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About Digital Art / Professional Bobbie Jean PentecostFemale/United States Groups :iconnew-sculptors-guild: New-Sculptors-Guild
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BJPentecost
Bobbie Jean Pentecost
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Everything you need to know about me can be found here: fav.me/d4b6hqb

COMMISSIONS: I am currently closed. I will make an announcement when I reopen.

Please check out my Shapeways shop: www.shapeways.com/shops/bobbie… All proceeds go towards student loans, supporting my elderly parents, and paying medical debt.
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I have been getting a lot of questions about whether I do 3D printing commissions lately so I figured I'd answer them all at once.

Q: Do you do 3D printing commissions?

A: Not usually. There are several reasons for this.


1.) My eyes are really terrible and I never know when I'm going to have an attack so I cannot commit myself to doing a serious 3D printing commission. I can usually still paint through an attack unless it gets really, really bad to the point where I can't do anything but lay in bed (thankfully, that does not happen often) but I can't 3D through an attack. It's just too stressful on my eyes and it will actually make the symptoms worse.

ATM, I'm okay. I could, in theory, probably take a 3D printing commission right now. However, I could not guarantee that I'd be able to finish it in a timely fashion. It could literally take months and I don't like things dragging on for months. I also really don't like unknowns and maybes in my professional life. So I stick to 2D commissions.

2.) It can be SUPER expensive. This Chisyn for 3D printing by BJPentecost is being printed up at 20cm tall and the base price is around 75$. That's more than most people would be willing to spend on something like this. Maybe if the economy was better and people had more discretionary spending to toss around that would not be the case but alas. And mind you, this is the cheapest material. If you want better detail and a better surface finish (at the cost of color), be prepared to spend 200-500 dollars or more. Mind you, that's just the base price. That doesn't even count my work fee which is also not cheap because 3D is a !@#$%^&*ing pain in the ass.

3.) Even without my eye problems, it still takes a very long time. I can, if pushed, get a model done inside a week, assuming I don't have any eye-attacks and the design isn't too complex. After I finish, I send my designs off to Shapeways to be printed. This usually takes around a month. However, if something goes wrong during the printing process and I have to fix the model, the process starts all over again.

TL;DR: It is ultimately a lot of hassle, expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.

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Rainbow Cachobie Gryphette by BJPentecost
Rainbow Cachobie Gryphette
Closely related to the Pentecost Rainbow Gryphette


The rainbow cachobie gryphette (cachobie gryphette for short) is so named for its tendency to hollow out rainbow cachobie fruit and string them up to make little homes. Entire rainbow cachobie cities can be seen hanging from the high boughs, glowing blue-green at night.

They share much in common with their Pentecost rainbow gryphette cousins, though, they are smaller, slightly shorter-lived, and tend more towards pair-bonding. They also sport retractile claws and store an extremely sticky, viscous saliva in their crop which they spit at predators. Female cachobie gryphettes are more colorful than their Pentecost counterparts and play a more active role in foraging.

Cachobie gryphettes have been known to play pranks on people and they are notorious thieves with a reputation for mischief.

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Photoshop, Zbrush, Blender: 65hrs.
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Acetaldehyde Brownies by BJPentecost
Acetaldehyde Brownies
Almost done clearing out my sketch page WIP folder. Yeesh. Never realized how many of these I had in there. Good luck trying to find the derp fwoggie. >8}
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Death by Chlorine Trifluoride by BJPentecost
Death by Chlorine Trifluoride
Must... clear out... in progress folder... *flops over dead*

Yes, some of these should look familiar. It was suggested that I make my sketch pages smaller so they are easier to look at and so that is what I have been doing. It was also suggested that I step up my derp froggie game. Just a little. Not too much. Last froggie piece stumped a few of you. Muahahah. >8} Good luck.
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Wisekind Wolftiger by BJPentecost
Wisekind Wolftiger
Photoshop 30 hrs.

Realistic Fur tips:

1.) Fur follows form, often along muscle lines, and obeys physics which means longer fur will usually droop a little.

2.) Realistic fur is rarely uniform in length, color, or flow. Variation is key. Fur is never just tiny little straight uniform lines all over the place. Long fur will sometimes end in little squiggles. Strands most often taper from darker bases to lighter tips. Flecks of color may occur. Adding a little noise and imperfections can go a long way towards upping the realism.

3.) White fur should not have black shadows unless the goal is extreme high contrast and even then, the shadows should be blue-black or violet-black but not pure black. The shadows in white fur will most often be cream colored or blue depending on lighting situation and they will most often be soft, not harsh.

4.) Fur reflects light and shiny black fur reflects it the best. This effect is easiest to notice in multi-colored animals in bright sunlight where you can see the difference between the way the environment is affecting the different colors.

www.dogbreedplus.com/dog_breed…

2.bp.blogspot.com/-0UZ1PWmD3L0…

3.bp.blogspot.com/-krIJofNIrKA…

If you sample along the top highlights, you'll notice the colors come out to be cool grays which runs counter to the notion that highlights should be warm and shadows cool. Why? Again, shiny fur reflects the environment and in these cases, it's reflecting blue sky. The effect varies and may be extreme or subtle based on various factors. The reflection effect can also sometimes be overpowered if the light source is direct and bright enough.

Sample the underside-shadows here: news.petmeds.com/news/wp-conte… and you'll see that they are green. Why? Again, fur reflects environment and in this case, it's reflecting green grass.

5.) Photoshop's "Unsharp Mask" filter is a very handy tool for sharpening blurry fur and adding a grain effect with slight color variation, however, overuse can cause ugly artifacts to appear. The smudge tool can also be quite useful for pulling out strands but as with the Unsharp Mask filter, it can become very destructive with overuse. Use these two in tandem carefully and the effect can be quite pleasing.

6.) Long, thick fur tends to grow in clumps and group flows with stray strands crisscrossing. This effect adds to the appearance of depth. The undercoat will be darker because it is in shadow and the outer coat will lighter because it is more exposed to the environment.

7.) Start with a dark base and draw lighter color strands from the darkness. Why? Because those strands of fur cast shadows. The base of a strand of fur will almost always be darker than the tip because the tip is coming out from the shadows of other fur strands into the light.

8.) Very, very short fur such as on a muzzle or leg tends to be better represented as very thin, ellipsoidal dots following the flow of the form. It is a common mistake to draw muzzle fur way longer than it should be.

9.) Do not just copy photos, learn the theory behind why fur looks the way it does. That way, you'll be better equipped to draw fur in situations where you can't find a good photo reference.  

10.) Eyelashes cast shadows. They will shade the upper side of an eyeball and often cast thin, tapering-line shadows over the highlights.

11.) If you're relying solely on a several-dots brush to make fur, you are severely limiting yourself. There are many, many other possibilities for fur brushes. At least a few of your brushes should have noise and imperfections built in. On the flipside, don't let your brushes do all the work or you will end up with a messy, unappealing Photoshopocalypse. There is no way around putting the work in, at least not that I know of.

12.) Fur will tend to be thinner, finer, and shorter in finer-skinned areas but thicker, longer, and coarser in thicker-skinned areas. Take these two assclowns for example: bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art… Notice how the fur is thicker along their shoulders and thighs but thinner along their front sides.

Hope you guys find this useful.
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Bad bad bad old art. Bad. Super bad. by BJPentecost
Bad bad bad old art. Bad. Super bad.
For posterity's sake, my first attempt at graphic noveling. Try not to lol your pants off. Omg..... ssoooo bad. In my defense, I was like 18yo.
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:iconoddworldianprincess:
OddworldianPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey gorgeous! 

I haven't talked to you in like, years... You probably don't even remember me LOL, but I've always been a huge fan of your work and we used to chat here and there. Anyway.

How are you holding up these days? Are your eyes doing any better? Did you ever get that new monitor? SO MANY QUESTIONS. I'm so rude, like a nosy neighbour.

Anyways. I miss you. Keep up the awesome work and shit. <3
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I remember you. ;) I'm always happy to talk. Feel free to shoot me a line any time. And thanks. :D

I'm doing alright. Yourself? 

I think I may have figured out what's wrong with my eyes. I'm not entirely sure but after thousands of dollars and ten years of thinking I'm going blind, it seems to be a combination of just plain old terrible eyesight, severe astigmatism, and most importantly, of all things, migraines. I know, kookie, right? But whenever I get a flare up where my eyesight starts dying, I take migraine mess and that seems to do the trick. 

Also, a really awesome dude named Leoliss donated me a monitor.  I have some thank you Art I did for him in my scraps. It's pretty awesome.  I am very grateful to him. 

-hugs-  Anyway, like I said, I'm here and always happy to chat. ;}
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:icontyrelliot:
Tyrelliot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Thou shalt pleasure me.
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:iconjust-kondrad:
Just-Kondrad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
i really love your Work it's Beautiful and Mysterious  :)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :) I appreciate it.  Very kind of you to say.
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:iconjust-kondrad:
Just-Kondrad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
You're Welcome :)
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:iconkiyarasabel:
KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit, when did I stop watching you over here?! I thought it was odd I only saw you on FA occassionally.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
=P I upload here slightly more often (because I do non-furry art too) and I do updates here more often.
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:iconcatelfkitling:
CatelfKitling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can not wait for your commissions to open again
your imagination is beautiful
and your ability to take what you see in your mind and make it happen - I'm envious - admittedly
I love how you take natural patterns and apply it to the 'human' form! So beautiful
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. ^__^ That is very kind of you to say. I don't know how long it will be before I can open commissions though. My eyes are very unstable. I'll let you know in a journal if/when.
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:iconcatelfkitling:
CatelfKitling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course! You are most welcome! :hug: :heart:
Oh no, I hate that for you, I do hope you are taking care of yourself and get better soon!
As for the commissions, well, yes, I'm sure once the slots open they will be gone in a snap!
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BurningWhite Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heey see notes
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ninjakato.deviantart.com/journ…

Is it quite sad, as soon as I read this first part, I thought of you wishing to pummel someone's face in with a brick? :p
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gawwwwhdbjashfbjfsdhbfjehbjsd. WHAT THE FAK WAS THAT!? Jesus... wow. I just.... WOW. A BRICK WOULD BE TOO KIND. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH BRICKS IN THE UNIVERSE.
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo you need an Universe God Brick? It sounds quite fair *nods*

But yes I share your sentiment. How cute are people like. Cause there's TOTALLY a magic button that all we have to do is press to make art *sarcasm*
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:iconhexengoat:
Hexengoat Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Your art-style is really impressive, I hope I'll reach that level someday. :la:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) If you want it badly enough, you can get there. Good luck.
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:icontheguywiththeredhair:
Hello. I really like your work. I was wondering, do you take requests for personal art pieces? Like if I asked you to make something for me, would you? I don't mind if you cant. I understand. Have a nice day :) ,
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Apologies but I don't have the time. :\ Sorry to disappoint.
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:icontheguywiththeredhair:
Hey its cool :)
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:iconanotalenthack:
anotalenthack Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Happy Valentine's day!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hiya. :) Sorry I didn't reply sooner. *hugs* I hope you had a good Valentine's day.

I was away in Ybor city having the most hilariously bad vacation ever. =P On the upside, I got to see Deadpool and I was pleasantly surprised.
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:iconanotalenthack:
anotalenthack Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Ybor? Sounds like an interesting town.

Yeah Deadpool is a... Unique hero (at least we all hope and pray he is).

Glad to hear you had fun!
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PataniscaVAshiel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I just want to say that your work is amazing! I love it so much! I'm so glad i refound you!
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