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Caeryx

Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Here on dA, I draw manga and anime characters from scratch. Many are just copies of already-existing pictures, others are originals.

I ONLY use graphite, on A4 paper, scanned. Photoshopping is minimal, I only use brightness/contrast to correct gamma and luminosity to match the actual drawing the best I can to reality. Nothing else, which is the least I can say for most other people on here who claim to do the same thing, what you see here is no different from the actual drawing.

PEOPLE WHO USE DIGITAL SMOOTHING IN TRADITIONAL ART ARE SILLY. There are ways to do it traditionally, it's a big slap in the face to those of us who actually do take the the time to do it manually.

I am often away from dA due to my musical commitments in SmackHandle, for which I write music and play guitar.

CHECK US OUT: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u54_q7…

We will be releasing our self-titled full-length debut LP later this year!

SUPPORT ANONYMOUS.

Take the time to check out the photography of our bass guitarist, :iconnml-photography:, who is also here on dA.
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First and foremost, I wish to apologise to many of my long-time watchers who over the years, even on my older profile that I abandoned, have offered me much support and always enjoyed my artwork. I didn't really want to leave for so long.

I want to say that I'm finally back here and actively producing artwork. I am in fact, in the process of drawing again- this time I think I can honestly say that what I'm about to produce is going to push the bar as high as I've been able to push it.


20140119 012942 by Caeryx

This is going to be employing many new forms of techniques that uses different drawing equipment (all pencil still, NO INK) as I have been learning how to blend and emphasise pencil drawings to the point where they look close to digital art. If this succeeds then I believe I am facing one hell of a future here on dA. I don't want to let you people down anymore. I feel I now have the ability to produce some insane quality artwork and I don't want to waste my ability like I have been doing for the last year.

I have noticed that a lot (if not all) of the popular full-pencil traditional anime art is really good looking but heavily Photoshopped (blending, correctional stuff, anything that makes it look better than the actual real-life image). As I myself am becoming very proficient in Photoshop, I am becoming able to notice these techniques as employed on a lot of these drawings (now remember I'm talking about full-graphite pencil, black and white). I find it very deceiving. I don't really condone it- I just think that if you're going to take the time to create something so close to reality (pencil is very traditional, it is rooted in traditionalism. No matter what style you draw, you can't argue that fact) then you should make the source material as truthful as possible. If you aren't skilled enough to do such things on your own back, with your own two hands then why the hell would you misrepresent your own artwork by heavily changing it through digital media? Yes, yes. It looks much better. But what if you could actually do that with your ability as an artist?

That is a far more respectable and valuable tool as a traditional artist than Photoshop is. At least, I think so. I will strive towards this goal in the face of those who do not. I want my drawings to be better and better. I want my scans to reflect exactly that which I have created with my own two hands.

I'm busy as hell at the moment, it should take me around 2-3 weeks to complete this now. With that said, I have been working on it quite a lot already. Getting the line art right for this was very time consuming... There were a lot of smoke breaks involved :iconfacepalmplz:

Well, I hope many of you will enjoy it when it's done. THERE'S A LOT MORE TO COME! I've seen a lot more anime since I left dA and I have a lot of really inspirational characters to draw!

~

As we all know art is what keeps many people sane. I just so happened to forget that this art did something special to me. I makes me feel empowered as a human being, it allows me to refresh from the bullshit of every day life. I'm sure that many other people feel this same way. That emotion only pushes us artisans to strive harder in the face of those that are annoying, ignorant and downright irritating. A lot of people have been pissing me off in my work and personal life and this is becoming an incredibly satisfying escape again.

Peace and love, from your friendly Anon metal-loving hippy,

~Caeryx
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
  • Playing: Pokémon HeartGold
  • Drinking: Tea

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:iconnml-photography:
NML-Photography Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder what's for dinner?
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DreamPalette Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch and the llama!
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whateverman32 Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama.
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Caeryx Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :icongwompplz:
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DarknessGaVeMEWINGS6 Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama
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Caeryx Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're more than welcome. :icongwompplz: 
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DarknessGaVeMEWINGS6 Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CX
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:iconpokka-chan:
Your.... Your... Your art is...
AMAZIIING!!!! So I have to wacth you ^^ (if you don't mind)
Onion emo 2 It's so beautiful... that my eyes hurt (crying)
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NML-Photography Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude you should keep up the drawing when you can, if you can get 5 mins from band, seems a shame to waste the talent.
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NML-Photography Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
MADMAN COMING!!!
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