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Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as she draws a half-fairy sorceress in the style of old RPG books like the Dungeons & Dragons manuals, Palladium RPG books, and GURPS manuals.

While I draw, I'll talk about how I originally got into playing D&D, how it was more difficult and mysterious back when the Internet was young, and why you should be the Dungeonmaster if you want to get a game going.

I also talk about wear and tear on inking fineliners, showing depth in medieval settings, and why I didn't use screentones. Plus there's a cool background story on the character I'm depicting, Ruby's, full-fae mother.

This artwork appears in Issue No. 3 of Bexim's Bazaar. It can be purchased through this link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14035/The-Tabletop-Engineer
Issue No. 0 is also available through the above link for free. It's a quality issue, even though it lacks my awesome RPG-style art.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson Artist Series Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Micron fineliner in 005, 01, and 05
- Pentel Pocket Brush
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
More detailed RPG manual-style art for Bexim's Bazaar:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUO56fKCu6bF/

Sketch 'n' Chat: 4 Tips for Artist's Block
(Drawing another IMPS member)
https://www.bitchute.com/video/2_ZvUiHXq2w/

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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Bexim's Bazaar can be purchased through this link:
https://beximsbazaar.com/

Basic Fantasy
Free online RPG resources and cheap, open source RPG manuals and adventures:
https://www.basicfantasy.org/

GURPS
Steve Jackson's Generic Universal Role-Playing System:
http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell "Presto" and Michael A. DiBaggio as they unbox the Reaper Miniatures Bones 4 Kickstarter set.

While we unwrap, we'll talk about the differences from the first two Kickstarter sets and show our favorites from the current set. It'll be a grand time for tabletop role-playing fans.

I (Presto) normally draw in my videos, usually sci fi or fantasy artwork. If you'd like to check out one of my drawing videos, might I suggest:

Drawing a half-fae sorceress:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUO56fKCu6bF/

Drawing Dejah Thoris from "A Princess of Mars":
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Cv0JwQNoliy6/

Drawing Admiral Raddus and Grand Moff Tarkin from "Star Wars":
https://www.bitchute.com/video/F56pPSwmlRSz/

Drawing a selkie (seal mermaid):
https://www.bitchute.com/video/SsqeEQzwXiU/
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Shell Presto co-writes and illustrates superhero books in her and her husband's Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/

Or check out our superhero books directly on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Presto-DiBaggio/e/B07MDSR84J/
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Reaper Minis:
https://www.reapermini.com/bones4

Bexim's Bazaar magazine:
https://beximsbazaar.com

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt:
http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto

Part 2 of 2

Join Shell "Presto" and Michael A. DiBaggio as they unbox the Reaper Miniatures Bones 4 Kickstarter set. This includes Chronoscope, Dreadmere, and Darkreach, and the rest of the Core Set.

While we unwrap, we'll show our favorites from the current set and talk about what they remind us of (does anyone remember Dinosaucers?). It'll be a grand time for tabletop role-playing fans.

I (Presto) normally draw in my videos, usually sci fi or fantasy artwork. If you'd like to check out one of my drawing videos, might I suggest:

Drawing a half-fae sorceress:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUO56fKCu6bF/

Drawing Dejah Thoris from "A Princess of Mars":
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Cv0JwQNoliy6/

Drawing Admiral Raddus and Grand Moff Tarkin from "Star Wars":
https://www.bitchute.com/video/F56pPSwmlRSz/

Drawing a selkie (seal mermaid):
https://www.bitchute.com/video/SsqeEQzwXiU/
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Shell Presto co-writes and illustrates superhero books in her and her husband's Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/

Or check out our superhero books directly on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Presto-DiBaggio/e/B07MDSR84J/
_____

Stuff I talk about in the video:

Reaper Minis:
https://www.reapermini.com/bones4

Bexim's Bazaar magazine:
https://beximsbazaar.com

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
_____

MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt:
http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto

A super-quick speedpaint / speeddraw by yours truly, Shell Presto DiBaggio, set to a catchy tune by Geographer. I'm drawing the half-fae firestarter Ruby Farraday for my medieval fantasy comic strip that runs in Bexim's Bazaar magazine.

This shows my penciling and inking process for a single character.

Incorrigible IMPS runs in Bexim's Bazaar magazine starting with Issue 5: https://beximsbazaar.com/

Modern-day Ruby will also appear in future Ascension Epoch books. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com

Or the East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/

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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
-
- Canson Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Micron Fineliners
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt:
http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
A more detailed Ruby drawing with her mother's origin and some D&D talk:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUO56fKCu6bF/

A watercolor painting of Ruby,
while chatting about degrading your own art:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/q6IXAljBr58/
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Bexim's Bazaar magazine:
https://beximsbazaar.com
Incorrigible IMPS starts in Issue 5

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Background music by Geographer

Welcome spring with Shell Presto DiBaggio as she uses Pilot Color Eno pencils and Copic markers to draw the witch Hecate in a sexy bunny outfit.

While I draw, we'll discuss the difference between taking a break from art and taking a break from a specific type of art. We'll talk about finding your "comfort art" and why you shouldn't intentionally break a good drawing streak.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
-
- Canson Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Copic Sketch markers
- Prismacolor colored pencils
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt:
http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
My first Bexim's Bazaar illustration:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUO56fKCu6bF/

More polished Copic art:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/BTnsbteOGFfM/
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Bexim's Bazaar magazine:
https://beximsbazaar.com

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
____

Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Background music by The Mini Vandals

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as I talk about what my high school teacher told me when I couldn't go to college for art.

My parents didn't want me to go to art school, so I didn't, for better or worse. This video briefly outlines what I did with my English degree, and how I never stopped drawing. Hopefully it can help some of you who are dealing with a similar decision.

Please note: This video isn't a discussion of the pros and cons of going to art school, it's just my personal experience.

While I talk, I show my process of digitally painting Cascade, a female character from my husband and my East End Irregulars book.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com

Or the East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
Full Arteza Real Brush Pen Review:
https://youtu.be/Vx5ggwDMg6A

A 3 Marker Challenge featuring purples and greens:
(I draw the Green Goblin)
https://youtu.be/5fQak3xRmzI

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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Yes, that six-armed Spidey figure is real:
https://www.amazon.com/Spider-Man-E3949-Legends-6-Six-Arm/dp/B07FRF5G1W

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Background music by Asher Fulero
http://www.asherfulero.com

Join Shell Presto as I paint Wonder Woman fanart.

While I paint, I'll discuss the difficulties of drawing characters you don't know very well, particularly fanart for commissions.

Shell Presto co-writes and illustrates superhero books in her and her husband's Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/

Or check out our superhero books directly on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Presto-DiBaggio/e/B07MDSR84J/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Presto-DiBaggio/e/B07MDSR84J/
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Materials:
- Strathmore Ready Cut Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- Master's Touch (Hobby Lobby store brand) Watercolor Pencils
- Derwent Watercolor Pencils
- Prima Watercolor Confections Woodlands and Decadent Pies
- Kuretake Gansai Starry Colors
- Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors
- Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

John Shell Presto as she jumps onto the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse bandwagon by drawing her own Spidersona.

While I draw myself and my son as a Spider-woman and her Spider-sidekick, we'll talk about:
- how to use yourself as a reference for your own drawings,
- the thought process behind designing my Spidersona, and
- how well Arteza Real Brush Pens work when you don't use water.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com

Or the East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Micron pens .005, 0.1, and 0.3
- Arteza Real Brush Pens
- Metallic Gellyroll pen in silver
- Kuretake Gansai Starry Colors paint
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
Full Arteza Real Brush Pen Review:
https://youtu.be/Vx5ggwDMg6A

A 3 Marker Challenge featuring purples and greens:
(I draw the Green Goblin)
https://youtu.be/5fQak3xRmzI

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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Yes, that six-armed Spidey figure is..

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as undertakes one of Copic's Copic Colors Challenges, a three marker challenge where Copic picks the colors. The colors are August 2018's colors, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, B24 Sky, and Y00 Barium Yellow, the subject is Japanese college student turned superheroine Albedo, and the test of artistic fortitude is real. Seriously, though, it's fun times, folks.

While I draw, I'll talk about how I create contrast when the color choices lack it, show that even seasoned artists can make rookie mistakes (Thank God for digital editing!), and wonder if young people see enough commercials today to know what a Cadillac is.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com

Or the East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson Artist Series Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Copic Multiliners in .05, 0.1, and 0.3 in Cobalt and Sepia
- Copic Markers B02, B24, and Y00
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
Another 3 Marker Challenge fea..

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as she draws a half-fairy sorceress in the style of old RPG books like the Dungeons & Dragons manuals, Palladium RPG books, and GURPS manuals.

While I draw, I'll talk about how I originally got into playing D&D, how it was more difficult and mysterious back when the Internet was young, and why you should be the Dungeonmaster if you want to get a game going.

I also talk about wear and tear on inking fineliners, showing depth in medieval settings, and why I didn't use screentones. Plus there's a cool background story on the character I'm depicting, Ruby's, full-fae mother.

This artwork appears in Issue No. 3 of Bexim's Bazaar. It can be purchased through this link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14035/The-Tabletop-Engineer
Issue No. 0 is also available through the above link for free. It's a quality issue, even though it lacks my awesome RPG-style art.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com

Or check out my and my husband's Martian War Chronicles short story collection, Population of Loss, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/populationofloss.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Population-Loss-Tales-Martian-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00L1R3Q6G/

Or the East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson Artist Series Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Micron fineliner in 005, 01, and 05
- Pentel Pocket Brush
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
____

MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
A painting of modern Ruby in color:
https://youtu.be/q6IXAljBr58

Sketch 'n' Chat: 4 Tips for Artist's Block
(Drawing another IMPS member)
https://youtu.be/2_ZvUiHXq2w

_____

Stuff I talk about in the video:

Bexim's Bazaar can be purchased through this link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14035/The-Tabletop-Engineer

Basic Fantasy
Free online RPG resources and cheap, open source RPG manuals and adventures:
https://www.basicfantasy.org/

GURPS
Steve Jackson's Generic Universal Role-Playing System:
http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
____

Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio as she inks and paints a fire fairy -- or more accurately half-fairy.

While I draw I talk about not pointing out your art mistakes to people, the pitfalls of getting used to a new watercolor set, tell you a bit about Ruby, and show off how good my Japanese isn't by talking about the colors in the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors metallic watercolor set. (Not a review, but I highly recommend them.)

East End Irregulars:

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html

Or check them out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson XL Mixed Media paper
- Copic Fineliner in Wine
- Prima Watercolor Confections Tropical
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
____

MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
4 Artist Block Tips (I draw Labyrinth, Ruby's Boyfriend):
https://youtu.be/2_ZvUiHXq2w

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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Februfairy co-creators:
www.instagram.com/artful_alli
www.instagram.com/sketchingafairy

Chris Bachalo
..

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio in a Sketch

'n' Chat, where I discuss how to tell if a

drawing or painting is finished. I'll give

you the three questions I ask myself to

determine whether a drawing is polished

enough to call it done. I'll also talk a

bit about drawing mythological creatures.

While talking, I will be showing part of

my drawing process for a book illustration

of a griffon surprising a young woman.

The griffon is Peck and the woman is

Chemistra, by the way. They appear in our

in my and my husband's Ascension Epoch

books.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this

has ties back to my work on our books in

the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more

about the books I've co-written and

illustrated, as well as the Ascension

Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's

Challenger Confidential book, Copper

Knights and Granite Men, directly:

https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/n

ovels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-

Granite-Challenger-

Confidential/dp/1500618640/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making

and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's

illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-

dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
_____

Materials used:
- Canson XL Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Sakura Micron fine liners
____

MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt:

http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Video Links:
To hear me read part of Copper Knights and

Granite Men while drawing another scene

from its sequel, check out:
https://youtu.be/b7kazC516as

To h..

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio in a Sketch 'n' Chat, where I discuss the pros and cons of drawing fanart, from finding an audience, to the infamous, "Is it legal to sell fanart?" Hopefully it will help you decide whether you want to draw fanart or original art, especially if you want to sell prints at comic book or anime conventions.

While talking, I will be showing part of my painting process on Jango Fett from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as well as drawing the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz as part of the Inktober/Drawlloween prompt "Lights, Camera, Axes."

The Tin Man will appear in future Ascension Epoch books.
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
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Video Links:
Drawing Star Wars Characters and Talkin' about Star Wars:
https://youtu.be/VOUlqzZwhDU

Talking about the public domain while drawing Edgar Rice Burrough's princess of Mars:
https://youtu.be/7XOsrm62bP8

A short story featuring our character, Meteora:
https://youtu.be/M-1T3pB4Zfc
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Materials used:
- Canson XL Mixed Media paper
- Pilot Color Eno pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
- Sakura Micron fine liner

Jango only:
- Prima Watercolor Confections, Woodlands
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MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/

Lawyer Seth Polansky's blog post on selling fanart prints:
http://www.sethpolanskylaw.com/2016/06/

The Brothers Fraim
https://www.brosfraim.com/
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
ht..

Join Shell Presto in a Sketch 'n' Chat, where I discuss how to tell if your art is at a beginner or professional level or somewhere in between. I'll tell you how I identify what I need to work on to improve my own art, and how you can do the same to improve your own. I'll talk about the difference between liking an artist's work and actually wanting to draw like them, and setting your own goals. I also offer advice on how to approach other artists to get the most helpful and honest constructive criticism from them.

While we talk about that, I'll working on two drawings. First, a realistic watercolor portrait piece of a man, and then an inked illustration of a sci fi cyborg. Both are characters who will appear in future Ascension Epoch books.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Martian War Chronicles short story collection, Population of Loss, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/populationofloss.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Population-Loss-Tales-Martian-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00L1R3Q6G/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
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Materials used:
-Canson XL Mixed Media paper

"Bull Wendling" (Watercolor Portrait)
- Master's Touch Watercolor Pencils (Hobby Lobby "store brand")for initial sketch
- Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Watercolor (underpainting)*
- Prima Watercolor Confections Woodlands set (overpainting)

* Next time, I'm going to mix it with some of the Prima color so it blends a little..

Join Shell Presto in a Sketch 'n' Chat, where I discuss Artist's Block and how I fend it off. I give you my four best tips to avoid or recover from Artist Block, and hopefully they can help you, too.

While we talk about that, I'll be drawing a man reading, particularly Labyrinth, aka Paul Wendling, a mage from our Ascension Epoch books.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Materials used:
Canson XL Mixed Media paper
Pilot Eno colored pencils
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as I take on the cheap art supply challenge using a 68-piece kid's art kit I bought from Michael's for $3. These are the worst color pencils and markers I've ever used, and we're gonna give it the old college try and make some darn good art with them! Right?

I'll also talk about how important contrast is in a drawing, why mixed media is the way to go when you've got limited funding, and what the real best buy to make fabulous art on the cheap is. Plus, I'll talk about my process with this piece, such as the concessions I had to make with the color choices I had.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Martian War Chronicles short story collection, Population of Loss, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/populationofloss.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Population-Loss-Tales-Martian-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00L1R3Q6G/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Materials used:
Master's Touch Watercolor paper (Hobby Lobby)
TinyCrafts Portable Art Studio (Michael's... the art store, not my husband)
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
____

Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as I

review Arteza Real Brush Pens. I'll

be trying them out on an original

character, Battleaxe, a superhero,

female wrestler, and actress

descended from the Public Domain

heroes of 1940s comics: Airboy and

Valkyrie.

I'll test these water-based markers,

and tell you how they compare to

both watercolors and alcohol-based

markers like Copics. I'll tell you

how I like the colors, if I like the

price, what I think about their

lightfastness, and whether I

generally recommend them.

Like many of Shell Presto's

drawings, this has ties back to my

work on our books in the Ascension

Epoch universe. Learn more about the

books I've co-written and

illustrated, as well as the

Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's

Challenger Confidential book, Copper

Knights and Granite Men, directly:

https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordp

ress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-

Knights-Granite-Challenger-

Confidential/dp/1500618640/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-

making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's

illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_b

ooks/
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Materials used:
Canson XL Mixed Media paper
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Master's Touch round brush (Hobby

Lobby store brand)
M. Graham goauche
Sakura Gellyroll gel pen.

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Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shellprest

o
DeviantArt:

http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/shellpresto

art
Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and

other retailers:

https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_b

ooks/

Arteza Real Brush Pens:
https://arteza.com/products/watercol

or-rea..

Join Shell Presto as I color my largest group shot ever and talk about my New Year's Resolutions and why I'm very careful about setting them.

I talk about why I don't load up my plans for the year, surprising yourself with your own improvement, how having general art goals is a good idea, and how hard deadlines can be bad idea. All while coloring an inked piece of comic book style art in Photoshop.

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio for this speedpainting as I draw Corona and Torrent using alcohol-based Copic markers and Recollections scrapbook paper.

As you watch, my husband and I will read you a holiday short story written by him featuring the characters. It's a light and airy Christmas romance set in our sci fi Ascension Epoch universe, perfect for new readers and old fans alike. And, of course, I'll talk about the artwork, too.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's East End Irregulars books, "After Dark" and "The Dismal Tide," directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html

Or check them out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
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Materials used:
Canson mixed media paper
Pilot Color Eno pencils; sold in a set
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
Copic fineliners in wine and cobalt
Copic Markers: a lot! If you want a complete list, let me know in comments.
Recollections holiday scrapbook paper pads
Clear Scotch tape
Scotch Removable Double Sided Tape
Elmer's Craft Bond Extra Strength glue stick
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
MeWe:
https://mewe.com/i/shellpresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch...

Join Shell Presto as she draws Atomic Ranger in a formal suit in preparation for the holidays. I'll also be adding scrapbook adornments using Recollections 6x6 inch scrapbook paper pads and colored acid-free cardstock.

This video is part 2 (of 2). If you missed part 1 where I began the story and drew Meteora, please go here:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/cetruGtEMafX/

This is a Copic marker speedpaint, but we're also regaling you with a special, two-part Ascension Epoch Christmas story. Both parts create a standalone story, and you don't need to know the characters or the Ascension Epoch to enjoy it.

There's life outside of spandex and explosions for the Challenger Foundation, and this story focuses on a quiet Christmas Eve moment between two of its members, Meteora and the Atomic Ranger.

It's lighter on the sci fi and action than our usual books, but Ascension Epoch fans will be happy to know we've got just as much character building in this romance as we do in our novels and short stories.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
_____

Materials used:
Strathmore smooth bristol board
Pilot Color Eno pencils; sold in a set
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
Copic fineliners in sepia and cobalt
Copic Markers: a lot! If you want a complete list, let me know in comments and I'll add it.
Sakura Gellyroll in gold
Faber-Castell metallic colored pencil in purple
Recollections paper pads
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
____

Intro music and first background music song by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto as she draws Meteora in a formal dress in preparation for the holidays. This is a Copic marker speedpaint, but we're also regaling you with a special, two-part Ascension Epoch Christmas story. Both parts create a standalone story, and you don't need to know the characters or the Ascension Epoch to enjoy it.

There's life outside of spandex and explosions for the Challenger Foundation, and this story focuses on a quiet Christmas Eve moment between two of its members, Meteora and the Atomic Ranger.

It's lighter on the sci fi and action than our usual books, but Ascension Epoch fans will be happy to know we've got just as much character building in this romance as we do in our novels and short stories.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on our books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
_____

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
_____

Materials used:
Strathmore smooth bristol board
Pilot Color Eno pencils; sold in a set
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
Copic fineliners in sepia and cobalt
Copic Markers: a lot! If you want a complete list, let me know in comments. RV34 was the too dark blush color. I'm trying R83 in future videos.
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
____

Intro music and first background music song by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Take a tour of my shopping bag's contents after a trip to Michael's art supply store.
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Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Meteora will appear in future Challenger Confidential books. You can check out my and my husband's first Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Pupcakes and Cupcats:
www.pupcakescupcats.com
The Brother Fraim:
https://www.brosfraim.com/

Intro Music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Shell Presto does the 3 marker challenge. After drawing the Copic markers V17 Amethyst, YG03 Yellow Green and G19 Bright Parrot Green, I end up drawing Spider-Man villain Green Goblin.

Join me as I talk about my Copic marker techniques and my love of Spider-Man and classic Marvel Comics. And, since Stan Lee died recently (Rest in Peace, Stan "The Man" Lee), I also talk about how his work, and the late Steve Ditko's, influenced not only comic books at large, but also my life and the lives of other fans.
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If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Leaving me a tip through Paypal:
www.paypal.me/shellpresto
- Buying one of my and my husband's illustrated novels or short stories:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
_____

Materials used:
Canson Mixed Media paper
Pilot Color Eno pencils; sold in a set
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
Micron pens in .005 and .01 black
Copic Markers V17, YG03, and G19
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
My and my husband's eight-year-old fancomic, "A Very Question Christmas":
http://fav.me/d35jzm5
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Intro music and first background music song by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Second background music song by Asher Fulero:
www.AsherFulero.com

Take a tour of my shopping bag's contents as I go over what I bought on Black Friday (the Day after Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday shopping season in the USA). I bought some replacements for my regular art supplies and a couple fun new ones to try from Michael's.
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Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Martian War Chronicles short story collection, Population of Loss, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/populationofloss.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Population-Loss-Tales-Martian-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00L1R3Q6G/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Intro Music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto as she throws her hat into the YouTube Artists Collective prompt ring. Although she's not a member, the collective invites the public to give their interpretation. This time around, the prompt is vs. or versus.

Watch me draw two New York superheroes(?) duking it out while I talk about deciding what to draw, detail my difficulties in getting the pose right, tell you a little story, and reminisce about my first time doing a charity quick sketch event at Sci-Fi Valley Con in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this has ties back to my work on her books in the Ascension Epoch universe. Learn more about the books I've co-written and illustrated, as well as the Ascension Epoch in general, here:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com
Or check out my and my husband's Challenger Confidential book, Copper Knights and Granite Men, directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
Or check it out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Knights-Granite-Challenger-Confidential/dp/1500618640/
_____

Materials used:
Canson Mixed Media paper
Pilot Color Eno pencils; sold in a set
Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
Micron pens in .005 and .01 black
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellprestoart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Our books, available on Amazon and other retailers:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
YouTube Artists Collective:
https://www.facebook.com/youtubeartistscollective/
Trolling Saruman (Warning! PG-13 Violence from Lord of the Rings):
http://drawlloween.blogspot.com/p/support/
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Intro Music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Background Music by Dan Lebowitz.

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Created 9 months ago.

37 videos

CategoryArts & Literature

The video home of artist Shell Presto DiBaggio.

I draw, color, and paint, both on paper and on the computer. You can watch me, and maybe pick up some tips along the way. I'll show you everything I do from pencils to inks, from watercolors to markers (Copics being my favorite), from Post-it Note drawings to full comic pages. And I'll talk about my experiences as an artist, both professional and personal.

You can visit AscensionEpoch.com to see more of my art (as well as my writing).