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

Favourite genre of music: Rock, Folk-rock, Surf-rock and some Rap (mostly old school)

Favourite style of art: none in particular.. least none yet..

Favourite comic character: Atomic Robo, L.D.B, Superman, Hellboy, The Skullkickers, Spiderman, Batman and many others but these first... and Deadpool FTW! :D

Favourite Book: "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams + "Dune" by Frank Herbert

Personal Quote:
Ripping off, I know, but, "If you take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive."
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.


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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!