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Ben Krefta
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kent, UK
Favourite genre of music: Chill out, Trance, Classical Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Anime CG
Operating System: Windows 8
Favourite Manga: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Gantz, Guyver
Favourite Anime: My Neighbour Totoro, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust
Favourite Game: Metal Gear Solid
Personal Quote: "Iron helps us play!"
For artists interested in learning digital colouring and character creation with Photoshop, check out my latest book- 'Digital Manga'.


I’ve wanted to create a book on how I colour my character art for years. Last year I pitched the idea to my publisher and began work on the project. It was published in 2014. With around 40,000 words of written content and 400 images and screen captures, the 160 page guide contains over double the content of my previous 144 page 'Art of Drawing Manga' title and IMO is a far superior book all-round.

There are so many aspiring anime, comic fans and artists who want to learn how to get great digital results and tackle Photoshop's steep learning curve but don't know where to begin. The book's aim is to deliver all the tutorials they need in one package. Or at least teach everything I've learned over the last 15 years of using the software.

I want to say give a big thanks to the following talented Deviant artists for sharing their advice within the Tips chapter of the book. Check out their work- it's awesome!:

:iconedwinhuang: :iconinma: :iconshinryushou: :icondanimation2001: :iconnataliadsw: :iconkimmymanga: :iconogawaburukku: :iconeinlee: :iconyuureikun: :iconpoeyon: :icondomdozz: :iconkuridoki: :iconvolvom:

If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy and has a Paypal account, contact me direct and I'll make sure it's signed, sealed and delivered ASAP ^_^
UK: £7.00+ £3.20 postage
Europe: £7.00+ £8.05 shipping
Rest of the World: £7.00 + £12.85 shipping / £8.00 Economy shipping (takes approx 4 weeks)
If you need me to translate prices into your currency, let me know.

Art Related:

I've got a few potential projects in the pipe line:

* Half the art I'm doing right now are tattoos on skin. Slowly building a local client base and looking to get a web presence and portfolio online for some of my tattoo work over the coming months.

* Possible new How-To-manga drawing book. Publishers have expressed interest and currently waiting to see if the project gets the go-ahead.

* Looking into the convention scene and thinking about attending a few in 2015. If so, I'll think about getting some prints or something to sell?

* My homepage Organic Metal is still online after nearly 15 years! I think it's about time I created a smaller, up-to-date portfolio for my artwork.

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Death Note by Bomu
Death Note
The line art for this had been sitting on my hard drive for a few years. Finally got it inked and coloured. About time I drew some fanart! :)

Who's your favourite Death Note character?
Hi. I don't suppose anyone knows of any art chat rooms or ways to talk while drawing or creating art?

Drawing all day long can be pretty lonely at times, so hoping to connect with others who do art, or who want to help each other improve :)


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KittyStardraco Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch it was good meeting you at LAGC!
Bomu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No probs. Thanks for reciprocating. See you at the next con :)
KaeAskavi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
I Had this drawing book you made years ago, and with your help i started drawing, so I'm now watching you! x,D
Bomu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one. Thanks :)
Kitty-Val Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there 
i met you at london october comic con 
bought some of your art 
thank you and your awsome !!!
Bomu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for stopping by in London, and Deviantart! :)
Kitty-Val Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome 
your art is incredible 
Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the birthday wishes ^_^
ChaoticallyKhaos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist
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teturo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
A Very Happy Birthday to you ^_^
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