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I just posted a new how to draw video on YouTube if you want to check it out. It's on drawing Female Hair/Hairstyles. 
HTTYD 2 by Godsartist
Here is the How to Train Your Dragon art that I promised. I had a lot of fun on this one! But it seemed to take forever. I hope you guys like it. I love this movie and so do my boys. I was wanting to do a fan art since the first movie, but I couldn't get the time or another more pressing art idea came up. God Bless you guys! I hope this Christmas season helps draw you all closer to Christ Jesus!

Characters and story (c) copyright DreamWorks
Frozen Summer of Warm Hugs by Godsartist
Frozen Summer of Warm Hugs
I've been wanting to draw a Frozen fan art for a while. And I couldn't get around to it, and then my wife and I were at a show and she said, "you should do a Frozen and How to train your Dragon picture I bet it would sell." So I gladly took her advice and got working on them. So first is the Frozen picture and in a week or two I should post the HTTYD image. I hope you like this!? God Bless! 

Character and Story (c) copyright Disney
Kios on Table Comparison by Godsartist
Kios on Table Comparison
So, I uploaded the original image, the one on the right, last week. But I felt something was missing. It was supposed to be a bad guy hideout, but it was way to bright, so I added some atmospheric colors and some textures to the background. The atmospheric color, I think, really gave it the dark vibe I wanted and the textures gave it the grittier more weathered feel. I think the original image could have used the background texture, either way, to give it a less flat feeling.

Well, What do you guys think is the revamped image on the left better and an improvement or do you like the original piece on the right?

I hope you like the revamped one because I think it helps accomplish the feeling I was going for. Do you guys know a better way to get a darker atmosphere in your art?

God Bless you guys! I hope you enjoy!
Kios Bust'n In by Godsartist
Kios Bust'n In
UPDATE! I added some textures and some atmospheric colors. I wanted it to be a bit darker and gritty because it's a bad guy hand out.

So, I got a nock off brand of a Wacom Cintiq a few months ago.  A computer screen that you can draw directly on. I'll be honest I've been wanting to draw an image completely in digital form, from sketch to finish, for a while now. But I was so scared or stressed about making one that I never did. This may come to you guys as a surprise, but when I think of doing a new comic book page, drawing something new, or drawing in some new way I become very anxious to the point that I put things off until I can't anymore. I am not sure why I have this anxiety, maybe I am afraid the picture won't turn out very good, or I'm afraid the finished piece won't be as good as I wanted it to be and the whole thing will have been a waste of time, or I just won't be able to do some type of technique correctly or something won't look the way it should. But no matter what I struggle with this anxiety in my art, but it is usually only at the beginning of the piece I am doing. Like a voice telling me you might as well not start drawing this or doing this because it will stink, so I don't. But when I start drawing and get further and further in the piece I feel less and less stress. WELL, sorry, I'm rambling. So because of this anxiety I put off drawing a completely digital piece until one day my younger brother came over and I let him try out my drawing screen. He started sketching out a superhero and I was like that looks fun and not stressful at all. So I decided to give it a try. I started with Kios, the guy in the middle, and thats all it was going to be, but then i thought it would be cool if he landed on the center of the bag guys table when they were having a meeting. So the sketch kept getting bigger and bigger. I drew the hand in front an the table, then the two bad guys at the table, then Kios' allies coming in the window. Let me tell you something sketching digitally is sweet. You are able select characters and transform them and that is so much more helpful then having to erase and redraw the whole thing on paper. It did end up taking longer then traditional drawing but I'm pretty sure it's because I'm just getting acclimated, but this is my first completely digital piece. I actually used three different programs to make this, Photoshop CS3, SketchBook Pro, and Manga Studio 5 Ex. I use  photoshop to color my pictures all the time, but I knew nothing about, SketchBook and Manga Studio. So they took some getting used to. I think I like Manga studio the Best for drawing and finished lines, but Sketchbook is also nice, I really like the french curve tools. It just wasn't enough like Photoshop for me and was missing features I wanted. I hope you guys like this pic, sorry for venting, but I think this is the first time I have ever shared my drawing anxiety. God Bless you guys.
Hey I wanted you guys to know my comic is being PUBLISHED by WestBow Press. And to give you guys a sneak peak I created a trailer of my comic. I hope it gets you excited about the upcoming release of my comic and makes you gotta have it! Lates!


It's not to long but it should give you a good taste.

Soon, I'm gonna post a video of the first part of issue 1 as a motion comic.


Adam Stoak
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Favourite genre of music: Christian
Favourite photographer: My wife
Favourite style of art: Comic book, Anime
Operating System: Macintosh OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod touch iPad
Shell of choice: Turtles in a half shell
Wallpaper of choice: My Art or comic/ Anime
Skin of choice: my wifes
Favourite cartoon character: Naruto, Gohan,Bi Ryu from Now, Avatar Aang, Rin Okumura
Personal Quote: My plans for you are good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope. "Jesus, God"

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SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16
Godsartist Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! God bless you as well!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
FamousDragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday^^
Godsartist Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
gwdill Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy birthday, Adam!  :cake:
Godsartist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Happy Date o' Birth!
Godsartist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Estonius
64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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