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Favourites of the Week 2012 So here are my weekly features for 2012. This Journal will be updated weekly, just like the custom box on the front.Favourites of the Week 2012 by TarantulaLdAmn
Favourites of the Week 2012
Week 1 by sunnydesposition.
"Exactly how I've always felt. We all have one inside of us. My own demon is fully awake and whispering into my ear right now. It is always startling to see a piece of art that somehow responds to whatever I'm feeling. Seeing this was one of those moments. And I think that's the whole point of being an artist - to evoke emotions and memories and thoughts."
Week 2 by NoMadderThanYou.
"It was hard, hard, hard to pick up the favourite of week 2. Eventually I saw this striking image of a man who is peering into what looks like a street trash-can. I don't know what, but there is something in this picture that makes me just sit and stare in silence. I do not know the man's story, and may never know... and that is what makes this
I'm an freelance digital illustrator. Since I was young, I've always had a bit of an overactive imagination and would spend most of my free time drawing or doodling. Even then, I knew that all I wanted to be was an 'artist', and took a headlong dive approach to it. In fact, the walls in my parents' first home where we first lived was covered in so much in my scribbles that there was hardly any white bits left as far as my little arms could reach! I think that at that time, I found pieces of paper too small and 'limiting', and felt that it restricted my need to be FREE and creative! I can only imagine how embarrassed my parents must have felt when they received visitors. Soon enough (though I'm sure not for my parents!), I started to learn to draw and paint with different traditional mediums, including watercolours, gouache, oils, pastels and acrylics. I switched to digital completely in 2005 until earlier this year, when I decided to expand my repertoire and I'm now rediscovering traditional mediums.|
I specialize in character and creature designs and concept art. I also immensely enjoy working in the pin-up, fantasy and children's books illustration genre. My default style is semi-realism and realism, though I am also proficient in producing cartoon and stylized illustrations. I am, however, thrilled to take on the challenges of new genres and disciplines relating to 2D graphic arts!
I create because I have so many vivid images in my head and they would flash and flash in my mind until I get them out, and also to visualize the network of concepts and stories in my head. My greatest reward comes when I know that through my works, I have connected to my audience in some ways, by having an impact on them either visually or emotionally or both.
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