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I am gone for a couple of weeks for Christmas, what gift would you like me to bring back for you? 

59 deviants said Some new KOF REDUX
31 deviants said New fan arts
30 deviants said A different REDUX (a different game than KOF)
26 deviants said New original characters

Digital Ninja 2012 recap and 2013 goals...

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 8, 2013, 9:24 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Sleeping Dogs OST
  • Reading: Legend of the Monkey King V.1
  • Watching: Young Justice Season 1
  • Playing: Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: Bento
  • Drinking: Green Tea
Hey Everyone,

Another year has passed and once again its time to look back and see how I have progressed in my 2012 goals, as well as looking ahead to new goals in the upcoming year.


2012 previous goals:

1: Finish off KOF REDUX cast from 95-98: I am proud to say this is DONE! Not only have I done the entire KOF cast from every game up until 98, I think I only have a couple of characters left to finish up to KOF 2000! And that doesn't even include all the characters I have done out of order from even newer games in there series.

2: More original Digital Ninja Content: Another big check mark in my completed goals column, in the beginning of 2012 I set out to draw a brand new original character every day (Now entitled "Digital Ninja Dailies" in my gallery folder) and I am happy to say I knocked out over 100 original characters in 2012! Not all of the characters are keepers, but it was a blast to keep my pencil sharp for almost 4 straight months! If you haven't seen the gallery yet, I invite you to take a look:…

3: More Digital Ninja tutorials: Ah, another year another let down on this one :(, sorry about this guys. I really wanted to get more tutorials done but I think the wall that I kept hitting is that see a lot of great tutorials all over the net that already covers most of the stuff I would have done, and a lot of them are videos! So the need for another Digital Ninja tutorial in the grand internet universe when there are already thousands out there to choose from doesn't seem like it would be the best use of my time. I would rather spend that time doing new art :).

So 2 out 3 of three resolutions accomplished makes me pretty happy, and it just energizes me to reach for new lofty goals in 2013, speaking of which ......


New goals for 2013:

1. Finish KOF REDUX: I know, I know, "DN are you insane!?" is what you guys are probably thinking right now. To be honest I am not sure how I will actually end KOF REDUX, whether I will just cut it off at some point, or will actually fill out the entire roster, I sort of feel like I am in the dregs of the cast now, and instead of actually having a list of characters to REDUX I really want to do, now I am kinda just taking requests from those characters that have not been drawn yet. What's actually kind of interesting is ALOT of requests I get are of characters I have already done! So that kind of says something when my visitors are running out of characters for me to work on.

HOWEVER!!! This does lead me into my next big goal which I think many of you will find interesting (I hope):

2. Start a brand new REDUX series!: I have had dozens of requests for me to start a new REDUX series over the years and now I am starting to mull over in my brain what that new series might be. If you think you have an awesome idea feel free to comment and speak up. Whatever it is, its gotta be unique, and its got to be interesting.

3. An original Digital Ninja comic series: Another goal I have made before but have yet to accomplish. It's not like I do not have plenty of cool comic ideas and characters with interesting stories to tell, trust me I have literally dozens of story lines and several sketch books completely filled with character designs and ideas I would love to make. I just need to hone in and pick 1 idea that really sparks my creative drive, and I feel 2013 is the year I finally jump in!

4. A Digital Ninja original character series: This is less of a goal and more of a 'Would be nice to do' kinda thing. Essentially I want to turn my Digital Ninja Dailies into a colored series. I have already colored a couple of the characters, but I would like to do a bunch more and make a whole series out of it. This is going to be a time management thing, if I have the time you will see more fleshed out colored characters, but the other goals come first!

So there you have it, my goals for 2013 all lined up. One thing is for sure, if I hit all of these goals, its going to make my DA page very interesting over the coming year, that I promise you :).

So be sure to keep checking back for new updates, things are just getting started!


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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Hello Robbie, thought this could interest you fighting-games-elite.deviantar…

Happy Weekend!
KarenShields Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I don't know when I lost my follow on your gallery, but I've been missing out! Great stuff as always and you're back on my watchlist! :heart:
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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
HOLY CRAP! You’re really good! Your KoF REDUX work is truly inspiring!!

What can man do against such ridiculous talent? I must +Watch you! It’s gonna be fun collecting your deviations, dude!

If you have a moment, check out my gallery, and if you like what ya see, add me to your +Watch list as well!
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Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
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justdoit14 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent artwork, looking forward of more of your character probably a combination between alex mercer or desmond miles or someone like aiden pearce, that will be cool! Great work.
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