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Snorkeling by snatti89 Snorkeling :iconsnatti89:snatti89 693 13 Gorge by artbytheo Gorge :iconartbytheo:artbytheo 484 8 ??? - Mermaid by AdamFegarido ??? - Mermaid :iconadamfegarido:AdamFegarido 259 47 ??? - Frozen by AdamFegarido ??? - Frozen :iconadamfegarido:AdamFegarido 131 24 The Legend of Zelda : Camping in the Wild by ATArts The Legend of Zelda : Camping in the Wild :iconatarts:ATArts 1,674 55 Happy Valentine's day corgi by sandara Happy Valentine's day corgi :iconsandara:sandara 3,329 105 Housekeeping by tsonline Housekeeping :icontsonline:tsonline 371 35 Perrin by catbib Perrin :iconcatbib:catbib 144 10 Linde by catbib Linde :iconcatbib:catbib 330 12 Escort by catbib Escort :iconcatbib:catbib 504 48 Freedom's Fighters - Shellshock by Tongman Freedom's Fighters - Shellshock :icontongman:Tongman 217 29 John Silva Smudge Pack 2.0 (Painterly Edition) by JohnSilva John Silva Smudge Pack 2.0 (Painterly Edition) :iconjohnsilva:JohnSilva 10,455 398 the loish brushset by loish the loish brushset :iconloish:loish 19,143 427 The Brown Witch / Wizard Hat by HandiCraftKate The Brown Witch / Wizard Hat :iconhandicraftkate:HandiCraftKate 273 20 Lifestudy May tutorial by Suzanne-Helmigh Lifestudy May tutorial :iconsuzanne-helmigh:Suzanne-Helmigh 1,301 108
What to do as an artist in training.
There are many ways to Rome they say. But I meet a lot of aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidance
and this is what I tell them.
(This is a revisited version of an old journal with new and updated guidelines/info)
Find out what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions or hobbies to take on.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of book covers or for card games and so much more.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must do research on the most valued artwork from that niece. 
Find out what makes the best artist of your favorite field the best artist. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.

The most basic study aims are the following:

:bulletblue: Lighting.
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will
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Dragoons Costume
Inspired by Dragoons Cavalry costumes.

This was done on span of 3 days (2-3 hours session each) everyday before work.

I am going back to fundamental and gonna do more sketches for the upcoming few weeks.

I realize I am really envious of people who can draw really well and I am gonna strive to up my drawing skills!

Do let me know which design do you like out of these three!

Automata Street
Another even tighter shot of the townscape. Taking the chance to experiment with color and value grouping to try to push the story telling component of the image.

This time around I tried to take the story and try to take more liberty in showing it visually. I wanted to show the lady on the foreground to have a hesitant personality and perhaps often fearful of things, thus I put her in the dark. She is being pulled into the light by the samurai guy as if lighting up her life.Also tried to reflect that feeling of hope into the landscape itself (ray of light on the sky) I also wanted the surrounding to be cooler in temperature in comparison to the character hand, as if the body heat radiating the image. 

I ended up removing the smoke effects since I thought it distract the viewer from the ray of light, also contradicting the feeling of burst of hope.

I have also been kinda worried that my color could be getting more and more saturated yet in a not so good direction so I tried to study from Krenz Cushart's work since a his work uses lots of gray yet feels so vibrant! 

This time around I was more careful on where I used the saturated color but I tried to be less controlled when it comes to the edges and details since I felt the last two paintings was so controlled that it felt rigid and less lively.

I really hope to one day able to be as painterly as Craig Mullins!
Automata Town
Some shot from above, exploring the townscape. 
Trying to imagine what kind of town could be beyond the gate.

I was imagining a town ran by blacksmith and researcher, developing automata mecha as the guardian and weapons to protect the town. The city are multi layered just like japanese castle. Since the smiths are important members of the town they get to live on the higher ground. Its not only for distinction, being nearer to the mountain also help to regulate the temperature of the smith and considered as sacred.

This is a continuation of the steampunk project that I posted previously. I ended up flipping the sketch for better composition. Please feel free to give me feedback on how to improve it much further! :D


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Liowa Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
nice gallery!
ACMasoen Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank u :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Nice gallery:) (Smile)
ACMasoen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) (Smile) I invite you to my gallery:) (Smile)If you like my work, watch me :) (Smile)
Gyrforce Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured you here! :D
ACMasoen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the feature Gyr!! :D
Zapphyre Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthdayy!!
ACMasoen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man :)
animao89 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Pro sia anna!!! Nice page!!!
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