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Bistre by Saskle Bistre :iconsaskle:Saskle 14 0 Headangle Practise by Saskle Headangle Practise :iconsaskle:Saskle 7 10 Mermay Sketchbook Pages by Saskle Mermay Sketchbook Pages :iconsaskle:Saskle 9 4 Mutant Pteri by Saskle Mutant Pteri :iconsaskle:Saskle 21 4 Mermaid by Saskle Mermaid :iconsaskle:Saskle 19 8 Marshtomp used Mud Bomb! by Saskle Marshtomp used Mud Bomb! :iconsaskle:Saskle 50 10 Martha by Saskle Martha :iconsaskle:Saskle 14 14 Face Book by Saskle Face Book :iconsaskle:Saskle 8 17 #OwnTheTwilight 2.0 by Saskle #OwnTheTwilight 2.0 :iconsaskle:Saskle 51 22 Fairy Fountain, near Kakariko Village by Saskle Fairy Fountain, near Kakariko Village :iconsaskle:Saskle 141 10 Lanayru Road, East Gate by Saskle Lanayru Road, East Gate :iconsaskle:Saskle 56 6 Lake Kolomo with Dueling Peaks by Saskle Lake Kolomo with Dueling Peaks :iconsaskle:Saskle 126 17 Sidon by Saskle Sidon :iconsaskle:Saskle 95 27 Morgana by Saskle Morgana :iconsaskle:Saskle 72 31 Grovyle used Fury Cutter! by Saskle Grovyle used Fury Cutter! :iconsaskle:Saskle 49 16 Getting Ready by Saskle Getting Ready :iconsaskle:Saskle 13 14

Support Honest Critique by JDiPierro .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Something New: Stamp by Flame-of-the-Phoenix

My newest scribbles and doodles, along with some decent work. :meow: I draw mostly fantasy stuff, my characters and other weird creatures, but I also love to experiment with different techniques and subjects. I'm critique friendly, so feedback is always welcome! Go and take a look! :D

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Postcreated Sins Reference Sheet by Sysirauta Postcreated Sins Reference Sheet :iconsysirauta:Sysirauta 294 72 slow life by matabi slow life :iconmatabi:matabi 7,297 348 Caliginous by lulles Caliginous :iconlulles:lulles 1,278 31 Disney meets Warcraft - Hellfire Esmeralda by LiberLibelula Disney meets Warcraft - Hellfire Esmeralda :iconliberlibelula:LiberLibelula 870 51 - Arcanum X (10) - Two spinners - by Losenko - Arcanum X (10) - Two spinners - :iconlosenko:Losenko 198 12 Charizard used Flamethrower! by DiegoPorto Charizard used Flamethrower! :icondiegoporto:DiegoPorto 35 14 Army of Frogs: The Rainbow Serpent Trailer by thatLD Army of Frogs: The Rainbow Serpent Trailer :iconthatld:thatLD 3,175 334 Spectral Anthesis by alexiuss Spectral Anthesis :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 2,064 253 Feet 8 Stock by MostlyGuyStock Feet 8 Stock :iconmostlyguystock:MostlyGuyStock 498 20 concept enviro #2 by Grosnez concept enviro #2 :icongrosnez:Grosnez 363 8 Journey by Grosnez Journey :icongrosnez:Grosnez 730 11
Portrait Painting in Oils
Traditional Art
Hello there, it's a great pleasure to share with you my thoughts and approach to portrait painting. Either you are a begginner, an intermediate or more advanced, I hope you find this article useful and inspiring to some degree. Besides, portraits seldom give us a break, right? Disbelief 
Defining Alla Prima
In this tutorial we will explore the alla prima approach. So, what is "alla prima"? Alla prima is an Italian term meaning at first attempt. In other words it's a direct, wet on wet painting method, using one layer of paint. If the scale allows it then the painting is done before the paint starts to dry. If it's a large painting then you're forced to paint it in parts in the same manner.
Now, this is one way to do it but it doesn't mean it's the only way or the best way to go with it. 
But no matter our approach we have to be disciplined. So let's try some of that!
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Introduction to Gouache
Traditional Art

Definition of the Medium
Gouache is similar to watercolor and acrylic. But it has unique characteristics that differentiate it from both of them.
Like watercolor, it's water soluble and its binder is gum arabic (M. Graham & Co use honey ιn their gouache). The pigment ratio however is much higher compared to watercolor. It's also opaque (containing chalk). However, it can be thinned down to washes and worked just like watercolor. In that form it's less translucent than watercolors but you'll have a hard time to tell the difference. Most importantly it can build up opaque layers.
When it dries - like acrylic - the lights tend to be a bit darker and the darks a bit lighter. It dries fast and flat. Although - unlike acrylic - the opaque layers of gouache can be reactivated with water. Despite the matte look, gouache has a special vibrancy in opaque form due to the high pigment load.
If you work in watercolor, y
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Damn, I wish I had made these! :clap:


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My former collegues of Abbey Games did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit earlier! If you're interested in a little behind the scenes of a Dutch game studio, you can read it here! Most of it is in Dutch, but not all of it! ;)
Headangle Practise
More sizzle from my D&D character, Martha Shevarra the human paladin! I really like drawing her and thinking what she would look like, and then I suddenly thought of this thing betsyillustration has done a while back, so I felt like giving it a shot! It was quite the challenge, the front view and up angle took quite a while to get right. I almost always draw people from a slight angle, never straight front view XD

Here's betsyillustration's empty sheet:
My friend Ra-ooo is organizing a Zoid-themed Original Character Tournament! If you're into robot / mecha animals in space (like Voltron), this might be something for you! :la:
My internship at Abbey Games is over, what a blast it has been! I worked on so many different things: character animations, buildings, trees and shrubs, marketing illustrations, icons and even UI! Still, it'll take a while before I can show my glorious contribution, the soonest things will be revealed is in the first half of 2019. A little patience, my friends! :)

I'm sad it's over, but I guess it's time to move on. I'll be enjoying my summer holidays now and in September I'll start working on my graduation project. Whatever my graduation project will be: I have no ideas yet. I'll just see what happens. ;p

And hopefully, now I have a lot of free time again, I get back on track with drawing and painting again!



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Saskia de Klerk
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Hello! :wave: Saskle here. My real name is Saskia, but that's rather boring, so I go by the name Saskle on the internet now. Or formerly Snashyle. :meow:

Chinese Zodiac - Pig by Sharkfold Scorpio Stamp by SparkLum
:thumb166527603: Lonely by Mr-Stamp

I'm shy. That means I don't say (read: comment) much when I don't have something to say, and I won't spam your inbox with lots of journals. Yes, I'm always very busy with school and stuff, so there won't be any art floods either. You can safely watch me, you won't drown in my art! :aww:

:thumb108802803: Know Me Better Stamp by mylastel
Shy Stamp by Neko-Musume I Talk to Myself Stamp by Latias-Flyer

CRITIQUE ME! No, I mean it. I'm here to inprove, so please say it when you think I should change something in my works. Don't be as shy as I am! :ohnoes: Tell me if you like it and tell me if you hate it. That's the only way we can learn something from it. :)

Critiques wanted by prosaix Art Is My Life stamp by Birthstone

Thanks for your visit! Hope you like my stuffs, please tell me if that's the case. :aww:

Snashyle's Artist Card by Saskle



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mr-macd Featured By Owner 2 days ago

ThanXXX SOOO much for the Llama !

It has come to a good Home!

I shall tend to it and feed it assiduously!

Keep on Creating!

Cheers, Saskle!

Saskle Featured By Owner 2 minutes ago  Student General Artist
You're most welcome! The llama I gave you is a really gluttonous one, but I'm sure it'll be happy under your care! ;)
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Your gallery shows tremendous skill and imagination, I enjoyed viewing it all.
Saskle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it! :heart:
khepribug Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama, and I love your style!
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