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Phoenix Freeform Sketch (in progress) by browncoat4life Phoenix Freeform Sketch (in progress) :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 2 2013.12 Calliopes Stylus colour copy by browncoat4life 2013.12 Calliopes Stylus colour copy :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Christopher Lee Tribute. by browncoat4life Christopher Lee Tribute. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 2 0 2014.01.26 Captain Future 1 by browncoat4life 2014.01.26 Captain Future 1 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 The Wave by browncoat4life The Wave :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 It's all about the hair... by browncoat4life It's all about the hair... :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 5 Breaking Through. by browncoat4life Breaking Through. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 What is on your mind... by browncoat4life What is on your mind... :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 The Happiest Monk #01 - Just Chilling. by browncoat4life The Happiest Monk #01 - Just Chilling. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Akshay's Graffiti #01 by browncoat4life Akshay's Graffiti #01 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Oriental Abstraction #1 - Waves and Birds. by browncoat4life Oriental Abstraction #1 - Waves and Birds. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Mini Desi New Year Card - Coloured Final by browncoat4life Mini Desi New Year Card - Coloured Final :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Mini Desi New Year Card - Inks by browncoat4life Mini Desi New Year Card - Inks :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 New Year Tribute. by browncoat4life New Year Tribute. :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0 Calliopes Stylus-stage1 by browncoat4life Calliopes Stylus-stage1 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 1 0 Penciled Profiles #2 by browncoat4life Penciled Profiles #2 :iconbrowncoat4life:browncoat4life 0 0


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just ramblings on the topic of style :)
So, after a metric ton of questions about it, i will assemble some PERSONAL  OPINIONS
On the nature of style, its ups and downs... stuff like that
This is based on my own personal experiences, mistakes, dead ends and fuckups.
So take anything i say here with a few grains of salt.
In fact , reason i'm writing this is that i have started getting an unsettling amount of  notes flat out idolizing the imperfect  unfinished mess that is my style, so before it harms people's growth i wanted to share some personal insights i learned over time.  Some through experience, other through conversation with industry professionals.

Style.. the way i would define it is, artistic handwriting.
It is a coveted answer to a visual problem, often imitated but unless build from scratch, rarely comprehended.
If we use the handwriting metaphor, style becomes a natural extension of cutting corners, and working fast.
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Akshay Dhar
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Current Residence: India

Operating System: Homo-Sapien 6.1

Favourite genre of music: Rock, Folk-rock Surf-rock and some Rap (mostly old school)

Favourite style of art: none in particular.. least not yet..

Favourite comic character: Atomic Robo, LDB, Hellboy, Skullkickers, Gambit, Batman and so many others too but these first off.. and Deadpool FTW! :D

Favourite Book: "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams + "Dune" by Frank Herbert

Personal Quote: Ripping off, I know, but: "If you take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive."
It's now about to be 3 months into the new year and summer is knocking it's heavy, flaming hands on the doors here in Delhi - expectations of record heat are already well set into most minds.

I'm quite kicked right now, it's been a long winter in some ways, but all in all a productive one with me writing a fair bit these last few months and in fact drawing more than I have in years since the end of last year.

Was hoping to share it up here and probably will over time, but the truth is that I get so little interaction here and I guess I don't partake in groups and such much so after a point it kind of feels like going through motions. All the same, for now I'm going to keep doing it because it's worth doing, there are so damn many amazingly creative people on here and every time I log back in or drop in for a peek around I get simultaneously INSPIRED and TERRIFIED.
Will I ever be that good? Do I even want to bother to keep trying? Maybe if I keep at it I'll get there someday?

It's intimidating and exhilarating at the same time.
  • Listening to: "Send me on my way" by Rusted Root
  • Reading: Not enough...
  • Watching: Blacklist/Archer/Arrow/Flash/Bobs Burgers
  • Playing: it my way.
  • Eating: humble pie.
  • Drinking: Water and Green tea mainly. Whiskey otherwise.



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Kittyotic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
:iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanks6plz: Akshay!
browncoat4life Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yer most welcome!