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Quick Sketches / Doodles
I am offering rough sketches or doodles in my style to help you envision your ideas for toon characters, props, settings or scenes. I am not a master of realistic humans - or rather I can't fire them off fast enough to be able to offer them here- but I can help you work out cartoony characters, props, scenes and other elements similar to the examples I've posted.

A full body toon character would probably be medium detailed usually one pose but depends on what I think might be needed to convey your idea. Variations of a head only for example could be 2-6 variations - or more if I'm on a roll. The same goes for other requests with more complex drawings being medium detailed and simpler drawings of single entities with two or more variations to help you visualize.

So if you need to rough out ideas for a story or animation, or to quickly convey an idea I may be the artist for you - contact me with your needs and I'll let you know if it is something I can do.

The following examples show the simple pencil work I am talking about.

Sketch051908 by bupaje

Ducksamuck1 by bupaje

Framess1 by bupaje

Untitled by bupaje

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My Picasa albums contain samples of work, school or 'just for fun' projects. It ain't sexy -which is why I haven't put it all on DA- but if you're still reading you must be bored - so might as well take a look. ;)


:iconkakawdenimorek: :icontiocha: :iconhakkespetta: :iconsilverk99: :iconbloodshotink: :iconmayya447: :iconmattburton: :iconmkorched: :iconthranduuil: :iconpyrogina: :iconedbot5000: :icontwofacedkitsune: :iconapinaries: :iconbartmoods: :iconiartsy:


If you are a K12 student, or have a budding artist in your family, and are looking for a bit of college money you might want to check out Google's new Doodle contest with the theme
"If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place..."

Wish I wasn't so darn old as this looks like fun. :) (Smile)

2014-02-05 10-30-27 by bupaje

I like brushes and textures - not sure why- but I do. One of the things I've played with in the past is creating what I call 'brush wheels.' For example I'll combine several weed and plant brushes in a wheel, then set the brush to 'rotation' and paint away. To illustrate I went to midnightstouch DeviantArt page, used a few of his plant brushes to create a wheel like this.

Then I set the brush angle to rotation (you can play with other settings of course), and quickly paint a nice mixed row of plants.

Simple. I know - but sometimes the simplest tricks can be very useful.

Do you have a forum you monitor regularly on DA (ie. the job forum)? Do you sometimes miss posts or see that lucrative job offer too late? If so then you might like this tip;

If you go to the forum you follow - let's say the Job Offers forum

http: //

and you right click on the page and View Source, then search for 'rss' you should find a url like the following

http: //

This is the rss feed for that page. If you use IFTTT (mentioned in my previous post) select 'Create' then click on the blue 'THEN' and select 'FEED' and 'New Feed Item' or 'New Feed Item Matches.' The first will notify you every time there is a new item on the feed; the second will notify you when a new item matches a specific keyword (ie 'illustrator') then paste in the RSS url you copied from the page source. Then you select "Create Trigger.' Next you select the 'THEN' link and select SMS or GMAIL or some other way to be notified. Once you fill out the balance and create the recipe you'll be notified based on the options selected.

Another option is a free tool called NotiPage… You install this on your computer, then you can paste in the forum url

http: //

Then set the options to let you know when the page is updated, or updated with specific words and you can run this in your system tray and it will check every x amount of time (you choose) and optionally pop up a notice, with the page and highlighted search terms.

DeviantArt has done a great job of adding RSS support throughout its site. Using the free IFTTT service you can easily Tweet your DA profile and journal updates as well as notify your fans when you add items to your folders - including items you fave. This can be useful for Groups with Twitter feeds also to notify of new content. You can also email or SMS notifications to yourself when feeds are updated.

The links look like this (more is possible and some sorting can be done by adjusting the parameters passed with the url). Right click to copy the links if they are embedded.

Gallery Updates…

Journal Updates…

Profile Updates (anything and everything)…


remove space after http and use your username instead of bupaje

I use this to not only automatically tweet my new deviations but when I add an item to a particular folder ie 'character design' or 'photoshop brushes.'

If you set IFTTT to tweet with every update of the feed (you can also trigger for other conditions like keywords) be careful as Twitter will flag and block your account if you start streaming lots of items just to generate tweets - so don't abuse; I didn't realize this when I first started and my Twitter account got blocked so I spoke to them and became more selective in items I added to folders I had set to automatically tweet this way.

You can use my recipe (that's what IFTTT calls them) as a starting place

IFTTT Recipe: Tweet My DeviantArt

If you are confused about how to do this respond to this thread and I'll help as I can.


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This is positively ancient, but thank you very much for the watch! :tighthug: :iconsweethugplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:

Please enjoy this freshly baked cookie! :dummy:

:iconcookie7plz::iconcookie8plz::iconcookie9plz: :giggle:
bupaje Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Assuming the cookie isn't ancient - thank you. :)
Don't worry, I don't give my watchers stale cookies. :D
TioCha Aug 31, 2013   Digital Artist
I used your stocks here, thank you very much!…

bupaje Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work - thannk you. :)
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