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PLEASE DO NOT POST MY ART ON OTHER SITES!!! Links are OK, but I reserve all rights to post my pictures, exclusively to myself. No exceptions, please!
PLEASE DO NOT USE MY WORK IN SLIDE-SHOWS or for any other purposes. Thank you!

Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery! :heart:

Sorry, but I don't allow downloads/prints of my art.


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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Do you want to win 12 half pans of Schmincke Akademie watercolours?
Here's your chance!

Deadline extended to the 6th of December.

Colouring contest details:

1) Download this file and colour it with TRADITIONAL MEDIA Trio and Pets - Lineart for colouring contest
(watercolours, coloured pencils, inks, markers, crayons, gouache, pastels, acrylics and the likes. NO DIGITAL!)

2) Upload your coloured work of art to your journal and LINK IT TO THE LINEART POST:Trio and Pets - Lineart for colouring contest

3) If I cannot decide on which one I like best, I'll let my watchers vote per poll.

4) Anyone watching one of my journals can take part. (My other journal :iconleochishogwarts:)

5) Minimum number of participants is 5 people.


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

Journal History

Cheap or expensive art supplies? 

10 deviants said It depends on the brand, some brands have very decent students' ranges.
3 deviants said I'd rather buy a few really good supplies than lots of cheap stuff.
2 deviants said I collect everything.
2 deviants said I don't think it makes a difference.
1 deviant said I'm poor, so I can't afford expensive art supplies.
1 deviant said When you sell art you need to use really good art supplies.
No deviants said Only the best for me no matter the cost!
No deviants said I've given my opinion in the comments.



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EpHyGeNiA Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
JocelyneR Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you kindly for the fave!   :iconflyingheartsplz:
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ArtJayTi Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
HUGE thanks for so lots of favs)Heart  and for watchingLove
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Rollwurst Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav :hug:
EpHyGeNiA Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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