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Dame Helen Mirren by s-carter
Dame Helen Mirren
Another older piece that I feel is one of my better ones. 

Wishing I'd finished more of the composition than cutting off the rest of her arm and body, but I'll know that next time :la:

Warm and Cool grey Copic markers on Bristol Board. (40+ hours of work).

:facebook: Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hstewartartis…
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Hello to you all! :wave:

I have been absent from DeviantArt for a while now. I've uploaded a few things over the past months but I find myself rarely engaging fully with it anymore. I don't really have an explanation of reason as to why, but I guess I'm feeling like I'm not getting the most out of it, or making it work for me.

I'm also having a little "midlife crisis" with my art, in that for a while now I've been struggling to find my own style. I have many inspirations, and in the past I've tried my hand at channeling a few different artists to see if something will emerge, but I just feel like I'm doing a poor version of their respective styles combined. I know this is something that every artist goes through at some point during their life, but I guess I'm just struggling with my OCD and perfectionism as well as trying to find a style that is representative of me. If anyone has any tips on how to combat any of these obstacles, please let me know.

Other than all that drama I've also started a new job. Nothing too exciting at the moment but it's bringing in money, so that's a relief. Nothing art-related, either.

So, overall, life seems to be a little flat just now. Struggling to find freelance work as well as private work, and also learning the ropes of my new job. All of this while caring for my mum and looking for a new place to live. Ugh . . . *sigh*

Never mind. I hope you are all well, and I apologise in advance for this long and pitiful blog entry.

Love&Kisses! :heart:
Dame Judi Dench by s-carter
Dame Judi Dench
So, I've been gone a while . . .

Apologies. I've just started a new job as well as a number of other things that require my attention, hence my prolonged absence.

Don't know if any of you remember but about a year ago I uploaded a Dame Judi Dench piece here, however I constantly fall out of love with my work. Therefore, a number of months later, I decided to try and create another piece, using all the skills and tricks I'd learned in between, and also deleted the old one from my gallery.

This is the finished result. Mixture of warm and cool grey Copic markers on Bristol Board. A little tweaking in Photoshop as well.

Hope you all like. I shall try and keep the upload stream coming over the next few weeks as I have a number of pieces that haven't made it on to here.

:facebook: Facebook: www.facebook.com/hstewartartis… :thumbsup::la:
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Whitney by s-carter
Whitney
Working through some things I've had sitting on my hard drive for a while now, so here is something that took me ages to complete.

The late, great, Whiteny Houston. Such a loss to the music world.

I regularly update my Facebook page, so do make sure you head over there and Like :thumbsup: so you don't miss a thing. Link below.

Copic markers, bristol board and PSE 7.0 (editing).


Art © Harley Stewart 2014

Facebook Social Smiley www.facebook.com/hstewartartis… :la:
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Harley
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
Favourite style of art: I prefer the more traditional forms of art but I do admire many different genres and styles.
Favourite Cartoon Character: Storm, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, Lara Croft, Sydney Savage... the list goes on.
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Hello to you all! :wave:

I have been absent from DeviantArt for a while now. I've uploaded a few things over the past months but I find myself rarely engaging fully with it anymore. I don't really have an explanation of reason as to why, but I guess I'm feeling like I'm not getting the most out of it, or making it work for me.

I'm also having a little "midlife crisis" with my art, in that for a while now I've been struggling to find my own style. I have many inspirations, and in the past I've tried my hand at channeling a few different artists to see if something will emerge, but I just feel like I'm doing a poor version of their respective styles combined. I know this is something that every artist goes through at some point during their life, but I guess I'm just struggling with my OCD and perfectionism as well as trying to find a style that is representative of me. If anyone has any tips on how to combat any of these obstacles, please let me know.

Other than all that drama I've also started a new job. Nothing too exciting at the moment but it's bringing in money, so that's a relief. Nothing art-related, either.

So, overall, life seems to be a little flat just now. Struggling to find freelance work as well as private work, and also learning the ropes of my new job. All of this while caring for my mum and looking for a new place to live. Ugh . . . *sigh*

Never mind. I hope you are all well, and I apologise in advance for this long and pitiful blog entry.

Love&Kisses! :heart:

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Kedori Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Always great to see my work making it to your favourites.  I am glad that you like "THAT Dream" that much.
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s-carter Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! :thumbsup: I believe exceptional work deserves appropriate praise. Though the sexy, half-naked man always helps in a piece making it to my favourites, hah :love::la:
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Kedori Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha.  I seem to be half naked in most of my photos ;)
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s-carter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, if you've got it . . . :la:
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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s-carter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend! Sorry I've been terrible at keeping in touch - life is so hectic. Hope you're well :love::hug:
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem buddy, I know life can be hectic at times.
I'm doing fine here, I hope you're doing well too! :love:
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Soturisi Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch!
and I would lke to invite you to my facebook page, I submit more drawings, wips and sketches ^^ > www.facebook.com/SoturisiIllus…

have a nice day!
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s-carter Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're more than welcome! :thumbsup:

Liked your page as both myself, and my Artist's Page on Facebook. If you would like to then feel free to give it a like also, as I post more there than DeviantArt: www.facebook.com/hstewartartis…

Hope you're well! :la:
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch! :D
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