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James
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
In my art, I like to capture moods and tones. I do not care for color. While some argue that it adds life to a piece, I find it can be distracting from my content and line work, preferring it to stand on it's own black and white legs.
I like my art to seem solemn, to capture a calm or gloomy intensity. With an Asian inspired comic style, I try to show a sort of tragic atmosphere in my dark fantasy pieces. I feel that if I can capture a mood with black and white alone, then my work is successful.
Once I finish the pencil work, it is often followed by inking or by digital clean up to reinforce it for clear and concise lines. Unless stated otherwise, all pictures posted are pencil or ink, not digital.
I try to be very definitive with my work, generally give it a clear-cut shape to reflect the ideas commonly featured, like themes of good vs. evil inspired by Greek myths and classic literature, such as The Odyssey of Homer or Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
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Now that my semester is winding down and I'm not drowning in essays, I've started a Patreon.

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Any and all patrons are welcome. Hopefully over time I can get things rolling. 

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Tower
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Decided to post some of my homework for a change! A single page from my comic scene class. Been getting a lot of helpful tips from my professor so I'm pretty content with how I'm moving forward.
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The Forlorn - Mariella
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A psychotic zealot and expert in dark arts, Mariella serves the royal family with a special glee. In her mind, those she serves are gods among men and even though wields great power herself, she follows orders from those she serves without fault. Dangerous and scheming, she cannot be fully trusted outside of her royal orders.
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ElysiaEF Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Your art has improved. It's amazing.
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Metalks Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Ha. Thank you. Has been a while since I drew you that gift, hasn't it?
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ElysiaEF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Yes, it has. 6 years or so?
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Metalks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Apparently that old drawing was Oct 2013. That three art styles ago!
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ByelobogHorn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! I saw your comment on youtube about art teachers bashing your style in art class and I decided to check out your art. You're good. All I have to say is that you should work on fundamentals, but that's every artist. :D
Good luck in art school.
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SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the WATCH^^
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Chains95 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist
i hope i draw like u 1 day
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Metalks Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Your own work shows promise. Never stop drawing and you will.
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Chains95 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist
Thnx
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AffaOtto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving!
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