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Between Oct 22-23, I am offering headshot sketches to the first fifteen donations over $25.00 toward my Extra Life fundraising campaign in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Extra Life is a 24Hr Gaming Marathon raising funds for Childrens' Miracle Network Hospitals.

If you're interested in a sketch, please head to my Tumblr post for details on how to get one: weremagnus.tumblr.com/post/152…
Or if you just want to help my fundraising efforts, you can head right to my pledge page: www.extra-life.org/participant…

Reminder that this is first-come, first-serve.

Thanks for your support!
You should scope my very talented friends' collection of their collaborative world building project! They've just started adding their ongoing work to deviantArt, definitely worth a look!
-> :iconsararos: <-

Freddy Headshots by Sararos Species - Lutu by Sararos Kimlee P'yo by Sararos
Now closed.
Hey there! I'm currently accepting four slots for digital character drawing commissions. All the info can be found here! ---> CLOSED
I won't be reviewing any requests received after Wednesday night (April 13th). 

Thanks for the interest!
Lots of great artists have tagged me, it's very inspiring to see those who I've in turn inspired! Here goes my answers :)

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt
    Since September 1, 2002

  2. What does your username mean?
    My internet alias is typically just Magnus, but that's never available on websites. I like werewolves, so I put a 'were' prefix on it!

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Excitable. Passionate. Punny.

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right-handed

  5. What was your first deviation?
    I had a brief stint of 'leaving the internet forever', so there is no record of my first deviation anymore!
    My oldest deviation not in storage is this one: 
    Of 2004 - The Weredragon by weremagnus

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Drawings!

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Low-polygon 3D modelling

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Oh my god, drawing from my best friend in childhood
    Little Magnus by aris

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Character and environment illustrations. Also monsters.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    As everyone else states, it's hard only to pick one! This doesn't nearly cover all of 'em
    :iconartsammich: :iconthedjib: :icondrkav: :iconchichapie: :iconhodori: :icongreevixor: :icondoingwell: :iconrobbvision: :iconsteph-laberis: :iconcheeks-74:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    Oh gosh. Uhmm, probably SamwiseDidier and/or AlexHorley

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    Lots of folks I've met here have become life-long friends!

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Tablet + Photoshop. Non-digital, I like using coloured pencils and ink

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    My desk I suppose

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Anytime an artist I really admire favorites or comments on a submission of mine
    Also that one April Fool's day when we were all forced to have Twilight icons

Hey everyone! Just wanted to direct your attention to a new Dinosaur themed digital art zine that came out today, organized by :iconversiris: Versiris! It's called The Stomping Grounds and I illustrated a Baryonyx exclusively for this project!

Google Chrome's No Connection Dino Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! STOMPING GROUNDS: Dinosaur Art Zine Arrow Bullet Left (Dark Blue) - F2U!  Google Chrome's No Connection Dino 

It's available free on Gumroad, with a pay-what-you-want option if you'd like to donate to us artists who contributed illustrations. Appreciate it if you check it out and/or tell your fellow dino-loving friends!

Flag of Canada Canada Happy Canada day to my fellow Canadians! Canada Flag of Canada 

Good ways to celebrate:

  • Eat canadian bacon shakebacon 
  • Have some Tim Hortens Donut Coffeecup 
  • Watch (or read) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Bomb pacman 
  • Draw a moose or maybe a beaver :eagerbeaver: 
  • Say 'sorry' when you come into any unexpected contact with another person, even if you didn't actually do anything :sorry: 

I am not accepting any more badge applicants, thank you!



Hey all! Anthrocon is quickly approaching, and so I'll be taking some badge commissions to complete before the convention, for delivery at the convention. I couldn't think of any badge theme to fit the con theme this year (secret societies? What even?) so I'll be doing...

DIGIFIED BADGES! Let me turn your character into a Digimon!


Laminated w/ Clip! $30 CAD Paypal payment
  • SAMPLE:
  •   Magnusmon DIGIFIED Badge by weremagnus
  • Convention delivery only at this time
I'll be queuing up 3 at a time and cycling through as many as I can in the next couple weeks. I don't really want to be doing them until the last minute, so I'll likely stop filling the queue mid-June. I'll be picking at my discretion, not first come-first serve.

Current Queue


Completed

  1. Dwudles - paid
  2. Grind - paid
  3. Talon - paid
  4. Krowsy - paid
  5. Breezy - paid
  6. Tyrnn - paid
  7. Tent - paid
  8. RedDD - paid
  9. Di - paid
  10. Rooth - paid
  11. Ludo - paid
  12. Serris - paid
  13. Gorehund - paid

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Thanks for your interest!
If you have an interest in:
:bulletred: Animal people
:bulletred: Fantasy worlds
:bulletred: Board/dice/card games
:bulletred: Beautiful art and music
:bulletred: All of the above

Then I implore you to please consider backing the Kickstarter for Armello! It has all these great things and fills the void of anthropomorphic games that always needs to be filled with good quality content (and boy, does this look like quality stuff!)

They only have 10 days left and are just over 76% funded, so they need your help! If the game looks of any interest to you, please please please consider backing it. Let's make this game happen! 
Thanks for looking and backing!
Back the Kickstarter here!
Yay I am finally part of the dragony fun times. Feel free to add me if you also play! The registration is open for the duration of the day too, for those also looking to play it.
flightrising.com/main.php?p=vi…
View 'em here!
Thank you everyone for participating, whether it was entering or taking part in the vote category!
It was really fun and I loved seeing all the creative Digimon that people were coming up with.
Thanks for making it a success and I'll certainly be running another one later in 2014 :)

Here are some fun contest stats, too!
68 entries, 64 of those qualified
** 26 entries were Rookie level
** 15 entries were Champion level
** 13 entries were Ultimate level
** 9 entries were Mega level
** 1 entry was an Armor digivolution
** 2 entries were without a level (Xros Wars)

Out of the three Digimon attributes:
** 24 entries were Data type
** 21 entries were Virus type
** 19 entries were Vaccine type
Sorry there haven't been much updates since the contest ended but, holidays and all that, you know! Anyway,

December 28th is the last day to register yourself as a Community Pick Voter for my Creatamon contest!
Click here to register!

Voting starts next week and will be open for 7 days. Winners will be announced the 2nd week of January.
Also, if you entered the contest, you are automatically in the voters list.
Just an FYI that my original Digimon contest, Creatamon, ends in less than a week!

The contest deadline is Midnight UTC on December 16th!

You could win art from meDragonnisc3rmenNeggerAtroxi or Kompy!

First place also gets a tee shirt!

CHECK IT OUT AND ENTER HERE! Goodluck!

FYI There are only THREE WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER Creatamon 2013!

The Creatamon Contest 2013 by weremagnus

Top place prize includes a full illustration of your winning Digimon by myself, as well as a Yo Gabu Gabu tee-shirt!
There's also a bunch of other great art prizes by contributing artists who also want to draw your awesome new creations, so have a look at the contest website for ALL the info you need!:


Also, there is a special judging category called Community Pick where YOU - non-artists and artists alike - can have your say in which design you think is best! You can find all the information about the Community Pick here!
The Creatamon Contest 2013 by weremagnus
Tadaa! My old contest from 2005 revives as.. CREATAMON
The ideas at the same as before: create your an original Digimon you like the best and submit it to the contest for a chance to win radical original art prizes of YOUR winning design!

Top place prize includes a full illustration of your winning Digimon by myself, as well as a Yo Gabu Gabu tee-shirt!
There's also a bunch of other great art prizes by contributing artists who also want to draw your awesome new creations, so have a look at the contest website for ALL the info you need!:


Also, there is a special judging category called Community Pick where YOU - non-artists and artists alike - can have your say in which design you think is best! You can find all the information about the Community Pick here!

Can't wait to see what all these new Digimon being made - goodluck!
Edit: I've gotten really good feedback! I will likely aim to host this in September. Thanks everyone and look for more details in a month or so :)

One million years ago,
I once held a contest for those artists who were inspired to create their own Digimon.
It was very fun, and had both a modest and surprising turnout of participation.

On a few accounts some strangers have asked if I would ever host another contest of that sort,

And so I ask you, folks, if I were to run another Design a Digimon contest -- would you be interested in participating?




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When I first ran this contest in late 2005/2006, I offered full illustrations of the winning Digimon, and there were various categories such as Most Unique, Best Illustration, etc etc, runners up and all that.
I think there was also a deviantArt subscription in there. But the stakes would be similar - original art, maybe some Digimon merch? I'd be open to suggestion.

The Digimon that entrants designed were purely of their own accord - there's no theme other than it's gotta be a Digimon.
The voting was left open to the community, I think I did one "Judge's pick" or something but it's otherwise up to the audience and entrants to vote for their favs.

But anyway, if I did something like this again, I'm just gauging interest. I've considered it a couple times. Figured I'd asked, as it was a really fun event to host.
Thanks everyone who left me a birthday message or birthday emotes on my wall, you are all so kind!
I had a really great birthday with my family back home with nice weather and lots of cake and burgers :) And I get to spend mother's day tomorrow with my mom so that's really cool! (I live a province away from my parents so it's really nice to be home for the weekend with them)
  • Listening to: Jump Smokers
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed III
Hey everyone! I will be heading down to California in a week and a bit for the CTN Animation Expo!
I don't have a table or anything fancy, I'll just be wandering around enjoying the atmosphere and panels :) Looking forward to it, this will be my second year attending. Really excited to share the same breathing air as Glen Keane for a few days too haha!
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Hey everyone, I regret to announce that I'm voluntarily stepping out of the DW-Championship
I don't have enough time in a day to dedicate to all this additional work when I already have a 9-5 full time job where I'm already drawing all day. I have other things I wish to work on as well and I can't justify giving such a big chunk of my free time to a contest like this.

It's been very fun dusting off some of my old original Digimon and inventing new ones, but I won't be able to make the next round's deadline. It has been incredibly demanding for basically 6 illustrations in three weeks and with only two days left I don't think I can make it without pulling some really late nights. Which, again, I don't personally think are worth it merely for a fun contest. It's no longer fun for me if I have to sacrifice much needed sleep.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know who was hoping for my next entries for the contest. Thanks everyone who's cheered on Magnusmon and I! I might come back and work with these characters later on just for fun. But for now, I'm done with it :)
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  • Drinking: Orange juice
Hey everyone,
I'll be livestreaming this morning in about 45 minutes (9:45 Pacific time) and explaining how I use Masks in Photoshop with my line work and with colouring. It's one of the most common things I am asked about so I figure I try and explain it! I'll be chatting verbally for once as I go through the steps for setting up masks and why they're so useful when colouring line art. OKAY see you then. I'll make a submission post like usual when the Stream is about to go live.

www.livestream.com/weremagnus
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  • Watching: News
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: Orange juice
Oh my goodness, it's so amazing to wake up to a Daily Deviation!!
The Flock by weremagnus
Thank you for the feature, KovoWolf ! <3
And thank you to everyone who favorites it or leaves a comment :) I read all of them and I'm always so floored by the volume of favorites
You guys are the best!

Edit: Also, something sort of funny I just noticed. 3/4 of the Daily Deviations that I've ever had feature birds :T
Commission: Frysco by weremagnus Low-Relief Bird by weremagnus He say you Brade Lunner by weremagnus
One of these things is not like the other!