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Please excuse my critic's statement: "Before I begin, I should point out that I judge every piece as if I were walking through a virtua...

Excuse my critic's statement: "Before I begin, I should point out that I judge every piece as if I were walking through a virtual museu...

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Jackson Daly
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
To paraphrase what I said about two and a half years ago; I get a lot of deviations in my inbox and, of those deviations, I lot of the work I see is from beginners. It has taken me working one-on-one with a couple artists in my area to realize not everyone has had access to the same resources I’ve been privileged enough to have. Whatever their situation may be, I figured I at least have the means to inspire those who are learning by sharing the words and works of those artists whom I admire.
I do understand that many new artists don’t receive the critique necessary to reexamine their work and their abilities. This should not be so; on a site full of artists why are we not encouraging one another to improve?
In an effort to continue this I will again display varied artists, some who are working hard to improve themselves, and others who have a solid grasp on their tools and the aspects that comprise a successful composition.

:iconyetzenialeiva: yetzenialeiva
"I think my greatest strength is my drive to make artwork. I have an obsessive need to keep drawing and have my hands busy. Because of this, I've generated a good amount of work in different degrees of styles. My strength is also my weakness. I've experimented in so many different styles that it sort of got me a little lost. Now that I'm more focused on an illustration career, I had to rework my art. It's been a challenge, but now I feel like I've found a way of making artwork that makes me happy. My advice? Talent is a myth. In order to be like the amazing artist that you look up to, you have to put in the work."
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:iconkeithmore2000: keithmore2000
"I think my strengths are patience, inventiveness, and the ability to see values quickly. My weakness is finding the subject matter/concept that inspires me to draw, and I find it very difficult to draw a perfect straight line or circle freehand. The best advice I can offer to aspiring artists is to practice, practice, practice because practice makes perfect. Take your time and if you don't know how to render a section, do studies until you can nail it.
"Here's a list of the tools I use and some of my techniques and tips:
"Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 series B, 2B,4B,8B. I have three of each of these pencils, sharp, medium and blunt. Practice using various pressures to achieve different values. I use a Staedtler Mars Lumograph 8B (for black backgrounds). Tombow mono mini eraser, scalpel (to cut Tombow to a sharp edge) Putty eraser or Blu Tack, Small & medium tortillions and blending stumps, Donegan OptiVISOR jewellers magnifiers, Bristol board 250gm.
"I use the grid method and when I'm working on a drawing- I'm pretty much doing it grid by grid. My reference is on a computer screen and whichever grid square I'm working on is zoomed into on the screen. That way, the values that surround it don't distract me and I can really concentrate on every detail within that grid square. I spend quite a while studying the grid square I'm about to draw before working on it. This gets my eyes tuned into the values and composition within that section.
"Do a Google search for Edward H. Adelson. There's a chess board illustration he's done that demonstrates how a value will appear to change depending on what is next to it. Square A and B are the same value in this illustration."
Hyperrealism. Big Ben pencil drawing ...Half time. by keithmore2000  Hyperrealism Between blinks by keithmore2000  Hyperrealism. Patiently... by keithmore2000

:iconlyndriel: Deathangirl
"I think a strength of mine is shading. I had some problems with that in the beginning but I've improved over time. Besides that I'm quite patient and determined to draw something and to improve. One of my weaknesses is when I draw a face it often looks distorted in the end - that's quite frustrating. Also I'm often struggling with hair although I got better drawing it lately. Another thing I'm struggling with is realism- I wish they could be more realistic in some way. The best advice to other aspiring artists I can give is that you have to practice as often as you can and not to give up! Every amazing artist started small and with enough patience everybody can draw like they ever wanted to!"
Jared Padalecki (Sam) by Lyndriel  Khaleesi by Lyndriel  Tom Hiddleston by Lyndriel


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Dam-B Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your fav :)
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my 'Big Ben' drawing to your favourites Jackson, it's much appreciated. Feel free to leave a comment.
Here's a link to my Facebook art page. Feel free to like and share…..:D (Big Grin)…
AbstractDoctrine Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It was beautiful. Your precision and detail were inspiring. Honestly, I don't know what I could leave as a comment besides exactly that.
Actually, I'm pretty much going to copy and paste that. It was really gorgeous.
AnnaSulikowska Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for faving my works. Hug
AbstractDoctrine Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome; they were beautiful!
luceene-k Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
thank you for the fav! :D
AbstractDoctrine Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, of course! I already said the deer was beautiful but it seemed very delicately done too. Great choice of color as well- I'm just surprised it wasn't more popular.
luceene-k Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
thank you, i think it was one of my better ones as well, it's interesting because the drawings & paintings i'm not too proud of seem to be a lot more popular than the ones i'm actually pleased with!
AbstractDoctrine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've actually been noticing that theme too :I
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VonDiezyl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey stanger, how are you? ^^
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