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2013 Notes / Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:09 PM
2013 some things that I've noted about :



The Real Pros:

I have met some of the best artists in my industry and by and large they were humble and well adjusted people. These folks are the types who are approachable and don't spend time basting in their own glory, and can be spoken to like humans and not pompous self inflated stars.


Unprofessional Pros:

You pros who look down on people just because you think you have a talent that happens to be praiseworthy in this century, keep in mind you still meet death like all of us, you still walk the planet with waste within you like all of us, you can have your talent taken from you in one quick accident. Here but by God's Grace, your talent is not guaranteed for tomorrow, neither is your life nor health, so show some humility, it all can be taken from you in heartbeat. You're an entertainer, and everyone's equally important whether a baker or accountant since we all contribute to society. Having status is a test to show if you're going to be a complete A-hole or humble and thankful.


Self Titled People:

If you're an artist, colourist, writer, or whatever worth mention, people will know about it even without a fancy website, blog, etc. There is no need for you to attempt to lord it over people. Every time you bellow about your accomplishments you make yourself look conceited, self satisfied, and insecure. Get over yourself, your title will come from what others say and means nothing when you brand and elevate yourself. Actions speak louder than words, so shut it and let the work talk.


The Foolish Professor:

Any professor that is too busy praising themselves and their supposed teaching skill is not even fit to be called a student. This is so because at least the student tries to learn and knows they need to learn. A true professor, like a martial arts sensei, should be able to train and spar with his students, accept defeat and deal it, and also continue learning. If you glory in your post as a professor, you've missed the whole point of your responsibility and are an ill placed leader not worth the title.


Children:

Increasingly, I am convinced that the best thing you can offer to the world is well raised children. None of your accomplishments in your job or life will be equal to this, and only a parent would be able to understand. In fact, the amount of patience, caring, selflessness especially cannot be reproduced except by having your own children. Caring for other children counts, but you cannot leave your own child and go home and that's the difference. Remember this when you have children and you will see that you only fully become an adult when you have a child that you are 100% responsible for. Before that you are just busying yourself with yourself, your life goals, and maybe your loved one. A child kicks you and your mate firmly out of priority as they have the right to be raised as best as you can raise them.  


Fantasy:

Everything from games to movies are here to keep you a child as long as possible and cater to your lusts, desire, and immaturity. Stop watching them so much, and make your own entertainment. We stopped TV  last spring and it was the best thing we did. It doesn't mean not to watch and have frivolity and entertainment, but similarly if you eat dessert all the time you become fat, sick, and slow. People say they watch it for inspiration, but diversify your inputs. Go for a walk and use your eyes, the world is full of entertainment.


DYI:

Whether your male of female, learn how to fix things. I started this year to stop being such a chicken and do it myself. The fact is that will Youtube, you can learn so many things, and if you take your time you will do simple jobs much better and with much more care than hired help. You keep all the tools you have to buy, save a boat load on labour, and learn something. I wish I would have done it earlier.


Labels:

Many people would call me an artist and i take that appellage only because it best explains my career. But I also am a father, which I take very seriously, I study geography, languages, botany, meteorology, astronomy, cars, and many other things. Try to learn other things and be as diverse a human as you can be. If you only focus on one thing you will get stuck in a comfort zone and become myopic.


The Mother:

This is the most underrated role/career that has the most effect on society as a whole. Many problems can be traced back to this. Placing your kid in front of a TV is not parenting, and as much as possible, especially the first few years, your child needs the mother the most. It is not a role that can be done in the same way by anyone other than her, and it will have an effect. 2 parents working to survive is one thing, but when you have a choice to stay with your child and you don't so you can drive a nicer car, you're gambling with your children. Take away the beauty and dignity of the mother and watch the community go to straight to the gutter.


Freedom:

There's a lot of misunderstanding in this word: You doing whatever your heart desires is not freedom, it's slavery to yourself. That's called vice. Mastery over your weaknesses, desires, and covetousness is true freedom, and how you really become successful.


I had a few other things in mind, but I'll leave it at that. I'm entitled to my views, and you can take them or leave them as it is, I won't enter into debate.



5th Capsule

I'm going to go ahead with 5C without any care at all if it sells well, but I will need help to do so. I am going to continue the pages here on dA till about 42, and then move it to patreon. There I will have incentives and other things that ic an reward my viewers with! I will do further edits and fixes before reposting the entire 45 pages there in one go. They will always be free, 2 comics worth! After that, i will need some help to keep it going, but the installment will be 8 - 10 pages chapters per month. Once I reach 200 pages i will do a hardcopy book. I might do some pages in colour, but mostly it will stay BW.

Go here to read it from the beginning!

omar-dogan.deviantart.com/art/…


Your Comments:

I appreciate your comments, and i am taking note of all the critiques you give as well! There seem to be about 150 - 200 people reading 5C on average which is great!


So i wish you guys the best in 2014, I will let you know which cons if any I am attending!


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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DivineWhirlwind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student
I don't know if you ever considered it but i'd love to listen to you doing podcasts like this, you seem like the kind of guy I could learn a lot from.

And I love your new comic, particularly that at the end of each page I'm left wanting more, and your characters are instantly likable. You've got a gift!
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courglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
On the "the mother" section, it's a really tough thing to talk about because I agree with you on principle, but the statistics show that missing a father figure in any way (whether he isn't present physically or mentally, the parents divorced, etc.) a child is 70% more likely to get into all kinds of trouble, ranging through all forms of delinquency and mischief.

As for the labels section, I disagree with you entirely. While I do think it's always a good idea to try and find new ways to reinvent yourself, the fact is, sometimes people are only good at one thing, and that's just the way it is. I think on fair grounds that some people have it in them to be great all around artists, and others have a greatness in a specific style, trade or form, and the attitude that diversity is the only way to go is misleading and for some frustrating when some people simply excel amazingly at one thing, while they struggle indefinitely at another. If everyone was a Swiss army knife (the one with like a thousand different tools) then there would be no one to be the wrench, or the flat head, or the saw. And while a Swiss army knife can in fact do many things, you should always use the right tool for the right job, and anyone handy with tools knows this.

As for the fantasy section, people watching is loads more fun than TV, and I think I stopped watching TV when I was like, man, how long has it been now? Since I was 16 I think...

I think you're going for some kind of Tao feel, but I think it's all, jubblated. Freedom in the most simplest context is doing what you want, therein also providing for yourself what you need. True freedom is not abiding by anyone's laws but your own, and no one on earth has this UNLESS they live in the middle of nowhere, where the only law is survival of the fittest.

As for the rest, I think you're a solid guy with a solid grasp on the world your immersed in and I feel like you've dealt with some serious pricks over the last year doing what you do. If I know anything about Karma, they'll get theirs, and everything will be in it's right place. As for everything I said, I welcome you to discuss, but you can just take it or leave it also.
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Meeowy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for sharing these notes and happy new years :D
Your style is so captivating and I get excited every time I see you post something as it really stands out :3
I cannot express how much your inspiration is such a grand motivation to strive better in my own art walk 
may you have many blessing this year
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Teakster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wish all the best for 2014
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Well said good sir.
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ChristianPrime1-Bot Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year then.
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Zantetsuken15 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
happy new year omar

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Brianotaku2296 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy new year and thank you for your words of wisdom. They are the signs of a great person. :-)
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Humble words from someone so talented.
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