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Journal Entry: Tue May 4, 2010, 9:56 AM
You know, it seems all of a sudden I am getting hit with notes asking about commissions/work offers so let me clarify so that we're  all on the same page...




Context of art:

Firstly I won't draw these things for my own reasons which are not open to debate:

Yaoi / Yuri / Smut / Soft Pr0n / Nudity
Marvel / DC / American Comics / Disney
Original Characters for your story
Portraits of your Girlfriend / kid / goldfish / etc

What I will draw for you:

Capcom characters and some other Anime/Manga/Game characters at my discretion. Maybe even 5C stuff too one day...


Where/When:

90% of the time, I will only do commissions at conventions. I have a very tight scheduel with my family and work both already competing for time. It's not about money, there are only so many hours in a day.

If later on, time opens up, I will open up for commissions. I also give extras as well with my commissions, but they're surprises! I draw on real paper, you remember that stuff? So you get the original art too as well as high res colour file if applicable.


Covers and pro work:

I am exclusive with UDON, and I don't accept any contract outside of UDON so please feel free to contact them. I also don't work without advance pay, too many crooks ruin it for everyone.

I don't play that "you get XX% when money comes in" stuff either.


Collabs:

It's not something I do.


Generally:

Commissions to me are things that only occur at conventions, I have kept that policy for years and it works for me. Though if you peruse my gallery you will find other people who have got online commissions from me.

Here's one of the better examples:

KOS MOS Coloured by Omar-Dogan

Thing is that if I like the subject matter or feel confident I can deliver, i do it and enjoy it. The end result is that the product looks convincing and genuine. You ask me for marvel stuff or things listed above in the 'won't draw' list, then it will not be fun.

You can like what you want, and its up to you, but there is nothing that compels me to draw anything just to make a buck or two.(Did that rhyme?)

Sure someone can say "Oh well, you could  make tons of cash, or if you're a real artist you would draw different things etc" That might be your opinion, but like I said it's not about money and I don't have anything I've got to prove to anyone.

Regardless, I do very much appreciate your patronage! When you come and see me at a con I make very very sure to give you the best and most ardent effort I can. I'm sorry if i won't draw your vision or fancy and i am pretty sure you'll find  plenty on dA to fulfill your desires.

You guys will be the first to know if I open for commissions so worry you not! Till then, sit back and enjoy the show.


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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hierojux Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I assume the announcement of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 changes nothing. True?
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h2orowe Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
It's cool to see someone standing firm in their beliefs and morals while still being respectful about it. Although, I do have to admit I'm a bit bummed about not being able to commission you to draw my goldfish. He's a big fan of your work.

Are you going to Anime Expo this year? If so, and if I manage to have not spent all my money on Panda Express, I think I will commission you. Either that or at least buy one of the UDON books and have it autographed by you and any other artists at the booths.
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Navarre Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I understand why you won't do Original Characters, but I have a related question. Will you do art for an Original Setting? Like say, if you got information on the setting (world lore, races, etc), would you be willing to do a commission where you drew a character based on the setting.

I'm getting confusing I think, so I'll clarify a little bit. You would come up with your own ideas for the character design, personality, etc etc, using the Original Setting as the source material.

I'm just curious if that would be something you'd be willing to consider.
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cottonwings Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hhahah now I felt jealous for my dA sister :iconjaya-sama: (you used to draw her character Nikita before) XDD But I respect your opinion regarding this issue. :meow: You have your reasons to do so.
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luigipanda Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I want... ^^' forget it, I can't pay it XD... "A portraits of a Girlfriend" that's for kill somebody lol
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Vagabond142 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I know that for many years to come, whenever I am even within sniffing distance of a con where Omar is, I am going to go screaming to the UDON booth to commission him. I had him do a lovely Chun Li for me this year at Calgary Comic Con, and I remember when I picked it up that Zub was telling me how much even he liked the art, it was such a unique piece.

For those that do not know, I challenged Omar to stay within the auspices of Chun Li (fiesty lil fighter, etc), but draw her in formalwear, ie for a night at the opera or at the theater, etc. What he drew is amazing, and very easily worth two to three times the $100 I paid for the commission. I'm so honored to have a piece of his work done specifically for me, and he absolutely nailed what I was visualizing in my head with a simple 2 minute interview.

So yes, Omar for president! :D

That said... Omar, if you read this, those head sketches of 5C characters over the past few days (the detailed ones), how much would one of those cost at a Con?

Again, thanks for the awesome Chun Li :D
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks again man, that was a fun one to work on. The mock Louis Viton purse was my fav on it lol.
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Vagabond142 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
:lmao:

I just love all the little details you did on that picture. I mean, from a distance it's awesome, but when you get up close and look you can see the faint imprint of her fingernails through the gloves, the CL's on the purse, her bracers turned into bracelets (but still spiky!), and the expression is just so detailed and awesome :D
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nagi-as Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I wanted to ask you this for some time and this might be a good time to ask. Which is your favourite street fighter game? i assume its SF3 since u like ibuki so much :)
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
SF3 is the best and there is nothing out there that compares with the style, music , and animation in that game.
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