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Chill Afternoon (Before-and-After) :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 Chill Afternoon :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 3 0 Banner X :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 The Handsome Goblin :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 Spider Sword Warrior :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 1 4 Teddy Panda - Concept 001 :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 Nokosu Reborn :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 2 0 Masuta Reborn :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 Scrap001 :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 3 0 Manga Girl 003 :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 1 0 Jinsoku Nokosu :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 1 0 Young Masuta :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 0 0 Masuta's Brother :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 3 0 Mithos Yggdrasil and Genis Sage :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 7 0 Morgiana Fanart :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 7 0 Morgiana Sketch :iconmarkhurst:Markhurst 3 0


Udon Restourant :iconafd42:AFD42 8 1 Together By the Spirit Tree :iconsishenfan:sishenfan 282 7 Art trade :iconsyahlalala:Syahlalala 7 2 Alice Finds The Rabbit :iconrosuuri:Rosuuri 3,975 125 Natsume :iconcikru:cikru 201 9 Treasure Hunt (with drawing video) :iconcoolboysent:CoolBoysEnt 318 12 Fight :iconryky:ryky 3,659 58 +Our Place+ :iconlarienne:larienne 8,247 712 #20161206 :iconra-lilium:ra-lilium 1,324 21 Akazukin-chan :iconwafuu-gaijin:wafuu-gaijin 15 2 My Land :iconryky:ryky 4,661 92 doodle! :iconwafuu-gaijin:wafuu-gaijin 31 4 AT: Hotaru-chan :iconwafuu-gaijin:wafuu-gaijin 28 16 experiment+practice :iconwafuu-gaijin:wafuu-gaijin 10 0 SHELTER :iconsishenfan:sishenfan 717 14 Simulation :iconsishenfan:sishenfan 497 12



Chill Afternoon
A couple months ago, I wanted to work on a picture that Caroga141 drew as doodle and see what I could come up with.  It took a while to complete this project, since I was quite busy with school and work; but when classes ended and work was closed for the holidays, I went at it until it was finished.  The goal was to come up with a style that had cel-shaded elements like you would see in The Ledend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, an Anime vibe like you would see in Digimon Adventure Tri, and hints of semi-realism in the textures.  All that combined is this picture of a teenage boy just chillin' on a school afternoon.

I hope you like how it turned out.  Feel free to critique this picture; constructive criticism is always welcomed.  I will post the before-and-after pic shortly so that you will see that I was given a doodle with no color and no background.  This picture would not have been possible without Caroga141, who also contributed to the clothing design and helped oversee this project.  

Check out Caroga141's DeviantArt page at

Before-and-After Pic:…
I really like this pic, and I think you will too.  Has a great mood of adventure to it.  Let Ari-chan2003 know your thoughts!!
To The Sky
i think this turned out quite good
tho i was expecting something better but yes, its better than bad

(uwaa i think her head is too big)

i always wanted to do the reflection thingy and this was just like a practice for my next drawing!

anyway, hope you like it!!

critiques/feedback appreciated! 
Working full time and attending school leaves little room for free time.  Despite this, I'm hoping to upload at least two new pictures by the end of this month.  Feel free to critique me, since I am no professional by any means lol.  

One of the pics will be a collaboration once again with Caroga141, whose work you can check out at  He's pretty busy too, but I think you will like what he will be uploading soon.  Here's a pic we did together just recently for my Beardit.IT YouTube channel, which I put on hold for the moment due to the lack of time and work that goes into these tutorials.

Banner X by Caroga141

Also, there is another rising artist that you should check out if you like the anime/manga style of art.  Her name is Ari-chan2003.  Head over to her page and support her (  Loving this pic "To the Sky" cuz it has Digimon Tri / FairyTail / Tales of Zestiria feel to it; let her know your thoughts.

To The Sky by wafuu-gaijin

Lastly, I would like to redo one of my pictures to challenge myself.  Let me know which one I should redo.  I'm personally thinking of redoing the one entitled "Teen Jinsoku Masuta" (as seen down below) maybe with a background using Gimp/Krita, but I want to know your thoughts.  

Teen Jinsoku Masuta by Markhurst
Just increased the view size of some of my better works in my gallery to view them in higher quality.  Plan to do that for now on.  Keep on eye out for more to come.  


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Mark Connors
United States
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ who loves anime and manga artwork. I grew up in central New Hampshire for 20 years, moved to northern California for Bible college for 5 years, and currently reside in Lynchburg, VA, and attend Liberty University, working on a secondary bachelors in Information Technology with a Website Design cognate. Definitely considering a minor in Graphic Design, since I need a lot of work lol. Drawing anime/manga artwork has become a recent interest of mine, and I am therefore an amateur. I hope that my drawing skills will improve with time.


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KawaiiTsuyu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
Thanks a lot for the fav!!Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ 
Syahlalala Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch 💕
Caroga141 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you liked the pic thanks!!!I think I've fainted. 
Caroga141 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the favorite!!!!:happybounce: 
Caroga141 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Dude
Cool art work can't wait to see what you do in the future!
abyss1956 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Thanks much for the +fav  Heart 
Rejuch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Chibi by Rejuch  
samairu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for watching me!
AquaLeonhart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watch!
Masa1989 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
thx for the watch :D
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