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Just a little update since you may be noticing the real update is missing.  I'm taking a short break on Breakaway and will be resuming on November 7th.  Why isn't really important, it's a matter of my schedule being thrown off by circumstances where it's just healthier to relax.

I am going to be working on Breakaway while it's away, and other work as well, just not pressing to update and sacrificing quality for speed :)
DOGS by emily-lorange
DOGS
Finished dogs commission!  I believe this is a gift from the commissioner to his sister.  This is probably the largest single piece I've done on commission ever - and overall I think it turned out really well :3

tumblr: emilylorange.tumblr.com

www.darkelementals.com - emilylorange@gmail.com - Commission Info
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Breakaway: 2-63 by emily-lorange
Breakaway: 2-63
Look I drink my share of milk, but there's no way to get around that it's kind of gross.  And it's sort of hard to explain to aliens that you suck fluids out of other animals for later consumption just because you can.

Sorry I'm a bit late today with this one.  The beard of the house brought home the flu or something - I didn't get it nearly as bad as him but it was enough to sap me of my energy and focus when I should have been working on this.  It didn't come out quite how I wanted it to but it is done and it came out ok. 

I know, I know, what a tragedy it would have been if I'd missed a page that's silly.

But it's probably the last silly one until the next chapter, so enjoy it eh? :P

Breakaway is available for free in full here: www.darkelementals.com/breakaw…

Commission Info: www.darkelementals.com/cg/comm…
Tumblr: emilylorange.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/emilylorange

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Breakaway: 2-62 by emily-lorange
Breakaway: 2-62
You know, Mallory is dressed far too practically for this to be believable.

Breakaway is available for free in full here: www.darkelementals.com/breakaw…

Commission Info: www.darkelementals.com/cg/comm…
Tumblr: emilylorange.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/emilylorange

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Breakaway: 2-61 by emily-lorange
Breakaway: 2-61
Emily's apparently one of those really irritating people on a reality show that declares I'M NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS, I'M HERE TO WIN.

Breakaway is available for free in full here: www.darkelementals.com/breakaw…

Commission Info: www.darkelementals.com/cg/comm…
Tumblr: emilylorange.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/emilylorange

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Just a little update since you may be noticing the real update is missing.  I'm taking a short break on Breakaway and will be resuming on November 7th.  Why isn't really important, it's a matter of my schedule being thrown off by circumstances where it's just healthier to relax.

I am going to be working on Breakaway while it's away, and other work as well, just not pressing to update and sacrificing quality for speed :)

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dragonking65622 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work!
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jamesquinn1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Hello there do you take requests?
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mendotatech Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Great work! With all that you do, how hectic do things become, especially on deadlines?
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emily-lorange Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I wrote a big long response haha:

Here's the big secret: I'm actually a huge procrastinator.

Deadlines are sort of a scary word, especially when your target is finishing a large project - and there are other people depending on you.  But they're important to meet - and showing the people you're working with that you're reliable means they're more likely to remember you in the future when their next project comes along, over someone else who didn't.

The 'trick' to meeting (and beating) deadlines is understanding how you work and how you're motivated.  Here's how I work:

 A deadline needs to be set by someone.  Sometimes it's given by the client but often they don't have a time constraint in mind.  If they don't, I give them a (reasonable!) estimate of when I'll be finished, based on how fast I think I can work, while still leaving time to set the piece aside, return to it with fresh eyes and make corrections.  This helps the client feel better, even if they don't realize it - waiting for an undefined amount of time can make one anxious, especially if you've already put money down on the deal.  Agreeing to a schedule helps put everyone on the same page.

I am not usually a person who can focus on one thing for a long amount of time.  Occasionally I can but most of the time it just becomes torture.  Here's where it's best to break down a project into smaller goals.  It's psychologically soothing and helps get rid of the panic that leads to procrastination.  Usually it's a matter of reaching the small goal I set and putting it down to relax, then coming back and doing it again until the work is finished.

Everyone has occasional emergencies.  It just happens. 

Here's the Master Level trick to deadline meeting - PLAN FOR EMERGENCIES.  When you're negotiating a deadline and thinking about how your work load needs to look, think about allocating extra time for anything that may pop up!  While it's not possible to plan for everything (like the artist who lost use of his right hand after his kickstarter was funded), it's easy to plan around the common emergency - such as illness or house fire*, or heck, maybe you just want to run to a spa resort with your friends. 

If you can plan around the possibility that you may be out of commission for a few days, you can still meet your deadline the 1 out of 10 times it happens, and beat that deadline the other 9 times. 

*yep.
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mendotatech Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I am like that too. Even though visual art isn't exactly my area of focus. I can't seem to focus on one thing for long. And I see that people around me are doing the same thing. The difference I see is that you allow yourself extra time.

I guess the bottom line is know thyself, be thyself. You know how you operate. It is up to you whether or not you want to take it by the horns, which is what you are doing. You know who you are, what you are doing, how you are doing, (and more importantly) WHEN you are doing (if it at all makes sense). I guess a lot of the problems we encounter is because we have yet to know ourselves.

I don't think I made a whole lot of sense with what I just typed, but I think you have a bit more realism than most people I encounter. Which (I believe) lends itself to only bigger and better things in the end.

Keep up that awesome work that you do!
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pandanomium Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! You've got an awesome comic gallery. Love the style and coloring!
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shikokumaji Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just checked out your thread on the WoW forums, so I figured I would watch you. :heart: Awesome work! :)
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Artemissz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw your forum post, your art is amazing :D <3
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KamiDiox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH my! I never thought I'd ever find another MDTAS fan! Let me hug you! :iconletmehugyouplz:
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emily-lorange Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
We're pretty scarce these days.  Hello!
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