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Brian Hermelijn
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Netherlands Antilles
Who am I?
Hey there! My name is Brian as you all can see by now. Right now what I'm doing is exploring what I'm interested in. I really enjoy the process of drawing.

What drives me?
The thing that drives me to endlessly, continuously learn more is curiosity. The need of expanding my wisdom over drawing, of creating beautiful pieces which can enlightens, inspire, and change once thinking of actions.

Why did I start drawing?
I believe drawing gives you a sense of openness, the freedom to explore your mind, create your own world, build the story you want to unfold from your imagination. And when I draw, its like I'm connecting to a different realm, a different world per say. A different dimension, where everything else is nonexistent. The precious space I get when I draw, it's as if, I'm connecting with a different entity.

Other places you can find me on:

Quotes I live by:
" A year from now, you will wish you had started today. " - Karen Lamb
" We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. " - Albert Einstein
In order to to continue progressing with your art, you should at least have a game plan for the direction you want to head towards to. If you do not pinpoint your weaknesses, you won't improve as much, till you pin them down.

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Here are 5 things that's currently helping me with my drawing journey.

1. Start a drawing project
What do I mean by this? You can start a drawing project specifically for lets say "draw 100 heads" in a matter of 1 week? 2 weeks? You need to set a tangible time frame, which gives you enough time to finish the project. And its not about reaching the quota as fast as you can, more about understanding and learning within the specific set amount of time.

2. Have an accountability partner

Really. If you have an accountability partner, the process of improving will become much easier. Because now you have someone whom you have to notify each time on how your project is going.

3. Create a sketchbook thread on forums (Really important)

By creating a sketchbook thread on forums, you're opening yourself for new possibilities. Because now you can read other peoples insights and thoughts about a piece you're doing. Of course the only downside is, you're gonna get comments that may discourage you. In my opinion though, don't let that be the case. Continue building up the mileage.

4. Observe what you're drawing

By observing your subject, you're letting your mind analyze and save the information, and later you can retain it back. Which helps when you want to implement few ideas together or a color, you can easily do so from your mind. Of course you won't better without deliberate practices.

5. Experiment with other mediums
Sometimes just by continuously doing something with only medium, won't give you as much satisfaction. And by trying other medium, you open more possibilities for other artistic approach you can go with your art. Another thing, you discover what else you can with different mediums.

There a lot of other possibilities out there, to aid with progression. As time pass by, I shall make another thread with other possible advice.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me through PM or in the comment section below.
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StarFire-The-Wolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I have a question. When you do your poses, do you use a small model? or do you free hand it?
Fisharto Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not too sure if this is what you're asking:
But I use reference to do the poses, which can be found on pinterest, tumblr. Everything is by hand. 

Hope that answers your question. 
StarFire-The-Wolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the support! :rose:
Fisharto Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And many thanks for sharing lovely pictures for us to see Clap 
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