Shop More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Official Beta Tester Ariel R. G. H.31/Male/Chile Group :iconsepiasanguinelovers: SepiaSanguineLovers
Sepia and sanguine colours
Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
16 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 251 Deviations 14,542 Comments 39,736 Pageviews


:iconemcorpus: :iconartsouls143: :iconsinistrosephosphate: :iconmiirex: :iconannbeccamorti:


Well, in my heart what I really wanted to do was to paint typical Chilean landscapes and scenes. Even if no one buys such paintings, that is, deep down, what I wanted to do. I've been away, now I want to reestablish relations with my home country. There are so many things that are wrong with it. So what, there are wrong things with every country, this is not a perfect world. It is cool, though, to travel abroad to know the difference.

I admit it, I am a big fan of Mrs. Pamela Earleywine. I wanted to do stuff like hers, but with Chilean subjects.

The trouble was, I don't get out of the city often. I have a day job, you know, and a house to take care of. Expenses. And last summer (I mean last February, remember this is the Southern Hemisphere) I just couldn't get out on vacation. So no typical Chilean scenes for reference. I was running out of references. Then I finished my roses painting, and shared it on Facebook. Having seen it, this fellow, Mr. David Aravena a/k/a "Chumingo", who is a technician at the lab next door to ours, showed me his pictures. Turns out he's an amateur photographer and he had some really nice pictures to show. And his subject is, you know, typical Chilean scenes. He offered me to sell me some, for me to paint. You can see how that was an offer I couldn't refuse. :giggle:

So now I have pretty cool references for the rest of the year and probably next year also. And I won't have to change what I wanted.

Next up on the list is a typical Chilean scene, but not one by Chumingo. It is going to be one by myself. :nod:
Celebrating the 14th anniversary of DeviantArt, here's a bit of history.

I joined DA in August 2007 mostly to keep up with a friend. Back then I had my hobbies kind of "on hold" because that was a kind of sad year for my career. I was supposed to finish my thesis but I procrastinated a lot. I played PC games. I was very lazy. Not that now I am not, but back then I really wasn't motivated to seriously pursue music. I don't consider myself particularly good at music, I had tried to compose stuff but it turns out I really suck at playing anything because my hand coordination is pretty bad. I can play chords in a guitar and have pretty good hearing, can sing decently, and that's about it. I was sore I couldn't be any better at that. I had done a number of realistic drawings (portraits) using graphite and sanguine/sepia sketching pencils which were kind of alright. After signing up, I uploaded a drawing of my parents, but nothing else. It seemed that was it with DA, that I would never pursue it again but I never bothered to close my account, and indeed logged in a couple of times.

Fast forward to 2009. I was in Canada getting my Ph.D. and one time I went to Staples, and just couldn't resist the temptation of buying some supplies to pursue again my drawing hobby. I progressed from graphite to charcoal. After a bit of practice, I was able to do this:
Elizabeth Taylor 2010 by ArielRGH

When I went back to Chile for vacations, I bought again my sketching pencils, and retrieved my old pastel pencil box. I continued pursuing that:

Charlize Theron 2011 by ArielRGH

Later I moved on to full colour pastel:

I'll Wait For You in the Woods by ArielRGH

After a hiatus spanning mid-2012 to early 2013, I came back as a colour pencil artist:

Bath of Light by ArielRGH

Blue by ArielRGH

And this year I took oil painting:

Where Boats are Cars 2014 by ArielRGH

I have had a lot of fun in DA, and learnt things I couldn't have learnt otherwise. I hope I can continue to be here for many years.
And now I think about it, I know exactly what I am all about. There's a thought that has crossed my mind since quite a long time ago. I have refused to try to do it. I have always thought "Seriously, paintings like that would suck, how could I paint that, it feels so forced"

But seriously, what else am I going to paint?

I'll explain it to you guys as we go along. Things will become complicated, but I like to teach and I'll try to be helpful.

Stay tuned ;)

Want a clue? Try this:…

Wanna see the reference for my upcoming drawing 'Yellow'? 

14 deviants said get to my scrapbook then :)


Ariel R. G. H.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
dA-friendly Spain Flag by ArielRGH De niño me gustaban las historietas y caricaturas de televisión, pero mientras estaba en la enseñanza secundaria aprendí a dibujar estilo realista tradicional, especialmente retratos. Dejé de dibujar un tiempo para hacer de la música mi hobby, pero retomé el dibujo a fines de 2009, y ahora en 2014 comencé a pintar al óleo. Estoy dedicado a representar paisajes y escenas típicas de mi país, Chile, para decorar las paredes de mi casa, o quizás la tuya, si quieres comprarme una pintura :)

Este es mi hobby que hago por las noches. De día soy científico, especializado en nanobiomateriales, espectroscopia amplificada por plasmón y microscopía de fuerza atómica.

dA-friendly UK jack by ArielRGH As a kid I liked comics and TV cartoons, but while in secondary school I learnt to draw in traditional realistic style, especially portraits. I stopped drawing to make music my hobby, but I took again drawing in late 2009, and in 2014 I took oil painting. I am dedicated to represent typical scenes of my country, so as to decorate my home, and maybe yours too, if you'll buy a painting from me :)

This is my hobby, which I do by night. During the day I am a scientist, specializing in nanobiomaterials, plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy.


Add a Comment:
philippeL Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the favs!!!
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, doc! 

Long time no see. how have you been? 
How is everything going with you? 

Thanks very much for your visit. And thanks for adding more of my work to your list of favourites. I know I've said it before, but I really appreciate your support!

With many thanks,
miirex Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave!
ArielRGH Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
elodie50a Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist

Thanks very much for the favs :iconjacksparrowlaplz:

If you like my work, you can also follow me there. 

Best wishes :ahoy:

Elo Sparrow Poster by elodie50a

an-coro Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fave!!:D (Big Grin) 
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :D
LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ThankYou by KmyGraphic  so much for all the latest faves Ariel!! :handshake: 

ArielRGH Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My entire pleasure Michael :D
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Ariel for your continued support, and the faves!! :heart:
Add a Comment: