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Journal Mondays! March 30th 2015

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:18 PM

Lots of questions answered, leave yours there if you have one!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Journal Mondays! Process video!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 24, 2015, 6:24 AM

Thanks for watching guys!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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March 16 2015 journal!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 16, 2015, 9:34 PM
Just alittle sketch after work. I woke up early today and was a bit tired, but  a journal is waiting for you guys! Go here for this weeks journal and watch me render this sketch out while I answer fan's questions!

For my fans. The best fans.
Instagram:         <---Daily sketches and posts, I am very active here!
Gumroad:                <--- New tutorials weekly! Cg, marker, ink,  Buy only what you like, take a look!
Patreon :                <--- 5th Capsule 2 has begun , help me make it happen!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Weekly Journal! march 09 2015

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 9, 2015, 2:49 PM
Another Journal for you!

(I explain some very huge changes on patreon and gumroad! Just yakking about it this week, next week I won't talk about it! )

I start drawing at: 21:00

A very candid look at me NOT being a manga artist and my honest thoughts on the whole only Japanese can be mangaka! I tell you my experiences with Japan and things i have learned myself or from my Japanese relatives or coworkers in Japan. Some very serious things for you to consider if you want to live the dream of being a mangaka, a real one.

Everyone will have a different experience, this is my opinion and that's all it is, an opinion. I love Japan, and if it weren't that we have things and family keeping us here in Canada, we would move to Tokyo.

If you have any question for next week leave them below and thanks for watching!

5th Capsule :
dA :

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Gumroad and Patreon

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 8, 2015, 9:51 PM

I have started a Gumroad site and it will be populated with all sorts of tutorials in the coming weeks!

Please visit as it will be the new go to for all my stuff for a one time fee of $5 each, no pledging, no hassle! You keep the video and get PSD's if it applies!
Here are three examples, and another two huge ones on their way!


After the massive support I have received from my fans, I am glad to announce I have started the second story arc! Already 6 pages are up, and I intend to have another 8 for this month, and then 10 each month after that point!

The best part is that if you pledge to help me out  and make 5C a reality, you will get huge discounts on the tutorials! Up to 50%!

Here is a link so you can take a look!

So much work managing this, but hopefully I will be able to keep myself employed!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Free Process Video 68min!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 2, 2015, 5:53 PM
Go here to see a journal post that will have answers to fan questions and show how I render a heavy duty BG on my Capcom tribute piece!

It's 1080p!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Mostly on IG now

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 10:45 PM
If you guys want to see all sorts of new stuff, please go to my Instagram!

I will only post the larger pieces here, but day to day sketches are on IG!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Elphelt Tutorial - marker rendering! Part one

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 29, 2015, 3:35 PM

On Saturday January 31st I will post the first out of a 5 part series of process videos! If you want to collect all 5 sign up to my Patreon and you can get all five for only 5$ for you to keep in 720p over the next few weeks!

I will show you all my tricks and techniques in real time! 85% of the entire process is shown, and you will learn something! This is a hugely detailed piece of a fan favourite Elphelt from Guilty Gear!

A new 1 hour episode will be posted each week along with other goodies! Don’t miss out!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Free Video! An Art Crit!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2015, 1:14 PM
If you enjoy it, please give a thumbs up! I will be posting routine journal posts where I answer your questions every tuesday.

I will be making these videos available on my Patreon site as a bonus for those folks who pledge over $3 per post!
I will be making a few of these every month, and you will get the file as a download! Please go to my patreon to see what offers  are there!

Follow me on :
Instagram :

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Journal Jan 26 2015

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 10:23 AM
In this we look at world building and how it affects story, as well as look at some new sketches! I also mention my plans moving forward with 5th Capsule to begin in February 2015

I post almost all my new stuff on Instagram now! please go there to keep up on my new stuff!   I've posted over 20 things there not on dA!

Take care guys, I am going to try and make the next 75 pages of 5C with your help!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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How I got into comics! Journal post!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 21, 2015, 4:08 PM
Guys, I'm slowly moving away from dA and onto other sites for art stuff things. Don't miss out on it!

Follow me on :
Instagram :

If you are looking for tutorials and want to support me please go to my Patreon site for loads of stuff!

I will continue on to the second story arc 5th Capsule in February on my Patreon exclusively so don't miss out!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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V_004 Racing Minx Poster part 1 of 3 this Saturday

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 7, 2015, 7:08 PM
This Saturday January 10 2015, I will post the first part of a three part tutorial on lineart and how to clean it up in Photoshop!

In this video I spend 30 minutes on cleaning up the pencils and then spend another 30 minutes on beginning the inks! All with full commentary!

This is one of three parts! Thanks again for all your support guys! I will start writing this series very soon, and I have not forgotten 5C either ( I have 25 pages written already for that!) Join Patreon now so you can get the file when it comes available!

All three video will amount to 3 hours in total of instruction! For as little as three bucks, and the movies are yours to download and to keep!

Check it out guys! Your support on things like this will help me make Racing Minx and 5th Capsule continue!

Please go here for all the details and how it works! There are lots of special perks there too!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Friend in trouble:

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:49 PM
So one of my old time fans N8DOGG5K is in a bit of a pickle as his journal post will show. He had to have an surgery and now is faced with some heavy medical bills as he lives in the States. He asked me as nicely as possible to pass the word along.

Won't you pay him a visit and consider getting a commission from him? At the very least  just wish him well! Tell him Omar sent you!

Thanks guys!

Read more here below!

Trying to Move Forward...Hello one and all! I certainly hope that you've all been having a great time this holiday season. If you don't celebrate this time of year, then I hope that you're at least just rockin' out hard everyday.
I'm back on here today to do something I never thought I would have to do. Remember that surgery I had last month? The emergency surgery I needed in order to continue living? Well I just got a bill in today from my insurance company, and they're not covering the surgery like they said they would. I need to come up with $2,000.00 by January 21, 2015 and I simply do not have the funds right now. For anyone who knows me, I don't exactly have the highest paying job. Even though I work in health-care it isn't the most lucrative of career choices, so a sum like this is a major kick in my teeth.
Now I'm not here to e-beg all of my followers for help. What I am here to say is that my original plan of opening up commissions after the new year has been expedited substantially. All in all

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Journal DEC 29 2014

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2014, 8:51 AM
Hey guys here is an example of a weekly journal post on my Patreon site!

I give my patrons one of these every week, and it's an opportunity for you to ask me questions and see my old stuff! They're short and easy to watch and will not hog your bandwidth. They are meant to be just a quick little extra something for you guys to see things you normally wouldn't! The Journal posts will be on youtube.

Tutorials and Process Videos are 720p and you download them!

Why not check out the video below and consider becoming a patron! New videos process videos / tutorials every week! For you to keep and collect since you download them as part of the deal! I post a lot more art there now and in much higher res!

Please consider supporting me on Patreon!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Free 35 min marker tutorial for you guys!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 25, 2014, 5:45 PM
Happy Holidays to those who celebrate!

So this is a little gift for you guys and an introduction to my tutorial / work process site on Patreon!

In this video i work on an Ibuki head sketch form scratch and give you a little tour of my office and how this patreon site works .

I intend to post a video every week that will be about 30 - 45 minutes and you will be able to get the file here and download it for your own consumption. You have various options on how to pledge, but the most affordable would be the 1$ / video!

I appreciate your support, I promise to teach you guys lots of cool stuff!

All your support helps me continue working on my book 5th Capsule!

 read it here for free: 5th Capsule Arc 1 - Cover by Omar-Dogan

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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I'm 38 today!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2014, 7:51 AM
I'm 38 today! Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

This past year was a big year of change as many things I had been hoping to have come to fruition actual did. I had set many goals that i wanted to achieve and I nailed them all without exception. Thank God.

Some of my major accomplishments were:

Renovation: I renovated my condo all by myself. I did two washrooms and the kitchen floor as well. I installed toilets, sinks, a dishwasher, tile floor, lighting, baseboards, sanded, painted, and polished. The biggest hassle was once I finished the shower floor I had realized there was a problem with it, necessitating pulling the whole floor out! All my hard work destroyed, but I didn't lose heart! I redid it much better than it was and learned a bunch on top of it. I was always scared of tile work, but I conquered my fear!

5th Capsule: Years and years in the making. This was quite possibly the biggest risk I had ever taken in my life. I had saved a bunch of money from my work on Wonder Momo which allowed me to coast for a few months. In those months I was able to get a huge volume of work done on 5C. Once the money started to run out, I had to make a decision as to what to do next. There wasn't any UDON work at the time, and i can't just go and start teaching at Seneca whenever I feel like it, so I had to make it work. So I put 5C on Patreon and lived off of that for a little while longer. I think i remember saying that I wanted to have 100 pages finished by the end of this year, but I got to page 100 in September!

Moved into a house: Over the past 13 years I have lived in my condo. About 10 years ago my wife moved in, and we were fine. Then one child, and then another. I had to move my office out of the home which caused a lot of stress for me as I  have never been far away from my work. But it was also getting very cramped, we didn't have people over since it was too small and were throwing money out by renting an office for me to work to the tune of 600$/ m for a room with no windows. I don't want to get into a huge mortgage, we live off my income only. We found a nice home and have moved in! We're renting it, but I will sell the condo after many years of good service and figure out what to do next, whether it be to buy or rent some more. But for now my little daughters and wife have a home they can enjoy, and I have a place to work. Now they can see their father is not always tired and stressed! I have a garden I can mess with, I have a garage for my man cave, and I have an office with windows that's above ground!

This year coming up I have these goals:

Another 100 pages 5th Capsule, even if it's mostly BW. The colouring wiped me out totally, but I am not defeated. I will do colour pages for ever intro or splash page.

A kid's book, I have plans to make books of some of the stories I tell my daughters, but again I need money to do all these projects as they take time and effort.

Do more conventions, last year i took off to work on 5C, but I plan on going to more conventions as I will have a lot of covers to sign and new stuff I've worked on.

The biggest gift you can give me is to read 5C, it's free, all 105 pages! Just go here and you can read it and hopefully enjoy it!

5th Capsule Arc 1 - Cover by Omar-Dogan

Thanks again for all the birthday wishes!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Art Process / Tutorial Videos available now!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 26, 2014, 3:39 PM
Alright guys, I have something new for you which you have been asking for years.

The amount of time it takes to do a tutorial, the bandwidth it takes to upload it (some files well over 550MB), the sapce to host some of the files, and many other considerations usually hindered me from making them.


I have changed my Patreon over to a tutorial / process video site!

Now for a pledge of only 1USD per post, you will get not a youtube link, but an actual downloadable video for you to keep along with the full size PSD file with layers! The videos will range between 30 - 90 minutes and are 720pi. The PSD file is well over 2500pi tall/wide.

There is a video I have just posted right now! When you guys become patrons, you can suggest things you want to see and I will try to make as many videos as I can, but I need your support otherwise I will stop since I have to work.

I wasn considering making assignments, doing marker stuff, backgrounds, and just whatever I know.

Go here if you want to help me out! This money will help me continue 5th Capsule and you will get something you KEEP and can study over and over again!

Remember you can set a limit to what you pledge, and I will give advance warning as to what i will post. Most likely I will not exceed 4 posts per month until it gets popular enough. But even that, only 4 bucks for 4 downloadable videos you can keep forever plus either layerd PSDs or if it's marker stuff you get a scan!

I am planning on making an online colouring / drawing course, but for now I will make these videos for you guys since they are very affordable and accessible!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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5th Capsule in colour for you for free

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:09 PM
I have been losing sleep over 5th Capsule and its direction for the last month. I've found that the initial desire I had with this book has been missed altogether because I am catering to my fans. It's not unlike the days where I was broadcasting on BlogTV.

I found that in order to give the fans what I thought they wanted, I started to do and say things that I would never do or are totally contrary to my beliefs. 5th Capsule has become the same thing in many ways. When I have you guys pledging your money towards this project I feel compelled to give you something you will like. I hold back a lot of punches, and for this reason it is not true to its initial intent in my mind.

I think the only way I can truly do this is if it is completely free from all funding or interference altogether. You guys inspire me to do my best, and every bit of support I get makes a difference.

I have lost a lot of fame and recognition in the industry in my eyes, and many new and great artists who have a lot more free time and talent than i do are taking the spot light. I will continue to work on SF type projects and all the other stuff as it's my job, but the one thing I do not want to have happen is for 5C to turn into a job to gain popularity.

For that reason I will post everything for free, including the credit page so that all of you get the full credit you deserve. And all of you that have 5C credit towards a commission or page, I have a full record and you can claim it anytime.

To all those who helped make it happen financially, you are in my prayers and have my deepest gratitude, for those of you who are fans please continue to read it. This is the hardest I've ever tried on something, God knows the effort i put into it.

I will post all the pages , and the colour ones too, by tomorrow when I get to work.

Anything I do past this point on 5C will be on my own effort and money, maybe it will have to be BW, maybe it will take months or years, but it will remain free, and I will do as I please with the story. No fund raising, no comixology, no patreon from now on.

Thanks for your support guys, the whole thing will be posted by tomorrow, 50 pages are up already.


5th Capsule Arc 1 - Cover by Omar-Dogan

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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5th Capsule to stop.

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 8, 2014, 10:01 AM
First off I want to thank everyone who supported me either by way of readership or actually helping me on Patreon.

All of you folks who read this for free here on dA owe a massive thank you to those who actually funded it. While you read it for free, they paid to make it happen, and I'm endebted to them. They are the best.

I promised that you guys here on dA would always have it for free here and I will honour that promise. I'll let you know when I feel it's the right time to do that.

As it stands now, I have sunk so much of my own funds into this project that I cannot afford to do it anymore even with the help of my Patrons on the patreon site.

Some of you might think that I can just work 24 hours a day, and that money grows on trees, and that I don't have mouths to feed. The truth is that I didn't have much work from UDON over the last few months, I have been coasting along on what i had saved, and now I have no more.

I have to start doing commissions, doing other work, and trying to get back into a position where I can do more pages.

When I asked for help, a lot of you helped and I appreciate that.

If you'll abandon me because you'll have to wait, then take care, you'll find plenty of other stuff out there for free better than mine.

If you'll stick around, I think you will really enjoy the amount of work I poured into cleaning up the story and fixing many other errors. Currently I have only another 3 or four pages to do and then it's done. I took down all the pages I posted to eliminate confusion and stop the links that direct you to my patreon site.

I hesitate now to even mention that you can buy it in colour to support me, but if you want you can, but most of you will wait for it to be free.

 I'm hoping I can recoup some of my losses by putting it on comixology and saving up enough to actually put it in print. Also in november I willdo all my commissions that are waiting.

As for the next story arc, I will do things differently.

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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SF UDON work, Conventions, and 5c update!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 11:24 PM
Eid Mubarak to all my friends who celebrated it in the last few days!

UDON work:

Looks like I will have more work from UDON this year and will be doing a bunch of stuff! I will keep you guys posted! Mostly  back up stories for now. These small jobs here and there will help me be able to keep working on 5th Capsule.


Also I will be trying to go to more conventions like Calgary Comic Expo, maybe Dubai, SDCC, and if I can NYCC. Hopefully by that point I can have a 5th Capsule book in hand, but prints costs are a bit high for me right now to pull it off.

5th Capsule Editing Update:

As you know I stopped posting 5c both here and on Patreon because the amount of errors were bothering me. I'm happy to say after a week of intense work I'm halfway through editing 5th Capsule for it's relaunch October 28th 2014! I will have more info as we get closer to the date! The finalized story arc will have a few additional pages numbering over 100..

The dA version of the 5C first story arc will come out December 28th 2014 and be reposted in a new easy to read format. All old pages will be taken down to avoid confusion between the versions. Some o fyou wil like the edits, so of you won't, but that's the way it's going to go. The pages will be posted in a 10 x 10 per page post. All in one day if I can, and then every 28th of the month you will get 7 - 10 pages more, depending how well pledges go to keep it going.

The only way you guys get to see 5C is through their donations, otherwise it would stop completely, so big thanks to my Patrons!

If you can't wait for that and want to help me make 5th Capsule happen please visit here!

In the meanwhile I will post some SF, Momo, and other goodies I have been working on!

I've had a lot of personal drama going on which has been demanding a lot of time, so I haven't been ble to post as much as I'd like too. I will try to put up some new stuff. Keep in mind I also post stuff on my Facebook as well, things I don;t post here!

If you want, go there and take a look too!…

Take care guys!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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