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Bedtime Stories by Junchuu
by Junchuu

First off, this is a very deceptive piece that has plenty of complementary style, but has a lack of consistency. Let me explain. The li...

I'm Still Alive by Aurora-Chiaro

Another very nice work here, Chiaro. I does suffer from a few problems, but most can be overlooked. Lets get started. You captured the ...

.Oc. LadyFox Emina by Linelana

Im actually surprised you that you are looking for a critique on your work since I feel like you've accomplished everything you set out...

Commission: Blumagpie {Let Us Fly} by StarletNightwind

Alright, lemme start off by saying that this is not a bad piece, but it does have some glaring issues with it; namely the character's p...



Calm before the Storm by Muffyn-Man
Calm before the Storm
Ok so I wasn't the photographer in this shot, it was a friend, but that is me in the photo. I later took some similar photos of him in the same spot. My good friend and I were at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side.

It was the second day of my meetup with my close friend Esty:iconeastbeastfilms: and on the way I was nervous that our trip would be cut short by a small storm rolling up the mountain. It was a combination of dramatic and forboding weather when we got there, so I took the opportunity to exercise my Kino-Oki and we started taking photos of each other for possible album cover art. It didn't rain until we left the beach, but there were pockets of downpour hitting the northern borders of the lake, which gave our photos that much more character.
I may decide to put up more in the near future, but for now I think this photo was the highlight of my day there. It's amazing what you can take with a camera phone nowadays. Now if they could only pull off the basics; such as Aperture and Shutter Speed. Then maybe the subtle artistic manipulation and expressive beauty that you find in photography can be achievable in your pocket. 

Commission: OptimusPrimo by Muffyn-Man
Commission: OptimusPrimo
To a very new soldier, I present a very belated birthday gift. Y'know, I don't say it this much, but it must take some real courage to volunteer for any branch of any military. My friend was so brave, she spent her 21st birthday on base. WITH NO FUCKING ALCOHOL!!! That's almost criminal in my country. Almost.
My artistic liberty on Optimus Prime was inspired by what I could gather from the comic designs of him and the 80's cartoons. It took longer than I thought, because of the complex shading that I couldn't live without. Also, the quote is based off of Transformers: The Movie from 1986. 


I don't know what I'm saying. Maybe its because nostalgia is infecting my fingers while I type this, or because the movie featured the incredible voice talents of Leonard Nimoy and Orson Welles; and the awesome yet out of place hair-metal soundtrack. 

The tools used on this project are: Copic Multiliner-black and Copic Sketch Markers on Vellum Bristol Board. 
Break In The Granite by Muffyn-Man
Break In The Granite
One of the best Macros I have ever taken, and I'm glad I spent 10min off the side of a cliff to take it. I have no idea what species this plant is; the close up detail makes if feel like a cactus, but it doesn't have the oily covering that I usually see. This was taken at the top of Cascade Falls in South Lake Tahoe. There were some gorgeous views atop the falls, overlooking Cascade Lake and Emerald Bay, but sometimes you have to stop and appreciate the little things. 
Commission: Deemo, Alice and Mandora by Muffyn-Man
Commission: Deemo, Alice and Mandora
A special commission that I had to work on, where I used the last piece of available 18"x24" sheet of charcoal paper. Despite the simplistic character designs, the size made this slightly difficult since room was a major factor. I found myself working around the picture instead of on it, most of the time. I have only played one song on Deemo and I've never played Mandora, but I do like a lot of the aesthetic of both games from when I was doing reasearch for this piece. 

P.S. You'll have to excuse the quality of the upload since this was taken from my phone. 

Materials used: Loose charcoal sticks (Willow), Dense charcoal sticks, White Charcoal, Charcoal pencils, and really cheap bathroom paper towels (in my opinion, the best way to blend charcoal). 
Hey everyone and everypony. To who still watch my profile, thanks for still keeping me on your radar. I know I haven't uploaded anything for a while, aside from a few photos, but I've had some trouble lately. Computer, job, household, weather, family. You know, all that stuff that sounds like excuses when you read it as opposed to hearing it be explained to you. The big one as of late is a computer malfunction, and i believe a few of my keys are fried so I don't think I'll be able to upload anything for a little while. I'm typing this right now on my home computer, but I take all of my work with me and of course the comp is the biggest asset for doing any of my projects. Keep in mind for all who have voted, I have finished the pen work on Dr. Whooves, and I don't think it will disappoint, that being said, I have 4 commissions to wrap up before you get to see him and all his glory depicted in homage to an influential artist that some may know by name if they watched a little movie known as Red Dragon. Needless to say, it will take some time yet. In the mean time I will be uploading more content fairly soon. I just have to work out the rest of the kinks in my artist block. Thanks for understanding, or simply not complaining about it. 

On another very positive note, an art studio has opened up a walk away from my residence, so I might have the convenient opportunity to work on a larger scale again. That means oil on canvas if all goes according to plan. Very, ambitious oil on canvas. Cross your fingers, or... or...shit. what to ponies cross when they hope for something good? Lemme know in the comments. 
  • Listening to: Maurits"禅"Cornelis
  • Reading: Seconds by Brian Lee O'Malley
  • Watching: Madoka and FMA Brotherhood
  • Playing: Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
  • Eating: Apples (Apples are in season!!!)
  • Drinking: Cider (did I mention apples are in season?)


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Ut pictura poesis
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Need a commission that you can actually hang in your room as opposed to just stare at on a computer? Do you live in the United States? Send me a note, and let me know what I can work on for you. My repertoire is MLP and Anime/Manga, with traditional mediums, but I'm not limited to just these two genres. Im well versed in Realistic figure drawing and comic art as well. Here are my rates if you're curious:

Pen and Ink (No Background, 1 Character)- $15.00USD

Pen and Ink (Mucha Style)- $40

Copic Color (No Background, 1 Character)- $70USD

Copic and Acrylic Color (with background, up to 3 characters)- $100USD

Copic and Acrylic Color (with background, 4-5 characters)- $150USD

Also, If you commission a color piece, and live in the US, I'll ship it to you for free.

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Armosk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks Armosk. And thanks for watching me this whole time.
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I hope you have a fantastic birthday today :)
Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, and thank you for following me.
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome ^^
Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
It is so magical in the comment section on your birthday lol :3 

Love ya' bro have a good one
Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, hope that we can git shit done this year too.
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
happy birthday mate! have a great one!
Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Nightly, and thanks for continuing to follow me.
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
my pleasure once again ^^ your works never cease to amaze me!
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