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Nathan J.
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I was born in 1984 and currently married to Mahkohime. I have been interested in art since an early age and it just has never stopped. I studied Graphic Design and Illustration in college which lend me to my current job as a graphic designer at a small business. I have been told I have a artist approach to my graphic work maybe due to the fact I love drawing and illustration. As you can tell from my devID I love many forms of art ranging from traditional work with pencil, markers, and ink to digital work using Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, and Apophysis.

My other projects include a novel I have been working on for years and started writing it finally earlier in 2012. I have been keeping updates on it in my journal. It is a mix of a cyberpunk setting with a thriller detective narrative involving a drug whose side effects might grant a person super powers. Many of the characters have mental issues from this drug. It is hopefully going to be a complex brain thinker of a book when I am finished writing it. Hopefully, I can create some graphics for it soon. Also, I play around with music either on my keyboards or using Sony Acid Music Studio, which has been sometime since I have played with either. Later I will hook up a link here to my music, so if people are interested they can check that out.

If you want to know more about me or ask me a question feel few to send me a note.

Thank you for stopping to checkout my page and I hope you have a nice day.

Current Residence: Michigan, USA

Favourite genre of music: Metal | Rock | J-Rock | J-Pop | Pop | Electronica

Favourite Anime Characters: Sailor Mercury | Sailor Jupiter | Vash | Takaya Aiba | Noa Izumi | Motoko Kusanagi | Goku

Favourite Marvel Characters: Spider-Man | Punisher | Cloak & Dagger | Black Cat | Psylocke | Rogue | Gambit | Beast

Favourite DC Characters: Caitlin Fairchild | Roxy Spaulding | Catwoman | Batgirl | Batman | Joker

Personal Quote: "The backrub would have been great, but the bra strap was in the way." - Koenken
My Links:

Artician: Koenken
Facebook: Artwork of Koenken
Portfolio: Koenken Design Portfolio


Hello everyone,

I am still quite active here, but still trying to get better on posting up new artwork. I am thankful for all the faves and comments on my work. Also, on the job hunting front I have not found anything just yet. I have applied for many jobs just have not heard back.
Anyway, besides that stuff :iconmahkohime: and I just got a new cat. It is a small nine month old.

Still not working on artwork as much as I would like to. I have to really get in the habit of setting time aside to work on artwork.
Another thing I am not good at is finishing a project after starting it. I tend to get half way and kinda move on to something else.

Helping Plug Friends:

Just passing some news in my own little way.

:bulletblue: Comission News :bulletblue:

At the moment I am not doing commissions, but several of my friends and fellow deviants I watch are.
So here is a little list of some artists taking commissions:

:iconcarlosgomezartist:: Check out his profile for details.

:iconeudetenis:: Check out her profile for details.

I hope to get more linked up here just have not had the time.
If you read my journal and want to be added to/removed from this list just send me a note.

P.S. Also check out the comic Shadows of Oblivion by :iconshono:
Get Shadows of Oblivion on ComiXology!
or check his store link to find the other ways of picking up this cool comic.

Check out the Kickstarter by :iconthestylusmonkey:
The product he's created is called the Nomad Art Sachel.
It's perfect for any artist, check it out and give him some well deserved support on this

:bulletgreen: Contest News :bulletgreen:

Still no contest news to pass along.


My project list shorten to reflect what I am currently working on.

I am getting into doing vectors more and more. I hope to keep learning new things and pushing myself. The current vector I am working on a Shelby Cobra and the rest of the classic cars for that project. Then later I plan on a DMC DeLorean. Although, a new project from my brother of his truck, a Chevy LUV, will slow down progress on the Cobra and other projects a little bit. Still working on the Chevy LUV. It has been a fun project so far. I hope to work on it more this week along with a few other projects.

I have been really bad at keeping with sketching regularly. It is a very on and off thing with me, but if I want to get better I have to make it a more common practice to draw more often. I also want to get into maybe trying some ink washes again. I am thinking a Punisher ink wash fanart would be fun. Been bad about getting to ink washing as well sorry, but still want to get into it. Hopefully, I can get moving forward. I have almost all the things needed to start doing ink washes again, so hopefully I can get to that soon.


My story is moving along slowly still. I am working on Chapter Five. Focus on research again.
I hope to work on it sometime soon with my art projects getting more of my attention lately,
which they should since I am an artist first, and writer second.

I started reading William Gibson's  second novel Count Zero. Still slowly reading the second book
in the Wheel of Time series, which is taking a long time to read between everything else I do.
Also, the book just has parts that seem to drag forever. Very slow reading at times for me.
Still adding books that I want to read at some point including books from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Also, I would like to get back to reading comics again since my setting deals with
people gaining super powers. I have read a few Spider-man and Punisher comics.
I am thinking of reading through my Gen 13 and Catwoman comics. Still have not done.

That is about it for now.

Featured Artists:

A few artists I have just started enjoying their artwork.
Check out the links to see some of their art. Enjoy.

:iconshiroang:  : and

:icontoyonda:  : and

:iconshono:  : and

All new features for the new year.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long journal.


Project List that Moves like Snail:

Chevy LUV Vector: :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

Shelby Cobra Vector: :star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

Gen 13 Fan Art: :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

Hummingbird Vector: :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:

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