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Hello watchers, silent followers and visitors.

So we are in the middle of a week in October 2014. At the moment I am drawing a lot of penciled images, as they shall serve a purpose for colouration later on. And then the urge to do an ink image approached me, so this is what I am doing right now. The inked image might be coloured as well, but I am not sure. It will show one key theme for my story Forlorn Knights. No image that is done is random, although it might feel to others like it'd have no connection to my storyverse.

Having an own worldbuilding going on will always provide inspiring stuff for any kind of creative activity. If I could, I'd also do soundtracks for my stories. :D

And here is one advice I have: Don't try to limit yourself with a tool or method. Write, draw, paint, sculpt, no matter what you want as long as it serves a purpose for you. If you don't feel like drawing, try a different tool and/or method. Try inks, pencils, markers, try different approaches on methods: Lineart, rendered lineart, stylized shading, more complicated shading, painting with all sorts of traditional colours, or digital lineart, celshading, etc. up to photobashing. It doesn't matter, all that matters is that you know how the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting work. (Perspective, colourtheory, anatomy, lights and shadows)
This was an advice from a colleague in the industry who basically said: Try different approaches and tools. And this advice is pure gold to me! It made all my doubts vanish. Right now I am doing an ink drawing because I need the little break from penciling, but the penciled image will be continued afterwards.

Meanwhile I have uploaded some older drawings into my gallery and I am trying to show some activity at least via short Journal posts.

I hope your week is going well so far. Take care!

Many greetings,

- Dave


Visit the galleries of my best friend and our team-gallery, and if you like the Fantasy-Club and painting Fantasy-Art, read our rules and join us.:)

Dracorigian-Fantasia :star: MrsGraves :star:… (xxFANTASY-CLUBxx)

And finally: The GREAT-ART-COLLECTION Group of my best friend :icongreat-art-collection:
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: Soundtracks
  • Reading: The Art of The Evil Within
  • Drinking: Coffee


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David Schmelling
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Besides my Journal posts, I will post more stuff on my secondary Tumblr Blog right here: thewayofthepencilsamurai.tumbl…

I am currently available for fulltime and freelance jobs. In my freetime I am practising a lot to improve my skills. I am working together with a known artist and recently worked on some illustrations for a little iPhone game.

You can follow me on Tumblr to have a look at sketches and drawings:

Current Residence: Germany
Favourite genre of music: Film/Videogame Soundtracks, Trailer Music
Favourite style of art: pencilled, inked works, lineart, or painterly/cellshaded art (traditionally or digitally)


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kawaiistock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watching me.
Brollonks Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad to see another helpful gallery filled with reference images. :)
kawaiistock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Let me know if you need any particular references for things. I'm happy to help.
Brollonks Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's very kind of you. Do you want to receive ideas for collaborations (means that I am requesting particular references that will show up in specific work, which results in your gallery being featured when I upload the work) via note?
It should be better working this way. :) I'll contact you, as I indeed have some need of particular references for my character development.

These characters are knights, assassins, thieves, adventurers, etc. in different situations.

What I am mostly looking for are the poses, so it doesn't require a specific outfit. However, if it's fun for you taking special costumes or clothing for these references - it is fine by me.
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Joran-Belar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen, lieben Dank für den watch.
Freut mich sehr.
Gruß aus Rheinland Pfalz.

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