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My Bio
Concept Artist and Illustrator at Weta Workshop.

Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Zbrush

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joebotzerProfessional Digital Artist
Your stuff is amazing Wolf Man by joebotzer   Heavy Metal 3 by joebotzer  
Herli001Hobbyist Filmographer
hi ! Your drawings are just awesome, one can draw inspiration ! Thank you !=)
Bulletproof-EggsHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I was wondering what kind of computer/laptop you
use for digital drawing and what program(s)? 
My apologies if you ever mentioned it somewhere before, 
It's hard to go through all the pages with my now crappy laptop
which I want to replace but I was wondering if you could give some opinions on what you're working with when it comes to making digital art.
Thank you!
TokotewheroProfessional Digital Artist
Hey,
ahh my setup isn't the best. I'm running a 3-4 year old ASUS laptop (but only because I've been moving around a bit, otherwise I would have gone for a tower). Just updated the RAM to 16gbs as it was beginning to poop out a little. Feels like a whole new machine! 

I work predominantly in photoshop due to it's flexibility. It can do most tasks and if it can't a plug in isn't too hard. However when it comes to line work I hate drawing in photoshop, this maybe a tablet thing and not photoshops fault but I'm still not a fan. I hear Art Rage and manga studio are better options if you're more interested in line work, though I have yet to try it. Lazy Nezumi is another piece of software I recommend checking out to help customise your brushstrokes for the right task.

To be honest most machines are probably going to do the job. If your going pc i5-i7, have a somewhat decent graphics card and max out the RAM to your budget. I'm really not up to date with current computer advancements or specs but if your only requirements are drawing almost any modern computer should do the trick.

One thing you will want to look at though is a decent screen. You want high quality colour/contrast with maximum viewing angle so make sure it has an IPS panel and look into calibration software(sometimes these come with the screen)The price on these has come down drastically in the last few years. Apparently they're not as good for gaming or movies because of a low frames per second(though I haven't really noticed) but they make the world of difference when painting! Dell Ultra-sharp are a range lots of people rave about. What ever the product though I recommend checking the reviews first.

Help that helps. Goodluck!
Bulletproof-EggsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the reply!!
I'm going to check out what you talked about.
Besides digital art I hope to maybe combine it with one that works fine for gaming as well,
since im into that although not much on PC though. (yet)
But this sure helps me out! Thanks a lot and have a good day!
TokotewheroProfessional Digital Artist
No worries. btw when I say IPS is not as good for games/movies, it's still good. It won't inhibit you from enjoying them. Infact I doubt most people will even notice, but for creating artwork, means everything!
Anyway, best of luck.
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