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Nathan Kartak
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am a man with a passion for art, music and storytelling. I'm trying my hardest to do what I love for a living.

Please enjoy my gallery, or if you'd like to hear my music, check the links below:

Natahan Studios on SoundCloud!

Natahan Music on YouTube!


Also, comics! I make them. Read the one I'm currently working on, "WuWanan and the Man who Croaked", here!

You may also be interested in my shows, such as Gadgetry, which can be found on my Natahan Studios Channel on YouTube.

Oh, and a Facebook page thingy as well: Natahan Studios on Facebook

Thank you for dropping by!
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Yo, it's been a while since I've done a journal. I've actually been pretty active with posting art on here, though. Hope those who're following me are happy about that -- it feels good to be creating shareable content again. That's mostly because I've been drawing so much fanart of various things lately, like Splatoon and Steven Universe. Kinda wish I started doing fanart stuff sooner -- it's probably one of the best ways to stretch your boundaries without hurting your brain too much trying to come up with something. You've got your guidelines right there; just draw it.

Also, this:



I've mentioned before that I want to start making speedpaint videos more regularly. I figure, I've got a perfectly good YouTube channel sitting there with hardly a lick of content on it -- what can I do, as an artist, to put content on it? Speedpaint videos seem like the most logical answer, as it's something I'm personally very interested in. So, that dusty old channel should be a bit more active now with speedpaints. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Since we're on the subject, I want to share a good program with you.

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

This free program functions much like Fraps -- as in, it records your screen (and can stream it as well). The main advantage of this program over Fraps, of course, is that it's free. Also, whereas Fraps lacked in the options department, OBS is robust with settings and options -- perhaps a little too much so. I had to do a bit of troubleshooting to get the darn thing to record my desktop, but once I did, it worked well.

So, if you're interested in making speedpaints for yourself, I'd recommend this until something better suited for recording paint processes comes out. Also, here's a tip: set the video recording to 10fps. It'll make the overall video file less gargantuan.

Alright, I've spouted enough. I'll catch you guys later. Peace.

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Yo, it's been a while since I've done a journal. I've actually been pretty active with posting art on here, though. Hope those who're following me are happy about that -- it feels good to be creating shareable content again. That's mostly because I've been drawing so much fanart of various things lately, like Splatoon and Steven Universe. Kinda wish I started doing fanart stuff sooner -- it's probably one of the best ways to stretch your boundaries without hurting your brain too much trying to come up with something. You've got your guidelines right there; just draw it.

Also, this:



I've mentioned before that I want to start making speedpaint videos more regularly. I figure, I've got a perfectly good YouTube channel sitting there with hardly a lick of content on it -- what can I do, as an artist, to put content on it? Speedpaint videos seem like the most logical answer, as it's something I'm personally very interested in. So, that dusty old channel should be a bit more active now with speedpaints. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Since we're on the subject, I want to share a good program with you.

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

This free program functions much like Fraps -- as in, it records your screen (and can stream it as well). The main advantage of this program over Fraps, of course, is that it's free. Also, whereas Fraps lacked in the options department, OBS is robust with settings and options -- perhaps a little too much so. I had to do a bit of troubleshooting to get the darn thing to record my desktop, but once I did, it worked well.

So, if you're interested in making speedpaints for yourself, I'd recommend this until something better suited for recording paint processes comes out. Also, here's a tip: set the video recording to 10fps. It'll make the overall video file less gargantuan.

Alright, I've spouted enough. I'll catch you guys later. Peace.
Amethyst [Colored] by NatahanKataka
Amethyst [Colored]
I liked how my fanart of Amethyst from earlier turned out, so I colored it. I also recorded the process and made a speedpaint video out of it!

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Drawn traditionally, Colored in Clip Studio
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Sketch Dump 12 by NatahanKataka
Sketch Dump 12
Thought I'd revisit some old characters of mine. I've given some of them different names in recent times.

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Traditionally Drawn
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Lapis Lazuli by NatahanKataka
Lapis Lazuli
Recently marathoned Steven Universe and was stunned by it. All the characters are so well written and the story is pretty heavy for a kids' show. Had to hold back some tears during a few episodes.

I wanted to try drawing Lapis ever since I saw the episode she appeared in. Not sure how I feel about this piece, to be honest. A lot of things seem to be off... It was a very big traditional sketch, which is something I rarely do, so a lot of errors probably snuck through. Either way, it was a good exercise, for sure.

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Traditionally Sketched, Colored with Clip Studio
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Darkesper Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Man, I am absolutely in love with your art work and comic. I'm so happy I was able to find you! Keep being awesome, my man!
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NatahanKataka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It means a lot to hear that, and it means even more that you like my comic.
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Darkesper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, would it be alright if I drew Wu and Croak some time, man? I especially would like to have a go at drawing Wu.
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NatahanKataka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be ecstatic if you drew fanart -- I always enjoy getting fanart! Go right ahead, and thank you!
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Ari-Uzumaki-Elric Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
ey!!! 

Im gonna steal one of your characters for a meme, kthxbai!!

HAHAHA. I was wondering if I can feature either Natahan or Kataka (Since it is indeed fall) in a character meme. I'm one character short and I need a male. 
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NatahanKataka Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use Kataka, since that guy has been given even less attention than Natahan.
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Ari-Uzumaki-Elric Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Okay. Hehehe Thankies buddy
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'msorryyouguysdidn'tmakeit, I really loved Wu and Croak very much @_@! Good luck with your comic though! I know it'll be good stuff and I'll be sure to be watching for new art  : D
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NatahanKataka Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thank you! it means a lot, really. But you! you made it in!! I'm so happy for you! I'll be cheering for you -- best of luck!
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
*blubbers stupidly* THANK YOU FOR WATCHING ME AJFKDLSHGKW.
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