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So I am currently at ten pages sketched so far, and soon I hope to reach 20 pages. Once I hit that number, I will start the update schedule once more, with updates occurring on the weekends.

I apologize for the long wait, but the plan is for Doragon to launch its third chapter in April. I would hazard maybe the 20th as to when exactly you can expect the update process to begin.

Have a good day everyone!
As said, I'll probably be streaming tomorrow working on a few battlers and designs for the game, possibly other stuff as well. Little game dev this time, need to get the artwork stuff out of the way.

Listening to this while working on the designs for the stream:
 
  • Listening to: Lusamine Battle [Metal]
  • Reading: Various Tapastic Comics
  • Watching: Suggest me something (Astriek War)
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Ramen and Sandwiches (Gods I'm exciting)
  • Drinking: Water (I'm boring)
Happy Holidays everyone! Wish I had something drawn for you all to celebrate (might draw a Santa Rukia later tonight...)
  • Listening to: Wake the White Wolf
  • Reading: Various Tapastic Comics
  • Watching: Suggest me something (Astriek War)
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Ramen and Sandwiches (Gods I'm exciting)
  • Drinking: Water (I'm boring)
So, I know how people feel about the election and all... ...but dear lord calm down. Starting fights, insulting others, and spewing bile is not acceptable. Respect other people for their choices even if you disagree with them. Be the better man/woman and show respect, maturity, and compassion for other people. You will win no wars by building walls, burning bridges, and digging trenches, but extending olive branches, hands, and hearts.

If what you believe in is being challenged, don't sit there and wait, write to your representative and let them hear your voice, tell them your story, and more importantly, never give up, be proud, stand tall, and be a good person. It doesn't matter who you voted for, you're all people.

Act like it.

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I am impartial to both sides, don't make assumptions please.
  • Listening to: Ceadeus Theme
  • Reading: Various Tapastic Comics
  • Watching: Suggest me something (Astriek War)
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Ramen and Sandwiches (Gods I'm exciting)
  • Drinking: Water (I'm boring)
One of Doragon's comic pages got suggested for a feature on ContributeArts, one of the groups I submit to. It totally got me off guard and I'm feeling rather honored atm. If you want to, go to this journal here and vote for my comic page and another artist's deviation on there, it would mean a lot to me. Also consider joining the group, which has a really relaxed upload policy and is really open for submissions. I find it's a great group, so consider joining them today!

For those of you checking the profile out for the first time, you can find my comic here and on Tapastic.
  • Listening to: Hakashin (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Various Tapastic Comics
  • Watching: Suggest me something
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Ramen and Sandwiches (Gods I'm exciting)
  • Drinking: Water (I'm boring)
So I haven't really been doing many journals, and mainly just distractions is all I'll say on that front. Anyway, this journal is mainly about a question I wanted to ask you all: should I do my comic in color or continue my greyscale style? The new style really feels like it pops and adds a level of interest into the comic for me. The only problem is it takes a significantly longer period of time to do. I'd love your thoughts on that.

I'm also curious to know what people think of the comic thus far, as I feel like it has made leaps and bounds in terms of its narrative from its original days, it would be nice to hear people's thoughts and opinions on the matter.

If you guys want to show extra support for the comic, you can follow it on Tapastic and help it grow, Tapastic offers me an opportunity to expand my craft and my skill but I want to get help from you all if it's not too much trouble. Also if you have social media, it would be awesome to get a shout out on there as well.

Doragon can be found on Tapastic here: tapastic.com/series/Doragon-Ko…
  • Listening to: Plastic Night II
  • Reading: Various Tapastic Comics
  • Watching: Suggest me something
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Ramen and Sandwiches (Gods I'm exciting)
  • Drinking: Water (I'm boring)
A bit of info about the Captains. I'll update this as I add them onto DeviantArt. 6/10 Captains have been added to this page.

While these are the leaders of the Templar, they are not the only Captain class Templar who exist. In fact, there are hundreds of Captains, all who possess the rank 'A'. These are Templar who have been tested by at least three different Head Captains in mortal combat, and have earned the respect of said captains during the annual tournament known as the Templar's Annoinment, the only time each year a Templar may rise in ranking, in a gladiator style event. Captains and their duties are numerous, but the known types are:

  • Head Captain - Is in charge of entire divisions and as a whole, the entire organization unless their authority is countered by another Captain or the Grand Templar, the leader of the Head Captains, who possesses final say.
  • Division Captain - In charge of fifty squads, each is located in one of the Templar States per Head Captain, meaning a total of ten divisions are found per state.
  • Squad Captain - A Captain given control over a three man squad. These teams are determined by the Squad Captain, and approved by their respective division. A Captain must first effectively lead a Squad for ten years before they can attempt to increase the number of men they command into a Legion, a group of 15 Templar. After five years, they can apply again to be a division captain.
  • Special Unit - A Captain who is unable to work well with others, or whose power is too dangerous to have working with others, but their powers cannot be denied or overlooked. They are usually never called into battle except if there is no alternative. A polite way of keeping a leash on dangerous Templar.

Grand Templar - Arashi Katana

Doragon Konpaku: Arashi Katana by AxisofDestruction

Leader of the Templar, Arashi is one of the few Katana Clan members left alive, his sister Rukia Katana being the other. As is typical of the Katana Clan, he is also one of the most powerful Templar currently alive, and aspires to lead the Templar and Humanity into its final age of peace- -by destroying all Guadian, and retaking the Holy Land, the previous homeland of humankind before its destruction by the Guadian. He demands that Templar follow strict codes of conduct, and disapproves of infighting. He however is known to care only about his own goals and ambitions, and will disregard personal attachments, even some levels of morality are cast aside in his efforts. This has lead him to appear as uncaring and apathetic toward everyone who does not serve some manner of purpose in his plan.

His name means Storm, and his character was inspired by the video game character named Yasha, from Asura's Wrath, which has been a heavy influence in the series. He is one of the first couple of characters created for the series, others include Rukia, ???, and Dragon Face.

Head Captain Husana - Medical Ward

Doragon Konpaku: Captain Husana by AxisofDestruction
Arashi's secretary, and one of the Head Captains, leading the Medical Units is her primary role, though she will go out of her way to assist Arashi in management. Ever since she met Arashi, she has had an interest and attraction toward him, persistent even when given the cold shoulder or outright ignored. She is kindly enough, but does not see any futility in her efforts, being incredibly stubborn, she's been known to fight with other women over him when he himself would not care for the end result. Her knowledge of healing magic is renowned, able to repair organs and extremely delicate bones to their proper state, sometimes in better working order than before.

Husana's original appearance had pure black hair, but was given her two colored hair style after BrookeKohaku21 saw a concept design with the two hair colors, and suggested it stay. Her hair was also intended to be much more curvy. While not originally intended to have been based off anything, her name Husana is apparently islamic for beautiful or something similar. (I swear this happens all the time, and by complete accident).

Head Captain Sulpher - Spymaster

Doragon Konpaku: Captain Sulpher by AxisofDestruction
Of all of the captains of the Templar, none are quite as enigmatic as Sulpher, this being both due to his nature as a spymaster and his own personal distance from the other Captains. He like many others of the Espionage divisions, prefers to be off on his own and handles his affairs as such. Neither his Hakobune nor natural powers are known, same can be said for his background. It is suggested that he possesses unnatural powers for a Templar, such as shadow travel, but Arashi has silenced any and all discussions on the subject. When Sulpher was recruited by Arashi, it is rumored that it was very close to a loss for Arashi, as Sulpher demanded they fight to prove Arashi's strength. Whatever powers he has, Arashi will not speak of this shadowy Templar's formidable capacity, as though deathly afraid of the ever present Templar's eye.

Sulpher's name is derived from the word Sulfur, and has changed very little design wise. He is known to dislike loud, obnoxious behavior, and can be easily angered if disturbed. He does have his own quiet sense of humor, which he usually keeps to himself. It is possible he has a twisted, dark sense of humor, and doesn't bat an eye in the presence of blood or other disturbing imagery.

Head Captain Tsuri - General Operations

Doragon Konpaku: Captain Tsuri by AxisofDestruction
Captain Tsuri is one of the more well known members of the Head Captains, hailing from the far north, in a village of tribesmen who guard the Templar Wall, the only protection from the Guadian Wastes. From an early age, he has had an extensive love of trees, having grown up in a dry, hot realm with little greenery. Having a fondness for assisting his fellow man in all things, his duties are vast and numerous. His most common duty is the assignments of various squads and divisions, helping Arashi and Husana with directing their forces effectively. He is also known to randomly join squads where he feels either additional manpower or training could be helpful. 

Tsuri's design was one of the ones needing the most revisions, yet several core aspects have remained the same, such as his signature hat, which is based off of a Pharaoh's headpiece. His name means 'Tree', and his Hakobune is known as Tsurīgādian Kohai, or Tree Guardian: Ravager. He experiments in candy making as a side hobby, something that brings him and Rukia into an unusual kinship, as Rukia has an insatiable sweet tooth, and he is always looking for people to try his latest creations.

Head Captain Ri Shiider - Recruitment and Headmaster

Ri Shiider by AxisofDestruction
Ri Shiider is one of the reserve captains, and focuses on the recruitment and oversight of the Templar Academy. She is almost always out looking for recruits for the organization, and will take any help she can in bolstering the Templar's numbers. Even with this, she maintains a constant presence in the Academy, often catching the students off their guard with her surprise visits. When she is not training new pupils or overseeing new recruitment efforts, she aids in the security of the Templar States, often journeying out to provide services to those in need.

Ri Shiider is the sister of Arilla Shiider, a commoner who Ri has personally rejected the many applications of for joining the Templar, out of a secret fear she will lose her sister in battle. Her surname Shiider is a made up last name and doesn't actually mean anything. (I don't doubt it exists somewhere like all the names I come up with). Ri has a strong distaste for excuses, whining, or complaining in general, and is overly critical about everything.

Head Captain Durgi - Master of Arms

Doragon Konpaku: Durgi The Beastmaster by AxisofDestruction
Durgi is one of the most proactive members of the Captains, taking any mission with a high risk of encountering a Guadian without question. He longs for combat against powerful, dangerous beasts, as he is a hunter who long grew tired of natural enemies many a year ago. He wears the skull of his most powerful enemy Naraku, a mighty Guadian who eluded and bested him for many years during his youth, until the day he became a Templar, and bested Naraku in the greatest battle of his life. To this day, he seeks a challenger who will prove far greater than his rival, whose skull he wears in memorial.

Although a hunter and warrior by nature, his bloodlust only extends to Guadian and is quite coolheaded. He greatly hates those who are arrogant, prideful, or in general think themselves higher than others without earning such a view.
  • Listening to: The Black Rose Witch
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
I'm afraid I have bad news. The program I use to edit Doragon Konpaku is no longer available to me, Manga Studio. I have no way to get it back. This means I've lost the ability to edit them to the standard I had them in, I can no longer make layouts, speech bubbles, and in general effects to help bring out a better product. Of any of the losses I've had in the past couple of weeks, losing my old hard drive, camtasia studio, losing Manga Studio is going to hurt me bad.

I wish I could have better news for you guys. I can try to continue the series without it, and use GIMP to try and mimic the effects I had, but you'll notice, and the overall quality will be less than stellar. This is not how I wanted things to go, my honest apologies. If anyone can provide me with help at this point, it would be greatly appreciated. 

My ability to make art in general is not impacted, but any and all comics will suffer because of this loss. Normal art will continue for as long as I have ideas for designs.
  • Listening to: Izanami Theme (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
I notice a lot of the time that not very many of my followers seem very active, so I felt like maybe I could do more for my 'community', and offer some ways this could feel more like a community rather than just myself talking to thin air or the wall. Please send me suggestions on what would be good to try, I'd love to hear some ideas, I want to do a bit more for my watchers than I have been.

That said, here's a topic I wanted to bring up.

Requests and Commissions
I wanted to get the record straight, Commissions are not mandatory in order to get art from me, you don't have to do them at all really. Just ask if you have ideas. My rules regarding what content I allow is still the same, but I will clarify that I can make exceptions to my rules, but there is limits. If I'm not comfortable with posting your commission or request, it will be sent via stash, email, or note so you can have it for yourself. (Posting to your profile will be fine, attribute it to me though). 

Requests would be really helpful to keep me busy when I start running out of ideas, and Commissions actually can run way lower depending on what you're asking for, so always feel free to send me a note, and I'll be willing to haggle. My min price for commissions is 100 points. Commissions go toward supporting my projects, and maybe in the future a premium account (I've never been really big on that though).

Anyway, again, if you have suggestions for things to build community here, I'd love to hear it. However, it's late where I'm at so I'm going to sleep, but I hope whenever any of you read this, you have a good day/evening. 
  • Listening to: Izanami Theme (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
Well geez, just noticed it's almost the 60 watcher mark. ...Over the course of three years, I've gotten 59 watchers. Kinda sad, but understandable. I just hope that really growth happens eventually. Anyway, negativity on the subject aside, thanks to everyone who watches my content. It's pleasure being on the internets with you ;)
  • Listening to: Izanami Theme (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
My personal GF and longtime friend, BrookeKohaku21 is an aspiring manga artist like myself, and examples of her works have been seen here on my page as well, but I want to feature some of the work she does without any of my influence or touches. She is 'currently' working on a manga called Elemental Chaos, but has been on a major hiatus due to lack of motivation. I just want her to know here that the work she does is very good and really demands more attention. With that said, I'll show you some of my favorites she has done.

Her Gallery


Meeting with Lord Spirit by BrookeKohaku21Yu-Gi-Oh: Dark Magician Knight by BrookeKohaku21



Collaborations

We do a lot of these, and once I point some of my favorites with her, you'll probably recognize them more. She does a lot of the designs for the game world I'm building, the lineart at least. 
TZ Kanashimi by AxisofDestructionMale Mage Nero by AxisofDestructionTranscending Zenith: Nezumi by AxisofDestructionDoragon Konpaku: Izreal by AxisofDestructionSR:MT: The Party Assembled by AxisofDestruction

Anyway, if you like any of our work, please go check her out and show her support. She really needs it. You can find her at BrookeKohaku21 
  • Listening to: Izanami Theme (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
All that needs to be said is this video by Nostalgia Critic. Fair Use needs to be changed to protect all content creators, big and small. 
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  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
I've finally decided to have commissions on my page again, I don't really like some of the ways DeviantArt handles organization of pages, which is why I avoided adding any more stuff than there was to my page. You can also donate in support of Doragon Konpaku and other artists, I use points mainly to commission other artists who could use the love.
  • Listening to: Izanami Theme (BlazBlue)
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
This is kinda just a random topic I thought I would write, but who all here has met/encountered a emphatic villain? That character who while clearly defined as a baddy, you also come to know that they themselves have their own lives, wishes, dreams, apart from the main character's? These are the villains I love, and the ones I love to make. Villains that challenge the need for something to be an eldritch demon from Hell with no depth or personality aside 'Kill!" as their favorite word.

Probably one of my favorite instances of this is the villain group Phoenix from Transcending Zenith, a roleplay series me and a couple of friends work on. It's an organization I made with each member wielding a core element such as fire, water, so on. Eight in all, minus one or two defectors such as my main protagonist. With a few exceptions, the majority of the characters from the group are all technically villains* but for the most part all have their interesting components that make them identifiable and enjoyable, when they're not out trying to destroy humanity, they fight, quarrel, argue, prank each other (Noriko being the primary cause of all of these things, little prankster fairy she is...) and in general are very much like a family unit, save for their issues which ultimately starts causing divides in the organization as White, the leader, slowly tips toward the crazy spectrum. 

That aside, I do prefer some villains be simple, while others be more dynamic like I've described, they both serve their purpose. But what really draws people to characters like these I feel is the fact they aren't just some organization trying to destroy the world, they're an organization who act less like your typical 'I want to kill everything' and more like a dysfunctional family that just so happens to hate humans. Some of them at least. Characters that people can really get attached to, even though they're the enemy and you should want them to lose, you still want, in some part of your mind, to see a case where they don't have to die. I know of several anime organizations (like Akatuski and the Espada) who have members that just really endear people to them.

With me at least, I try to add dynamics that make characters feel less like characters and more like people who aren't perfect, have their limits, and can be just as easily be driven crazy by the local prankster as we all can. Have emotional issues that aren't contrived or typical of tropes, though with that said, it's good to have some tropes, as long as they're not done to death.

What's your guy's thoughts on this?
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  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
Doragon Konpaku is now on Tapastic, and I'm enjoying the new location a lot. It feels like a great potential new place to set up my comic and I hope it will do well. If you want so show support and to know when the comic is released, you can follow the comic over there and keep up to date with the latest posts to Tapastic!

I'd really appreciate any and all support toward my comic, thanks for reading! No worries though, DeviantArt still gets regular updates of the comic. There's really not much in the way of Galleries in that website, so you guys still get my concept art ^_^
  • Listening to: Celldweller - Tragedy
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been productive though! To make up for the lack of updates, I'll give you a look at the next page of DK, which I'll post when I get home! As for designs, I've got a couple of drawings I did before which I'll show you as well.

Update by AxisofDestructionImage by AxisofDestruction

Image by AxisofDestruction
  • Listening to: Celldweller - Tragedy
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
Full Series Page List for Book 1 of Doragon Konpaku. You can use/follow this journal to keep up with updates on DeviantArt.
Schedule:
Friday*
Saturday
Sunday
Monday*

*Extra day if I miss an upload for Saturday or Sunday. Friday is the first day I start work on Doragon.

Support us on Tapastic for updates on Doragon Konpaku! tapastic.com/series/Doragon-Ko…

Chapter 1: The New Age

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Chapter 2: Heart of the Frozen Dragon

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Chapter 3: Division

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  • Listening to: Willpower - Persona 5
  • Reading: None
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
So I'm away from my main computer, so don't expect major pieces do be made. I am however working on nee doragon konpaku comics, I hope to come back with plenty to show.

I also plan once my laptop gets internet to build a journal with all page links so people can read the manga easier. I probably will draw some character concept art as well.

Hope to have some new stuff to show in a couple days. -Axis
  • Listening to: Megalovania
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)
I'll be working on some game concept art today, thanks to BrookeKohaku21 as always for helping me with this project so much!

Be sure to check out last stream's work as well! We got a lot of cool stuff done yesterday!

www.twitch.tv/aodlegacy
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  • Reading: Bleach
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden
  • Playing: Minecraft (Lots of Minecraft...)