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Speedpaint :: Hilltop Happytimes
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Fanart Friday :: Femshep's First Layover
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Fanart Friday :: Weird Alien Frogs
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Speedpaint :: Lady Face Angstmeister
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Freelance :: Mind Scrapers
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Spitpaint :: Misty Hill + Interdimensional Portal
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Spitpaint :: Arch
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Spitpaint :: Swamp Necromancer
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Unleash your creativity you may find your humanity
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MBN is now on steam! Free sketches for anyone who proves they beat the level Groovy Grandma in the 5th zone (i designed it, it's mah babeh). http://store.steampowered.com/app/296510/
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Magnetic By Nature on Steam Greenlight
Hey guys, the game I've been working on for over a year is now up on steam greenlight! I'm so happy to have it in a place where people can see it, appreciate it, and vote on it. If you have a moment, I would LOVE to see what you think about the game and get a vote from you. :) http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=236263227 Thanks!
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It's Been Forever and a Half
I realize I used to update these all the time. I've been away at school, kicking ass and making games. College has taken a lot of my time and I'm glad I graduated last May. I'm really glad I went to college, though I don't think it's for everyone, especially with art. If you feel you're just going through the motions and not learning, drop it. An art degree can only get you so far. I've been an Art Lead in several different capacities over the last 4 years (with game design and graphic design) and I've had to interview people as part of my job. If anyone wonders about an interview for artists from the perspective of an employer, here are my
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Malu-PhotographyHobbyist Photographer
Hey MissWiggle, I think that your art is really cool. I was wondering, do you mind if I ask -- what kind of hardware/software are you using to make most of this stuff? I assume you're using some kind of WACOM tablet? I would really like to learn how to draw stuff like this, for example, on my own misswiggle.deviantart.com/art/… , but I'm not sure where to start.
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MissWiggleProfessional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop (any version will do, honestly; i use the brush tool for most of what I do). 
I paint with a mouse or a tablet depending on my mood (mouse was used for a good portion of the Olympus piece). 

Getting started can seem challenging. It's like climbing a mountain for the first time. To climb mountains you need gear (photoshop/tablet), but you also need some experience. You build art muscle by practicing and building up over a long period of time. 

Start sketching things you like, and if you feel you lack direction, you can choose a subject (like wolves) or a principle (like composition) and study/focus on it for a month. That's how I started/got better and what I still do. There are plenty of resources online to check out. If you want, you can go to my Tumblr account's Art Advice page and look at what I've put there. I've put motivation, practical tips, and links to a lot of tutorials. 


Hope that helps! :D
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FunFerretHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, your Primal Carnage stuff is awesome ;A;
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MissWiggleProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! They were really fun to make. :D
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Thank you for the :+devwatch: