Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Akshay D.Male/India Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 39 Deviations 421 Comments 3,711 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Ground Zero 4 cover art by browncoat4life Ground Zero 4 cover art :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 Holy Hell #5 cover art + colouring! by browncoat4life Holy Hell #5 cover art + colouring! :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Crackling Pendant of Balance by browncoat4life Crackling Pendant of Balance :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 Orderly Chaos within... by browncoat4life Orderly Chaos within... :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 All About That Hair (practice run - 2014.10.18) by browncoat4life All About That Hair (practice run - 2014.10.18) :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Sounds in Silence #1 : Shadow Tunes by browncoat4life Sounds in Silence #1 : Shadow Tunes :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 Phoenix Freeform Sketch (in progress) by browncoat4life Phoenix Freeform Sketch (in progress) :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 2 2013.12 Calliopes Stylus colour copy by browncoat4life 2013.12 Calliopes Stylus colour copy :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Christopher Lee Tribute. by browncoat4life Christopher Lee Tribute. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 2 0 2014.01.26 Captain Future 1 by browncoat4life 2014.01.26 Captain Future 1 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 The Wave by browncoat4life The Wave :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 It's all about the hair... by browncoat4life It's all about the hair... :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 5 Breaking Through. by browncoat4life Breaking Through. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 What is on your mind... by browncoat4life What is on your mind... :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 The Happiest Monk #01 - Just Chilling. by browncoat4life The Happiest Monk #01 - Just Chilling. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Akshay's Graffiti #01 by browncoat4life Akshay's Graffiti #01 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0


Red She-Hulk 62 by janaschi Red She-Hulk 62 :iconjanaschi:janaschi 1,996 63 two friends by RedreevGeorge two friends :iconredreevgeorge:RedreevGeorge 644 20 lost in you and me by mooncalfe lost in you and me :iconmooncalfe:mooncalfe 372 35 pizza by mooncalfe pizza :iconmooncalfe:mooncalfe 600 33 Kali by RedreevGeorge
Mature content
Kali :iconredreevgeorge:RedreevGeorge 3,103 156
TMNT by mooncalfe TMNT :iconmooncalfe:mooncalfe 1,904 234 Leonardo waterbender by tanya-buka Leonardo waterbender :icontanya-buka:tanya-buka 287 31 Michelangelo airbender by tanya-buka Michelangelo airbender :icontanya-buka:tanya-buka 223 19 WIP Ninja Turtles in Northampton (Ross Campbell) by TRANFDQ WIP Ninja Turtles in Northampton (Ross Campbell) :icontranfdq:TRANFDQ 21 7 Roomie Who by chlove-art
Mature content
Roomie Who :iconchlove-art:chlove-art 479 44
Out in the open by davemetlesits Out in the open :icondavemetlesits:davemetlesits 70 43 Firefly Owner Monthly II by GrahamTG Firefly Owner Monthly II :icongrahamtg:GrahamTG 64 32
just ramblings on the topic of style :)
So, after a metric ton of questions about it, i will assemble some PERSONAL  OPINIONS
On the nature of style, its ups and downs... stuff like that
This is based on my own personal experiences, mistakes, dead ends and fuckups.
So take anything i say here with a few grains of salt.
In fact , reason i'm writing this is that i have started getting an unsettling amount of  notes flat out idolizing the imperfect  unfinished mess that is my style, so before it harms people's growth i wanted to share some personal insights i learned over time.  Some through experience, other through conversation with industry professionals.

Style.. the way i would define it is, artistic handwriting.
It is a coveted answer to a visual problem, often imitated but unless build from scratch, rarely comprehended.
If we use the handwriting metaphor, style becomes a natural extension of cutting corners, and working fast.
:iconnebezial:nebezial 360 140
Splatter brushes by C130 Splatter brushes :iconc130:C130 3,856 612 death vigil 4 by nebezial death vigil 4 :iconnebezial:nebezial 1,258 79 some rat queens test by nebezial some rat queens test :iconnebezial:nebezial 3,269 228


Akshay D.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Operating System: Vaguely-Human v1.5

Guiding Philosophy:
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
(- Bruce Lee)
It's been a while since posting anything up here - seems to be a running them for me and online activity.
For someone who spends a remarkable amount of time on my computer(s) and online, I can be quite disconnected from these spaces that are where I express and share things I genuinely like and am into.

Suppose it's just that in spaces like this I feel overwhelmed at the talent around and kind of historically has made me doubt myself and look down a bit on my own art skills.
But I've gotten better. I've learned. And I've also over time learned more importantly, to use the stuff that I see, the amazing artists who so lovingly and freely share their styles and techniques and videos of themselves working... well it goes a long way if someone like me is open minded enough to take that as a means to absorb and learn from them.

The internet is many things to many people, but to me one big thing it's been is a teacher. Say what you will, but my ability to write better, to draw better, to dabble in different types of art styles and even things like comic lettering and editing and colouring and so much more - all learned thanks to the many amazing people I've found online.
Does it take some looking and patience? Yes.
But it's worth it.

So I'm back and will be doing my best to share more of my more recent and future artwork here alongside other efforts to be more art-productive!
  • Listening to: "Sexual Healing" - Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Reading: Lords of Light by Roger Zalazny + comics aplenty
  • Watching: Bobs Burgers/Stargate SG1/Ash vs Evil Dead
  • Playing: Marvel Future Fight
  • Eating: CAKE!
  • Drinking: Water and Green tea mainly. Bourbon occassionally.


Add a Comment:
Kittyotic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
:iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanks6plz: Akshay!
browncoat4life Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yer most welcome!