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Parkour by synyster-gates-A7X
Woohoo! Check it out guys, a background! And not just a background, but one with perspective!

Just something from a sketch. Let me know what you think!
Portrait Practice by synyster-gates-A7X
Portrait Practice
Woo, creative titles!
Anyway, this was just a quick portrait to practice cel shading, which (as inexperienced with it as I am)  apparently ends up looking so much better than the painted stuff that I have been practicing for years. Things that make you go "hmmm."

Let me know what you think! Questions, comments, and constructive criticism are always appreciated.
Christoph Waltz Portrait by synyster-gates-A7X
Christoph Waltz Portrait
Well, I rewatched Inglorious Basterds and was reminded of how awesome Christoph Waltz is, and so here is a portrait of him!

Reference photo found on google images.
Dorian Pavus by synyster-gates-A7X
Dorian Pavus
So guys, I finally got around to playing DA Inquisition, and I kind of really like Dorian. I also just so happened to plan a colored pencil portrait for practice around the same time as I recruited Dorian, so now we have this.

Let me know what you think! Questions, comments, and constructive criticism are welcomed!

Also, sorry, the colors look better on my second monitor, and more accurate than on my laptop screen. I hope it doesn't look to dull and blegh on your guys' screens.
This journal is to share some of the free resources I have found online that are helpful for artists.

Gesture Drawing: There are plenty of websites that have been created to be gesture drawing generators. They give you options to select genders, clothed or nude, and a time period, and will cycle through images for you to draw. Some of the ones I have used are:

Anatomy: Yes, there are hundreds of anatomy tutorials on DA, but there are various other websites you can use as well.

  • - This site has a selection of 3D generated models in a variety of poses, that show the muscle structures. You can rotate the models to see the poses in different angles as well.

  • - Here you can find technical diagrams of the parts of the body, showing muscles, bones, organs, etc.

Color: There is more to art than just the drawing, here are resources related to color.

Perspective/Architecture: They are harder to find, but there are still resources that can help you with perspective and architecture.

  •… - Google Sketchup is free and especially helpful. Build a single building or even a whole city, then you can move around it to pick a location/angle to draw. It is particularly useful if you draw the same locations often/at different angles (like for a comic), because you can save your city, house interior, etc and move around it freely for different views of the same place.

So, I hope you found this helpful. Please share/favorite if you did so that more people can see it, and if you have any suggestions leave a comment and I may add them to the article.


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Favorite TV shows: House MD, White Collar, In Plain sight, Castle, Tosh.0, Dexter

Favorite Anime/manga: Naruto, Bleach, wolf's Rain, Saiyuki, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hikaru No Go

Favorite Movies: Casino Royale, Spirited Away, The Ugly Truth, Treasure Planet, x-men Origins, Lion king, Robin Hood (2010),

Favorite Bands:Avenged Sevenfold (RIP the Rev), Korn, Metallica, System of a Down

Favorite Yaoi pairings: Iruka/Kakashi, Kyoraku/Ukitake, Gojyo/Sanzo,

Favorite hetero pairings: Jiraiya/Tsunade, Asuma/Kurenai, Kisuke/Yoruichi, Gin/Rangiku, Mustang/Hawkeye

Favorite Video game characters: Auron (FFX), Marcus Fenix (Gears of War Series), Soap MacTavish (Modern Warfare series), Thane Krios (Mass Effect 2), Zevran Arainai (Dragon Age Origins), Ezio Auditore (Assassins Creed II), Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series),

Favorite Anime character: Tsume (Wolf's Rain), Jiraiya (Naruto), Kakashi Hatake (Naruto), Shikaku Nara (Naruto), Isshin Kurosaki (bleach), Shunsui Kyouraku (Bleach), Kisuke Urahara (Bleach) Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach), Sha Gojyo (Saiyuki), Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop), Maes Hughes (FMA), Roy Mustang (FMA)

Favorite Drink: Mountain Dew
Favorite Food: Chinese, Steak

Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite genre of music: rock,
Favourite style of art: Anime
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: Iphone


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WeraHatake Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!! ^o^//
synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
daniWby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thx for your watch:D
SenShiru Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the fave!! Hahahah I love your nickname! xD
synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You an a7x fan too, then?
SenShiru Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Jajajaja yeaaah! I love a7x <3. Five months ago i was in their concert! 
synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, I went to see them a few years ago!
NintendoSegaFreak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
You do point commissions? :D
synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I do, yes. Are you interested?
NintendoSegaFreak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Yeah! You do Mass Effect-related stuff?
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