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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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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 :)
Hi. I'm looking for an experienced web developer who can assist with some small functionality problems I have with my Wordpress web site.

The site has been created with GT3's premium Responsive Eclipse Theme which I had purchased recently. This theme includes various built-in 'page builder' modules and plug-ins to create and load the page layouts. 99% of the site has been designed and implemented, but you will need to alter some of the PHP, Template and Theme files to help complete the final 1%.

The site can be found here:


1. The Blog Page:

All posts need to be displayed on a single page (In Full) with infinite scrolling (more posts load after scrolling to bottom of screen).

Results from searches, Tags, Categories and Author posts will list ALL relevant entries with infinite scrolling. At the moment- there is a limit to how many results are displayed. Results should show the Right Sidebar also. At the moment they do not.


2. Gallery Slider:…


Need an option to add content to the bottom right corner of the screen, Like on this page: (without the + icon and thumbnail gallery). This content will remain visible to responsive, mobile versions of the site.

In other words- copying a part of the functionality from the slider page and applying it to the kenburns page with alteration.




* You will be editing the test site: The site can be found here:

* I will then copy these edits to my main website, so please let me know which files have been edited to allow for this.

* You will be given access to the test site and FTP access to the theme file directory.

* I have tried to be detailed. Let me know if you need more info and I'll be happy to help.

Colour Portfolio 352 by Bomu
Colour Portfolio 352
The bulk of coloured art I've completed during the last 15 years or so in tiny thumbnail form.  Thought it was pretty interesting to see it all laid out on the screen at once.

Some thumbnail sketches here:


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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 ^_^
GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Hi, Happy Birthday and hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
TigerDude51087 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Happy Birthday!

:party: :cake:
Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

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

KobayashiRiku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I have both your How to Draw Manga, from some years ago and Digital Manga, which I picked up recently, both books have been a boon to my artwork, and I just wanted to thank you personally. Thank you Mr. Krefta, and I hope to see much more from you in the future.
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