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Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!
Thats No Moon by Norsehound
Thats No Moon
Kind of what spurred the recent graphic artwork. A lot of people liked this one so I thought I'd share.

This is a special X-Wing event happening at my friendly local game store Game Kastle Fremont, California. JR Miniatures let us have some terrain for this event and my manager wanted me to make up the rules for it. I went a little further and did a poster too.

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SDR-5V-Spider by Norsehound
SDR-5V-Spider
Original: www.sarna.net/wiki/File:3025_S…

Got a chance to play Battletech for real recently and noticed how bland and uninteresting the intro kit mechs are. So, why not fix them?

A 30 ton strike mech with two medium lasers and absurd (8) number of jump jets. Heat sink in the head. This version, when running, walks with the extended "toe" and folds up the feet. When walking at slower speeds the claws deploy to keep the mech balanced.

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It's been a while since I've written, so I guess it's time for an update.

A few people have written to me asking for commissions work but the simple matter of it is, it isn't enough to sustain a living with, so I've discontinued doing commissions presently. I don't have the effort or the interest to pursue these transitory things when I really need something stable.

My last two jobs within the gaming industry were wonderful, desirable jobs that made me feel like I was moving forward with my career but they ended all-too soon.  Because of how jarring these losses were I don't think I can do a contractor's career. I want stability when it comes to holding a job and with this economy, in an art field, that just isn't possible. At least, not when I've tried to get one with my background of less than a year's worth of production design I guess.

At the moment I've returned to school to take instruction in Programming and hopefully go through a new open door. It may lead me back into the gaming industry but at least it means (hopefully) that I can have something stable and keep art as a hobby until another door opens up to let me in to pursue my passions. This also means taking a retail job to sustain me and my increasing health insurance payments while I try to learn a new trade.

It's not the most ideal turn of events, but I keep looking at my bank account decrease and job applications fly from my mailbox with no reply. Something needs to be done.

Thank you all for watching. I don't mean to say I'll discontinue my art efforts here, just that barring some kind of permanent job offer I don't think I'll be really responsive to requests for commissions.

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A post-script. I've had requests in the past to license my Axel designs... in particular the KR-14 series. As a rule I must deny these requests. The Axels are native to the universe I made them for... I can't just break off the designs and hand them away. That would make them alien to the universe they were created for should I press on with them for other things.

It would be a thing to ask me to design machines similar to the Axels, which I have done, but the Axel series is not a gallery to loan out individual machines from. It is a showcase of what I like to do best; and that's draw robots.

Thank you.
  • Listening to: Retro New Wave
  • Reading: Fantasy Flight Game Forums
  • Watching: Moonrise Kingdom
  • Playing: FFG's X-Wing Miniatures
  • Drinking: Milk

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Michael Ptak
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United States
Current Residence: space.
Favourite genre of music: Electronic, Techno, Industrial, Ambient, Rock, world (Middle East)
Favourite style of art: Origional artwork
Operating System: Life
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: 46cm (18in)
Skin of choice: KR-14-P7 Axel
Favourite cartoon character: Misa Hayase, Yang Wen-Li, Reinhard von Loengramm
Personal Quote: "If growing up means surrendering your imagination, then I never want to be an adult."
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lil-puppy23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
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Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope you've been doing well!
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Here's your gift: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLYvT… ;)
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Happy birthday!
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psychonator17 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just to make clear: Mariachimon consist of Ludicolo and Maracti.
Right. Now that that's settled:


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*A WILD BAND OF MARIACHIMON APPEARED*

ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR.
♪ HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FROM ALL OF US TO YOU
WE WISH IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY, SO WE WOULD PARTY TOO ♪
♪ HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
WE WISH IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY, SO WE WOULD PARTY TOO ♪
HEY!!

*Mariachimon disappear into the ether*

In case that song made no sense whatsoever, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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xbox-3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Here's a happy birthday a bit early, so that I don't miss it. :)
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Cr1zza Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Been a fan back from the relic board. Keep it up.
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ManganMan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Photographer
You got my watch m8 :)
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Anarchitek Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, you just draw the bests mechs i've ever seen! Don't stop!!
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