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Enchanted lands by pin100
by pin100

This is great. The composition is especially strong. The transition from light to dark is highly effective in giving the picture variet...

Born to be a Winner by Riberry
by Riberry

Well, I don't know much about Pokemon but I do like this a lot :D ! In terms of composition, the piece demonstrates some skill, with the...

The Saga Begins by Balakov
by Balakov

Just. Wow. This is astonishing. O.K. then, let's start with the idea. It's a brilliant conceit, I just love the idea of a Stormtrooper ...

DAO commis: Ferelden's hero is celebrating victory by PiraWTH
by PiraWTH

Wow, there is a lot of life going on here - I love this picture! Well, first off the drawing and colouring standard is pretty good. The...



Uncanny X-Men by TheStrategos
Uncanny X-Men
Hello there! So, I've finally scanned this in and got it uploaded - man it was tricky and I still couldn't get all the lint off the screen! Anyway, I really hope you like it. I'm trying to improve my watercolour skills and I have been wanting to do some fanart for a while and what better fanart for me than one of my all-time favourite Marvel teams. After inking, I completed this painting using only two colours, phthalo green and pyrrole red. I was very much inspired by some of the beautiful art in the Uncanny comic to try this limited palette and I feel it produced an appropriately chilly and moody effect.
Octopus Box by TheStrategos
Octopus Box
Hello all! Well, it's been a long time since my last artwork but here it is. The theme is Ancient Greek, with the sides being decorated with the net pattern found on many ancient vases and the guilloche found on many architectural carvings. The top is inspired by a vase I saw in Greece - I think it was Mycenaean but it may have been a little later though certainly pre-Archaic period. I really hope you like it!
Enchanted lands by pin100
This is great. The composition is especially strong. The transition from light to dark is highly effective in giving the picture variety and the structure is terrific, with two large land features at either end and two small features in the middle, the figure and rainbow, filling the void. The enhanced lightness of the left hand land feature compensates for its smaller size when compared to the shrine on the right and gives the picture balance. The top left and right corners make effective use of negative space to prevent mental overload. In terms of technique, the picture is effectively carried out. However, as it is a speed paint, there is perhaps a little bit lacking in terms of depth in the shadows. Maybe too the white parts of the shrine would have been more defined with more time but I actually prefer them as they are - it makes them look very bright and ethereal.
Greetings awesome people :D !

My name is William and I am a journalist and food a very junior, not well-established sense. I'm researching a book (or two) on traditional holiday celebration bakes as I feel there is a world of richness which has not been fully brought out. As DA is a pretty international community I thought I'd drop in here and ask what traditional baked goods you and your families have at Christmas and Easter. If anybody has any recipes they would like to share that would be amazing but names is still awesome as I can always do the research myself once I know where to go!

Thanks in advance for any help Cooking Dance - 13 NaNoEmo #17 !
The New Unofficial Coat of Arms of William Axtell by TheStrategos
The New Unofficial Coat of Arms of William Axtell
Is what it says on the tin, really. I grew dissatisfied with my old coat so I painted myself a new one which represents me a bit more creatively. Made with ink, watercolours and GIMP2, though sadly I accidentally destroyed the original.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 2 Years, apparently, which is awesome to hear :D !
  2. What does your username mean? A Strategos was a democratically elected general in Ancient Athens, which reflects my love of history and the Classical World.
  3. Describe yourself in three words. Energetic, friendly, driven.
  4. Are you left or right handed? Right.
  5. What was your first deviation? Rorschach Page 1 by TheStrategos This one, apparently.
  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Strange, colourful, patter-heavy works which rely on the designs of the past.
  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Wood-working.
  8. What was your first favourite? Tower of London by Laghairt
  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Marvel fan-art, I guess!
  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? Don't make me choose between :iconmeredithdillman: and :iconirenhorrors: !!!
  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? :iconfe0: for being a good friend and more than having my back on :iconmarvel-fans: !
  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? :iconmeredithdillman: and :iconirenhorrors:, by virtue of their awesome work, encouraged my to specialise more with pen and wash work.
  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? My favourites are a bottle of ink, a fine brush, a nib pen and a box of watercolour tubes!
  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? Anywhere I can let my heart overpower my brain for a change.
  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? The day this group project was completed 100 Marvel Fans Collaboration Poster! by TheStrategos. More than just seeing my brainchild become reality, it was so moving to see 100 Marvel Comics fans come together in a collective act of fandom.


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William Axtell
United Kingdom
Hi! My name's William and I'm a passionate but friendly kinda guy - welcome to my homepage :) !

I am a mad keen history buff and I've tried to channel this love, especially my love of historical design, into crafts and paintings.

Food is also a huge passion of mine and I have a food blog where I post reviews and recipes - check it out!…

For those interested is my day to day and the cool stuff I find on the web, here are my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.





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Mich974 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016   Digital Artist
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
You're most welcome :la: !
Mich974 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   Digital Artist
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
You're most welcome :la: !
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Best of wishes,



alwaysdaydream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Welcome back! :D
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thank you :la: ! How you doing?
alwaysdaydream Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Just fine :) you?
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Pretty good, thanks. Busier than I would like to be but it's better than the alternative!
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Mich974 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015   Digital Artist
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