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Well you guys, it's that time. It has been a long and gloomy day for me today but I'm just gonna say it...Like all other deviants with future goals in mind that must be achieved, I will be on semi-hiatus for no distinct amount of time. I will, however, check and reply messages everyday/night when I get the chance. Uploading art is another deal though. I will upload art, both my design works and manga pages, but at a very slow rate. 

Anyways, I appreciate guys for understanding and for those that have been patient with me up till now. So, I'll see you guys later. But don't worry, I will return. Don't know when but I will. ;)

Ace, out. 

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Alex Nguyen
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
:lightbulb: This month's (October) profile picture: Hal from "Hal: The Movie":lightbulb:

My name is Alex, but most people refer to me as Ace online.

I am the writer and illustrator of my comic book/manga "SOMA: School of Mercenaries and Assassins." I've been making it for more than 5 years now.

-You can check out the Summary/Plot of the story here:…

Equipment & Resources:
-Ticonderoga/Papermate/Office Depot No. 2 Pencil
-0.8 mm Schneider Xpress pen
-Foray 0.5 mm rolle Rollerball Pen
-8.5" X 11" (21.59 cm X 27.94 cm) Computer Paper
-Acer Extensa 5230E Laptop
-OS: Windows 7 Home Edition
-Wacom Intuous 5 Tablet
-Adobe Photoshop CS5.1/6
-Manga Studio 5.0 EX
-Microsoft Word 2007
-"Mastering Manga Book 1" with Mark Crilley
-"Mastering Manga Book 2" Level Up with Mark Crilley

Languages I Know: (You can talk to me with the following...)
USA Language Level stamp4 by Faeth-design Vietnamese - Expert by StarzAreShiny MexSpanish Level 2 by Apple-Rings JP Language Level stamp by Faeth-design

Extended Ver. of Bio:…
My FAQs:…

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SOMA  Poster Preview by TheRebornAce
SOMA Poster Preview
The wait is finally over!!! For what has been planned for almost 3 years now is finally becoming a reality. You guys can expect the finalized, fully colored, and fully rendered in about a month or so. Can't wait!

So what do you guys think? From what was a rough sketched idea to a finalized lineart. 

PS: There is one more group of characters missing. Can you guys guess who? Hint: It's in my gallery. 

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Model vs. Reality by TheRebornAce
Model vs. Reality
A comparison between the SolidWorks version and our real version of our trebuchet.......Not really close...BUT, at least it works like we expected. We AEs always know what and how to do things. 

Build Time: 30 minutes
Modeling time: 6 hours

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Trebuchet Model by TheRebornAce
Trebuchet Model
A 3D model of my group's Trebuchet for our English project. Unfortunately, our prototype model does not look neatly and cool as the 3D model I made. ^^; Oh well. I mean, how much can you do with only less than a week to create a full operable trebuchet? 

Program: SolidWorks
Hours (including repetition of rendering): ~12 hours

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Partners for Life by TheRebornAce
Partners for Life
(There was a scanning issue with this picture FYI).

Tetsuya Fujiwara (right): A Mercenary Class student within SOMA ranked Agent and the least experienced one to be of that ranked. Tetsuya has been a student for almost 6 years and still waits for his eligibility to go off his own personal mission; finding his sister. 6 years ago, he and his family was taken away by a group of terrorists called the GOL, or Guerrilla Operative League. As time went by in the deadly camp, he and his family was brought up to execution because the camp was finally exposed to the public and the terrorists had to eliminate all the witnesses. On the stage, his parents was killed right in front of his and his sister's eyes. As it came to his turn, SOMA operatives appeared out of no where and started to clear the camp. Before he can make his escape, his sister was then taken away by the GOL leader. He couldn't do anything at that time but instead watch his sister being dragged into the bastard's car. As the clearing was finished and the remaining innocent lives were saved, he asked one of the operatives to admit him into SOMA. All of them said no, no matter how much he pleaded, but one agreed to allow him to join and that was the school's Warden, Taro Nakajima. Now, he is about to start his 7th year and is nearing the time for him to go off his personal mission since his mind has been drifting off to other places as he worries his sister’s current condition. But she may not be the only one he has to worry about since he receives a partner, Honoka Miyazaki. Honoka always gets in his hair and can never shake her off. He thinks he can do things without her but actually, he is lost and doesn't know if he would be able to save his sister. He soon learns he needs Honoka by his side to guide him and get to a stage where he should be. Later, he soon sees her more than just a SOMA partner of his.

Honoka Miyazaki (left): An Assassin Class student and also ranked Agent, Honoka is one of the top skilled CP students within SOMA. She has been in SOMA for 7 years and is now starting her 8th year. During the age of 8, her mother was murdered by her father as he was drunk and desperate for money in his current state. With her mother out of the way, Honoka's father then tries to plan to rid of her as well as he only thinks of her as a nuisance in his life and the cause for his bankruptcy. Luckily, Honoka's mother's intern, (someone that helped her with the bakery shop) found her almost about being thrown off a bridge by her father. The intern quickly reacted to the situation and saved Honoka's life. After that tragic event, the intern recruited her into SOMA since Honoka did not have anywhere else to go. From there, she became a highly skilled CP for SOMA in class Assassin. Though she has a new life, she is quite lonesome. But as she was assigned as Tetsuya's new partner, her whole life changes. Now she has a new friend and possibly someone she could be close to. Though in the story she may be always yelling at Tetsuya, it's only because she cares for his safety. With him by her side, she will show her true self as she is not the annoying girl people mostly sees. In addition, she might recall past events that will help her create a stronger connection with Tetsuya. 

Black and White ver.:

Summary/Plot of book:…

Comments looking forward to:
-Hints and Tips on Photoshop
-How to shade on Photoshop

**I do not own the background.

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*I own all rights to this drawing, coloring, and design.
*You may NOT imitate, copy, clone, parody, impersonate, photocopy, reprint, replicate, or forgery to this work.

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Thanks for the fave~ ^_^
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Happy birthday~ :D
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Happy Birthday!~ :hug:
Gomen for posting this so late  
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