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September 3, 2009



1 000 000 hits!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 3, 2009, 6:10 PM
So here is the 1 000 000 mark! I just want to say that what i will put up is something that i have poured my heart and soul into and i hope you guys appreciate it. It should be within the next few days that I will be posting it so i just want to say a few things first:

1- Firstly any and all of my talent that I have is in the hands of Allah, that’s my belief, I don’t ask you to believe the same, but it wouldn’t sit right in my own heart if I didn’t say that first off. As a result I thank Him for any shred of talent I have and hope that I use it to its best capacity and improve on it throughout my lifetime.

2- You guys have really helped me improve as an artist, and though I have said it before, I will say it again: All of your comments and critiques, though sometimes they hurt (no I’m not emo)  I do take them as eagerly and serously as possible. Even if you can’t draw too well in your estimation, a mistake is a mistake on my behalf. So thank you for that.

3- The well wishing and encouragement I have received from you guys, again, is something that has pushed me forward and made me feel like someone out there actually likes my art for what it is or isn’t. Years I spent feeling I had to be something I wasn’t, and you have buried that menacing demon now for me with your kind words and compliments.

4- I have used commercial entities to gain fame and I am sure it has contributed to my success. It is my job to work on these properties, and for the most part you will find that material here. Especially Ibuki as of late heh. I have a lot more respect for people who made a million hits by their own art and characters. Right or wrong that’s how I feel about it.

5- I can’t say that from now on everything I will put up here won’t be  SF related, but as much as I am allowed to do and feel is safe I will put up my own personal work. Much neglected, much anticipated, there seems to be an opening on the horizon for my story to finally bloom and this is the thing I will share with you soon.

I think at the end of the day I have no guarantee as to how long I will live, and if I have a chance I would rather have died trying to do my own thing than to have just let be buried with me in my grave. I have to put food on the table for my wife and kid, and those priorities are first because I am not a rich person in that way, but where I can I do work on this hoping one day to release it.

So even if this is the only thing I do put up of my story, at least I tried and I hope Allah accepts all my effort.



I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, seriously, strongs words. I guess hard work does pay off.

I will try hard not to dissappoint! And I was just thinking I need to come up with a new avatar ...
BOCKSCAR Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I'm sure God/Allah would approve of your steadfast dedication to your work and to you're family. He will surely bless you on both.

Congratulation on your 1 Mil. hits.:)
Anguiad Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Congrats Omar!

scrotumnose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That was incredibly well said, man.

Even if you attribute your success and fame to SF or whatever other commercial properties you draw to put food on the table, I don't think anyone can ignore the fact that you're a pretty badass artist - personally, I feel like you could have been drawing ANYthing to get you where you are now. I feel like there are definitely people on deviantart that have an abnormally large amount of prestige due to drama, community or simply one-hit-bandwagon-wonders (i feel like i fall into the bandwagon category), but I've never felt that you were padded in any way.

You didn't hadouken your way through the 1Mil mark, you arted through it! Cheers to that, fo sho.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, big up.

I will really try to keep it real and put food on the table! I need a new pixel ID though,,,
eyetypher Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wa Alaikum Salaam...
whitechariot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skatoonist Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Congratulations OMAR, I'm proud I'v subscribed to you ( a week ago no less) just in time to see deviant art history!
Deikin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Congratulations Omar.

Your talent is undeniable. You should never feel shame for using it to earn a living. In fact, being able to should be one of the highest compliments you can receive; especially for such a high-profile franchise as Street Fighter. I'm a massive fan of the Darkstalkers characters, and if you were not employed or commissioned to do work on this franchise as well, then perhaps I'd never have found some of my favourite pictures of them.

Keep up the exceptional work, ignore the bad comments, as they are vastly outweighed by the good, and draw more Felicia! :drool:

robokop Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Big congrats! :party: :airborne: :party:
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