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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:…
Or other people's walls. That is the motivation behind my drawings and paintings these days.

I mean, it was, and it is pretty cool to draw faces. If you do that, please keep doing it. Often when I show my older drawings to other people, they of course approve of my, uh, decent technical skills. But then the awkward questions come: who's the model? Nah, I just found those pics in the net. (?)

There are absolutely lovely faces among celebrities. Beautiful, sculpted bodies. So I drew, uh, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron and Zoe Saldana. But really, what do they mean to me? Would I hang a picture of them on the wall? Do I really like them, or their movies, so much as to hang a picture on my wall? I don't watch a lot of TV either. I don't find a lot of meaning in drawing scenes from TV series, or movies. It works really well for other people. Just not for me.

I love women. The female body is really pleasant to look at in artworks. (Uh, there are children reading this, so I'll refrain from discussing eroticism :giggle:) But what would my guests say if I hang, uh, an "akt" in my living room? Both my mother and my girlfriend would certainly disapprove. There is room for drawing naked girls, but they will have to remain in my portfolio. =P No worries, you guys here in dA will still get to see them.

Nature seems to elicit less questions, haha. I guess it's easier to understand that I like nature. It's more of a common ground. Beautifully drawn faces are super popular in dA. I drew a number of those myself. But a lot of people seem to find landscapes quite boring, and I wonder whether the late Bob Ross has anything to do with that. I guess his approach of "oil painting for everyone" made his art form very common, less unique and seemingly less interesting. You don't know Bob? He used to have a TV show in the US where he would teach people how to paint. Today you can find pieces of his show in YouTube (as well as several parodies). Well, he painted landscapes which he made up almost on the fly. Rivers, waterfalls, blue mountains in a distant background. Yeah, exactly what you think when they tell you a landscape with oils. I don't think he was the first to paint that style, but I think his show made it super popular. You can also find on YouTube the young Kevin Hill who does something very much like that. Anyway, a lot of people caught on with oil painting with Bob's show, and they would paint stuff in his style. Probably you've been to a flea market or any sort of exhibition, and boom, there's somebody selling the typical oil landscapes. And a lot of people catch on and buy that stuff, and hang it in their walls. I'm sure you've been to a house where they have them, if you don't already own one of those. After considering that, I guess I can't blame people if they find landscapes boring.

So... a review of the literature will tell me what others have done. The question is, what should I do? So far I am still copying references, and although I have changed the subject matter, things are painted essentially the same way I learnt after drawing portraits. I just wish I had a subject matter I really feel identified with, to turn into a style of my own. Kind of to tell people "this is me", at least art-wise. Bob Ross painted peaceful landscapes. Rembrandt painted mostly portraits. Rothko painted colours and stripes. Aleksandr Yuzhakov paints seascapes with sailboats. Vladimir Volegov paints beautiful Russian girls that almost never look at you. My dA friend Pam Earleywine is all about wildlife in the Northwest United States. Wlodzimierz Kuklinski does those beautiful girls in contrasted scenes that often include a grand piano for no reason. And so many others with a pretty consistent style, whose artwork I admire that are pretty much big declarations "This is who I am!" I love them for that. And I am not alone.

I just have to figure out now the message I want to spread to the world :D Or who I am, if you want to put it like that. Then I'll be proud to hang that stuff on my wall. And so will other people, I hope.
Hey guys, thought you'd like to follow me on Facebook as well:…
In these days it seems to have a more immediate reach than dA.
See you around :D

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

13 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. 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. Más que hacer copias fieles de una foto, a lo que apunto es a hacer cosas bonitas.

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 realist style. I stopped drawing to make music my hobby, but I took again drawing in late 2009, and in 2014 I took oil painting. More than a faithful copy of a photo, what I aim for is making beautiful things.

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.


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YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you from all my heart!!!!)))))
ArielRGH Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
Arferia Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav! :)
ArielRGH Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your faves and watch as well :nod:
Arferia Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
stevie-wydder Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thank you for the new fave ! :)
ArielRGH Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My entire pleasure :D
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s very much appreciated.
ArielRGH Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My entire pleasure :D
Pevansy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fave Ariel :)
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