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Inktober Day Eight by Riana-art Inktober Day Eight :iconriana-art:Riana-art 2 1 Inktober Day Seven by Riana-art Inktober Day Seven :iconriana-art:Riana-art 2 1 Inktober Day Six by Riana-art Inktober Day Six :iconriana-art:Riana-art 5 1 Inktober Day Five by Riana-art Inktober Day Five :iconriana-art:Riana-art 1 1 Inktober Day Four by Riana-art Inktober Day Four :iconriana-art:Riana-art 2 1 Inktober Day Three by Riana-art Inktober Day Three :iconriana-art:Riana-art 2 0 Inktober Day Two by Riana-art Inktober Day Two :iconriana-art:Riana-art 1 0 Inktober Day One by Riana-art Inktober Day One :iconriana-art:Riana-art 1 0 Poppy field by Riana-art Poppy field :iconriana-art:Riana-art 12 2 Lord of the Rings Fan Art form 2002 by Riana-art Lord of the Rings Fan Art form 2002 :iconriana-art:Riana-art 20 4 Coniglietto al Arcimboldo by Riana-art Coniglietto al Arcimboldo :iconriana-art:Riana-art 35 9 Farmer Giles of Ham - A Dragon' s Tail by Riana-art Farmer Giles of Ham - A Dragon' s Tail :iconriana-art:Riana-art 30 18 The Days after Christmas by Riana-art The Days after Christmas :iconriana-art:Riana-art 14 6 Leaf by Niggle IV by Riana-art Leaf by Niggle IV :iconriana-art:Riana-art 19 3 Leaf by Niggle V by Riana-art Leaf by Niggle V :iconriana-art:Riana-art 15 3 Leaf by Niggle III by Riana-art Leaf by Niggle III :iconriana-art:Riana-art 9 1


Appia Antica by malessere Appia Antica :iconmalessere:malessere 8 2 Fly over a sleeping field goldenrood by klaudiakarasek Fly over a sleeping field goldenrood :iconklaudiakarasek:klaudiakarasek 2 1 Sami Angawi house - inner courtyard by TheGreatMC Sami Angawi house - inner courtyard :iconthegreatmc:TheGreatMC 257 25 Insects by megounette Insects :iconmegounette:megounette 187 35 Astro Ice Cream by NickyBarkla Astro Ice Cream :iconnickybarkla:NickyBarkla 212 12 Spring Inspiration by irbi-art Spring Inspiration :iconirbi-art:irbi-art 154 47 How to draw HORSES + HORSE HEADS tutorial by STUDIOBLINKTWICE How to draw HORSES + HORSE HEADS tutorial :iconstudioblinktwice:STUDIOBLINKTWICE 708 48 Albion by Bisart Albion :iconbisart:Bisart 83 33 Jellybots - Page 1 by nicholaskole Jellybots - Page 1 :iconnicholaskole:nicholaskole 1,282 82
Sipping tea with your Muse
   Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.
   The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
   Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
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Nsio explains: Foreshortening by Nsio Nsio explains: Foreshortening :iconnsio:Nsio 9,018 259
Being Historical with doughboycafe
History is cool. I could try to explain why, but if you aren't already interested, there's a better way to get on board: read and/or write historical fiction. Only...I can't say anything there, I don't know anything about historical fiction!
Luckily, dA has a strong cadre of historical fiction writers. I (metaphorically) sat down with one of the outstanding, doughboycafe:
What is "historical fiction"?

I think that it is, quite simply, fiction set somewhere in history. Though it usually draws on one or more actual events, we get to make up the whos and the whys and the hows.
That isn't to say it isn't accurate, however. Historical fiction, good historical fiction, is well researched and the details of the time period, social situation, and culture should reflect real ideas, technology, and cultural values. 

If you have to do the same amount of research, why not nonfiction?

I guess that all depends on your
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Guide to Aging Characters by Majnouna Guide to Aging Characters :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 3,901 332


For my last trip to Aachen I used a real travelling sketchbook for the first time. Its a sturdy thing with about 40 pages of real mould made watercolorpaper, not one of those spiral bound I usually use fo doing thumbnails or little sketches to prepare actual paintings.

The drawings were completely different to the things I usually do and create some way more intense memories than the photos I took, so I highly recoomend to you to try out travelling with such a journey-book as well.

Best choose a sturdy, small and light book with good paper and some easy to use medium such as ball point pens or pencils. Watercolors can be a bit problematic because of the equipment and the time that is required to dry, so I colored the drawings at the evenings in my room. Dont be afraid to mess up a page, just take it easy and relax. Its like holidays for your drawing skills that are usually stressed at the drawingtable.


Doris L.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I remember! Nice to meet you again. :D
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch. So sweet that you support me :hug:
AsliBayrak Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Farmer Giles of Ham - A Dragon' s Tail by Riana-art

:) Featured in tolkien
Riana-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Artist
Aww, thanks a lot for the feature 😊
AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Leaf by Niggle V - featured in tolkien (November)
Riana-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature, it makes me very happy in a day packed with students worries :)!
MyonArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Beautiful, colorful, and funny gallery! Go on with it! :D
AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Alles Gute zum Burzltag und ein schönes, erfolgreiches, kreatives Jahr 2015.
arslanalp Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you have really great works, admired
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