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Andrew Tibbets
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Welcome to my DeviantART account! The name’s Andrew, and it is a pleasure to have you here!

I am currently a college student who hopes to get into engineering and graphic design. In my spare time—after homework and chores are dealt with for the day—I like to draw ponies and traditional drawings, vector, listen to music, watch movies with my family, converse with my friends, watch TV shows on my computer, and sleep. Other forms of art and graphic design I enjoy creating are pixel art, creating screensavers in Quartz Composer, creating Mac icons, making ceramic things and desktop backgrounds. I am into photography, too! I love to experiment with my mom’s camera on manual; she’s been teaching me how to effectively shoot in manual.

When it comes to TV, some of my favorite shows are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Mythbusters, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Doctor Who, and American Pickers.

I am, by no means, a great artist. I just do my best at what I do and I strive to get better at what it is I do. Thank you for stopping by my account, again, I really appreciate it!

~SgtMjrTibbets
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The Tools of the Trade:

Hardware:
iMac Milky Way Avatar Icon by SgtMjrTibbets 27" iMac 27" (mid-2011)
This is my main computer (We also have an iMac G3, Power Mac G4 and Power Mac G5—fancy business). It is the only computer in our house that has the ability to run Adobe Creative Cloud® Apps.

Nikon dSLR Avatar Icon by SgtMjrTibbets Nikon D3 dSLR camera
This is the most amazing digital camera I've ever set eyes on—and in. My mother bought this camera years ago and continues to use it for taking pictures of her Etsy listings. She now allows me to use it, and I will do so from time to time to practice my photography.

Sony DSC-P73 Cybershot camera
For the times I don't take my mother's dSLR out to shoot things, I now use this 4 megapixel point-and-shoot beauty that I found at the thrift store for only $3! For being from 2004, it takes fairly nice pictures and also has a full manual-shoot option!

Hewlett Packard F2200 Deskjet all-in-one
Although this device doubles as a printer, I only use this as a scanner to upload my traditional artwork and pony rough drafts to my iMac.

Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet.
I use this tablet to draw and write directly on my computer. This tablet was originally given to me in a damaged state by my amazing friend ~Apoca7ypse. After tearing it open and assessing the damage, I was able to fully repair the tablet, and now it performs beautifully.


Main Software:
Adobe Photoshop CC by SgtMjrTibbets Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
I primarily use Photoshop, of course, for its intended purpose: I use it to photographs I take and to color balance scans that I upload. I also use Photoshop to create computer icons.

Adobe Illustrator CC by SgtMjrTibbets Adobe Illustrator CC
This is the application that I use to vector the ponies that I commission. I'm currently taking a Graphic Communications class that has been showing me all of the bells and whistles to the app, so expect improvement on my work!

iConvert by SgtMjrTibbets iConvert Icons:Mac
This is the application that I use to convert .png and .psd files to .icns (mac icon) and .ico (windows icon) files. You can find this app on the Mac App Store. It's a simple yet powerful app that is definitely worth it's price.


Leads/pens:
On top of digital artwork and vectors, I also do a lot of traditional art (and actually prefer it). In this list, I will describe some of the mechanical pencil leads and pens that I use for my artwork.

Pentel Ain STEIN 0.5mm 2H and 4H hardness leads
When it comes to sketching and drawing ponies, I love to use hard leads—they draw lightly making them super easy to erase cleanly and they do not smear. Compared to other hard leads I've tried, these are, by far, the best I've used.

Pilot NEOX ENO Color colored 0.7mm mechanical pencil leads
When it comes to coloring miniscule details, colored mechanical pencil leads are the way to go. I currently only have "Soft Blue" and "Orange" in my drawing arsenal, but I plan on obtaining more colors in the future. These leads hold up a lot better than I expected colored pencil leads to.

Sharpie PEN STYLO felt tipped fine-point pens
Given to me on Christmas, I am already in love with these pens. They do not bleed, and they make a bold statement in whatever it's is I'm drawing. I currently have eight total: Five black, one red, one blue, and one green.
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"Celebrate, we will,
'cause life is short but sweet for certain.
We climb on two by two,
To be sure these days continue."


BOBCAT and PROUD tag :thumb348735402: by SgtMjrTibbets
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"Good Golly, Miss Molly!"

Coffee Powered Stamp by Mirz123Blood-type Coffee Stamp by Mirz123
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I know. 'Tis a big number. I never expect to get to it, but if you feel generous, I would love the points. It will help motivate me to continue to make ponies and other various art stuffs.

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  • Mood: Isolated
  • Listening to: Wolfbite — Owl City
See you on the other end of this tunnel.

Stay awesome, Everyone.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: Wolfbite — Owl City
Not that this would affect many of you guys, but I'm going to be losing internet here in the next week or two. Due to certain events, my mother, brothers, and I are moving into a smaller home in the country that's near my uncle's home. The Internet out there seems to be really expensive, so we may not have it again for a while.

To anyone looking to contact me, I'll be out of touch. Sorry about that...

Stay awesome, Everyone! I wouldn't be here with out you guys.


Cheers,
Andrew
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Listening to: Wolfbite — Owl City
See you on the other end of this tunnel.

Stay awesome, Everyone.

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:iconkyuremgirl:
KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, hun!
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trinitysparkle1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thx for the Llama! :D
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deadmanwalking289 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama :D
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blairthewitch400 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
The llama is very appreciated! Thank you! :iconcelebrateplz: 
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HatiManiChaser Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the llama and the watch! I really appreciate it! <3
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ExcaliburBlade Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Thank you Hug for the Llama...an important part of life 
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tutiwakalaka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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AardeYamz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-hplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-nplz::iconrainbow-kplz::iconrainbow-splz: for the llama! :llama: :D 
:llama: for :llama: is how I roll, so here is one back for you! :D ^^;
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Jessicalina Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dankchu for the watch and the llama~ :iconloveloveplz:
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Wrona-Czarna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thanks for llama (: 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! )) 
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are very welcome, Alexandra! Your abstract paintings are just so mind-bogglingly amazing! :aww:
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! )))) I am glad that you liked my works! ) Meow :3 Hug 
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are most welcome! :aww:
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oOBrushstrokeOo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for the watch :3
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No prob! :aww:
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PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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|(@)@)"""""""**|(@)(@)**|(@) You've been hit.
Hit whoever you think is sexy! Hit at least 25 people b4 nighttime.
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vularia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Photographer
Thank u so much for the watch Aww
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xxReshiramxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday.
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Kristen! :aww:
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Fluttershy1989 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Happy Birthday, SgtMjrTibbets!! Have your cake and eat it too 
Have a nice day! Party
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Jasmin! I really did have a nice day! I was able to spend fun, quality time with my family. :aww: 
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Fluttershy1989 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Well, that's sounds really nice!
Nice to hear. :iconfluttershyishappyplz:
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PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday :D
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Jorgia. :aww:
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