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Hi Y'all!

First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to all my new watchers, and also to my existing watchers for commenting and faving over the past few months! It means so much to have people appreciate the things that somehow work their way out of your brain and onto the canvas.

I've also recently become self employed as a graphic designer, which I absolutely ADORE doing every single day, but I'm finding it pretty difficult to fit time in for digital painting. I'm hoping I can find a balance somewhere and will attempt to aim for one, maybe two pieces, a month.

I'm a also finding that with each new painting my skills are drastically improving, which is exciting beyond belief. I'm having to go back and rework older pieces to bring them up to standard (though no doubt I'll be doing the same with current pieces in a year from now, ha). I would like to thank you all again for the support and encouragement. I would also like to thank certain group admins for their feedback and critique, which has also helped to improve my technique.

Peace and love,



Michael Thomas Hartley
United Kingdom
Hi all!

My name's LittleBOYBlack aka Michael. Nice to meet you!

I've been drawing ever since I was born (some 26 years ago now) and have more recently taken a liking to digital art/illustration. A large portion of work I upload is is hand drawn, then post edited in Photoshop for texture/colouring (ever since I was young I've had a fear of colouring in my work. It is all too easy to spend hours on a masterpiece, then at the last minute, screw it up with a botched colouring job)!

I have two main drawing styles - grungey/sketchy, and clean/minimal, quite the polar opposites.

I currently work as a freelance graphic designer but would also like to try my hand at illustration, some examples of which you can view in my gallery!

I'm still quite new to this site so feel free to comment with useful links, crit my work, or just pop by for a plain old cuppa and a chat :)


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Hey Littleboyblack,  I do really love your clan logo and I would like if you could make a clan logo for my COD clan Night Fang. I sent you a message on DA and email I hope you can get back to me as soon as possible. Thanks, you can get back at me on
Do u make clan logos? i need a badass one with the name EG in it
Hi there! I do indeed. Feel free to send an email to to discuss further. I do charge a fee for clan logo designs though. Thanks.
LordFreeza Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I added you in case in the future I have a current back up logo designer to handle projects for my clients, so if I need you I will contact you so we can do business at some point. I can't do it all, too used to multi-tasking but it's wearing me out. It happens.

thanks for the watch! I really apreciate ;)
RGT-SX1 Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I am a huge fan of your clan logos, I was wondering if you could do a logo for a community I run.
If you could, please contact me at: and we can talk about your commission. Keep it up!
hey thanks for the watch! greatly apreciated!!
Cwmm Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thank you for watching. 
Hi. My proffesional esport team is looking for a clan logo? If you want to earn easy money you can contact me on: for more info. keep up the good work!
Thanks for the comment. I just sent you an email.
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