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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 high school 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, create Mac icons, 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 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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  • Listening to: Spoon — Dave Matthews Band
Spoon in spoon 
Stirring my coffee 
I thought of you 
And turned to the gate 
On my way came up with the answers 
I scratched my head 
And the answers were gone 
From hand to hand 
Wrist to the elbow 
Red blood sand 
Could Dad be God 
Crosses cross hung out like a wet rag 
Forgive you why 
You hung me out to dry 
Maybe I'm crazy 
But laughing out loud 
Makes the pain pass by 
And maybe you're a little crazy 
But laughing out loud makes it all subside 
Holding I'm holding 
I'm still falling 
Spoon in spoon 
Stirring my coffee 
I thought of this 
And turned to the gate 
But on my way 
Crack 
Lightning and thunder 
I hid my head 
And the storm slipped away 
Well maybe I'm crazy 
And laughing out loud 
Makes it all pass by 
And maybe you're a little crazy 
And laughing out loud 
Makes it all alright 
Laughing out loud 
From time to time 
Minutes and hours 
Some move ahead while 
Some lag behind 
It's like the balloon that 
Rise and then vanish 
This drop of hope 
That falls from his eyes 
Spoon in spoon 
Stirring my coffee 
I think of this 
And turn to go away 
But as I walk 
There're voices behind me saying 
Sinners sin 
Come now and play

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tutiwakalaka Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member 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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist 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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PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
your welcome :) 
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StarrySkiez Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, dear friend! And many more to come!! :D :D :D 

also, i know it's proper to do little birthday icons, but my computer won't load. D:
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Starry! I appreciate your birthday wishes. :aww:

And don't worry! I understand slow computers! It's all good. :happybounce:
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StarrySkiez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait...

I fixed it! x3
1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy DA B-day :3 Free Birthday Icon birthday cake Happy Birthday Grin Birthday - NaNoEmo - day 21 
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SgtMjrTibbets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WOOOOT!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ICONS!!!La la la la I am a dummy! 
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TJM2288 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy b-day Airborne Have your cake and eat it too 
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