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    Hey everyone, I felt that it's been a long time since I last posted a journal entry on here and elsewhere, so it's long overdue...  Anyhow, I'll start off by saying that I have finished A.I.T. (Advanced Individual Training) and have since shipped to my unit in the army (Kansas).  With that said, I've been pretty busy these past few months with stuff not pertaining to my art/stories.  I more than likely won't be able to follow through with all of the goals I set forth to finish in 2013 given the time frame I'm on but it doesn't bother me since, despite all the hardships I had to endure and continue to, I feel it was worth experiencing.  My unit is an infantry unit so fitness is crazy important (though my M.O.S. itself is not infantry) and we usually have to work later than others given the type of tasks we are to pursue (usually from 0600-1700).  I'm just starting to get used to things here but there are cool people from all around so I'll be alright...  Besides all that, I'll update with what I'm currently doing in-terms of projects.

    I still intend to and am actively working on the GLS comic, though since my art has improved, since crafting the first/initial GLS Sequence 0-1: Precursor of the indefinite storyboards I have begun to redo entire page layouts that weren't very appealing, visually or captured the essence in full of the story.  I'll try to post/share a WIP of the GLS comic/prologue and update this journal later with it.  Looking at my later illustrations this year in my gallery is a good idea of how I want the GLS comic to look when finished in terms of art direction (which means fully colored, digitally).  It was always the intent so there is no means to change that.  In other news, I'll be aiding a certain DA user with future manga/comic projects by being a script writer (I'll also update with that information later) so despite my busyness, I still fully intend to pursue my creative habits (though unfortunately with a few compromises).

So on and so forth, I have well over 20 paintings/drawings in the works that pertain to GLS characters and promotional art for the comic.  A lot of times I start up a drawing/painting, then leave and start the next, and so forth, that way there is always one I can finish up.  I typically return to previous ones later on as a lot of what I've been uploading are paintings I start the month prior.  It's not too tedious of a process and keeps me from getting art block so that's always a plus. :)  It's worked up till now so expect more art on here and elsewhere in the near future.  Anyhow, expect more updates very soon!


UPDATE:  WIP page links have been added

  • Reading: My journal entry.

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Kiam Whitfield
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United States
Hello all!

I aspire to be a greatly varied kind of artist; cartoonist, digital artist, comic book artist, and professional animator. Since joining deviant art I have at times felt overwhelmed by the quality of work by many other artists. If I do so say myself, compared to others my art is considerably basic. Often lacking notable contrast, lighting, and other values. However, these aspects do not pose as detriments as I continue to improve my craft.

My greatest desire has been to become a cartoonist among all other things. I have wanted to become a cartoonist for...lets' say ever since I could comprehend the word "cartoon". So let's all hope to see my name in the credits of some project at some point in the future.

I have always had a (weighed) talent for tactile, drawn-art but also personally believe it takes more than aptitude to truly perfect your craft. I enjoy reading and have also written many stories. I do most of my reading online as opposed to picking up a book from the shelf.

I have no inherent bias when it comes to art style as I enjoy viewing the variant graphics of Western, Eastern, or any other kind of art style. Though often an admirer, I do not wish to draw in any particular way, nor substitute any other styles than my own. I consider myself more of a digital artist nowadays, though for the longest time I considered myself a very traditional artist. Manga influences speak out in my work as do many of my other interests.

Favorite Quote: "The outcome you've perceived isn't as I've designated..." -Jkuraah

My prime spots:

colorslive.com/author?id=32731 (via Akaraah-3d)

twitter.com/Sun_King_1992 (via Sun_King_1992)

miiverse.nintendo.net/users/Ak… (via Akaraah)

www.youtube.com/channel/UCdlcb… (via Akaraah)

www.mangamagazine.net/authors-… (Akaraah)

GLS Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GodlikeStreng…

The Owlykes of the Timber-wood Alps FB page: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Owl…

And if you happen to own a 3ds console, my FC is:
5370-0419-4775

Just comment or message me yours if you want!
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ButlerofDeath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
thx for the watch D::happybounce: 
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Sen17 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the watch! ^^
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Orenji--kun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch :)
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Anthony-Philippeau Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Filmographer
thanks for the fave :)
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thank you very much for watching me! :tea:
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SnookieVonPink123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fave! :happybounce:
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Akaraah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem! :)


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Cinderbrand Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Akaara! Hey man! SO great to see you again!
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Akaraah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Heya!  :)  I discovered your profile through others (Boss/Kevin) and remembered a lot of you from hatena (what was your username there?).  How have you been? Also, do you have a 3ds?
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Cinderbrand Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have a 3ds! 2251 4296 8926
It was just Carol there, but I don't go by that name anymore. I've been super swell!! Falling behind art-wise and despairing over it. heh,,, How have you been?
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