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Askar Noble IV by deWitteillustration Askar Noble IV :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 10 1 Warhammer Albion - Pillar of Og Agog by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - Pillar of Og Agog :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 13 8 Warhammer Albion - Alfrithr, the Red by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - Alfrithr, the Red :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 24 9 Warhammer Albion - Ternoash the Deceiver by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - Ternoash the Deceiver :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 14 9 Warhammer Albion - small hillfort (inked) by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - small hillfort (inked) :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 10 5 Warhammer Albion - small hillfort by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - small hillfort :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 10 6 Warhammer Albion - Vaia of the Belenii by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - Vaia of the Belenii :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 34 7 Commission - Kegiz Gavem Hold Guardian by deWitteillustration Commission - Kegiz Gavem Hold Guardian :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 22 7 Commission - Roscrean Noble by deWitteillustration Commission - Roscrean Noble :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 13 9 Migration Period Germanic noble 6th C. AD by deWitteillustration Migration Period Germanic noble 6th C. AD :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 27 8 Warhammer Albion - The King of the Giants by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - The King of the Giants :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 21 8 Warhammer Albion - Draoiorix by deWitteillustration Warhammer Albion - Draoiorix :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 33 12 Commission - T9A Maphria Dread Elf by deWitteillustration Commission - T9A Maphria Dread Elf :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 14 7 Askar King by deWitteillustration Askar King :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 14 8 Ozhite soldier 2 by deWitteillustration Ozhite soldier 2 :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 13 5 Ozhite infantry by deWitteillustration Ozhite infantry :icondewitteillustration:deWitteillustration 22 12
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Matthew Klaas de Witte
Artist | Traditional Art
Canada
Illustration/Fine Art

Contact Me illustration/fine art/commission: matthew_dewitte@yahoo.com

if you're a deviantArt member just note me!

If you want to follow me on Tumblr: treesarewhispering.tumblr.com/
If you want to follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew…
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Interests
Certain tropes from fantasy permeate into our reality whether we like it or not, and it often takes objective assessment to realize these are not real. Now, I'm no romantic and I do realize that this sort of topic is regularly peddled by people whose ideology I generally do not agree with. But these differ.

There is no completely evil antagonist

During the liberation of the Netherlands My Opa was told by a fellow soldier that he had to picture enemy soldiers as rabbits (as an aid) or else he could not shoot them. I find this a fitting allegory. We intentionally demonize people we fight in order to get around the idea of them becoming a victim to terrible things (though obviously rabbits are no demons haha). These demons do not exist! They are not truly demons, this is a necessary act of ignorance to distract ourselves from feeling guilt and having to address emotions we do not want to confront or experience. It's also much easier than having to learn and understand someone else, as hatred is so simple. Despite how evil someone has become, (without having to debate morality or illustrate the finer points of this individual character) they are still humans, they have deep backgrounds, reasons for doing what they do, they love and someone loves them, they feel in the same way as you, the commonalities you might share with an "enemy" are shocking. If we truly addressed this in our personal ideologies we would likely not be so quick to seek conflict with one another.
Fantasy (and religion) in a way has taught us that there is a true evil, and it is obvious to identify. (We are supposed to think critically and exclaim that this is simply a trope before we pass judgement but we do not. It instead enters our subconscious.) It wears black spikey armour, grey skin, horns, and does some sort of taboo act to gain power. It has no redeeming qualities. And we bestow this onto our enemies. We then take this back into our own storytelling and it comes full circle.

I would like to see writers address moral ambiguity in their own stories as I try to do with mine. I think that a great writer can confront you with this reality, like the story of Askeladd from Vinland Saga. Not just for the importance of escaping ignorance and even worse: willful ignorance. But to shake off absurd tropes.

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Hey hop on over to my Instagram: treesarewhispering.instagram.com  and follow me if you have an account, I've been uploading some ballpoint drawings you might be interested in which are drawn on my work breaks. Which do not scan at all! In the meantime this still is the best place to look at non-phone resolution artwork. 



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FAQ

First things first, this FAQ may come across as blunt, but it is important to note that art is hard specialized work that I need to make money off of to get by. 

How do I contact you about work I want done?
If you are a deviantArt member please send me a note 
If you do not have one you can send me an e-mail to: matthew_dewitte@yahoo.com
Or on my art page on facebook at: [link]

PLEASE DO NOT discuss the work outside these venues. Especially when it comes to your home address or method of payment etc.

Why does he say "Don't Post anywhere else without my permission"?
-I will not find out about any feedback made on the piece (WHICH IS INVALUABLE TO ME) or how popular it has become on said site (which I really would like to know)
-I can't be sure you will cite it as my work or link it back to my page.
-I have had people rename my work to make it about what the person who is posting it wants it to be about. It is not about that thing! If you really want I will explain it to you!
-White supremacists and their ilk really like my work, and I don't want them posting it or even reblogging it. Myself being fair-skinned, light haired, and Germanic it is important for me among infinite other reasons that my work is not associated with such a movement.

"What do I do if I see your work posted elsewhere?"
If you see my work reposted but not cited you may notify me, direct them to this FAQ, or instruct them to please cite me as the artist.

If you are going to post my work, credit me and link back to either my deviantart, or the respective site that you posted it on, (like tumblr, or facebook). FB:  [link]  Tumblr: treesarewhispering.tumblr.com/ Instagram: treesarewhispering.instagram.com/

Unfortunately I have seen my work often on google searches when I'm looking up references so this is going to happen more as time goes on. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to, but it still bothers me, and I don't think there is an artist who it doesn't bother. 

If you find someone who is profiting off of my work in any way, or is taking credit for my work, using my work in an ad, or has printed my work, then we have a whole other world of problems. I would then like you to come up with a creative insult for them, and then post it everywhere on social media that this person is a thief. If worst comes to worst I would have to handle the issue legally. If you see anyone profiting off my work notify me immediately.

Where do I follow you if I'm not a deviantArt member?
You may follow me on Facebook, or Instagram the links are below. I also sometimes post about upcoming art and thoughts going into pieces. This is mostly for people who do not have a deviantArt account.

Do you do requests or art trades?
If you want an idea or character of yours depicted you will have to pay.

Will you work for free?

No. No compromise.

This includes:
-Exposure
-"I don't have the money now"
-Contests
-"When this makes money I will pay you"

Can I use your work for free?
(To reiterate) it may not be used in any media (even if you are a not-for-profit organization) unless you pay to use the image with money, for which a contract must be discussed. The exceptions are obviously posting the image online which I generally can't control anyway. 

If you have any questions about the previous statements, or wish to know anything feel free to ask. 


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:iconmigueldm90:
Migueldm90 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday! :) (Smile) 
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:icondewitteillustration:
deWitteillustration Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmigueldm90:
Migueldm90 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You´re welcome.
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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deWitteillustration Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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deWitteillustration Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Zousha Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :D
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:icondewitteillustration:
deWitteillustration Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear De Witte - enjoy many happy returns and DO try to leave the Mead Hall standing after the celebration is done!;) (Wink) 
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