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Athanasios Deshields
Artist | Traditional Art
Greece
b.1993 / Painter
I think that the whole manmade artworld combined can't reach the beauty of a cloud.

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I wanted to share with you some of my favorite works by some delightful minds here on DA, among them some less popular ones who deserve much more attention. I admire each one of them for certain properties. 
TheEdge by LlalanyaPassage by eilidhAnimation-Monsieur Charlatan Screentest by DrSlugThe Bog by DeLumineOld House by rickandSheep's skull 2 by DonStubbsThe haunting Julie by Vranckxsphinx tete de mort by claratessierAdversity by FreshdesignerLady L by VetyrMysteries in the attic 2 by Goodnight-MelbourneDiary number 2338 Writing paper by SeagoSeagoMy daughter..oil on linen by xxaihxx self portrait 3 - winter thoughts by StrigoiViiUniversal Mind by missterkelsenLa Llorona by Michael-EllisMini Self-Portrait by AbigailBolinStudy of a bird!  by xMangoTart Cittern by Ilmarrana

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hagi26 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I'm so amazed by your gallery. I love paintings/drawing which when I look at them, I feel warm in heart and peace - state of felicity. The best feeling (form me) that you can feel in art. I hope your life always will be full of art and peace, I'm happy, that I can see your works here. All of the best wishes for you! 
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AthanArt Featured By Owner 22 hours ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for such a heartful comment! I appreciate it a lot that you took the time to browse throught my humble work to find good aspects to it. And it makes even happier that you enjoyed it as having a short break, that is the purpose of art in the end, as you described.
Best regards!
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hagi26 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
It a pleasure to find next person that is great artist. Artist should give other artist inspiration, and that's what I feel when I look on your paintings! Art is mystery and something 
splendid and I feel those two things when I look at your artwork. So spiritual. I hope, that you'll submit here much more paintings, and make my eyes happy again! 
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StarlessTrooper2112 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What is your process for learning construction or, well, anything at all?
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Hello there, thank you for posting your questions here!

First of all, you find a good source of education for each area.
Books, an atelier, online courses whatever suits you. Learning the foundamentals of life drawing. First the forms, that is doing still lives of solids from life (sphere, cube, cylinder, cone). You turn these around from every angle in every perspective and you memorize them. You'd be expected to draw these with ease clearly from imagination (memory). 
After you get the hang of that, study the laws of light and set them up in various lighting scenarios.
Now, whatever you draw after that will be a combination of this basic knowledge you've got, especially in construction. It's foundamental, it's one of the most essentials for giving your drawing skills some power. Any lack of this part in training is the reason in weak drawings with a lot of unsure marks and scribbles.
Our reaction to this advice will determine the quality and the future of the look on our drawings. It's that simple!
It's recommented that one should cover this part before moving on to other areas, like head and figure drawing, perspective etc. because as far as your interest is in form then it's better to give some gravity there first. e.g You want to draw in animated style, no problem, this will give more authority and power to your drawing.
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StarlessTrooper2112 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, and I'm aware of that it's just that I have a hard time putting the proper time and effort into them. I've gotten somewhat better at simple shapes and forms, but that was a side effect of just drawing like I usually do, be it studies or attempting new angles and characters.
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your response. I love the exchange of words with other artist here :)
Yeah, I understand this, at some point we all have to deal with this aspect more or less. For example, I have a hard time finding peacefull hours, so I ususally work late at night, but have to wake up early.
That's great, what you do next is just starting to find the best book or instructor you can find/afford on each area you want to go. There are numerous so depending on what direction you want to follow you make the choice. I checked you gallery, really great! It's very consistent technically.
What you can do is study the head and figure from representational instructors, so you can simplify/distort even more when you do it in your style. I say this because as far as Im aware or noticed, many of the animated style lessons show you what you need to know but they have information already cut out. It's better to have more information e.g. for the head, and then you choose what to keep and what to leave out, making it more charachteristic, simple etc. It's what makes the difference between the artists in this style I believe.
In the start it's all boring, but afterwards the real fun begins!
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend I must watch you, too much beautiful gallery!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm very glad you like my work!
I wish I lived in your country. ;)
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend i was in Athens last december and i could say the same about yours ;)
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