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Hey everyone! I'm using this post as an update of sorts, so if you happened to click on this here flying lizard thing, awesome c:

So, my spring semester has been tidied up and summer has arrived! Ah, it's good to be able to finally relax after all the rehearsals, practices, study sessions, and finals :'D

And I knew that I was in need of a visit to dA, I always feel so guilty when I have to go away for a while D: 

That being said, I want to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday while I was gone. I really wish I had been able to respond to all the comments! The fact that you all continue to support me is something I never take for granted :thanks: 

On another note, I very recently got my hands on Paint Tool Sai, and I have been taking a little bit of time to familiarize myself with its features. So far I'm finding it to be a wonderful program, and if I can get some arts to come out of my tinkering, I'll surely be uploading them ^^

That's really all I have to say for now, I've got a lot of messages I need to sift through so I'll be taking care of that XD
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InkyTophat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Ahoi hoi! Good to see you posting stuffs again! 
Paint tool sai is an amazing tool to work with, you'll find yourself zipping through the tool just fine, like a lizard on jetpacks.
Love the details on the muscles, very subtle on the contours. Lovelyy stuff.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll definitely need some time to work on my digital arting again, both with Sai and PhotoShop. I'm incredibly rusty, and I'm going probably gonna be experimenting with new styles of coloring. Hopefully in time I'll have a few methods I feel confident in c:

But anyway, glad you like the drawing, I appreciate it very much ^^
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Zomg ART! :meow:
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art! I love art! :la:
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A wild SoulSpade has appeared quick somepony toss me a pokeball!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better hope I don't flee! XD But in all seriousness, I wish I could get myself to be more active on here so I don't end being such a rarity
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well we still love you man even if your a dash. ^^

but we do understand life comes first 
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tessiursa Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is nice to see that you're back! SAI is a really great program, I'm anxious to see what you will create with it.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be back, truly ^^ I'm also pretty anxious to create some stuff in Sai, its been so long since I did any digital work, I'm always doing pencil drawings XD
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Whibbleton Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is very badass, my friend. Jolly well done.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! :D Glad you like it
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julian0123 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aweaomw picture :D
Good luck with all those messages XD
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
Man, I had a lot of messages to go through lemme tell you :'D
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julian0123 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yourwelcome :D
I know the feeling (a little XD); I have like a 100 messages waiting for me right now.
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail you've put into this! ^ ^ Fantastic job~
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! C:
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^ ^ You're very welcome.
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Luckyluck244 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SOULSPADE!!!! I was wondering where you went! :D Glad your back omg ;m; i missed your fabulous art 
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I always hate it when I neglect my dA D: But I never go without reason, which for the most part has been my college work. I'm really hoping that I can muster up the motivation to use the time I have this summer for some drawings. Truth be told, I have drawn plenty in my absences, but so much of my stuff consists of paper doodles done out of boredom and those only seldom come out to be something I feel would be worth posting XD
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Luckyluck244 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and YES you better draw more B) I miss your sketches/drawing they are A+ B)
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Ghst-qn Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think everyone is interested in your sketches ( no matter how good/bad they are \o )
why not you post them on tumblr?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It probably would be a good idea to use tumblr as place for my scrap art, especially since I never use my tumblr account for anything anyway. I'll need to dust off that old account :'D
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Ghst-qn Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't forget to tell us if you rearrange your tumblr! :3 
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9LivesToGo Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Still the master of all dragon related arts, I see. I love the look of traditional sketches. Excellent job on the dragon's expression!
Good to hear you're done with school and can relax, Justin!

Yo! If you need help with SAI, hit me up.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments Ashley! And yes, I'm so happy to have finished this semester, not that it wasn't fun or anything, just sooo busy XD

So far the transition from Photoshop to Sai has been pretty painless, though there are sure to be all sorts of handy tricks and tools I have yet to discover since I'm pretty much applying only my knowledge of PS to this new program. I'll definitely let you know if I'm stumped by something c: And thanks in advance
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db1993 Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015
Ah cool 
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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db1993 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
You're welcome 
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Corrderio Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
That's an awesome dragon.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks C:
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Your pencil drawings are just superb! :la:
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :dummy: I only wish I had a better method of posting them. A picture from my phone with a little tweaking here and there, just doesn't do it justice sometimes. But I suppose it's better than nothing XD
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Well, at least they're 'just' linearts. If you colored them, you'd badly need a scanner.

It's kind of amusing to see how detailed and cool your dragons are, and then the ponies are so...simple, so shot-accurate.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true. I usually separate my traditional work from my digital, leaving pencil drawings as they are and having my digital stuff made completely from scratch in the program. If I ever get a decent scanner, perhaps I can do more hybrids, by transferring some pencil works into Sai or PS and giving them some color, or at the very least some tweaks to make the lines better in quality

When it comes to my style for MLP and my style for dragons, I very much have a different approach to how I use detail XD Much because I adore the simplicity of the show's style and mine is just a variation of that, whereas with dragons I just simply love giving them as much detail as I can. 
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
But why not now? You don't need a perfect picture to use a sketch/linework to make a digital picture.7

I really like the canon style too, and you use it very well with your pastel-like coloring. But there are some people with a more realistic style that just make the differences between each character really stand out, with Applejack being more muscular or Pinkie on the pudgy side. :D Gotta love Earthsong and Baron!
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Noctte Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Hope you like Sai, I just recently started using it myself. Very nice program. Can't wait to see stuff from you again, your style is one of my favorites!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's certainly making linework a far less daunting task for me XD And thank you, it's an honor to have my stuff be considered among someone's favorites C:
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Noctte Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
No prob! Your work has done wonders to show different forms of color used and form to create different feeling.
Also the way you use color makes me giddy as a schoolgirl.
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