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Drawing as a way of life.
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Tonal space of Sylvette
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Prosthetic Skull
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Nearly Developed Gosling
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Tonal space of Sylvette
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Ronald
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Prosthetic Skull
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Nearly Developed Gosling
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Sekhmet
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Anna
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Wakefield to London
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Byrne and Jeffs
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The Bather
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Sylvette
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Background concept
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Enzo's Wok
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R.A.T.
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LightA2
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Aesthetically...
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Wrapped Vessel Fire Color
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sasha, 3
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Cityscape 1
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Enough of all that stuff.
Right, so now I've finished with all that edumacation business there's the small matter of making a living to attend to full time. Earlier on today I was doing caricatures at a community festival in Southgate which was great fun. My 'stall' (table) was the most popular thing going on there for some time and the reactions were great. Because I was there under the auspices of the event organisers I was obliged to give the drawings away so I have nothing to show you all, unfortunately. On the other hand it was great practice - a bit like being paid fairly nicely to do a super-intensive life drawing class! I'd be happy if I could pay my way in li
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New Blood :: D and AD Awards
D&AD New Blood - Graduating Creatives Exhibition The leading show of its kind in the creative world http://www.dandad.org/education/new-blood.html Exhibition: Tuesday 25 June: 10am - 9.30pm -  Wednesday 27 June: 10am - 8pm Old Billingsgate, 16 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6EA There will be some work from my portfolio in Middlesex University's space, and the set of panels I submitted to the Global Student Awards will be wherever the nominees are displayed. I'll be by my Uni's stand on Tuesday Morning. :: May 31st Back in March I was working flat out for the Stuff-o-meter brief set by DOTT07 for the D&AD Global Student Awards. When
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ArtofDrum|Student Traditional Artist
Hey man, I went to a UCAS fair yesterday and a tutor on the Middlesex Uni stall told me about you. Looked you up and your work is awesome and exactly the sort of thing I'd love to do. Would you recommend the illustration course? :)
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Hi, sorry for not getting back to you, haven't been round here in ages.

That's really nice - was it Nancy? :)

In terms of which illustration course to choose, I couldn't say if the one I choose was better or worse than any other because I only did one! Yeah, I’d say it was good.

I liked my tutors although I was quite argumentative and frequently disagreed with them. I think it was a healthy relationship. :)

In hindsight, I realise that they're not there to be teachers so much as surrogate clients. The most important thing you can learn from them is how to be a professional. Demand these skills from your tutors – the sooner you pick them up the better equipped you’ll be when you leave. It certainly took a while to sink for me after leaving Uni, but I’ve been fortunate since then.

Don't expect your tutors to teach you how to be an illustrator though (or even a draughtswoman) . You'll have to work your butt of to figure that one out for yourself. There are teachers and mentors out there, but I'd be surprised if you found one at Uni.

Good luck :)
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ArtofDrum|Student Traditional Artist
Ah thankyou so much, that's very good advice, I will definitely take what you've said into account,and yeah it was Nancy :) I've chosen to go to a different Uni now but you're advice will be invaluable anyway :)

Thankyou,
Charlie.
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Er - draughtsman, I mean. Sorry mate, I read the sig from the post bellow ;)
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INVITATION
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS AND CARICATURES

- Cartoonists Association from Romania preparing a bigger exhibition.

- We invite you to participate in this cultural project.
For this you need to send the portrait or caricature of Ion Luca Caragiale ([link]) and/or Mihai Eminescu ([link])

- Will be printing a catalog of exhibition. All participants will receive the exhibition catalogue free of charge.

- Digital designs must have 300 dpi resolution and size 21x30 cm or bigger.

- You must send, also, artist photo and a brief biography. They will be printed on the album.

Email Addresses: muzeu_personalitati@yahoo.com ; ionita@personality.com.ro

The deadline for submission of drawings: 15 May 2011.

We wish you much success,
Nicolae Ionita (www.personality.com.ro/ionita.htm)
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You have a beautiful gallery! I especially loved the bird skull sketch - I was looking at it for reference.
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Drerika|Student General Artist
...im too shoeked of ur gallery to say smthng about ...LUWLUWLUWLUW!!!!!:D
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