool, too... I'm very happy ya liked it! (A color pencil half page design, much like my Ninja, Meganekko, and Hero characters)

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- Pencil and Pen Examples -
Judah - The Warrior - Redesign by SAB-CA Part 3 - Aeris Gainsborough by SAB-CA + Nadia and... some girl...+ by SAB-CA
- Half Page + Inked + Photoshop Examples -
The Leader -Guy With Goggles- by SAB-CA Meganekko -Gal with Glasses- by SAB-CA

Anything more can be found in my gallery!


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Dance my Emoticons! Dance!
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<center>Check out my latest Deviation, if ya will!
BANZAI - Cid + Highwind Final by SAB-CA
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"6 weird habits/things about yourself."

Rules : The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 weird habits/things about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a journal about their 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 6 (or as many as you know) people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their devpage comments and tell them to read yours.

1. What's popular Music? For me... anything from games! I guess I like my music to be more MUSIC. I often will listen to a song on the radio intro itself, and really like it... then get annoyed with it as soon as singer decides to start their part. :laughing:

2. Generally speaking, I don't like pets. I used to want to have a turtle... maybe I thought it was a Ninja? Otherwise, unless the girl I marry owns some, I doubt I'll ever personally have a pet.

3. I own alot of Girls-as-main-heros anime lately... BAH! Initially, I think it was because I didn't wanna get anything too fan-service-y, and something more "innocent" was easier to work with. Now everything in anime made for guys is usually so over-sexed now-a-days... What happened to Stories like Robotech?

4. People back in middleschool used to say I needed to talk more... my family would think I never stopped talking... Hmm.

5. As much as I love works of fairly clean, sensible, all-audience natures... I somehow love the "Gunsmith Cats" Manga. I mean, really, there are so many reasons why I shouldn't like the series... But Sonoda's wonderful art, borderline-good-guys, amazing car-chase scenes, and character relationships just win me over.

6. I'm too Schedule-directed by my days... if I wake up late, I just don't seem to function the same. My most productive days are ones where I awake right before daybreak, and sleep sometime after midnight... I think when I wake up late, I just.. kinda skip the "preparing for the day" ideas, and just jump into the "restful night" mentality... problem is, there was no day to rest from, haha.  Thus: Lazy nights! ^^;

I tag -I dunno... maybe I'll tag people later, lol-

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  • Listening to: Whatever songs are on Disgaea
  • Reading: Newtype USA: March Issue?
  • Watching: Castle in the Sky: Laputa!
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:iconlichi: tagged meh! And thus, as a friend, it is only right that I accept her taggage! (......) So here's some random facts about SAB-CA... Enjoy?

*** 7 Things that scare you...
Beh, I refuse to fear! But I'll satisfy the question...

1. The Legend of Zelda, when I was REALLY young.
2. Old people who could somehow kick my butt. (Maybe...)
3. Sheer ignorence with no desire to change...
4. Ehhh.... Roaches? I just don't like em....
5. Bees freak me out... I had a traumatic experience with them in school..
6. --
7. --

*** 7 Things you like the most...

1. Gaming! Expecial 2D Fighters! THEY SHALL NEVA DIE!
2. Arting!
3. PIXEL Arting!
4. Unique people
5. Good conversations with good people.
6. Family, but that's something more than LIKE.
7. Friends!

*** 7 Things you don't like...

1. Military Video games. Metal Gear Solid doesn't count. It rocks.
2. MEAN people.
3. Poor critiques.
4. People who are out for themselves only... what a greedy existance.
5. Divergence Eve (An anime I have absolutely no desire to see more of)
6. How people believe they deserve poor relationships.. and just settle.
7. Waking up to late... I'm kinda "off" on those days....

*** 7 Important things in your room...

1. First off, everything I put in the "Like" section!
2. My game systems. And my collection of games.
3. My anime Art books.
4. My Laptop. I have so much stuff saved on this thing!
5. My DVD collection. I love my DVD collection... :)
6. My art pads. Though they need more use...
7. My Wallscrolls, Bokken, and Katana!

*** 7 Random facts about you...

1. I'm a Christian... named Christian. Convinient!
2. Cats and I don't get along. Ever. And never really will.
3. I have a diploma in 3d art and animation?
4. I was born in London, England..
5. I'm currently as single as can be!
6. I play Ragnarok online too! On Loki Server, anyone here play it too?
7. I get along well with kids ^_^

*** 7 Things you plan to do before you die...

1 .Live.
2. Get rich enough to acually be able to help friends in need without question.
3. Grow a well of unstoppable determination and drive within myself.
4. Have my own family... I don't think I couldn't...
5. Better the world, leave a good mark.
6. Participate in the creation of a 2d Fighter! I MUST do this!!
7. Visit Japan. It's too influential to me not to get there a few times.

*** 7 Things that attract you to the opposite sex...

1. Personality. What's the rest worth if the personality sucks?
2. Beliefs. It's hard to relate to someone who has a diffrent foundation than you.
3. Their interest. I can't see myself falling for someone I can't relate to at all.
4. If she can kick MY butt in games, everything else might take 2nd place.. lol.
5. Eyes. They speak volumes more than most words from a person.
6. The way they carry themself.
7. Their quirks, their "Charm points"... the little details.

*** 7 Things you say the most...

1. SHA!
2. Lets play a Fighting Game!
3. XD LOL and any random emoticon...
4. OK! (learn NOT to say yes all the time, CA!)
5. Heh....
6. -blanks-
7. -no idea, call back later...-

*** 7 Celeb or NOT-REAL crushes...
Bah, I'll answer this just because.... you better appreciate it!

1. Rei: Because she's better than Asuka! And everyone has to pic an Eva girl.  
2. Blue Mary (KoF/Fatal Fury): Because I didn't wanna say Mai...
3. Yomiko Readman (Read or Die): She suprised me in the OVA... she seemed original...
4. Elena (Street Fighter 3): We need more black girls in anime and games! eesh.
5. Jessica Alba: I normally don't like extremely skinny... but something about her...
6. Mandy Moore?: I respect the fact that she hasn't decended into slutty and trashy, and seems to act like a true woman.
7. Aaliyah: Though sadly dead, she was one of the few women in the modern day black entertainment world that seemed to be more than just eyecandy with a bit of talent. I still woulda liked to see her parts in the Matrix movies...

*** 7 Favorite drinks...

1. Apple Juice!
2. McDonals orange soda before this nasty low-cal junk they have now.
3. BoJangles Iced Tea. It's the best. Ever.
4. Red Robin's Speckled Lemonade.
5. Milkshakes. Mostly Vanilla and Banana!
6. Sprite / Coke
7. Various Fruit punch drinks!


*** Tag 7 people
Lets see how many actually DO it!!
:icondeathretsu:
:iconpopnicute:
:iconjinpun:
:iconrengintumer:
:iconlichi: -- Just kidding! :XD:
:iconshrikatetsu:
:iconslayerv2:
:iconmalchiel: :evillaugh: :laughing: :rofl:

Yeah, I know, it's kinda kiddy, but... It's not too bad, either! :wave:

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  • Listening to: Onegai Teacher: Shooting Star!
  • Watching: Just finished Rayearth Season 2! :shakefist: Aww..

[New Web Comic?] [Help!]

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If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
SPECIAL! None ATM, you're paying full price for now, buddy!

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New Web Comic?: Well, I'm thinking of starting a new web comic! So, now I wanna know... what do you think would be fun? I'm open to ideas right now... I have a few in mind, but I WANNA SEE YOUR THOUGHTS!. I figure I'll make it a once-a-week weekly comic. Probably 4-panel style, but bigger than the old SAB-O-LIFE works.

So give me some ideas, everyone! What would entertain ya?
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Dear Friends! I'll let these guys remain:) I'll change next update.


Rei: Dance of the Crane by BlackFeatherz29 V with Mallet by Nishi06 MR ID - Contest submission by popnicute :thumb25205368:

Special thanks to Nishi06 for this one:) She colored my KOF Lineart!:
Collab with Sab-Ca: KOF by Nishi06

                  
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2000 Visitor Kiriban!: WOW! Noone replied to 1500, so now, prepare for 2000! C'mon, aim for the stars, everyone!

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Color Meh?: Here are some linearts of mine you can use for color practice, but please, TELL ME IF YOU COLOR THEM! I wanna give ya credit!

KoF Fanart 3: +King+ by SAB-CA Krystina cosplays as Terry by SAB-CA

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Recent Comic Projects: No direct mini-mangas in thw works from moi, ATM, but hey, I've completed a new once since my last journal post! So viola:

Chemistry 101: Pages 1-4:

1. Chemistry -Toned- Page 1 by SAB-CA 2. Chemistry -Toned- Page 2 by SAB-CA 3. Chemistry -Toned- Page 3 by SAB-CA 4. Chemistry -Toned- Page 4 by SAB-CA

Burning Soul(NEW!): Pages 1-6:

1. Burning Spirit - Page 1 of 6 by SAB-CA 2. Burning Spirit - Page 2 of 6 by SAB-CA 3. Burning Spirit - Page 3 of 6 by SAB-CA
4. Burning Spirit - Page 4 of 6 by SAB-CA 5. Burning Spirit - Page 5 of 6 by SAB-CA 6. Burning Spirit - Page 6 of 6 by SAB-CA

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Little Notes: Guess it's time to rotate these!

:iconxatchett: - Such detailed work!
:iconlelonibunny: - Look, I'm linking to another cat lover! Go read Angel Purr!
:iconlucentshade: - He seemed to be depressed? Go Cheer em up!
:iconsab-joe: - He promises he's gonna update soon... lets see, shall we?

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Clubs?: Hey, I joined a club! I even Join'd 2! LE WEWT! Anywho, yes, I'm an SNK fanboy, and.... A Manga Revolutionist!

:iconkof-maximumimpact: - :iconmangarevolution: - :iconleonaclub:

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Happy late turkey day to all!
CELEBRATE THE LOVE!
:above:LEVEL!</i>:above:

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Personal Web Site: www.sabworks.com.com/
DA Prints Store: sab-ca.deviantart.com/store/
MR Gallery: www.mangarevolution.com/user_p…
Dance my Emoticons! Dance!
Tubenose: The NINJA! by SAB-CA Woo Ha by SAB-CA Testing, testing, SAB... by SAB-CA
  • Listening to: Onegai Teacher: Shooting Star!
  • Watching: Just finished Rayearth Season 2! :shakefist: Aww..

[Prints][Dear Friends!][Color Meh!]

Thu Nov 24, 2005, 1:17 AM
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Playing: Soul Calibur 3 - And yes, it doth rocketh.
Reading: NOTHING! Bah, I need new graphic novels ;-)
Thinking: About what to make prints of?
Wanting: To start teaming up with you wonderful artist peeps!
Drawing: I dunno, I'm leaning towards fantasy?
Friends: Are the ones who READ THIS WHOLE THING!!

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Note: Apparently, the journal alert system was originally broken when I listed this journal, so I'm re-submitting to give everyone a change to know it's new!

If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
SPECIAL! None ATM, you're paying full price for now, buddy!

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PRINTS PRINTS PRINTS!: :w00t: Here are all my prints so far, more on the way!  

:shop231821: :shop235084: :shop235105: :shop235102:

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN PRINT? Also... what do you think about my prices? Give me your opinions in my Print forum below!

Personal Print Forum: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
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Dear Friends! Hmmm... I don't have much to say this time, so... I'll just post some random thumbs of friends, that I happen to enjoy:)


Rei: Dance of the Crane by BlackFeatherz29 V with Mallet by Nishi06 MR ID - Contest submission by popnicute :thumb25205368:

Special thanks to Nishi06 for this one:) She colored my KOF Lineart!:
Collab with Sab-Ca: KOF by Nishi06

                  
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1500 Visitor Kiriban!: 1,500 Hits Kiriban! Whoever gets a screeny of being visitor 1500 to my page gets to request an art! Conditions are the same as a commision (So, nothing lewd!) so start aiming to be 1500 if you want freebie art!

SO C'MON, VISITOR 1500! WIN MY FIRST -REAL- KIRIBAN OFFER!

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MR is Fun!: Well, Good Ole Manga Revolution has been enjoyable since I joined! What a fun community there... MR-Chat has been very fun, and I'm just gonna give a random big shoutout to all you guys and gals whom I've met over these past few days in chat!
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What's next in art?: Coloring a work from a fellow MR member, and then probably coloring one of :iconbaiken032:'s works. Take a look at his works, they rock:)

Scraplight:

Here are some emoticons I've done, you can find em in my scraps:) They're designed with MangaRevolution's Chibiwars in mine!

Woo Ha by SAB-CA Cute but DEADLY... by SAB-CA Testing, testing, SAB... by SAB-CA

Ok, this one is less "Chibi War" and more... Personal fun:)

Testing Size of Thumb by SAB-CA

Color Meh?: Here are some linearts of mine you can use for color practice, but please, TELL ME IF YOU COLOR THEM! I wanna give ya credit!

KoF Fanart 3: +King+ by SAB-CA Krystina cosplays as Terry by SAB-CA

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Recent Comic Projects: No direct mini-mangas in thw works from moi, ATM, but hey, I've completed a new once since my last journal post! So viola:

Chemistry 101: Pages 1-4:

1. Chemistry -Toned- Page 1 by SAB-CA 2. Chemistry -Toned- Page 2 by SAB-CA 3. Chemistry -Toned- Page 3 by SAB-CA 4. Chemistry -Toned- Page 4 by SAB-CA

Burning Soul(NEW!): Pages 1-6:

1. Burning Spirit - Page 1 of 6 by SAB-CA 2. Burning Spirit - Page 2 of 6 by SAB-CA 3. Burning Spirit - Page 3 of 6 by SAB-CA
4. Burning Spirit - Page 4 of 6 by SAB-CA 5. Burning Spirit - Page 5 of 6 by SAB-CA 6. Burning Spirit - Page 6 of 6 by SAB-CA

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Little Notes: I'll keep you guys here a bit longer! Promo Journal!

:iconhardedge-maelstrom: - He continues to impress me with his works!
:iconaugustc4: - I generally don't promote those who don't NEED it, lol. But Aug's a nice guy! So Give em some love!
:icondeathretsu: - Lady Retsu has some wonderful works, and could always use some more attention! A Talented soul, surely! ^_^
:iconsab-joe: - He's in the process of moving to a house with his wife! So -convinently- His drawing stuff is packed up in prep for the move! Show him how STEWPED it is for an artist to pack away his art supplies, by showing him some art-love!

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Clubs?: Hey, I joined a club! I even Join'd 2! LE WEWT! Anywho, yes, I'm an SNK fanboy, and.... A Manga Revolutionist!

:iconkof-maximumimpact: - :iconmangarevolution:

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Help me out with these prints, and "I think you ok long time!" ;-)
Sayos for now! And THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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Personal Web Site: www.sabworks.com.com/
DA Prints Store: sab-ca.deviantart.com/store/
MR Gallery: www.mangarevolution.com/user_p…
  • Listening to: Bleach Opening 1 *Asterisk*
  • Watching: Still Watching Rayearth Season 2... Only 1 left!

[Prints][My Birthday!][Old Skool!]

Sat Nov 5, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Playing: Soul Calibur 3 - And yes, it doth rocketh.
Reading: NOTHING! Bah, I need new graphic novels ;-)
Thinking: About what to make prints of?
Wanting: To start teaming up with you wonderful artist peeps!
Drawing: I dunno, I'm leaning towards fantasy?
Friends: Are the ones who READ THIS WHOLE THING!!

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If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
SPECIAL! None ATM, you're paying full price for now, buddy!

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PRINTS PRINTS PRINTS!: :w00t: Well, my first print is now available! :dance: So... err... buy it! :hug:

:shop231821:

So, now I ask you, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN PRINT? Something I've currently done? New ideas in mind? I would REALLY appreciate any input given to me on this idea! I know I'm going to print my Large-head'd Chibi characters (The Ninja, MegaNekko, and "Digimon Hero" looking guy) But I'd like to hear your opinions and thoughts on others!

Also... what do you think about my prices? Give me your opinions in my Print forum below!

Personal Print Forum: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
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My Birthday, Nov 4th, 2005: Yes, the 4th of NOV was my 24th birthday. And you know what? Like a little kid, I still like to celebrate it, and eat cake at the end of the day. And buy cool stuff. You know why? Because that makes Birthdays ROCK! Bwa ha.

Anywho, a small bit of outings with the family, and a return home with the "Magic Knight Rayearth Season 2" Boxset. I love boxed sets. EXPECIALLY CHEAP ONES! I wanted to get this one for years, and it's so much nicer to pay 35 bucks for it, rather than it's original 200+ dollars. 812 Min of animation! WOOT! That's a lot of days of watchin! (I could do it in one sitting... but then I'd be bored again, lol).

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1500 Visitor Kiriban!: Noone got to take my 1000 Visitor Kiriban. I blame myself for only stating it with like... 3 hits left till. So now, I offer you, the 1,500 Hits Kiriban! Whoever gets a screeny of being visitor 1500 to my page gets to request an art! Conditions are the same as a commision (So, nothing lewd!) so start aiming to be 1500 if you want freebie art!

SO C'MON, VISITOR 1500! WIN MY FIRST -REAL- KIRIBAN OFFER!

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Gaming: Well, after talking about it ALL THAT TIME... I finally got... Soul Calibur 3! LE WOOT! Anywho... I'm not going to do a big review of it (though I could) I'm just gonna say... This game overall is a step in the right direction for the evolution of the "Fighting Game" Genre that I SO dearly love. Create-a-Soul is the mode I've been waiting to see a big company put into a fighter since Deadly Arts on NINTENDO 64 did it. (Anyone ELSE remember that game but me? I doubt it!) The bonus Strategy mode is freakin Sweet, too, My lil brother and I have clocked almost 40 combined hours into that wonderful little "Bonus" game.

This is the kinda game I'd like to be a char-designer for! :XD: Lush graphics (especially those backgrounds), beautiful music (But no sound test? BAD NAMCO!) and characters that get better each game (It's nice to see such varied body shapes and appearances in a game like this... you can get a feel for the character age and maturity just by the way they move, stand, or look, which is so much better than old skool "guys share a body, girls share a body" designs...)

There are some quirks (It's not as solid as an arcade-tested brawler with multiple revisions, and I've seen a few freaky glitches) But overall, this is the best $50.00 I've spent on a game in a LONG while. Whatever it lacks in refinement, it makes up for in value!


So, thus, 5 outt 5 :w00t:s!!

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What's next in art?: I was making some SC3 Fanart... but I kinda don't like what I've done, after actually getting to know the new chars. Meh. So some more of that, maybe find and play around with a contest or 2, some fan art, some char designs... yeah, we'll see!

Spotlight:
Help me get this pic to Print status! Tell me your thoughts on part one of my "Emote!" project:
Print Concept: EMOTE 01 by SAB-CA

Here's a scrap I just submitted, it's fanart of Zasalamel from Soul Calibur 3:
Soul Calibur 3 Semi-Fanart by SAB-CA

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Recent Comic Projects: No direct mini-mangas in thw works from moi, ATM, but hey, I've completed a new once since my last journal post! So viola:

Chemistry 101: Pages 1-4:

1. Chemistry -Toned- Page 1 by SAB-CA 2. Chemistry -Toned- Page 2 by SAB-CA 3. Chemistry -Toned- Page 3 by SAB-CA 4. Chemistry -Toned- Page 4 by SAB-CA

Burning Soul(NEW!): Pages 1-6:

1. Burning Spirit - Page 1 of 6 by SAB-CA 2. Burning Spirit - Page 2 of 6 by SAB-CA 3. Burning Spirit - Page 3 of 6 by SAB-CA
4. Burning Spirit - Page 4 of 6 by SAB-CA 5. Burning Spirit - Page 5 of 6 by SAB-CA 6. Burning Spirit - Page 6 of 6 by SAB-CA

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Little Notes: Visit these guys, and tell em SAB-CA sent ya!

:iconhardedge-maelstrom: - He continues to impress me with his works!
:iconaugustc4: - I generally don't promote those who don't NEED it, lol. But Aug's a nice guy! So Give em some love!
:icondeathretsu: - Lady Retsu has some wonderful works, and could always use some more attention! A Talented soul, surely! ^_^
:iconsab-joe: - He's in the process of moving to a house with his wife! So -convinently- His drawing stuff is packed up in prep for the move! Show him how STEWPED it is for an artist to pack away his art supplies, by showing him some art-love!

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Clubs?: Hey, I joined a club! I even Join'd 2! LE WEWT! Anywho, yes, I'm an SNK fanboy, and.... A Manga Revolutionist!

:iconkof-maximumimpact: - :iconmangarevolution:

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Help me out with these prints, and "I think you ok long time!" ;-)
Sayos for now! And THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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Personal Web Site: www.sabworks.com.com/
MR Gallery: www.mangarevolution.com/user_p…
  • Listening to: Scrapped Princess Ending Theme!
  • Reading: I read magazines... heh.
  • Watching: Err... Kakurembo? Does that count?
If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…
SPECIAL! Comission special going on, look below for details!

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----Playing: Soul Calibur 2 - To tide me over till 3!
----Watching: Adult Swim Anime Block?
----Reading: Lots of opinions and critique:) GIMMIE MORE!
----Thinking: About making my linework even finer?
----Wanting: To start teaming up with you wonderful artist peeps!
----Drawing: Char designs... we'll see.
----Friends: Will be back at bottom when I REALLY subscribe!
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Comission SPECIAL!: Ok, so I've gotten Bitten by the Subscription bug! Wanna help me? Here's a special, where the payment is gift subscriptions!

1 Month Sub (4.95): Lineart of a fanart character. Inked. Scanned. No tones. Text on picture proclaiming myself and original owner of character.

3 month Sub (7.95): Lineart of a Fanart or Orignal Character. Inked. Scanned. Tones or BASIC colors (Shading, limited highlights). No background. Text on picture proclaiming myself and original owner of character.

1 Year Sub (29.95): Ok, get creative! Multiple characters, inked, scanned, backgrounds to the best of my ability, or best offer you can make me! (Manga page? Special gift card? Sticker or Ad printwork for a club?) Text on picture proclaiming myself and original owner of character.


All work will be delivered in a Digital Format.
Contact me by sending me a note AND an email (to ensure I see you ASAP!).


Rules: Work is for private use only. You know, unless we agree it can be used for more! (Like maybe a college club). THe proper credit will be displayed on the pictures SOMEWHERE. They're cheapies, not too bad! :XD: Since the payment can be made directly to DA (You've basically giving me a gift subscription!) You KNOW that the merchant is reliable. Payment will be expected after a final draft (With Watermarks) is sent for your approval. Upon approval, payment shall be made, and then the final (sans Watermarks) picture shall be delivered.

This offer shall last through the end of October, so don't miss out! Look through my gallery if you wanna see what I can do, and realize how good a deal you're getting here:) Lets both walk away happy from this!

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1000 Visitor Kiriban!: I haven't done one of these before... so lets
test the waters! Visitor 1000, send me a screenshot of you being my 1000th,
and I'll draw you a fanart (PROVIDE REFERENCES!) of your own character, or some famous persons, lol. (Or another DA artist, if you get their permission?)

Just keep in mind that I like to do tasteful art, and that I won't do anything beyond the scope of, say, what you see in my gallery!

SO C'MON, VISITOR 1000! WIN MY FIRST KIRIBAN OFFER!

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Team Up!: I'm still open to artistic teamups! Thank you:

* :icondeathretsu: and :iconsorrowful: *

For showing interest!  We'll kick butt when we have the time to make out collabs work!

I can't show thumbs here anymore, apparently, without the subscription... DOH! So, be assured, they'll be back after I get me'self a subby!

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Gaming: Played a lot of VS. Fighting lately... tis my fav gaming Genre, right along side RPGs. SC II, Guilty Gear XX, and "THE DEMO!" as mentioned in previous journal. I'm so inspired by them that.... well. You'll just have to wait and see! ;-)

:w00t:

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What's next in art?: Noooo, my thumbs are gone! My thumbnail-posting ability, that is. I was enjoying that. I'll have it back soon! One way or another ;-) Anyway, finishing the W.I.P (Part 4 now up!) and character designing! You'll see what I mean...

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Recent Comic Projects: I'm beginning ideas on a second Mini-saga, you'll have to wait a few days to see how that looks, though:) For now, Chem 101 is all that's down there...:

Chemistry 101: Pages 1-4:

1.www.deviantart.com/view/223499…
2.www.deviantart.com/view/223499… 3.www.deviantart.com/view/223500… 4.www.deviantart.com/view/223500…

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Little Notes: Visit these guys, and tell em SAB-CA sent ya!

:iconhardedge-maelstrom: - I came across Edge's "Today" picture, and.. :w00t:!
:iconnekonyaanyaa: - Charming Lineworks and colors that need more love!
:iconsab-joe: - My on-off artistic buddy in SAB! Let him know what ya think of the "Crossword" stuff, not that he NEEDS the ego boost... but it never hurts, either! Make em draw more, with encouragement! ;-)

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Clubs?: Lookie, I'm pending to join a club! Ahh well, figures my first would be a KoF Club, eh? Any clubs out there that think I'd be interested? Leave me a note!:

--Pending:
:iconkof-maximumimpact:

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No More Image Blitz! At least... not YET! BWA HA!
Sayos for now!
If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…

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----Playing: Soul Calibur 3 Demo!
----Watching: Nothing... really... meh.
----Reading: Deviation comments... kinda fun!
----Thinking: About Linework!
----Wanting: Paying art comissions!! And good art buddies!
----Drawing: I dunno what's next just yet...
----Friends: Just look below! GO Freebie 1 week Subscription!
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Team Up!: One thing I kinda look at longingly is solid artistic relationships:) SAB-JOE is a great friend of mine and we do do some collab works together, but they get few and far between lately! :( It'd be fun to team up with someone on a more frequent basis! I'd like to see how my works would turn out, at the hands of completly awesome colorist, or superb inkers... rather than trying to shoulder every aspect on my own shoulders ALL time time.

-So, is there anyone out there who might like to try teaming up on a picture? Especially like... background artist, colorist, inkers... anything? Sometimes, it feels good to be able to practice a certain skill on a pic, rather than having to do EVERYTHING from scratch. So if anyone has any ideas in mind, I'm open to hear what you have!

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Gaming: Soul Calibur 3... it approaches, and shall meet release on the 25th of October. A weird release, this game is chock full of bonus stuff, and is the first SC game that hasn't had some kinda arcade release beforehand. The "Create-A-Soul" (Create your own character!) Mode REALLY sounds very fun for someone like me (CaC -Create-a-Character- is enough to get me to BUY a game, and now I get an awesome fighter with my CaC? WOOT!), and all the new characters, and the unlockables, and... the fact it's SOUL CALIBUR... I NEED to play a good fighter. They're so few and far between compared to the glory days of the 90s... So when one of the Calibur (hehe) comes along, I start to get excited!!

:excited:

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What's next in art?: Well, I finally get to show you "THE KING!" so.. yay! I'm enjoying making some King Of Fighters Fanart ATM. I get to play around with char typs I wouldn't normally think up on my own. Otherwise, I have to finish my W.I.P:

The King!:
1. The King: KAMP Club Design by SAB-CA

The KoF Fanarts!:
1. KoF Fanart: +Benimaru+ by SAB-CA 2. KoF Fanart: Kula + K' by SAB-CA 3. KoF Fanart 3: +King+ by SAB-CA

The W.I.P: UPDATED! Now to FINISH the buildings!
1. Nadia and Tally: W.I.P 3 by SAB-CA 2. W.I.P: Nadia a la B.I.B. by SAB-CA 3. Boredom in Blue: Nadia + Tally by SAB-CA 4. Nadia and Tally: W.I.P 4 by SAB-CA

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Recent Comic Projects: Well, I just wanted to throw some attention to my mini-manga/comic, "Chemistry 101". I still welcome opinions on the thing, expecially now since it's toned!

Pages 1-4:

1. Chemistry -Toned- Page 1 by SAB-CA 2. Chemistry -Toned- Page 2 by SAB-CA 3. Chemistry -Toned- Page 3 by SAB-CA 4. Chemistry -Toned- Page 4 by SAB-CA

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Little Notes: Some random fellow DA members who I've watched, who need MORE LOVE!:

:iconxatchett: - His char's have pizzaz, and he has some nice style:)
:iconmanin: - B&W art doesn't get enough love! Very charming lineworks!
:iconsab-joe: - Let him know what ya think of the "Crossword" stuff, not that he NEEDS the ego boost... but it never hurts, either! Make em draw more, with encouragement! ;-)

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Clubs?: Lookie, I'm pending to join a club! Ahh well, figures my first would be a KoF Club, eh? Hehe:

--Pending:
:iconkof-maximumimpact:

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Yeah... I know... I just Image-Blitzed ya. Deal with it! ;-)
Sayos for now!
If you wanna "comission meh!" look here for info: sab-ca.deviantart.com/journal/…

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----Playing: I aquired and in 23 hours beat MGS 3: Snake Eater!
----Watching: MGS 3: Snake Eater! lol. It was the best "movie" ever!
----Reading: Deviation comments... yeah, that's it.
----Thinking: About Comissions! (Gimmie!)
----Wanting: Paying art comissions!! Freebies are fun, but... c'mon!
----Drawing: An emblem for an anime club:)
----Friends: Do YOU Vanna be Meh Friend? (O.O)
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Yup, it took me THIS long to figure out I could use HTML in my journals ;-) I kinda just assumed you couldn't... ANYWAY!

Gaming:So, as you can see by my "NOW" section, I aquired and then beat Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (On Normal difficulty). Hideo Kojima, you're the only man that can make a "war game" that I like! Really. The style, slight comedy, themes, ideas, views... I feel like everything Konami pulls off with Metal Gear is Spot on. This is a game I will go back to, with fond memories. This is a game that every encounter and fight felt important. This is a game where each character felt human enough to care about their lives and dreams. I myself have a problem finishing even my favourite games (other than fighters) in normal time, because even the likes of Miyamoto's Zelda sometimes just don't drive me to want to play on as much as they used to back in the SNES, Sega Saturn, or Dreamcast days. But MGS 3... It was like trudging through the sludge of mainstream garbage, and fast sell insta-hit games, and playing something that's real gold. I'm only slightly exaggerating ;-)

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Collaborations?:In other interesting news, I'll be one of... what is it, in the end, about 36 people working on a "Chinese Zodiac Collaboration" work, courtsey of :iconaugustc4:. Somehow, I ended up with the snake (Blame MGS 3!) So you;ll see something based on that design from me within the coming month.

-I should also note the fact here that I like the idea of collaborating:) If you see any arts of mine you'd like to color, (especially if you're a friend) I'd be glad to give em to ya, as long as you're willing to keep my text (with my name and such) on it, and don't mind me linking to it in my journals ;-) It's fun to collaborate with other artist!

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What's next in art?: Well, I have my current W.I.P the coloring of my "Boredom in Blue" deviation to finish. Around the same time, I have to finish off a pic for a certain anime club (you'll see something of it when it's done!). I'm planning to give the "Manga Tutorial" semi-contest another go after I finish these works, so another batch of toned Manga pages are probably in the near-future!

Other than that.... I plan on doing some more char-design pictures. And maybe a few studies (on hands and such) that are involved enough to post en-route to the scraps gallery.

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Avatar Adjustment!: Now I have a silly dancing avatar! Dance!

Made it with Imageready and Photoshop. hey, Jinpun I blame your journal for this silly thing! ;-) I challenge you to a danceoff!

:iconjinpun: VS :iconsab-ca: VS :icontubenose:

-somehow, I feel outnumbered...-

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Little Notes: Some random fellow DA members who I've watched, who need MORE LOVE!:

:iconxatchett: - His char's have pizzaz, and he has some nice style:)
:iconmanin: - B&W art doesn't get enough love! Very charming lineworks!

And my fellow SAB member recently had a death amongst his pets; go cheer him up!:

:iconsab-joe: - Neko was his most cherished Kitty, and will be missed.

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That was involved enough.... Sayos for now!
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--Playing: Mystic Heroes! I've had it for years, and just now get into it!
--Watching: Naruto on Cartoon Network!! So, how'd they do, translaterguys?
--Reading: Latest issue of NewType Magazine!
--Thinking: About Manga stuffs! (Still!)
--Wanting: Paying art comissions!! This doesn't change!
--Drawing: Some ugly club-weilding guy? Ewww....
--Friends: Should bever be afraid to leave good comments!
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Journal for September 12, 2005:

Hmmm. As you might have noticed from my artwork lately, I'm very much thinking about manga-style things, as of late. Some of my fav things about art in general have (or appear to have) roots in the Comic and Manga industries, so this makes sense:)

Anywho, I decided to take a few minuites to study some of my manga, and see if I could pick up on any techniques. I grabbed Volumes 3 and 5 of Del Ray's USA publication of "Negima!" and heres what I noticed about Akamatsu-Sensei:

<--Notes On Akamatsu-Sensei's Manga Style!---------------------------------+>

--The colors of his front and back Covers are quite inspired by manga-toning!
--He uses quite a few panels per page. I mean, occassionally using 7-8!
--He's got some very impressive BG work when needed. Ref. the end of Negi-
book #3 (the final story of 2) to see some of his best, IMHO.
--He gets away with techniques I thought would look cheap (like flat-toning a
characer entirely in 1 tone)
--He's overall a very tone-heavy manga-ka.
--Man, does he use A LOT of sound effects!

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Some of those ideas might be kinda "no duh!" to many people off hand, but it's the little details that make such works stand out to me :) One thing that used to bother me in the "old days" of Fanart and such (before you started to see so many fantastic american artist) is that a lot of the works produced outside japan didn't seem to have the "spirit" of their japanese counterparts. There was just a "something" that was un-replicateable by many. In recent years, I think people are starting to tap into that "something".

In my case, I think it's those small things that will help bring my Manga closer to feeling like "the real thing", as some would say. And studies like this are one way of getting there!

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-*-End Transmission!-*-

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SAB/SAB-CA comissions are OPEN!
So, how can you get your own personal comission from SAB?
It's quite simple, really!

>Send an email to "thestudio@sabworks.com" detailing what you would like to have drawn, and which artist you would like to have draw it.

(Available Artist: :iconsab-ca: or :iconsab-joe:) or send us a Note here on Deviant Art.

We specialize in character artwork. We will design an original character to your specifications!

For further details, see the guidelines below.


<+SPECIAL OFFER "Make me in Manga!"------------------------------------+>

Looking for a special gift to offer someone, or just want a nice fancy piece of personalized imagery? Let SAB-CA make a personalized Manga page for you!

Options include having your face plastered into a minmanga, with a theme and story of your choosing from digital photographs (provided by the client), or having SAB-CA draw your face directly into the works (with a touch of our signature comic flare), your choice!

The possibilities are endless for this offer! Maybe you'd like a page illustrating the adventures of yourself, and a group of friends from school? Or perhaps you'd like to show your loved one that you're the Superhero of their dreams, by saving them from a past Ex? You provide the pics (for character reference), we provide the fun ^_^

Details for the "Make me in Manga!" offer available below.


Wanna see exampled of SAB-Style Manga? Look here:
>"Chemistry" Mini-Story by SAB-CA:  
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
-Page 4: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…

>SAB-O-Life pages by SAB-Joe:
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/view/209097…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/view/217167…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/view/219042…

Pictures of SAB-CA's "Tokidoki Journal" full color comic work available upon request.


<+Comission Guidelines and Details------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Generally 8.5 By 11 as Max, but special request can be considered.
----Price: (Characters) Pen and Ink/Pencil Sketchwork for $10!
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Price could flux depending on complexity of project.
--Want Photoshop colors? Discuss on a project-to-project basis.
--"Adult Oriented" works of a lewd nature will not be accepted. Sorry, just not what I do! Violence issues will be delt with on a case-by-case basis.


<+Special! "Make me in Manga!" ----------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Around 5in by 10in. Single Page work.
----Price: $15 Black and White, $25 in color
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Output Options: Digital file (sent Via Email) or Cardstock, High-quality Print ($5 extra to cover print and Shipping/handling by mail)

<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! You can either contact us by Sending Notes on DA, or emailing us at (thestudio@sabworks.com). We look foward to hearing from you, and producing the artwork you demand!
<+Now----------------------------------------------------------------------------+>
----Playing: Gotcha Force! Yeah, I've had it for 2 years, but it's FUN!
----Watching: Scrapped Princess DVD 2 ^_^ A fun DVD it was!
----Reading: Playstation Magazine... because it came with demos...
----Thinking: About Comissions! (Still!)
----Wanting: Paying art comissions!! This doesn't change!
----Drawing: Examples of char designs?
----Friends: Should look at the new tones! ^_^
<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

Journal for September 07, 2005:

Well, I toned those 4 pages of "Chemistry" now:) They're of "print quality" in the true file (600 DPI) but I put smaller (100 DPI) version here... yes, that gives it some slight Moire patterns, but you know to look out for em, so... yeah:XD:

I'll be posting the design sheets for Saki and Gan (The stars of "Chemistry") in the coming day, and at least one "newer" sketch. So... yeah, we'll see what's next!

Until then, wishing ya all well ^_^

<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>
SAB/SAB-CA comissions are OPEN!
So, how can you get your own personal comission from SAB?
It's quite simple, really!

>Send an email to "thestudio@sabworks.com" detailing what you would like to have drawn, and which artist you would like to have draw it.

(Available Artist: :iconsab-ca: or :iconsab-joe:) or send us a Note here on Deviant Art.

We specialize in character artwork. We will design an original character to your specifications!

For further details, see the guidelines below.


<+SPECIAL OFFER "Make me in Manga!"------------------------------------+>

Looking for a special gift to offer someone, or just want a nice fancy piece of personalized imagery? Let SAB-CA make a personalized Manga page for you!

Options include having your face plastered into a minmanga, with a theme and story of your choosing from digital photographs (provided by the client), or having SAB-CA draw your face directly into the works (with a touch of our signature comic flare), your choice!

The possibilities are endless for this offer! Maybe you'd like a page illustrating the adventures of yourself, and a group of friends from school? Or perhaps you'd like to show your loved one that you're the Superhero of their dreams, by saving them from a past Ex? You provide the pics (for character reference), we provide the fun ^_^

Details for the "Make me in Manga!" offer available below.


Wanna see exampled of SAB-Style Manga? Look here:
>"Chemistry" Mini-Story by SAB-CA:  
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
-Page 4: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…

>SAB-O-Life pages by SAB-Joe:
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/view/209097…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/view/217167…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/view/219042…

Pictures of SAB-CA's "Tokidoki Journal" full color comic work available upon request.


<+Comission Guidelines and Details------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Generally 8.5 By 11 as Max, but special request can be considered.
----Price: (Characters) Pen and Ink/Pencil Sketchwork for $10!
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Price could flux depending on complexity of project.
--Want Photoshop colors? Discuss on a project-to-project basis.
--"Adult Oriented" works of a lewd nature will not be accepted. Sorry, just not what I do! Violence issues will be delt with on a case-by-case basis.


<+Special! "Make me in Manga!" ----------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Around 5in by 10in. Single Page work.
----Price: $15 Black and White, $25 in color
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Output Options: Digital file (sent Via Email) or Cardstock, High-quality Print ($5 extra to cover print and Shipping/handling by mail)

<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! You can either contact us by Sending Notes on DA, or emailing us at (thestudio@sabworks.com). We look foward to hearing from you, and producing the artwork you demand!
<+Now----------------------------------------------------------------------------+>
----Playing: Well, I beat La Pucelle FINALLY! Now back to Crimson Tears?
----Watching: Whatever comes on TV?
----Reading: PLAY magazine! Greatest Mag since Gamefan! (Yes, I'm Bias)
----Thinking: About Comissions!
----Wanting: Paying art comissions!! This doesn't change!
----Drawing: Whatever you pay me to draw! (Within reason)
----Friends: Are appreciated and loved! ^_^
<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

SAB/SAB-CA comissions are OPEN!
So, how can you get your own personal comission from SAB?
It's quite simple, really!

>Send an email to "thestudio@sabworks.com" detailing what you would like to have drawn, and which artist you would like to have draw it.

(Available Artist: :iconsab-ca: or :iconsab-joe:) or send us a Note here on Deviant Art.

We specialize in character artwork. We will design an original character to your specifications!

For further details, see the guidelines below.


<+SPECIAL OFFER "Make me in Manga!"------------------------------------+>

Looking for a special gift to offer someone, or just want a nice fancy piece of personalized imagery? Let SAB-CA make a personalized Manga page for you!

Options include having your face plastered into a minmanga, with a theme and story of your choosing from digital photographs (provided by the client), or having SAB-CA draw your face directly into the works (with a touch of our signature comic flare), your choice!

The possibilities are endless for this offer! Maybe you'd like a page illustrating the adventures of yourself, and a group of friends from school? Or perhaps you'd like to show your loved one that you're the Superhero of their dreams, by saving them from a past Ex? You provide the pics (for character reference), we provide the fun ^_^

Details for the "Make me in Manga!" offer available below.


Wanna see exampled of SAB-Style Manga? Look here:
>"Chemistry" Mini-Story by SAB-CA:  
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
-Page 4: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…

>SAB-O-Life pages by SAB-Joe:
-Page 1: www.deviantart.com/view/209097…;
-Page 2: www.deviantart.com/view/217167…;
-Page 3: www.deviantart.com/view/219042…

Pictures of SAB-CA's "Tokidoki Journal" full color comic work available upon request.


<+Comission Guidelines and Details------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Generally 8.5 By 11 as Max, but special request can be considered.
----Price: (Characters) Pen and Ink/Pencil Sketchwork for $10!
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Price could flux depending on complexity of project.
--Want Photoshop colors? Discuss on a project-to-project basis.
--"Adult Oriented" works of a lewd nature will not be accepted. Sorry, just not what I do! Violence issues will be delt with on a case-by-case basis.


<+Special! "Make me in Manga!" ----------------------------------------------+>

----Size: Around 5in by 10in. Single Page work.
----Price: $15 Black and White, $25 in color
----Pay arrangement: Half at acceptance of project, half at completion.
----Pay Options: Paypal preferred (Available soon!) Check and money order OK!

--Output Options: Digital file (sent Via Email) or Cardstock, High-quality Print ($5 extra to cover print and Shipping/handling by mail)

<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! You can either contact us by Sending Notes on DA, or emailing us at (thestudio@sabworks.com). We look foward to hearing from you, and producing the artwork you demand!
<+Now----------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

----Playing: Spikeout: Battle Street (Gooo Sega!) LOTH 3rd Age.
----Watching: Scrapped Princess DVD 1. Over and over... (need DVDs!)
----Thinking: About the next picture...!
----Wanting: Paying art comissions!! This doesn't change!
----Drawing: Whatever you request for 400 Hit celebration! See Below!
----Friends: Too Lazy to list them all!!

<+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+>

Thanks for 400+, everyone! (300 Too!!) I greedily want more... so now I get to entice you to lead people to my art, by giving you stuff! Does it work for you? lol.

Tell me what you'd like to see as 300th and 400th Hit Celebration Pics! Give a suggestion for each! Whichever idea gets the most support, or sounds the coolest/most challenging to me, is what I'll end up doing! So Suggest away! I'm keeping this open till I get decent suggestions!

Now for the small list of Exceptions:

Please no Yaoi, Yuri, Shonen-Ai/Shojo-AI, or Hentai suggestions!
----
Fanart suggestions are ok (expecially if I LIKE the series!) but something original is preferred (since I like the freedom of free char design!)
Ok, this is my latest Deviation-In Progress: www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…

I plan to make a "fanart" outta my own characters dressing up as SNK characters, starting with this one:)

2 of the other girls can be found here:

Kaida: www.deviantart.com/view/199466… www.deviantart.com/view/199469…

Josie: www.deviantart.com/view/199421… (she's in the back, the one in front is the same as the girl in the first link)

So, I was wondering, what SNK characters should I dress them up as? The other girls aren't completly perfected, so they're gonna be a bit diffrent, but these pics give ya a good idea of the personality they have :XD:

I was thinking of having Josie dress up as King ("Art of Fighting" and "King of Fighters") and having Kaida dress up as maybe Mai (everyone has to do a Mai fanart, right?) or perhaps Kasumi (Daughter to Todo from the "art of Fighting" series, I think she was in the 2nd or 3rd AoF. Also King of Fighters).

Anywho, give me your ideas ^_^
<Now--------------------------------------------------------------->
--------------------------------------------------------------------
    Playing: Suikoden IV (I really am a nut for characters!)
    Watching: Err... whatever comes on AdultSwim? I need
       new DVDs...
    Thinking: About Style!
    Wanting: Paying art comissions!!
    Drawing: SD characters for my www.sabworks.com
       site redesign!
Friends: :iconsab-joe: :icondeathretsu:
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<+--------------------------------+------------------------------+>

  Hmm, well, it's been a few days since I've been here to DA.
I caught the 100th pageview, but I haven't completed a "Sank
yew!" (Err, "Thank You!") picture for the even yet. I need to
get on that!

  Even after all this time, I still feel like a DA newbie, lol. Save
for emotions, I've not taken to learning any of the random code
for things like links and whatnot yet. Hmm...

  ANYWHO! Onto the topic of my Thoughts! While watching Adult
Swim, I started to admire how vastly diffrent their current batch
of shows are. Though none of them have gripped me in the
same was a Full Metal Alchemist, I'm starting to enjoy them
more and more.

  (Bah, all this mention of AS makes me feel like an "Anime fan
by convenience" person! I really do watch more than AS!)

  So, here's he big question of this Journal entry!

------------------------- The Big Question! ---------------------------
Which Anime/Cartoon Shows have your top 3 favorite styles,
and what draws you to those styles?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

My Current Fav styles, for Anime/Cartoons:
  
  FMA: Perfect balance of realism and cartoony emotion! To
      have characters like granny Penako exist in a world with
      characters like Scar... true skills!
  
  Samurai Champloo: There is just an art about this show...  
      ahh! Colors + world together are quite immersive.
  
  Teen Titans: U.S. grown roots that tap into the anime style  
      sensibilities better than any other U.S. show I've seen. So, I
      find what they're doing quite inspiring, as an anime-inspired
      artist myself.

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  I could list so many others, but my list would never end if I
didn't cut off there :XD: And now, I had the floor over to you!
What are some of your favs, my friends?
2 more days till I've spent a week here. I'm glad to have 90-some odd page views, I have to think of a "Thanks, 100 Hits!" picture, now!

I'd like to thank everyone that's visited me, and that's fav'd and watched me at this point! Thanks for helping me start my footprint in the sands of DeviantArt!

To all the artist I've looked at, Your art has inspired and influenced me in diffrent ways, and I thank ya for it! I try to appreciate and give a good amount of thought to the works I see, and I hope it's appreciated by some out there!

:wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:
Looking through all the various artist on this site, you can really get an appreciation for how varied artwork is:) Multiple people can do nearly the same thing, and it comes out completly diffrent: And reguardless of how "normal" a pose may be, everyone puts there own swing into their own works, and makes it original. It's fun to see!

I've been noticing lots of mentions of art trades, I have to say, I'd be open to the idea:) It's fun working with otherc characters and artwork.

It's just 2:30 pm here, but I'm already feeling kinda under the weather... waking up at 4am will do that too ya, eh?

Ahh well... Sayos for now!
C'mon, Pageviews! -wave- I did a few commentaries yesterday, (29th), I hope they where all well recieved! I like critiques with "meat" in em, so those are what I give :w00t:. Tis what I desire too, so critique away on my works! I appreciate useful criticism!

And so, today... what do I do... hmm. Emenemsbis enjoys my "NINJA" picture, so I think I might make another picture in that style soon (See if I can squeeze it in today:) ) I hope to see a lot of awesome artist I haven't had the chance to recogniz yet, too; On the constant lookout for new favorites!

Don't be afraid to drop me a link, heck, I encourage ya too! We're all artist, of one type or another here, And aren't artist the coolest class of people in this universe? (Ha, Jocks, Cheerleaders!? Distant seconds and 3rds! Bwa ha!)

Reguardless of what troubles may brew, I remain:

SAB-CA!