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  • Listening to: "Writer's Retreat” by Lloyd Cole
  • Reading: "Comics and Sequential Art" by Will Eisner
  • Watching: Let's Drown Out
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Eating: Blueberry Muffin
  • Drinking: Water

I realise this will seem like a bizarre question to ask, but which adjectives would YOU use describe my artwork/art-style? 

This isn't a thinly-veiled attempt to fish for compliments. I'm trying to work-out what is my "Umbrella Brand" (long story) and one thing is to figure out what over-arching professional style that applies to my work is. Once I figure out how others see my work or what exactly about my style might appeal to them, I can better figure out how to market myself and my work. When I say describe, I don't just mean saying liked simple statements like "good" or "bad". Rather, go more in depth to the art's properties. How you would describe my style or bits about the art that stand out to you? What do you think I have to offer? 

(Though if there places you think I need to improve, don't be shy in telling me.)


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I've also recently decided to take things in a more professional, or at least improved, direction. I plan to eventually get myself a core membership and improve my gallery. I've often cringe looking at my old artwork. Especially when it often appears in that side widget saying "more from this person" when viewing an individual piece. So the best thing is to remake a lot of these pieces tho better reflect my current style. I've made a folder of the god-awful pieces I want to do again. oreopata.deviantart.com/galler…

Its for this reason among many in my real life that I haven't been active as I want to be. There are so many pictures I want to do but finding the time is difficult. I have multiple tasks I can usually dedicate an hour to each day from 9 to 5 in my real life. (and some plus hours after that). But if all goes well, them hopefully I will finally be able to have my own business to start doing commissions and sell art ^^ ATM I have so many other tasks I'm doing: I have concept art for two different projects (One for a little job Ive been approached for and the other being the graphic novel I'm writing), business planning and setting-up, typing the script to my KFP3 critique, documents for my own story planning, reading through research, exercise and health concerns, practicing writing my book's pitch, improving areas in my drawing, write a CV, figure out how to market myself, set up a savings account, invest in purchases related to my business and PLENTY more to do! Not going to lie, I have ended up with a few unpleasant side-effects from overworking. But I'm doing this on my own and I'm determined to perceiver! 

       

Along with these steps, I recon I'll soon be getting rid of the Dream School Teachers Meme. Ive already deleted the Zombie Apocalypse meme, which was pretty pointless of me to make already, considering there are already better versions of this meme on DA. The school teachers meme is what I get more favs and comments for, rather than any of my actual artwork. I'm rather bored with it now. Hopefully once that's gone, I can get things more in order and hopefully have more attention going to the pieces I actually draw.

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LeoMitchell
Leo Mitchell
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Here I am. LeoandLamb: www.youtube.com/user/LeoandLam…

Current Residence: North East England
Favourite genre of music: Anything
Favourite style of art: Western comic book and animation
MP3 player of choice: Loads of memory
Shell of choice: Oogway's.
Wallpaper of choice: Starry night, painting, Batwoman, Lord Shen, a Peacock.
Skin of choice: Soft, healthy, clear and not covered in scars. Which I sadly do not possess.
Favourite cartoon character: LORD SHEN, The outlanders from the Lion King 2, Harley Quinn and other DC villains, King Candy, Robert Callaghan.
Personal Quote: "Its only impossible if you stop to think about it."
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Jun 29, 2016
:iconleomitchell:LeoMitchell has changed their username (formerly Oreopata)
  • Listening to: "Writer's Retreat” by Lloyd Cole
  • Reading: "Comics and Sequential Art" by Will Eisner
  • Watching: Let's Drown Out
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Eating: Blueberry Muffin
  • Drinking: Water

I realise this will seem like a bizarre question to ask, but which adjectives would YOU use describe my artwork/art-style? 

This isn't a thinly-veiled attempt to fish for compliments. I'm trying to work-out what is my "Umbrella Brand" (long story) and one thing is to figure out what over-arching professional style that applies to my work is. Once I figure out how others see my work or what exactly about my style might appeal to them, I can better figure out how to market myself and my work. When I say describe, I don't just mean saying liked simple statements like "good" or "bad". Rather, go more in depth to the art's properties. How you would describe my style or bits about the art that stand out to you? What do you think I have to offer? 

(Though if there places you think I need to improve, don't be shy in telling me.)


*

I've also recently decided to take things in a more professional, or at least improved, direction. I plan to eventually get myself a core membership and improve my gallery. I've often cringe looking at my old artwork. Especially when it often appears in that side widget saying "more from this person" when viewing an individual piece. So the best thing is to remake a lot of these pieces tho better reflect my current style. I've made a folder of the god-awful pieces I want to do again. oreopata.deviantart.com/galler…

Its for this reason among many in my real life that I haven't been active as I want to be. There are so many pictures I want to do but finding the time is difficult. I have multiple tasks I can usually dedicate an hour to each day from 9 to 5 in my real life. (and some plus hours after that). But if all goes well, them hopefully I will finally be able to have my own business to start doing commissions and sell art ^^ ATM I have so many other tasks I'm doing: I have concept art for two different projects (One for a little job Ive been approached for and the other being the graphic novel I'm writing), business planning and setting-up, typing the script to my KFP3 critique, documents for my own story planning, reading through research, exercise and health concerns, practicing writing my book's pitch, improving areas in my drawing, write a CV, figure out how to market myself, set up a savings account, invest in purchases related to my business and PLENTY more to do! Not going to lie, I have ended up with a few unpleasant side-effects from overworking. But I'm doing this on my own and I'm determined to perceiver! 

       

Along with these steps, I recon I'll soon be getting rid of the Dream School Teachers Meme. Ive already deleted the Zombie Apocalypse meme, which was pretty pointless of me to make already, considering there are already better versions of this meme on DA. The school teachers meme is what I get more favs and comments for, rather than any of my actual artwork. I'm rather bored with it now. Hopefully once that's gone, I can get things more in order and hopefully have more attention going to the pieces I actually draw.

  • Listening to: "Dream Warriors” by Dokken
  • Reading: Comic Creators Working Methods
  • Watching: KFP3
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Eating: Blueberry Muffin
  • Drinking: Whiskey & Coke

It’s taken me a fair amount of time, due to a lot of work-related tasks such as writing my graphic novel, setting up an art business and having a potentially good opportunity offered to me along with my own health matters/worries in my own life coming first, naturally I haven't had the time to make viewing and giving my critique on Kung Fu Panda 3 a highest priority. That said, I’ve finally gotten there. I’ve just watched the film tonight, now I just need to write down my review, make the video and catch-up with my friends reviews and thoughts on the film. This will be difficult to do while balancing everything else, but I’ll be sure to make this speedy. By all means feel free to bring up a discussion in the comments below or if there are any other questions you want to ask me. 

I've watched it twice now and taken 8 pages worth of notes and brief musings. Now I just need to format that into a script.

I’ve been meaning to update on many things while I’ve been somewhat absent. So I must say a massive thank you so all of the birthday messages I received back in April, they were much appreciated. Most of all I have to thank you all for your comments and support on the Top 10 Kung Fu Panda Characters project. ^_____^


I’ll update again once the review has been uploaded. x


The Lying Peacock {Speedpaint} by LeoMitchell
The Lying Peacock {Speedpaint}


SPEEDPAINT VIDEO HERE



Another Peafowl piece. This time I thought I’d colour in this sketch I did a while back and experiment with brushes while I was at it. Not going to lie, and you may be able to tell, I did a lot of improvisation. But I think its turned out well enough. It was fun to experiment with the different brush strokes and just get lost in the process. I had some free time to do it while I’m currently busy with so much right now. 

I drew this sketch based on a photograph of a peacock lying down. I think this is the closet Ive ever come to the basic line-art of a reference image without going straight into my more animated style. The picture was attached to an article about how someone had been shooting peacock and this one was found inured. I'll show links to them below. Don't worry, theres nothing graphic shown. 

Hope you guys like!


Total Run Time: 3 Hours & 7 mins


PLAYLIST OF MY SPEEDPAINTS: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…


OTHER PEAFOWL RELATED VIDS FROM ME: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

 


Links to reference image:

a.scpr.org/i/96f7adbed13f9cd96…

www.scpr.org/news/2014/06/25/4…

www.scpr.org/news/2014/07/22/4…

www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/…


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:iconamyturner13:
amyturner13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for the fav !!
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:icontultsi93:
tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav!:+favlove:
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:icontbriddle:
TBriddle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!Huggle! 
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:iconwhosaskin:
whosaskin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconrizuii:
Rizuii Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: :hug:

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:iconrobby-designs:
robby-designs Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thx for the fave :)
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:iconillustrisdesigns:
illustrisdesigns Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi leo thanks a lot for adding my silver/white peacock to your favorites! The support means a lot. Have a lovely saturday! a Hi! from across the pond wink :) (Smile) 
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GJYYNGII Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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:icondestiny3000:
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great day!
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:iconmudstar-sibera:
Mudstar-Sibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Leo! 
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