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Now that I get the basic idea, it's time I Introduced myself.
I am a 2D generalist, composer and pixel artist working to make games and teach what I learn! I have been in training on streak.club/u/blkmkt to improve my visual art skills.

You can find me on Tumblr at blkmkt.net and Twitter at twitter.com/blkmkt

I made a selection of tutorial videos on KORG M01D and DSN-12, which are 3DS apps you can make music with, back in 2014! youtube.com/user/blkmktdotnet

Here is a selection of my notable works! mastodon.art/media/eYBhuXD67gJ mastodon.art/media/cuBm9Sixhox mastodon.art/media/LCGamUlcu1R mastodon.art/media/V8i49SaJV7J

My buddy @legendofjim and I are streaming together! Come watch us draw and follow him as he works on assets for his upcoming game!
picarto.tv/blkmkt
picarto.tv/somewheres

Funds are low, so I'm doing some commission streaming today. I haven't been doing so as much as I'd like due to health concerns, but I'd like to try to ramp my streaming back up!
Streaming live now at picarto.tv/blkmkt and twitch.tv/blkmkt
Order commissions at blkmkt.net/commission

I was going to do a stream for my birthday yesterday, but there have been internet outages and blackouts here. I'll probably try it sometime this week if I can!

RT @ChrisDeLeon@twitter.com

I am searching for new leadership to admin the /r/hobbygamedev subreddit and related Discord. If you or someone you know would be interested, apply at forms.gle/xHc7kZkQUjHLHXcT6

Please RT. This is open because I know the best candidate might be outside my network

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ChrisDeLeon/status

RT @somewheresgame@twitter.com

@blkmkt@twitter.com giving us a glimpse of the American box art for the game... I feel like something was lost in translation.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/somewheresgame/sta

Streaming from my phone for a bit. I'm in a multistream that is NSFW, so be warned! picarto.tv/blkmkt

This character bust commission was completed last night after my usual figure drawing session. The wing membranes were an interesting challenge!

I have been doing small test streams using my mobile device. Join me for warmdown sketches -- picarto.tv/blkmkt -- warning, may be NSFW!

Folks, I'm new to Android devices, and I'd like to use my art joycon for keyboard shortcuts. Is it possible to remap joycon buttons to use it for keyboard shortcuts in drawing apps?

Join me for a stream - I'll get my figure drawing out of the way, then continue some animation work I was doing last stream. picarto.tv/blkmkt twitch.tv/blkmkt

I'm an adult and I've decided that if I want to make my characters drink Arctic Splash Iced Tea to recover their HP I'm allowed to.

I've finally launched my Patreon page! I'm going to use it to post tutorials, artwork and scripts that I have written over the years to help myself do my daily figure work. This thing is still a work in progress, but I'm glad I made it before the pricing deadline. Watch this space -- See you there!
patreon.com/blkmkt

Funds are low, so I'm doing some commission streaming today. I haven't been doing so as much as I'd like due to health concerns, but I'd like to try to ramp my streaming back up!
Streaming live now at picarto.tv/blkmkt and twitch.tv/blkmkt
Order commissions at blkmkt.net/commission

Even Mastodon, Peertube and all the other related initiatives end up getting my support, but the overhead of figuring it all out is beyond what I've got available anymore. I end up really adoring the work of moonscript on twitter, who made things like streak.club, itch.io and all that. I can handle stuff like that, and I can recommend it to loved ones without having to be around to be tech support. That's the goal, I guess.

I'm always very sympathetic to the mission of FLOSS stuff, and donate to the ones I like when I can. Krita is getting pretty good, once you make its workspace more reasonable! But Inkscape does not an Illustrator replacement make, and just in general years of being around technical folk telling me to RTFM, and just the density of that entire world, Linux is something I dip a toe in sometimes but am weary to do anything more.

First issue, is I like Windows. Specifically Windows 10. I liked Windows 8. I like the priorities of that OS, its design language and the middle ground between Apple's intense control over what I can do and my past experience with Linux being "you're a grown up now, write your own drivers" and all that kind of stuff. I'm at the point in my life where a computer is an appliance to me and I don't have the desire or time to tinker anymore.

Yesterday I did a routine reformatting/reinstallation of Windows on my home machine and I get closer and closer to wanting to dualboot some flavor of Linux and try that out, but I got burned real bad last time I tried that. The tech part of me is always curious about it but the need-to-make-a-living-as-an-artist-and-graphic-designer part of me is still... skeptical.

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