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Hey all,

I just want to say a BIG thank you for all of the kind words & encouraging feedback I've been getting from you guys about my latest work.  'Hi', to all of my new Watchers too!  It's been a blast to hear from so many of you & I'm happy that my latest personal work has been well received :)  Many of you will know I haven't done a great deal of personal painting over the past year or so.  It was a definite struggle to get back into.  I even sat my artists pride to one side & sought out a Mentor, which became an incredibly positive step.  Pete, was able to help me rediscover what 'I' enjoy creating from my own artwork rather than what I think other potential clients will like!  Don't get me wrong, it's important to do your research & to tailor your work to a clients needs or area of expertise, but that's NOT an absolute!  And how boring would your portfolio look anyway, hmm?  Creating art is often enough a difficult thing to do without us trying to second guess what somebody else is going to like (or not).  I mean, no two AD's in the same company is going to look at the same piece of art the same way!  They may appreciate your work for what it is- art!  But, each AD will have their own taste for what they believe will work for their product & what won't!  Approaching your art this way will only leave you feeling incredibly frustrated, lost no doubt with little or no inspiration left as all those second guesses mount up!  Our best work tends to come from what we love doing & what inspires us, so lets stick with that!

It's a short rant, but I hope some of you will find this little post helpful in someway.  We are all on our own journey, but we don't have to be alone walking it!

Cheers,

T

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Big Bad Wolfman
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Self taught Digital Artist, Fantasy Illustrator, Concept Artist & Matte Painter.

Made in Scotland.

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Cryptozoic Entertainment
Fantasy Flight Games
Alderac Entertainment Group

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xlShinnAsakuralx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey there, my name's Carter. I just wanted to say that your artwork is very awe-inspiring and amazing to see. Keep going strong! :)
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AnthonyDevine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Carter, thanks a bunch for you comment! It means a lot! I'm happy my work inspires you :D
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xlShinnAsakuralx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem man, your work really is something special :D Actually, I got a question if you don't mind me asking: I'm trying to discipline myself in my illustration work, and I was wondering if you had any advice for an aspiring illustrator? :)
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AnthonyDevine Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, sure no problem.  Basically, you need to discipline your life before the art comes into the equation.  So, grab a piece of A4 paper and draw a timetable to account for 7days per week (down) and roughly 16 hours per day (across).  Write in EVERYTHING that you need to do BEFORE you can work on your art e.g. day job, breaks, dinner, meeting family, friends, taking dog for a walk and so on.  Basically, you need to account for every hour of your day/s from the moment you awaken in the morning until last thing at night when you head off to bed for 8 hours.  That way you'll know what hours you can't draw!  All the remaining hours are YOURS to either screw around with or to actually use the time to make a difference in your life.  You've only got yourself now to thank or to blame for what you do or don't do with those hours ;p  

With the hours you do have remaining each day, create yourself 1-2 hour "classes" to teach yourself the Art Basics- Anatomy, Perspective, Values, Colour Theory and Composition.  Read up on Andrew Loomis Creative Illustration.  This book covers these topics.  Do Master Studies.  Check out other artists, Muddy Colours and The ArtOrder for some nice inspiration.  

Also, giving up TV was the best thing that I ever did to help me become a better artist!  And remember, life is also for living ;)

I hope that helps :)
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
uh 666 watchers :D
Let me change that for you! ;)
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AnthonyDevine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Uh oh, not a good sign lol cheers for correcting that one ;)
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:D 
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Sexyknight101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is amazingPikachu want it 
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AnthonyDevine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You just made my day :)
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