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Mark Stewart
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Assassins Creed drawing by markstewart, visual art

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Stones in graphite by markstewart, visual art

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Jimi Hendrix by markstewart, visual art

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Darla in graphite 2 by markstewart, visual art

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Insomnia 6 in graphite by markstewart, visual art

Artist // Traditional Art
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 9 years
My Bio
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait and figure. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year i come to the end of that journey. One thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time because with every step forward i take i discover more challenges and questions that i need to understand ... i guess the learning never stops but it also does not get any easier.

Over the past 5 years i have worked hard and daily on technique and used references only with that in mind. If i need to work on some part of my technique development then i would use a carefully chosen reference to aid me. My aim is to produce drawings that are realistic in nature but highly stylised, i also very much want them to be recognised as drawings and not mistaken for photographs. I tried that photo realism path and i felt i was not growing creatively. The photo would dictate what i did when i wanted to allow myself the freedom to experiment and take risks and create my own interpretations and i personally learn more that way. I know many who travel the photorealism road and i watch with respect many and thoroughly enjoy watching their journey ... we all take our own artistic journey in the end though and each path is as valuable an experience as the next, there is no right or wrong ... just the freedom to be creative in our own way.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail or note me ... my e-mail address is found at the top of this page.

Have a great 2016 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

Favourite Visual Artist
So many, mostly the old masters
Favourite Movies
The life of Brian, LOTR Trilogy, from Dusk till Dawn .. movies by the Coen brothers or Terry Gilliam, that sort of thing
Favourite TV Shows
Not a lover of TV .. it numbs the brain
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Blues, classic rock, Alternative, Indie, Punk (UK), Classical
Favourite Books
Hitchhickers guide to the Galaxy series
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams Of course
Favourite Games
So many ... ok, Skyrim ... there i said it.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Graphite Pencils
Other Interests
F1, reading, music, gaming and drawing and good company with friends.

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When you come back pls. submit these wonderful birds of prey deviations to our group's gallery ArsRapax | DeviantArt since we will gladly feature them. I've collected them for you here in this favorites folder with your username: Orphydian - Hobbyist, General Artist | DeviantArt

Its a shame you haven't done more as this thematic really suits you.

If you have video time-lapses, speed-paints, tutorials etc. on how to

paint bird of prey pls let me know as well!

You can also join us if you like birds of prey or birds of prey art!

Hi mark you still out there ........Nev

 Happy Birthday to You. 
Happy Birthday :-)
:cake: Happy Birthday!! :cake:
Happy birthday friend Mark hope all is well with you ...another year almost over ...miss your art ..Nev
fantastic art work - your paintings look like pictures which were taken by camera - this is perfection