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How To Draw v1.3
Part 1: What is Drawing?
This is how I've come to understand the act of drawing. It’s best to first set the semantics (the specific meaning of the words) straight, so there are no crossed purposes.
By 'drawing' I mean loosely the act of making visually representative marks on a surface.
Anyone can draw. Anyone can attempt to recreate what they see in front of them - or a scene they imagine - by making marks on a piece of paper. If you hear someone say "I can't draw", slap them for me. As long as they have a moving part to which a pencil can be taped, they can draw.
However, "attempt" is the operative word here... because that's all anyone can ever do. They can come indefinitely close to recreating what they see or imagine, but no matter what they produce, it can always be improved upon. Bear this in mind, I’ll come back to it in a moment.
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Rewards April small by DjamilaKnopf
At I'm sharing the process of the artwork I have made in April. And there's also an exclusive original drawing and print that you can only get through Patreon. I'm eternally grateful for all the support I'm getting. :')
If you want to become a patron of the arts or just learn how I make my illustrations, please check out the site.

Thank you! <3
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Djamila Knopf
Artist | Professional | Varied
My name is Djamila and I am here to make art.
I am interested in surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. My imaginary worlds are filled with simultaneous brightness and darkness, where ghosts and spirits linger in the shadows. I seek to capture a single moment, quiet and frozen in time.

I use the human form as a means to explore and portray abstract concepts from my mind's landscape as well as symbolism to communicate and establish a connection through my artwork.

My drawing style is heavily influenced by Japanese animation and artists such as Iain McCaig, Tran Nguyen and Amei Zhao. I enjoy anything mythical and fantastical. I mainly work digitally, but also have an ongoing series of small ink drawings that I'm selling through my online store:



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insideatree Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery! Watch :heart:
kopfstoff Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Fantastische Ink-Arbeiten... Wirklich wahr. :D
Auf jeden Fall unter Beobachtung. ;)
Panartias Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tolle Galerie - kann mich gar nicht entscheiden, welche Bilder ich favorisiere...Love 
DareGT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a inspiring gallery! This is exactly the kind of quality i want to achieve.

Thanks for the work.
DarkMunkee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
your work is stunning! A real pleasure to see!
GINEVRA71 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Great works
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JadedXIII Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your talent drop kicked me. I wasn't prepared 
Art-By-Anders Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You... are talented! :clap: I... HAVE to follow you! :D 
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