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The Art Of Patrick Reichel
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My Bio
Current Residence: Winterberg, Germany
Favourite genre of music: Filmmusic and Epic Hollywood Metal (or something like that)
Favourite style of art: Traditional and PHOTOSHOP 7.0.1
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
MP3 player: SONY Walkman
Favourite cartoon character: He-Man!!!
Personal Quote: Never give up hope!

Favourite Visual Artist
Ciruelo Cabral, Boris Valejo, Larry Elmore, Philippe Buchet
Favourite Movies
Dragonheart, Over the Hedge, How to train your Dragon
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Rhapsody Of Fire
Favourite Writers
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Favourite Games
"Metriod Saga", "Devil May Cry", "Star Trek Online", "Borderlands"
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS3, PS2, NINTENDO DS, GameCube, SNES, PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, inks, colored pencils, markers, brush and acrylics
Other Interests
Art, Fantasy, Soundtracks, Heavy Metal, Candy (no, I'm not fat!)

ReptileCynrik's deviantART: NEWS

ReptileCynrik's deviantART: NEWS

Patrick Reichel aka ReptileCynrik at deviantART Recent NEWS: June 2nd, 2020 "COVID-19 and a new deviantART look" Hello, crazy times... weird times... uneasy times... but rest assured: I won't go away! Thanks for following and watching my art! Take care and stay safe – Patrick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ARTWORK UPLOADED: "Lonely Louis" MY ART STATUS: "Dragon Rider" (Traditional REPTILE ARTWORK) [25%] "Heroes and Darkness" (Fantasy Soundtrack) www.reptile-universum.de/repti… -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATUS ON COMMISSIONS, TRADES, etc. I'm not doing commissions, art trades or any kind of requests!! Please don't send me notes about commission openings! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME...! I'm not doing "personal memes" or "You-got-tagged-journals". But you are always free

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MethylCalmHobbyist Traditional Artist

Hello. I have a question.

How do you keep up with the inspiration to do illustrations?

In the recent years I had problems with people that broke my goals as artist and I feel less confident in art nowadays.

ReptileCynrikProfessional Traditional Artist
Well, that is very difficult to explain... if I can explain it, anyway.   :-(

I suppose there are a few simple rules or aspects:

1.) Draw only when YOU feel like it - not when other people tell you to do it.
2.) Draw only for yourself (except you're drawing a gift).
3.) Don't pressure yourself to "get it done"... draw only when a special idea hits you.
4.) Don't "mass produce" art - sometimes less is more.
5.) Think about a "story" behind your art - and the story continues step by step.

This works for me, anyway.

I usually have no real "plan" when it comes to artworks these days... I just wait until something hits me.

For example... the recent BEASTARS fan artworks I've done... I watched the show and HAD to draw it!! ^^  
That was just fun. Something fresh!

Or take this artwork here:
Unholy Ritual by ReptileCynrik
I only knew two things back then when I started this piece:

1.) I wanted to draw a scene at night (cool atmosphere)!
2.) I wanted some mages doing some stuff because they'd have some cool light effects!

And THAT was it!
This simple idea turned into much more... step by step. At first I wanted this to take place in a cavern... in the mountains... but the composition sucked!! So, I thought about a forest (we have lots of woods here) and that was perfect!

It's not easy but the best way is not to force yourself like "I need to draw stuff!!!!!".
Nope.
Just think about a challenge or an idea... and let it hit you.
If it doesn't... so what? Next time then.  ^^ 
No rush or stress.

You're honestly one of my favorite Scalie artists out there to be honest

ReptileCynrikProfessional Traditional Artist
Aww, that's really nice of you to say... you flatter me.  :-) 
Thank you VERY much, I do my best.  ^^
And as you can see (check the recent submission)... even I have to get better and have to try new challenges!   
;-)
And the ONLY good thing coming from the CORONA situation is... I had more time to draw stuff.
Time well spent, I hope.

Anyway, take care of yourself!
^^
Pantomas-PGHobbyist Photographer

Dein Neues Video ist toll,

Lätst du das bild auch hier hoch?

Pantomas-PGHobbyist Photographer

Ich sehe grade, Hast du schon ;-)

Happy new Year, Patrick!