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Mia -- very interesting effect in this photo. The longer I take to look at this image, the more I like it. The way you have pulled your...

I really like the framing in this shot. He's down in the lower third (half?) of the frame, but that gives all the space around him to b...

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Just to echo the comments made by *Philbear, I love the way you layered the curves between the hills, her back and arm, and the sand. Y...

This is one of those shots that grows on you, in a weird sort of way. It's powerful contrast between the brooding power of nature in th...


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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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Today, at my school, a freshman attempted suicide on Friday right after school. This is a serious matter that should not be ignored or be pushed away. I have known many people who committed suicide. Unfortunately, my organ donor was one of them. He shot himself in the head on March 16, 2012. I lost many friends from suicide. Luckily, the boy survived and he is currently in a mental facility.
As I noticed, someone made a hate group of me. While I thank my watchers for standing up for me, harassment is not the way to go to solve issues. Please consider that there have been cases where dA members would commit suicide over cyber bullying. I understand that I am being bullied as well by Kees, and my watchers and I are doing the best we can to handle this on Discord and on deviantART.
Telling someone to go die is seriously not okay. You have NO clue what the person is going through. In a sad sense, Kees is telling me to go die, etc, and he has no clue what it's like for me on a day-to-day ba
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Charles Tryon
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I have had a passion for clay and sculpture for as long as I can remember. Though I grew up in a very technical and computer oriented family, some of my fondest memories are of summer pottery classes at the local art museum. In college, I took a turn toward mathematics and computer science, and over the next 35 years, I followed a fulfilling and profitable career as a Software Engineer. However, I never forgot my love for sculpture.

I am still amazed by the pure joy I experience when I have my hands in the clay. I find that my work communicates on many different levels, from the practical and utilitarian to a simple reflection of the beauty I see around me. It may expresses a response of hope or fear or love, or it may be a simply reflection the little kid inside of me at play. For me, clay and sculpture become a language to express thoughts, emotions, or insights for which I have no words.

As much as I love to create with clay, I also love to teach others to experience that same joy. Young people are naturally drawn to clay, even when their technical skills are simple. With a little bit of instruction and encouragement, they quickly gain the confidence that they too can create something of value. Clay is such a malleable material that the art flows naturally from their active imaginations.

More recently, my journey has been discovering what it looks like to integrate the truth of my relationship with Christ, and my expression as an artist. I am learning to let the creative process develop in such a way that it reflects the complicated dynamic of my Faith–something which is not always pretty or positive or well understood, but which carries underneath it the reality of Hope.

Thus the theme, “Reflecting faith, hope and beauty through art.”

Current Residence: Fayetteville, GA




Well, made it through my full hip replacement surgery on Thursday (three days ago), and working at getting back up and running again (hopefully *literally* soon!).  Falling a bit behind here on responding to comments and seeing what people have been posting, but should have some time soon to get to those things.

In the mean time, just focusing on learning to walk again without a wobble....   ;-)
WIP: Snap
unfired terracotta clay, 10"
Another piece I've been experimenting with, along the same lines as some of my recent work, incorporated with the wing/fabric/column or whatever you want to imagine it as.  Still feels like a wing here, but with a more forceful *snap* to it.
WIP: Rise Above
Unfired Terracotta clay, 18" tall
Still working on a title.

This figure is about 50% larger than the "Wings" figure I posted a little while ago, which means about three or four times as technically nerve-wracking! :D  However, I like how the figure came out.

(Also, an exercise in trying to create draped clothing effect.)
WIP: Standing
Unfired, high grog "crackle" clay, 18"
So, people have asked me why I mostly do female figures.  I suppose the only way to broaden out is to start trying. ;-)

This figure is larger than I usually do.  The real trick is that he's built over a wire armature which, unfortunately, doesn't shrink along with the clay as it dries.  I've wrapped the wire in paper, to hopefully give it some room to move. The last time I tried to use this armature, the figure just broke apart.  We'll see whether or not the clay cracks and self-destructs this time.
Well, made it through my full hip replacement surgery on Thursday (three days ago), and working at getting back up and running again (hopefully *literally* soon!).  Falling a bit behind here on responding to comments and seeing what people have been posting, but should have some time soon to get to those things.

In the mean time, just focusing on learning to walk again without a wobble....   ;-)



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jpmorrow Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the fav :)
Observer14 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You are always welcome!
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Student General Artist
Nice play on words :D and thank you for the watch!
Observer14 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Student General Artist
Hi your art is nice & I like the occasional Christian themes in them. I am Christian too :)
Observer14 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Yeah, I believe that our faith always works it's way into our art, and becomes a beautiful part of our voice. We can create beauty, reflect truth, and speak of hope in what we do, if we take the time to listen for the "still, small voice".
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Student General Artist
Observer14 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
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ParadisumRediens Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Student General Artist
Beautiful and sensitive work. Thanks for sharing.
Observer14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I'm glad it speaks to you.
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