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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 6:02 PM

News by TsaoShin


Holy cow, I almost have 500K views on my profile!  Thank you so much everyone!  My kiriban is 1 free chibi commission for the first person to send me a screenshot of the counter at 500,000 views! (full information about chibi commissions here:  A HUGE THANK YOU for all of your support!

New Grendel Video

I made a new little clip of Grendel (the real cat that my mascot is based on)!  If the clip below isn't working, check out my YouTube at:

Awesome Con

I will be at Awesome Con in DC April 18-20!  My table is M6 in the Artist Alley.

Screen shot 2014-04-08 at 10.51.10 AM by TsaoShin

Features by TsaoShin


Sweet ink based on some of my digital paintings!

new tattoo! by VulpixKing
httydtat by TsaoShin


Eric Proctor
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What programs/tools do you use?
A: Adobe Photoshop CS4, ArtRage, and a 9x12 Wacom Intuos 4.
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: My brushes are a collection I have built and modified over years and include sets from other artists who prefer to not have them distributed. Many of my brushes are modified off of a set that Algenpfleger has generously made available on his deviantART account:
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 a video of a workshop I conducted at Otakon 2012 on my digital painting method. It is available on Vimeo:
Q: Do you do commissions?
A: Yes I do – please check my commission schedule for availability. Information:
Q: Do you do point commissions?
A: Yes! I do chibis for my point commissions. Please use the deviantART Commissions Widget on my profile page!
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 store:
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:

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

Next Kiriban

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

Here be dragons...



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TsaoShin 7 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
SouliFamii 45 minutes ago  Student General Artist
You should do a Kiki's Delivery Service painting~
TsaoShin 16 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I've been meaning to!
It's my favourite Studio Ghibli movie of all time~ ; o ;
We owned the Video Cassette version, until the tape inside snapped.
Our VCR was having issues and something jammed when the tape was rewinding and we heard a snap and a crack.

I seriously cried.
This was a few months back; and we had the tape since 2004.
TsaoShin 16 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
ah that stinks ><
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QueenOfTheFandoms 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh It's nice to see someone else using artrage.
TsaoShin 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
^^ it's a great program :)
Hey, I saw your journal, and what exactly do you take a screenshot of? Your page when it hits 500k views? I'm confused.
TsaoShin 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Just of the counter at the top of this page when it's on 500,000 as proof that you landed on the profile as the 500,000th visitor :)
Oh ok. Heh, I'll try. I'm not too good at this.
Eeveeworlds 2 days ago  Student Artist
Hello your art really is cool, cutie, beautiful and awesome I love your draw are Eeveelutions on the ice cream!!!HeartHeartHeart
TsaoShin 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  Glad you like my art!
Eeveeworlds 2 days ago  Student Artist
Welcome you!!!Heart
Please you can new Friend(watch) me???:D (Big Grin)
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