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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I've been drawing all of my life. Mainly one subject - Star Wars! As a kid that was all I ever did, but I only used one HB pencil! Then I stopped for 10 years. I then got the urge to start again, but this time I wanted to do it properly - using different shades of pencils! I did a sketch of my cricketing hero of the time, Ian Botham, of different moments of his career, finished off with an original poem. I sent this to him and he loved it! He sent me a letter back saying how much so. I then showed a friend of mine a copy of the artwork, who then asked me to do a golf painting for him. At this stage I had never used paints before in my life and had no intention to either, but I thought about it and got some advise from a local art shop, who recommended acrylics. So I did a Star Wars painting and it worked. Then another friend wanted to buy this piece off me. I declined as it was my first ever painting, however he commissioned me something else and my second ever painting was a sold one! So I have taught myself over the years, doing a range of originals and limited edition works, and sell a lot of my art at specialist shows at the NEC and Milton Keynes. The funniest thing? I still haven't done that golf painting yet for my friend!!

Favourite Visual Artist
Drew Struzan
Favourite Movies
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Shawshank Redemption
Favourite TV Shows
Knight Rider
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Michael Jackson, The Police
Favourite Books
Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, Dark Force Rising, The Body Farm
Favourite Writers
Patricia Cornwell, Timothy Zahn
Favourite Games
FIFA Series, Batman: Arkham Asylum
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox 360
Tools of the Trade
Acrylic paints, pastels, pencils, pen and ink
Other Interests
Huge fan of Chelsea FC
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Some approved cards from the upcoming Star Wars Chrome Perspectives 2 set for Topps
Original Topps Star Wars Masterwork artist return card. Painted with acrylics. Available here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391058068141?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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BonePenArtHobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to know if you are on tsu dot co? There is someone who postet art from you, the "BB-8 Awakens."
On tsu you can earn money with your own content but it is not allowed there to post stolen art there, so this is why I ask!
TurbopuustiHobbyist Photographer
Awesome gallery Worship 
LadyArtsyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for allowing your wonderful portrait of Elvis into the gallery at :iconelvis-the-king: Its beautiful and a wonderful addition to the collection.

~Founder
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Coconut-CocaColaStudent General Artist
Hey there!!! Thank you for joining and welcome in the club :D!!!
I luv your work
solman1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much - much appreciated:)
Super-SkittyStudent Writer
You, sir, have astonishing talent. I'm sorry, but I just had to tell you that. I would just place a thousand compliments on each of your magnificent drawings, but I'm scared I'd run out of things to say and end up just repeating myself. But you really should know - you are honestly amazing.