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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 : 1/ 5

Requests Finished: 1

Earned Money : $20.38 / $ 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.

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 prefer 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. No Gore. Spilled blood, cuts, bullet wounds are accepted. Just don't ask me to draw guts leaking out of someone... :fear:
  3. Smut material is fine. However I will not post it on this page. ALSO it will cost an extra fee of $10 for anything smut related. Soft-core nudity is fine however and doesn't require this extra fee.
  4. I aim to get drawings done as soon as possible.Some projects may take only a week while others may take a month or even longer. I will keep you posted however.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Five requests: 30% off
    (4 Remaining)

If you have any questions about my commissions do leave a note or e-mail me at:
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
Atropos: The God of Time by xchainlinkx
The Search Continues by xchainlinkx
Don't let my sacrifice be in vain... by xchainlinkx
SoW: Elements of War Title by xchainlinkx
Speed Paint Practice 2: Lava Surge by xchainlinkx
The higher end tier of my digital art skills.

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

Payment: $30 or 3000 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
Tsuzie, the Tsundere by xchainlinkx
A little extra coloring to make the drawing stand out.

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

Payment: $25 or 2500 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: $15.00 or 1500 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: $10.00 or 1000 dAP;  Up front
Extra Characters
$5 per extra character you wish to have involved.
Editing Your Drawing
May range from $5-10, depending on what you ask of me to do.


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Climbing out of the Shadows

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 7:32 AM
It's been a while since I last updated this journal. Kinda feel ashamed of myself for letting myself slip back into idleness. I hardly even touched the damn stylus in making my manga despite it being a key 2015 goal. 

I don't know why but ever since Christmas week I've really slipped myself back into the realms of unproductivity. Though can't help but admit this does happen from time to time. Though it's been a whole month since I made a new drawing. I should be kicking myself for my negligence. 

Self loathing aside, I have been job hunting. Been told finding a job in sales would be recommended to help me become more outgoing and getting more comfortable with people. Though two other reasons why I want to find a more steady income is to 
1. Get enough money to go to ACEN (and other conventions)
2. Finally move out of my parents home. 

Surprisingly I've been getting a lot of interviews this last week alone. There was a furniture place I went to, an insurance sales seminar (which I decided to say 'no' to) and now I have an interview for a car sales position today and a food demonstrator tomorrow. I'm not sure how it will all pan out, but as long as I make enough money and learn how to be around people then I'll be satisfied. 

However, I do know I need to learn to stay at the artist gig and learn how to make more money doing this too. 

Another thing I have been working on lately is trying to get my manga "Shotgun Jane" published through Createspace. (And it's a bloody headache!) All this nonsense with trying to get the trim size and margins correct is such a nonsensical hassle. Had to go through 3 different programs to try to manage it all, and so far I needed InDesign. Yet, I'm still struggling to get passed the File Review section. I don't know what I'm doing I need to go edit each of my pages? Do I need to...oh god I don't even know...

If anyone has published a visual novel on CreateSpace, please give me some guidance. It would be highly appreciated. ^^;

Well that's all for me for now. I can't make any promises, but sooner or later I will be getting back on the path of creation. (Hell can argue I already made it just simply by making this post.) 

Wish me luck gents!

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  • Mood: Neglect
  • Listening to: Caravan Palace


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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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!

Goblins or Gnomes? 

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Riprunningfalcon Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Artist
thanks for the llama 2 
cao-cao Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
tks for llama^^
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the fav! ^^
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Thank you so much for adding my artwork to your collection! 
I'm glad you liked it, and I thank you for your support! :)
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh its my pleasure ^^
MrMoko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the favorite
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing~!
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Thanks for the fav :D (Big Grin) !
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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