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The one who picked up the camera and found the pencil instead . . .
:firelite-photo: :painter:

I've just started working with traditional tools so there's a long way ahead of me.

Feedback, suggestions and everything else remotely helpful for artistic improvement is highly welcome !

I love Feedback by Sweet-DooDo Escapist Stamp by Tuonenkalla I Respect All Art Stamp Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh Background Music by Skylark-93 So Many Books by LaPurr I Love The Rain by Wearwolfaa Reality... by Steamstrike


Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:43 AM
:cutehi: nice gallery
Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:41 AM


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DLDigital Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav on 'The Creative Process'! I'm glad it resonated with you.
Phoenix-from-Flames Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ! :handshake:

Imho, you destilled the essence of what you've said in the description into visual form; the act of giving a simple thought wings, to make it fly is always a daunting task,  almost frightening at first.
(Like it is said: "There's no greater fear for an artist than a blank page.")

I really like the transition throughout the series:
Starting with the rough idea, unpolished and uncut, still trapped inside the proverbial ore veins of the mind to the finished piece at the end, taking to the skies.

Another thing that caught my interest is the way the tool is handled:
While it's a brush in every panel, it's first used like a pickaxe to break the idea from the bedrock at first, changes into a carving knife in the second and finally becomes it's delicate self in the final panel.
It's a wonderful analogy to the effort necessary in each phase of the process - by handling the brush a different way in each panel, you've conveyed the impression of it being a different tool at each step.
Like you said yourself, the element of flight is present in each panel - like the brush, it's one of the three major elements making up the thing and the whole of the thing: The artist, his tool and the creative spark.

Very well done - I wish you all the best for the contest and I'll gladly witness your future works  !:clap:

(Btw: I can't help the feeling that this melody perfectly fits the overall idea of the picture:… :stereo:)
DLDigital Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
The music complements the piece so well! I really appreciate you sharing the song with me - I'm a big fan of Lindsey Stirling. She's so talented!

Your insight and feedback is on point - you encapsulated in words what I tried to share with my pen. Thank you so much for that, it's refreshing to know my work is understood.
Phoenix-from-Flames Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The feeling's mutual :handshake: - I'm glad I could get my opinion across
xKurrMeowx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav :iconrubcheeksplz:
Phoenix-from-Flames Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Praise where praise is due, I'd say - You're welcome ! :handshake:
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Have you ever considered writing? 

just a suggestion.
Phoenix-from-Flames Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The idea of writing did cross my mind, but I never really considered to make something more of it.
Thing is, while I can be quite handy with words when given the right "spark", something that gets me thinking.
I'm not very good at putting together cohesive stories, though.

Putting a train of thought into text or describing an emotional situation by allegories etc. is what I can do (see many of my over-sized dA comments for reference :stupidme:).
But since I tend to be quite elaborate once I get started I'm and rarely get feedback on my thoughts, I'm under the impression that people percive my words as babble.

Anyhow, your comment is much appreciated, I'll take it as a compliment :handshake: !
Thanks again !
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
You're free to spark up on the stuff in my gallery, I always reply; I'm an amateur thinker/writer myself, so I guess it takes one to know one.
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   General Artist
Vielen Dank für den :+fav: für 'Papillon', Thomas!
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