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Leo Mitchell
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom

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Our art class held a private exhibition allowing us to have a nice day to enjoy some niblets and see the mining art we’d all done these past months; set-up for display on the stage in the village hall. Though there were plenty to go around, I’m still happy I bought my own plastic mounts: they worked really well and I know will come in handy again someday.
As someone who is very proud to be a Northerner, I’ve really been enjoying our work on the local coal mining history. It’s a subject that lends itself well to different subjects and ideas. I’ve still got big plans to do more pieces based on the subject. Perhaps I can display them for our public exhibition, said to be in August*.

It was such a joy to see everyone’s work in frames and proudly on display. I can hardly describe the joy I felt to be a part of it. I’m pretty much the “baby” of the class and yet I was amongst professionals that liked my work. People were fond of my coal miner on A2 paper - even though he wasn’t done. But Trish did say that we could show unfinished pieces. The other pieces I brought were the study sketched I did when I visited the Mining Art Gallery and a new comic-inspired, double piece that I nearly made myself ill drawing. 
Canary in a Coal Mine (1-2) by LeoMitchell Canary in a Coal Mine (2-2) by LeoMitchell

Remind me to never try and do two pictures in only two days again. EVER. 

I’ll talk more about the process behind the comic pages when I upload them. But let’s just say I really pushed my limits in terms of what I thought I could do or get done in such a short amount of time. For a couple of reasons, I only had two days to pencil and ink the two pages. Early 5:00am mornings now combined with staying up past midnight to finish them. Even as I called my mum to tell her about it, she noticed how tired and drained I sounded, in spite of my joy. But rest assured, I was and (as of typing this) still full of beans! 

Once I got back home, I had a celebratory drink with my neighbour. As soon as he saw me at his door, he was chuffed to hear all about it. My comic made him laugh a lot harder than I thought it would. Then it was back to my home to order myself a comforting Chinese takeaway and embrace the slacker lifestyle for the weekend. 

Even today as I have a well-deserved rest, I’m as happy as a clam! I feel a sense of joy and pride in myself I haven’t experienced in a long, long time. I’ve pushed myself further than I thought I could and have reaped the rewards. Combine this with so many other great things happening to be lately with my art; Be it the Dolan Kart contest, the comments I’ve been getting since joining twitter, the feedback from professional artist in my class, and I feel a (rarely experienced) sense of hope for my future and career. 

Let’s hope I can improve more from here. 



Since 8th June is apparently #GhostbustersDay, you bet I’m going to be drawing something to celebrate! I’ve been hoping to do some Ghostbusters fan-art for a while now. I love the original films and the IDW comics. GhostLa 
GhostBusters v2 
No matter what happens with my art in the future. Nothing will ever compare to the excitement on my 2-year old nephew’s face when he sees me get some paper out, or his reaction of “WOW-EE!” when I draw him a picture he requests. <3
This Thursday is my art class’s private exhibition on #MiningArt.  I’m going to be very busy finishing some pieces this week. After all that, I hope to do some #Bendy_and_the_ink_machine fan-art. I’ve got something very special planned after ch.5 is released.
I’m going to start uploading new and old artwork on there, so be sure to follow me! Thank you! ^^ Twitter Icon 
At the moment I’m struggling with finding the right materials and methods to package art prints. The A4s are one thing, it’s a bit tricker for the larger, A3+ (13” x 19”). It’s difficult to find poly bags, card backing and envelopes of those exact measurements. I worry using A2 packaging would look inelegant and create the wrong idea about the print’s size when it arrives. I’m still looking through and but I’m still stuck for options. I’m wondering if anyone with more experience with these could offer some advice I might not find elsewhere? It would be much appreciated. Also, which would you recommend or have done before? Selling prints flat or rolled up?


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pinkythepink Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
NathanKroll Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav:D Ghostbusters On The Job by NathanKroll
DrawingNynke Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for adding Peacock by DrawingNynke  to your favourites :hug:
Llythium-art Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving my 2018 - Commissions prices - OPEN !
DrawingNynke Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for adding Bird sketches by DrawingNynke  to your favorites :hug:
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