Thank you! There was I time when I didn't have the patience either, but I found that I liked my drawings much much more when I forced myself to take my time on them... So now I'm stuck continually drawing little details on my work.
Robin, you've always known I think that your one of my favorite artists second only to Michael Whelan. I count myself as fortunate to know you as I forsee you becoming one of the greats one day. This piece just leaves me taking a deep breath in awe.
One of the greats? I don't know if I have the motivation. It's taking me forever to get a suitable portfolio made up... And I need to start actually making money so I can go to conventions and such just to get myself established perhaps as an illustrator. *sigh* But there's always the dream.
You are so good to me. Reading your comments always makes me smile, my friend.
I'm glad you'll be making prints, this is definitly print worthy! great job again, and good luck! I hope lots of ppl buy your stuff! r u gonna sell it on the paper demon store? I might get myself a copy
Yes, this one will be on the Paper Demon store if we can get that running. I've made a journal with her on it. I've prepared a lot of journals, actually.. I just have to send them to Susie. Thank you for your support, Kichi!
Personally I like it when somebody has more then one style, if you know what I mean. Some artists stick too much with one topic or style, which makes their work sometimes a bit 'static' and predictable. I think that the best artists have many ways of making their artworks, and still manage to have their own style. So go on and keep surprising me (or sould I say 'us' ^^
Most artists I know don't have one 'style' so to speak.. but they do have a distinctly recognisable way of drawing. At least, they do if they want to be an individual artist... So I guess what I'm striving for ais a niche in which I am comfortable, that I might be able to have some kind of personal touch that sets me apart from most, if not all, of the talent around me.
My style, like most budding artists', changes with my mood. We're all still coming into our own, and I am stillin the experimental stage. You have a lovely celtic style yourself, which I love. Thanks so much for the uplift!
Thanks for the support. Unfortunally I have little time to draw because my studies are time consuming, and it doesn't have anything to do with art. I still have a lot to learn. You're lucky, at least you can develop in that area. I mostly teach myself right now.
*grin* I've been teaching myself, too. My particular schooling taught me mostly how to do abstract and political art - not at all what I really WANTED to learn. (I'm a little teeny bit bitter about that. ) Now I work a full time job, get home from that, and work more. My brain is starting to die again... Still - I have a goal that I'm determined to at least make a valid effort to reach. You must, too, with your studies. I think mainly it's that we each follow our own path to achieve that dream...
MECHANICAL PENCIL!! WHAT!? Not even MY mechanical pencil shading is so thoroughly smoothed and even How the heck? uhhhh lol, you must teach me the art of your mech.pencil skills oh wise one, yup yup lol. I see the tree branch that had been looming over her, has been moved further up, I think it looks more natural that way too. The ledge of which the quiver of arrows is sitting upon is done real nicely, as well as the detail on the quiver itself. Just so much detail in this, and it really all looks so good I could go on and on, but I'm not gonna hold your eyes here with that lol. So, I say EXCELLENT JOB! and gl on your next piece, I'm sure it's gonna be as good as this one ^^
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Not much to teach, really. The only way I know of to show how I do things is the step-by-step Works in Progress that I've been posting. I tend to shade according to which texture I want, how smooth it has to be. The trees, for example, I would only draw using vertical lines. Her shin was shaded by very gently making tiny little spirals... It's just all dependent on what effect one wants to achieve.
And thanks so much for your vote of confidence! I hope I live up to the expectations.
This is so lovely. I am so very amazed by your talents. I wish I could see the recipient's face when they get it. It is truly amazing Robin. Your work is so very impressive. You completely blow me away. I bet you are so happy to finally be done with it. You definitely deserve alot of praise for it love. You have gone above and beyond and I know your mom's friend will love it. All my love, Mrs. Switch Butmer
I wish I could see her face too.. But I won't be there. I'll be working in the kitchen at the airport. Still, mom will relay everything she says, I'm sure. I'm quite excited for whenever my mommy gets home tonight, actually.
Thanks for always being here for me, my love. I'm glad I have you. (and Mal and Lloyd, of course. They are wunnerful to me too, and I love them)
Of course I will always be here for you my love.There is nowhere else I would rather be. And I know Lloyd and Mal love you to pieces too. And you will have to let me know what your mom's friend thought about the picture okay? All my love.
Apparently she cried a little bit (out of happiness) and told my mother that it was deifintely one of the best presents she could have gotten. And then mom got a big hug, and the recipient called her husband and made him come up to see it, and then she took the picture everywhere to show it to people around the office... So I think it was well-appreciated. One down, three to go.