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I usually celebrate the new year with allot of optimize, look at it as a psychological restart to give myself something to look forward to but 2016 seem to be emotional and psychologically taxing for everyone. Still, it's new year and looking back at the lack of activity on my page: now better time to set goals for myself.

1.) Draw more.  I really had a bad time creative wise. Few commissions and very few personal works worth posting. I can afford to be that stagnate ever again. I need to find a project, even a bad one to keep my self motivated and drawing.

2.) Make a comic. I still suck at writing so I have no story but it's the best way to practice art.

3.) Unplug. I plugged in to Social Media after my fist comic con in a attempt to stay in touch with artist not on DA, 2016 reminded me why I avoided it in the first place. Going to be purging my Facebook page, contemplating deleting the account altogether consider it's seems to be nothing more than political soap box for most people regurgitating angry rants from fear mongering echo chambers. Some of you have drank the kool aid, I have not and I'm not wasting time with the name calling high school BS chocking the internet.

4.) Get to a firing range. Actually planed on doing this in October when I had some vacation time but then I got some sort of bug that knocked me on my ass for a week. I got another year to do this now, maybe I'll go with my friends so they can laugh at how unproficient I am after all those years playing FPS.

5.) Build a Mace! Turns out, you can make a mace from stuff at your local hardware store for dirt cheap. So why not!   

6.) Make time for friends. I got some friends who I owe a beer, we never have time.
   

Here's to this year being a little better... though chances are it's going to be a bitch

  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola

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Chris Kotthoff
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: St. Louis
Favourite style of art: Comic book style
E-Mail: SteelRaven1@gmail.com
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I usually celebrate the new year with allot of optimize, look at it as a psychological restart to give myself something to look forward to but 2016 seem to be emotional and psychologically taxing for everyone. Still, it's new year and looking back at the lack of activity on my page: now better time to set goals for myself.

1.) Draw more.  I really had a bad time creative wise. Few commissions and very few personal works worth posting. I can afford to be that stagnate ever again. I need to find a project, even a bad one to keep my self motivated and drawing.

2.) Make a comic. I still suck at writing so I have no story but it's the best way to practice art.

3.) Unplug. I plugged in to Social Media after my fist comic con in a attempt to stay in touch with artist not on DA, 2016 reminded me why I avoided it in the first place. Going to be purging my Facebook page, contemplating deleting the account altogether consider it's seems to be nothing more than political soap box for most people regurgitating angry rants from fear mongering echo chambers. Some of you have drank the kool aid, I have not and I'm not wasting time with the name calling high school BS chocking the internet.

4.) Get to a firing range. Actually planed on doing this in October when I had some vacation time but then I got some sort of bug that knocked me on my ass for a week. I got another year to do this now, maybe I'll go with my friends so they can laugh at how unproficient I am after all those years playing FPS.

5.) Build a Mace! Turns out, you can make a mace from stuff at your local hardware store for dirt cheap. So why not!   

6.) Make time for friends. I got some friends who I owe a beer, we never have time.
   

Here's to this year being a little better... though chances are it's going to be a bitch

  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola
MechWarrior Online Bushwacker
Sketch of the Bushwacker for MechWarrior Online.

More I can do with this sketch but not sure if I'll have time and I'm long overdue on an update.
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Kevin Carthage Character sketch 3050
Attempt to portray a character from a old Battletech mercenary campaign during the 3rd-4th Succession War era as he would be 25 Years later.
The Steel Raven mercenary command, including Kevin Carthage, would be preparing to take part in exercises with the 12th Star Guard and local Militia on Steelton when the Clan Jade Falcon invaded. Carthage perished along side the other defenders holding the capitals last defensive position as surviving elements of the 12th, Ravens and Militia to evacuate.    
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Kevin Carthage Character sketch 3039
A practice sketch of a battletech character from earlier campaign, now in 3039.
My first attempt to age the character almost 15 years since his last major campaign. Story wise, Kevin would have started a family know that the Steel Raven mercenary group had become a success enterprise after the events of 4th Succession War and a generous contract with the Federated Commonwealth. In spit of the units success, Kevin often doubting himself as a father with every deployment called for him to leave his to fight other peoples war. His son, Eric, idolized him all the same.       
 
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Kevin Carthage Character sketch 3025
Character practice, sketching a character from Battletech during the earlier campaign of late Succession Wars.
Kevin Carthage is a mercenary formally of the Lyran Guards. Well known for his skills piloting a Warhammer and TK Enforcer Auto Pistol, Kevin talks little about the events that lead to the scar over his right eye.     
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:iconmidnightclubx:
midnightclubx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch! : )
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Kimdigo Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Chris! :)
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :ahoy:
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanx for favin´ ^^
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite!
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SKILLZ001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for tha +fav 
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KODO-KUN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure thing, you do great work :)
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KoniPerdomo Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Thanks for the fave!!
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure thing, it's great work.
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