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Hai guys! 

The month of June is over, thus ending a whole lotta art projects I had to complete.  The Shard costume is done (pictures will be uploaded soon as well as photos from the Sonic convention), the dragon mural is done (which should be in my gallery), and the program for Chinese Culture Camp 2014 is complete (sketches from this year and last year will be uploaded)!

I will probably be on and off deviantart for the remainder of the summer.  The rest of summer won't nearly be as busy as June, however, I still have some art projects to complete as well as life stuffs.  But among those art projects will be some things I'll try to complete before school starts up for me:
    - Next batch of background characters (I have plenty of characters for the background for now.  So after this next batch I won't do another one for a while).
    - Finish the pose/reference tutorial
    - Finish incomplete Sermon Notes



One more thing I want to discuss before closing this journal, SatBK: Chaotix.  Don't worry, this series will not be canceled.  Though it is taking me a lot longer to complete pages than I realized.  The more I practice and experiment with different mediums of art, the more I realize my limitations as an artist.  People I know say I have a lot of skills as an artist, but I can't do everything.  I have a lot of difficulty coloring in pages (especially the backgrounds) and being the editor (making sure the story makes sense and is grammatically correct).  So, I'm guess what I'm trying to say is: I need help with the series.  I've hesitated to ask for help for any of my series because I thought I could do everything myself.  I probably could do everything myself, if I had the time.  But that's the major issue: time.

From my previous journals and deviations you guys know I've become quite busy lately.  It's both a good thing and a bad thing.  It's good because I'm both getting recognition as an artist and getting paid to do what I love.  It's bad because it takes away time to complete more of my comic series.  It drives me crazy too because I'm doing what I love for my career and not doing what I want to do at the same time.  It's kinda bitter sweet.  I don't want to stop any of my series because of the amount of work put into them, and I don't want to disappoint you guys.  You guys who have been supportive of me throughout all my excuses and randomness.

So, I've come to a conclusion.  If SatBK: Chaotix can be updated on a timely manner, and not interfere with my career and life, I will need to recruit help.  As I said before I've hesitated to ask for help because I don't want to sound pushy.  I'm sure everyone else is just as busy or busier than I am, so it would be inconvenient for them to help.  Maybe another reason I'm hesitant to ask for help is because I want the entire look of the comic to be professional.  If the entire comic were to be done completely by myself it would look exactly like I want it too, but it would be uploaded at a snails pace.

I'm indecisive presently, so I ask you guys: would you prefer the series to be updated faster (recruit help), or wait for the sake of quality (not recruit help)?

Another thing for SatBK: Chaotix: I really don't like how the 1st page came out (in terms of the layout).  The perspective is a bit wonkey since there's elements and things that don't fit quite right.  So I'm thinking of redoing the 1st page, and splitting it into two pages.  That way more background characters will be shown, more of the setting will be shown, and the overall flow of the comic will look MOAR professional.



That's all I got for this journal.  Thanks for reading!
And if you're a new watcher, welcome aboard!  Just be prepared, it get's crazy here sometimes.  :iconlarollplz:

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Don't commission anything yet!  I should have details finalized for commissioning sometime during the summer. 

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Xaolin26
Life is busy . . . BLEURGH!
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Greetings!
Welcome to my page. Thank you for taking the time to read this. And if you’re a new watcher, welcome aboard! :la:

I’m an aspiring artist who’s trying to make a name for herself in the world of art. I specialize in creating comics, action in comics, concept sketches, special effects in Photoshop, sculptures, costuming, and much more. I’m nowhere near perfect, but I’m still improving my skills as an artist.

I’m also Christian and proud of it! Don’t let that discourage you though, I’m a friend to everyone and I don’t judge others for what they believe in. :hug:

If you ever need a friend or someone to talk to I’m here for ya!

Feel free to look through my gallery and give me pointers on how to improve my skills. :meow:




There’s a lot of projects I’m participating in.

Currently I’m collaborating with:
Sonic Revolution to advertise for the group
Sonic Redesigned to make a fangame
Saphfire321 to turn her fancomic into a comic drama
AMTdootlas to create comic pages for his Sonic Universe series
The Champion fancomic with my sister

My own independent projects include:
TRACER! The Animatic (comic and comic drama)
SatBK: Chaotix (fancomic)
Finishing my Shard costume before the Sonic Revolution convention this June

Future projects I want to start:
Tutorials for comics, costuming, etc.?
TRACER original series

As you can see I have a lot on my plate. So I’m pretty busy most of the time. However, I still try to stay connected to everyone here, and even if I don’t respond to comments right away I always read them. :)
Updates may be slow, but I’m always working on artwork to upload into my gallery. :D


Check out my Youtube channel> www.youtube.com/channel/UCD2c0…

Have a character you want to make a cameo in my fancomic SatBK: Chaotix? Contact me on this deviation. Be sure to follow all the guidelines if you do.> xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/Sa…

I do have a livestream chanel, but I barely use it . . . > www.livestream.com/xaolin26?t=…






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Afroman105 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member
Love you Art, keep it up!
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Hi Deanna!  Very nice meeting with you and chatting at Ryan's graduation party.  I really like your style of artwork you've got going here, and look forward to more of it.  Keep it up :D
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Slawterthewolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I sent an angel to watch over you last night, but it came back. I asked, "Why?" The angel said, "Angels don't watch over angels." Twenty one angels are IN your world. Ten of them are sleeping, ten are playing, one is reading this message. Send this to ten friends including me. I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies someone you love will quietly surprise you. Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says it's over. A blessing is coming your way.
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Gallerica Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool!  I'll add it to the description shortly...
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Gallerica Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Yup. :nod:
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03J-SPARKS Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's ONE COOL arts you got there buddy...Truly AWESOME!!! :peace:
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Daw, thanks! :iconblushplz:
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03J-SPARKS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome ;)
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Ethereal-Harbinger Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the +fav, I hope you continue to enjoy our work and share it. =) (Smile)
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