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Thank you everyone who took part and congratulations to Primal-Mythos who won! :)

Hello all you beautiful people,
Thank you so much for all your constant support and motivation, it means a hell of a lot guys! I couldn't thank you enough.

I do believe it is time for another Kiriban... Screenshot my homepage at 110,000 views (or closest to it) and you shall receive a free commission of your choice. Any theme or topic welcome. :) (Smile)

RULES and TERMS:

1. Screenshot your page for evidence... no cheating please!
2. I would like to see an art appreciator OR an artist... if your DA is completely empty i MAY move on to the next closest number.
3. When you have your screenshot, either link me the file in a NOTE or email me at sgtsmall.artwork (at) gmail.com
4. The final artwork's copyright will still apply and may not be used, copied or distributed by any means without my written consent.
5. Past kiriban winners are not allowed to play, sorryyyy.

Hope you can join in and all the best to those who do! 

Take care
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Congralulations to Yanderika on winning the commission :)
Hellooo beautiful people,
Thank you so much for your constant support and motivation guys. For that I am truly grateful! :)

I feel another Kiriban is in order... 
Screenshot my homepage at 69,000 views (or closest to it) and you shall receive a free commission of your choice. Any theme or topic welcome. :)

RULES and TERMS:

1. Screenshot your page for evidence... no cheating please!
2. I would like to see an art appreciator OR an artist... if your DA is completely empty i MAY move on to the next closest number.
3. When you have your screenshot, either link me the file in a NOTE or email me at sgtsmall.artwork (at) gmail.com
4. The final artwork's copyright will still apply and may not be used, copied or distributed by any means without my written consent.
5. Past kiriban winners are not allowed to play, sorryyyy.

Hope you can join in and all the best to those who do! 

Take care

x

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Helloooo,

Sooo, i have been somewhat quiet over the last 12 months finding a new place to live and settling into my new job. But now everything has calmed down i am now free and excited to take on some work.

I shall be accepting anything from sketches and line art... creatures and environments... portraits and full body illustrations… Pretty much anything and everything is welcome.

If interested or simply want to ask more… please just message me here, as a note or drop me an email to sgtsmall.artwork(at)gmail.com

Thaaanks :)





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UPDATE: The kiriban is now closed...

Congratulations goes out to AngeliquevdMee on winning the commission. :)

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Hello all you lovely people,

Following my last journal i would like to extend the thanks by doing another Kiriban.

Screenshot my homepage at 20,000 views and you shall receive a free commission of your choice :)

RULES and TERMS:

1. Screenshot your page for evidence... no cheating please!
2. I would like to see an art appreciator OR an artist... if your DA is completely empty i MAY move on to the next closest number.
3. When you have your screenshot, either link me the file in a NOTE or email me at sgtsmall.artwork (at) gmail.com
4. The final artwork's copyright will still apply and may not be used, copied or distributed by any means without my written consent.
5. Past kiriban winners are not allowed to play, sorryyyy.

Hope you can join in and all the best to those who do!

Take care

x
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Drinking: Cuppa Tea
Seasons Greetings everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful christmas and now on to a happy New Year!

I just wanted to give the biggest and warmest of thanks to all of you that have supported myself and my artwork over the course of this year. I know there has not been too much published, and the majority of it has been studies... but you have all been so encouraging and helpful... it truly means a lot.

So thank you very much for all your favourites, comments and watches... and for all those who have offered the wonderful advice and motivating encouragement!

2013: as a resolution/goal for me next year... i hope to put myself out there looking for work. I will spend my time doing more studies, conceptual work and branching out into wider fields of subject matter in my free time... but i will be aiming for freelance work. That all begins next year.

I would also love to hear what you guys have set as your New Years resolutions!

Thanks again everyone!!!

<3 <3 <3
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Hello everyone...

This journal is just to provide you lovely people with a few links to sites i have videos... they are low res videos so far... but i should have HD ones up soon. I forgot to record them properly so now they are only 360p. :(

Oh well, to the links...

My Livestream Page: www.livestream.com/aarongriffi…

Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/DAsergean…


Also...
Wolkenfels Livestream app: livestreamstatuslist.appspot.c… ...which is fantastic... this wonderful site will tell you when artists are streaming.

Thank you guys for reading,

Take care :)
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"Congratulations to Wolkenfels for winning the free commission. Well done to you! The "contest" is now closed*

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Hello my beautiful people...

Okay... so i was going to do this at 15,000 page views... but when i opened DA and found that I was the 15,000th viewer... the idea went down the toilet... so... here is the plan... once i reach 16,000 views... the closest person to this number can screenshot the page... and please... no cheating... will receive a free commission.

This is to say thank you to all those who have got me here and gave me those views.

The painting will be a single piece only, and you can pretty much ask for anything. I cannot guarantee i will be free straight away to do it... but as soon as i get a gap in my schedule i will get to it.

RULES and TERMS:

1. Screenshot your page for evidence... no cheating please!
2. I would like to see an art appreciator OR an artist... if your DA is completely empty i MAY move on to the next closest number.
3. When you have your screenshot, either link me the file in a NOTE or email me at sgtsmall.artwork (at) gmail.com
4. The final artwork's copyright will still apply and may not be used, copied or distributed by any means without my written consent.

So there u have it...

Hope you can join in and the best of luck to those who do!

Take care!
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I get bored sometimes...

Feel free to add me... www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-…

Just say who you are if you add ;)
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Hi everyone,

I am becoming a little irritated by a recurring problem regarding my desktop screen and other screens...

So basically, i am painting on the 2010 IMAC LED Backlit screen... and it looks beautiful... and every painting i finish... at first i am proud and sometimes impressed by the colours and lighting. But... then i turn on my macbook or another LCD PC screen and it... looks... shocking. The lowest end colours as i approach black look awful on most screens. So what i really wish people to see is NOT what i painted.

This happens with every painting and i obviously cannot just deal with it.

What i feel is even more irritating is when i compare paintings by others on both screens, there is no problem. But mine look terrible and gritty, with very bad tonal and colour balance. It is not irritating because others don't have the problem... but irritating because I DO.

My actions...

I have tried adjusting the lighting of my screen but it seems not to work too good. The lighter colours are TOO bright then.

My thoughts...

Do i buy a new PC computer?
Do i buy a secondary screen that is NOT mac?
Do i buy a Cintiq as i have always wanted, which should have the right screen levels?
Or are there any other settings i could try to work around this problem?

I am hoping these pictures below demonstrate the problem... but then again my screen is different... so it might not work ;)

fav.me/d3hoslx

sergeant-small.deviantart.com/…

This is only a rough idea of it... on my screen it goes -- Black - Dark dark grey - dark grey - grey - light grey - light light grey

On LCD screens it goes -- Black - darker Grey - Light grey - light light grey

...and completely misses out the lowest values - it is truly very annoying!

Pleeeeease help lol

Thank you to those who managed to read through all of that!
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Okay then... after i sorted out my screen capturing software i did a little practice and found it worked out well... so... i started a painting this afternoon and recorded my progress. This is not a tutorial... just a time lapse... also painting from a photo.

Do stop by and take a look...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYAp8…

Thanks a lot
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Hey everyone... i may not be the best and there is much for me to learn... and livestreaming might be cool but it is not of high quality unless i am willing to pay for a premium membership... and right now... i cant really afford it!

So... i will instead create a video tutorial and hopefully get it up online at either 720 or 1080 resolution (which is muuuuch better :)). That brings me onto you lovely people... i wondered... is there anything in particular you would like me to paint so as you can see the process?

Do let me know and i shall try my best to demonstrate my way of painting it and hopefully it may be of some help.

I am just trying out the capturing software right now and will try and get a quick demo up this evening... nothing substantial... so please do not get your hopes up lol... i just want to see if it works okay.

Okay that is all... Thanks a lot everyone and take care!

...

Update... just the tester video in up to 1080p... www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f1GtJ…

:D
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So i am going through all my messages to thank people for their favourites, comments and watches etc... and deviantart wont let me as it thinks i am spamming.

SO... I just wanted to give a huge thanks to everyone that has left feedback on my work, favourited them and added me to their watch. I truly appreciate it!!!

So thank you very much to everyone!!!

:D
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  • Watching: Friends
So i have been working nights a lot lately, and am now super tired... i might just moan a bit now, and please ignore probable spelling and grammar issues :)

Straight to it... like the title says... i reeeally need a good kick up the arse right now... since my last major piece "Character Concept" i have started around 20 different paintings... and none of them have been finished... i start them, and then get bored and start a new one... if i just stuck with each one, i could have had more finished pieces in my gallery.

Because i set my expectations soooooo high, if they are not perfect, i tend to give up... i think what i need to do, is not try so hard right now, and instead, focus on training my abilities first. I am such an extreme perfectionist, and the thought of not being a perfectionist for a while makes me actually negotiate myself as an artist... but i better make a choice... either no finished artworks... or suck it up and just finish a bloody painting.

I am constantly trying to achieve what i think people want to see from me, instead of just painting for myself and the fun of it. So i do not really have a style of my own, as deep down i feel it will be discredited by everyone. I have for too long, got caught up in replicating other artists styles as i know i cannot really go wrong. Combined with personal issues of my own, i do not really get a clear head to paint... so i think the best thing for me to do is start again... and just go for it! ...Do what i like without worrying wether people will like it or not. As well as worrying wether I will like it or not. That can come at a later date, but right now, i think i should just let loose and be free!

I would like to start enjoying it more, instead of taking it too seriously and being so heavily critical over my ability to paint.

...so there is my rant... and thank you to those who have read through it!

Please feel free to let me know what u think, or if you relate to this at all,

Thanks a lot! :D


...whats the betting i will read this tomorrow after some sleep and it won't make one bit of sense... probably quite likely, anyway, take care people! :D
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:star: :star: :star: COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN :star: :star: :star:



I work with almost any digital painting styles except for 3-demensional works.

These include:

Sketches
Storyboards
Lines
Colouring
Vector
Semi-Realism
Realism
Conceptual

and more :)

Please contact sgtsmall.artwork@gmail.com for enquiries or more details
Okay, i am very new to this and so far, i have no idea how to get commissions other than through deviantart's jobs forum. I don't get many people that visit my page, so i can't just put up a notice announcing that i am taking on commissions... so if there is anyone who knows what to do, and would not mind offering a but if advice on how to market myself for commissions, that would be greeeeatly appreciated!

Thanks a lot!
:D
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Since joining DA i have not submitted much. This is because... since my first submission of wolverine, i have been working like crazy with my step brother on a children's book. I am a serious perfectionist, so everything has to be perfect... every vectored line has to be the perfect shape or thickness. Every gradient and shadow has to be perfectly situated and balanced with the rest of the artwork. On top of which, my step brother is also perfectionist, so between us... this book has been a right pain to complete. There have been 46 pages to illustrate... meaning 46 full illustrations... tooooo many illustrations, i am shattered... i would still love to change a lot... but i would probably be doing that forever!

Anyway... my deadline is next week and i am almost finished... i have no intention to work on it after then... This has all been a favour to him so there was no money involved. But after so long... i need to start earning some money and take on commissions again. So next week it will all be over... i can smell the sweet scent of freedom in the air. I will see you all soon, and hopefully start submitting more artwork.

Thanks for reading!
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So yay... its friday the 13th... (eeshk) ...and that means i turn 19 today!

I intended for this journal to be something insightful, and get a new piece up or something, buuuuut i didn't of course... but thats sods law!

So sorry, i wanted to get my sketch up for the "realm of fantasy" "fusion" contest but i changed my idea, so that buggered up me trying to post it today lol ...never mind, i will get it up soon... unless i change my idea... again!

Aaaaaaanyways... Just thought i'd share this with u all, thanks for reading!!!
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