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Derek Dow
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Craigton, Glasgow
Favourite genre of music: the good kind
Favourite photographer: Nick Knight
Favourite style of art: I like all sorts, so long as it's well-executed
MP3 player of choice: winamp or my phone for pocket tunes
Favourite cartoon character: the Crappon inna Hat
Personal Quote: why was I telling you this?
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Okay, so last journal was me begging for work because my laptop gave up the ghost, and thankfully I managed to get enough cash together to afford a new system. I didn't buy it straight away because I wanted to wait until I'd paid my rent this month - just in case of other unexpected calamities - so in the meantime I made to with my old desktop system. It was very slow going with some of the pieces I was working on, and I could only work on one page of my sequential gig at a time, but it did well enough to help me earn a few quid. Until last week. It was working fine one night, but when I went to switch it on the next day nothing happened. No weird noises, no ominous clouds of smoke - just dead. Oh, and did I mention my cellphone was also off for repair? NO INTERNETS FOR FOUR DAYS! AARRRGGH!!!

Anyway obviously I had to order a new system. Now I've got my phone back, and the new PC just arrived today too (think that's the first time I've ever paid for express delivery!), so I'm in the middle of getting everything sorted out. Not sure about this Windows 8 thing, but so far it isn't annoying me as much as it has some of my friends. And it's really nice to be using a system that doesn't hang every time I boot something up! I haven't quite got it back to my normal working setup yet, but it's getting there, and I still haven't lost any files. Yay!

Fingers crossed this is the end of my bad luck for now. Cuz I really can't afford any more upsets for a while!  >_<
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: new system hum
  • Reading: Lovecraft
  • Watching: progress bars
  • Playing: with installers
  • Eating: humble pie
  • Drinking: tea - some things never get updated
Soooo ... I'm having some hardware problems. My hitherto reliable laptop (my main work machine) has been acting up a bit lately, and since Saturday night the screen's just been dead. The system still seems to be working - I can access everything through my network, so I haven't lost anything (so far), but it's bajanxed for actually doing anything. I did a bit of research and tried a few things myself to no avail, but it's in the shop now and the prognosis isn't terribly promising, so I need to get some funds together in case replacement is on the cards. Luckily I still have my trusty (but slow) ol' desktop, so if you've got anything needs some colours, send it my way! Nothing like hardware troubles to make you really desperate to work!  ^_^

Page rate: from £30/page (US$50)
Single Character (no background): £30 (US$50)
Single Character (simple BG added by me): from £40 (US$70)
Pinup/poster (single character + BG or several characters): from £50 (US$85)
More complex work (inc. covers, etc.): from £60 (US$100)
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Saul Williams
  • Reading: Focault's Pendulum
  • Watching: GoT, again from the start
  • Eating: my fingernails
  • Drinking: earl of tetley

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:iconhyvanildo:
hyvanildo Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice gallery!
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ADRIAN9 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dude your colors are guarantee of success you know we have to work together on something this 2015
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
Your welcome to color my inks anytime!
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artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
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:iconsurftiki:
SurfTiki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet sweet sodium nitrite that awesome and thank you for coloring one!
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artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Happy to oblige, chief!
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chrisrrau Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again for all of the help and for coloring my demon gunslinger.  I'll hit you up with more work once I get it going!
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Djake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,
I just dropped in to say: welcome to :iconblackartsociety: , ad ended up hanging around to goggle at your imagery.  Stellar work!
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StriderSoryu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Inspiring stuff, I like.
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JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol why am I just now finding you! your color tech is bad azz! we soooo need to collab sometime, my lines, your colors :plotting: putting you on watch! sending you notes for request later :pc:
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