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About Deviant Artist Core Member BronzeHaloFemale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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Glitterpaint by BronzeHalo Glitterpaint :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 342 33 Winter Fairy by BronzeHalo Winter Fairy :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 576 25 Simple YCH by BronzeHalo Simple YCH :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 214 93 A pair of wings by BronzeHalo A pair of wings :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 548 12 Grypho Cypris by BronzeHalo Grypho Cypris :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 354 13 Pixel griff base by BronzeHalo Pixel griff base :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 282 10 Feather lover by BronzeHalo Feather lover :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 508 16 Nicobar griffon by BronzeHalo Nicobar griffon :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 287 9 Space dive by BronzeHalo Space dive :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 448 21 Nochnaya by BronzeHalo Nochnaya :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 335 14 Style test 2 by BronzeHalo Style test 2 :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 308 25 New style? halp by BronzeHalo New style? halp :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 213 39 Minoan griffon by BronzeHalo Minoan griffon :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 391 13 Ciaran by BronzeHalo Ciaran :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 487 21 Heraldic griffon by BronzeHalo Heraldic griffon :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 271 6 Raziel by BronzeHalo Raziel :iconbronzehalo:BronzeHalo 342 10


A bit about me, for anyone who's curious.

- Love all animals. My favourites are equines and birds.
My life-dream is to set up an animal sanctuary. <3
At the moment I just have a flock of pet chickens.
- I have no art education or qualifications. Self-taught all the way!
- Not aiming to be a professional artist. It's just a fun hobby.
- I also mess around with CSS, Javascript and lately learning PHP. Would be cool to make some 3D minigames with Three.js one day. Spyro-y platformers, or showjumping with little horse models...

Update, Jan 2018 - Now developing a browser game! It's a genetic breeding simulation, with griffins. Griffons. Whatever they should be called. Anyway, imagine a weird mix of Flight Rising, Howrse, Dragon Cave and some retro RPG games.

- Commission Info -
Note that I'm currently working on a new art style, and haven't yet decided on prices for it, so that journal is a little outdated. Warning: a lot more random experiment-y paintings are imminent!

Squishie Mezariou by Sandy--Apples

By the way, I'm looking to collect (commission) some more lil' icons and cute mini-arts of this character. Message me with your Points price if interested. ^^

Let's talk about FREE STUFF


I rely on a lot of free and open-source software, due to being poor, or maybe just spending too much money on chicken treats. Here are some that I personally recommend (software, not chicken treats, although you're welcome to ask about those too).

- FireAlpaca for digital sketching and painting.
Other free options include GIMP, Krita, MediBang, Paint.Net, OpenCanvas 1.1. There's also Paint Tool SAI free trial for 30 days. If you can't afford Photoshop or other expensive software, try one of these.

- Spriter for making 2D rigged animations.
It runs extremely slow for me. But it basically works, if you can't afford Spine or Flash.

- for editing animated GIFs.
I use Photoshop CS3 for all my animations, but this tool can be useful for others.

- Sculptris for 3D modelling and texturing.
- Blender for 3D animation and scenery.
You can actually do the whole process in Blender, but Sculptris is much easier for a beginner to use, to model and paint a creature. You can even try low-poly stuff with it.

- L3DT for generating 2D and 3D terrain maps.
I used this to make the animation "Dimensional Flight". Wireframe mountains are so cool! But you can keep them normally textured, of course, and also output nice looping/tiled images to use in all sorts of ways.

- Terragen Classic for generating 3D maps.
It's simple, lacks a lot of features and I find it a bit naff (L3DT is far superior), but maybe you could find it useful somehow.

I also like to make free arty stuff for others! :la:

Gallery folder: Resources

Free pixel avatars, linearts, bases, pose-sketches, animation-sketches... I'm always open to suggestions for more.


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Please ignore this empty box. ;)

It's for people to send points for finished commissions. The price will be adjusted for each case.

Shall we draw some Terrible Griffons?

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 9:00 AM
It's my birthday. The local Redwings horse sanctuary is closed (boo) so I'm spending all afternoon working on game code, as usual. Enjoyable, but still... we need more fun... and if the Terrible Horse contest showed anything, bad art can be very fun. :la:

Crapgri by BronzeHalo

... OK, that's a poor example (you can do SO much worse! I believe in you!!) but hey, it was fun. And that's the point.

Anyway, you know what a griffon/fin/phon/blah is. Not that the results need to resemble one at all. Go go go!
I might give out a Core membership or two, if a drawing's quality is so 'exceptional' it really stands out (and makes me laugh).

edit: holy balls this journal CSS is kinda awful. I was so rubbish back then. Ugly bg and crappy positioning. Sorry, gotta endure it for a whole longer lol

P.S. argh I am so sorry for being inactive on DA lately! Well, the whole year so far... :noes:
Maybe by the end of the year, there'll be a few more deviations. I miss doing commissions, but just have no time! Unless you'd like a cheap crappy scribble, like the one above? :XD: They take a few minutes and never get old.

Still working every day on this game. Progress is going very well - currently, a couple of testers are really putting me through my paces. It feels a bit like firefighting, chasing wherever they shine the laser; "Hey X feature is broken... then Y page needs changing... and now Z over there is looking outdated too..." and meanwhile I'm trying to design or develop a dozen other features... aaah!
But it is fantastic for getting stuff done. And again, really enjoying it. Why the hell did I grow up thinking programming was just 1's and 0's, all scary nerdy Matrix number stuff? Why did my ambitious girls' school never even mention it as an option, let alone teach a single thing about it? Oh well, better late than never. There are so many free resources on the 'net. I'm extremely thankful to be able to do all this project for free (so far - server might be costly later! But I have savings set aside for that). :)

Anyway, let the awful flock begin...


It's so refreshing to finally have shading and highlights!
Pandiooon by BronzeHalo
It can get a bit demoralising sometimes, only testing coats on crappy scribbled flat bases... now at least one breed looks semi-decent lol.
Latest tiny sneak-peek.
Colprevscreen by BronzeHalo
Development is actually really fun lately! Lots of puzzles but there's always a solution. :la: And to think I used to look up at coding as 'scary'... oh well, better late than never.


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Anthrasmagoria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work :)
Katja-80 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is VERY stunning! I love it!
MizaT11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy, happy birthday! :la:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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