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About Traditional Art / Artist Zelda T.Female/United States Recent Activity
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Escapism by QuillandPaper

I thought this was a very cute portrait (I don't mean that in a negative way). The girl's face is cute, the tilt of her head, the expre...

I really like the concept of this painting. The background of foliage is unique but I think it works. It's just strange enough (in a go...


LOL! As some of you may have noticed, a lot of my art lately has been drawing (mostly pencil) and some more figure drawing.

Recently I returned to taking classes in life drawing. It's been long overdue! I used to take figure drawing class at least once a year (if not several times a year), but there has been a long lapse, which made me feel like I was losing my edge. So finally I managed to get back to it, and it's been wonderful. So, expect to see more figure drawing (i.e. nudes) in my gallery.

I've mentioned this in my blog but I'll say it here too: figure drawing is a core part of many artists' education and a lot of us return to figure drawing regularly to keep our skills sharp.

I know that some people (even some artists!) think there's something wrong with drawing nudes (like it's "indecent"), but to me, it's all about stretching my drawing capabilities, and life drawing is one of the best ways to do that! So, I apologize if anyone doesn't like the nudes, but they are here to stay. If you want to avoid seeing any nudes, you can change your settings in dA so all "adult" content is filtered out. I always tag my figure drawings as "adult," following DeviantART's rules.

In case some of you are wondering about some of the Richard Armitage painting works-in-progress, never fear, they're in the queue, waiting to be finished! Right now I have a John Porter ("bondage") oil painting, a Guy of Gisborne acrylic painting (that started rocky but I know I can fix) and a Lucas North oil painting. I have some more portraits planned as part of my ongoing "Richard Series" of artwork.


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Zelda T.
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: United States
Favourite genre of music: All kinds
Favourite style of art: Impressionism
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Either Richard Armitage or something with scenic mountains.

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davegodme Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a very great stuff in here. Your work is outstanding. You are so amazing! I am a big fan of your artwork. I will share a amazing song to you in return. [link]
painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:wave: Hello and welcome to :iconanimalreferencephoto:

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Thank you! :lol:
Silent-winterland Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I mean sorry for the weird comment lolz XDD
Silent-winterland Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh...about the eyesight problem...I found some eye balls going left but the person is actually looking do u draw the eyesight correctly?
orangepanda124 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You literally made me gasp when you gave me 200 points. I would love to tell him, but he blocked me. Thank you for being a amazing person. And you earned yourself a watch. I love Richard Armitage too :)
zeldat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
No problem, and thanks for the watch! And you have good taste in British actors too! LOL
orangepanda124 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
British actors are actually my favorite haha
Illuminating-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love looking through your gallery. All your pieces have their own unique feel and you seem to do great with variety (different ethnic groups, different poses, etc.).
zeldat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
IthiliamStock Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks for the Watch!
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