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SAMPLE2 shading with cryons by magisterARTIS SAMPLE2 shading with cryons :iconmagisterartis:magisterARTIS 3 4 SAMPLE1 drawing like painting by magisterARTIS SAMPLE1 drawing like painting :iconmagisterartis:magisterARTIS 7 11 historical confrontation by magisterARTIS historical confrontation :iconmagisterartis:magisterARTIS 4 12


Built to be Given Away 3 by OrdinaryFella Built to be Given Away 3 :iconordinaryfella:OrdinaryFella 11 1 Rumination by yuumei Rumination :iconyuumei:yuumei 40,186 7,957 Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie 01 by FlamingoRich Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie 01 :iconflamingorich:FlamingoRich 380 45 Heart Attack by DustinPanzino Heart Attack :icondustinpanzino:DustinPanzino 23 3 The Passion of Creation by StefanJanisch The Passion of Creation :iconstefanjanisch:StefanJanisch 19 7 Nest by janinelevin Nest :iconjaninelevin:janinelevin 2 0 Woodstock 2010 42 by mr-kreciu Woodstock 2010 42 :iconmr-kreciu:mr-kreciu 1 1 Misfit by simplykynd Misfit :iconsimplykynd:simplykynd 6 14 petawawa area 31 by japookins petawawa area 31 :iconjapookins:japookins 1 0 Spazz 1 by SharpeImage Spazz 1 :iconsharpeimage:SharpeImage 2 0 coffee run 09 by japookins coffee run 09 :iconjapookins:japookins 4 0 Winged-Out. by Laiven2150 Winged-Out. :iconlaiven2150:Laiven2150 2 2 Fantasy Hero - Urban Elemental by JonathanWyke Fantasy Hero - Urban Elemental :iconjonathanwyke:JonathanWyke 19 8 N.H. Street by DCLXVIatMe N.H. Street :icondclxviatme:DCLXVIatMe 1 0
These are sample works of DA-artists where I consider certain parts/aspects as very felicitous. Therefore I'm probably going to show these to others as an example or inspiration for their own work. I'm trying to collect here a wide variety, so there can be found something suitable for every (teaching & advising) occation, in ideal ;-)



Yes, I'm a real Art Teacher. This account I've createt explicitly for the following purpose:

- commenting, criticizing artwork in a constructive way
- confronting people with "alternatives"
- giving elaborate advice, if someone's interested

This includes, that my opinion (and critic) is allways subjective too, but maybe it can be helpful for some of you.

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If you're interested, write a Deviant-Message.
(I'll do what's possible, during my free time.)


The "works" I'm uploading in my gallery, won't be "artwork" but materials (texts, images, diagrams) reflecting thoughts, ideas, models about art. I decided to exclude my own artwork here, because there's a difference between someones artistic status and skills and his/her ability to teach and to critizise. My artistic personality is not the issue here.
In one of the adds on DA the following product/website was announced:

Learn To Draw The Human Figure
Drawing The Human Figure From Your Mind Complete Training Course

Following some remarks and thoughts from my side:

- The website promotes a very large collection of video tutorials done with much care and by somebody with great experience in the field.
- The explanations are very detailed, and show step by step what should be done.

- The course focuses on "ideallistic human proportions" only. The natural diversity (and imperfection) is missing.
- The course focuses on "constructing" the human body rather than to learn by observing nature as well.
- The course focuses primarily on technical skills: Of course these can be learned. But most people forget, that THIS NOT ENOUGH. The notion of focusing only on technical aspects is very limited.


I'll try to reach artists not through my own artwork, but hopefully through advanced, reflected and constructive commenting. As an Art Teacher I have my own agenda, of course. The following should provide some insights on it:

(1) Technical (skill) mastery does not guarantee "good" art.
(2) Therefore not only technical skills should be critizised but the whole work and it's consistency and credibility.

Because of diverse duties in everydays life and job there can be downtimes, meaning longer waiting periods for answers and so on. Still I'm trying too keep up my work here on DA, because so far everything works fine and the effort is appreciated (what I'm very glad about)!


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FredericDupain Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the fave
I would add that it makes me happy to see you on DA. I always enjoy reading your constructive criticism
Ogopogo-Shoes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thank you for liking my painting, I really appreciate it.
magisterARTIS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
If I find time, a comment will follow as well, because your work's really intriguing ;-)
Ogopogo-Shoes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you! Coming from someone so dedicated to art I take that as a big compliment.
simplykynd Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Thank you again:D
japookins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
ty for the faves and input!
JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
magisterARTIS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
You're very welcome!

I like the work Fantasy Hero - Urban Elemental a lot: An intriguing composition is combined with a subtle colouring. An important point is that the magician is seen only from behind (makes him more mystical). Is there a certain work you'd like to discuss professionally?
JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010   General Artist
The positioning of the magician was the most important aspect of the job. It was part of a Hero Games commission, and my thinking for all of them was to keep the identity of the main protagonist hidden if at all possible. The game's purpose is to make the player the hero, so I wanted a figure that the player's own character could be projected onto, rather than just some fella I'd made up.

I'm always happy to discuss any of my pics; I've never been happy with how my work looks, and any advice on how to make it better is gratefully recieved.
magisterARTIS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Thanks for the information about the commission! You really did a good job!

Concerning "not beeing happy with how your work looks":
Did you ever consider to bring in some radical change? Very important to ask is: How much are you "stuck" in your own style? Your style looks like the product of years of experience, very skillful and refined. On one hand this means "professionalism". On the other hand this means restrictet/limited perspective, repetition of oneself, boredom. If it feels more like the last, some change is necessary. To try something new would mean, at a certain point, to leave behind your well trained skills. This means to be open for failure as well as chances, a leap into the unknown. Would that be an option?
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