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Teacher I by MiStr8022 Teacher I :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 8 1 More peace reflect more true III by MiStr8022 More peace reflect more true III :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 9 2 Lucy by MiStr8022 Lucy :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 4 0 More peace reflect more true II by MiStr8022 More peace reflect more true II :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 6 0 More peace reflect more true I by MiStr8022 More peace reflect more true I :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 4 6 Dangerous hobby by MiStr8022 Dangerous hobby :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 4 0 Inside testify outside by MiStr8022 Inside testify outside :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 13 5 The second one to utilize by MiStr8022 The second one to utilize :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 9 0 What a nice raincoat by MiStr8022 What a nice raincoat :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 8 0 Wheel of life by MiStr8022 Wheel of life :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 54 22 Step to the center by MiStr8022 Step to the center :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 9 5 Power of nature by MiStr8022 Power of nature :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 13 6 Knowledge by MiStr8022 Knowledge :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 30 8 Still in usage by MiStr8022 Still in usage :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 11 2 To have a rest by MiStr8022 To have a rest :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 10 6 Used to join. by MiStr8022 Used to join. :iconmistr8022:MiStr8022 35 15


Ray Charles by doguinha Ray Charles :icondoguinha:doguinha 75 28 Gaviao by doguinha Gaviao :icondoguinha:doguinha 97 26 My Husband's Blue Eye by joniwagnerart My Husband's Blue Eye :iconjoniwagnerart:joniwagnerart 128 18 Look in my face by Lukas1212 Look in my face :iconlukas1212:Lukas1212 5 0 Remembrance by FaeryWing Remembrance :iconfaerywing:FaeryWing 94 37 Rick  Daryl Portrait by SubliminAlex Rick Daryl Portrait :iconsubliminalex:SubliminAlex 241 104 Wet pebbles (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai Wet pebbles (Pencil) :iconpaul-shanghai:Paul-Shanghai 261 85 Jennifer Aniston by ChrisWoottonArt Jennifer Aniston :iconchriswoottonart:ChrisWoottonArt 774 404 Pencil portrait of a happy smiling girl by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of a happy smiling girl :iconlatestarter63:LateStarter63 181 109 Pencil portrait of two girls from Da Lat by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of two girls from Da Lat :iconlatestarter63:LateStarter63 142 77 Rooster by zephyrxavier Rooster :iconzephyrxavier:zephyrxavier 175 59 Macallan 18 by zephyrxavier Macallan 18 :iconzephyrxavier:zephyrxavier 144 38 Strasburg - Railroad by toniart57 Strasburg - Railroad :icontoniart57:toniart57 900 202 Candi Cangkuang by toniart57 Candi Cangkuang :icontoniart57:toniart57 331 81 Dodge Viper srt10 by V-Ist Dodge Viper srt10 :iconv-ist:V-Ist 121 44 My rose by flak2013 My rose :iconflak2013:flak2013 102 46



42x30cm commission artwork.
Used 3H~8B graphite pencil,
2B,B mechanical pencil,
knead-able eraser
and paper blenders.
Base on customer's request I smudged the 
background all around.


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My name's Michal Straska. I was born in a small town situated in the downhill of mountains Little Carpathians called SMOLENICE, in Slovakia. But I grew up in the adjacent village HORNE ORESANY. I spent most of my puerile free time in the intimate wood with my friends playing various games and by nature and sky observation during day and night time. These childhood experiences and bearing on natural scenery interested me so much, I studied this kind of specialization at university too - Landscape engineering.

During these studies occurred my first art touches. Meanwhile school lessons I drew sketches in my linked commonplace paper notebook, instead of writing notes in it. I usually finished them at school hostel. These first drawings were landscape's sceneries as I saw them in my mind - waterfalls, streams, mountains' peaks, rivers and all with different kinds of greenery. Pending the studies I also drew two portraits. One was a portrait of our roommate, a little bit as a joke, and the second was the portrait of mine.

As I graduated and got employed, I totally neglected of drawing and the enhancement my skills. But everything changed, when there was working on part-time job in our labour a girl named Veronika. It was november 2009. She saw my sketches, which I carried in my bag as an afterthoughts, and among them the two portraits. Immediately she asked me to draw her. I was a little bit scared. I hadn't drawn for 6 years. She was pretty and I didn't want to fall short. But after a few seconds faltering I agreed. I wasn't gratified with the final portrait of her at all. But after I showed the drawing to her, the reaction totally astonished me. She was pleased and enjoyed it a lot. This reaction PUSH ME FAR. Afterwards, I drew another portrait. It was "Bill Cosby". And I was astonished with the progress comparing it with the Veronika's portrait and into the bargain the period between them. It was only about 5 hours. Immediately as I finished it I drew next one. It was another great actor - "Hugh Laurie". And thereafter another portraits. I started to public my drawings on my personal facebook page. Many friends and colleagues saw my works and were stunned with them. Immediately wanted to draw something for them. I agreed. Those were my first orders. Of course they were free of charge.

As I drew more, I begun to be more and more interested in drawing techniques. I logged on different drawing's forums, e.g.,, I was starving for knowledge about drawing. I read various manuals and studied many video-tutorials to catch as much I was able. So I do nowadays. But my main teacher, I have to mention, have been during my whole drawing career drawing practice.

Favourite genre of music: all - it depends on the mood
Favourite style of art: Realistic (later maybe photorealistic)
Favourite cartoon character: Naruto
Personal Quote: ~The Only thing to realise all your dreams is TO WANT.~



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RobertoJK Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019
Always an honor when a talented artist adds me to their watch list :w00t:
steveluxford Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2018
Thank you so much for the watch.
I would also like to thank you on your comments on " my attempt at the Wheel of Life"
I have been told by other very good artists exactly what you said "try to make my dark shades darker to give my pictures more depth". As you noticed I do tend to struggle with this.

Thanks again for your comments

MiStr8022 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
My pleasure.
:) (Smile) 
firlie-de Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Saw your Picture Recycling in the Book "Strokes of Genius"
Chapeau !!!!
MiStr8022 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
Thank you so much. 👍
Mr-Springserpent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for the +watch!  :)
MiStr8022 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
My pleasure. 👍
chenleidrawing Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
You draw veey good,l like your drawing.😃😄😊☺
MiStr8022 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
Thank you very much. 👍👍👍
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