A Fabulous Year

2016-11-23 13:56:54 by Tektyx

Hello people I've met who occasionally check my suff out here on NG. It feels like every time I write a new post I must remark on how long ago the last one was.. which was over a year ago.

Anyway, I've been studying rigorously in college. I've learned so much since late summer 2015 and I still have yet to find a reason to regret coming to art school. It's been such an amazing experience and very unlike any other. Progress is easy to see as far as technical and compositional skills, just check out my art through the past 3 or 4 years that I have uploaded here in my gallery. The difference in crazy, and almost embarassing considering how I thought those 2012 submissions were the absolute best drawings ever.

I want to try to be more involved here on the site. There's such a unique community with both incredible professional quality stuff and the immature sense of humor I've always come to this site for. I'll post more artwork as well as be more active commenting and leaving feedback on other work.

Also I've shifted styles in recent times. I'm on a sort of pseudo-creature hiatus and sticking with drawing more from life. The pet portraits arose most from this, because I love drawing them more than anything else. If you want one of your animal, message me, but prices vary around $90 USD depending on complexity and time.

Also if you ever want to maybe collab on a project or just share ideas, I'm frequently on Skype most days, just leave a comment if you want that info and I'll PM it to you.


The New Semester

2015-09-05 20:31:54 by Tektyx
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(Little by little I'm getting quicker at updates..)

Hey guys! For whatever reason my college starts the semester really late this year on September 9th, so I may be a bit late in wishing everyone luck who's going to school this year, but I'll do it anyway - Good luck guys! Don't fail! I'm really excited about this year; I'll be taking classes such as Illustration, Graphic Design, Concepts, Animation and all the good stuff like that. For the first time ever, I'll finally be taking the sort of classes I've been wanting to take since I decided to pursue a career as an artist.

Also, I want to do some self-promotion on some of the pages I've made recently. Firstly there's my YouTube channel that I made a couple months ago, if it gets a little bigger, I plan to do more than just speedpaints - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCxSA3OSWs_s63Plle7CDJg

Oh, and lastly, there's been a weird increase on fan art requests.. I don't draw fan art or fan characters, sorry guys. I do commissions though! If you're curious, just message me.


Things are Great

2015-06-05 20:41:11 by Tektyx

Hey guys, how's it going? I haven't updated since February, but at least it's a lot less time than the journal before last!

Anyway, I've been doing super well with college and will begin taking career-beneficial classes starting in fall. In the mean time, I'll be uploading some more artwork over the summer to get in a little practice.

I've also taken to recording my drawings to make timelapse videos. People seem to like those and it's quite fun to see the process over time. But in order to make a more entertaining video, I'd like to add some music to them. Since I'm super careful and don't want to cause any trouble, I'd like some music that I have permission to use. Specifically, I'd like to borrow some of the lovely original stuff from the audio portal.

I don't know how to go about asking people though. Do I just pm the artist and ask directly? It wouldn't be for money, but I would like to upload it to Youtube. Alternately, if any of you who see this would like to offer, I'd obviously credit and link back to you. ^^


Another year

2015-02-02 00:29:16 by Tektyx

Hey guys,

Boy I'm really bad about updating; my last post was in May. Anyway, I'm currently in my second year of art college slowly but surely become an illustrator/animator. I still love drawing creatures, but I do intend on getting better with human figurees because realistically, I'm going to have to at some point, and it's best I do it before I get an artist job and they ask me to draw people.

I'll try to post more artwork in the coming months, I'm slow to produce which is another flaw I need to sort out (Quality over quantity and yadda yadda, but I could speed up a little).

Well, that's about it. And I've seen I've got a few new followers which is really awesome! I always appreciate it when I see others enjoying my work. :)


Not Dead!

2014-05-19 19:43:49 by Tektyx

Hey everyone, I know it's been nearly a year since I have actually done anything here. Looking at my old posts I'd just like to update on things that are going on.

Firstly, a few posts ago I said I was going to Art Institute in Tennessee. That plan changed drastically and somehow I ended up in Alberta Canada for art school. And may I say, it's a very good school and for 1/4 the price of any good US art college.

Even though my tuition is a lot less, I'm still going to end up in debt no matter what way I look at it. And I'm always open for commissions. So if you're interested, just send me a PM and I can get you some information.

I'll put up more artwork in the future. I really enjoy the small group of fans I gathered here and I hope we're still friends after me not being around much. =)



Firstly, know that I'm not trying to imply anything negative against the actual show itself or the people who draw them.

There comes a point when you can ruin a good thing by having too much of it. I freaking love a chocolate malt, but I'd hate it if I had to have a whole bunch of them all the time. So was there ever a point when you got tired of seeing pony art or making it, when they all look exactly the same (occasionally with a recolor or touchup)? Hasn't every emotion and pose been applied to the same pink pony I see so frequently both here and on DeviantArt? This sentiment could be applied to a few other things, but it seems like ponies are the strongest fad present at the moment.

Again, no hatred. It's just I've seen quite a few people eat the exact same food for every meal. I'm wondering if you ever get bored with it.


4 Months from college.

2013-03-21 22:56:49 by Tektyx

Wow.. college is only 4 months from now (March 21st). I can hardly contain the excitement.

I'll be attending the Art Institute of Nashville and will be aiming toward becoming an animator and illustrator. It's going to be fantastic and maybe I'll be able to become further involved in the NG community with some awesome animations and stronger illustrations.

On to my second point, college will be expensive. I'm always open for art commissions and I'll draw you anything you'd like (No obscene sexual pictures mind you) for certain prices.

Line art ($5) - Uncolored line art of character or single object with choice of background and line color.
Colored ($10) - Character or single object colored with minor shading and detail with choice of background color.
Detailed ($20) - Character or single object meticulously detailed and well shaded with the option of a simple background.
Landscape ($25) - A background drawing with no primary focus that is colored and detailed.
Illustration ($40) - Essentially, a combination of detailed and landscape.

One more thing, I'd be more likely to swiftly answer a commission if it was requested via DeviantArt. It's where I spend most of my time.. heh

Have a splendiferous day! =S


Thanks Everyone!

2012-11-12 21:10:53 by Tektyx
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So my activity this time around sure does kick ass compared to last time I tried to submit art on Newgrounds. You guys are trolling me a lot less and I'd like to express how much I appreciate those of you who visit my DeviantArt page and send me comments/messages telling me that you like my dragons.

Thanks for being awesome and I hope that I can further impress you guys. =)

P.S. Before anyone asks.. yes, I am a field of grass as you can see by my profile pic.


Oh Newgrounds

2012-10-23 20:16:48 by Tektyx

Definitely the place I go for any side activity. But it seems like there is a always a higher concentration of bad eggs on here. But I always do truly appreciate those of you who come by and offer constructive feedback on my art. Thanks for being awesome and those of you who are looking for trouble I can refer you to other trolls and the both of you can kill each other. =)

That is all.