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Snape/Alan Rickman R.I.P :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 3 2 Kylo Ren :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 3 Obi wan kenobi Quick sketch :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 Rey :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 That 50's girl :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 0 0 Natalie Dormer portrait! :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 Dita Von Teese Portrait :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 3 0 Myrddin 7 :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 0 0 Self Portrait Final :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 Selt Portait Part 2 :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 Self Portrait 1 :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 3 0 Digital Self Portrait :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 6 Character Portrait Complete :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 2 0 Character Portrait Sketch :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 1 0 life study of tablet and hand :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 2 0 Gwyneth Paltrow Portrait :iconnickbydeath:NickByDeath 2 0


Alice Gone Wrong 4 :iconvampkate95:VampKate95 4 8 Know WHO? :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 472 11 GIRL :icona70172219:a70172219 642 23 Commission: Alice and September. :iconsuzanne-helmigh:Suzanne-Helmigh 335 36 Beast mccreed :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 167 2 Radio chick :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 88 1 Space lady :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 75 0 Chick! :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 127 1 Pretty lady on a bike :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 105 2 2 :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 122 2 1 :iconrobotpencil:Robotpencil 245 9 See you at SDCC 2015 :iconartgerm:Artgerm 682 42 Harley Suicide Squad :iconartgerm:Artgerm 16,128 368 Gwen Swing :iconartgerm:Artgerm 7,671 172 Supergirl SG Colored :iconartgerm:Artgerm 7,580 125 Supergirl STGCC 2015 :iconartgerm:Artgerm 5,777 171


This piece conveys beauty and horror while the contrast of light and dark tones bring out the story, movement and emotion in the painti...

by Sangrde

First I will start with the thing I don't like about this piece and that is the characters chin, I feel its too long and pointy, its a ...

This is a great character piece, I like your colour choices and emotion used :D i like the little details you have managed to get into t...

This is by far your best piece in your collection on here, your vision is on target and I love the idea behind this, the colours you ha...



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Steven Nicholas Jones
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Check my artist page on facebook and if you like me work, you can like it :D -…

Name: Steven Nicholas Jones.

Age: 22

Birth: 27-Jan-1992

Birth Place: Llanelli, South West Wales

Current Place: Llangennech, Llanelli, South Wales

Hello, Call me Nick.
my hobbies are Drawing, Art, Writing, Movies, oh and gaming.

My goals for the future are to become an artist and start my own business one day in the near future and maybe just maybe write professionally, but I shall leave that to one day at a time and concentrate on my art.

I also love to travel, and collect things and meet new people.

My top Six countries are:

1.) Sweden
2.) America
3.) Wales
4.) Russia
5.) Asia (Himalayas,Nepal)
6.) Spain

I have a wide range of music I listen to such as Rock, Jazz, Metal, Classical, Dubstep and anything else really.

I attended Coleg Sir Gar, Jobs Well and study Digital Illustration.

Other things I am into are Resident Evil which I am hugely obsessed with and anything to do with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I love world cinema film and Television such as The Killing, The Bridge, Wallander and So on... anything Scandinavian really.

My top Four favourite Actors:

1.) Benedict Cumberbatch
2.) Nicolas Cage
3.) Mark Wahlberg
4.) Will Ferrell

My top Four favourite Actresses:

1.) Rooney Mara/Noomi Rapace
2.) Rebecca Hall
3.) Adelaide Clemens
4.) Naomi Watts

As you can tell I love movies, but there are far too many to explain on here just yet, I suppose Its good because it will give us something to chat about once we start chatting.

Current Residence: United Kingdom
Favourite genre of music: All Genres
Favourite style of art: Fine Art, illustration, Comic style
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Jill Valentine
Personal Quote: Barry Burton: That was too close. You were almost a Jill sandwich!

Sketch it Saturday

Anatomy isn't always essential while drawing 

Drawing has always been a tricky task for the amature artist's who are trying to learn how to draw. Especially the youth who can't afford to study art and when they get into a course to study it, no art teacher actually teaches you how to draw, they expect you to already know how to draw so then they make you talk and write about art, apart from actually doing it. Which had happened to me, so even though I have been to college and soon to be going to university, I'm actually self taught and have been for most of my life. 

But what I am here to talk about is the anatomy and how its not actually essential in drawing, im not saying its not relevant or its not needed but, you don't entirely need it, as all you need is to remember the basic shape of the body and the outline of the figure as you can see in my sketches and just draw.

The hardest part in drawing a figure and characters is the proportions and what you can see in my drawing above is that I have done the figure fine but what makes the sketch horrible to look at is the proportions, its one of my biggest weaknesses and its the most important and vital part in making realistic and beautiful characters and its something you all need to consider!! 

So my advice to new artists and amateurs is that don't worry about the anatomy at all, just focus on getting the proportions right and then you will become a great artist sooner than everyone thinks, so take my advice and come back if you need more.

Remember this Process:

Light sketch - Proportions - Light Anatomy - Shading

Do Your Best, Focus Less

my sketch to the left is from imagination, no reference and the sketch to the right is from Photo reference.


Also there is a video on youtube to demonstrate my lack of skills in proportion, but anatomy is from imagination:…

  • Listening to: Five Finger Death Punch :P
  • Reading: Imaginefx Presents Sketchbooks VOL 1
  • Watching: YouTube
  • Playing: None
  • Drinking: Water


Character Designs
Characters will take longer, so if you would like to a character drawn, then feel free to ask!
If you would like a portrait done, then just ask and I will do it!


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Cinder-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey :D how are you? 
NickByDeath Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
im good thanks you? 
RankaStevic Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch. Thank you! Thank you! Hug
NickByDeath Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ahhh its ok :D I like your work :D 
Fyrrea Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you by Fyrrea  
NickByDeath Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ahhhhh its ok =]  Hug :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Levothnix Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey Nick :D haven't talked to you in a while, how have you been? 
NickByDeath Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
heeeeeey and yeah I know youve been silent and I havent seen you!!!! :( lol ive been ok you?
NightshadePro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you SO much for the watch :D
NickByDeath Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ahhh its ok :D thanks for the faves :D 
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