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I think it's safe to say that my interests cover a wide range of styles. Here are many works of art I consider inspirational and thought provoking. Take a step inside and see for yourself, you may like them.


The Rapture of the Muse by IT-Hammar

Upon the first glance it becomes evident that a great deal of care and attention has gone into the development of such a complex piece ...


I have the urge to plaster my walls with creativity so I can start the day with wonderful observation



It is cold and beginning to snow again

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 15, 2010, 9:40 PM
Well, it has been a while since I wrote anything here, or even browsed the site as much as I would like. The last time I wrote in this journal, it was cold outside, and it is again, forecast more snow over the next couple weeks.
A few weeks back I managed to get through quite a few of the deviations those I watch had submitted. I will be going through the rest over the next couple of weeks, I will be up to speed with them then.
A fair few people have added some of the works to their favourites, I'll thank you all collectively now…

:bow: :D many thanks to all

…and then individually later. Haven't had much time to answer everything, just the odd comment here and there.

I have new art to submit, but I may leave it until the new year.

  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: B.O.B & Hayley Williams - Airplane
  • Reading: What I am currently writing
  • Watching: Eureka
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Coffee


United Kingdom
Current Residence: I am where I am
Favourite photographer: There are many
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Abstract, Conceptual
Operating System: XP
Personal Quote: Someone who makes no mistakes would be boring

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DiamondQuaalude89 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
first i have to say your work is just simply beautiful. It's a shame that comments are disabled on your works, when they are so captivating!!
Bentleyhacker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot agree more with your signature. :thumbsup:
FreeTheCows Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
happy B-Day!!! :party:
Keppykins Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
John, I hope you have a great birthday in a few days. :))
ToXicMaNga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student General Artist

TwinkleeNosee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I adore your art and passion for true traditional artwork.
Any tips for drawing? :-) I'm awful at shading, do you have anytips on that aswell?
devouredex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
All I can really say is practice as much as you can. Find a good brand of pencils and work with the various tones they provide. Work on the amount of pressure you apply while drawing. The Graphic pencils I use are made by Derwent and come in 20 degrees.
Those from B to 9B are soft and easily provide smooth tones, these are best suited for shading. However be careful when using them, if you make a mistake you can leave smudges while erasing. Make sure you have a clean rubber or erasing putty, have a wide range and remove any graphite from their surface frequently. They also highlight finger prints very easily, the moisture from your fingers will bond the graphite to the paper, you wont be able to remove it completely. Make sure your fingers are dry and only hold the sides as little as you can, prop the paper on a stand so you also don’t have to rest your hand on it.
Those ranging from H to 9H are non-scratchy providing a lighter tone, they don’t require much pressure to be applied and are best suited for detailed drawings. Be careful though, the graphite is hard and if you apply too much pressure, you can leave marks on the paper, which will show up if you apply shading later.
You need some good quality paper too, avoid printer paper, only use it to sketch while practicing, I use Sea White of Brighton for final pieces.
TwinkleeNosee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Thank you! I've been trying to grasp onto the idea of the B and H penciles for shading. I'm in art and my teacher told me they were good for shading but lacked showing me a better way of using them. I could try and show you them if I ever get them back from him, they're not very good.

Should I start simple with practicing shading like shapes and such?
devouredex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
It is best to do whatever you feel comfortable with, but I would suggest that, yes. Personally I never really had any structure to my practicing, I just drew and worked things out as I went a long. But a lot of people do the shape studies first. Go to your nearest book store, they may have some material by artists with step by step guides.
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ipratropium Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
happy day, john
devouredex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
many thanks :D
Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!! :hug:
devouredex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you :D
FreeTheCows Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Happy B-day!!!:party:
devouredex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Many thanks :D
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