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So recently I bought a nice nib-pen set and some black ink from an awesome arts and crafts shop. Afterwards I kinda regretted buying them and they sat on a shelf gathering dust. The day before yesterday I was on Skype, talking to Willow-AM, she read some for her awesome poetry/rants to me (I suggest that you go onto her DA and her Sound Cloud to read/listen for yourself!). Listening to her reading the poetry triggered some part of my brain to go 'Hey... I feel like drawing some illustrative-style pieces' which might be due to the thought before which was 'her poetry is very good, she should do a book'. So the next day I broke out my nib-pen, ink and water-colours and re-discovered my love for good old-fashioned drawing/painting... I admit I kinda neglected drawing due to some pretentious, itsartonlyifitlookscontemporaryandabstract tutors telling me that it is too 'safe', whatever the fuck that means. My first couple attempts were a bit bad, but slowly and surely the gears started turning and I was coming up with lots of cool ideas for what I could draw. I ended up drawing a Cherry Blossom tree shedding its rosy blossom into a stream, a pretty picture for Willow as a little thank you for giving me inspiration.

Cherry Blossom by MetalOxide-Creations

I started looking through photographs in my image bank; a folder on my computer filled with hundreds of my own photographs that I can refer back to for inspiration. I stumbled across a photo that I shot at Wat Tyler Park, it was a pathway which lead into a wooded area, but the trees arched over and it looked a bit like a secret passage. Due to the heavy rainfall, the path had turned into a miniature stream. I edited the photo and uploaded it as it is a pretty good shot and then proceeded to start creating a water colour and ink piece based on it. The piece is also inspired by the scene in the film My Neighbour Totoro, where Mei is crawling through a forest tunnel, after Totoro's miniature colleagues. 
Passage by MetalOxide-Creations


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Curtis Tandoh
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom

{About me}

I am an artist who uses different media and materials to make meaningful outcomes.
I am not be the best artist in the world, but I am very passionate about what I do and
try as hard as I can.

Love reading, drawing comic books, UFO's and extraterrestrial life, collecting trading cards, listening to rock music, listening to metal music, listening to the blues, listening to classical music, philosophical thinking whilst out and about, sci-fi themes, maths problems, chemistry, biology, documentaries... :D

{Commissions open}
If you want to get some architectural models, terrain for war-gaming or miniature war-gaming figurines done, then I am your guy. Just drop me a note or an email detailing what you want done, then I can give you a price and we can discuss payment. I don't have a standardised price for commissions, it all depends on how much time and money is needed. I am reliable, professional and relatively quick, all of my clients have been really pleased with the work I have created for them.


What is your favorite Zombie Film? 

4 deviants said Dawn of the Dead
3 deviants said Resident Evil
2 deviants said 28 Days Later
2 deviants said I am Legend
2 deviants said Shaun of the Dead
2 deviants said Zombieland
No deviants said [REC]
No deviants said Braindead


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RichWalker 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Hey Curtis, thanks for the favourite on Lake Elisia, just had a quick read of your journal man and I've got to say 'don't listen to anyone but yourself' these so called critics that take some kind of pleasure out of shooting people down in flames are failed artists and fucking wannabes.  I don't usually swear on here, but some people really get to me and your journal kind of stoked me up a bit. Have a good evening man -rich
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BMIllustration 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorites :)
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NathiPhotography 2 days ago  New member Student Photographer
Thank you for your faves and your Llama <3
Glad you like my work!
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SymmetryIsKeyDTK 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorite and llama! :3
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MutaraPrimeDreamer 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the Llama!
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