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2018-03-18-Devilsmixture by SethApophis
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2016-12-10-Flower-01 by SethApophis 2016-12-10-Flower-01 :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 2 0 2016-09-04-Messerschmitt-Me-109 by SethApophis 2016-09-04-Messerschmitt-Me-109 :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 1 0 2016-07-30-Catched a little devil-01-Colored by SethApophis 2016-07-30-Catched a little devil-01-Colored :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 0 0 2016-07-18_Catched a little devil-01-BW by SethApophis 2016-07-18_Catched a little devil-01-BW :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 0 0 2016-02-28-Fanart Patrick Stewart-01-002 by SethApophis 2016-02-28-Fanart Patrick Stewart-01-002 :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 3 0 2016-02-08-002-FanArt Luis Royo by SethApophis 2016-02-08-002-FanArt Luis Royo :iconsethapophis:SethApophis 1 0

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Since my childhood, drawing was my greatest passion.
While I grow up, I wanted more than just pencil and color-pencils.
Looking at the work of artists like Boris Vallejo, Don Lawrence and Alberto Vargas, I bought in 1982 my first painting-stuff, like oil-paint, brushes and a airbrush.
Then came the great surprise, … I appeared to be allergic for the oil-paint, ink and all the solvent you can imaging what is necessary for painting and airbrushing.
So, that was a great disappointment to me.
So I gave up this hobby, because I still wanted more than just working with pencils and color-pencils.  But still, so once in a while I tried to pick up, this great hobby, which was such a great passion to me, I even bought a second airbrush in 1990.
So unfortunately I gave up definitive in 1992.
In the mean time I became a bit a computer-freak, new hobby, lol.
In 2007, my little daughter asked me to draw a Spiderman picture for her from a very small picture on a toys-package. Ten minutes later I finished the drawing. I was surprised by myself what I did. It appeared that I’ve got drawing still in my fingers.
Almost at the same time I read, that some big artists like Vincente Segrelles and many others were working digitally.
Also almost on the same time, I discovered the artist Luis Royo, from that moment on I’m a big fan of him, his art inspired me so much, that I only wanted to draw and paint, no matter what and how.
So I bought a Wacom Pen Tablet, I already had a scanner.
I started to draw with pencil on paper, scanned the pencil drawing and colored it on the PC. I was satisfied with this kind of working.
But some people in my neighbourhood react, when they heard I did the most work on a computer like, ”Oh did you do that whit a computer”. Like everyone could do that kind of work, if they use only a computer.
In early 2008 I read in a book of Finlay Cowan, for a quick sketch of an idea he had, he uses watercolor-paint.  I’ve always seen watercolor-paint as a kind of child-toy, stupid me. So I bought watercolor-paint and made my first watercolor painting and I liked that. For the second one I searched my old airbrushes and bought watercolor-paint-paper. Later I also combined watercolor-paint with pastel-chalk.
Seems I found my way, the traditional art gives me more satisfaction than the digital art, despite that the traditional art is easier than the digital art to me, so digital art is art for sure. I only miss the Ctrl-z in the traditional art.
Until now and for a future while, my paintings are study, learning and experimental paintings, to grow in and to create a own technique and style. For that reason I upload my work copyright-free. If else, I will place a big watermark or something on it.
Because of a busy job and family life, it takes me long time to finish new work, so visitors of my work, please be patient with me.

I would like to make paid artwork orders.
Contact me for orders.

With Kindly Regards, …

Seth Apophis

Email; sethapophisSethApophis

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Skype; awkruidhof

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Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2009-11-20
1st updated, 2010-10-17
2nd update, 2010-10-20
Last update 2010-11-13
  • Listening to: Clan of Xymox
  • Reading: Perry Rhodan
  • Watching: Home Cinema
  • Playing: Unreal Tournament '99
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Coffee


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Netherlands
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Print preference: Glossy full color
Favourite genre of music: New Wave, Dark Wave, Electronic, Gothic, Classic
Favourite photographer: Me
Favourite style of art: Dark, Gothic, High Tech, Science Fiction and lots more
Operating System: Windows XP and Linux Ubuntu
MP3 player of choice: HTC P3300, Nintendo DS and Carradio
Shell of choice: Mangaan
Wallpaper of choice: Dark pattern
Skin of choice: Light with summer freckles
Favourite cartoon character: Tom & Jerry
Personal Quote: Weekend


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Strooitje Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your :+fav: on 'Strung', Arnold

The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.
Publius Syrus

Here you'll find the second of the serie 'Strung':…
AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
imaginante Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks Arnold for the FAV
greetings from CHILE
SethApophis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Daniel, ... your welcome, you make very nice drawings, keep up the good work.
W. k. r.
westernweirdo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave ^^
SethApophis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
HappInesFactory Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks for faving:)
SethApophis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, ur welcome and LOL, u2 thnx for almost the same fav.
HappInesFactory Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
lol yeah :lol: no problem
katia-iva Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Photographer
Hi, thank you for the :+fav: :)
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