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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

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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...

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#1. To all my bronies
#2. To all my anime/manga fans
#3. Do I really even have anyone who follows me for photography?



Hello, konbanwa, shalom, gesundheit, sup? 

        How are you followers new and seasoned? As you can probably tell by now I've been uploading a shit ton of photographs, and next to no illustrations. Its been a long time coming and I have been busy. Now, Im not trying to make up an excuse like, "#reallifeprobs" or some shit. No, Fuck that! I'm still an artist, and a traditional one at that! I have imaginary life problems... yeah that was a bad joke, but hanging fruit can only hang so low before it slaps you across the forehead. Back on topic.

        As of recently, I've been training myself to become an animator. Yeah, go figure, the one job that everyone does digitally nowadays. I'm still traditional, and I'll have proof of such feats when the my short but sweet flash animation is released. "But Muffyn-Man, Flash is a fucking computer program." Yeah, that's why my good friend and all around agreeable individual EastBeast:iconeastbeastfilms: is doing the digital coloring and special effects. All of the frames in this animation, have and will be, done in pencil sketches on OG Acme Standard peg hole-punched parchment. All of it!!! Not to mention this is my first animation ever, like I've never even done a flip book before. So as you can see, it will take some time to polish the surface and soften the edges. We're making good progress, but there's still a lot to learn for both of us as we work on this little short. In fact my latest upload is a preview of what's to come: 
                                                                                                                                                Preview: New Project by Muffyn-Man

1.        On another topic; To my followers during my Pony Days of Yore. I'm still working on it, don't worry bout it. I made good on the last suggested pony character pole that I posted wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay long ago. Not to mention I still have plans to create another Celestia piece in the hopefully not so distant future. Despite the praise that I received for Impression, Celestia, I don't feel that I accomplished what I set out to do. In fact, I feel like I kinda hacked it pretty badly. Don't worry though, all will be made clear when I figure out how to pull off some visual textures with copics. I think I pulled that off a bit with Commission: Pinkie's Starry Night, but I need it to feel tactile. Ok enough ranting. I am still doing pony work, but I have to take a break from personal pieces to focus on how to animate. My only exception to my animation work right now would be commissions, which are dead in the water right now I'm afraid. Or not, it's not like I'm leaving altogether.
So fret not followers of MLP and I. I still have some magic under my sleeve and visions in my head. 

2.         Now to all those who follow my anime work. First of all thanks for watching me, I haven't been very popular on here for it since DA is flooded with many other artists who do the same thing as me, only better, and more efficient, which can be said about most of my work on here, and have better equipment, and went to school for this particular format. That was depressing. Anyways thank you thank you thank you. I'm glad that I could get your attention even if for a couple random fanart pics in my gallery. As you can tell from the poorly scanned teaser to my upcoming joint collaberation, I've got big plans on the horizon. Stay with me as I may or may not post more random anime pics in the near/distant/unforseeable future. Keep in mind I still take commissions for any style not just MLP if you ever felt so inclined. 

3.        Finally to those who follow me for my photos. Thanks. Thanks and wow. I'm certainly not some kind of brooding Kino-Oki with a world to explore and a story to tell. Well, actually, explore and story are true, but all of the photos that I take are done on my phone. Camera phones have certainly come a long way from previous iterations, but its still a program that lacks the traditinal camera basics that make photography an artform to begin with. No Aperture or Shutter Speed adjustments, its sad but true. So thanks for following me regardless, I post photos once a month only so that I don't feel like I've neglected my other work. 

Alright everybody thats all. Next time I post a journal, I'll hopefully have upgraded back again. Take care and remember, Art can only be called art if you treat it as such. 
  • Listening to: Kamelot, Rhodz, Jack Campbell, Mystery Skulls
  • Reading: Animator's Survival Kit
  • Watching: Steven Universe and Gravity Falls
  • Playing: I don't play... I work
  • Eating: Healthier... Maybe?
  • Drinking: Wine (Did I mention I'm a wino now?)
Preview: New Project by Muffyn-Man
Preview: New Project
Hey Everyone who still watches me and anyone who just started. I know I've been MIA on the Pony Scene and Fanart in general. I look like I've been just hammering out random nature photos, but the truth is, I've been very busy with something that's completely new for me; Animation!!!

That's right, I've been studying animation and attempting to make my own with my good friend and artistic confidant Eastbeast :iconeastbeastfilms:. Not to mention I'm still an old school pen and paper artist, so my animation is thus. That's right, I've been lightbox animating with a taped-on acme peg-strip. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then its basically what early Disney and Warner Bros. animators did during production. So the process is very rudimentary but that's where Eastbeast comes in. This will be apart of my first ever animation project, but I'll still be working on other pieces to show off on here. 

If you decided to follow me because of a specific style or subject matter, fear not. I intend to deliver though I may be slow about it. If its any consolation, I really miss working on fanart, but I promised myself that I wouldn't fall into a state of mind where I halt my dedication to develop something of this magnitude. I've even went back to figure drawing classes weekly to get my skills in Anime/Manga back up, just for the project. Shit this should have been a Journal. 

Anyways This will be used in the opening scene of our animation, but I can't spoil it any further than that. Tools used: Copic Sketch Markers, Copic Multiliner Pens, Bristol Board. 
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In The Shade of a Mountain Grove by Muffyn-Man
In The Shade of a Mountain Grove
This little gem was taken a couple of weeks ago when I took yet another hike up in South Tahoe's Mt. Tallac Trail. It was one of the longer hikes that I've taken in a while and the fascinating part about it was that each step up in elevation resulted in a different environment around me. I have no idea what these little mini sprout like plants are, but the only time that I even came across them was at a midpoint near a riverbed on the trail. I should have captured a better shot, but I would have had to disturb the flora as a result. Bad excuse, I know... depending on your bias. Anyways, Loved the atmosphere and the gorgeous day that day. As always with these photos, taken from my camera phone. 
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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. 

 
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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. 

MICHAEL BAY AIN'T GOT SHIT ON O.G. TRANSFORMERS!!! 

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. 
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#1. To all my bronies
#2. To all my anime/manga fans
#3. Do I really even have anyone who follows me for photography?



Hello, konbanwa, shalom, gesundheit, sup? 

        How are you followers new and seasoned? As you can probably tell by now I've been uploading a shit ton of photographs, and next to no illustrations. Its been a long time coming and I have been busy. Now, Im not trying to make up an excuse like, "#reallifeprobs" or some shit. No, Fuck that! I'm still an artist, and a traditional one at that! I have imaginary life problems... yeah that was a bad joke, but hanging fruit can only hang so low before it slaps you across the forehead. Back on topic.

        As of recently, I've been training myself to become an animator. Yeah, go figure, the one job that everyone does digitally nowadays. I'm still traditional, and I'll have proof of such feats when the my short but sweet flash animation is released. "But Muffyn-Man, Flash is a fucking computer program." Yeah, that's why my good friend and all around agreeable individual EastBeast:iconeastbeastfilms: is doing the digital coloring and special effects. All of the frames in this animation, have and will be, done in pencil sketches on OG Acme Standard peg hole-punched parchment. All of it!!! Not to mention this is my first animation ever, like I've never even done a flip book before. So as you can see, it will take some time to polish the surface and soften the edges. We're making good progress, but there's still a lot to learn for both of us as we work on this little short. In fact my latest upload is a preview of what's to come: 
                                                                                                                                                Preview: New Project by Muffyn-Man

1.        On another topic; To my followers during my Pony Days of Yore. I'm still working on it, don't worry bout it. I made good on the last suggested pony character pole that I posted wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay long ago. Not to mention I still have plans to create another Celestia piece in the hopefully not so distant future. Despite the praise that I received for Impression, Celestia, I don't feel that I accomplished what I set out to do. In fact, I feel like I kinda hacked it pretty badly. Don't worry though, all will be made clear when I figure out how to pull off some visual textures with copics. I think I pulled that off a bit with Commission: Pinkie's Starry Night, but I need it to feel tactile. Ok enough ranting. I am still doing pony work, but I have to take a break from personal pieces to focus on how to animate. My only exception to my animation work right now would be commissions, which are dead in the water right now I'm afraid. Or not, it's not like I'm leaving altogether.
So fret not followers of MLP and I. I still have some magic under my sleeve and visions in my head. 

2.         Now to all those who follow my anime work. First of all thanks for watching me, I haven't been very popular on here for it since DA is flooded with many other artists who do the same thing as me, only better, and more efficient, which can be said about most of my work on here, and have better equipment, and went to school for this particular format. That was depressing. Anyways thank you thank you thank you. I'm glad that I could get your attention even if for a couple random fanart pics in my gallery. As you can tell from the poorly scanned teaser to my upcoming joint collaberation, I've got big plans on the horizon. Stay with me as I may or may not post more random anime pics in the near/distant/unforseeable future. Keep in mind I still take commissions for any style not just MLP if you ever felt so inclined. 

3.        Finally to those who follow me for my photos. Thanks. Thanks and wow. I'm certainly not some kind of brooding Kino-Oki with a world to explore and a story to tell. Well, actually, explore and story are true, but all of the photos that I take are done on my phone. Camera phones have certainly come a long way from previous iterations, but its still a program that lacks the traditinal camera basics that make photography an artform to begin with. No Aperture or Shutter Speed adjustments, its sad but true. So thanks for following me regardless, I post photos once a month only so that I don't feel like I've neglected my other work. 

Alright everybody thats all. Next time I post a journal, I'll hopefully have upgraded back again. Take care and remember, Art can only be called art if you treat it as such. 
  • Listening to: Kamelot, Rhodz, Jack Campbell, Mystery Skulls
  • Reading: Animator's Survival Kit
  • Watching: Steven Universe and Gravity Falls
  • Playing: I don't play... I work
  • Eating: Healthier... Maybe?
  • Drinking: Wine (Did I mention I'm a wino now?)

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Muffyn-Man
Ut pictura poesis
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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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:iconarmosk:
Armosk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
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:iconmuffyn-man:
Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks Armosk. And thanks for watching me this whole time.
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:iconsorelstrasz:
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I hope you have a fantastic birthday today :)
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, and thank you for following me.
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Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome ^^
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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
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, hope that we can git shit done this year too.
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
happy birthday mate! have a great one!
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Nightly, and thanks for continuing to follow me.
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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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