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  • Reading: Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
  • Watching: Lancelot Link : Secret Chimp
  • Playing: Dead
  • Eating: Sardines and Avocado
  • Drinking: Water


United States
Current Residence: Houston
Favourite style of art: American and European comic styles
Skin of choice: Hu-man



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tonypapesh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Filmographer
NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD! What are you doing on Deviant Art?! (Just kidding. Hey. What's up)
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   General Artist
End of 1st Quarter, Tex.  Just checking in.  How you holding up?

I've been getting back to ink as the humidity rises and thought I would like to know that the nibs you sent me completely replaced the nibs I was using.  I'm sold - at least as far as using pen to complement brush.  It might be different if I were doing everything in pen.  But even then, I think the reliability of these babies would win out over any special effects the others might offer. 
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   General Artist
Hey, Hos.  Since you do digital, maybe you can give me some advice on what to get.  I'm looking at Photoshop and Illustrator, of course.  What else is necessary or good to have?  I've heard good things about Manga Studio 5, ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro.  What would you put on a wishlist of must-have graphics editing programs if money were no object?
Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Hey bossman,

Sorry for the delay, I think I saw in your recent journal you've already reached a general consensus regarding digital editing programs.  Though I'll still toss in my two cents.

Since I've started working digitally (and I don't do it as often as I probably should) I've used photoshop almost exclusively. And now that adobe is offering the CS2 suite for free there I would highly recommend you give it a shot! I have photoshop cs2 on my laptop and cs4 on my PC, and they perform practically the same. I've also heard great stuff about Manga Studio from my friend who has converted to that from photoshop.  I would love to try it myself someday but I tend to gravitate to to things with 'FREE' on the pricetag ;) and with cs2 being free I'd say that's the best bang for your buck~ And I saw in your journal that these older versions seem to work fine on windows 8 so that's a big bonus.

And the great thing is there's countless video tutorials online so you wont be left in the dark using an unfamiliar program.
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
Golden!  Thanks!
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   General Artist
Dude!  You been very quite too long.  Make some noise!
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
haven't forgotten the nibs, Tex.  Things are kind of hairy between the snow and various emergencies.  I'll come through for ya, though . . . 

BTW - do you write your own scripts?  Do you have anything in your portfolio showing an original story that you wrote and illustrated?
Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
No worries brother! I'm in no huge rush~  I've got some nibs to send you in exchange as well, either zap me your address sometime or I'll just use your return address  once I get your envelope . 

As for the scripts, at this point  I've only drawn stuff I've 'written' myself, although it's usually very skeletal and bare, writing always poses a problem for  me, I spend so long trying to make something up that I don't have enough  time to draw it, augh!

Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   General Artist
haha.  Thanks! 
I understand.  Doing both is a trial.  But, you know, there's still a tradition that demands one do both, and, personally, that's where I want to be.  So, we gotta buck up and just do it.  Like anything else, it gets easier with practice.
celaoxxx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery
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