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Shotgun Jane

Shotgun Jane Cover by xchainlinkx

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I am now ready to advertise myself and begin drawing requests! *Cracks Knuckles* Alright lets do this!


Commissions are Open! by xchainlinkx

Current Requests : 0 / 5

Requests Finished: 1

Earned Money : $6.38 / $ 150

I aim towards a manga and anime style with my work with a little more originality. The reason for this commission is to help me grow as an artist to help me prepare professionally into making my own manga books. The drawings I offer will be cheap as possible since I am experimenting with my style and am trying to gain more experience. I try my best to keep it under $20 per piece, but do also offer discounts. If you're the first person to send in a request, you'll get 50% off on the first one, as well as 15% off on future commission requests!

My goal is to reach $150 through these commissions. With the money I will utilize towards purchasing a premium account here on DeviantArt as well as investing it in my longer-term projects. If I'm able to reach my goal I will open FREE Commissions for everything for a week! (Well most everything, will be some minor restrictions though.)

My limit of Commissions will be 5 at a time, and after I complete those 5 I will post another journal entry for another 5 requests to be opened.




  1. For payment, I would like the 50/50 deal. You pay half for the request, then the rest after its done. I will of course show progress of the entire sketch to you by sending you an e-mail. If you ever decide to change your mind to upgrading to inked, digital colors, etc. then I'll gladly compromise, as long as you pay the remaining half of my payment for the commission listed in the prices. PayPal is recommended, however I do also accept dA points! I will send you a note with my e-mail if you give me a request.
  2. Humanoid characters only. No Furs or My Little Pony characters. I want to keep my focus on human anatomy if possible. Will accept alien type characters though, as well as fantasy characters like orcs, elves, dwarves, etc...
  3. No Gore. Spilled blood, cuts, bullet wounds are accepted. Just don't ask me to draw guts leaking out of someone... :fear:
  4. Smut material is fine. However I will not post it on this page. ALSO it will cost an extra fee of $3 for anything smut related. Soft-core nudity is fine however and doesn't require this extra fee.
  5. No Deadlines. Being pressured into deadlines kills the mood of drawing for me and may have a tendency to bring down the quality of my work.
  6. Animal creatures and Scenery is more than welcomed. However will only restrict them up to only Ink level since I don't have too much experience on it. Will limit to one request of each.
  7. If you're requesting fan art, it would help to point me out what show or manga I'm referencing. I know Bleach and Cowboy Bebop, but its possible you might ask me to draw something from a series I never heard of. If that's the case I'll just ask you to show me references for me to go on.




  • See bellow (Commissions Widget) for updated prices




  • First Person to Request : 50% ! ! ! + 25% off on future requests (not stacking on other discounts, but will get the better default discount nonetheless) TAKEN!

  • First Five requests: 30% off
    Every couple months I will do a "first five" event, where first five people who request to me in the given period will have 30% off on their drawing. (Not stacking)

  • Scenery and Animals : 15%

  • Original Characters (not fan made) : 15%

  • Fan Made Characters : 10 %

  • Weapon Designs Only (Great if you need your character to hold an awesome looking sword or gun!: 10%

"But...but why all these cheap prices and discount opportunities?! Are you insane!?! :omg: "

Like I mentioned above, this is all for learning and practicing. I'm doing my best to tune up my work for my up-coming projects and I figured this should be a perfect way to go about it! Cheap prices will give people more incentive to give requests which in return gives me more stuff to draw and improve on. Sure it might take some time to reach my goal with these prices and the lack of people knowing about my work, but this also gives me an opportunity to practice patience.

If you have any questions about my commissions do post a comment here in this journal entry! That way if anyone else who needs the same question answered they might find it right here.

Request away!


Digital Airbrush, Blending, and Effects
Shotgun Jane Cover by xchainlinkx
Don't let my sacrifice be in vain... by xchainlinkx
SoW: Elements of War Title by xchainlinkx
Skyla, the Nekogirl (Commission) by xchainlinkx
Atropos: The God of Time by xchainlinkx
The higher end tier of my digital art skills.

Time: May take up to 4 or more weeks to complete.

Payment: $15 or 1500 dAP ; Up front or half now, half later.
Digital Colors and Cel Shading
Shotgun Jane Character Sheet by xchainlinkx
Man in Meditation by xchainlinkx
Mark Kenstein Character Sheet by xchainlinkx
A little extra coloring to make the drawing stand out.

Time: May take up to a week. Possibly longer.

Payment: $10 or 1000 dAP; Up front or half now, alf later
Inked Drawings
AUG A3 Ink by xchainlinkx
Natsume Yuujinchou Art Trade Request by xchainlinkx
Skone and Crow's friendly duel by xchainlinkx
Inking takes a little bit extra time and resources.

Time: May take up to one day to complete.

Pay: $5.00 or 500 dAP;  Up front
Pencil Sketches
Lorezneo by xchainlinkx
Black Medicine: Progress Example by xchainlinkx
Simplest of sketches.

Time: No more than 2 hours for character designs. Scenery and backgrounds may go longer. Will notify if it takes longer than expected.

Pay: $3.00 or 300 dAP;  Up front
Extra Characters
$2 per extra character you wish to have involved.
Editing Your Drawing
May range from $3-8, depending on what you ask of me to do.


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Back to Work

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 28, 2014, 6:36 AM
So Ramencon has passed which is why i haven't updated the journal last week. Was quite fun, but it was lacking something it had the last 2 or 3 times I went. Not sure what exactly. But sure loved cosplaying, despite having issues with Zoro's swords. Take a look!

The second image I got to meet the English-speaking voice actor of Nico Robin for One Piece, Stephanie Young. Even got her to sign on the hilt of one of my swords. Did also do an impromptu Yoko Kurama cosplay with the items I bought at the convention, but I haven't found any pictures. Blagh...Oh well.

Anyways I've been doing some work regarding the...let's say...'infrastructure' of my future business. Have a short business plan drafted that shall take more time to construct (originally for my Business Class) and also have to create a website for my Website Design class. 
With that, I even came up with a Mission Statement. Let me know what you think!

"We are here to provide a new perspective by turning society on its head through the power of words and pen strokes."

Also have had some ideas for promotional videos. I have 3 different narration paragraphs that might be used for a provocative, yet enticing advertisement material. Still unsure of how or when to implement it. Perhaps by summer when I have more time to start working on all of these goals, and so by then I also aim to get my manga done before next Ramencon, as well as have my own little stand at the Artist's Alley. But we'll see where my productivity leads me. 

Speaking of which I've been working on the thumbnail sketches of my manga using Manga Studio 5. It's quite nifty, though wish the transformation tools were more extensive. However, the one feature I wish was in Photoshop was the ability to do multiple, swift pen strokes, and a single click of 'undo' will clear them all. But the main feature that helps is being able to load all my pages into one file which I can navigate back and forth to. 

Here's a little something-something to show instead of just telling what I've been doing:

Again, just a thumbnail sketch. Was quite hard trying to find the perspective I wanted, but it worked out well in the end. Can't wait to actually start drawing it. As for hard perspectives, also had to draw a 3-point perspective of Chicago for one of my pages. VERY TIME CONSUMING! Was mostly difficult deciding where to place the vanishing points, but it's just a lot of work to place lots and lots of buildings. Either that or I haven't found an efficient method for it yet. (Though realizing how to put a 'floor' on the entire landscape made things a lot easier ahah!)

Nonetheless a lot of work is being done, but haven't had much to show for it. I'll be trying to push for a new drawing for next coming Saturday but we'll see. Work and School has really kept me busy, so think I need to cut the amount of hours I sleep, nothing drastic, just a little bit. 

Well that's it for today. Be sure to tune in next week for more idle rantings and updates!

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"Keep your head in the skies, but don't forget to watch your step below you."

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Mike, but people call me Chain on the internet. I proclaim myself to be a mangaka, someone who draws manga and anime-style drawings. Mostly this has been an on-and-off thing for me, but now I am taking the steps to becoming professional. Each day I see myself improving in my skills, and it has been a rough ride for me with health problems and just pure apathy.

After a wonderful anime convention and having one of my drawings signed by the Nostalgia Critic, I'm passed all of the harsh mental obstacles and now am eager to draw draw and draw some more! I have two manga projects that I am working on. One is a one-shot, and the other is a long, epic series I have planned out for several years. My ultimate goal is to have an anime made that will inspire millions of viewers. That's realistic right..? :P

Anyways welcome to my page! I have commissions opened now and will be ready to put pencil to paper for anyone!

What type of movie, TV, anime, etc. genre do you prefer? 

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