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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Member J E Haldeman32/New Zealand Group :iconcatharticnightmare: CatharticNightmare
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Cannot Be Given This Day by AssClownFish

BRILLIANCE! I'm serious this is hiarious, you've inspired me to make a bottle cap pin range with these sayings. I do give a rats ass, b...

My Artistic Poem! by AssClownFish

First off, based on graphics .. it's perfect. Roses ARE red, which means if you're really keen on pissing the author off chances are go...

Nyan by Brieana
by Brieana

Besides utter brilliance in the concept i have to say more care could've been put into making the poptarts... but the concept is just f...

Times up! by Gilles-Marchand

REALLY well thought out; i think the only reason i didn't put full impact on is that i'm really picky myself. Technique could use a lit...



Journal History


I Guess i should mention i'll be at Armageddon Christchurch next weekend? (I was just at dunedin? LOL)
Cathartic Nightmare: The Boys are Back In Town by pretzelkarma
Cathartic Nightmare: The Boys are Back In Town
Digital Comic Line Art / Tracing combo

Justin David Terrance
Ryan Christopher Hotchstettler
Kristoff Rana Hotchstettler

From the upcoming novel series CATHARTIC NIGHTMARE.

I itch so bad right now LMAO.
Preview: Cathartic Nightmare Web Series by pretzelkarma
Preview: Cathartic Nightmare Web Series
I'm starting a comic ... >.> i think i need to rejig the storyline now LOL it's so lame xD
Cathartic Nightmare Series Promo Art Progress 001 by pretzelkarma
Cathartic Nightmare Series Promo Art Progress 001
Digital Tracing/redraw/grey tonal practice
Photoshop, Second Life, Wacom Tablet.

I added a new character to the first book - thank god for rewrites.
Kristoff Rana Hotchstettler. I won't give clues to who he really is, but that's only because that spoils the book!
The grey tonal bits are just for me to practice some lighting, but i dont think i'm going to be the final colorist.

Currently i don't do commissions much, but hey if you see something you want done let me know!
I'm still on etsy with my graphic design under Fenix Fire Designs.

Thanks for checking me out!


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J E Haldeman
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
New Zealand
31 year old author in progress - Hates drama, tends to live in it anyways (Think of the song let it go, and that's what my friends are singing to me 25/7)...

I am a bottle cap crafter, and a book cover designer.

I do video trailers.

I write stupid crap and then hide it :P

I've been on DA off and on with varied accts that i lost pws to since 2003/4 ish.

My weapons of trade : E6000 glue. Photoshop. Wacom Tablet.


Bottle Cap Digital Collage
Keep Calm Earring Designs by pretzelkarma
Vocaloid Mini Dog tags by pretzelkarma
Bottle Cap Subscription by pretzelkarma
Digital collages are all the rages these days, and normally I sell my wares via etsy or my upcoming shop on my website.  This is a specific deal to my deviant art watchers - unmarked personally designed digital collages.   This deal gets you 4 sheets at 4x6 at whatever size you need or 2 sheets at A4/Letter sized. 

You don't have to provide the images.  Just a theme, and what you need and what size you need.

If a template purchase is required don't worry that's included in the price!
Photo Trace / Photo Paint
Kajimono ala Tale of Souls by pretzelkarma
Manic Panic Angel by pretzelkarma
Kajiprint by pretzelkarma
Jensenphotopaint by pretzelkarma
Seven Nation Flaming Army by pretzelkarma
Kaji Poster (Skylar Pheonix Makara_ by pretzelkarma
Jumpin on the bandwagon here - my style of choice is to digitally trace a photo or 3D model.  From there I rework the line art, and digitally color it.  I use  Wacom Bamboo, and a mix of photoshop and other tools. 
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Let it Go
  • Reading: YOU
  • Watching: ...everything
  • Playing: Aireline Manager
  • Eating: Natchyo CHEESE
  • Drinking: Water.
Since i never come on here, you will note i hide out at facebook and ETSY.
You want something i'll check here every so often...
Nobody pays attention to me anyways LOL

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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
pretzelkarma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome. 
Naitachhal Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
arigtaooo for the fav ^^
hotbento Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :iconsqueeeeplz:
JU5TPeachy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave :D
Arianod Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :thumbsup: If you do something with the base, let me know OK?
pretzelkarma Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not a problem, usually if i need it for something other than collecting dust i'll contact the artist :P 
Arianod Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fine ^^
Keiji22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Appreciate the watch.
Aramisdream Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:fa: Hi! Thanks for :+fav:!:fa:
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