I admit I'm biased when it comes to artwork/drawings/paintings of me. I really don't think it's an ego thing for me, in fact it may be the opposite in that it helps me see in myself what I would otherwise never see and that feels good to do sometimes. Still, I'm not going to suggest in any way that I can be objective about artwork I was that directly involved in. I'm not, and I know it.
Despite that and still, there are sometimes works based on my reference, or live modeling, or whatever, that particularly make me pause and think "I like that!". This is one of them and I don't think it or the artist is getting enough attention so I decid
Who and/or what in the hell is devart (https://www.deviantart.com/devart)? I know the obvious. It's somebody hiding trying not to let their identity be known while annoying deviantart customers. And, yes, that's exactly the way I see myself here, as a paying customer! And, to make matters worse, I'm paying to ONLY offer a FREE service to artists! I'm way beyond sick and tired of being harassed by the morons running this site just so I can offer a service. DAMN YOU GUYS ARE SOMETIMES CLUELESS AND OBNOXIOUS!
Now, with that out of my system, maybe, we'll see where things go from here. In the meantime, expect at least these deviations :thumb150816481: :thumb110082354:
This drawing :thumb146224068: so inspires me that I can't help but do a quick feature of the artist, ~NettaP (https://www.deviantart.com/nettap)
Great work, and thanks NettaP (https://www.deviantart.com/nettap)!
I'm sometimes asked questions by others curious about art modeling so I thought I'd refer those so inclined to a recently written book by a good friend of mine, called, of course, "The Art Model's Handbook". It's packed with great information and as far as I know is the only book of its kind. It would be a great resource for anyone curious about what art modeling is really like and what all it entails.
For more information please see the author's own journal entry about it at http://andrew310.deviantart.com/journal/25217773/
I know I've been kind of quiet here for a bit. It's because my main computer has been giving me fits, and now it seems it has pretty much given up the ghost entirely. So, it may be a while before I can get things rebuilt and be very responsive here (I know, no cheering ;)). I did/do have backups of just about everything, and the machine is supposedly still under warranty, but getting it all figured out and rebuilt is likely to take some time.
Just thought some might want to know.