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Bogey :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 6 3 Winter is Coming :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 32 17 Hello Father... :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 13 15 Unbowed :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 35 34 Chaos Helmets :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 1 0 Deep One :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 6 5 The Dark Knight Revisited :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 12 4 Thor the Giant Slayer :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 7 5 Panda :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 3 9 Practice on metal :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 4 2 Archer :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 3 2 Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 7 2
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David :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 7 6
An autumn's day watch :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 15 29 The Clash :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 24 28 Leopard :iconashvanguard:AshVanGuard 34 51

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Another one done... according to the season (Winter is coming).
Admitted, artists with some level of expertise always recommend to draw after references. Until recently, somehow, I did not like the idea. I thought that it would kill creativity. For sure, that's because I'm self-taught and I never got structured access to techniques and mechanisms.

But well
, it sure is a lot of fun and as it turns out, it lets me make giant leaps of progress.
So, let's pretend I am an artist with some level of expertise -
I really recommend every self-taught artist to draw after references :-)


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Hi there,
and welcome to my deviantart account. I'm a Swiss guy who loves drawing (now that's unexpected, I guess... ;-)).
I have a flair for good fantasy and I'm always looking for kindred spirits. I'm here to learn from the best, to find inspiration and to document my improvements made thanks to your brutally honest feedbacks.
So have a look at my work and if you like it, I would be very happy to hear it. And if you don't like it, I would be as happy to learn why not!

PS: I'm not really experienced in doing commissions, but hey, we were all beginners once I guess. So if my work convinces you, I am open for any kind of cooperation - just send me a quick note.
I've been away far too long... the reason is I am quite involved into other very important thing, as for my wedding, for example :-)
With this things done, I can finally get back to my passion. 
So here you go, my new piece of art, the Dark Knight revisited. I've always been a great fan of Mr. Wayne and his Alter Ego, so I thought it would be the perfect entry point for my next step of evolution.

As you can see, I stick to my intention of using colour, although, I admit, it's not really a rainbow. But I'll get a hang on it. What really pleases me is my new paper choice. Using Bristol paper for the first time, I am really keen on how much easier it is to work on it with pencil and tortillons.

I hope you like it and as always, I really appreciate every comment and critique. I owe my progresses mostly to the many critiques and hints I've received so far. Your remarques help me getting better, no matter the tone of voice :-)

All the best and keep drawing!
  • Listening to: Classic Rock Radio
  • Reading: The Ultimate Cigar Book
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Dark Souls 3
  • Eating: BBQ in my garden
  • Drinking: See above and take an educated guess :-)


:iconprojectcomment: Hi there First, let me bow in awe to your skills and capabilities. Your use of colours and techniques in this picture are close to pe...

I am impressed by the highly detailed artwork that you are presenting, even though you label is at a Doodle. It outperforms most of the...


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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery, I really like your style! :D
AshVanGuard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot
4RN13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much sir. And you are so right, Leonidas looks badass. Thanks again and congratulations on your getting married.I wish you all the best.
AshVanGuard Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :-)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Happy Birthday :la: :cake:
AshVanGuard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :-)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
No problem :D
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!
AshVanGuard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What alternative did I have? :-)
TheAbyssArtist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the llama ^-^
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