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Art Review 2011

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Illustrators and artists that I like/have influenced me:
Ilon Wikland
Gabrielle Vincent…
Marcel Marlier
Beatrix Potter…
C.Barkley's Flower Fairies…
Hergé's Tintin,
Goscinny's Astérix,
Shirley Hughes…
etc and they've definitely influenced my style much more than any mangas or anime comics/films. :D

I do admire the skills of some manga artists like Ayumi Kasai…
but I'm not overly fond of the way faces and limbs are drawn.

However there are some Eastern artists on DA that I really like, they work in a fairly manga-ish style, but their watercolour skills are amazing….

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The ABC book I had been working on has finally been published and will be available on in October. Should you be interested in purchasing it, please leave me a note so I can link you to it. :D

The book is fully illustrated and has about 80 pages. It is suitable for younger children up to the age of 9.


The following list might be useful to you:
Working with watercolours: Collections of links and hints
Working with watercoloursWorking with watercolours.
A collection of hopefully useful hints and links:
It seems preposterous to make a tutorial about working with watercolours and telling people what to do and not to do. I suppose that each artist is very unique in his/her approach to the matter. Some will work in thin, transparent layers, others will prefer the strong colours that come out of tubes. Some will never condescend to use black and others will use it all the time. There are purists who never would dare touch any white or use other media to reinforce their pics and give them more depth.
Well, my personal opinion is: try out what you like, study the works of classics like Constable, Dufy, Nolde, Schiele and many, many others and then do your own thing. ☺
A few little hints that may help you in the beginning:
Use the VERY BEST brush you can get. Sable brushes are wonderful to work with, you can achieve very thin lines and broad strokes just with one thick brush. There are of course very good synt

Collection of Advice about DrawingIf you want to start drawing seriously without attending an art school, you will need to at least get yourself some guidance in form of books.
Here's a collection of books I'd recommend in the beginning:
Betty Edwards: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Very interesting concept that enables you to perceive drawing from an unusual perspective and that gives you lots of ideas and exercises on how to hone your skillls.
Ron Tiner: Figure Drawing Without a Model
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version:
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing

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akitku Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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