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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Kortnie Butler22/Female/United States Groups :iconbadass-characters: BADASS-Characters
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My anatomy is so flat and underdeveloped...:iconotlplz:

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Rough Sketches
Zaiyn Zephyrion sketches by Dark-SpectrumDS

What I offer:

  • Rough sketches = $5 USD
Sketch Pages

What I offer:

  • Sketch Pages = $20 USD (varies on complexity)


1/2 Body Commissions
Adem warm up drawing by Dark-SpectrumDS

What I offer:

  • Half Body = $30 USD
3/4 Body Commissions
Adramelech D. E. Mandrake + Dante Mandrake Diptych by Dark-SpectrumDS
Demon's Hand by Dark-SpectrumDS
Dante Mandrake costume update v2 line art by Dark-SpectrumDS
Dante's Glorious Hair 2 by Dark-SpectrumDS
Dante Mandrake demonic form by Dark-SpectrumDS

What I offer:

  • Almost Full Body (3/4) = $40 USD

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Sorry for my language use. I've been sick this past week as of typing this journal. Forgive me and bear with me.

I didn't know that I was appreciated as an "artist" for a long time. I didn't know that people liked me for me and my artwork for being artwork. I apologize for misinterpreting everything as a skill and popularity contest. Once I lost track, I worried too much about making sure my anatomy was okay and not my artwork. I apologize if it ever felt like I wasn't appreciative of any feedback.

I want to say that I apologize if I ever, EVER worried anyone about anything.

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I planned on holding off saying this but if the current inactivity didn't show it already, I've kinda taken a semi-hiatus of sorts. I don't feel like an "artist" so I have taken a break from lots of activity online so I could focus on just me and my artwork. It hasn't been going well as I've been stricken with confidence issues etc. along the way and my illness or whatever that was messed me up this week so I have to start over again.

I really wish I could try to get back to the times or mindset, whatever, where I was an artist. You know, where I would draw, scan, edit digitally with SAI shading, and then call it a day. I really had something going then. Same for graphite but for the summer, graphite has trouble sticking to paper so I've tried ink kinda.

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Here is where you can catch my latest works where I upload just to upload: darkspectrum-art.tumblr.com/

Here is my latest set of ink drawings: darkspectrum-art.tumblr.com/po…
  • Reading: My typed text
  • Playing: Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone PS4
  • Drinking: Water
Buzz Off Krys...! by Dark-SpectrumDS
Buzz Off Krys...!
Character interaction practice with my OCs Dante Mandrake and Krys'tal. Yes, I drew Dante in his human form and Krys'tal in her demon form.

I was planning on coloring this later with overlays. I never got around to finishing but you can see my progress here: twitter.com/DarkSpectrum22/med…

I did some smoothing of the textures on SAI because it scanned all dirty and it was impossible to clean up without compromising the values. But overall, it's all graphite.

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“Oh, Dante… We are definitely meant for each other! We’re both redheads!”


–Krys’tal

“I…don’t think that’s how this works…”

– Dante Mandrake

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The imagined quotes will make more sense once I get around to coloring more than the hair.
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Dante Mandrake 7-17-16 c by Dark-SpectrumDS
Dante Mandrake 7-17-16 c
OC drawing practice with references. This is my OC Dante Mandrake crossing his arms again. This is my attempt at doing various overlay techniques from graphite to digital. Still working on it. I may go back in to adjust periodically. That's the good thing about deviantART at least. It's very easy to update one piece without having to reupload it and have it notify watchers which is something no other place does as far as I know.

References from :iconvishstudio: just like old times.


Visit my Twitter for more: twitter.com/DarkSpectrum22/med…
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Adem Mandrake Sitting by Dark-SpectrumDS
Adem Mandrake Sitting
I've been working on this on and off for about a day or so. This was drawn in and A3 sketchbook which is definitely much larger than what I'm used to working in. So this is my first official drawing in that sketchbook.

My OC Adramelech Delphinium Elatum Mandrake a.k.a. Adem Mandrake.

I was trying not to pay too much attention to anatomy here. I'm just trying to focus on liking drawing again.

Progress can be found on my Twitter Page here: twitter.com/DarkSpectrum22/med…
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Sorry for my language use. I've been sick this past week as of typing this journal. Forgive me and bear with me.

I didn't know that I was appreciated as an "artist" for a long time. I didn't know that people liked me for me and my artwork for being artwork. I apologize for misinterpreting everything as a skill and popularity contest. Once I lost track, I worried too much about making sure my anatomy was okay and not my artwork. I apologize if it ever felt like I wasn't appreciative of any feedback.

I want to say that I apologize if I ever, EVER worried anyone about anything.

++++++++++++++++++++++

I planned on holding off saying this but if the current inactivity didn't show it already, I've kinda taken a semi-hiatus of sorts. I don't feel like an "artist" so I have taken a break from lots of activity online so I could focus on just me and my artwork. It hasn't been going well as I've been stricken with confidence issues etc. along the way and my illness or whatever that was messed me up this week so I have to start over again.

I really wish I could try to get back to the times or mindset, whatever, where I was an artist. You know, where I would draw, scan, edit digitally with SAI shading, and then call it a day. I really had something going then. Same for graphite but for the summer, graphite has trouble sticking to paper so I've tried ink kinda.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Here is where you can catch my latest works where I upload just to upload: darkspectrum-art.tumblr.com/

Here is my latest set of ink drawings: darkspectrum-art.tumblr.com/po…
  • Reading: My typed text
  • Playing: Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone PS4
  • Drinking: Water

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Dark-SpectrumDS
Kortnie Butler
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot
I am a university graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors in Studio Art: Drawing.
CG Hub: darkspectrum.cghub.com/
Concept Art: conceptart.org/forums/member.p…
Blogspot: blackphantom3.blogspot.com/
Nabyn: spectrum.nabyn.com/
Anipan: www.anipan.com/5089
Pixiv: www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=18…
Gaia Shop: www.gaiaonline.com/forum/art-s…
Tumblr: darkspectrum.tumblr.com/
My portfolio: dark-spectrumds.daportfolio.co…
Fur Affinity: www.furaffinity.net/user/darkk…
MangaBullet: www.mangabullet.com/DarkSpectr…
Tegaki-e: www.unowen.net/tegaki/uentries…
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www.unowen.net/tegaki/dblog.ph…
Rate My Drawings: www.ratemydrawings.com/user/Ki…

I just got a YouTube account.:3 Nothing yet though.

I also have y! gallery. www.y-gallery.net/user/spectr3…


Favourite style of art: semi-realism
Favourite cartoon character: Espio,Zero,Sonic,Shadow,Knuckles,MegaMan X,Riku,Meta Knight,Ryu Hayabusa,Vincent Valentine,Sephiroth

Inspirations and Favorite Artists

:iconzeilyan: :iconsakimichan: :iconsirwendigo: :iconvishstudio: :iconjinx-star: :iconskopt: :iconlehanan: :icontabe-chan: :iconinnevata: :iconrin-shiba: :iconheise: :iconcashile: :icontoilet-llama: :iconzephyrhant: :iconoffrecord: :iconnegshin: :iconjiuge: :iconantique-teacup: :iconsialyx: :iconamsbt: :iconanndr: :iconblackbehemot: :iconfeimo: :iconcbedford: :iconwhitefoxcub: :iconteeething: :iconxiaobotong: :iconzephy0: :iconterukyu: :icondoublethickcustard:

COMMISSIONS OPEN ON TUMBLR:

darkspectrum.tumblr.com/post/1…
Interests

What should I improve on next in my artwork? 

27%
6 deviants said coloring (been thinking about more digital lately)
27%
6 deviants said character interaction
14%
3 deviants said concepts
14%
3 deviants said Other (comment suggestions please)
9%
2 deviants said anatomy (I'm aware I'm rusty but okay)
9%
2 deviants said composition

Commissions (open)

Original Journal link: dark-spectrumds.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue:Quick sketch: $10 USD
:bulletblue:Sketch pages: $15 USD

Traditional drawing sketchy or blended (no originals will be sent)
:bulletblue:Busts $20 USD
:bulletblue:Waist-ups $25 USD
:bulletblue:Knee-ups $30 USD

Digital Flat color b&w (or shading) + Traditional
:bulletblue:Busts $25 USD
:bulletblue:Waist-ups $30 USD
:bulletblue:Knee-ups $35 USD

Friends

Goals and Reasons!

(probably within the next 3 years...D: Heck, if THAT much... )

1. To become as good as I want to be at drawing etc. (MOST IMPORTANT GOAL!!)

2. To gain 1000(+) watchers. (for more attention and promotion...)
855>>(145)>>1000 *u*

927>>(73)>>1000 >_> Me four years later. Like, really? What happened?

926>>(74)>>1000 FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU---!!!!
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Was this from 2012? Well, my current standing in 2015:

969>>(31)>>1000

If only I utilized them groups more and had more finished pieces...

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Current standing in 2016: 974>>(26)>>1000

WTF! 979>>(21)>>1000

984>>(16)>>1000

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The-Seven-Worlds Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found you in my notes from way back in 2014
dunno why I didn't watch you back then, how silly of me xD
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Azurewhitewind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Really nice gallery. I really like your sketches. x)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding How to: Anatomy to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, dear friend ^^  Hope you have an awesome day celebrating! :D :cake::party:
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birthdays Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's December 7th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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