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Noguy
Also Known as Aristocles
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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Current Residence: New York City
Favourite genre of music: Rap
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Personal Quote: The unexamined life is not worth living

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* New information on commissions will be forthcoming soon enough, including paypal commissions. Point commissions will still be an option too, but only for some things *

If you are interested in a picture, contact me and we can work something out on a case-by-case basis. I'm not sure how much time I will have for commissioned pictures, picture requests, or collaborations. I intend to do some of those, however.

I also do writing commissions. If you want me to write a story, a piece done involving your OCs, or something else, please message me. I only accept point commissions, and at a reasonable rate of 100 points for 1000 words, with a 100 point minimum purchase. That means if you want 1000 words, it is 100 points, and if you want 2000 words, it is 200 points. If you want 3000 words, that is 300 points, and 4000 words, 400 points, and so on. These are point commissions only, so no cash is accepted or used, save to purchase the points yourself from DA first. This is a slight price change from an earlier journal, but it is still very reasonable.

Please make sure to tell me a bit about what you want me to write, the names of any characters you want to see, and please answer any questions I may have regarding the setting and characters, to ensure the final product is what you want. I don't do anime, manga, "hetalia", or anything adult rated. I reserve the right to politely decline any commission, if I have reason to believe it does not fit standards or has some other issues.

I can do science fiction as well as fantasy, or even non-fiction genres if you desire. Just make sure to send the points and I will have the piece done in a few days or in the case of longer pieces, a week or more. As a rule of thumb, I have enough time to write 1,000 to 1,500 words a day for commissions, depending on the subject matter. For exceptionally long pieces (100,000 + words), please send me a note and we will work out a point rate and time frame on a case-by-case basis.

For multiple-chapter works, I am open to negotiating a different price, Please ask if you have any questions. More information will be posted as it becomes available, including the possibility of discounts.

If you are interested, comment below or send me a note.

Anyone who watches me (and is on good terms with me) gets a free writing of up to 5000 words. Not once a year or a month, just one free writing ever. As before, I reserve the right to politely decline anything not in good taste. I also recently corrected an error in the pricing chart, in case there was any confusion.
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Many people have been throwing around statistics which they claim proves that the USA is either a declining power, not a great power at all, or is somehow falling behind. They will frequently cite statistics which measure a narrow band of very specific social indicators in first world countries, like healthcare and education, without consideration for the fact that most of the top countries are clustered very close together in the numbers. To put it simply, #10 in the education rankings is barely any worse than #1. I will provide sources for some of these, if I think it is hard to look for the stats in Google.

But if you want numbers, figures, and claims explain why the USA is the greatest country, I have quite a few.

- The USA has the largest economy in the world, with about $17 Trillion in terms of real GDP. This map (slightly dated, as it shows only $16 trillion) should demonstrate it: time.com/7552/americas-gargant…
- America has the most powerful military by far, the largest air force and a naval tonnage greater than the next several navies combined. The USA also has a monopoly on supercarriers and a near-monopoly on stealth aircraft, as well as being one a handful of atomic powers.
- More of the largest 500 companies in the world are headquartered in the US than anywhere else. The largest company in the world is also frequently American. At the time of this writing, that company is Wal-Mart.
- The USA has the greatest share of global wealth: 31.8% of all the wealth in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National…
- Despite our large population, the USA is close to the very top of GDP per capita.
- Depending on what statistics you use, the USA is the #1 or #2 manufacturer in the world, rivaled only by China.
- America has recently overtaken Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the largest producer of oil and of energy in general.
- We still are the largest food producer according to most stats, and are easily the largest exporter of food as well.
- Most of the world's top brands are American (at least most in the top 20 or 30) www.bestglobalbrands.com/2014/…
- Most of the world's top universities are in the USA (only the UK comes close for the very top schools).
- While Bollywood (and allegedly Nigeria) produce more films than the USA, the American film industry is easily the largest in the world when it comes to revenue and profit.
- The USA easily has the largest system of roads and railroads. Not even China comes close. We also easily leads the world in the number of airports, including the busiest: Hartsfield-Jackson International.
- The US has the highest combined Research and Development budgets of any country. Having the world's largest research park (the research triangle park) helps as well.
- The USA, among countless other achievements, invented the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the airplane, the laser, put men on the moon, invented modern rocketry (the Germans ripped us off, just Google "Robert Goddard"), the modern assembly line, the mass-produced car, the telephone, the personal computer, the integrated circuit, and the internet.
- We introduced modern, workable democracy to the world, abolished slavery of our own free will, and saved Europe twice from the Germans, once from the Russians. We also aided in the rebuilding of Europe (the Marshall Plan) and introduced democracy to Japan.
- We pretty much invented modern popular music, including such genres as rap, rock & roll, and jazz.
- Most forms of modern media either started in the USA or were vastly improved and refined. Some examples include radio, comic books, movies, television, 2D animation, 3D animation, video games, and social media.
- But perhaps most relevant is that the world has decided we are great. People don't vote for these things in opinion polls or web blogs: they vote with their legs. The USA continues to attract immigrants from all corners of the globe, a fact which speaks louder than a thousand pundits. It is rarely easy to abandon one's homeland and culture, and it can be far more difficult still to get to a distant land and set oneself up there. The fact that millions do it or want to do it every year just to get to the US speaks volumes about how great the country is. Were the USA a terrible or even mediocre place, word would have gotten out among the immigrants and they would have stopped. But still, they keep coming.
Cosmos in an Orb by Noguy
Cosmos in an Orb
This particular scrying orb can be used to view the skies at any time, day or night. It also comes with a special enchantment which draws out the shape of constellations, or at least their shape as the dracons make them out to be.
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Racconan in a kilt. by Noguy
Racconan in a kilt.
Someone in a forum suggested someone draw a racconan in a kilt, so here's one, a male. The head is pretty close, but the legs and hands are not so great.

The Racconans are not mine, but are the work of RH Junior, shown here: :iconrhjunior:

The picture itself is mine, but it was drawn based off of a model seen in one of his pages. Permission for fanart is provided for on his site, from what I understand.

His works allow for use with attribution, so long as certain conditions are followed, including the name of the original creator, a link to the license, and if acknowledgement if changes were made. Apart from putting a kilt on this one, it's more or less what he'd have, although I'm not quite as good as he is when it comes to drawing.

Here's the attribution, as provided on his website.


EDIT: Added some black on his hands and feet.
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It's a week before Christmas, and that brings up the Holy Land. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, even as many lands do not recognize this reality. It was the capital of Israel before Islam or even Christianity were in existence. It's status as the capital of the Jews even predates figures such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Socrates, and even Cincinnatus (Google them if you don't get the references.)

When the Muslims took cities which did not belong to them, these places were quite often taken back. When Spain took back Granada from the Moors, no one complained. No one refuses to recognize Spain's rule over that city. When the Christians took back the island of Sicily, no one complained. When the Greeks took Athens back from the Turks, no one complained. Same thing when the Spanish retook Cordoba before, when the Portuguese retook Lisbon, or when the Christians later retook the Balkans.

So why are people complaining that the Jews retook their own capital?! What is the big difference? It is no different than reclaiming Andalusia from the Moors, restoring it to the people who lived there and expelling the invading, occupying Palestinians. As simple as it is, the root of any such objection lies in anti-Semitism. If you give any part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, you might as well give up part or whole of Spain, Greece, even Sicily.

EDIT: If you complain that the same logic could be used against non-Native Americans in the USA, there are many differences, not the least of which is that most of what would become the US was empty, many tribes willingly gave up their land by treaty, and that many tribes had no sense of land ownership in the first place. Also, Native Americans are as much citizens of the USA as anyone else, with the same rights. The Jews would be slaughtered or reduced to second-class citizens under Islamic rule.
Kyo in shorts smiling post by Noguy
Kyo in shorts smiling post
This is a scrap for me, but it can be used for whatever :iconchiletrek: wants, as this is his character. He gave me permission to make this, but I will leave the explanation to him.
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Many people have been throwing around statistics which they claim proves that the USA is either a declining power, not a great power at all, or is somehow falling behind. They will frequently cite statistics which measure a narrow band of very specific social indicators in first world countries, like healthcare and education, without consideration for the fact that most of the top countries are clustered very close together in the numbers. To put it simply, #10 in the education rankings is barely any worse than #1. I will provide sources for some of these, if I think it is hard to look for the stats in Google.

But if you want numbers, figures, and claims explain why the USA is the greatest country, I have quite a few.

- The USA has the largest economy in the world, with about $17 Trillion in terms of real GDP. This map (slightly dated, as it shows only $16 trillion) should demonstrate it: time.com/7552/americas-gargant…
- America has the most powerful military by far, the largest air force and a naval tonnage greater than the next several navies combined. The USA also has a monopoly on supercarriers and a near-monopoly on stealth aircraft, as well as being one a handful of atomic powers.
- More of the largest 500 companies in the world are headquartered in the US than anywhere else. The largest company in the world is also frequently American. At the time of this writing, that company is Wal-Mart.
- The USA has the greatest share of global wealth: 31.8% of all the wealth in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National…
- Despite our large population, the USA is close to the very top of GDP per capita.
- Depending on what statistics you use, the USA is the #1 or #2 manufacturer in the world, rivaled only by China.
- America has recently overtaken Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the largest producer of oil and of energy in general.
- We still are the largest food producer according to most stats, and are easily the largest exporter of food as well.
- Most of the world's top brands are American (at least most in the top 20 or 30) www.bestglobalbrands.com/2014/…
- Most of the world's top universities are in the USA (only the UK comes close for the very top schools).
- While Bollywood (and allegedly Nigeria) produce more films than the USA, the American film industry is easily the largest in the world when it comes to revenue and profit.
- The USA easily has the largest system of roads and railroads. Not even China comes close. We also easily leads the world in the number of airports, including the busiest: Hartsfield-Jackson International.
- The US has the highest combined Research and Development budgets of any country. Having the world's largest research park (the research triangle park) helps as well.
- The USA, among countless other achievements, invented the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the airplane, the laser, put men on the moon, invented modern rocketry (the Germans ripped us off, just Google "Robert Goddard"), the modern assembly line, the mass-produced car, the telephone, the personal computer, the integrated circuit, and the internet.
- We introduced modern, workable democracy to the world, abolished slavery of our own free will, and saved Europe twice from the Germans, once from the Russians. We also aided in the rebuilding of Europe (the Marshall Plan) and introduced democracy to Japan.
- We pretty much invented modern popular music, including such genres as rap, rock & roll, and jazz.
- Most forms of modern media either started in the USA or were vastly improved and refined. Some examples include radio, comic books, movies, television, 2D animation, 3D animation, video games, and social media.
- But perhaps most relevant is that the world has decided we are great. People don't vote for these things in opinion polls or web blogs: they vote with their legs. The USA continues to attract immigrants from all corners of the globe, a fact which speaks louder than a thousand pundits. It is rarely easy to abandon one's homeland and culture, and it can be far more difficult still to get to a distant land and set oneself up there. The fact that millions do it or want to do it every year just to get to the US speaks volumes about how great the country is. Were the USA a terrible or even mediocre place, word would have gotten out among the immigrants and they would have stopped. But still, they keep coming.

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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Hello:
 Thank you again for the colors! You may now see that I used it to make an avatar pic for DA :D .
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Noguy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. Now everyone can see my bookcases. :D

No, it isn't modeled after one in my apartment. That reminds me, I really should update this avatar again. With something I drew with pencil. My avatar as of 12/14/14 was totally digital.
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Well, I don't know if the bookshelves were based on yours or not, the important thing is that they fit very well :la: .

 I hope you'll get to think on a new avatar pic, although I pressume lots of people already recognize your current one.
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Noguy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they were based on... I'm not really sure what. I drew them a while ago. In either early 2014 or late in 2013.

And a new Avatar pic would be an upgrade of what I already have: Adykon's head.
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well my....thanks for asking first...i really appreciated. but you
 know my good friend. if it's just for the posture. don't be shy^^
posture are free to take. sure go ahead.< the only that bother other
artist and really pisses em off. it's when you toke the character.

But those day...it's almost impossible to find a new poses  that have
never been made before...also with all the artiste on earth...lol

but again. nhan go ahead. take my pose. it's cool.
but send your link when your done. wanna see your art work
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Noguy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm not really experienced at drawing humanoids, and I wouldn't normally have to ask such a thing (I mostly draw quadrupeds), but thank you very much. I'm drawing a sketch of this first. Won't take too long, once I get started.

And yes, I will link you.
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah!. lol.
me it's the opposite. I am pretty good at drawing humanoid character.
hey! wanna trade our information. will give use the chance to help each other
and also know use each other. perhaps we could be good friend too.

care to have my Skype?
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Noguy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If we are going to trade information, best to do it in notes. As in, not where others can see it.
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AlbaBG Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice pics man! :)
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Noguy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. There will probably be a lot more on the way.
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