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Art vs Artist 2019

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Nov 28
  • United States
  • Deviant for 16 years
  • He / Him
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DeviantArt Originals: Participated in April Fools' Day 2018
Show Your Heart: Participated in DeviantArt's 2019 Valentine's Day celebrations
Khush: Participated in April Fools' Day 2019
Deviant Visions: Created a video review for DeviantArt Eclipse
Share the Love: Participated in DeviantArt's 2020 Valentine's Day celebrations.
My Bio

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you record or stream your art?
A: I'm actually a twitch partner and I run an art show on YouTube called Backseat Drawing!
My streams: www.twitch.tv/tsaoshin
Backseat Drawing on YouTube: www.youtube.com/tsaoshin
You can also join my art community on Discord: discord.gg/tsaoshin
Q: What programs/tools do you use?
A: Adobe Photoshop CC and a Wacom Cintiq 24HD.
Q: How long have you been drawing? Did you go to school for art?
A: I have a BA in Studio Art and focused primarily in traditional painting until 2002. I made the switch to digital painting shortly after.
Q: Do you work professionally as an artist?
A: I am a conceptual illustrator and designer for a research laboratory.
Q: How long does it take you to make a drawing?
A: It can take anywhere from 4-25 hours to make a drawing depending on the complexity. My Pokédex drawings generally take 40 minutes.
Q: Do you use custom brushes in Photoshop? Can I have them?
A: Download my full brush set here: fav.me/d8ez5jr
Q: Do you do any tutorials?
A: Yes! I am as transparent with my process as possible. Please visit my resource gallery for tutorials, step by steps, and brushes: tsaoshin.deviantart.com/galler… I also have lots of video resources on my YouTube: www.youtube.com/tsaoshin
Q: Do you do commissions?
A: Yes I do – please check my commission schedule for availability: fav.me/d5b7csr
Q: Do you draw requests?
A: I’m sorry, my schedule is extremely tight and I do not draw requests.
Q: Can I use your art for my Facebook cover, art feature, etc?
A: Sharing my artwork is perfectly fine as long as folks aren't trying to sell it or take credit for it. Giving me a credit shout out and link back to my dA page is always appreciated!
Q: Can I buy prints, shirts, etc of your artwork?
A: Yes! You can either catch me at a few of the east coast conventions where I sell my work or head over to my online stores:

I'm a DeviantArt Community Volunteer for Fan Art. For information regarding suggesting Daily Deviations, please see this post: fav.me/d9ioq03

Complete FAQ here: fav.me/d6oyo4e

For commercial commissions, work offers, and permission to display my work in commercial media outlets please contact me at: tsaoshin[at]gmail.com

Toothless and Nightfury Speedpaint

Digital Painting Workshop

Deviousness Award

An energetic artist who brings a spark of life to all of his creations, Eric Proctor (known by the community as TsaoShin) has spawned some of the most memorable works of art on DeviantART. His Grumpy Cat Disney mashups have been seen and shared far and wide across the internet, and his creative spirit and technical ability are matched only by his good-hearted nature. To many community members, Eric is one of the most friendly individuals to interact with. All of his Journals come with good cheer, gratitude, and positivity, and he takes time to interact and spread good cheer and knowledge into the community.
Awarded Dec 2014

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Trobridge28Hobbyist Interface Designer


DanishH31Student Traditional Artist

Hey mr Eric, got some surprises for you:

Life In LD #2 - Deviantwood Walk Of Fame
saber360Hobbyist General Artist

Found out that you're part of a DeviantArt ad to promote the new chat function. Way to go. :)

TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist


The-Red-DevilsHobbyist General Artist

I remember seeing these fan art years ago! And i've enjoyed the Lion King Grumpy cat ones, and i've finally found them! And the creator! I loved your Disney art work! You're talented!

TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist

Thank you so much! Really happy you like my work :D