Dumah

Dumah

Age: 24
Gender: None Specified
Web Site: http://takjak.deviantart.com

About Me

I like to draw. /obviousness

Between 2003-2004, I created Kairo's character because I was obsessed with Inuyasha and Yu Yu Hakusho (I still love Hiei). My two best friends at the time also made characters set in the same world and had similar stories, but it was difficult for me to match my version of the demon world to theirs, so I mostly wrote independently. I then started a comic about Kairo's story, and I included their characters despite the fact that our ideas rarely matched and they always had issues with how I represented their characters.

My best friends and I had a falling out in high school and don't talk anymore. One of them once threatened to sue me if I used her characters in my work, so I've since restarted my comic. (It needed it, regardless; my 8th-grade art was not quality work.)

Eventually I got to where I am now. I feel I have well-developed characters and a believable world of demons and elementals, and I'm always striving to improve my work (which includes the art, story, world, the characters, their histories, etc).

I hope you enjoy the story! So far it's been 9 years in the making. ^_^

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The Destroyer
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Last Update: 9 Days Ago Fans: 136 # Comics: 267

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Comment on Cover:: Protector of The Destroyer
Dumah, 13 Aug 2014 07:59 pm
The best comment I've gotten about Ves'per's creepy-ass form here is from my friend who said "so are they like undead bone goblins?" hahahahaha

This isn't done yet, btw, I just wanted to scan the inks before I fucked it up with color.... Might print out a few copies and see how I want him to look
Comment on 7.4 Smarter of The Destroyer
Dumah, 13 Aug 2014 07:28 pm
He assumes the letter is from Ves'per because it's technically Vessie's color/magic signature (really Ves'per is just echoing Sam's magic signature color but whatevs, he'll figure it out).

Any curious guesses as to what the note says? :)

Vote incentive: inked version of page three! Please vote ;^;
Comment on 7.3 Ice Demons of The Destroyer
Dumah, 13 Aug 2014 07:21 pm
YOU GUYS YOU GUYS I WAS TOTALLY GONNA KEEP THESE AS A BUFFER but I have foooour sketched /partly inked pages already so *THROWS PAGES AT YOU*

Yeaaaaaaah I'm awesome like that B-]

Vote incentive: The inked version of this page! Please vote :3
Comment on Page 34 of Demon of the Underground
Dumah, 08 Aug 2014 03:25 pm
Merritt: "Here's your pep talk: Win the tournament and I'll kiss your stupid face."

/WINS
Comment on 7.2 Princess of The Destroyer
Dumah, 08 Aug 2014 02:29 pm
@Zoal: Okay, great! :) I will keep doing what I'm doing with the text. Haha, yeah he found out he can still use his blood for spells and say them aloud, and if he needed to, he could just bite himself, so he's not worried. Thanks! I was going for a bit of a gradient on the right, to indicate his nagging thoughts which he isn't facing right now, and the lines on the other side are jagged to show surprise ^_^

@Nerdlove: Ah! Sorry, I found Tumblr to be kind of a timesuck, and I wanted to work on my comic more rather than browse that site all night. I'm in a better place now, mentally, so I'm doing all right. Thank you for your concern :)
Comment on 6.55 Ink WIP of The Destroyer
Dumah, 07 Aug 2014 03:21 pm
@Zoal: Hahaha! XD I meant the quality of the picture is bad, but yeah I still don't like showing off my art unless it's finished. Thank you so much, I'm trying really hard to improve bit by bit. ^_^
Comment on 7.2 Princess of The Destroyer
Dumah, 07 Aug 2014 03:08 pm
Look at Kairo acting all nonchalant like he didn't just almost have a heart attack-- OH WAIT his heart doesn't beat hehehehehe

Also, I've been practicing my penmanship and I'm trying to write smaller text for the comic. Do you guys like it this size or does it make it hard to read? Let me knoooowww..... otherwise I will just continue doing whatever the eff I want, lol

Also, if anybody's wondering how Kairo can read that but he can't write a spell like that himself, it's kind of like how I can read and understand some Spanish, put words I'm unfamiliar with into Google translate, but I cannot write sentences because I barely remember the grammar or how to conjugate verbs. I mean, I could mash stuff together and try if I had to, but it were a spell that could backfire.....yeaaahhhhno, I wouldn't do that.

Vote incentive: Vote to see the inked next page! I left the dialogue and everything~! ;D
Comment on 7.1 Fakana of The Destroyer
Dumah, 07 Aug 2014 03:06 pm
Yaaaaaay I get to draw Kairo again~

I feel like I used that phrase before, "I don't TRY I SUCCEED MWAHAHAHA", but idc, I didn't feel like reading my entire comic just to forget what I was looking for and have to read through it again.

"Kana" does mean beloved, but it's not used alone. It's supposed to be attached to a name so people know who you're talking about. ("Kira'kana" is one example. I don't think Kairo ever calls Tak Tak'kana, mostly because it doesn't flow well; he calls her lyn'ka (my heart) instead. Y'know.....in the future, lol) It's a derivative of "ka" (my) and "kan" (mine), which I guess makes it more like "MINE!!!"? Haha.

Vote incentive: The inked third page of this chapter :D vote to see it!
Comment on 6.56 Hair of The Destroyer
Dumah, 24 Jul 2014 03:54 pm
I hope his goodbyes don't sound like those ones in movies where they're all drawn out and then the guy dies while he's away. Cuz that's not what I was trying to convey, lol. HEY IT'S THE LAST PAGE IN THE CHAPTER, YAAAAAY

Now for some chapter notes:
Lyn'ka literally means "my heart," but figuratively means "my love." It's a term of endearment in Shadesh'meka, basically. And I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but "Lighters" is a slur for "light users."

Also, there were a couple things I cut for the sake of brevity. One, Strelitzia's nicknames; Adak calls her Zia, but for everyone else she wants them to call her Strella. At one point Sam was supposed to call her "Zia" and she corrected him.

Two, Sam's eyes just changed color (again). Strella originally noticed and commented on it, and Sam either excused himself to check the bathroom mirror or made a mental note to check it later. His eyes now change color like other demon's because his magic has been "unlocked" so to speak; his Shapeshifter parent made him "human" so that he would blend into the human world, and had he not been brought to the demon world, he probably would never have found out what he really was. The more he uses his magic, the more his parent's magic will wear off and he'll start looking more like a demon (or whatever he shifts himself to look like).

Three, Adak originally mentioned that two gold would allow him to quit his third job, and Sam felt less angry about the price. In fact, he ends up giving Adak the little purse he made for Kairo in a previous chapter.....which still has seven gold in it.

Hmmmmm, I think that's everything. Oh wait no, there was another character design I worked on-- Sam was supposed to encounter him first, before he talked to Nev, but his presence was unnecessary for that scene. He'll probably show up in the next chapter though.

AAAAAH I just remembered something else that's important that I left out. Adak's two fingers are missing on his right hand because thieves get their fingers removed, and he "stole" Strelitzia from her clan. What really happened was they were messing around in secret, but then she got pregnant, so they decided to get married. In order to keep her from getting kicked out of her clan for marrying a Shadow demon, he "pretended" to steal her, in public, and she "pretended" to fight back (she broke his jaw, btw. It's gotta look real, folks). Anyway, her father demanded Adak's hand for the theft, but they managed to talk him down to just the two fingers.

Also, for the sake of clarification, Adak is 26 years old, Strella is 78, and she has a daughter from a previous marriage (who is older than Adak, looool) and that's partly why he didn't want Zia to get expelled from her clan, because then she couldn't see her first daughter as often.
Comment on 6.55 Doctor of The Destroyer
Dumah, 24 Jul 2014 03:19 pm
Here's the page in color! Man, shading Adak and Strelitzia's skin color took forever. By the time I was done yesterday, I was late getting to bed, so... updating todaaaaay instead :)

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