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Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 6:22 AM
  • Mood: Irritated
News


What's this? Good news? In this users Journal? Who are you and what've you done with the real Tank50us!

Well, before you break out the test kits and flame throwers (The Thing video game reference), let me explain.

I think I've figured out the reason why sometimes I move like molasses on some pieces that should be simple, and lightning fast on others. A good example are these two images:
Sexy Sienna by Tank50usSienna in the Fall by Tank50us
The first, I completed in about two days, the second, took me just eight hours. They're the same character (Sienna Crower), so... why was I able to do one that was more complex, in a fraction of the time it took me to do another, that was comparatively simple?

Easy. Look at their poses.

Go through my gallery, look at how many showy poses I've done (males and females), and compare them to the that show a character yawning, fighting, or heck, any pose that isn't showing off the body a cute/sexy manor. Now, some would say "Oh, well, just draw more poses", well... that's only a PART of the problem.

The other half of this equation boils down to another, equally simple fact: I've drawn alot of the same thing over and over again. Now, there are certainly exceptions to this rule, but, compare the number of Dragon pics in my gallery, to the number of... erm... say Otter based characters. I've drawn an otter exactly TWICE. Dragons... well... you can't go more then one page without seeing one in the featured section.

So, what's all of this have to do with you guys? Well, I'm gonna start up some new adoptable characters sometime within the next week or so. These characters will be creatures that I have not drawn before. Period. They may still me mammels, reptiles, or even aquatic creatures, but, generally speaking, they'll be something I've just never done before. One limit though, they will only be creatures I can see in a museum, or zoo. What that means is that if it's not running around in the wild/in a zoo, or isn't in the fossil record, I'm not gonna be drawing it through these adoptables. Some exceptions may apply of course, especially if it's a creature that is based on another one (unicorns are based on horses for example).

Now, unlike the last time I did this, these will not be infants. Instead, they will be fully grown adults, and there will only be two to choose from: one male, one female. Poses will obviously be simplistic (and likely used a bunch of times), but, they will show off the body as much as possible.

Oh, and it gets better.

While the first round will be entirely up to me, the next round is going to be on you guys. What I will do, with each posting, is allow you guys to offer a suggestion as to what you want me to do next. IF I use your suggestion, congrats! You get an extra 5% off your next commission that you can use at any time. They are not cumulative however, so don't expect to get stupidly lucky and get a freebie by suggesting 20 critters and getting a full 100% off. If you somehow managed that, you'll get 5% off of each of your next 20 commissions.

How will I choose what's next you ask?

I'll let the Random Number Gods do it. Meaning I'm gonna need to find a Random Number Generator between now and whenever I do this. But, for the sake of atleast trying this system out... Let's open the floor to suggestions. What sort of animal, either alive today, or in the fossil record, do YOU guys want me to draw, that I haven't drawn yet?




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Want to get ahold of me? Chose one of the following, and odds are, you'll reach me.

Google Voice: 347-766-3408*
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*If I do not answer either number, assume I am busy, and cannot answer immediately. But I will call back as soon as I am able.

Commissions

Pinups
WildSpirit trade by Tank50us
Hurry Home Boys by Tank50us
Amy Myers Beach Dragon by Tank50us
Have your ladies show off what they got... but in a way that will make anyone else want a bit more....
Dragon Adoptables
Dragon Adoptables Round 1 by Tank50us

pick a Dragon when commissioning
Baby Commissions or Line Sketches
Baby Samantha by Tank50us 2D Commission Price List 2013 by Tank50us Feel them by Tank50us
headshots and portraits
Empress Zayel by Tank50us Come to Me My Mate by Tank50us

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James News
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an average person, not much to look at, and my job situation sucks (who's doesn't). But, I have an active imagination, which is step one to being a good artist in my opinion.

Current Residence: Middle of Nowhere Arkansas
Favorite genre of music: Classic Rock, Instrumental
Favorite style of art: Dragon Hybrids (that's what I call them)
Operating System: Windows 7
Personal Quote: I was born a Free American, I will LIVE a Free American, and I will DIE a Free American.
Interests

Who of my artist watchers would be interested in the cover contest? fav.me/d8bgch9 

36%
4 deviants said ME! I read the story, and I'll draw the cover!
36%
4 deviants said I'm just not interested.
18%
2 deviants said I don't read novels
9%
1 deviant said I haven't read it, but it sounds interesting.

2015 Calender Project

US Army: :iconbiocoal: Salute the Troops by Tank50us
US Navy: :iconulario: (WDFF) Claimed
US Marines: :icongeneraltate: (Commission) Claimed/paid
US Air Force: :iconcrimsonfalke: (Exchange) Claimed/Paid
German Army (Deutsches Heer): faolchu-paiseanta Claimed
German Navy (Deutsche Marine): :iconbiocoal: Claimed/Paid
German Air Force (Deustshe Luftwaffe): :iconcaninehybrid: (WDFF) Claimed/Working on sta.sh/02dcu0dqmwff
British Army: :iconheroesfanboy138: (Commission) Claimed/Paid
British Royal Navy: :iconkuuztinr: Claimed
British Royal Air Force: :iconheroesfanboy138: (Commission) RAF Recruitment poseter by Tank50us
Russian Navy (Военно-морской Флот Российской Федерации): :iconbiocoal: Claimed/Paid
Russian Army (Сухопутные войска Российской Федерации): :iconbiocoal: Claimed/Paid
Russian Air Force (Военно-воздушные cилы России): :iconjetdelta7: (Commission) Bare All For the Motherland by Tank50us

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Feb 27, 2015
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Feb 27, 2015
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dragonnetstorm:icondragonnetstorm:
Thanks for the fav.
Wed Oct 1, 2014, 7:49 AM
Red-nut:iconred-nut:
Thanks for the fave! ^ ^
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 12:04 PM
TsukiButterflah:icontsukibutterflah:
Your welcome! :) Also you can take down the journal you featured. You can still feature some of my art if you want. I would appreciate it my friend. But just if you want to. :3
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 3:16 PM
TsukiButterflah:icontsukibutterflah:
Meep! :3
Wed Sep 25, 2013, 5:11 PM
White-Wolf-Redgrave:iconwhite-wolf-redgrave:
Thank you for the watch)))
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 9:16 AM
vikstalovingsum1:iconvikstalovingsum1:
Happy Birthday for tomorrow.
Sat Sep 15, 2012, 1:41 PM
JAZZERDAWG:iconjazzerdawg:
*runs around in shout box*
Tue Apr 3, 2012, 6:26 AM
drawitout:icondrawitout:
Thank you very much for adding me to your watch list. c:
Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:59 AM
vikstalovingsum1:iconvikstalovingsum1:
thanks for watching me, also love the dragons or drakes(?) is it? :)
Tue Nov 29, 2011, 2:28 PM
Ucaliptic:iconucaliptic:
can you make a ref sheet of that evil wyvern of yours?
Wed Oct 5, 2011, 9:46 AM
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:iconjplatt17:
JPlatt17 Featured By Owner 17 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a bunch for the watch :)
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:icona-psycho-banana:
A-Psycho-Banana Featured By Owner 58 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch <:
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AKANE-ICHII-KITSUNE Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks 4 the watch <3
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Koshkio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the comment and watch!
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:icontank50us:
Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem... did you like the comment though?
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:iconkoshkio:
Koshkio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it was very cute. ^-^ She is quite fluffy. Took forever to clean around all that hair though lol
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:icontank50us:
Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I went through that a few times. My most recent case was "Beach Dracomin", with all of the little body hairs... or in "Abigal Valsing Vampire Hunter" with all of the feathers in the wings... I know thy pain XP
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch -what made you decide?
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JoeGrafix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks fo the Watch and the Fav! And the kind words. :) :eye:
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Fire-Storm-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was told by DevereM that your art was awesome.
now i can say it is really true ^^

Congrats for having such blessing
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