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Joćo Rocha
Not really an artist. Not really a programmer. Not really an engineer. Not really anything. Just a bit of everything.

Commissions - On Hold by SweetDukePoint Commissions - On Hold by SweetDukeRequests - Friends Only by SweetDukeTrades - Ask Me by SweetDukeCollaborations - Ask Me by SweetDuke

Check out my Tumblr comic dedicated to the one and only GAF gamer pony, Belle Eve:

... And my art mirror Tumblr:

Use of my work in other websites is only permitted when accompanied by proper credit by name and a link to the respective deviation page.
One of my PonyGAF friends created a pretty neat board-like game featuring our six favorite pastel ponies trying to escape a labyrinth of Discord's creation. I contributed to this game with the splash screen.

You can play the game here:…

Give it a try and see if you can make it to the finish. I made Discord die of boredom. Literally.

When should I stop my pony pose challenge series? 

40 deviants said Whenever you don't feel like doing any more.
14 deviants said Do ALL THE PONI!
6 deviants said At 25.
5 deviants said At 100.
3 deviants said At 50.
1 deviant said You should have already stopped, I'm not enjoying it.



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JCJflyingpig 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i am working on our trade now!
That's great, thank you! Your piece will come up in my queue pretty soon. :)
Lakword 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hows that possable I dint watch you yet?! So fixing it right now! I love your style!
Well, thank you so much for your interest, I hope that I'll be able to continue impressing you in the future, and it means a lot to me that my style is appealing to you. :)
Lakword 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D you have no idea how much XD
xWhiteDreamsx 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
hello :D
my half of the art trade are done nwn…
I saw it, it looks gorgeous and just as I imagined it, thank you so much!

I'll be sure to warn you when my part is done. Don't worry, it won't take too long. :)
xWhiteDreamsx 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
hehe don't worry i can wait nwn 
FELLOW FELLOW MLP FAN: I could use your counsel.

Recently I was able to fix and even improve on my old but trusty GRAPHIRE 3 Wacom digital pen. It was a nib issue:…

But I still find myself thinking about getting an Intuos Medium (not the Intuos Pro or Intuos Manga).…

I have asked my irl professional artist friends about it, but their input leaves me with..."inconclusive." They both say that a bigger tablet is better for "painterly" artists. I really don't know if I am painterly, but I have a hunch that I am going towards that direction.

But one of them states a disclaimer: One of the bg-artists of… uses a similar kind of tablet that I am using now. The GRAPHIRE 3 is most definitely small. And pressure sensitivity is hilariously sad at best. And yet this bg-artist can make very detailed backgrounds with it.

The GRAPHIRE 3 that I have now is ok. Years of working on it, so yeah, I'm pretty comfortable with it. But its sort of like, "Its all I know, so how do I know if a bigger, more advanced tablet would do me good" kind of situation.

We do not have the option of trying out the tablets in the shops here. So I am appealing to you guys to give me input.


Well, your situation is quite familiar to me, because I used to have a small-size Graphire 3 myself, and used it for quite a few years, even though I only started using it seriously for freehand illustration about 3 years ago.

I currently use a medium-sized Bamboo Create Pen & Touch, and I must say, that I did not regret the switch, and I mean this in multiple ways.

1 - At that time, I considered it a risk switching to a larger sized tablet, since I was so used to the kind of small, precise, restrained wrist and finger movements that are necessary to work with a small sized tablet. Sweeping hand movements seemed something scary to adapt to, as I wasn't confident that I would be able to make them while keeping precision. With a medium sized tablet, every one of your strokes needs to be twice as long to produce the same result, and the chance of error increases accordingly. I will admit that I had some adaptation issues at first, but I ended up getting used to it pretty fast. It helped that I bought a larger monitor at about the same time, which allowed be to keep a better eye on the details of what I was doing. In time, I was able to use the extra resolution to add details that would have demanded more magnification (with the loss of the greater picture view) with the smaller tablet.

2 - I don't know how you hold the pen, but if you're like me, then the surface texture of the newer model Wacom tablets will amaze you and provide with with WAY better control over your wrist movement. You see, I'm the kind of pen holder that lays the whole inside of his hand on the drawing/writing surface, up to the ring finger; The tip of the pen hangs from the ring finger down to the writing surface. I've always drawn and written this way (with a lot of smudges as a result), but I feel that it gives me much more control over the finer movements of the pen, whereas keeping my hand raised makes my stroke shaky. In glossy surfaces like that of the Graphire 3, that makes my hand sweat quite a bit, with a lot of discomfort and sticking, restricting my hand movements. The more recent Wacom tablets have a plastic surface with an awesome, very paper-like texture that makes the pen movement as it touches the tablet seem more "natural", and keeps the hand laying on the tablet from sweating and sticking! I found the diference amazing, and that alone would have made the switch worth it for me. But there's more...

3 - The buttons. I can't overstate how important these are. Whereas the Graphire 3 has no buttons, the Bamboo Create and the newer Intuos models have at least four fully programmable buttons. I set these for Undo, Redo, and Decrease/Increase brush size. This allows me to keep both my hands on the tablet while drawing, like if it was a piece of paper, and only very rarely do I have to move my left hand (I'm right-handed, BTW) to reach for the keyboard and probe for the right key combinations. Since I undo and switch brush sizes extremely often, this has become a HUGE time saver. You won't press Ctrl+X instead of Ctrl+Z. The buttins are large and easy to find (although I like the Bamboo layout with all of the on the left side more than the Intuos layout with them on top). It's a real, real time-saver, and extremely convenient.

Regarding drawbacks, I must admit that I like the feel of the Graphire pen a bit more, but that too is a question of getting used to. The difference is not too big, really.

I have no doubt that I still would be able to get good results with my old Graphire, but I feel that my improvement has really been boosted and made easier by the use of a larger, better model tablet. All in all, I would strongly recommend to you the acquisition of that very cool piece of hardware, and I'm pretty confident (although not sure - I think that it is possible that a few people REALLY can't handle the larger size) that it will benefit your works in a short time and a great measure. Don't be discouraged if it seems "weird" at first, it takes a bit getting used to, but it definitely was a great change for the better for me.
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