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J. Campbell
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • United States
  • Deviant for 20 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
:icondigital-art-club: :iconenchantedforest:

Hello and thanks for stopping by my gallery. I'm not sure how or what to do here so I guess I'll just introduce myself.

I'm an aspiring digital artist, can't stand the clutter/mess of traditional art, who loves fantasy and sci fi stories. I'm not a naturally gifted artist. My only gift is a kind of tenacity that won't let me quit trying to improve. I love looking around the galleries here in DA. There's a wide variety of techniques and skill levels.

I'm very excited about working on art right now. In the past my 2nd greatest hurdle when it comes to creating artwork has been frustration from a lack of consistency. (the greatest being lack of talent) I was rarely able to replicate the quality of a piece in the follow up. I've been reading a book called "Zen Guitar" by Philip Toshio Sudo that's really helping me to apply zen to my artwork. (the book's written specifically for playing guitar, but it's pretty easy to apply to anything you want) I've read several books on zen over the years but they've never really made sense before. I'm pretty sure this is because there are some big differences between the eastern and western mindsets, ie a whole different set of givens. It seems to me that Sudo applies the principles from from a western mindset or at least translates them so I can understand them. It's amazing how freedom from past mistakes and worrying about how things will be perceived by others in the future has increased my productivity.

Please feel free to critique my work, I appreciate the help figuring out what I did wrong so that I won't make the same mistake again. No comment on similar mistakes :P If you want me to return the favor you'll have to ask, I'll stop by and visit everyone who helps me out but I've learned not everyone appreciates constructive criticism as much as I do.

Try to look at the things I say in the friendliest possible way. I've got an odd sense of humor and a quirky way of looking at things, so if I say something that offends please realize that isn't my intention.

Current Residence: Utexafornia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Favourite genre of music: The best of all of em
Favourite style of art: the visually powerful stuff
Operating System: Mo FO ras a frasin Windows Vista grumble grumble growl
Favourite cartoon character: Saka, pronounced with an aka
Personal Quote: The cleaver man finds fault in others, the wise man seeks to understand them...

Favourite Visual Artist
Brom(contemporary) Da Vinci (classical)
Favourite Movies
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Jack Johnson
Favourite Writers
William Gibson by a hair, split 4 way...
Favourite Games
Rockband/Guitar Hero III
Tools of the Trade
Painter X + Wacom
Other Interests
storytelling, philosophy, Aikido, a little bit of everything
Been away for a while. Golf got a hold of me and didn't have much time for anything else. The Golf gods have released me from their service, or at least granted me some freedom for a time. And art is calling me again!
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Been away for a while and I'm starting to feel the urge to draw more. I'm trying to come up with some guidelines to help me stay motivated. These things are really basic, most artistic types find them incredibly redundant, but I'm a bit Autistic so I tend to see things differently than most people which makes for very odd artwork. #1 Confidence is king #2 Proportion, Proportion, Proportion #3 Simple owns detail #4 Balance #5 Value trumps color #6 Emotion is important #7
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Giant Heads!!!

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I need to draw more chibis.... or in my case big headed ppls First 5 requests get free chibis 1- ~kclcmdr ( Supergirl in Hotpants :thumb119340816: done 2- :iconookami-688: Nightcrawler: new rough in my gallery 3- Open 4- Open 5- Open Golf has has dominated most of my time recently so updates have been very slow, sorry folks CLUBS :iconenchantedforest: :iconDigital-Art-Club:
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Grattytood 4 dA WATCHitood, dood!
Thanks for the Watch!! ^.^
Thanks for watching!!!
Thanks for the Favs
you're welcome =D
Thanks for the watch! Much appreciated.