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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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:iconhierojux:
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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nagi-as Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice. im more of a SNK fan but i also think SF3 was a great 2d fighter :)
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hypnotyk Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
i completely agree with this!!
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hypnotyk Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
they need to rerelease it, via PSN, maybe a bit of a remake so that it can fit and look right on HD screens, sadly, i don't see this happening...
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DaveSchultz Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah Omar, you are a art GOD! YAY OMAR!
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Avielsusej Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay for me. Your stuff is awesome already. Also I love your original characters and story, they seem pretty interesting. Will be looking for more!
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Espiownage Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if the commission was a Marvel VS Capcom piece? I'm just curious because I can understand DC, but since the Capcom characters already do so much with Marvel these days, that connection makes it a bit harder.
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hypnotyk Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I just want to say: Omar-Dogan, THANK you, for continuing to draw my absolute FAVORITE character: Ibuki, i would LOVE to get a commission from you BUT, i am totally satisfied with what you bring here AND with the UDON SF comics along with the SF Legends: Ibuki story arc, THANK YOU.

Also, i had the pleasure of meeting you and..i can't remember his name, but you guys were at AnimeExpo Last year at the LA Convention Center. I had asked for you to draw me an Ibuki, but you were either on lunch or on a bathroom break and your buddy drew it for me , which is great, any UDON artist doing an Ibuki commission is an honor.

If i recall, i remember we were chatting it up, and one of the dudes had to put the "angry teeth" on em so he could "be quiet" and draw lol it was a pleasure and i was so glad to have met you guys and that you guys showed what great personalities you have; far from some artists that are "cold" ya know?

Anywhoo man, i really HOPE you will be at this years ComicCon in San Diego, if you are, lol get ready man ill be targeting you for a commission ; of none other than Ibuki!!!
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ill be looking out for you, and if it was at AX, I'd say that was Long Vo who was drawing for you.

You can thank Jim for the story on Ibuki, and i am trying hard to bring it to life so to speak, yours and everyone elses appreciation is noted and encouraging to say the least.
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hypnotyk Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
YEAH that was his name Long Vo!!! i have BOTH the commission he did for me AND the signed Ibuki pic ( the one where she is sitting in like a gym shorts) in picture frames!!

And so far you are, let me explain how much so:

Right now im a bit tight on cash, ya know, it happens right, BUT, i HAD TO GET SSF4T, because everytime i see an Ibuki drawing i m like, Dammit, i got to play as her, i even dusted off my old PS2 SF3 game :) Thats the influence your art has, im pinching pennies for this week but ya know what? Itll work itself out next pay check :) (Im not broke broke, ya know, but just on a tight budget)
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MasterCharles Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I just wanted to chime in and say what an honor it was to have the KOS-MOS done by you. Being an artist myself, when I asked for the commission, I never intended to ask for anything beyond what the subject is, i.e. poses or backgrounds. That particular reason stems from wanting to see a true original work and appreciate the time it took for you to come up with the work. I personally have no problem paying what any artist asks for in a commission because its a truly original work of art and no price can be really set on it by anyone but the artist themselves.

And to Omar, through several moves and a family crisis, I have finally gotten around to getting KOS-MOS printed up and it will be framed this month. I want to thank you again for a wonderful work of art and hope I can commission you again in the future my friend.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yours was a lot of fun to work on, and you provided excellent reference lol.
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hierojux Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thanks for posting this.
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shaotemp Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't play that "you get XX% when money comes in" stuff either."....Haha LOVE IT!!!!
Your right too many crooks out there or people who are not that serious.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm not saying those ventures can't work, but man I am not going to risk it. I did that for my first job and what a disaster.

If they can't pay, you don't play, straight up.
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shaotemp Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Heh! me too back in 2000. I did 22 pages for nuthin it made me turn my back on the biz (The writers didnt even have issue 2 done yet! And I completed the first issue)...but i have returned, trying to anyway...I love to draw too much. I'm not the greatest but I won't be out worked.
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is something a bit refreshing to see... most folks don't have such integrity. Rather, they are content to let money and/or peer pressure dictate what work they do.

...though it makes me wonder now if these guidelines apply to commissions that you take at anime conventions. I remember the piece you did for me (as well as Nate and Matt) at last year's Otakon, and I was thinking about getting something similar this year as well. If things have changed between then and now, I certainly understand, but I want to keep that in mind so I don't end up wasting your time or filling up your commission list with stuff you won't draw.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I dont know last year I just sort of took a step back and looked at what I was doing and was dissatisfied.

I mean i do understand the difference between people who genuinely want to see their character drawn and those who want to promote a product.

It's just, I want to be really really careful what i get involved in. I just don't want to jump on anything because there;s money behind it, and i felt that i was becoming like that.

I'm not saying anyones characters suck or aren;t worth my time , nothing high and mighty like that at all, but again if my heart isn;t in it i don;t think your getting your moneys worth.

Also consider i am at the UDON booth, it sort of makes sense if I am working on UDON related stuff. I know I can take stuff to the hotel to work on, but again I feel like I should promote the product we're selling. Thats my business side coming out I guess.
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your thoughts there. I recall some of this dissatisfaction in one of the panels I sat in on. I also realize that there is a huge difference between wanting to see a character drawn by a particular artist (the reason why I get commissions!) and a quest for product promotion.

I understand and respect your stance on the matter as well as the thought processes and experiences that led you to making this decision. I also respect your opinion that since you are working for UDON and thus should be working on UDON stuff.

This is why I asked my question; I have my characters and I like seeing the great work that people do with them, but at the same time I respect you as an artist and a person to make sure what I want drawn is within the realm of what you are willing to work on.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol you were at that panel in Otakon?
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. I thought it was pretty good for the most part.
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KingNot Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Why not individual's characters? Don't get me wrong, it's your art, your business, just curious.


I'm thinking of commissioning some "Pro" level work for when I re-start my web comic. Sort of as both promotion here and elsewhere and incentive for me to get back on track with it.


This isn't a plea, just an inquiry. It'll be likely middle of next year since I'm working on some music and games right now.


But in any event I love your artwork and I hope you can do a successful 5th capsule comic! I'll even promote it and buy it regardless:-)
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Any free time i have i want to put in to my own characters. Also I don;t know all the details about the OC which might conflict with my views and whatnot.

I don't want to go out of my way to promote something I don't believe in.

I have to work, there's no doubt, and SF stuff is pretty tame in comparison to many things out there. In the the end the only solution, and goal for that matter, is to work on my own thing where I have full control.

Therefore any time I get i want to spend getting closer to that goal.
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626elemental Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I am glad to see someone here who takes their personal values more seriously than making a buck.
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Ookami-Kuro Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That's what makes you respectable man. There are too many people who become slave to the almighty dollar but you're staying true to yourself. The minute you stop doing it for the love of your craft is the minute you should stop! Keep beastin' and inspiring the aspiring (Like Me)! Love that KOS-Mos too!
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dazedgumball Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
If you do open for commissions, how much do you typically sell for?
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Line art starts at 100USD/CAD for one character and goes up from there.
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dazedgumball Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thanks for the heads-up, Omar-sama!
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everage Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
going to anime north?
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Possible, but not sure. I will be arriving back from a trip to Turkey a day or two prior and am not sure what condition ill be in.

I do have a place to draw, but i don't want to promise it till Im sure...
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Ah, I hope you make it.
AN 2009 was such a bummer without any Udon people around. :(
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Je voudrais attendre ce show, mais Udon ne veut pas toujours laisser tombe l'argent pour lequel. Il y a bein de shows qui veux nous attendre, mais ces shows payer l'hotel et the le booth.

Pour quelque raison, AN ne donne pas ces goodies. Si j'achete un booth, c'est ne pas expensive, mais tous les vendeurs sont dans l'autre room. Tous les artists dois etre place dans nowhere a lautre cote du grand noir curtain. Rien de person peut les artists voir, et tous les gens fais des achats en le room de vendre avant d'entre l'area des artists.

Peut etre ces chose et layout sont differents, mais il etais comme ca le dernier fois que j'ai attendu.

Wow my french is getting bad lol.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Darn, I didn't know AN were such cheapskates with their guests. :(
They only treat Udon as yet another vendor, it seems. I guess I'll have to go to better cons if I want to get a hold of you guys. SDCC for 2010? LOL I wish.

And wow, I feel flattered that you'd go all the way and reply in french! (Isn't my english good enough? lol Just kidding) This made me remember that one time where you spoke french to me at AN (AN 2006, I believe) regarding those blue pencils you sketch with. (Great advice, by the way. I've been using those constantly ever since)
Kudos for the effort, really! Here's for a bilingual Canada! :)

Oh, one thing... you can't use "attendre" to translate "attend"... "attendre" means "to wait"...
It's hard to translate "to attend" directly, I don't think there's a french equivalent.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
What verb would you have used for attend then?
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I just sent a note about it instead of spamming your comments! ;)
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everage Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I used to commission you at cons all the time but havent in ahwile, i would love to get one done if your able
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turbosuo Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I respect your artistic integrity in that you don't want to draw characters you don't enjoy drawing. It makes sense to me as an artist. After all, if you don't have fun making a picture how can any one be expected to have fun looking at it? Something I have been curious with, when you decide to create a character of your own, do you start with a name or a back story and go from there, or a power? Or do you just throw down some lines and see where the pencil takes you?
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thoughts first, writing, sketch later generally.
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Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, that's odd, I recall you have done people's original characters before, but I guess those were special circumstance then?

Anywho, much respect for setting a standard for these things. As I've said many times before, I'd love to comission you, but I don't really have a way of getting the money across, and if I did, I'd go for it. Maybe someday I'll get lucky and visit one of the cons you're attending. : D
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah i have before but now I feel this way:

Any free time i have i want to put in to my own characters. Also I don;t know all the details about the OC which might conflict with my views and whatnot.

I don't want to go out of my way to promote something I don't believe in.

I have to work, there's no doubt, and SF stuff is pretty tame in comparison to many things out there. In the the end the only solution, and goal for that matter, is to work on my own thing where I have full control.

Therefore any time I get i want to spend getting closer to that goal.
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Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that makes sense; you're not obligated to draw what you're not interested in, and you'd rather spend your free time drawing something you are.
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