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Username Steeljren Gender Female
Date Joined Location Germany
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Last visit # Pictures 16
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Hi and welcome everybody!

Steeljren-Dag Jatarka 's the name. Sounds strange?
You know, I've given up describing my normal life in profile bios - it relates less and less with my artistic side, sad as this may be ...

So on to things that matter in an art gallery:

When did all this begin?
Started drawing at the time everyone did - when I could hold my first pencil - and never really stopped ever since.

Why do my pictures still suck?
Well, I spend far to much time doodling around instead of building up some decent skills.

Which leads directly to question number three - why do I say my art sucks?
I am a perfectionist of the most obsessive kind. There are always parts I like in my works and there are things that bother me to no end. So to me - everything I've ever done could have been done better. I actually don't know, if my pics are bad or not. I've heard both opinions, judge for yourself ;)

What do I draw?
I'm usually inclined to portraits. Most Fan-Artists seem to be. Some of my characters are original, others stolen from movies and books. Right now Star Wars is my favourite playground again, but that can and will change.

What do I use?
A happy mix of everything. I started out with charcoal and pencil, worked my way over colored pencils and acrylics. Right now I play around with airbrushes and oil paints. Usually they all end up on the same sheet of paper ;)

Do I like critiques?
YES. A heartfelt YES. As you might have read, I am pretty harsh on my own pics. I always try to identify mistakes. It's the only way you can start avoiding them. So please feel free to be critical.

If I forgot anything, feel free to ask. I don't bite, nor will I throw brushes after you.


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Hisoka on October 27, 2009, 5:41:38 AM

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Steeljren on October 27, 2009, 7:15:30 AM

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SteeljrenNo problem. Like I said, I really like your stuff :)
There is something fresh about your work that keeps fascinating me ^^

JimmySoul777 on October 11, 2009, 6:20:20 AM

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Steeljren on October 11, 2009, 6:25:29 AM

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SteeljrenWell, thank you :)

bubblegumyprincess on October 6, 2009, 7:42:45 PM

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Steeljren on October 7, 2009, 4:05:08 AM

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SteeljrenHi ^^

hakutheblindedsoul on October 5, 2009, 10:47:46 AM

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hakutheblindedsoulYou're work is really good!

I admire the fact that you use traditional media. I like using it as well.

I also think that you do very well with oils. I'm using them in my art class right now, and, wow! They are something different! So I can understand all the work it takes to get a nice piece out of oils.

Keep up the great work! :D

Steeljren on October 5, 2009, 10:51:56 PM

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SteeljrenHi and thank you!

I truly love traditional media. I have a tablet and opencanvas, too, but I barely use them. Art is supposed to be a break from the stuff I do for university ^^

And oils are something different, that much is for sure. I so want to pull a picture through to the end ... spend the 30+ hours it would take to really finish. But since I don't have them right now ... *sigh*

Aren on September 30, 2009, 8:41:37 PM

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ArenHello there. :) Great art. ;)

Steeljren on October 1, 2009, 9:16:42 PM

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SteeljrenThanks Aren. But I hope to get a lot better in the future ;)

Aren on October 5, 2009, 2:59:24 AM

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ArenYou can't get much better than perfect. ;D

Steeljren on October 5, 2009, 6:28:45 AM

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SteeljrenSure - you can get professional ;)

Hisoka on September 30, 2009, 4:05:24 AM

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Steeljren on September 30, 2009, 7:01:42 AM

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SteeljrenI'm definitely doing more Star Wars art. I've been a fan for ages.
Maybe tomorrow, haven't decided on the next picture yet ...

Hisoka on October 1, 2009, 3:22:23 AM

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Steeljren on October 1, 2009, 9:14:07 PM

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SteeljrenPhew ... Luke is hard to do. Failed miserably on my last try. But I think I'll give it a shot.

pinky123 on September 27, 2009, 5:38:38 AM

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Steeljren on September 29, 2009, 10:24:27 PM

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SteeljrenHi there, too ;)
Glad to see someone visiting.


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