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Ben Krefta
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kent, UK
Favourite genre of music: Chillout, Liquid Drum and Bass, Modern Classical / Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Anime CG
Operating System: Windows 10
Favourite Manga: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Gantz, Guyver
Favourite Anime: My Neighbour Totoro, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust
Favourite Game: Metal Gear Solid
Personal Quote: "Iron helps us play!"
Interests

Art Related:


* My portfolio and personal homepage is at www.benkrefta.com 

* Commissions open, so if interested, send me a message :) (Smile)


Conventions:


I'm attending a few Comic Cons each year here in the UK- usually towards the South East. I update with details of these on Social media (see links below), so best to go there for updates about upcoming Con attendances.


How-To Books:


For those that don't know, I've written a few instructional manga art books over the years...

'Digital Manga' is available for humans to buy on my website : An in-depth tutorial book teaching virtually everything I know about Photoshop and colouring characters.

'The Artist's Guide to Drawing Manga'
 is also now available on my site : A beginners guide to manga and character creation. It's effectively an updated version of my older book 'The Art of Drawing Manga'.

Although aimed at beginners/amateurs, with 67,000 words of written content across both books, I'd like to think there's at least something in there that most artists could benefit from and enjoy :) (Smile)
Both titles are sold within the UK. I can also ship to Europe, US and worldwide also. Alternatively search for them on Amazon.

Last year the book 'Art Class: Manga Art' went on sale which combines the two books mentioned above. It was a good opportunity to revise a few portions of the books and always pretty cool to have another publication with my name printed on the cover :) I'm still proud of these books and their contents and know many aspiring artist would find a lot of it beneficial. Although I'm guessing 90%+ aspiring artists these days are getting all their art education solely online since annual sales of my books have decreased massively over the last decade. With the digital age firmly upon us, it makes sense. But it always feels disappointing and frustrating when very few eyeballs are pointing towards the products you've spent so much time creating, as I'm sure most artists can relate.


Tattoos:


I've been tattooing part-time for maybe 9 years now, having carried out well over 400 tattoos or sessions to date. Seems like a lot but I guess it's the equivalent to 2 years of intensive, full-time tattooing? Working the tattoo job along side my art and design job has been working out ok for me. Love having a bit of variety in my life and at least a tattoo is one thing customers can't get for free online!


DA:


As you can probably see, I'm not too active on here these days and mostly post on Instagram. Maybe I should create and post something to celebrate 100K DA page views if I reach that amount by the end of the year?


Social Media Stuff:

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/benkrefta
Follow my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/animemangaart…
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/BenKrefta
Follow me on Tumblr: benkrefta.tumblr.com/
Watch my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/b0mu
Follow me on Pinterest: pinterest.com/benkrefta/
Connect on Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/benkrefta

Activity


Art Related:


* My portfolio and personal homepage is at www.benkrefta.com 

* Commissions open, so if interested, send me a message :) (Smile)


Conventions:


I'm attending a few Comic Cons each year here in the UK- usually towards the South East. I update with details of these on Social media (see links below), so best to go there for updates about upcoming Con attendances.


How-To Books:


For those that don't know, I've written a few instructional manga art books over the years...

'Digital Manga' is available for humans to buy on my website : An in-depth tutorial book teaching virtually everything I know about Photoshop and colouring characters.

'The Artist's Guide to Drawing Manga'
 is also now available on my site : A beginners guide to manga and character creation. It's effectively an updated version of my older book 'The Art of Drawing Manga'.

Although aimed at beginners/amateurs, with 67,000 words of written content across both books, I'd like to think there's at least something in there that most artists could benefit from and enjoy :) (Smile)
Both titles are sold within the UK. I can also ship to Europe, US and worldwide also. Alternatively search for them on Amazon.

Last year the book 'Art Class: Manga Art' went on sale which combines the two books mentioned above. It was a good opportunity to revise a few portions of the books and always pretty cool to have another publication with my name printed on the cover :) I'm still proud of these books and their contents and know many aspiring artist would find a lot of it beneficial. Although I'm guessing 90%+ aspiring artists these days are getting all their art education solely online since annual sales of my books have decreased massively over the last decade. With the digital age firmly upon us, it makes sense. But it always feels disappointing and frustrating when very few eyeballs are pointing towards the products you've spent so much time creating, as I'm sure most artists can relate.


Tattoos:


I've been tattooing part-time for maybe 9 years now, having carried out well over 400 tattoos or sessions to date. Seems like a lot but I guess it's the equivalent to 2 years of intensive, full-time tattooing? Working the tattoo job along side my art and design job has been working out ok for me. Love having a bit of variety in my life and at least a tattoo is one thing customers can't get for free online!


DA:


As you can probably see, I'm not too active on here these days and mostly post on Instagram. Maybe I should create and post something to celebrate 100K DA page views if I reach that amount by the end of the year?


Social Media Stuff:

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/benkrefta
Follow my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/animemangaart…
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/BenKrefta
Follow me on Tumblr: benkrefta.tumblr.com/
Watch my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/b0mu
Follow me on Pinterest: pinterest.com/benkrefta/
Connect on Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/benkrefta
Wolf Skull and Girl
I drew this one a while back but decided to finally post it on DA. Continuing my drip obsession!
Thanks for checking it out :)




For more about me and my artwork or to purchase this as a print visit: www.benkrefta.com
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Harley Quinn Markers
I drew this one a while back but decided to finally post it on DA. Continuing my drip obsession!
Thanks for checking it out :)




For more about me and my artwork or to purchase this as a print visit: www.benkrefta.com
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TheEXGamemaster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Hello my friend, are you currently taking commissions at this time? 
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Bomu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hi. I am. You can check out the Hire Me page on my website to see how I work and can send me a message to let me know what you wanted :)
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YukiH Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018
Happy late birthday! I hope you at least backed up the forums. The memories, learned a lot from all of you.
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Bomu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Yuki. Yeah, the Organic Metal Forums are there, but I'm guessing there was some behind the scenes change to my web server and they aren't loading up as they should. I don't know if it's worth me trying to get them back online since they'd not been active for years! They had their use before social media was much of a thing, but the internet has changed so much in the last 15 years and independent artist forums are no longer necessary. Ah well, if at some point they were useful to a few people like yourself in some small way, I'm glad :)
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YukiH Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019
Social media just isn't the same.

My brother was in art college and bought me one of your books and I searched for you until I found those forums. The community I've experienced back then really made a difference. Maybe all of us former forum folks will hit up your DA page more often.
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Swaggie--Vortex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Mr. Krefta!
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Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Happy Birthday! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party:

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Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday :cake:
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TigerDude51087 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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teturo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Happy Birthday to you ^_^
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