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I'll be streaming tomorrow! (Around Sunday 11 AM here in Melbourne). I've been given permission to stream some work I'm doing for Shattered RPG which will be awesome to share with you guys. Drop in and say hi and feel free to ask any questions. Would love to see some friends there and meet some new ones! :)

I'll post an update closer to when I go live to make sure everything is working ok!
See you then :)
Rhys.

twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign.
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p
I'll be streaming tomorrow! (Around Sunday 11 AM here in Melbourne). I've been given permission to stream some work I'm doing for Shattered RPG which will be awesome to share with you guys. Drop in and say hi and feel free to ask any questions. Would love to see some friends there and meet some new ones! :)

I'll post an update closer to when I go live to make sure everything is working ok!
See you then :)
Rhys.

twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign.
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Deviant since 6th April, 2005 (On my old account). 10 years, that's a long time!!

What does your username mean?

It's just my name :) although my username was 'shutupandwhisper' for a long time, which I thought just sounded funny. But when I started working professionally, I wanted people to remember my name to link me to my art.

Describe yourself in three words.

Always trying (to) improve. Whoops I cheated :D

Are you left or right handed?

I'm right handed.

What was your first deviation?

This was it.. it's hilarious seeing all my work on my old account :P
Full Moon by rgriffiths

What is your favourite type of art to create?

I like to create art which gives someone an experience. Not just showing someone something.. but letting them experience it. If the viewer doesn't feel like they're there inside the image, then I consider myself to have failed. And I really like realistic spins on ancient history most of all. 

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Character drawing fo sho! Or Sci-Fi as well, which I'm really no good at XD

What was your first favourite?

This was, on my first account. Gotta love cliche eye close-ups :D
Eclipse Of My heart by I-Heart-Photo

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Most of the time I use my favourites as benchmarks of things I'd like to be able to do myself. I regularly go through my favourites and remove anything which I think I can do better than. It's a good way to see trends in things that you're weak at, and to help yourself improve. Most of the images in my favourites at the moment are characters or character-focused environment pieces.. I guess that's pretty telling :)

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Maciej Kuciara is hands-down my favourite artist, and he does have a deviantart account I believe. Craig Mullins is up there too but I doubt he bothers with this site :) 

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Hehe well meeting Maciej Kuciara would be a good start, wouldn't it? I would also love to meet :icondisheveledloan: who I met here on deviantart many years ago and have kept in touch with since. Hopefully I can take a vacation to Serbia in the next few years to meet her :)

It was also great making friends with :icongreyradian: and :iconjaikart: at the prize ceremony for The Order: 1886 competition and I still talk with them regularly!

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Well I wouldn't say impacted my life... but :iconmeaty: definitely was a huge inspiration for my art when I started doing digital art. I started by doing photomanipulation and digital painting seperately, and Meaty really inspired me with his art to be creative about photomanipulation, and create things that didn't exist in real life, out of photos. Only 2 or so years ago did I start combining those techniques together, and it definitely shows through in my work.

What are your preferred tools to create art?

A Wacom Intuos and an iMac or MacBook Pro. I find Macs fantastic to work on (despite hating on them for a long time) and I sold my Cintiq 24HD in favour of an Intuos better I think it's much more convenient to use. 

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Well there are not many places to create digital art unless you want to go wild and paint Digital plein air :p .. But I do create much better art working from home than I do working in-house at an office or studio. 
What's really inspirational for art though, is travelling. The best artwork is drawn from real experiences, and you don't get any new or exciting experiences to work from when you're stuck at your desk all day :D Travelling through the slums of Asia, seeing the beautiful architecture of France, and walking on top of the world in the Himalayas is what has really put the most perspective on my artwork.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

The finals of The Order: 1886 Competition was awesome! I got flown to Sydney in a luxurious hotel and driven around in a super expensive car (which the driver crashed after picking me up from the airport, oops that was awkward!) and then hung out with :icongreyradian: :iconjaikart: and :iconabz-art: at some sort of wierd opening night for the game. 

Now it's your turn!

Copy and paste these questions into a journal, put your own spin on the answers, and title the journal DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Post it to the Deviant Events category and use the#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire tag when submitting.

Thank you for reading!! :D (Big Grin)
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p
Hey guys, come and join me in 3 hours at twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign where I'll be doing some live paintovers and answering questions!
Hope to see you all there :)
Rhys.
Hi everyone!

I finally got Twitch.tv working on my Macbook Pro, and I'm ready to do some paintovers!
I'll be streaming this Sunday at 5 PM Western Standard time.. which is 7 pm for us Aussies, 11 am if you're in Germany, 10 am on Sunday if you're in London, and well.... around 5 am or earlier for some states in America (sorry.. can't please everyone :p). Don't worry though, if you miss the stream I'll post a link to the videos the next day.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their artworks for a paintover, I got some really cool pieces sent in and hopefully I can teach you guys a lot! 
Also, if you missed my last journal but you'd like me to do a paintover of your work to help you improve, you're still welcome to send in a picture to me (either note me with a link to your work, or e-mail me at rhysgriffithsdesign@gmail.com).

Hopefully I'll see you all then! (at twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign)

Rhys.
Hi everyone!

Heres a sneak peak of a painting I'm working on - I'm going to stream the rest of this painting in about 1 weeks time.. Feel free to tune in, watch and learn, and ask questions!
I'll also do some paintovers if you guys like?
If you want me to show you how you can improve.. send me your best work (to my email - rhysgriffithsdesign@gmail.com, title:PAINTOVER ) and I will try and get through as many as I can. Open to all skill levels - no one is above or below critique! Would love to do some paintovers for some higher skill level artists too. 
I'll find a platform that keeps recordings saved in case you guys miss your paintover and want to rewatch it later.
Let me know what you think :)

Rhys.

Hey guys,

I really like teaching and sharing the knowledge I've picked up over the years about concept art and illustration. I've been thinking for a while about making some video tutorials.
Would anyone be interested in watching a tutorial if I made one? And if so, what would you like to see?

Usually I spend about 15-20 hours on a piece - I'm happy to document the whole process from start to finish, broken into a few parts. Or I can can create some specific tutorials on incorporating photos into your painting, or how to create interesting lighting, use perspective, or making your art feel real. Or perhaps just some short 20-30 minute tutorials on smaller things. 

I'm also not sure whether to do them live on livestream.com, or to prerecord them and then voice over and let you guys download.

Let me know what you think :)

Rhys.