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Kai's Saiyan Forms... by Kai1984
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I hope you don't mind the idea of someone you've never met giving you a critique :) I just felt that, if you put in the work to do somet...


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ZaXo Ken'Ichi
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hello. I draw manga. I'm constantly trying to get better. So if you see something in my newest art that I'm doing wrong often, tell me.

In case you're looking to ask me to do commission work for you, below are some guidelines for them. NOT OPEN FOR REQUESTS AT THE MOMENT! (I'm soon setting up all of the necessary stuff to do so correctly):

1. No hardcore gore. I'm fine with lots of blood (though not necessarily good at it), or missing limbs, as long as it isn't supposed to come off as disturbing.

2. No nudity or 'love making'. Kissing's fine, as are other innocent things, but I don't do anything that's actually sexual. I'm also not really into doing things like unrealistically giant breasts, or those creepy 'extremely obese blob' characters and such.

3. If there are speech bubbles, no excessive cussing. That's kind of self-explanatory.

4. In other words... lets try to keep things at a teenage or lesser level please (though if you have an idea you are unsure about, run it by me anyway).

Other things to keep in mind are that I'm still in the mid-to-late intermediate stages, so I might not be able to do exactly what you want, due to skill limitations. I'll warn you ahead of time if I might have a difficult time, and we can work harder to get something you're happy with. Animals are something that I haven't really practiced much, mechs are beyond me at the moment (though I am currently practicing that), and I'm still in the beginners stages of digital coloring. I'm not necessarily a 'beginner' at doing backgrounds, but I haven't really tried them for a few years, so keep that in mind as well. If you haven't already, I strongly suggest looking through my gallery to see if I'm capable of doing what you want. If not, then I can probably direct you to some (much more talented) people who might be be willing to draw what you want.

The last thing to keep in mind is that, I won't do any commission work with copy-written characters (that you or I don't own). If I know you well enough, or you ask nice enough, I might be willing to do a free request with copy-written characters. But I'd prefer to stay on the right side of the law :)

After consulting many different people, I came to the conclusion that I should be doing commission at an hourly rate (starting at $8/640dA points an hour to be exact, as that's about minimum wage). You tell me what you want, and I'll figure out approximately how long that will take me to do. In order to keep less-trustworthy people from stealing my work without paying, I will require that half of the money is paid up front. After we decide on a concept you like and get everything down, I'll do the finished product, and send it to you (at a size of your choosing) via e-mail. There is no charge for materials, as everything is done digitally :)

I also won't hike the price up if I have difficulty with the project, or if it takes me longer than expected. The price we agree on in the beginning will NOT go up! Though if I feel the total price of something will end up unfairly high for what type of picture you want, I'm willing to discount the price a bit to be fair to you, since you're my beloved customer :D If for whatever reason, I am unable to finish your request, I will return any and all money you have already given for the project.

I know, I make things hard, lol. But in order to keep things in the realm that I'm comfortable in, and make the best art I can for people, I need to impose some sort of limitations.

If you like my gallery, please donate to my donation pool so that I can get a nice Color Wheel for Photoshop Elements. It's very VERY much appreciated. And if you give enough, I'll even try to draw something just for you since you've shown you love me so much :D

Current Residence: Behind you...
Favourite genre of music: Power Metal
Favourite style of art: Manga
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Anything Azumanga
Favourite cartoon character: Spongebob?
Personal Quote: Don't be cruel, be cool.

Eight days until FFX HD.

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 10, 2014, 3:05 AM

I can't wait!!! It should be more than obvious by now - as in, it should be getting annoying :P - but Final Fantasy is kind of my jam, and has been since I was a kid. So, while many wannabe 'hardcore' fans complain that the soundtrack was rerecorded/remastered, and that the interface supposedly looks like butt, and that Square is nothing but a shell of their former glory, blah blah blah... I'm gonna be enjoying playing X and X-2 with Trophy support, and most of all, the extra goodies that came with the International version of the original, which was never released in the US. I've nearly got the Platinum trophy on Lightning Returns already, I've got it on XIII-2, I've nearly grinded enough to get it on XIII, and I've even gotten the metaphorical platinum on Lost Odyssey (which was done by FF legend Hironobu Sakaguchi and his team Mistwalker), which is basically a Final Fantasy*. I can't wait to get it on X and X-2. Now if only they would hurry up and get the retroactive trophy support for Arcade classics, PS1 classics, and PS2 classics up and running already, then I could platinum every Final Fantasy (other than XI and XIV)! Muahahahahahaha! HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!

I'm a bit sad that I didn't win the Lightning Returns contest on dA. I definitely could have used a bigger 360 HDD, and the money (not to mention everything else in the prize list was priceless), but no biggie.

*Yes, I know that Mistwalker has done many other games now, like Blue Dragon and whatnot. But not only do most of them not feel like a Final Fantasy (or have any Achievement/Trophy support), but I don't exactly have the devices to play them all.

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Tides Of Man - Young And Courageous
  • Reading: Notes on games I've been playing
  • Watching: Lazy Game Reviews
  • Playing: LR: FFXIII, MegaMan 1, Sonic 1, Klonoa
  • Eating: Your soul?
  • Drinking: Apples...


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thanks a lot for the props zaxo :) i really appreciate it!
ZaXo-KenIchi Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, you really do deserve it :)
ADstudi0 Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Would you like to join our group, take a look we're starting new.
Palidoozy Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch! I appreciate it. :D
ZaXo-KenIchi Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) You deserve it! Your style is amazing.
jmig3 Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave :D
ZaXo-KenIchi Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. You deserved it :)
Noba-kun Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the watch :la:
ZaXo-KenIchi Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You deserve it. It's rare to find learning manga artists that actually care to learn about anatomy and such; learn the hard way. So may people think they can skip the hard work and do good art. Even if they do occasionally create a decent piece of work, they usually can't replicate it, and can't freely choose what to draw; they're stuck to poses and such that they've drawn before. Plus they will forever use WAY too much reference.

I can tell by looking at your art, and hearing your descriptions of it that you're trying to learn to be versital. You're not just trying to learn to draw manga, but to understand and know manga on a deeper level. I respect that, because it's such a rare quality in manga artists... heck it's a rare quality in younger artists in general.

I dunno, maybe I'm just looking too deep into this, lol. I just like seeing people try to be original for once :)
Noba-kun Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow. That is deep...... My mind can't handle that especially since its the morning.

^_^ Well can i just say, I remembered who Mark Crilley is, because I watched one of his videos and bam! I was like "oh its him" :XD: while on the floor, lying down like a cat :meow:

Oh, and thank you again :)
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