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Becky Pennock
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Hey guys, the game I've been working on for over a year is now up on steam greenlight! I'm so happy to have it in a place where people can see it, appreciate it, and vote on it. If you have a moment, I would LOVE to see what you think about the game and get a vote from you. :)

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

Thanks!

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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop (any version will do, honestly; i use the brush tool for most of what I do). 
I paint with a mouse or a tablet depending on my mood (mouse was used for a good portion of the Olympus piece). 

Getting started can seem challenging. It's like climbing a mountain for the first time. To climb mountains you need gear (photoshop/tablet), but you also need some experience. You build art muscle by practicing and building up over a long period of time. 

Start sketching things you like, and if you feel you lack direction, you can choose a subject (like wolves) or a principle (like composition) and study/focus on it for a month. That's how I started/got better and what I still do. There are plenty of resources online to check out. If you want, you can go to my Tumblr account's Art Advice page and look at what I've put there. I've put motivation, practical tips, and links to a lot of tutorials. 


Hope that helps! :D
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Malu-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey MissWiggle, I think that your art is really cool. I was wondering, do you mind if I ask -- what kind of hardware/software are you using to make most of this stuff? I assume you're using some kind of WACOM tablet? I would really like to learn how to draw stuff like this, for example, on my own misswiggle.deviantart.com/art/… , but I'm not sure where to start.
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! They were really fun to make. :D
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FunFerret Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, your Primal Carnage stuff is awesome ;A;
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Grieverjoe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Heh... ho-bag. :D
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mackwrites Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
<3
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coconutpug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, loving your stuff, I simply must watch you :heart:
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go for it. :) I liked your character's expressions/cartooniness a lot. Things I should get better at. :D
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Cryptid-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hey! Thanks for the watch. :)

You have some fantastic art, mind if I watch you back? x3
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks? I'm kind of trying to get into art for a living, so I spend a lot of time working at it. Enjoy the gallery and never give up drawing too! :D
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raemanzu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg. I feel inferior now xP you are so much better the artist than I am. *purposeful grammar fail* This is the other mormon ace btw. I must now go take a closer look at your gallery >_>
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Astrophsh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your art Becky
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton. :D
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TheBlueSumo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey i featured you in my journal: [link]
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thaaaaanks!
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CarlosArthur Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
*-* Thanks, really really thanks, and continue your good work ^^
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Good luck with getting better and be glad you have a tablet, lol. I learned by just drawing every day. Make it part of who you are and it will come naturally with time. :)
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CarlosArthur Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey becky, i see ur video on vimeo, and i really enjoy the video, i'm ur fan because i have a tablet wacom bambo, and i dont know, nothing about paint, and u with a mouse own me xD, congrats +fav
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fenrysk-art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HERRO OL FREND!
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Lord-Eckroadious Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda like the Rubix cube. used to be able to do that in a 1:25. haven't done it in a while tho . . . wonder if i still remember . . . anywho thanks for the tips ill get right to them after some well deserved sleep. being up for 24 hours doing nothing but drawing and CPs on Helo's gets to ya after that long . . . so sleepy . . .
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, one of the reasons I suggested speed is that when I first found speed painting it was after I'd been drawing from reference for awhile and got bored. Speed drawing may help to shake you out of a normal routine (although to be perfectly honest, when I started getting into it, it felt like a pointless pain in the butt; trust me, though, its worth it). You can do a ton of 2 minute ones and then when you feel comfortable with that time, shave it down to a minute or something crazy like that...THEN give yourself 20 minutes. You draw crazy fast. :D
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Lord-Eckroadious Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thnks, i got 3 years of military service to get better before i go to school for graphic design and thankfully i learn pretty quickly. haven't really tried to improve my speed, worth a shot tho. should be alittle easier once i get my Cintiq 12wx on thursdayish :D
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MissWiggle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! Sorry if it sounds generic (i hated generic answers to this question when I was starting out), but make sure you draw just about every day. And don't ever believe there is one linear way to get 'good.' Everyone learns differently. What I did is I made sure I had a healthy dose of tutorials that I'd try out, sketched a lot (try speedpainting; paint something from reference in like...2 minutes. Try doing that over and over again no matter how much it looks like it sucks. If you get used to drawing fast, you can learn faster). This is gross, but I kind of think of it like eating (input) + pooping (output). Eating = reference + artwork that inspires you; basically stuff you take into your brain. Poop = what you draw, or what comes out of your brain. You need to eat more than you poop; input must exceed output...otherwise you just end up drawing the same old shit. :b

Hope that helps.
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Lord-Eckroadious Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really like your work. got any hints for improving my chicken sh*&? besides practice that is, already doing alot of that.
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