Follow me my fellow nerds I shall give you good blessings and Vaporeons
Andrew Orluk (AKA DioShiba) is a Digital Artist who enjoys making cartoons and pixel art. Graduated with a BFA in Digital Arts. This goes without saying but DO NOT STEAL MY ARTWORK. Re-posting with credit is fine as long as it links back to this page.
Digital Artist, Vide
Joined on 1/15/12
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - January 30th, 2021
Ironically enough, I don't think I've been pushing my art on here (Or any of the other communities I've been frequenting as of late!) as much as I have been prior to a few days ago after dealing with some of my own issues. Really, this is the first time that I've actually been working as hard as I have been to keep doing things on a daily routine to the best of my ability and I'm actually super glad about that.
Actually, this is one of the few places that I've been coming to time and time again. Part of the reason why I like newgrounds was because someone introduced me to the site with a mario flash animation of twisted sister some time ago? anyways. I never really submitted a shit ton of stuff until recently and for the most part I've kept myself lurking but now that I'm kind of kicking things into full gear and figuring out what works best for me, I'm glad that I've been able to experience the growth I needed to on here and where ever else I post my artwork.
With that being said I'm genuinely glad to be a part of the Newgrounds community. While I do intend to keep growing with my artwork and show my progress on where I'm at as I develop my own skill set. Come to think of it after taking advice from BridgeofFaust about how to plan out some stuff ahead of time in the case of any eventualities, I've been kind of glad to take that in and kind of do a reset on how I've been approaching my craft.
With that being said, I do appreciate the love I've been getting from some of you guys so far and I'm super stoked to see where 2021 takes me this year.
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - September 18th, 2020
Hello all, it's been a little difficult for me in the past few weeks to stay on top of everything now that I am working and trying to keep myself from going insane during lockdown, but it's better late than never to spread word of my side hustle:
Damn straight! Your crazy Uncle Andrew/Dioshiba is now opening commissions!
To keep things simple and to avoid any sort of overload with my projects, I'm limiting this to five slots. So if you're interested into hiring me for a small project you need to do then I'm more than willing to work with you!
With that being said, here is a link to some of the deets that I have regarding commissions. Additionally, I have added some links into my signature regarding commissions and to a couple of other places I'm active on the internet so by all means please reach out to me!
Also on some minor note: I'm finally getting my first tattoo this week of my Cannibal Rooster so, I'll likely be posting pictures of that as it gets done! It'll have a few tweaks to the final product but hey, as long as it's spirit is kept intact!
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - August 15th, 2020
I could have done this much much much sooner but currently in a balancing act between a seasonal job and scheduling some other ongoing things throughout the month got me in a pinch so here's the scoop with me.
Anyhow, NEW CONTENT was just posted today which you can find. Also going to be posting some content exclusively on my own personal website so if you want to check out some of that stuff then by all means: https://andreworlukartanimations.com/
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - May 25th, 2020
So I guess now would be a good time to admit that to keep myself going in this world I recently got a full time job over at Lowes. Working in the paint department?
Not exactly my ideal first job but I gotta pay the bills and my adobe programs somehow. MEANTIME, I also did the Sailor Moon Redraw Challenge recently.
So while I'm doing my thing I'm probably going to continue experimenting more, start working more dilligently on expanding what I do for my portfolio, then who knows where the road will go from there. All in all the only thing I can do now is just live for today and appreciate the little moments in life.
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - April 12th, 2020
Okay so here's some news.
Recently I've decided to take a step back from sites like Facebook, Instagram, and even Twitter in hopes that it will help me get my own shit together. While I don't plan on quitting sites like newgrounds I've slowly been coming to the realization that I need to figure out some sort of structure and I suppose that social media has been more of a distraction from that more than anything else.
SO THERE'S THAT. However I guess with out social media I wouldn't have found out about things like the Six Fan-Art Challenge so I ended up having some fun with that. Good times.
Also I suppose that I've also been kind of learning how to appreciate myself in the present moment. I guess part of that has to do with healing from a lot of past traumas that happened but, all said and done it did kind of help me figure some things out, but I guess the more relevant thing here is that one of the reasons why I realized to why I make art (Even Fan-Art) to that extent is because I'm really just here trying to figure out the meaning of my own existence. Which I suppose is kind of pompus in it's own right but maybe that's why I'm really drawn to drawing certain characters that I find myself relating to in a certain sense.
Oh and Easter has been all right. Given that I've been mostly spending time with family anyways during quarantine that's sort of to be expected.
ANYHOW, right now between getting my own life together and figuring out how to keep building up my web presence outside of social media is going to be one of the things that I'm going to work on. I could consider opening a Patreon but I feel like I haven't built up enough of a following to really do that just yet so we'll see what happens from here on out going into the end of the year.
Stay safe all you lovely people.
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - March 8th, 2020
Hoping all is well for everyone, it's been kind of a rough month on my end managing a post-college life, but I'm managing nonetheless.
Meantime, been kind of trekking along drawing some more stuff. I'm considering on showing some character concepts that I've been working on for some time now in the near future and doing some stuff that isn't just all fan art and the occasional memes like you see up here.
Best wishes for all you lot.
- Andrew (DioShiba)
Posted by CaptainDioShiba - January 23rd, 2020
So here's a belated post for the new year. And the overall 2020s. I'm just doing what I can to make more art and I have some plans on being more active on the BBS community boards and actually commit myself to being part of this site more often.
And who knows, I'll probably start doing animation stuff again! Been meaning to do that but I guess it hasn't dawned on me that I have more freedom, putting aside temporary part time work and coming home to draw.