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Rhŷn Williams
Artist | Varied
United Kingdom
Welsh Artist | Celfyddwr Cymreig ô/from Tudweiliog
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- Awarded a Distinction [Art & Design] at Parc Menai (collage) Bangor / Cymru 2007 (+ Peter Prendergast award)

- Bachelor of Fine Art with honours [Art & Design] Howard Gardens University at Caerdydd / Cymru (UWIC) 2010

Never be envious of other people's work, learn from them, inspire to be as good or better than them, no matter what the canvas or materials are made of, express what burns in your mind and invite others to sample it.
You are a collective memory bank that is capable of twisting and manipulating events that distorts reality, it's great to produce perfect-looking pieces, but they do not speak to others as well as works that show emotion in the mark-making, and always use references to guide you!.
What's important is that you do not lose focus, do not lose hope and eventually, it will all pay off, if you are passionate about something, you're going to have to work hard to reach it.

I'm an adviser for DeviantArt.
My goal was never to draw photo-realistic art, in fact I just wanted to create works that just looked nice to look at, so when I got to the stage where I was able to draw good-looking pieces, I then wondered how far could I push myself, so I started to study how other artists drew their works, I learnt quite a bit from them, once I reached that level of realism, I fell back because I believed I had reached my goal, I no longer wanted to follow that route, so now I just draw whatever I can in any style/detail I desire.

As for where to start.. just draw anything, get to know your environment, it's really important to draw from objects around you in 3d and translate that onto a 2d surface, this teaches you to understand your spacial awareness, it doesn't matter how badly you suck at drawing, the point is that you have made an effort, a conscious attempt at creating something.. this means that the more you draw, the better you'll become, although you won't see a difference immediately.. but I guarantee that if you keep at the drawing and push yourself further.. each year that passes you'll notice the difference.

Drawing shouldn't be a comfy chair to sit on, it should be done standing up, your mind should be uncomfortable at first, this is because your brain has never worked in this area before, by drawing continuously, new neurons rip open new paths enabling you to access parts of your brain that is dormant, the more you draw, the larger that part grows.. ultimately, you need to stay aware, stay focused, learn to listen to fellow artists, learn to observe their mark-making, learn to drop your ego and to admit that your work needs improving, a good artist is NEVER satisfied with their previous work, they may feel it's 'good enough' but each work teaches you something new

final thoughts; just go to your local museums, get close to a painting and study the brush-strokes, smell them, experiment with paints/pencils, watch tutorial videos, join art groups, but the most important of all, just draw something, you'll know how to draw realistic art in the future if you apply yourself, if you know your stuff, you don't need to trace from photos, your mind knows where everything goes.  

If you learn all of this without going to university, don't waste your money going to one, almost nobody who looks for artists to commission from needs to see a qualification..
The only time you need an art degree is if you plan on teaching, don't believe the hype that creative qualifications gets you places, it almost never does, people seek raw skill, that alone with get you places. use that money instead.. on renting a cheap studio or buying art materials.

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Any donation is greatly appreciated and will help me buy art materials etc to further my work.

If you do donate, thank you so much!

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When my page reaches 600K page-views, I'll be giving away 5 free prints of my work to my watchers, more info when it reaches that amount. good luck!


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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner May 2, 2019   General Artist
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GawkInn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Professional General Artist
Heeeey, thank you so much for the watch! I hope you continue to enjoy your time at the inn <£ 

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Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019   General Artist
Most welcome, love your stuff
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