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Well...another year is upon me...and I totally slacked on drawing this year. Terrible! BUT!...and this is a big BUT...I got some Commish's I am working on so I am totally motivated again to get back into it! I'm also going to try to recover all the crap off my old hard drive that crashed. Hopefully I can get some of the PSD files off so that I can finish up some of the art that got stuck on WORK IN PROGRESS...and there are a lot >.<

Anyways...hopefully I will have more updates now! Finally got over 10k page views so that's cool. Maybe I should do a commemorative picture...but then again I totally don't care all that much about how many people see my art (liar).

Later!
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My computer, unfortunately, was slain in battle a couple of weeks ago...Let us have a moment of silence...................

Since I never backed anything up, when my hard drives failed, I lost everything I had on my computer. It wouldnt be so bad if I just lost my programs, but my data drive fell victim as well.

I lost 7 some odd years of pictures, music, references, porn, etc...

At first, it really sucked. Just the fact that I lost all the files I was working on really pissed me off. But now I see it as a good chance to start over and rebuild. One plus is that my computer runs alittle faster now!

Anyways, now I only have these pictures I have up on deviant art...so I will cherish them as a way to remember what I had done before the "crash".

- Zek
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Retail sucks.

I love 12 hour days because of manager incompetence...It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I had 2 hours of sleep last night and spent all yesterday at work dealing with the bafoons we call customers...

Is there two F's in bafoons? baffoons...bafoons...I dont even care. OH...its buffoons...I love spell check!

Tired. Sleep. Now.
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Just wanted to put this up so I always have it handy, and so that anyone who views my page for a commission knows right away.

************PLEASE READ ALL OF THESE TERMS IF YOUR INTERESTED IN A COMMISSION************

Comic Pages:
-Pencils: $50 per page*
-Inks: $50 per page*
-Color: $100 per page*
-Lettering: $25 per page*

Total per page = $225

Digital Paintings:
-Single Character w/ NO BG: $150-$250**
-Single Character w/ BG: $250-up***
-Multiple Characters: add $100 per extra character**
-Landscape: $50-up***

Traditional Pencil Drawings (Portraits, etc...)
-Single Person Portrait: $150
-Multiple Person Portrait: $150-up****
(Original will be mailed out at buyers expense. Can be framed upon request at buyers expense.)

Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Paintings:
-Sorry, find someone else for these.

Markers/Colored Pencils:
-Open to discussion*****

I request to have 25%-50% upfront, and the rest of the payment upon completion of the project.

Notes:
*-These prices are standalone. Ex. If you just wanted pencils, it would be $50 per page. If you just wanted Colors it would be $100

**-These are semi-standard prices for me. If your asking for a single character thats going to take me 60 plus hours to paint then the price is going to be more towards the $250. With Multiple characters, it would be the initial cost plus 100 per character above one. (ex. you want a picture of your Character Simon with his love interest Sammy. That would be $150-$250 for the initial character plus the $100 for the extra character) This is also a slightly gray area with pricing because if you want to big mech things, with one other human character then I would charge $100 for the human person then I would judge the amount of time the Mech characters would take and charge them as single characters (EX. One mech would be $250 and the other would be $250. Then the Person would be $100) If you need further explanation about this then get in contact with me and I can run it down on a project-by-project basis.

***-As far as Backgrounds go, it all depends on what you want as a background. If you want a character inside a room with minimal furniture and details then the price would be lower. If you wanted a fully detailed forest scene with fairies, bridges, and talking trees then the price is going to go up.

****-All depends on how many people you want in the picture. I also didn't list the price with a background, but rest assured its more expensive...haha...but it will be handled on a project by project basis.  


+++Commission Process+++
Here's what you can expect if you commission me to draw you something. The price includes 3 concept sketches to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. If we strike it off with the first sketch then so be it. If we go over the 3 then I will charge an extra $25 for each new concept or redraw so please be specific. If you want me to do a portrait then there usually isn't a need for multiple sketches, but if you want me to take a picture of (insert what you want drawn) in a different pose, positioning, or environment then the same 3 concept sketch policy applies.

As far as coloring goes, I will provide a basic color concept to you for approval. There is no limit to the amount of times I can change the basic colors for you, but please be specific with what colors you want. I don't want this step to take days because you don't really know what you want. It's fine if you don't know what you want, but pick something eventually.

In terms of the type of coloring options available, I can facilitate any style you prefer.
I generally classify coloring styles in four categories, and they are as follows:

-American Comic Style
-Cell shading
-Soft Shading
-Realism

Note that realism and soft shading take considerably more time then the others. If you want either of those then be aware that the price is going to be in the higher ranges of the prices quoted above.

+++Other things worth noting+++
If you are looking for a long term project, please state that out right, and we can work out possible price breaks. Its the same concept of when you buy things in bulk, the more you buy the cheaper the price is. Long term project pricing will be worked out on a per- client bases. There are no set prices for Long term projects, but it will be around the prices quoted above.

I also hold the right to back out of an arrangement if I feel I am being scammed. Please dont waste my time. If I feel that I am being scammed I will ask for the rest of the money and I will halt all work on the project until I receive the payment. If I don't ever receive the rest of the money I will consider the project and any of our prior agreements Null. I will keep full creative rights to the work I produced. In line with that, all concept sketches, color test, and updates will be water marked until I receive full payment for the project. If you don't like that then I'm sorry, but I'm not going to change that.

If you have a deadline for the image please let me know upfront, and don't spring it on me two days before you want it cause it probably wont be met that way. I do have a day job, a band, school, and other priorities. I can work with just about any deadline thats realistic. Don't ask for a full digital rendering of the roof of the Sistine Chapel by tomorrow. It just wont happen. It took Michelangelo 4 years...

+++Contact+++
Please contact me via Email or a note on deviantArt. I don't normally take kindly towards random people IM'ing me, and you'll most likely be ignored unless your offering plenty of money. Also I will not publicly state my pricing. You can find it here, or you can ask me privately, but if your reading this then you probably wont have to worry about this.

Email: Cstehm@comcast.net

+++Payment+++
I prefer Paypal, but will accept cash or Money Order thru the mail. If you want to pay via mail then the same 25%-50% upfront applies, but I will not start the project until I receive the payment. Same goes for the final payment, you will not receive the final picture until I have received the final payment in the mail. So if your planning on paying via snail mail please factor that into your deadline for the image.

Also, with payment, please don't come to me offering me "Gaia Cash" or some other form of payment along those lines. Its as good as monopoly money to me, and as much as I like playing monopoly, I cant pay the rent with monopoly money.

I promise that I will be available to you whenever you need me. I always have an Instant messenger program running, and if I'm not available at the time you send me the message I will get back to you promptly. I gain nothing out of scamming someone out of their money except a bad reputation. I make a conscious effort to give updates no more then a couple days apart so that you can see that I am working on your project and making progress. On the flip side of that, I expect to be answered in a relatively timely fashion if I try to get in contact with you. I'm not unrealistic with this, I dont expect you to be at your computer all day waiting for me to contact you so you can answer my questions. But if I send an email/note/IM and don't receive a response within a week or so, I will start to question whats going on on the other end, and I will attempt to contact again. If I still receive no response, I will stop work on the project until I receive something back letting me know your alive.

Well, I think I touched on pretty much everything...

I look forward to talking to anyone who wants to commission some art!


-Zek

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"Open up a media played of your choice. Put it on shuffle and go in order of the songs that come up, no skipping. The name of the song is the answer to the question being asked."

1. What's my mood like right now?
Stone Sour - Bother
(Hmm...I can see that...damn critics)

2. How's tomorrow going to be for me?
Incubus - Make Yourself
(...I guess that would be a good thing)

3. What kind of person am I?
Gorillaz - 19-2000
(...What?...-1981?)

4. Am I loved?
The Darkness - I believe in a thing called love
(Of all the irony...)

5. How can I achieve my highest potential?
Handel - Largo
(...classical?)

6. What should I do with my life?
Mozart - Concerto No. 1 in G Major - Allegro Maestroso
(I guess...I should pursue a career in Classical Music...)

7. Is everything really going to be alright in the end?
Three Days Grace - Now or Never
(...well i better get moving)

8. What is my best quality?
Hoobastank - Remember Me
(thats good...i guess)

9. How does my sex life look?
Web - Mornings (extended mix)
(well........what?)

10. What's the meaning of life?
Orgy - Opticon
(Hmm, that can be taken different ways...)

11. What do people think of me?
Custom - Beat Me
(....goddammit....)

12. Would I make a good lover?
Trigun - Opening Theme
(what the hell is that supposed to mean?)

13. How crazy am I?
Nature Sounds - The Romantic Sea of Tranquility
(I guess I'm not so crazy)

14. Will I have a good life in general?
Chakra - I Am (Radio Edit)
(Woohoo!!)

15. What's going to happen to me this week?
Rage Against the Machines - No Shelter
(...great...)
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Hey everyone, just wanted to let people kno. I got an IM from someone named Dazed and Cold. He was offering a job to design a logo for a website and possible new clothing line. The website was www.loredana.tv/index2.php and this website is the one that i was designing the logo for. He claimed not to be with her agency but actually living with this model. I asked him his real name and he told me DJ A.....I asked for professional references and he told me he's the employer and he should be asking the questions. He showed me the logo he had apparently already gotten someone else to do but he wanted me to redo. The logo looked like it was done by someone who just bought photoshop and was fooling around in it for the first time. I denied the job and told him what he's proposing sounds like a scam, then he got mad at me and called me unprofessional....hahahah. Just beware people, I dont kno for sure if this was a scam, but he showed nothing to prove it was real and wasnt even willing to give out his name. To anyone that possibly see's this, beware! He said he found me on deviant art as well.
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I am sad to say...that yesterday, I lost a huge part of my life. Something that has been there thru all the bad and the good. I had to say goodbye yesterday, and it was very sad. For not only did i lose a car.........but a good friend.......BUT i got a couple grand in my pocket....soooo....moral of the story = Money is good, selling car is sad.
So now I'm Jobless. It's not so bad i suppose, but now i cant get myself up in the morning XP


- Zek
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Yea...I am so putting in my 2 weeks notice...even 2 weeks seems like it will take to damn long...anyways, I'm open for commissions (particularly if anyone wants a comic book illustrated, i really wanna do as many of them as possible) so if you want anything drawn free of charge jus lemme kno. I dun care what it is. A portrait of your dog? Done. Some art for your wall? Done. A character you've been mulling around in your head? DONE. I video/portrait of me skrewing your mom and/or sister? I'll DO it! Seriously tho, dont be shy, I'm a nice guy..............


P.S. - Just a quick note. If you like music like i do...and your a supporter of Local original music then check this page out www.myspace.com/theoryofnoyse&… rock your socks off. LP soon to be released! We're in the studio now!
  • Listening to: All my wonder - Theory of Noise
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  • Watching: An Unnamed porn star get rammed by two dudes.
  • Playing: ...with myself?
  • Eating: Marlboro 27's
  • Drinking: ....Marlboro 27's...eww
  • Listening to: Strict Machine - Victor Calderone
  • Reading: ...err nothing
  • Watching: ...why are you asking me this?
  • Playing: ARRRGGG!! Ok, I'm getting frustrated
  • Eating: oh...a sensible question...well, nothing...
  • Drinking: OJ!! with extra vitamin C
Well...this is kinda useless...
A pause in time
Passed by this ryhme
Dive into my concious
With endless none sense

Bore me to tears
Thru these endless years
I wait for this pause
To pursue my cause

Ev'ryone is hating
Sitting and waiting
My flaws are open season
For this, I have no reason

I can only try my best
and ignore all of the rest
I will stand firm
I shall not burn

But in the end
All I have is this pen
And the joy in my heart
Washed away from the start
So I sit here
Dead to myself
Just me n this beer
cant help me forget

If the world
doesnt kill me first
my insecurities will.
and I cant seem to forget

I dont need friends
they wouldnt understand
why do I try?
but still, I cant forget

I can find no way
to tell you any better
I am dead
and yet I cant forget

I lie motionless on my floor
waiting for a knock on my door
from someone who's never coming
I will never forget

what is this life for?
does someone pleasure in my pain?
no one would waste their time
there is no way to forget

Forget I am here
Forget I exist
Forget I can't win
Forget I am trapped

What useless jibberish
no good can come from this
Leave me alone
Never wanted to be here anyway
Golden Rays of light
beam thru the clouds
like a rip in time
frozen in my mind
for all of eternity

the water breaking
upon the shore
reminding me of
days passed and memories
fading away with time.
footsteps, shells, castles
washed away with each crash.

Waves reaching for the sky
only to fall short and
crash into the ground

water green with grime
collected on the ocean floor
recycled and passed on,
such a rythmic cycle
of rotten decay.

the water is colder then ice today.
Unfortunately, I need a new scanner...this mainly means i wont be able to upload diddly until i get a new one. So for now im going to work on my digital art until i get a new one. I will obviously post those, but unfortunately i cant get any of my stuff from my sketch books up. Oh well. Such is life i suppose...you draw...then your scanner breaks....