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Our Own Messiah by Toradh
Our Own Messiah
Kobi Farhi. I had known that Orphaned Land existed for years, but I only listened to them by accident because I’ve seen them live as support for Blind Guardian this year. And I enjoyed the show a lot. Now I have their albums spinning all the time.
Kobi also said during the show that he wasn’t Jesus, but somehow I can’t believe him. We dubbed him "Metal Jesus". So, Jesus sings and growls and he’s doing it well.

Pencil sketch pimped with texture in Clip Studio Paint, and I used a photo reference.
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The Art of War by Toradh
The Art of War
A little gift for marianus.deviantart.com/ because she provided me with the little star next to my username. Pär Sundström of Sabaton! I suppose the paint on his bass guitar is… consistent with the band’s overall attitude.

Pencil sketch with photo reference pimped with texture in Clip Studio Paint.
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Frozen Thrones are Fancy by Toradh
Frozen Thrones are Fancy
Remember this sketchdump here? (yeah, it's ages old)
toradh.deviantart.com/art/Hear…

I spent hours and hours and even more hours off and on on polishing one of the sketches, and I actually happened to like the result (maybe only because it took me so long that I can hardly believe it, and I lost track of all the hours. What is fucking ice? What are wolves? What is furniture? AND WHAT WAS I THINKING WITH THAT STUPID POSE!?). So I threw quick Photoshop colours on it, and polished them a bit in an even quicker session with Clip Studio Paint. I recently purchased it because I thought I couldn’t go wrong for 15 €. Holy shit, I love it. It does everything that Photoshop does, with neater preset brushes. I’m delighted. Maybe I’ll play around with CSP more often from now on. We’ll see.

All the lack of warm colours here is entirely intentional. You may well criticise my sloppy shading, though…
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Hi folks,

 

so I’ve been thinking back and forth on two things:

1) whether it would pay off to offer prints via fineartprints.de (you could order what you want then!); if you ever considered buying prints from me, what would you wish for? Which painting, which size?

2) whether or not I should get a patreon account. I am afraid I could only pay and get paid via paypal, which I detest, does anybody happen to know whether bank transfer works as well?

What’s more, I wouldn’t be sure about the rewards. I would love to offer every of my potential  backers some personal sketches or something like that, but if I do that for everyone, I don’t have time to finish anything, especially not things I can actually live on! Question is, what could I offer to patrons that won’t consume too much time? Would you be interested in WIP shots maybe, or in hi-res files? Hi-res linearts for practice maybe? I could also offer to give you “votes” for what I should draw/paint next, but with gifts and commissions ahead, I don’t know how much choice I can give you. Is there anything else you would actually be willing to pay me 1 € per month for that doesn’t consume time?

Stretch goals would be easy, though, I have so many project ideas I have no idea how to finish them in a lifetime, and I just hope other people deem them as worthwhile as I do! I’ll try to do them anyway, but not having to, for example, sell bread in order to pay my bills, might make me do it FASTER. A LOT FASTER.

In any case: I need a new job from october onwards, anyway (april 2016 the latest), and I’d really, really prefer to do something I’m actually good at/trained for, which would be, illustration. Sooo, long story’s short, would there be people among you who would actually consider backing me if I do? I kinda fear I will end up backing more people on patreon than having supporters myself, which would be, kinda missing the point.

Please be honest, everything else doesn’t help and will only waste my time thinking about this!

Thank you very much for your opinions! You’re the best!
  • Listening to: Period from FMA:B in shameless infinite loops
  • Drinking: Water. Lots of water.
Earth and Water by Toradh
Earth and Water
This is a book cover I did last year, or rather: one fucking large painting (I think the last my printer managed to spit out before it eventually died, good grief), cut into three pieces for the book covers. They’re freshly out from a small German publishing company this month, so I’d say I can show it now.
(if your German is good enough: www.saphir-im-stahl.de/php/ind…)

It’s for a new edition of the legend of Siegfried, the Nibelungs, and things related, and I had a great deal of fun with it. Those are the best commissions!

I’ve never been quite happy with the figures, but I am still insanely pleased with the colours. I don’t think I have ever managed to paint such a nice sea and mountains as I had managed here.

…It's most definitely a mix of watercolours, liquid watercolours, and at least some drawing ink, but I must admit that I don’t remember at all how much of which.
…Myths are fantasy, right? Hey, I mean, there’s a dragon.
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Hi folks,

 

so I’ve been thinking back and forth on two things:

1) whether it would pay off to offer prints via fineartprints.de (you could order what you want then!); if you ever considered buying prints from me, what would you wish for? Which painting, which size?

2) whether or not I should get a patreon account. I am afraid I could only pay and get paid via paypal, which I detest, does anybody happen to know whether bank transfer works as well?

What’s more, I wouldn’t be sure about the rewards. I would love to offer every of my potential  backers some personal sketches or something like that, but if I do that for everyone, I don’t have time to finish anything, especially not things I can actually live on! Question is, what could I offer to patrons that won’t consume too much time? Would you be interested in WIP shots maybe, or in hi-res files? Hi-res linearts for practice maybe? I could also offer to give you “votes” for what I should draw/paint next, but with gifts and commissions ahead, I don’t know how much choice I can give you. Is there anything else you would actually be willing to pay me 1 € per month for that doesn’t consume time?

Stretch goals would be easy, though, I have so many project ideas I have no idea how to finish them in a lifetime, and I just hope other people deem them as worthwhile as I do! I’ll try to do them anyway, but not having to, for example, sell bread in order to pay my bills, might make me do it FASTER. A LOT FASTER.

In any case: I need a new job from october onwards, anyway (april 2016 the latest), and I’d really, really prefer to do something I’m actually good at/trained for, which would be, illustration. Sooo, long story’s short, would there be people among you who would actually consider backing me if I do? I kinda fear I will end up backing more people on patreon than having supporters myself, which would be, kinda missing the point.

Please be honest, everything else doesn’t help and will only waste my time thinking about this!

Thank you very much for your opinions! You’re the best!
  • Listening to: Period from FMA:B in shameless infinite loops
  • Drinking: Water. Lots of water.

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Franziska Wenzel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Germany
I won't join groups anyway, so please stop sending me invitations! Thank you!

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"Meedyevilist" aka Anglo-Saxonist in spe, which means that I, too, fell at Hastings in 1066. I‘m like Gawain, I only function in the sunlight. And only at 20°.
In case this isn’t obvious, I love music, certain animals, and the sky. The only thing I love more are certain people.
In case that isn't obvious either, I also draw and paint, because, well, nobody ever stopped from doing it and it's a good way to clear pictures from my mind. It also resulted in me being a semi-professional illustrator. Yes, I'm for hire!

Tumblr blog: toradhart.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/Toradhart
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Nice gallery:)
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Toradh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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GoldenLionofRa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
I was going to comment on your Sonata Arctica drawing, but then I saw there are many more beautiful drawings in your gallery... great work :)
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't mind nice comments on ANY picture, really :D. Thank you!
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Benevolent-Son Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have beautiful art. :D
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Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Happy Birthday!  Hope it's a great year.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Who doesn’t… thank you!
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HikariShuyo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Really love all your drawings! Keep 'em up! God bless you!
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