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Ben Krefta
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My Bio
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!"

Favourite Visual Artist
Shirow (G.I.T.S), Madureria (Battle Chasers), Udon group (Capcom stuff)
Favourite Movies
Matrix, Dark City, Minority Report.
Favourite TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica (2004+), The Wire, The Outer Limits (1995+), Simpsons, Family Guy
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Taro Iwashiro, Naoki Sato, Hans Zimmer
Favourite Books
Atlas Shrugged and The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand
Favourite Writers
Hiroya Oku, Hirohiko Araki (manga ka)
Favourite Games
Shenmue, Metal Gear Solid, Minecraft, and 60 or 70 others :D
Favourite Gaming Platform
RPG, Action, Fighting, Rhythm
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, PhotoShop and Cintiq
Other Interests
Eating hamburgers, Rock climbing and sometimes both at the same time :D

Custom

Pokemon Trainers

Just testing DA's new Skin.

... Think I'll stick to the old version. Not 100% happy with Eclipse for a number of reasons...

2019 UPDATE

2019 UPDATE

Art Related: * My portfolio and personal homepage is at www.benkrefta.com * Commissions open, so if interested, send me a message 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. * '
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2017 Update

2017 Update

Conventions: I'll be attending at least another three UK cons this year: MCM London [May 26-28], London Super Comic Con [August 25-27] and MCM London [October 27-29]. Feel free to stop by and say hello if you'll be attending also :) How-To Books: * 'Digital Manga' is available for humans to buy on my website at http://www.benkrefta.com/shop/digital-manga-book/ : 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 http://www.benkrefta.com/shop/artists-guide-to-manga-book/ : A beginners guide to manga and character
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2016 Update

2016 Update

Conventions: I just finished attending 10 of 10 UK comic conventions over the last 10 months. A great experience, which I hope to write more about in the near future. Chatted with loads of great people over the course including Deviantartists: *yoneyu (https://www.deviantart.com/yoneyu) :iconflyingviperart: :iconentenn: :iconpauscorpi: :iconm0zch0ps: :iconcoldcoldethyl: :iconkittystardraco: (sorry if I missed anyone out) Was great to meet so many artists all doing their own thing and making the effort to put themselves out there Currently plans are to slow it down- attending two or three cons a year unless I decide to create more con-friendly artwork, i.e. fan art to
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Have a Happy Birthday ^_^
Happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Dear Ben,

You deserve the very best
not only on your special day
but each day all year through
May happiness, health, love 
be yours your whole life too.

Happy Birthday

hugs

Ven
BomuProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks Ven. You're very kind :)

NorothyHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Just here to say that 'The Art of Drawing Manga' helped me a lot when I was younger and if it weren't for this I don't think I'd ever start. Thank you :)