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September 3, 2009


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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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TatsujinEdge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Congrats my friend. You have definitely earned it, your god given talent speaks for itself :nod: Here's to the many more to come :D
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
My congratulations to you, Omar :)
PhilWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist

And I gotta say, of all the posters I have in my room, your Ibuki one's the only one I felt needed to be framed, whereas the others are in poster tubes...yeah it sounds kinda like I'm kissing up, but you did get me interested in Ibuki, before, I kinda looked at her as "that fun ninja chick from SFIII", but your drawings have so much expression to them, it's a little hard not to get swept away by the character you portray in your work...even your anatomy practice has character! :boing:

Though, it seems like the other day I remember Alvin Lee saying, "Check out Omar's page! He just made it!" and poof, now you're at 1 mil for pageviews.

Though, I do look forward to the idea of more of you doin' your own thing, since I think you're probably one of the few that has me interested in cars other than a means of point A to point B.

But yeah, I didn't really get a chance to say that at Comic-Con, as much as I'd like to, my brain seems to shut down in I figured I'd get all the love out in one go. :P
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heh, well i try to show up every year, so I'll be there. Thanks for your support over the years!
PhilWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I'm going to do my best to get there for 2010, but dunno if that will work out...gonna try, still gotta commission you for a sketch or somethin'.

Hey, no problem, you're a respectable artist in every sense of that title.
CinsaTalXenoMaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
8D wow, congrats!
kabuto-gouki Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are awesome! i´m from argentina (wishing to one day i may become a artist like you and work with marvel, dc and udon) and even when nobody here publish the awesome udon stuff, i managed to get a copy of street fighter legends sakura and i love it, i hope i can get my hands on the chun-li one!.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I am starting a new one right now that will be out next year, but thanks for the support!
RainbowShark Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Congratulations! :hug:
Lavah Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
u're a really good artist, congratulations for the million hits and i really hope u continue being as succesfull as you are :hug:
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