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I am an artist that loves to draw characters I like simply like and a self proclaimed character designer. Aside from art I like nerding out with people, playing video games like JRPG games and fighting games. I generally work in an anime/manga style and will mess with other styles every so often. I don't bite so leave a comment of any kind, love hate critique and etc are all welcomed. :'D Please do not be afraid to commission me or ask questions about it, I welcome my services to anyone~

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Ok so most of you have noticed my uploads have been very slow as of late, partially cause I haven't been motivated to do art for my sake but I have been practicing stuff on a regular basis. Anyways, I was struck by an idea, some time back I did some character redesigns and such and I figure it might be a good place for me to to satisfy the need to do both original and fan art. So if you guys have any characters you would like to see be reinterpreted by me leave some suggestions, I also want to emphasize that this is not free requests so some of them may or may not be redesigned. 
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Reading: random articles
  • Watching: Gundam Build Fighters Try Magi
  • Playing: Heroes of the Storm
  • Eating: random stuff
  • Drinking: water

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Ok so most of you have noticed my uploads have been very slow as of late, partially cause I haven't been motivated to do art for my sake but I have been practicing stuff on a regular basis. Anyways, I was struck by an idea, some time back I did some character redesigns and such and I figure it might be a good place for me to to satisfy the need to do both original and fan art. So if you guys have any characters you would like to see be reinterpreted by me leave some suggestions, I also want to emphasize that this is not free requests so some of them may or may not be redesigned. 
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Reading: random articles
  • Watching: Gundam Build Fighters Try Magi
  • Playing: Heroes of the Storm
  • Eating: random stuff
  • Drinking: water
Sleeping Beauty logo mock up by aznswordmaster1
Sleeping Beauty logo mock up
I made this for a contest ran by a deviantart friend, journal link here, evangeline40003.deviantart.com…

So the theme was Grimm Fairy tales, I did a personality quiz to figure out what to do, I got sleeping beauty. I was short on time cause I had a busy month, so I made something really quick last night, inspired by the logos in Final Fantasy games I decided to make something inspired by the old logo for FF15 in particular back when it was called Final Fantasy versus 13, I tried making it look like she was in a dream or something like that but I dunno how well that worked out cause I normally don't do stuff like this, would of done an illustration but maybe another time. Still had fun with this.
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Mylea commission by aznswordmaster1
Mylea commission
I was commissioned by KurtReonis to work on his original character.

The hand was probably the most challenging part of this commission, well least that's something I can work on.
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Ok I'm a little sick of this and I want to clarify this for the sake of others who want to make money with their art if you take the time to read this.

First off when you ask an artist to do free art, you are asking them to take a portion of their own personal time to make you something. Even if it was something that would take 5 minutes, that's 5 minutes could be used to do something that would benefit the artist.

Now I'm also not saying I'm against doing free art 100%, cause I see the uses of it in things like making a gift for someone or it could be a donation towards something. Now when I say gift, this is generally with people I know on a personal level, or it might be something I throw in with a frequent commissioner as my way of saying thanks for commissioning me instead of another artist.
Personally for me, I like spending time with kids, some kids like watching me draw and ask me to do things like "draw Sponge bob" something like that I'll do because they just want to see draw and I'm already taking the time to spend time with them. Now if one of them wanted me to make some really impressive Sponge bob art that had Sponge bob go jelly fishing in bikini bottom, no I will not do that.

Second, it's an insult to the artist saying that they aren't worth paying to do art for. Artist that want to make a living or money off of their work spend lots of hours practice their craft, you may do things like watching YouTube vids, playing vid games or maybe hanging out with people in that same amount of time. 

Now it sounds pretty cutthroat when I put it as "they aren't worth paying" cause that's what it sounds like to some artist that want to make money off their art, when you ask for a request, you are basically saying that their time isn't precious and its ok for you to spend the same amount of time indulging on other things you want to do with that time. Now maybe its different, maybe you like their art so you ask them to do a request for you. It comes back to this point, you aren't paying them, so what benefit does the artist gain from you simply saying "thank you" at the end of it? There's that saying "a picture is worth a thousand words", doesn't sound like a fair trade to me to trade two words for a thousand words if you want to look at it like that.  

If I had to put it in another perspective, imagine you work at a place like Target, you have been contracted to work as a cashier for about two weeks, in those two weeks while you are working you are also looking for another job to take while working as a cashier cause you know you won't have an income in two weeks, for a lot of artist that's basically what it looks like, trying to get another commission while working on other commissions or practicing their craft, on top of that you are asking for free art while some are very much neck deep in the amount of work that needs to be done.

I'm not talking about myself when I wrote all this, cause truth is way to many people take for granted that artist spend time to better themselves and forget that an artist's time is as valuable as anyone else's time. In fact I'm probably the worst person to use as a model for the examples I've used, I'm talking about those artist that bleed and breathe art 24/7, or artist that really want to make some money on their art and take it seriously. I take being an artist seriously and I don't like using my time for a stranger unless their in an intensive to do so, sounds greedy to some but, time is money, and money is an essential evil we use in our daily lives.

  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Reading: random articles
  • Watching: Gundam Build Fighters Try Home Tutor Reborn
  • Playing: Heroes of the Storm
  • Eating: random stuff
  • Drinking: water

Critiques

Wolverine Needs a Drink by shiphfwd

The artist has a great sense of anatomy that is very well applied to this piece, the use of what it appears to be markers looks great i...

Forest Spirit by NezuPanda

Wow this a great piece overall, really like the usage of color to create the tone set for this piece. giving the fox like creature in t...

Origin of Freedom by lukaspascal

I really like the tone and impact this piece has. It's a great self portrait where you can feel a sort of tender moment with this white...

How about salad for once? ACEO 070 by SomedaySakuhin

After reading the artist's comments on this work, I wasn't quite getting the feel nor impact that the artist wanted to portray. The com...

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:iconevangeline40003:
evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student
Thank you so much for the watch!!
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:iconaznswordmaster1:
aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Well it was part of the give a watch get a watch, otherwise I wouldn't of found you~
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:iconcatazarch:
catazarch Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
hello ^^ found you on GiveAWatchGetAWatch and watched you :3
watchback? :la:
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:iconaznswordmaster1:
aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure~
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:iconthewolfbunny:
TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Open for requests?
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:iconaznswordmaster1:
aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes I am, how can I help you?
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:iconthewolfbunny:
TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
For fun, can you draw the following sequences with Zero Suit Samus in this hairstyle and these clothes? This design of ZSS is so pretty:
www.metroid-database.com/m4/mf…
www.metroid-database.com/m4/mf…
www.metroid-database.com/m4/mf…

The sequences are:
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Samus replaces the boy drawing the yellow kitten)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Samus replaces the girl with two straws)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Samus replaces the girl doodling with two markers)
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aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I can do all that, the pricing is gonna be pretty steep for what I charge and I also offer 3 different styles. Here are my wages. aznswordmaster1.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Info-Revised-8-8-slots-open-489964895
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
:iconballoonplz: Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconballoonplz: :D (Big Grin)
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aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Little late for me to reply to this comment but thanks~
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