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Deviant for 11 Years
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Statistics 343 Deviations 47,409 Comments 1,387,917 Pageviews

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Given June 6, 2015

Fire Witches
Suggested by Augusata
Featured by KovoWolf
Given October 31, 2014

Bella No
Suggested by Kida-neechan
Featured by Ry-Spirit
Given April 22, 2014

Given September 6, 2013

Given December 22, 2012

Given December 24, 2011

Avatar - I See You
Suggested by 8-BitGirl
Featured by TommyGK
Given April 22, 2011

The Creation of Mario
Suggested by Jace-Z
Featured by rydi1689
Given June 20, 2010

The Duel
Suggested by zayyad1453
Featured by archanN
Given January 30, 2010

Night Flight
Suggested by meihua
Featured by aunjuli
Given June 8, 2009


Journal Entry: Mon Aug 10, 2015, 6:11 PM

Now that BronyCon is over, I finally got a chance to check my inbox and I was overwhelmed (and overjoyed!) by all the mentions that I had from other people including me in their own questionnaire.  Thank you so much! I was so happy reading each of your responses :)

I was asked to participate in this event so here are my answers (fashionably late of course)!

  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been on DeviantArt for 11 years.  I was pretty inactive for too much of that time which is unfortunate because I feel like I lost out on a lot of the community growth.  Since 2009, I've tried to maintain a more active role in sharing art, support, and positive engagement.
  • What does your username mean?
It actually doesn't mean anything - just a silly name I've had for a long time and I can't shake it now even if I wanted to.  The most frequent issue I get with the name is its pronunciation.  It is "sow" "shin" :) 
  • Describe yourself in three words.
Never enough time.
  • Are you left or right handed?
I'm weird with my handedness.  Right for drawing and writing but left for most other things like eating or throwing.
  • What was your first deviation?
Jack Sparrow by TsaoShin

This portrait of Jack Sparrow is my first deviation.  This was back when I only used Oekaki and hated everything about Photoshop. Oh how times change!
  • What is your favourite type of art to create?
I enjoy creating artwork that invokes a positive emotional response be it cute or funny.  I also like creating paintings that have a lot of long fluid organic elements like hair, feathers, and wings.  I especially love drawing fantasy creatures.

Look at the stars by TsaoShinHaku Tattoo by TsaoShin
Gryphonatiel by TsaoShinChimera by TsaoShin

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'm a real fan of environment and landscape paintings.  I'd love to have even a fraction of the skill that these amazing illustrators have:

King of Red Lions by VincentBisschopHalloween by UnidColor
Could You Show Me The Road? by RHADSlandscape #40 by Sylar113

  • What was your first favourite? by noah-kh

This fantastic piece by noah-kh 
  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Anything that I find inspiring.  Usually paintings with spectacular lighting.

Life in Motion by juliedillonYOU by ailah
Serenity by balaaCataclysm by HeeWonLee
Gandalf the Grey by LucasGracianoUrsula by krhart

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Oh there is no possible way I can name a single favorite deviant artist.  Here's a handful of inspirational artists I follow:

  • If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I've met quite a few fellow DeviantArt members!  If I could meet a new one it would be griffsnuff since she is always so positive, fun, and never stops creating!
  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Every supporter I've had has impacted my life.  I can't stress enough how much motivation I get from the community on this site.  I'm never happier than the moment I've finished a new drawing and hitting the submission button to upload it to DeviantArt.
  • What are your preferred tools to create art?

My painting tools are always the same:  A tablet, Photoshop, cold drink, and a nearby cat for intermittent distractions.

Grendel 01 by TsaoShin

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I'm most inspired in places where I can't actually get to my tools.  New painting ideas usually hit me outside the studio: while I'm on the road, at a convention, or out with friends.  I try to carry around something to sketch down some notes or a draft that way I can come back to it later.
  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

There are so many great memories I've had on DeviantArt.  Every time I get a piece of gift art, whenever someone tells me that brushes or comments have helped them, being asked to participate in community events, all the positive comments, achieving personal milestones, and the list goes on and on.
Thank you, everyone, for all of your support!


Eric Proctor
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What programs/tools do you use?
A: Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CC, 9x12 Wacom Intuos 4, and a Wacom 24HD Cintiq.
Q: How long have you been drawing? Did you go to school for art?
A: I have a BA in Studio Art and focused primarily in traditional painting until 2002. I made the switch to digital painting shortly after.
Q: Do you work professionally as an artist?
A: I am a conceptual illustrator and designer for a research laboratory.
Q: How long does it take you to make a drawing?
A: It can take anywhere from 4-25 hours to make a drawing depending on the complexity.
Q: Do you use custom brushes in Photoshop? Can I have them?
A: Download my basic brush set here:
Q: Do you do any tutorials?
A: I have some resources in my gallery on my process and I have written tutorials for Fantasy Artist Magazine. I also have lots of video resources:
Q: Do you do commissions?
A: Yes I do – please check my commission schedule for availability:
Q: Do you draw requests?
A: I’m sorry, my schedule is extremely tight and I do not draw requests.
Q: Can I use your art for my Facebook cover, art feature, etc?
A: Sharing my artwork is perfectly fine as long as folks aren't trying to sell it or take credit for it. Giving me a credit shout out and link back to my dA page is always appreciated!
Q: Can I buy prints of your artwork?
A: Yes! You can either catch me at a few of the east coast conventions where I sell my work or head over to my online stores:
Q: What breed is your black cat?
A: Grendel is a Highland Lynx. His tail is naturally short, his ears are curled, and he has 26 toes. He's basically a miniature black bear. You can see videos of him on youtube:

Complete FAQ here:

For commercial commissions, work offers, and permission to display my work in commercial media outlets please contact me at: tsaoshin[at]

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
An energetic artist who brings a spark of life to all of his creations, Eric Proctor (known by the community as TsaoShin) has spawned some of the most memorable works of art on DeviantART. His Grumpy Cat Disney mashups have been seen and shared far and wide across the internet, and his creative spirit and technical ability are matched only by his good-hearted nature. To many community members, Eric is one of the most friendly individuals to interact with. All of his Journals come with good cheer, gratitude, and positivity, and he takes time to interact and spread good cheer and knowledge into the community.
-awarded December 2014

Convention Schedule

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Here be dragons...


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CookierainAJ Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Filmographer
Hi Tsaoshin!
I love ur art soooo much its sooooo good!
I was wondering if you could please draw me something please?
I like dragons and wolfs ;)

TsaoShin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I like dragons and wolves too! If I get some time I can draw one :)
Komaju54 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry to say, but once again, your art has been stolen and put on Amazon. I have told people not to purchase it until you can get it removed. <3 (Your arts really great too ahah)…
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Ugh! That looks awful! The hands are right on the face ><  Why!  Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention! I really appreciate it :)
Komaju54 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome, it really ticks me off when I see art by artists I look up to, being sold and not, well, at least giving you all the money. It would be nice to see stuff like prints of your work, but only of it's being sold by you :).
AutoPilotA113 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Could u watch me plz? As i am watching u and i ❤️ Your art :)

TsaoShin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'll take a look and thanks!
AutoPilotA113 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
luxington078 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
RaspberryCrime Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man. I feel like your Grumpy Cat series made my life.
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thank you! Glad you like it!
PurpleMonsterEyJ Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Your artwok is awesome! You have really great talent ;^;
If only i could have such a good skill like you :)
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
PurpleMonsterEyJ Featured By Owner 3 days ago
no problem.. 
xXBLITZyXx Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'll check it out!
IzaPug Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
hey man
take this
*give a cookie*
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
ooo! Cookie!
IzaPug Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
*give more cookies to you* :)

can i make a gift to yu?
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
That would be amazing!
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AxellineOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
woah man i just fell in love with your art!
TsaoShin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
scratchkitty205 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
If you have nothing else to do I want a commission.
AxellineOfficial Featured By Owner 4 days ago
you're welcome ^w^
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