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Hi there!

Okay guys. It is time for some serious business.
This year I want to make a few steps forward into professional drawing and painting. That is my goal set for this year.

I even made some achievements in the last months.

Rakshazar – Role-play. The first book with drawings of mine was printed in May and presented at the RPG 2012 in Cologne, and is now buyable. For real money! I am so glad and proud, that this happened. And that people like my art. The people from Rakshazar are really cool guys with lots of ideas and passion, putting faith in me, and I thank them a lot for this. I will surely do additional art for this project, with joy.

New Equipment. My „old" 20" LCD-monitor had to make a step aside, when my new EIZO 24" arrived. Both together now give me a huge working space, and I don't have always to move panels or switch between my programs while looking for references or just watching a video simultaneously.   
Additional to that, my old, now nearly ten year old Wacom tablet has to retire. My new one Intuos 4 A5 greatly helps erasing some of the problems I always had drawing digital.

So, I took some steps. But there are more to take. And maybe, they are even harder than the last.

New ways of art. For a long time I somehow refused to dive into digital drawing. Yeah, I had done some digital paintings earlier. But I never felt very happy with them. It always felt slow and imprecise, smudging colours half-heartedly together. On the other hand, it is the future, and while I really like traditional art, like pencil drawings or acrylic paintings, it is obvious that digital art has a lot of advantages (like time and money saving, mixing different techniques…).
I really want to change my attitude, so I am working on making my workflow more digital. This contains a lot of painting, practicing and desperation, but I just have to get through it like every other artist. So no extra shortcuts or more excuses for you, young man.

Networking. I think, this might be my blind side. It is rather hard for me to get in contact with people. I always need a long time before I get "warm" with foreigners, social interactions, conversation and small-talk are not my strengths. So yeah, basically I am that awkward, creepy guy lurking in the shadows at a party. ;D
In the last months I met so many nice people lending a helping hand, giving advice or just wanting the best for me. So I think, I have to rise above myself, and shake my own restrictions. Punching the damn social angst right into its ugly face.

Professionalism. One big hurdle for me is my own attitude. One the one hand I love art, making art, looking at art, talking about art. I think it plays a big role in my entire life. One the other hand, deep down I am a bloody lazy, anxious and passive jerk, who could easily sleep half the day, and play video games and eat candy the other half. So I need to get real. I already spent too much time doing nothing. Laziness is not a good excuse for not having achieved anything in your live.

My goals, I am crawling towards:
- Getting better in digital drawing/painting.
- Connecting with other people
- Getting professional in the art field

Still here, reading? Some tough guy, huh?

Last, but not least I want to thank all of you girls and guys, watching my art, faving and commenting. Although I maybe did not talk or wrote much, or show a lot of myself in the past, I really appreciate this.
Thanks a lot!

PS.: I am very open for every criticism, advice or tip to improve myself!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Fun.
  • Reading: Thor
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Eating: too much ;(
  • Drinking: Water (tons of it)


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I guess, i am just an average guy. Everything i do seems to be average.

But i try hard. I will get better. Someday, somehow...

Current Residence: Liqua -Borca
Favourite style of art: Traditional and vector art
Personal Quote: Erm,... soo... damn...

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MharkNeilCudal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much for the fave :-D your gallery is amazing!!
DareDesignStudio Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving my work -Cheers!
Krinna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favourite!^^
Anubuis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks for the fav,im glad you like it.
you already seem like a very tallented artist dude nothing average about it.
the important part of any art is to have fun and although i do aplode you detemenation towards your art skills,dont allow it to complety run your life...everything in its own time (dilly lama)
DarkBlueArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,

and thank you very much for the kind words!
Sometimes I just feel so old and my art so bad, I often demotivate myself.
So I often have to pull myself out of the mud, which can be hard, too.
Kind words and advice really helps a lot with that! ;D

so long
Anubuis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hey dude i know its been along time sice i replyed but i was in the middle of moving and did not have the said you dident want to join a club just for reconision well i hate to say it but you kinda have to a little...being an artist is also having the coruge to display your art,and im not saying you afraid but it is a good way of letting people see it that usualy wouldent so consider it,you might find it will help you.every one feels that way from time to time about their art but what you have to remember is your art is really good and you are simply to hard on yourself,its about the fun anyway but i do realis that it does come a time where you have to ascess your skill level and work.if you want critisisim well i think you are being to tough on yourself and by doing so you are preventing yourself from improving your art,let it come naturaly and you will see.until then remember that you are an awesome artist if not a little timid.take care man and remember my words.
DarkBlueArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,

wow, thank you for your kind words and cheering up.
Yeah, I am pretty tough to myself, but otherwise I just would linger around the whole day and get to nowhere...
And I am not really afraid of showing my art. It is more like, I don't want to rub everyones nose in it. I am just an unpresumptuous person. But thank you anyway! I will consider your advice. We will see, how far I can fly. :D
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SzarySmok Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice gallery :) Thanks for the fav :)
DarkBlueArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,

you are welcome. Thanks for the :+fav: and watch!
VanLogan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave on my Diablo statue :D
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