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[Midwinter] Face Off by Deus-Nocte

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Midwinter is an ongoing, original graphic novel that meshes science fiction and fantasy.

Cyberization is thriving while magic tries to break free of its longstanding stigma. A new miracle drug, asterite, has emerged as a genetic modifier and gives new life to the incurable.

Housing the ample supply of asterite it does, Gemini Hospital makes for a tantalizing target, and attacks on the facility are only becoming more aggressive and desperate.

Nox--a powerful arcanist--goes after the hospital to steal the drug, but ends up gaining permanent employment to protect them instead. Unfortunately, with a background like his, Nox needs to build up trust among staff in order to perform his increasingly difficult duties.

Along the way, he discovers that despite being the one with the steepest criminal record, there are those around him that safeguard even more dangerous secrets: some personal, some classified, and some that will question the very institution he’s working for.



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Kayla Swain
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Kayla Swain
Artist | Professional | Digital Art

Though I am primarily an illustrator at the moment, I aspire to one day
make a living off of creating graphic novels. As you can see, my page is littered
with art from "Midwinter", which is the manga I'm producing with a small band of
awesome people called ReVision Studios :D I am the lead artist and
secondary writer for the project.

All commissions are closed, sorry guys!

if you need to contact me outside of DA, feel free to drop me an e-mail!

kswain.art@gmail.com

I have a Tumblr too:
deus-nocte.tumblr.com :)













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Hello! I'm the main artist for Midwinter, a comic that's been in production since 2013. We're in need of a background artist that is comfortable drawing urban areas such as city streets, city overviews, singular buildings, etc. within a scifi theme. Rubble and foliage will also be common.

All we need is lineart on the comic pages themselves. We can do the rest! Other duties may include designing certain buildings or drawing in props.

To see some examples, check out the sample below:
(view the pdf at 75% for best quality)

[Midwinter ] Chapter 1 SAMPLE by Deus-Nocte  

The skills we're looking for are:

+ Strong sense of perspective
+ Detail oriented (clean lines, no gaps between them. Makes it easier on our toner.)
+ Open to feedback & critique
+ Communicative, open about your limitations and schedule
+ Ability to work within a deadline

Extra skills that we'd find SUPER useful, but aren't required:
+ Comfortable with vehicle drawing/design
+ 3D modeling or SketchUp experience

Some software you will need when starting with us:
+ Photoshop or drawing equivalent
---> Basically, anything that can read PSDs. Paint Tool Sai, Clip Studio, SketchBook Pro, etc.
+ Dropbox
+ Skype

Your computer needs to be able to handle large files. They will probably be 20-40MB when you start working on them. A finished page can range 80-120MB.

This is a negotiable, PAID position. In the past, payments have been calculated in a flat rate, per page format. This means that you get paid the same for each page whether it's an involved establishing shot or there's only 1-2 panels mostly covered by characters.

The flat rate format makes it easier on all parties, but if you're not comfortable with that, it is certainly up for discussion. We're open to other avenues.

Design work will be paid for separately and based on your personal rates.

All that said, I want to be upfront with you guys: we are not a self-sufficient commercial entity. We may not be able to offer industry standard payment, and we apologize for that. Though we go to conventions and try to sell things online, the core team doesn't see a cent of it. It goes to table costs, supplies, printing, and to the other assistant artists.

Depending on skill level, we're comfortable offering $15-30/page. We're open to higher price points depending on the artist, but we would not be able to afford anything over $50/page. Please keep that in mind when applying.

TO APPLY, please send your portfolio to midwintermanga@gmail.com and tell us why you feel you'd be a good fit for the position. Thank you!
Rukia by Deus-Nocte
Rukia
I haven't been around on DA for a very long time, I know, and I apologize for that!

I'm still very much working on Midwinter, so most of my art revolves around the comic. I decided to doodle something a little different today, and it ended up being none other than Rukia!

I haven't drawn her in years, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. She remains to be my favorite character in Bleach and I'm glad to say that she still fits right in with my style.

I know it's not a lot, but I hope you guys enjoy it!
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[Midwinter] Happy Holidays! 2014 by Deus-Nocte
[Midwinter] Happy Holidays! 2014
I'm a bit late, I know, but I figured it's better late than never! Here's Garrett and Thalia wishing you a Happy Holidays, despite the former being a little grumpy about it... he really doesn't enjoy the sweater I put him in.

Here's to the new year! I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to a lot of great things in 2015.

Last Year's:
[Midwinter] Merry Christmas! 2013 by Deus-Nocte
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[Midwinter] Turning Point by Deus-Nocte
[Midwinter] Turning Point
Kinda forgot to put these here, but I made some posters out of the comic pages (or sections of them). They're high res enough to accommodate that, so I thought: why not! Added a bit of color to each one, too. If you're one of those who likes seeing detail in the comic work we do, you'll probably like these. :)

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This one's the lower half of pg71. I kinda struggled with deciding if I should post/display such a crucial page and turn it into a print, but I decided to go ahead with it because Pendiah is a badass and it's honestly my favorite page out of the ones I've drawn so far. Even if you haven't read it, I'm hoping it entices you a little :v

If you'd like to purchase this (8.5 x 11" print) or see what else we have available, our store is here!

[Midwinter] Overview of Polaris by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] Face Off by Deus-Nocte 

More Midwinter:
[Midwinter] Chapter 1 by Deus-Nocte Shatter by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] Battle Between Casters by Deus-Nocte Walking in Winter by Deus-Nocte   

Midwinter and all associated characters, symbols, and graphics are © ReVision Studios
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[Midwinter] Face Off by Deus-Nocte
[Midwinter] Face Off
Kinda forgot to put these here, but I made some posters out of the comic pages (or sections of them). They're high res enough to accommodate that, so I thought: why not! Added a bit of color to each one, too. If you're one of those who likes seeing detail in the comic work we do, you'll probably like these. :)

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This is the top part of pg49--if you watch us on facebook or tumblr, you probably saw this at one point (more than likely in black and white). This face off between Mark and Nox is one of my favorites, and I'm really happy with how it came out.

If you'd like to purchase this (11 x 8.5" print) or see what else we have available, our store is here!

[Midwinter] Overview of Polaris by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] Turning Point by Deus-Nocte 

More Midwinter:
[Midwinter] Chapter 1 by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] Maestro by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] .:Illusionist:. by Deus-Nocte .:Heavy Rain:. by Deus-Nocte 

Midwinter and all associated characters, symbols, and graphics are © ReVision Studios
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Kayla:)

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Vheissuu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Hey mate , you do comissions? how do i apply for them? Thanks in advance!
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I probably wouldn't have time for a colored commission, but if you're interested in a sketch or ink, the prices are here:

COMMISSION INFORMATION [CLOSED] by Deus-Nocte

Make sure to read the description. You can note or email me if you want something. :)
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Vheissuu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Oh , Ok , I'll check it asap.
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JLavisant Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cool to meet you and discover Midwinter. I was the one who came by like three times and fangirled for Nox really hard. Heheh. I finally got a moment to read the first chapter when I got home from Nebkon, and I really love it. I look forward to more! Keep up the amazing work!
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh!! I'm so happy you like it! (And enough to come find me on DA.) Thanks for stopping by, it was a joy to meet you. It's always so great to see other people drawn to the characters and start to love them as much as I do! Luckily there's no shortage of Nox here--you'll find all the pics you saw in my portfolio here and some others you haven't seen. :P

OH, and you must watch the trailer I made for the Kickstarter we had back in March. Nox has a voice... and I'm sure you'll like it.
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
oh sugarplums.

Did I forget to wish you a happy birthday? I think I forgot, but I can't recall if I forgot, but if I did forget, happy (very) belated birthday ^^;
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, no worries! Thank you for the birthday wishes though <3
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
you're quite welcome.

I know you're super busy, but have you ever considered an 'ask a character' bit / mini-comic? (random question, right? I'm full of 'em)

And Nox is gracing two screens for my work computer with his offerings of chocolate-covered strawberries, wine, cheese, and crackers =D
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We actually have considered that! We're thinking it could be an extra in one of the volumes--who knows, maybe volume 1. I'll make sure to post a journal or something when we're accepting questions. :nod:

And that is awesome. I'm really glad you like that pic so much! (it's gotta be one of my favs, too)
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