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Herb Montes
423 Deviations

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Artist // Professional // Varied
  • Oct 5
  • United States
  • Deviant for 18 years
  • He / Him
Super Albino Llama: Llamas are awesome! (299)
Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)
Heart: Love is in the air, someone is thinking of you! (1)
Gold Coin: Someone thinks you're golden! (1)
Trick-or-Treat: Someone thought you deserved a treat! (2)
My Bio

Retired: graphic artist, technical illustrator, instructor, filmmaker, animator

Current Residence: Texas Gulf Coast

Favourite genre of music: Symphonic rock, classic rock and roll

Favourite style of art: Classic 1930's animation, art deco

Operating System: Windows 10

Favourite cartoon character: Betty Boop, Astroboy, Buttercup, and Hatsune Miku

Personal Quote: Life is short, enjoy everything!

Favourite Visual Artist
Osamu Tezuka, Robert Crumb, Grim Natwick, George Pal, Hayao Miyazaki
Favourite Movies
The Puppetoon Movie, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Lilo and Stitch
Favourite TV Shows
Astroboy, Powerpuff Girls
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Electric Light Orchestra
Favourite Writers
Issac Asimov
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, paper, scanner, computer, Paint Tool SAI, Serif DrawPlus. Clip Studio Paint Pro, Medibang Paint Pro
Other Interests
Cartoons, animation, filmmaking
So I'm still around and getting better and stronger. My health is still an issue but I got a good handle on it. Now as for the creative front: recently when I installed Tahoma2D I found a feature I could make good use of. For those who don't know it Tahoma2D is an animation program based on the open source OpenToonz program based on the software used by Studio Ghibli. It's worth looking into because it has so many great features and has a nice drawing engine to make animation with raster or vector lines and shading. And it's FREE. What got me excited was the stop motion menu which with a webcam you can shoot frames of stop motion puppets directly into the software. I had the inspiration to use this for filming pencil animation instead of using a scanner. So with the help of browsing eBay and Amazon I got the necessary equipment to make a pencil test stand. From eBay came a copy stand and a high definition webcam. From Amazon came the hardware to adapt the camera to the copy stand. A
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Some of you have been wondering what has happened to me. Well I'm still around and visiting once in a while. My health has been on an even keel but not at the level I like. The creative spirit is still there but the physical body is so weak. And having to deal with so much going on in my life has taken a lot of free time away from me. I still get requests to do art but I really don't want to do them. I feel like I want to explore more of the art and ideas I want to do. I am moving away from doing analog (pencil and ink on paper) and more toward digital art since some new software programs have appeared making some artistic possibilities exciting. My home situation has changed a lot in the past year. The old house our family occupied for many years has finally reached it's end. The ceiling has collapsed in places as well as the floor. Also the electrical wiring has gone out in some parts of the house along with the plumbing. So we had to buy a large house trailer to place on
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I still think of him every year. Especially on the day of his birth. The world lost a very talented person when he passed.
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I miss your PPG stuff.

Happy Birthday~!!!

Do Bubbles Weight Gain comic

I wish to warn you that a user named roselover200310 is spamming the comments sections of your art and completely missing the point of the jokes you made. You may wish to block him.

Hey, just a reminder, am gonna unwatch your profile because there are bullies who keep going into my stuff and wouldn't leave it alone. So don't feel like that not only am unwatchable you doesn't mean I don't wanna be your friend anymore, am only unwatching because a certain bully who is a another bully fan by the name dreamerstuidos and the bully named fractal-silk is spreading a demonatizing rants about my issue, which is why I want to un watch you because I don't expect that bully fractal-silk coming to u you. I've lost too many friends so this is why am gonna unwatch because am sick and tired of fractal-silk going everywhere on my page. Also another reason why because am deactivating my deviantart account soon because of bullies looking into my stuff. So I hope u have discord or Instagram.

Sorry to hear about your troubles with bullies. I'm not on discord or Instagram but I do have a Twitter which is not very active since I recently joined.

Do u have any other contactable social medias or an email to keep in touch on?