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3 Marker Challenge - Green Goblin by shellpresto 3 Marker Challenge - Green Goblin :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 18 0 Whispers at Waterfront Wharf - Maureen Marine by shellpresto Whispers at Waterfront Wharf - Maureen Marine :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 15 1 Haunted Hard Drive Inktober 2018 Drawlloween by shellpresto Haunted Hard Drive Inktober 2018 Drawlloween :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 5 2 People are Strange When You're a Ranger by shellpresto People are Strange When You're a Ranger :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 5 0 Scouring by shellpresto Scouring :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 11 0 Dejah Thoris and the Crystal Egg by shellpresto Dejah Thoris and the Crystal Egg :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 23 5 Sailor Mars by shellpresto Sailor Mars :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 37 8 Meteora by shellpresto Meteora :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 4 0 Conducting the Rage of Nature by shellpresto Conducting the Rage of Nature :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 4 5 Merry Christmas from Corona and Marshmallow by shellpresto Merry Christmas from Corona and Marshmallow :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 0 0 Corona T-shirt by shellpresto Corona T-shirt :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 0 0 Ascension Epoch Group Shot by shellpresto Ascension Epoch Group Shot :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 1 0 Join Me featuring Cascade by shellpresto Join Me featuring Cascade :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 4 2 Andre the Giant by shellpresto Andre the Giant :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 3 6 Emerald and Clover by shellpresto Emerald and Clover :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 6 2 Hydroman inks by shellpresto Hydroman inks :iconshellpresto:shellpresto 13 1

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3 Marker Challenge - Green Goblin
You can watch a sped-up video of me penciling, inking, and coloring this piece on Youtube here:

I also talk about the passing of Stan Lee.

I blindly chose Copic markers V17 Amethyst, G19 Bright Parrot Green, and YG03 Yellow Green. What else was there to draw except Green Goblin?

Other media include Canson mixed media paper and Micron pens.

Green Goblin was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and is owned by Marvel Comics. Drawn by Shell Presto (me).
Whispers at Waterfront Wharf - Maureen Marine
You can watch a sped-up video of me penciling and inking this piece on Youtube here:

My interpretation of Maureen Marine, a public domain character. This Ascension Epoch version is a selkie and goes by Maureen McCrory. She'll be appearing in one of our future Martian War Chronicles books. You can be prepared for her introduction by checking out the first book here:

I did this for the Drawlloween prompt "Whispers at Waterfront Wharf" for Inktober. I had a lot of fun with it; it's my first time drawing a full mermaid piece in a long, long time. If I ever did. I can't recall the last time I did. Anyway, pencilled, then inked with Microns on Canson mixed media paper.

Created by Harold Delay. Drawn and redesigned by Shell Presto (me).
Haunted Hard Drive Inktober 2018 Drawlloween
You can watch a sped up version of me drawing this here:

I did Inktober Day 1 using Drawlloween's Day 2 prompt: The Haunted HardDrive. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, but I went completely overboard and invested too much time into it. The others that follow will be simpler. But, hey, at least I started with a bang!

So this creature is a dad who was trapped in a hard drive. I don't know if his body is in a coma somewhere or if he was killed, but his mind is here, and he's gotten back into his home through the internet. Now he's trying to pull a body together for himself out of technology around the house... and a couple of yards of unexplained wire. 

Microns on Canson mixed media paper, with a bit of Copic for the computer monitor and TV screen.

If you want to use or feature this anywhere, please ask, but also be sure to credit me, Shell Presto of . Linking back to my DA account is also much appreciated.
Getting people to notice your art is so bloomin' hard! And getting them to like it? Well, that's a 'they do or they don't' thing -- you've got no control over it.

Yep, everyone knows it. Yep, everyone feels it. But sometimes it feels good to say it. So I'm saying it. You should, too.

I've been drawing for 30 years. I'm still a nobody. I know I can get better, but it's sooo darn hard. Sometimes I feel like I'm practicing and practicing for nothing. But I really love drawing, so I can't stop. And then you see something like Adventure Time (which I love), or abstract art (which I also appreciate, and know a lot of time and thought goes into), and I wonder why I'm working so hard to draw in a style that requires me to have a strong grasp of anatomy and perspective.

But I'm compelled to do what I love. I'm sure you are, too, or you wouldn't be drawing. And here we are, the nobodies. How many years have you other nobodies been drawing?

And don't even get me started on getting people to care about original art or original characters! Gah! I'm sick of drawing fanart, trying to get noticed! I like a lot of Disney films, but don't WANT to draw Disney princesses just for the views!
People are Strange When You're a Ranger
You can watch a sped-up video of me painting this piece's background in gouache here:

Atomic Ranger aka Allen Adams waiting at a lonesome above-ground subway station. He stands out a bit, what with being nuclear powered and fused with alien tissue. He's the Ascension Epoch's version of Steve Ditko's Captain Atom.

He's done in Derwent watercolor pencils and Winsor and Newton watercolors. The background was done with M. Graham gouache, and was my first time using gouache, so my video talks about that first time experience. And, of course, watch 'til the end for my super-secret after credits content!

Atomic Ranger is part of the Challenger Foundation from the Challenger Confidential book series by Michael A. DiBaggio and Shell Presto DiBaggio. To learn more about the first book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, visit… .

If crediting: Atomic Ranger was created by Michael A. DiBaggio and Shell "Presto" DiBaggio of Drawn by Shell Presto.
"...It's really irresponsible and making them rattled!"

You've ask seen the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 music video, right? That's a piece of art in and of itself.

Seriously, though, my projects stalled for a few months there, and they have only recently started getting some traction again. But the reason for the delay is better than most excuses: I gave birth to my first child, a son.

He scared the daylights out of my husband and I by coming three months early, and life was consumed by going to the hospital for those three months till he was released, and then additional months passed in adjusting to first-time parenting and waiting for him to outgrow his major fussiness.

Slowly but surely, Mike and I are getting back to writing again, and I've been managing to draw a little every day. So you can expect to get a few Ascension Epoch fixes here and there. We've got to many stories in progress, and it's a race to see which finds its ending first!

I've also started a YouTube channel so you can see my art in progress, sped up, of course:…

You can learn about our books here:

And They're all available on…
  • Listening to: Billy Joel
  • Reading: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  • Watching: Gran Blue Fantasy
  • Playing: Miss Chrono Trigger and FF7 soooo badly....
  • Drinking: Something hot and caffeinated


Shell Presto DiBaggio
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Shell Presto likes comic books and drawing comic books, maybe a bit too much.

Current Residence: Middle-of-nowhere, PA
Favourite genre of music: Using my Amazon recommendations as a guide, I'm pretty sure no one will figure that out anytime
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker ^_^
Favourite style of art: I have a soft spot for black and white drawings
Operating System: I operate on brain activity and electrical impulses.
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Myself?
Favourite cartoon character: The Question, Zelgadis, Arashi (Parakiss), and Lutz (Phantasy Star)
Personal Quote: The cocatrice does a victory dance on your stony corpse.


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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
Thanks for watching!
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Joshymoto Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves! :D
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:iconbubblecuteplz: Thank you for the fav on my Slayers's fanart :la: :la: :la:
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New Amelia Icon and Cursor by MikariStar:iconsaysplz:Much appreciated! :iconiloveyouplz:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou Kindly For The Watch :D
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Thanks for the fave! :D
Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
shellpresto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ye kindly! It was indeed a good day, with cake and copics and reading.
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Happy Birthday!
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