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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!
I've always wanted to create a speedpaint video of my own, so I finally did.

This is the finalization process (lining, shading, wording) on page 93, which will be featured in chapter 8 once it's released. It might be a while before I do so, however, as this chapter is a whopping 30 pages long.

After recording this session, I lost the first hour due to some stupid issues, so I had to start the video about midway through completion.

Get a sneak peak and see how I work behind the scenes, if you're so inclined.

Journal History


Sketch Dump 11 by NatahanKataka
Sketch Dump 11
This is a smaller sketch dump. Still enough to post, I think.

My quest to fill a sketchbook continues. The progress is slow, but there's something very gratifying about drawing traditionally that I don't feel when drawing digitally. I need to kick myself in the butt to draw more.
A Surprise Octoling by NatahanKataka
A Surprise Octoling
So, the fine folks over at Splatoonus are holding a fan art contest, something I think needs to happen more with the gaming community.

This triumphs as the most challenging piece of artwork I've created yet, I think. Colors. So many colors.

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Clip Studio
Improvement Meme [2012 - 2015] by NatahanKataka
Improvement Meme [2012 - 2015]
These past couple of years have been... Odd. A lot of inconsistency. My art has never really been consistent, come to think of it. I suppose it shouldn't bother me too much, but I've always liked the idea of having a definable, uniform aesthetic to my artwork. Either way, I have to think positively, all the while maintaining a sharp criticism. I'll reward myself by saying "you improved a lot, good job", but end it with "it's still not good enough."

So... If you'd like, you can take a look at all the art featured in this meme here, in the order that they appeared:

[2012] 1 (unavailable), 2, 3, 4

[2013] 1, 2, 3 (unavailable), 4

[2014] 1, 2, 3, 4

[2015] 1, 2, 3, 4

Check out my previous Improvement Meme (2005 - 2011)

You can read my comic, WuWanan and the Man who Croaked, here on Tapastic!

Original blank Improvement Meme here.
Family Portrait by NatahanKataka
Family Portrait
This was requested of me by a dear friend. Realism isn't something I can do very well, but it was good practice.

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Clip Studio
Wu Doodle by NatahanKataka
Wu Doodle
I was looking through some old SAI files I had lying around, and while I had one of them open in the program, I unexpectedly started to doodle an older Wu.

Felt weird to use SAI again after such a long time.

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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!
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.
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.
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!
Ari-Uzumaki-Elric Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014

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. 
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.
Ari-Uzumaki-Elric Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Okay. Hehehe Thankies buddy
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
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!
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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