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Studio and Traditional painting

Journal Entry: Mon May 6, 2013, 1:58 PM


Studio

Hello again everyone. So, the news I mentioned in my last post is this - I now have my own studio space & and art blog!
Please take a look - leepearceart.blogspot.co.uk/
In future I will be posting info about where you can buy my work, competitions and giveaways, step by step progressions, featured artists and more.




Traditional

My second piece of news is this - I am taking up traditional art. As those who watch me will know, until now I have been an exclusively digital artist but I'm finally going to be picking up a set of paint brushes :)
This is my very first piece - Tradition by para-vine
(Those of you who watch me for digital work/not interested in my trad paintings, fear not, I am still creating digitally too!




+Fav Feature

Meadow13 by faestockLucy - L.M.S by The--KyzaSpirit of Paragon by DNA-1Sketch by DetailedExpressions
One summer day by ShininKFantasy landscape by famalchowUpside Down by alifphoenix


DD no.2

Journal Entry: Wed May 1, 2013, 3:12 AM


Daily Deviation Number 2

Big thank you to Elandria for featuring my Cloud brush set! That's both of my brush sets featured as DD now :)
I've been wanting to create a new brush set for some time now because of the success & feedback I've had from these sets but don't really know what to make. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Also thank you to all who fav my sets, as before with my brushes I unfortunately wont be able to thank you all individually but I really do appreciate it.




Absence/News

Apologies to all who have fav'ed my work and left me comments, for my lack of response. I haven't been particularly active on here for quite some time now, aside from the occasional upload, but I have something in the works at the moment and some news which I look forward to sharing in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully if all goes well I should become more active on here again and have several new pieces to share.



+Fav Feature

Meadow13 by faestockLucy - L.M.S by The--KyzaSpirit of Paragon by DNA-1Sketch by DetailedExpressions  
One summer day by ShininKFantasy landscape by famalchowUpside Down by alifphoenix


DD!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 16, 2011, 5:04 AM


Daily Deviation

Big thank you to MorgaineA for suggesting my Hair brush set and to shelldevil for featuring them! :) Still surprised.
Also thank you to all who fav it, as before with my brushes I unfortunately wont be able to thank you all individually (only more so today) but I really do appreciate it. And remember, let me know what you make with them!



+Fav Feature

:thumb263563302:Straight to Facebook by SulaMoonNurse Harley Quinn by theharmineThirst by gAkPhoto  
Gullveig by hel999Freetime in Novac by hel999Fear Gas by SamC-ArtSecret Six Cover 13 by DanLuVisiArt





Livestream

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 3:49 AM


Livestream

Livestream over for the day. Video available. Will be continuing at some point within the next week
www.livestream.com/paravine



WIP Thumbs

Click to enlarge



+Fav Feature

adventures of raindance maggie by zenibyfajnie 10 by Mastowka sanctified by bailey--elizabeth Poppy dream by Voodica  
Relinquish by kellymckernan2011-VAMPIRE CHICK from SS by Vandrell MtG: Angelic Destiny by algenpfleger The Queen of Enara Lake by CelticBotan





WIP Updates

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 17, 2011, 2:03 PM


Finally

Just a little update to say I've finally caught up with all my messages.. I'll try to keep on top of them this time :)
And also to give a litte update on my current WIPs. Who knows, I may even finish some of these ones


WIP Thumbs

Click to enlarge



+Fav Feature

adventures of raindance maggie by zenibyfajnie 10 by Mastowka sanctified by bailey--elizabeth Poppy dream by Voodica  
Relinquish by kellymckernan2011-VAMPIRE CHICK from SS by Vandrell MtG: Angelic Destiny by algenpfleger The Queen of Enara Lake by CelticBotan





Sorry

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 12, 2010, 4:02 PM


Sorry...

I've let my messages stack up a bit over the last few months as I have only been dropping in every now and then. I am going to try and reply now but I have a 100 or so to get through so it may take me a bit.


WIP Thumbs

Here are some previews of art that probably isn't going to get finished any time soon




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Thank you...

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 23, 2010, 3:41 AM


Thank you...

...for all the love :)
I will get around to commenting back to everyone and individual thanks & llamas to everyone who faved eventually, I promise :D


Current WIP preview




Current Journal Feature

It really is time I got a new feature so at some point I will be collecting some work to feature here. It will probably be composed of a mix of personal favorites from around deviant art, thumbshare work and work of those who have donated to me.

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WIPs & abandoned pieces

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 5, 2010, 10:12 AM


WIPs & abandoned pieces





Current Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in

  :iconmasterphotoshop: :iconartnetworld: :iconpaintingdigital: :icondigital-art-club: :iconeliteartists:  :iconphotoshop-favourites: :iconpremiummembers: :icondigital-artists: :icondigitalartnetwork:


  • Mood: Lazy

Website & More Coming Soon

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 15, 2009, 7:32 PM


Current WIP

This is a crop of a piece I'm currenly working on called 'The Dreamcatcher'.
Its 4200x6720px.. My computer dislikes this :) It's coming along quite nicely though and has given me an idea for a new brush set. Speaking of which-





Website & Resources

I'm currently working on a number of brush-sets, textures & tutorials, some of which I intend to upload here and some I intend to upload to my website once it is complete.

I already have a free website which is more or less complete but its not that great. So I'm planning to build my own (hopefully with assistance from my website designer brother because Dreamweaver confuses me). It will probably more or less match the style of this journal (which I actually coded myself instead of using a template :)) and will allow me to take commissions.
So keep an eye out for upcoming resource & tutorial goodness (probably in the new year)





New Feature

Not long ago I started a thread in thumbshare to find some new art to feature. I've got a few but I would like to collect quite a lot to feature along with the announcement of my website in the new year so I am probably going to start a few more threads before actually putting the feature up.




Happy Birthday Foolish

It is The-Golden-FooL's Birthday on sunday, so Happy birthday you.. even though I'll see you before then and on the day as well :).




Current Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Tired

3000 page view Portrait

Congratulations :iconjokers-heartache: Jokers-Heartache who managed to get the closest with 3,001



I'll get to work on your portrait as soon as you provide me with the info I have requested and your ref image :D


New Feature

I'm now looking for new art to feature. So post your art to my thumbshare thread [link]



Current Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Optimism

Digital Arts Academy Course

Mon Sep 28, 2009, 3:47 AM

Stuff

So, not updated this since my birthday in July. I don't think anyone cares but I'm bord so I figured I'd update with some stuff thats going on for me atm;

Just enrolled on an online digital arts basics course at Digital Art Academy... Slightly concerned by the lack of activity there now though. Anyone know anything about it?
It was only £30ish (plus overseas transaction charge) so I don't care if its not the best course in the world.. but I'd be pee'd off if it was completely bogus and I got nothing from it.

My girlfriend (TheGoldenFool) went off to uni last week. I miss her, so expect some her related art :)

We went to see Tim Minchin on Saturday. It was frickin awsome. Absolutely hilarious, my jaw hurt for a bit afterward coz its not used to smiling/laughing so much lol.


3 month Journal Feature..ish

Yeah so I think my Feature has been up for 3 months (always lose track of these things) so I'll prob start looking for new things to feature soon. This time it'll be a 'Till I can be bothered with another feature Feature' instead of a 3 month one :)


3 month Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Hungry

Its my Birthday

Sat Jul 18, 2009, 3:49 AM

Birthday

Michael McIntyre DVD, shaver, chocolate (mostly white choc & strawbery filling yum), toffee, wallet, 2 t-shirts & £115. Yay :)
Plus going to see 'The Hangover' later (coz they've already stopped showing 'Year One'.. bah)


Something different/send me your Lineart

From: Star Bright turning by Temperus
To: Star Bright Turning- Colour by para-vine
My Colour/Linework over Temperus's Sketch [link] (Go check him out, he's great)
I don't think it looks quite right, the bottom of the cape for example is incorrect but I didn't notice till the end. Also something about the colouring seems a bit off to me but not sure what so any Critique is welcomed.

I quite enjoyed colouring work that wasn't mine, so if you have any sketches/Line art that needs colouring send it my way :D


3 month Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Cheerful

Bah/Hair

Fri Jul 3, 2009, 8:25 AM

Bah/Hair

Bah cant add new DeviantID, every time I do it just keeps saying DeviantID empty...
After 5 or 6 years of hair like this:
Me by para-vine
I now have hair like this:
New Me by para-vine

It feels... lighter :)

I thought it would be more effort (ie take longer to look passable) but I actually got out of bed this morning and didn't even need to brush it (Yes I'm lazy and I don't care :))


New art/Improvement/Ow my hand

Art of Sept 08 (First digital piece):
Dr Oram by para-vine
Art of the last 2 days:

Shard of Glass closeup by para-vine Shard of Glass by para-vine Model Image by para-vine Model Image detail by para-vine

They are definitely the favorites of my gallery now :) Now if only I could A) finish that one I started last month and B) carry over the improvement in these pieces into something a little more substantial than straight forward portrait style images.
I did get quite bad hand cramp from these though as doing details such as hair and eyes with a practically blunt nib is not an ideal way to work.. very much my own fault though as I lost the replacement nibs. But new ones should get here today so hopefully I'll soon be able to continue with art cramp free :D


3 month Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Pride

Art Feature/my first journal skin

Fri Jun 26, 2009, 8:06 AM

My First Journal skin/new stuff

My first Journal Skin design
Deviant Hamster Journal skin by para-vine
And a new 1 hour digital painting
1hour tree painting by para-vine
which I am very please with because I normally suck at scenery and I normally take days or even weeks to finish a piece rather than an hour, for example my current work in progress:
unamed WIP by para-vine
which is taking forever!

New Featured Artist

My new Featured artist is: :iconsuperego-necropolis: Superego-Necropolis
I chose Superego-Necropolis from my most recent thumbshare on the forums because his art reminds me greatly of the first artist that inspired me: HR Giger. Though my work no longer shows any of his influence I still love his dark and twisted work.
Superego-Necropolis's work shows a great understanding of human (and inhuman) form, is rich with texture and detail and is over all.. well something else. Yet he still has under 9k pageviews after 6months on Deviant art


3 month Journal Feature

Spoiled by enayla Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks :thumb122532137:  Katerina by VictorNov  
The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL The Workstation 2 by Jujika Sydney Australia New Year by Thrill-Seeker
In a Tangle by nellaboon Princess Mononoke - Final by Noukah Juliets Alone by GreatLash
Fight Club Color by Rafiel Rorschach by sazinator :: Rob's Zombie by Ubastyyat Barbarian Warrior - 9 by mjranum-stock Obertauern Plattenkar night by kla91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Super-Chi Identity by irinabogos 2.20 girl by Charlie-Bowater Magical Woelie Winter Wallie by Tiddelz
The deviations here are mostly from the thumbshare thread I started a little while ago with a few of my personal favorites from some acclaimed Deviant Artists thrown in


  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Free Dirty Harry tracks

Deviant Hamster Journal Skin

Fri Jun 26, 2009, 4:30 AM

Left aligned text box
unamed WIP by para-vine
When using < div class="textbox"> all text and objects will appear aligned to the left hand side

Right aligned text box
Snail Travels 2 by para-vine
When using < div class="textboxa"> all text and objects will appear aligned to the right hand side

Center aligned text box
The Warrior by para-vine
When using < div class="textboxb"> all text and objects will appear aligned in the center

Scrolling text box
A gift for you by para-vine
When using < div class="textscroll"> all text and objects will appear in a scroll box

Thumb holder
1 hour drawing by para-vineHamster of the Clap by para-vineMy Freakish by para-vineThe Punk by para-vine

Scrolling Thumb holder

1 hour drawing by para-vineHamster of the Clap by para-vineMy Freakish by para-vineThe Punk by para-vine
Something of a Nightmare II by para-vineTribal 2 by para-vine:thumb109160202:Exploding Planet by para-vine


  • Mood: Joy

Split Personality Muse

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 23, 2009, 2:59 PM

Split Personality Muse

I have come to the conclusion that my Muse has a spilt personality; I can go for weeks, sometimes months with no inspiration and little or no desire to draw and then out of no where I get a ton of ideas and (because I have no discipline) I end up trying to do them all at once and fail to complete anything.

For example, for a week or two I couldn't think of any ideas and didn't do a single bit of art then I randomly start drawing and come up with this:

unamed WIP by para-vine

Which I am quite pleased with (despite it being unfinished and very hard to do on account of my sucking at trees). Then, just before work, I think of another idea (which if I do will prob be one of the most intricate and time consuming pieces iv ever done). And then on the way to work (in the space of about 15 minutes) I had 3 more ideas (one of which came to me while thinking about the split personality muse thing)
so I ended up having to grab a bit of scrap paper from the locker room (for once I was glad nobody seems to clean in there) and write down as much as I could about the ideas so I wouldn't forget them lol
And then I had another one on the way back from work which I completely forgot about until I wrote this :)


New Featured Artist

I figure its about time I feature a new artist, as KLSteeleArt has been feature for 3 months now even though I was going to change it monthly lol shes just that good :)

Also I'm going to start a journal feature (will start a thumbshare thread shortly to find some to feature)
so if anyone is running competitions and needs a prize I wouldn't mind giving the winner a feature (I know its not a fabulous prize as my page only gets between 3 and 7 (10 or so on a good day) views a day but every little helps :))


Also..

I was a beginning to get a bit tired of my journal layout but I cant be bothered to make a new one atm so I used one by LifesDestiny


My Recent art

:iconpara-vine:

Quick Eye sketch by para-vine

unamed WIP by para-vine

1 hour drawing by para-vine

Hamster of the Clap by para-vine


  • Mood: Hungry

Too many WIPs!

Journal Entry: Sun May 17, 2009, 5:31 PM







Oh so many

I've been doing quite a few sketches lately in an attempt to improve my digital art. As a result I have lots of works in progress.. that arnt really all that in progress. I seem to just get to a point with them and then hit a wall.
Here's all the stuff I have on the go (which prob will never get completed)


Stuff that wont get finished



  Nova Butterfly WIP by para-vine Kia- Drunk and disorderly WIP by para-vine Isabelle Incendia 1 by para-vine Isabelle Incendia by para-vine
  
  Forbiden Fruit by para-vine Alexander by para-vine Kai 3 by para-vine Kai 2 in progress by para-vine

  Isia Vrash - in progress by para-vine Fly- in progress by para-vine A little R'n'R 1 by para-vine Underwater flow by para-vine





Also...

Also, I've started driving lessons. Yay :)
I'm not great atm (have had 3 lessons, drove home on the last one) but I haven't had any major issues and I am improving :)






Recent Favs



  :thumb122532137: Xochimilco by ulises-arreola The Gnomey one by The-Golden-FooL :thumb121513391: Slave of Bolas by SteveArgyle
Water Spirit by Roggles Stranger by sinj Confessions by Raipun :thumb119962780: -Luminous - by Raipun











  • Mood: Hungry

Swish

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 5, 2009, 4:05 PM







Oooo!

Finally got my head around how to make my journal all swish and custom thanks to Elandria's code :) (link in footer)
...

As usual there is very little going on in my life atm, just the usual sitting about, playing xbox 360 (mostly guitar hero 3 w/ Claire & fallout 3) watching tv and slowly letting my brain rot..
I have got an idea for a second hamster picture though so at least that will be something different to do :)

Also something different.. and something that wont make it to my gallery coz I really don't like it.. a digital drawing/painting of Snape for Claire (the wierdo)
Snape by para-vine




Recent Favs



  My Red Bike by imaginism Not a mermaid by ChristmasSocks SILA by mehmeturgut :thumb117147989: :thumb115257798:
Pepper Morning by wraithdt No Pink by ZooWee lucifer raising by firebolide Xava: Mischief by Thaldir :thumb89350176:





Self Promotion



  Hamster of the Clap by para-vine David by para-vine My Freakish by para-vine Tribal 2 by para-vine
  
  







  • Mood: Tired
I got bored and decided to buy a subscription (what the hey, I get paid on Friday :))
I should probably do some new art to warrant it but I probably wont, I am very lazy :D

Once I've had a play with the subscriber only features I think I may run a feature.. though to be honest it wont draw much attention to anyone's art.. but its worth a go :)

Recent favorites:

Pepper Morning by wraithdt  No Pink by ZooWee lucifer raising by firebolide Xava: Mischief by Thaldir :thumb89350176:



Self Promotion ;)
David by para-vine My Freakish by para-vine Tribal 2 by para-vine
  • Mood: Content
:iconergg-13: has made a great Chibi of my OC Kai
Kai Chibi by ergg-13 by para-vine

[link]


:iconergg-13: also does cheap commisions, see here for details [link]
  • Mood: Content