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My Bio
Hi all, my name is Arlene. I'm a self-taught pencil artist and I started to draw portraits 9 years ago, there has been a gap of 3 years somewhere in between in which I did nothing (drawing that is). I don't draw that much because I need to focus on studies, but when I draw I focus on portrait art and this has actually been fanart most of the time. I try to be as realistic as I possibly can and still have a lot to learn. Since I draw so little the learning process is a bit slower than I want it to be, unfortunately.

I love tv-shows. Castle is my favourite show at the moment and Stana Katic is someone I draw a lot because she's amazing as Kate Beckett, and well...amazing in general and a beautiful person inside and out. She's the queen of facial expressions and I want to capture those expressions in my drawings. So a lot of my current art features her. I've not been able to step away from drawing her yet so expect some more drawings of her in my gallery somewhere in the near future ;)

I love comments :la: so don't be afraid to leave them ;)

Don't use or post my art anywhere else without my written consent. Thank you!

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Favourite Visual Artist
Fabian Perez, Andrew Atroshenko
Favourite Movies
Anna and the King, Australia, Contact, One Fine Day, loads of movies about culture, history etc
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Damien Rice, MoZella, Eva Cassidy, Angus & Julia Stone
Favourite Games
Strategy games, like Anno or Settlers...I also have Sims 3 moments, or point and click games :P
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, super nintendo (cuz I still have one)
Tools of the Trade
Pencils all the way!
Other Interests
tv-shows, art, drawing, archaeology, films, music, theatre. In no particular order.
Hi guys, just wondering. Are any of my watchers sculptors? I've just started sculpting a little face out of super sculpey firm (which is amazing stuff btw). Now, I haven't sculpted anything since I was 10 years old, and never something as realistic at this, so I could use some pointers. Does anyone know any good tutorials I can use as a beginner? Like, what kind of tools to use for what... I have dentist tools, so I can work with that. Also, I'm especially looking for something that can show me how to sculpt eyes. I'll be posting some of the work in progress in my gallery so you can see what I am working on :) Thanks in advance!
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First of all, a happy new year to all (pfew, just made that in in time ;) ) Second, it is three weeks until February (sorry for rushing, haha) which is the month in which the "heART For Charity" auctions are held! In case you have no clue what "heART" is about, check out their website! Their first auction in 2010 was very successful. 13 talented artist participated that year, including me, and we raised £650,- for SA-YES! We are hoping to be just as successful (if not more) this year! So spread the word and check out the amazing artwork that will be up for auction this year and start saving! You can also follo
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I have opened a new Facebook Page for an art project I decided to do. From mid July onwards I shall draw one facial expression of Kate Beckett per episode of Castle. I will post around 3 pictures per episode and you will decide through a poll which face you want me to draw! So if you're interested, go visit my page, like it and spread the word! Page:
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I work for a Castle's  French web magazine entitled Heat News :
I am responsible for writing an article about an artist who usually draws Castle's fanarts. It would be speaking about my last crush. And I found your drawings. I just find them  wonderful. So, I would like to interview you for the magazine, if you agree of course. Thank you.
Hi Mariane, for when do you need this interview?
We have time for the moment. At least a month I think. But I could send you some questions from time to time by email if you agree, as I usually do.
Thanks for the fav!
Thank you very much for the fav