This is the tumblr of DAVID ALEGRE, aka SCROTUMNOSE. You can just call him Dave, though. Check out his online portfolio HERE!!

Email him HERE!! (it's scrotumnose@gmail.com)

I'm currently heading up a project called WU XING HIGH with a bunch of art-friends, it's about chinese zodiac animals thrown into a high-school setting! check the TUMBLR or just track the WU XING HIGH tag to stay up to date! hello! theme by cissysaurus
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crofesima:

Opening to Aoi Honoo (Blue Blazes) pays homage to:

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 PING PONG ☾ - Smile&Peco

i kinda wanna make the rest of the main characters into one group shot! HMMMM

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i’m TWITCHSTREAMING the other half of the ping pong piece that i’ve been doing!!!! HOP ON IN GUYS!!

i’m TWITCHSTREAMING the other half of the ping pong piece that i’ve been doing!!!! HOP ON IN GUYS!!

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jacobin:

More cute summer Oxleys, can’t stop drawing them in hotpants and bandeaus, hahaha. So excited to work on their story soon!!

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i drew Mr. Tsukimoto as a warmup but then i kept drawing him until it was a done deal
everyone who hasn’t watched ping pong yet, GO DO THAT ASAP it’s really good you know??!??!?!!?!?!?!?? 

i drew Mr. Tsukimoto as a warmup but then i kept drawing him until it was a done deal

everyone who hasn’t watched ping pong yet, GO DO THAT ASAP it’s really good you know??!??!?!!?!?!?!?? 

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Genma Saotome & Soun Tendo!!!!!

these guys were so fucking hilarious i swear to god

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whinecraft:

when youre drawing something and it looks really good

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when you wake up the next morning and it still looks good

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shmorgz:

hifructosemag:

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Hayden’s brilliant new project- Oswra

(Better known as Zolloc)

Designer / Animator 

: Contact - hayden@zolloc.com

: Austin, TX

: Programs used for .Gifs: - Cinema 4D / Photoshop / Poser

: Available for freelance

Hayden Zezula

Prepare for whoah.

Kind of terrifying.

Holy shit

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doeggy asked - "Wait, do you live in San Francisco?!"

yeah!! what about you????? are we gonna… hang out????

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blorpblerp asked - "Do you draw on paper often? If so, what tools do you use?"

hehe, i actually DON’T draw on paper often. i never did until like, 2012. i’m trying to get better at that though! when i DO draw on paper, i just use a series of japanese brush pens.. shamefully, i don’t know any technical details on these pens other than ‘this is a thin pen’ or ‘this is a thick pen’. i haven’t used pencils at all until recently… i kinda have to for my new watercolor adventures!

P.S. there’s a kinokuniya that i get my pens from here in SF, but i hear you can get them pretty easily at JetPens

i think i use this and this and this!

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Anonymous asked - "What's your opinion on Corel Painter? Have you ever used it before?"

hmmmm, i HAVE used it, but i think the honest answer is that i just don’t know enough about real painting to effectively use it! The only real drawing i’ve ever done has been digital… I used watercolors for the first time two weeks ago! It’s too hard for me to use, but I bet it’s pretty swell for people familiar with the mediums they emulate?

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spacetimetaco asked - "What programs and hardware do you use to draw?"

I’m using a Wacom Cintiq for my drawings! They are crazy expensive, but worth the price imho. There are way cheaper alternatives that are just as good, too! Yiynova and Monoprice both offer really good tablet monitors at a fraction of the price!

As for software, I’m currently using Photoshop Creative Cloud, but really, any version of Photoshop will do!

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Anonymous asked - "do you do commissions?"

I…. doo doo commissions!

i…DO do commissions!

I…. do commissions!!!!!!!

YES!

i’m actually gonna post commission info this week, impeccable timing good sir / madam! STAY TOONED!!!!

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Anonymous asked - "Yo scrote! What brushes do you use for digital stuff? P.s. your stuff is awesome"

I have like, a billion brushes!!! TOO MANY BRUSHES!

however, most of the ones that i use in my work is from Kyle Webster’s Brush Sets! they are just too good and really cheap for the value! completely worth every penny! 

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heeey dave!
do you have any advice for an artist that wants to start GOING PRO like for example, where should I advertise my commissions?? Any specific sites you would recommend to find art work online??? Or just any advice in general??

thank you for your time /o/

I’m going to level with you, I wouldn’t call myself a seasoned veteran by any stretch of the word! I feel like I’m always trying to assume the role of New Challenger… because whenever I let myself feel too pleased with my work I end up stagnating big time, haha! BUT! From my experiences, I guess this is the most valuable nugget that I have to offer:
(don’t worry i’ll link this back to your question) DRAW EVERY DAY, and have as much fun doing it as you possibly can! I know that this phrase gets tossed around a lot… draw every day, practice until every orifice bleeds, literally eat pencil lead, cybernetically graft wacom styluses to your hands like wolverine claws… i’ve heard it ALL BEFORE, a THOUSAND times over. The bad news is that there’s no getting around this, sad fact of life. However, the GOOD news is that there is an endless amount of ways to make this very, very fun and exciting! 
Everyone’s mileage varies, but personally, fanart floats my boat big time! There are just so many things that I really love, whether it’s nostalgic games, comics, or work from other artists across the social mediaverse! I’ve realized that I get into phases that revolve around one or two artistic muses on a weekly, biweekly, monthly basis… My mind jumps around a lot, and erratically, more often than not. When this happens, I always try to emulate the styles of those muses - a few weeks ago, I went to a Kim Jung Gi live drawing event and I’m pretty much on Kim Jung Gi copymode right now. I’m trying to unlock how he goes about perspective, and how he does backgrounds, etc. This sort of brings up the subject of STYLE, specifically an original one.
I personally think there is a lot of wasted effort when someone embarks on a quest to develop a Unique And Personal Style. This might just be a personal point, but I feel like a dude’s STYLE emerges as he or she tries out a lot of different techniques and processes. It sounds like an arduous task, but the realm of fanart always helps me bear the workload. It’s always easier to draw things that you love! Additionally, I find that there’s no greater catalyst for improvement and positive change than artistically chasing after all of the things that I love to look at… a firsthand deconstruction of the techniques that dazzle me usually leave me with a few more tricks in my art repertoire. well.. i THINK it does, anyway. Also, as an aside… I feel like you can really tell the difference between a person drawing something because they have to, and drawing because they want to. There’s a bonus heart-factor that your art gets imbued with when you draw from the heart, fancy that! It’s win-win!
The next thing that has helped me tons is really getting in touch with the community. Tumblr and Twitter have been so good to me, so so good. These sites spiritually nourish me on a daily basis, and it’s full of people that are just like me! People that love to draw… silly shit too, more often than not! This is a continual realization for me, and it continuously makes me want to just talk to everybody and be friends with them. Again, probably a mileage may vary kind of thing, but it’s just so easy to reach out! everyone, be friends with everyone!
So how does DRAWING ERRDAY, LOVING ERRY MINUTE OF IT, and becoming A FRIEND TO ALL help you GO PRO?? Welllllllll, you’re basically already exhibiting a lot of great qualities that a potential employer would look for in a hire!
  • Drawing every day means that you’re constantly building upon your visual library and aren’t bound by just drawing ‘when you feel like it’ or ‘when the inspiration strikes’ or whatever self delusional handicaps that so many artists fall into. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TALENT, there is only HARD WORK. This is not debatable. Drawing every day proves that you can do hard work, and boy oh boy do employers love people who can work hard. 
  • Loving every minute of it shows PASSION and MOTIVATION, it’s a very proactive quality and also something desperately sought after by employers. Showing that you know what you like and that you’re willing to bend and be flexible & sensitive to other styles and bodies of work is a two-hit wonder combo. Not only does it ooze personality, but it also shows that you’re able to commit to your own weighted decisions. Like I mentioned before… aimless and/or soulless art is incredibly transparent. pure technique is good, but pairing it with conviction sends it so much further.
  • Becoming a Friend To All helps open doors for you! Drawing the things you love every day will inevitably draw the attention of like-minded individuals.. Say hi to them, and be a pal! This is networking at its finest, imho. I feel like the term networking has a few negative connotations attached to it, but honestly, to me, all it really has to mean is just being a good friend. Do your own stuff, but don’t forget to pay attention to yer friends! Say hi from time to time, really look at and comment on their stuff, share good things and good times, and then… kaBAM! You’ll have a great network of solid friends in no time! And hey, I’ll bet some of them can point you in directions that will lead to work! Personally speaking, nearly EVERY major full time job i’ve ever had has surprisingly happened because of my activity on deviantart! And people say that dA was only ever just a bunch of weeaboos! I’ve fostered friendships that still last today, and have gotten a lot of great leads on great jobs and projects for just being a friendly guy who likes to draw. Imagine that, haha! 
As for the specifics - what sites to check out, where to look for work, how to go about commissions… that stuff is a lot more subjective to me. I feel like certain places certainly work for certain people. I’d look to my own network of core pals for that kind of info? Also, I feel like it depends on what kind of industry you’d wanna work for… for example, CTN expo is happening pretty soon, and that’s a really great mecca for animation peeps! TCAF pulls in a lot of the who’s who in the indie comic circles, etc etc etc. I guess I’d just go through the exercise of 1. having a general idea of what I want to do, 2. find people to talk to in that industry and 3. emulate the work of people who are already successful in that industry?
Man I’ve been blabbering on for a while, i think imma cut it off here. I hope that this doesn’t read as a giant pile of mindbarf and is actually helpful in some way, sorry if it’s a cluttered mess!
Now, Go And Kick Every Ass!