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Join Shell "Presto" and Michael A. DiBaggio as they explain in detail how they painted this giant killer steampunk robot for tabletop wargames and RPGs.

If you want to know how it was built, check out the first video on Mike's channel, Attention Span Labs: https://youtu.be/idhjlB_mHDQ

This was a (sadly unsuccessful) entry for the August 2019 Tabletop Crafters' Guild Guild Build. See the other awesome entries in the August Guild Build here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwiHpPiDYI

And check out our books! Population of Loss is a short story anthology set amid the Martian invasion, filled with steampunk superheroes, paranormal western lawmen, and mad science: https://amzn.to/2ZYb8W3

Or check out the rest of the illustrated books in my Ascension Epoch series: http://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/

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DeviantArt: http://shellpresto.deviantart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellpresto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellPresto
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as I draw Medusa (the Ascension Epoch character, not the gorgon) and talk about the importance of showing new readers that you can tell a complete story in your first book or comic book.

We'll talk about the importance of having something exciting happen in your first piece of fiction, and how you need to show you can resolve a small conflict with a great ending even if there's a larger, ongoing conflict throughout your series.

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":
Our site: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500343773/
https://www.amazon.com/Dismal-Tide-East-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B019EQV090/
Challenger Confidential: Copper Knights and Granite Men:
- Our site: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/copperknights.html
- 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:
- Subscribing to me on SubscribeStar (there are perks!):
https://www.subscribestar.com/shellpresto
- 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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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Donkey Jaw Projects' comics:
http://www.donkeyjawprojects.com/comics.html

Marsh Makes Comics' channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/CalmplexLocust#/

Richard Matheson's "I Am Legend" (with short stories in back):
(Shopping through this Amazon Affiliates link supports the chan..

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio as she draws a comic page reinterpreting the public domain Grimm's Fairy Tale, "The Four Skillful Brothers" or "The Four Clever Brothers."

While I draw, I'll read the original story to you, talk about my inspiration, and read bios for the Four Skillful Brothers-in-Arms, who use their awesome powers to battle a Martian invasion.

This is part of a special collaboration showing five different artists' takes of their choice of Grimm's Fairy Tales. There are literal interpretations and out-there ones, paintings of various levels of realism and abstraction, and multiple methods of illustration.

Grab your magic wand and beverage of choice and dive into the playlist (Sorry, the other artists only have YouTube channels)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1aqjTriezjV6dw3-Z8-Tq-xR-WaX0QJl
Don't forget to subscribe before you go!

Or check out the individual videos:

aartadventure
The Seven Ravens: https://youtu.be/jmOd5l4Lx0w
YouTube: https://youtube.com/aartadventure
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aartadventure

ArtbyEsterA
Hansel and Gretel - https://youtu.be/vfi_V2QJi8Y
YouTube: https://youtube.com/artbyestera
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbyestera

Aurora’s Art World
Jorinda and Joringel: https://youtu.be/2ma3Hdw91Yo
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aurorasartworld
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aurorasartw...

Blue Tea Art
Red Riding Hood: https://youtu.be/Ra1dRuwvGV4
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/blueteaart
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue_tea_art_
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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:
- Subscribing to me on SubscribeStar (there are perks!):
https://www.subscribestar.com/shellpresto
- 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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Stuff I talk about in the video:
Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet
(Amazon affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2NHbrNK
Materials used:
- Canson Mixed Media paper (Black spiral-bound book)
- Master's Touch (Hobby Lobby) Watercolor Pencils
- Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil (brown) and normal colored pencil (sepia)
- Arteza Real Brush Pens
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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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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto for a Sketch 'n' Chat. This time it's a reality check for all you creative types out there. We're talking about why no one cares about your original characters and how hard it is to get people to read your first book or comic, and the only paradoxical solution.

While we talk, you can sit back, watch me draw part of my Incorrigible IMPS comic for Bexim's Bazaar magazine.

Today's drawing 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:
- Subscribing to me on SubscribeStar (there are perks!):
https://www.subscribestar.com/shellpresto
- 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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Stuff I talk about in the video:

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

Specifically, that book where the character based on me is homeless:
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/

Bexim's Bazaar: The Gaming Crafter's Magazine:
https://beximsbazaar.com/

(Download Issue 6 for free here:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278535/Bexims-Bazaar-Issue-6 )

Blobfest:
https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/..

Shell "Presto" DiBaggio reviews Alita: Battle Angel. As a fan of the original 90s anime Battle Angel Alita / Gunnm, here are my thoughts.

If you'd like to support my video-making and art, please consider:
- Supporting me through SubscribeStar:
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- 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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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Shadiversity's Video on Ido's Rocket Hammer:
https://youtu.be/5N9YhqO-zOo

Side-by-side comparison of movie and anime (spoilers!):
https://youtu.be/6izXHpLMymE

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

Speaking of Mars, an unrelated drawing of Edgar Rice Burrough's Princess of Mars by yours truly:
https://youtu.be/7XOsrm62bP8
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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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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto in a Sketch 'n' Chat where I talk about what to do when looking at other people's art makes you feel like your art looks like crap.

I'll tell you how I changed that feeling of art jealousy or sadness or depression into a drive that I could use to improve, and how to take baby steps to get your art's quality to improve.

While talking, you can see me draw Chemistra from my and my husband's Challenger Confidential series of 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/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
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Materials used:
- Pilot Color Eno erasable colored pencils
- Recollections card stock
- Micron fineliners
- Copic Sketch markers
- White Gellyroll 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:
Sketch 'n' Chat: Take a Break but Don't Stop Drawing:
https://youtu.be/WSPw96qVeRY

Sketch 'n' Chat: How to Know if a Drawing or Painting is Finished:
https://youtu.be/0YO4MJPB758
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

JR Robinson's Demon Kings comic:
http://demonkings.com

Our books, available on Amazon and other ret..

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio as she answer's a friends question about premade 2-point perspective grids (and why she's not fond of using them). This video isn't meant to TEACH you about perspective from scratch, but meant to give tips and advice to beginner artists struggling with two-point perspective or horizon lines.

I give my four best tips for beginners. They aren't comprehensive, but hopefully they can get you started down the right path.

The characters I use in this video (excluding the action figures, of course) are from 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/
or
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B07MDSR84J
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Materials used:
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- 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:
A Fight Scene with Background in Perspective:
https://youtu.be/b7kazC516as

Doing Just the Background of a Gouache Painting:
https://youtu.be/xoU4aqcqM7Y
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

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

Join Shell "Presto" DiBaggio as she talks about the different artists, comics, anime, and manga that has formed the way she draws and feels about art.

This episode she'll discuss her first influence, Charles Schulz.
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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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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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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Bexim's Bazaar No. 6 can be downloaded free through this link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278535/Bexims-Bazaar-Issue-6

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as she draws a selkie fighter 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 hard it can be as a new Dungeon Master to remember all the details of your setting like NPC names and town names. I'll talk about how I solved that problem when I was a new Dungeon Master in college, and hopefully leave you with some tips and tricks to do the same.

I also talk about how to make a character who is underwater *look* like they are underwaterwear, and read an excerpt from an upcoming Martian War Chonicles book featuring everbody's favorite selkie, Maurine Marine, meeting the Ascension Epoch's Signalman.

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/
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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/entit..

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio at a small, local craft fair where she explains what she has on her table and why. I'll discuss changing your table for the size of the venue, the difference between setting up to advertise and setting up to sell, and having different expectations at craft fairs opposed to comic book conventions.

As you can see, I sell books. Learn more about the Ascension Epoch 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 books directly:
https://www.ascensionepoch.com/all_books/
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Presto-DiBaggio/e/B07MDSR84J
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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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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:
How to Know When a Drawing is Finished:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YO4MJPB758

Is it Legal to Sell Fanart?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7A54UJc_Cw&t=5s
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Intro music by RoleMusic:
http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com

Join Shell Presto as she works on the first Incorrigible IMPS strip and discusses why when starting your first comic book, you should keep it short.

She also discusses compression and decompression in modern Marvel and DC comics vs. classic comics and manga and just how much artists like Jack Kirby, John Byrne, Rumiko Takahashi, and Akira Toriyama can fit in four to six pages.

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
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Materials used:
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- 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://youtu.be/pFKg9nm5Wqo

More polished Copic art:
https://youtu.be/6BGaoWtS7VU
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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/

In a previous video, I did a traditional watercolor piece using an underpainting and glaze method. Unfortunately, I washed out some of m..

In a previous video, I did a traditional watercolor piece using an underpainting and glaze method. Unfortunately, I washed out some of my highlights. I could have added them back in with gouache, but instead I thought I'd do some Photoshopping.

This video will cover how I use the computer to adjust the contrast, add highlights and lighten areas, and put a little more life and red tones into the lips on this traditional piece.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this drawing 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
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Materials used:
- Canson Mixed Media paper
- Master's Touch Watercolor Pencils
- Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolors in Venetian Brown and Gamboge
- Prima Watercolor Confections in Tropicals, Decadent Pies, and Woodlands
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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:
Digitally coloring a Princess of Mars in Photoshop:
https://youtu.be/7XOsrm62bP8

Digitally drawing and coloring Sailor Mars in Manga Studio aka Clip Studio Paint:
https://youtu.be/d_MofY1T7Os
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Stuff I talk about in the video:

Bexim's Bazaar magazine:
htt..

Join Shell Presto DiBaggio as she paints a man's portrait using watercolors and the underpainting technique.

While I draw, we'll discuss which paints I use for my underpainting and glazes and what properties to consider, how I choose colors, and the way I like to paint eyes, among other tips and tricks.

Like many of Shell Presto's drawings, this drawing 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
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Materials used:
- Canson Mixed Media paper
- Master's Touch Watercolor Pencils
- Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolors in Venetian Brown and Gamboge
- Prima Watercolor Confections in Tropicals, Decadent Pies, and Woodlands
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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 watercolor painting and a chat on how to tell if you're a beginner or pro:
https://youtu.be/jnO1WO66Mjw

Simpler watercolor of a fairy and a chat about degrading your own art:
https://youtu.be/q6IXAljBr58
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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/a..

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
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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/

_____

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/
____

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/
_____

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/
____

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/

_____

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
_____

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/
____

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/
_____

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/
_____

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/
____

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/
_____
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
_____

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
_____

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

_____

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
_____

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

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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).