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taught process by Troubled-Sleeper taught process :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 5 1 Kthulu Mask by Troubled-Sleeper Kthulu Mask :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 3 1 Aspyrial Jar by Troubled-Sleeper Aspyrial Jar :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 4 2 micranaut by Troubled-Sleeper micranaut :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 0 0 unfinishable monster pic by Troubled-Sleeper unfinishable monster pic :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 2 4 control by Troubled-Sleeper control :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 6 2 crucible by Troubled-Sleeper crucible :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 7 3 true colours of the blueprint  by Troubled-Sleeper true colours of the blueprint :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 6 0 moth with beetle  by Troubled-Sleeper moth with beetle :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 5 1 portrait mask by Troubled-Sleeper portrait mask :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 9 7 protomayangel motif spiral by Troubled-Sleeper protomayangel motif spiral :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 0 0 protomayangel motif by Troubled-Sleeper protomayangel motif :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 1 0 spiral ancient deity motif by Troubled-Sleeper spiral ancient deity motif :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 2 2 sentinel barrier by Troubled-Sleeper sentinel barrier :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 2 0 solstician by Troubled-Sleeper solstician :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 4 0 progenitor by Troubled-Sleeper progenitor :icontroubled-sleeper:Troubled-Sleeper 4 0


last of the  Anunnaki by nero231 last of the Anunnaki :iconnero231:nero231 1 3 Chesh and Totoro by TrollGirl Chesh and Totoro :icontrollgirl:TrollGirl 1,463 106 Flower by Mr-Kawaiis Flower :iconmr-kawaiis:Mr-Kawaiis 7 1 Revelation by TrollGirl Revelation :icontrollgirl:TrollGirl 617 30 Bastet by Unsorteddots Bastet :iconunsorteddots:Unsorteddots 186 23 Dumpster Baby by DirtNebula Dumpster Baby :icondirtnebula:DirtNebula 14 4 Creationism by DirtNebula Creationism :icondirtnebula:DirtNebula 195 50 An Interplanar Ecphora by Jakeukalane An Interplanar Ecphora :iconjakeukalane:Jakeukalane 27 17 Come and dream with me by eReSaW Come and dream with me :iconeresaw:eReSaW 47 7 Chameleon by eReSaW Chameleon :iconeresaw:eReSaW 24 6 Christmas Morning by sophiesawicki Christmas Morning :iconsophiesawicki:sophiesawicki 6 0 Alice: Madness Returns / Cosplay by RylthaCosplay Alice: Madness Returns / Cosplay :iconrylthacosplay:RylthaCosplay 556 80 Ugly birds by takmaj Ugly birds :icontakmaj:takmaj 1,689 190 Allseeing Tower by ortheza Allseeing Tower :iconortheza:ortheza 141 7 Gold wedding couple by eReSaW Gold wedding couple :iconeresaw:eReSaW 45 21 Naughty Twist by DarkerEve
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ok,,,i recently made a change to my art production set up...that is to say that i went from drawing my art on my sony xperia with my finger, to a wacom tablet and a pc...this is what i learned;

- although sketchbook is awesome on my tablet with my finger, it is just as awesome on pc and wacom. BUT its not any better, which i was hoping for...
- photoshop seems to suck compared to manga studio...but i had to explore both which took ages, and is still taking ages now.
- manga studio is awesome, but my pc isnt. 
- drawing a complex 'many tens of layers' thick picture at 1200dpi, on the biggest canvas size MS can do with vectors and raster layers all with filters on and then ploughing on for a full month editing a ten gigabyte plus file, with THIS particular machine will result in 24hr load times, which affects productivity somewhat...even after upgrading ram to the max, and new gpu added to boot, this is like swimming in molasses.

i managed to make a study of a lot of different techniques, spent some time getting used to the wacom,,,,its getting easier but was weird at first. 

after several weeks of trying, i managed to create a pic i could no longer work on....i will upload it regardless - i spent a full week merging the layers in the wrong order just to complete the 'pigs ear' effect lol but eventually was able to create a 15% size version as a bitmap, with heavily reduced i will post that shortly....

today i did a little manga self portrait, mucking about and having fun with the wacom and manga pc is just starting to have stuck moments with this one too, so i suppose this must be about the maximum i can produce easily on this machine....will post this up too....for the lols

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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday! :)
Troubled-Sleeper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
nice!!!! thanks...i am wasted and being deviant...just found a pic i never uploaded as it had a lil blue line on it im uploading it anyways....for posterity - im prone to total data loss, living on the edge. hope you enjoy, and others too... :)
cartoonstudy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch. Much appreciated! and...Here is a llama.
saf777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Merci pour le watch :)
seika Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

eReSaW Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
thanks for faving, Llama and :+devwatch: :sun:
Mr-Kawaiis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for watch ^-^
Troubled-Sleeper Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You are welcome! I think we have certain similarities in our styles or technique, let me know if you are interested in doing some collaborations some time...x check my gallery if you get time eh ;)
Furansessu Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch and the fav  Chisaki Crying Icon 
it really mean a lot to me!
I'll be sure to keep posting my drawings Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 
Airy-Styles Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav! I really appropriate it ^^ Please don't hesitate to comment or watch if you really like what you see and would like to see more of my work :) I really love hearing what people think of my work; it makes me really happy. :D
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