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Sunshine on Leith by valkea, visual art

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Kannonlahden Puro by valkea, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 17 years
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My Bio
Current Residence: Edinburgh
Favourite genre of music: protogothic
Favourite style of art: nah
Operating System: mac
Favourite cartoon character: Jasso Kissa

Favourite Visual Artist
Varies. Currently Braque and Rothko, Dorothea Tanning maybe.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Mr. Cave & Mr. Cohen, Wilco, The Gaslight Anthem is a recent discovery
Favourite Games
Laser Squad Nemesis
Tools of the Trade
oils, charcoal, conte, pencil, gouache, digital
Other Interests
Painting, medievalism
One of the things I’ve been happiest with in Edinburgh is how active the art scene is over here. There is a lot going on from Urban Sketching to the very friendly if packed Leith School of Art. There are also a couple of very nice series of life drawing classes, which I try to attend semi-regularly. Unfortunately due to corona virus lockdown business can’t go on as usual. Like so many other things, these events are moving online. On the positive side, this of course means that you can join them from wherever you are in the world :) So, if you want to check out how we roll life-drawing-wise, here’s your chance. Reconfigur
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Inktober 2019

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This is a bit out of my comfort zone, since I don’t really work in ink normally and haven’t done something like this before, but I hereby promise to take part in Inktober: make an ink drawing every day and post it here. More: https://inktober.com/rules
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I came across this article recently: The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr. Today, sharing art on social media is like running on a treadmill forever. At least, that’s how illustrator Lois van Baarle describes it. “You have to post constantly,” Van Baarle, who got her start in the early aughts on DeviantArt, explained. “Otherwise, the algorithm decides you’re not interesting, and will not show your posts to your followers.” Before big tech shepherded the vast number of online users onto a handful of sleek websites, there was a scrappier internet—where offbeat chat
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Your figure drawings are amazing!!

Oh, thanks :)


If you’re interested in seeing newer ones, you could check out my instagram page: valkea6. I stopped posting my figure drawings on dA as not many people here seem interested in them...

I don't do Instagram, sorry!!

Hey,

Thank you for the watch. -Cam :-)

You’re welcome :) Always happy to watch, talented new traditional artists to the site... especially since it’s felt so quiet recently

Many thanks again. :-D

Thanks for the watch :)