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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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DTJB Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats man! :w00t: I always look forward to what you have to offer.
LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
You deserved every single pageview you have, Omar. Your work is truly amazing and inspiring. I wish all the best to your work, your personal artwork, and your family :)
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your support over the years, you always have something nice to say!
LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
No problem at all, Omar :)
Sorry for the late reply.
ZEPH-RAH84 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I appreciate what you said and your welcome... seriouslly.
chibiwolf7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Nice speech with a lot of feeling. Congratulations on 1,000,000 hits!
626elemental Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
You are inspiring with your talent, humility, and faith. Do what you love, and we'll love to see it :)
WinilixuS Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Congratulations Omar! :party::boogie::la:
WhiteFox89 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
:clap:CONGRATULATIONS:clap: I am so happy for you!=D your work is totally beyond AWSOME!
yggdrasil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratz Omar!!!

Do not worry too much about the commercial entity and your art. Jim Lee or Marc Silvestri didn't get to draw their own art until after that and nobody think less of them for that.

Also You didn't get to a million hit just with your commercial artwork. I especially love all the legos you posted, all the random car you drew. Saying that only your commercial art got you there would be a lie heck, when i started to watch you I didn't even know you were pro. All those posts explaining Muslim traditions and holidays were priceless. I'm sure everyone watching you would tell you the same.

You are very critical or yourself and even though i believe you are often too hard on yourself I also believe that you wouldn't be half as good if you weren't. I Can distinguish your works between tons of others because you put such effort and soul in your works. That is your work, the great one gave you the talent but only you are in control of what you do with it and youre doing awesome ;)

BTW, My favorite work from you on this site is still your pixelated avatar.

May we both live long enough to see your ten millions hit.
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