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Ben Krefta
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kent, UK
Favourite genre of music: Chillout, Liquid Drum and Bass, Modern Classical / Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Anime CG
Operating System: Windows 10
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!"


I'll be attending at least another three UK cons this year:

MCM London [May 26-28], London Super Comic Con [August 25-27] and MCM London [October 27-29]. Feel free to stop by and say hello if you'll be attending also :)

How-To Books:

* 'Digital Manga' is available for humans to buy on my website at… : An in-depth tutorial book teaching virtually everything I know about Photoshop and colouring characters.

* 'The Artist's Guide to Drawing Manga'
 is also now available on my site… : A beginners guide to manga and character creation. It's effectively an updated version of my older book 'The Art of Drawing Manga'.

With, 67,000 words of written content across both books, I'd like to think there's at least something in there that most artists could benefit from and enjoy :)
Both titles sold with free postage within the UK. I can also ship to Europe, US and worldwide also.

Art Related:

* My portfolio is now at 

* I'm still tattooing part-time, having carried out over 300 tattoos or sessions to date.

* I've got a vague idea for a new book project, but no publisher on board thus far, so might just release pages as a series of Blog posts on my website?

* Commissions open, so if interested, send me a message :)

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Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Any Ghost in the Shell fans? I worked on this fan art on and off over the last month. Think I might try something a little less complex next time to save my sanity! Not great when you're like me and work soooooo sloooooow!

This one was a commission of hip-hop mascot 'Dirteee' Although pretty basic, I had an original reference design to work from, and the brief was basically to draw it in my own style. I like to mix my style up a lot- drawing semi-realistic comic characters one week, tattoo art the next, then going back to my manga roots after that. And even within the manga sub-genre, I vary styles from time to time. I love it, but feel guilty to my small fan-base who wanna see me just do manga (or one of my other art styles). I think if I were drawing more, I'd probably naturally gravitate towards a single style, but I'm only producing like 10 finished pieces a year these days. 

Check out my site:… to see the WIPS and original reference image.


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R0B3KA789 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mr. Krefta, I dunno if you like to support Net Neutrality..

If you're wondering why I'm asking this, I'm actually going to get serious because take a look at this:…
Bomu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the message but the issue has little impact in my country or any outside the US. From what I know there are pros and cons to net neutrality and im not sure I could confidently take a side even if it was relevant.

But I think it's good to fight for what you believe in so long as that beleif has good grounding in wisdom and reason :)
R0B3KA789 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... Since Donald Trump is president, the government in USA he's running demanded NET Neutrality do be destroyed...
I like your statement there, I'll give you that!

I dunno if NET Neutrality is going to win or not..

Hope your understand, Mr. Krefta
Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

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

Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Hi, Happy Birthday and Hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Hey No Problem and Please keep up with your amazing work :hug:
TigerDude51087 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Happy Birthday!
Bomu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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