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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!"
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THANKS:
First I want to say a big thanks to everyone who checks out my page and comments on my art. I really appreciate it! Although I don't always have time to thank everyone individually for their comments, I like to read them- it's very cool! ^_^

Art Trade Status:
I decided to take on a few Trades at the end of last year to help get me back into drawing. It's fun, but still owe a few people art and vice-versa.

For: :iconalas-carmesis: fav.me/d5ogrdd By: :iconalas-carmesis: fav.me/d5on0rp
For: :iconnay-hime: fav.me/d5oye9n By: :iconnay-hime: [***]
For: :iconnataliasoleil: fav.me/d5quh81 By: :iconnataliasoleil: fav.me/d5pbdq3
For: :iconkittirawr: [0%] By: :iconkittirawr: [***]
For: :iconsolversion: [1%] By: :iconsolversion: fav.me/d5q0pwp
For: :icondiamond-fairy: [25%] By: :icondiamond-fairy: [***]
For: :iconcupcake992: [1%] By: :iconcupcake992: [***]

Commission Status:

Open (but a little bit busy)

See fav.me/d5n8qq2 for prices and info, or for bigger, commercial projects please contact me.

Nikki Art:

If you're bored and would like to draw my OC Nikki, that would be great!
Nikki 2012 by Bomu
I'm still waiting to check out some Nikki art from others after having won prizes for their respective art contests, but I imagine that might not happen- been waiting a long while :/
If you draw her, please send me a link so I can add to my Favs :)

Art Related:

I've got a few potential projects in the pipe line:
* A new book project focusing on Photoshop tutorials. Basically putting a guide together to feature everything I've learned about the program over the last decade.. Well, everything I can fit into 160 pages at least.
* I've started working part time as a tattooist at a local studio. Am hoping once I begin to master inking on skin, I'll be able to start specializing in more custom work. Maybe focus on manga influenced tattoos? I'd like to end up getting away from tattooing typical stars, butterflies, tribal pieces and basic lettering.
* My homepage Organic Metal www.organicmetal.co.uk has now been tweaked to the point where I think I'll leave it alone. I'll keep it online but only ever carry out minimal maintenance on it from now on. I have plans to create separate new websites for my character art and illustration, one for my graphics and designs, and another for my tattoos.

Social Media Stuff:

Add me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ben.krefta.1
Like my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/animemangaart…
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/BenKrefta
Follow me on Tumblr: benkrefta.tumblr.com/
Watch my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/b0mu
Follow me on Pinterest: pinterest.com/benkrefta/
Connect on Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/benkrefta

I don't update these sites as much as I should (same with Deviantart), but they're all there if you wanna check em out!

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Digital Manga Book - Promo Poster 1 by Bomu
Digital Manga Book - Promo Poster 1
Anyone interested in creating and colouring their work digitally using Photoshop?

I recently produced a book on the subject which teaches how I go about using Photoshop to render my anime and manga inspired works. These a few sample images used to demo various tutorials such as adding patterns, cel colouring, brushes etc.

If anyone goes on to purchase a copy, I'd love to know your thoughts. 'Digital Manga' by Ben Krefta is available at Amazon and other book stores. Or contact me direct if you'd like to buy a copy.

I tried to pack close to 40,000 words of content into a 160 page book, so there's a lot to digest, but I'm hopeful the tutorials within will help people with their digital artworks whether they're manga fans or otherwise :)
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This is a heads up for anyone interested in creating and colouring their work digitally using Photoshop.

I recently produced a book on the subject which teaches how I go about using Photoshop to render my anime and manga inspired works.

If anyone goes on to purchase a copy, I'd love to know your thoughts. 'Digital Manga' by Ben Krefta is available at Amazon and other book stores.
I tried to pack close to 40,000 words of content into a 160 page book, so there's a lot to digest, but I'm hopeful the tutorials within will help people with their digital artworks whether they're manga fans or otherwise :)

www.amazon.com/Digital-Manga-B…

Digital Manga Book - Promo Poster 1 by Bomu
On average, how long do you spend on your Muro Art? Is it something you use for sketching or finish artworks?

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ATSStalker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn your art style has changed since your HOW TO DRAW MANGA book, got that when i was in the third grade.
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LandOfEndlessNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! after 2 hours after working up to talk to you because I bought your book c: can I just say thank you so much, anatomy and colouring have always been such a pain in the bahookie for me, and your helping me so much thank you! Huggle!  ^^ (oh and I'm also going to leave a watch here because I love your art so much, and you've really helped me, thank you c: Huggle!)
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Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That's so cool to hear. Best of luck with your artworks and always good to hear from a fellow Death Note fan ^_^
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LandOfEndlessNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yw ^^ ah thank you! you too!
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Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014

Happy Birthday! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party:

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Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the cake :)
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randomenemy321 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Happy Birthday Young Lucy (Excited) [V1] by Jerikuto  Yuiko and Rin (Anego hug) [V8] by Jerikuto  
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Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks random :D
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randomenemy321 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] by Jerikuto  
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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