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Wessley Anne Kinder 03 by jamesdawsey Wessley Anne Kinder 03 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 2 0 Silifrey New Version by jamesdawsey Silifrey New Version :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 6 0 Wessley Anne Kinder 02 by jamesdawsey Wessley Anne Kinder 02 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 3 0 Sylvan Wind Dancer by jamesdawsey Sylvan Wind Dancer :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 7 0 Cave-Fishers-Wife-01 by jamesdawsey Cave-Fishers-Wife-01 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 6 0 Farah-Kadan-Face-Color-01 by jamesdawsey Farah-Kadan-Face-Color-01 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 1 0 Farah-Kadan-04 by jamesdawsey Farah-Kadan-04 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 0 0 Rough sketch of my Dragon Age character by jamesdawsey Rough sketch of my Dragon Age character :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 7 4 Baron Samedi RGB Flat 01 by jamesdawsey Baron Samedi RGB Flat 01 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 1 0 Fan-Dima-Sketch-01 by jamesdawsey Fan-Dima-Sketch-01 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 4 0 AlistairAndZevran01 by jamesdawsey
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AlistairAndZevran01 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 0 0
HulkSulk02 by jamesdawsey HulkSulk02 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 3 3 LoneWolfAndBub2013-07-09 by jamesdawsey LoneWolfAndBub2013-07-09 :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 3 0 Fortune by jamesdawsey Fortune :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 2 0 Shockwave by jamesdawsey Shockwave :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 14 2 Viridian by jamesdawsey Viridian :iconjamesdawsey:jamesdawsey 22 12


Race Bannon by dusty-abell Race Bannon :icondusty-abell:dusty-abell 167 27 Amongst Us 20. Concert (4) by shilin Amongst Us 20. Concert (4) :iconshilin:shilin 703 37 Amongst Us 18. Concert (2) by shilin Amongst Us 18. Concert (2) :iconshilin:shilin 641 39 Amongst Us 12. Cooking by shilin Amongst Us 12. Cooking :iconshilin:shilin 736 30 DnD portrait: High Hopes Low Rolls! [SPEEDPAINT] by ABD-illustrates DnD portrait: High Hopes Low Rolls! [SPEEDPAINT] :iconabd-illustrates:ABD-illustrates 2,653 73 A Pilot and Her Artefact by zazB A Pilot and Her Artefact :iconzazb:zazB 219 22 Amongst Us 4. Morning by shilin Amongst Us 4. Morning :iconshilin:shilin 887 59 ANKH SUL : She's the One by Kme
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ANKH SUL : She's the One :iconkme:Kme 316 11
Exercise 48 Results: Painting Blood Step by Step by CGCookie Exercise 48 Results: Painting Blood Step by Step :iconcgcookie:CGCookie 16,361 179 RPGenerations 18 by Nezart RPGenerations 18 :iconnezart:Nezart 88 21 Work phases by Nezart Work phases :iconnezart:Nezart 40 9 OC Redesign: Lineup by SOLIDToM OC Redesign: Lineup :iconsolidtom:SOLIDToM 18 3 Drawing for my Daughter by timmhenson Drawing for my Daughter :icontimmhenson:timmhenson 7 10 The Big Adventure by zazB The Big Adventure :iconzazb:zazB 1,929 262
What's difficult about perspective for you?
Hello there fellow deviants,
Perspective is probably one of the most difficult concepts in art to grasp. I suppose pretty much everyone has or has had problems with it, even some more experienced artist. I can tell you I'm not exception to that. Even thought I wasn't extremely bad at drawing, it still took me 6 years to even figure out where I needed to work on before I could address the deeply rooted issues I had.
I have basically based all of my artistic understanding on perspective and 3D. Although I can't say I'm perfect in my execution, by looking my gallery you can see that pretty much all of my drawings tries to convey the feel of depth and 3D. I think that's one of the factors that make my drawings stand out and maybe you also feel that way. Drawing depth has become a second nature for me.
You may also have noticed that I have about four tutorials (depending on how we define perspective) that tries to explain a thing or two about perspective. I have also few practices/demo
:iconnsio:Nsio 436 61
ANKH SUL : Aileen and Anaire by Kme ANKH SUL : Aileen and Anaire :iconkme:Kme 1,342 55


Wessley Anne Kinder 03
Updated the look for my Tiefling sorceress. It took several iterations of being unhappy with the curling horns to just give up and draw straight ones, and now she looks like the character 'feels' when I play her. :)
Silifrey New Version
My friend's Barbarian character for the D&D campaign we're playing together. My art, done in Procreate on the iPad. Took just under 6 hours from sketch to final illo.
Wessley Anne Kinder 02
This piece took me about six hours, including sketching and re-drawing once I finalized my concepts. I'm really proud of how it came together, and I'm thinking I'm just about ready to start taking commissions again. Wessley Anne Kinder is a level 2 sorcerer, who was named after the Westerly wind that drove the storm she was born during. She has ambitions to captain her own ship, someday, and is adventuring to try and find her fortune and possibly a crew!

If people want me to sell prints, I can tweak the background on this one and re-upload it with a more print-friendly layout.


James Dawsey
United States
This weekend is Anime Weekend Atlanta!

My friend Dan Houser and I will be doing arts for people. It will be fun!

I hope to see you there.

I have lots of awesome stuff just coming up around the corner with Vigilance Press, but I've been too busy to update here as often as I should... sorry.

I should probably post during the day, when I can think of clever things to say... nitenite, folks!


PS- Stop by at AWA and say hello!
  • Listening to: Stan Bush
  • Reading: My Journal
  • Watching: Doctor Who (series 5)
  • Playing: LEGO Harry Potter
  • Eating: Sukiyaki!
  • Drinking: Tea


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lao-wa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
jamesdawsey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014

Your work is wonderful!
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
jamesdawsey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Thanks for all the great art! Keep it coming! :)

giadrosich Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, James. Thanks so much for your recent visit and the fave. It is greatly appreciated! :D
jamesdawsey Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thank you, man! I've loved your art since meeting you in person at the Georgia Renaissance fair/festival years ago (was in the company of Aaron Vester at the time)(Assuming this is the same Giadrosich I met those years ago, and I think it is). I sat and sketched at your booth for a little bit, talking art with you. Your stuff is just gorgeous and I love the depth of that piece in particular. :) Keep it up!
will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for watching!
jamesdawsey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thanks for making awesome arts! :) Maybe we can work together sometime!
CherryRiceSammich Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the Watch!
jamesdawsey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
No problem! :) Keep up the arting!
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