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Thank you for visiting my page! Please sit back and enjoy a digital cup of tea :tea:

I specialize in comic book art, illustration, concept development and world building in both digital and traditional. I have exhibited my art online for 15 years and am privileged to have met many creative people! Born in Jamaica W.I., I currently live in the U.S. where I work full time while working on personal art projects. My favorite character is Sonic the Hedgehog and my other influences are Zelda, Studio Ghibli, Disney, Final Fantasy, old 80s anime, real life, and other random influences.


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Status: Commissions are currently OPEN!
I was reading on the subject and seeing what people commonly have to say on the matter. As my dad likes to say, you want to be able to turn your skill into "dollars and cents." There's nothing greedy about that because everyone needs to live and living means more art-making :-)

I just found the notion interesting that it's either you're great at making money and suck at art or you're great at art and suck at making money.

I will own up and say I'm the latter. I'm no super entrepreneur/promoter but I will challenge the notion that it's because I have no business sense. I do because I took the time to learn the basics after I graduated.  Unfortunately my art school kept grooming me to be a gallery artist.  I even know how to set up an exhibit and host a gallery opening but you can't LIVE on that all the time. They never taught us any art-business to translate into the REAL world so we can actually make use of these degrees we spent THOUSANDS on. All the time I could have spent learning graphic, web design and typography was eaten up by gallery work.

The reason I am not the uber-marketer that a natural business person would be is because of my energy reserves.  Whatever skill you have, it takes energy to execute the processes like a computer. Just press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and you'll see what I mean.

Some people can multi-task better than others but my system is already weighed down with project and design ideas along with actual production. By the time I get around to the business aspect I'm tired as heck. My mind is constantly birthing characters and worlds for goodness' sake and giving birth makes you tired! It's to the point that I appear absent-minded or forgetful to my friends because sometimes my mental faculties are shot. 

A lot of artists don't suck at businesses because they're dumb at it, it already takes so much energy just to create the product in the first place.  That's like the raw-fiber factory trying to do corporate simultaneously. So the question I chew on is how to compensate for this?
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BlackFoxAsakura Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I forgot. In last time I'm trying to cheer some people up. You're one of them.

You need just a smile and I know how to achieve that.

Watch this!…

This is account of some funny mime from Poland ( Ireneusz Krosny the One Mime Theatre ).

At his YouTube account ( KrosnyTheMime ) he has a lot of funy videos, but beyond it are more, just write "Ireneusz Krosny" at browser of YouTube.

Have fun Taz! Your really need it.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end" (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
BlackFoxAsakura Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Hey Taz!^^

I have a question. Is everything okay? Your last entr made me worried about You.

If You want We can to talk about it. I'll cheer You up with a pleasure. But please, tell me about it at note.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, thanks~
BlackFoxAsakura Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
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