The idea for this feature has developed over the past month or so, triggered by the comments we all get from time to time, like; "'I'll never be able to draw like that" or "I wish I could learn how to do that".
Also around a month ago I was asked a few questions by a very sweet, polite 16 year old girl on here who was extremely grateful that I took the time to answer her.
To cut a long story short, I've taken this girl under my wing in the hope of giving her the encouragement and feedback she lacks from those around her and also to develop her skills and knowledge to the point where she feels confident enough to experiment and grow on her own.
So, this feature is mainly for those just starting out in the world of graphite along with those doubting that they could ever improve beyond their current level and is just a very small selection of graphite artists I both admire and aspire to become as good as. All were chosen for this feature due to the inclusion of early works in their gallery.
I just wanted to add a link to a great article made by
last year on this very subject. I know many of you would have seen it at the time but I'm sure there are plenty who haven't and this is a good opportunity to give it another airing. svenjaliv.deviantart.com/journ…
There is also a great contest starting soon aimed at inspiring others. This is being held by
who is looking for various forms of contributions and offering a number of chances to win 3 months premium membership for just helping with the contest. There is a lot of information on this and it can be found here: ofonesoul.deviantart.com/journ…
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has a new feature for #TheFavouriteShowcase
Centred around Architecture it's a must see, so get your scrawny butts over there and don't forget to fave. zakkiya29.deviantart.com/journ…
Here's the latest feature for you to enjoy and fave from
for anmeher.deviantart.com/journal…Competitions to enter
For those of you who may be interested,
has a contest now running with two beautiful references to choose from. Please take a look with a view to entering or contributing features or prizes. keijunlilja.deviantart.com/jou…
Is also holding a great contest with fantastic prizes, the theme being pet of yours or those you know so go take a look at what's on offer and I'm sure you'll want to enter this. fav.me/d4nzb9h
The talented Pastel and Sanguine artist
is holding a contest to challenge any graphite artist to reproduce a photo of his own. He is offering fantastic prizes for the first 3 places. Details can be found here. arielrgh.deviantart.com/journa…
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