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About Varied / Hobbyist Premium Member Ahren T. PaulsonMale/United States Recent Activity
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Elves; how do you take them? 

65 deviants said Somwhere in between; they're not Vulcans, but they're not Donkeys either
21 deviants said I like my elves with big huge pointy World of Warcraft ears
19 deviants said I like my elves with short Spock ears
16 deviants said I hate elves; they're all effeminate and emo



Fixing a Friend by Plognark
Fixing a Friend
Final, full color version! I did this as the main art for my Patreon Page:

This is Lucy doing some repairs on Cecil, from my comic Steamvolt.

This is the first big piece of art I've done in Clip Studio since I transitioned from Photoshop. I've been rebuilding my brushes and relearning techniques for a long time, and I'm finally back to a reasonable level of comfort/competence.
Welding Bot by Plognark
Welding Bot
Another sketch from the road, which got kind of rough while I was working on this. Lots of erasing to get things right, but that's one of the big benefits of digital art.
Steam Bug by Plognark
Steam Bug
Sketch done while on the road. Tried out some different brushes than what I usually go for.


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Ahren T. Paulson
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
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I do most of my work with Photoshop CS5, and occasionally Painter XI or Flash.

For hardware I use a Fujitsu LifebookT5010 tablet PC. My backup is a regular intuos 3 tablet.

I also do woodworking, carving, and sculpting. I alternate sculpting between wire and assemblage and sculpey clay.
This is my new years resolution.

Will I keep it? I hope so. I'm not going to be super hard on myself, since I'm filled with enough self loathing already, but by the end of 2012 there will be 366 sketches.

I'm already behind, of course, and I didn't decide to even do this until like, five days after new years, but what the hell. I'll catch up. 2011 was brutal, so I'm gonna do something to make 2012 suck less.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Howard Stern
  • Watching: Photons
  • Playing: Orcs Must Die
  • Drinking: Coffee


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RustyCroutons Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   General Artist
I love your style, your characters are so lively! Keep up the good work. 
Plognark Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, will do :)
Keyotea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Plognark Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
remittancegirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Dear Plognark, is this your work? If it is, could you please just drop me an email at I'm interested in licensing it.
Plognark Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, yes, that is my work. May I ask what you're interested in using it for?
mattmaus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
DUDE! So happy to see you post some new work! I pretty actually litteraly "Squee!"'d. Hope all is well!
Plognark Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D

I replaced my dysfunctional tablet PC with a Cintiq Companion, so things have improved dramatically.
Estherella Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
:party: Hope you have/had a happy birthday! :cake:
Keyotea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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