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Intuition by MarcusThomas Intuition :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 7 1 Mursi 2 by MarcusThomas Mursi 2 :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 5 1 Clarity by MarcusThomas Clarity :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 8 1 Johnny Tsunami by MarcusThomas Johnny Tsunami :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 1 0 Shine by MarcusThomas Shine :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 3 0 Self-Portrait (2018) by MarcusThomas Self-Portrait (2018) :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 5 2 India 2001 by MarcusThomas India 2001 :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 3 0 Departed by MarcusThomas Departed :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 6 1 The Untitled One by MarcusThomas The Untitled One :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 3 1 Mursi by MarcusThomas Mursi :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 10 1 Woke by MarcusThomas Woke :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 11 3 Silence by MarcusThomas Silence :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 10 3 Try Again by MarcusThomas Try Again :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 16 1 Mind games by MarcusThomas Mind games :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 11 2 broken by MarcusThomas broken :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 25 2 Forgiving the Unforgivable by MarcusThomas Forgiving the Unforgivable :iconmarcusthomas:MarcusThomas 172 30

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Is Reference Bad?
I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
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Guns and Ships by shoomlah Guns and Ships :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 4,461 142 Deharme BRUSHES / Photoshop-CC by Deharme Deharme BRUSHES / Photoshop-CC :icondeharme:Deharme 13,810 719 Dylan Dog MATER DOLOROSA page 92 93 by GigiCave Dylan Dog MATER DOLOROSA page 92 93 :icongigicave:GigiCave 454 7 Edge by reikureii Edge :iconreikureii:reikureii 189 15 Little Gifts by Castaguer93 Little Gifts :iconcastaguer93:Castaguer93 2,366 52 BRUSHES by AaronGriffinArt BRUSHES :iconaarongriffinart:AaronGriffinArt 26,659 1,399 Age meme by Melloque Age meme :iconmelloque:Melloque 201 15 Overwatch_Dance of the Dragons by LifelessMech Overwatch_Dance of the Dragons :iconlifelessmech:LifelessMech 5,350 212 Beware The Weight Of The World by Ascending-Storm Beware The Weight Of The World :iconascending-storm:Ascending-Storm 2,909 0 Chandra, Flamecaller by Rhineville Chandra, Flamecaller :iconrhineville:Rhineville 444 15 Undertale by JimboBox Undertale :iconjimbobox:JimboBox 3,850 271 Undertale : Hopes and Dreams by Sa-Dui Undertale : Hopes and Dreams :iconsa-dui:Sa-Dui 5,214 144

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Intuition
I loved how this bad boy turned out. I haven’t digitally painted without reference in quite some time so it feels good to have something that completely came from my head.
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Mursi 2
2.5 hour speedpainting. Experimenting with varying brushes different coloring techniques.
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Clarity
Even through the darkest clouds the sun will always be there. Even through the darkest circumstances God is still there. But it’s hard to see sometimes.☁️👁☁️
“The Arrow” EP by @andymineo is really something special. I have no doubt the rest of the chapters will be excellent. I wanted to commemorate it’s release by doing a digital painting based on the song “Clarity” because it’s exactly how it's how I've been feeling recently mostly in a creative sense. I’m pretty sure that 400,000 of the 440,255 streams on Spotify are now mine since I kept listening as I drew to get the feeling of the song right.🤔😅 I’m seeking clarity in particular places in life and it really resonated with me. This picture captures some themes and feelings from some of the other songs on the EP and if you haven’t listened to “The Arrow” EP yet you definitely should. Well done, Andy.
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Shine
Don’t envy the fame and success of others and compare their life to your own. You’ll take an L every time you play that game. Take it from me. Believe in yourself first before looking for others to do it for you.

I'm still growing.

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Marcus Thomas
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Hey there everyone!!
So check this out... I'm a pretty chill guy... I love video games... art (duh)... pizza...and Jesus... I'm on DeviantART for 3 reasons:
1: To post drawings of the things I love
2: To support other artists
and 3: To impact people through my art ministry and to have a fun time doing it :)

I've been on this planet for 20 year now, and throughout my short lifetime God has impacted me and placed many things on my heart to share with my peers through my art. Now, I can finally share those messages with the rest of the world! I hope to impact others with these messages and I pray that through the help of all arts, talents and movement of the Holy Spirit to reflect my creator with my creativity :) Enjoy!
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StewCat52 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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Aw0 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
My GOSH man! Your art is amazing!! :0
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Stanwuuz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
Your art is deep as the ocean man! Loving every bit of it! :D
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PaD12 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with 20000% you deserve way more watchers ... i hate deviantart for that xD
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B-Angelo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO!!!!!!!!
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TrashcanAlphys Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your painting style!! God bless you.
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themindofGlover Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast of lights and darks in your more powerful art pieces. Also, the symbolism you use in them as well. GOD bless. 1 love.

SG4
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ForestHymn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work, I'm so happy to see Christian artists on DA, giving to others and glorifying God! :w00t:
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