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Happy NewYear19 by Leochi Happy NewYear19 :iconleochi:Leochi 7 7 Little Shepherd 2018 by Leochi Little Shepherd 2018 :iconleochi:Leochi 12 10 Huevember Dark Grey by Leochi Huevember Dark Grey :iconleochi:Leochi 7 7 Huevember Blue Green by Leochi Huevember Blue Green :iconleochi:Leochi 8 11 Huevember Cool Red by Leochi Huevember Cool Red :iconleochi:Leochi 11 6 Huevember Orange by Leochi Huevember Orange :iconleochi:Leochi 7 5 Huevember Ultramarine by Leochi Huevember Ultramarine :iconleochi:Leochi 9 4 Huevember Venetian Red by Leochi Huevember Venetian Red :iconleochi:Leochi 5 2 Come Little Leaves by Leochi Come Little Leaves :iconleochi:Leochi 9 7 Inktober 31 Candy by Leochi Inktober 31 Candy :iconleochi:Leochi 5 13 Inktober 30 Costumes by Leochi Inktober 30 Costumes :iconleochi:Leochi 5 5 Inktober 29 Bat by Leochi Inktober 29 Bat :iconleochi:Leochi 5 5 Inktober 28 Pumpkins by Leochi Inktober 28 Pumpkins :iconleochi:Leochi 8 4 Inktober 27 Candle by Leochi Inktober 27 Candle :iconleochi:Leochi 10 6 Profile by Leochi Profile :iconleochi:Leochi 8 12 inktober 25 Bones 26 Spider by Leochi inktober 25 Bones 26 Spider :iconleochi:Leochi 5 4
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PLEASE DO NOT USE MY WORK IN SLIDE-SHOWS or for any other purposes. Thank you!

Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery! :heart:

Sorry, but I don't allow downloads/prints of my art.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-FanArt-11 by VladislavPANtic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-FanArt-11 :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 310 13 CLOAKS and CAPES tutorial - Kickstarter is LIVE! by EtheringtonBrothers CLOAKS and CAPES tutorial - Kickstarter is LIVE! :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 608 14 The Most Beloved Star by VladislavPANtic The Most Beloved Star :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 96 7 Joyful Friends by VladislavPANtic Joyful Friends :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 111 19 Wren 2 by Missy-MooMoo Wren 2 :iconmissy-moomoo:Missy-MooMoo 186 123 TUTORIALS BOOKS are on KICKSTARTER NOW! by EtheringtonBrothers TUTORIALS BOOKS are on KICKSTARTER NOW! :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 383 7 A long tailed tit by Missy-MooMoo A long tailed tit :iconmissy-moomoo:Missy-MooMoo 309 185 How use SHADOWS! Kickstarter has 22 days left! by EtheringtonBrothers How use SHADOWS! Kickstarter has 22 days left! :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 374 0 How to THINK when you draw LIGHT RAIN tutorial by EtheringtonBrothers How to THINK when you draw LIGHT RAIN tutorial :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 450 11 Bunny by moussee Bunny :iconmoussee:moussee 150 25 How to draw LIGHTNING and ELECTRICITY by EtheringtonBrothers How to draw LIGHTNING and ELECTRICITY :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 487 12 Lotus Fairy by sean93vn Lotus Fairy :iconsean93vn:sean93vn 182 7
Anatomy of the Human Face
Digital Art Week
Mirror, Mirror...
Faces are most definitely the one thing we see a lot of in our life, and yet, many artists struggle with drawing them.
To be fair, faces are one of the hardest things to draw, as they are not like landscapes, where it doesn’t matter if a tree is a few centimetres off in height or width or even position in the painting. If you move any of the facial features just a little too much to the right or left, up or down, a portrait immediately looks strange, if not completely wrong. And that’s just one hurdle, because the individual parts that make up the face pose a challenge, too.
In this article, I’ll be going over exactly those things: The anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears, and how to draw them accurately, as well as their position on the human face and head, to hopefully give you something to sink your proverbial teeth into.

So grab a drink and get comfortable, because there&
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How to avoid common mistakes while drawing horses
Digital Art Week
Hi everyone,
Today I'll be writing about how to avoid common mistakes while drawing horses.  
If you're not used to drawing horses, or you haven't studied their anatomy extensively, you're likely to make one or more of these common mistakes.  Let's learn how to avoid them so that your horse doesn't end up an eccentric mess like this guy below.  
(gif by ThetaDonaldson)
This kind of applies to anything you intend to draw and not just horses, but I can't stress this enough so I felt the need to include this here.  
When I talk about using references, I mean work from photos or real life.  Please don't use other artists art as references, you'll merely learn to copy/make their mistakes.  
Here are some great horse stock artists to get you started:
:iconvenomxbaby: :iconcolourize-stock: :iconchunga-stock: :iconlumibear: :iconequine-resource::iconfillyrox:
I've seen a fair few drawin
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Fur and Hair: Types and How To
Digital Art Week
Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Art Week! I'm Ahkward, a digital and traditional artist. I'm currently a freelancer and resident artist for Wacom and Graphixly (Clip Studio). Essentially I help out at conventions by demoing the tablets and art software. :'D efelidi invited me to talk to you guys, so here I am! Our Digital Art Week this time will focus on animals, creatures and humans! I'll be covering fur and hair done digitally, specifically in Clip Studio, but if you are savvy enough, this will all apply to other digital programs as well! Let's get started.
Digital Fur: A Variety of Looks

Fur is something that you can do any numerous ways. First I will cover a few ways to do few in terms of methods, then I will go over how I do fur in my own artwork. This tutorial is about a sort of cel-shading using gradients, airbrushing and the smudge tool. I will also cover the lineart process showing examples for the sp
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How to THINK when you draw FORESTS (part 1 of 4) by EtheringtonBrothers How to THINK when you draw FORESTS (part 1 of 4) :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 621 17



Watercolour paper review
Watercolour Paper Comparison by Leochi


Tested brands in alphabetical order:


Arches 300gsm NOT 100% cotton

Canson Fontenay 300gsm NOT 100% cotton

Canson Montval 300gsm NOT 100” acid free cellulose

Centenaire 300gsm NOT and rough 100% cotton

Daler-Rowney Aquafine 300gsm NOT 100% acid free cellulose

Fabriano 300gsm hot press 100% cotton

Lanaquarelle 300gsm hot press 100% cotton

Saunders Waterford 300gsm NOT 100% cotton

Hahnemühle ,12 different papers,will be listed and reviewed separately

Hahnemuehle Watercolour Paper Review by Leochi


My watercolour paper collection has been steadily growing throughout the years. Some of them are used on a daily basis and others haven’t been touched yet. Therefore I’ve decided it’s time to give them a closer look and to discover more about their properties and whatever special features some of them might surprise us with.


The best kind of watercolour paper is made of 100% cotton rag. To prevent bleeding the paper needs some sizing. This means gelatine is added to the paper pulp and to the surface of the sheet.  Studio range papers are usually made from high quality wood cellulose sometimes with the addition of varying percentages of cotton rag. Some papers are manufactured from bamboo, esparto grass or other natural fibres.


Some papers are mould-made and some are produced on a machine. The mould-made papers have irregular edges and are usually more expensive than machine-made papers.

The thickness of watercolor paper is indicated by its weight, measured either in grams per square metre (gsm) or pounds per ream (lb).

Watercolour paper is most commonly offered in following weights:






European papers are usually





The standard paper usually is a 140lb paper.  There are thinner and thicker papers, but they usually aren’t in stock at smaller retailers and might have to be purchased by special order.


Thinner paper will need stretching if you don’t want it to buckle.

140lb paper is the most economic choice because it’s thick enough not to buckle too much and still more affordable than thick watercolour board.


Watercolour papers can have three kinds of surfaces: hot press, cold press and rough.


Hot press paper is very smooth to the touch. It is mainly used for wet on dry techniques and allows very fine detail.

Cold press paper (also called NOT) has a fine tooth. Texture may vary from brand to brand. Cold press is a lovely all-purpose paper that allows larger washes and finer details. It’s therefore the most commonly offered paper. 


Rough paper comes in two varieties. Some rough papers have a very textured surface, others have a smoother but cloudy texture called “Torchon”. Rough watercolour paper takes water very well and allows for dynamic wet on wet techniques. It’s usually not very suitable for detailed work due to its coarse texture although Torchon may allow some rather charming results with finer brushes.


Most watercolour papers are off-white. Some like Arches and Fabriano satin are more yellowish, some others like Saunders Waterford appear more white. Some companies offer some “extra white” versions.

Watercolour paper is offered in blocks, pads, sheets and rolls. Rolls are the most economic option, glued pads are the most expensive. Sheets are my favourites because I can cut them to the size I want and they're nice and flat. Retailers often have a cutting machine in their shop, so one can cut large sheets there. Some online retailers even offer to cut largers sheets into smaller sizes:…



Links that might be useful for more detailed information:




Canson Fontenay…


Canson Montval…




Daler-Rowney Aquafine…







Saunders Waterford…


The following list might be useful to you:
Working with watercolours: Collections of links and hints
Working with watercoloursWorking with watercolours.
A collection of hopefully useful hints and links:
It seems preposterous to make a tutorial about working with watercolours and telling people what to do and not to do. I suppose that each artist is very unique in his/her approach to the matter. Some will work in thin, transparent layers, others will prefer the strong colours that come out of tubes. Some will never condescend to use black and others will use it all the time. There are purists who never would dare touch any white or use other media to reinforce their pics and give them more depth.
Well, my personal opinion is: try out what you like, study the works of classics like Constable, Dufy, Nolde, Schiele and many, many others and then do your own thing. ☺
A few little hints that may help you in the beginning:
Use the VERY BEST brush you can get. Sable brushes are wonderful to work with, you can achieve very thin lines and broad strokes just with one thick brush.
Vegans don't like to use animal pr

Collection of Advice about DrawingIf you want to start drawing seriously without attending an art school, you will need to at least get yourself some guidance in form of books.
Here's a collection of books I'd recommend in the beginning:
Betty Edwards: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Very interesting concept that enables you to perceive drawing from an unusual perspective and that gives you lots of ideas and exercises on how to hone your skillls.
Ron Tiner: Figure Drawing Without a Model
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version:
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing


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Many thanks for faving "Winter Comes to the Moors". It is much appreciated, as is your continuing support. :icongladlikeplz:
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Thank you for the fave!
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:heart: :) many, many thanks from my heart for the faves on my Inktober drawings!!! it means a lot to me and Inktober wouldn't have been as fun without the support of cool DA artists!! :huggle:
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Many thanks for adding "How to Eclipse a Mini!" It is greatly appreciated, as is your continuing support. :love:
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