Figured it's high time I updated this thing!
Name's Acesential, though most everyone just calls me ace. I started drawing more seriously when I was about 12 or 13, learning how to draw in the anime/manga style (a decision I regret nowadays, but what can you do?) I was never particularly skilled at it, and my arrogant and stubborn teenage brain kept me from improving substantially. For instance, I only seriously started drawing bodies when I was 15 (Yeesh...)
Around June of 2011, I came across the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Having been a great fan of classic cartoons of the 90s, I saw a lot to like in the show after the first two episodes. Soon afterwards, I became a fan, I became a brony.
And, I have to say, art-wise, MLP has helped me evolve greatly as an artist. I'm actually inking and coloring art and experimenting as well. Ironically, it's these ponies that made me eventually realize that I need to learn to draw realism, something I plan on doing once the summer rolls around. Odd how these things work, right?
I have aspirations of becoming an animator. As for what, I'm not sure. However, I've loved cartoons my whole life, and it would be a dream come true to work on them.
Beyond that, my interests also lie in video game creation. If you ever want to open up a dialogue about video game design, feel free to message me! I love that kind of discussion.
Well, that's it! An anime artist turned brony who wants to go into animation! Check out my gallery, and leave a comment/critique! More towards the latter, if possible!
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Favourite TV Shows
MLP: Friendship is Magic, Spongebob Squarepants, Adeventure Time, Regular Show, Phineas and Ferb
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Sambomaster, Queen, Asian Kung-fu Generation, The Pillows, Jack Wall, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, John Williams
The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Maus, Making Comics, Understanding Comics
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, K.A. Applegate, Scott McCloud
Metal Gear Solid series, Final Fantasy 4 and 6, Way of the Samurai, Mass Effect, Half-life, Command and Conquer,
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
0.5mm mechanical pencil, paper, tablet, Photoshop CS3, and Paint Tool SAI
Video game design