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  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: Anything Agatha Christie I can get my hands on
  • Watching: Transformers Animated
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening (want my friend code?)
  • Eating: Leftover Chicken + Onion Potatoes
  • Drinking: Orange Soda
OK before I go into this, I want to say I'm probably not doing the commissions.  For one, I haven't seen that much of an interest, and two, there's a lot I have in mind to do myself.  Also, I had a long phone conversation with a friend of mine about a much more ambitious project.  And that's all anyone will know of that for the time being.  :P

But the biggest reason to hold on commissions, is that I have two new toys to play with!  Which is also why art's sort of dried for the time being.  But once I get the hang of these, I'll have an easier time with artwork (crosses fingers)

Toy 1:  My new Lenovo gaming laptop with complete SSD hard-drive.  Oh yeah.  This thing is sooo much better than that bogged down Hewlett-Packard comp of mine, may it rest in peace (its not dead; I just won't care about it anymore).  Its lighter, faster, higher tech, more compact, and capable of WAY better graphics.  So instead of waiting for my computer to render filters, blurs, sharpening, or just waiting for Photoshop to respond, I can have my artwork done with no pauses save for user incompetence.  Oh, and I can actually play that dang Skyrim game my brother gave me years ago, and actually see the dang spells I'm casting, and not just killing my opponents by flipping them off.  Only downside of this comp is that the screen is 14" instead of 17" like my other, so I'll have to get used to seeing things much smaller than I'm used to.  I'm having to squint to see the dang screen.  A hassle, but since I got this thing for nearly half-off, I'll take it.  I bought this thing right before I started having my latest ankle problems and missing work, so I might not have gotten it if I'd waited a few days, but what's done is done, and it would cost to much for me to send it back anyways.  And who can argue with getting a high-end laptop for almost half off?  ITS MINE.

Toy 2:  Clip Studio Paint.  GOODBYE, PHOTOSHOP.  I have a new friend!  Clip Studio Paint is basically Manga Studio only bought online.  It was a very nice present.  I already don't know what I did without it, and the only thing I've done with it is look up tutorial vids.  Linework is going to be so much easier once I master this.  Problem is, until I do master it, I have no clue what I'm doing.  I've tinkered around some but there is going to be a bit of a learning curve.

So yeah, couple that with the learning curve for *#^%@ Windows 8.1, and I've got some work to do before any more decent art comes out.  Hopefully, I can get work done faster with a quicker comp and better art program for drawing, so once I can get my art time down to a more manageable level, maybe then I might take a commission or two.  Assuming I don't blow my free time in Skyrim . . .

So that's the update.  Next toy I'm saving up for is a higher-end graphics tablet, maybe even one with a screen on it.  Yeah, like I'm made of that much money.  But watching the guy in the poorly translated-subtitled tutorial vids for Clip Studio Paint use a monster screen-style tablet made me want one (or at least something with a screen) like it was my long-lost soul mate.  Which it might be.

Also, if I can get the hang of this quickly, I have three members of the Elite Guard from Transformers Animated all drawn up in Humanformer style, waiting for me to figure out how to use the magic inking tool in CSP.  Sentinel is especially impatient; he wants to show he really does have a decent head on his shoulders.  *snicker*



Crutch Ninja!
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: State of Denial
Favorite genre of music: Pop rock, with a mix of a little of everything else
Favorite style of art: Anime, cartoon, animation in general
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favorite cartoon character: Brainiac 5, Bumblebee, Aang, Hao, Edward Elric, Lina Inverse, Kenshin, Flint from CWaCoM, Atem from Yu-Gi-Oh, Final Fantasy Unlimited Cid, Danny Phantom, Sari Sumdac, Firefist Ace, Phineas Flyn-Fletcher, Poof, all four TMNT, THE LIST GOES ON
Personal Quote: Man, that would creep me out if I found someone who looked like me. Wait, I have a twin sister!!

Favorite Quote:
"George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again. " -Disney


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tigergirl1209 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello there mystryl-shada! I would like to know if you still interested in TMNT? Or if you are interested in any transformers characters? 

If you are I would like to invite you to TMNT-Transformers Fan
(I think that is how I put it)
Tell me what you think, and comment on my profile
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving :)
Doctor Who by Joe-Roberts 
mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!  Stumbled across it, and couldn't NOT fav; its gorgeous.
Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome gallery :)
GShepherd17 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh good lord. Your TFA humanized art is increadible, you actully made me like prowl now! XD
Redrockinrose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey dude! I don't know if you remember me, haha, but I used to read your webcomic nowhere u forever ago! I just remembered it today, hah. It was kinda formative, and cool! thanks for letting me do fanart for it (and...putting one of my fanworks on the site? dang)
BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
do you do requests or commissions? Your art is amazing!
LHull9 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Hi. I've been a fan of your art for a long time. (I mean, ever since '08 or '09). Your Transformers Animated Fanart is what brought me here, and I discovered all of your Fanart.

But anyways, I find it cool that you are drawing Fanart for TMNT 2012. Honestly, I loved your TFAnimated Fanart, and I think you'd do great TFPrime Fanart. I also think you'd do some good Kaijudo Fanart as well. (But that's just me. Feel free to do whatever you want.)

But yeah. Been a big fan of your work go a while now, and I have to say, continue the great work. :D
mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thanks!  That really means a lot.  I do want to do some more TFA art, but I need to see the series again to get the feel of it in my blood or I'll have a hard time getting anything on paper.  Darn my ADHD artistic inspiration; I can only really draw what I'm currently obsessing over.

I should really work on getting over my prejudice against TFPrime, lol.  I've been holding it against that series thinking if they wanted TF cartoon then why cancel TFA.  The fact that it is supposed to appeal to fans of the movies is actually another strike against it in my opinion.
But I HAVE heard it is good.  I may have given it a chance already, but I suddenly have even less free time than before, what with my new job and all.

Huh, I haven't even HEARD of Kaijudo; what is that?  Anime?  Anime translated for network television?  A cartoon named to sound anime-ish?

And thanks again!  Between my job and some books I'm trying to write I'm limited for art, but I do so love to draw so expect some stuff soon (hopefully).  What it will BE I don't know; I kinda have 4 artworks in various stages of completion.  I draw what I feel like.  :)  Been meaning to get some sketch up though to celebrate the revelation of Casey Jones's character design for TMNT 2012; for a TMNT fan its an occasion worth celebrating.
LHull9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Heh. I'm actually amused that you replied.

Also a few things:

TFPrime, from what I know is actually based off of the "War for Cybertron" and "Fall of Cybertron" games, not the Bayverse movies.

Kaijudo is the American reboot of the Duel Masters franchise. Unlike it's anime counterpart, this has more Magic: The Gathering take (Which is what it's based off of.). As it has a take on MtG, instead of card gaming, they're traveling through the different dimensions that the creatures exist in and such. Kaijudo means "Way of the Kaiju", as in the practice of taming the creatures they use to fight against the enemy.

But yeah, I'm actually amused that you replied. I also loved your Danny Phantom work aswell.

But anyways, keep up the good work, and stay awesome. :D
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