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I got a 3 surprises this week concerning my artwork.

First (most important)..... my beautiful wife has finally told me that she'd let me draw a portraiture of her... Which is a surprise in itself cause she's been telling me for YEARS "No"... lol. But after seeing what interest I've gotten here on deviantART & all the other artist we've seen here, she said that I can draw her if I like.... now we just gotta agree on what kind of portraiture I can do. I have a few ideas BUT she wants something else entirely (geez I hate picky models.... lol).

Second & Third..... I got a return reply from two beautiful models (one from Australia, the other from Austria) who I asked if I can draw something of them from one of their photos... both said Yes!!!... :)
The interesting thing about both of them is it's the first time I'm working from photos from professional models, other portraiture's in the past have been from magazines or from customers I've taken a photo of to work from. The detail on these two will be important cause it's been awhile since I've been 10 years since I've drawn anything, so we'll see.
BUT just as important, one of them agreed to let me work from one of her nude pics... I've never really worked on a nude image before. The closest I've come is my J-Lo image, but she's turned on her side & partially covered (and it was a ad in a mag, so it had to be tastefully done), so it's considered safe..... but the image I've selected (which she said yes to) is a full nude, but artistically beautiful.... so we'll see how others like it when (or if) I do it.

So there you have it, if I start drawing again soon, I have 3 images almost ready to work on... there's actually a 4th & 5th image I wanna do, but they're tricky cause they're of friends of mine & I haven't asked them yet.... so we'll see how those turn out in time.... Wish me luck... ;)


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
My name is Arthur, but I go by Sticks online

I'm just a regular guy married to a great woman... :)

I'm a self-taught graphite artist who just picked up a pencil one day & just practiced forever. I've always been fascinated with artwork that's so close to a photograph that people need to take a second look to make sure. Although I'm very happy with what I've done for 20 years, I've also seen so much GREAT work from others all over the world... and they are my inspiration to try and do better.

I'm also interested in anime/manga style art from friends who do great work. I haven't tried my hand at it yet, but someday......

I've actually haven't drawn anything since '03, but I hope one day to start again and never stop.

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MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi ^^


Have a great day ~
MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jimescaflowne Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice gallery! we have the same interest! try to visit mine as well, i hope you will like it :)
WheresYour-HeART Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi :) 

Thank you so very much for the watch and the favorites :D I truly appreciate it! :rose:
Sticks-Ara Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome. Your work is great.... :)
Master-of-Onion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks for favorite :)
Sticks-Ara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. It's very cool..... :)
Master-of-Onion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I like it too, it came together nicely and it was a cool gift for someone special :)
bmag11 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Sticks, Like you, I'm getting back into it after a long break and I gotta say, it's easier than I thought it would be.  But it's something I gotta do.  Wasted talent is one of the great tragedies in life.  It'd be a shame to not keep making great art.  So keep it up, some way, some how and have fun doing it. 
Sticks-Ara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.... I will... :)
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