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Matt Deakin
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
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Nothing to see here, move along please.

Current Residence: Shed
Print preference: Canvas
Favourite genre of music: English punk/indie
Favourite photographer: Several
Favourite style of art: Pencil, charcoal, black and white
Operating System: Vista.......unfortunately
Shell of choice: Ones that crack easily.
Wallpaper of choice: Paint, not wallpaper.
Skin of choice: Green Rizlas
Favourite cartoon character: Couldn't Care Bear
Personal Quote: I'm only controversial 'cos most people don't know I'm right yet.

Been awarded a DD

Tue Nov 29, 2011, 3:37 AM

I haven't been around DeviantArt so much lately due to a hectic life etc, but I checked in yesterday only to find that one of my drawings had been awarded a DD (Daily Deviation) for this drawing.

End of an Era by MattDeakinFineArt

To say I was gob smacked is an understatement. In fact I had to check, check and check again to make sure that I hadn't misread it completely. I have to say that in all my time here at DeviantArt, one thing I thought I'd never get was a DD. When I first joined DA I thought to myself that I'd love a DD someday but never, ever actually expected to ever get one. Getting this DD is actually one of my proudest achievements as an artist so far, mainly because of how hard it is to get a DD based on the high quality of work from so many other artists and the sheer number of artists here at DA which makes the odds of getting a DD very slim indeed.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone that's ever viewed my artwork, provided feedback and critiques and for generally being very supportive. I also want to thank those that inspire me (too many to mention) and make me want to produce better and better drawings. Without their inspirations and support I would have given up a long time ago. My drawing style has evolved a lot in the last 3 - 4 years. I used to think that my drawings from years ago were pretty good.............until I joined DA and saw just what some people were producing with a simple pencil. Initially I thought that I would never be able to do that myself, but with a little hard work and determination I learned to draw differently and now produce good quality drawings that I'm very proud of.

I'm sorry for not responding to a lot of the comments that I get on my drawings but rest assured that I appreciate each and every one, although I have noticed since getting this DD that a minority of people are 'hating' on my drawing but I guess that's to be expected. In fact I have no problem with anyone that dislikes any of my artwork as they are completely entitled to their opinion. What does bother me though is when people simply 'hate' for hating sake. They don't give any feedback as to what they dislike which just a bit lame on their part really.

I've also noticed a couple of people suggesting that this drawing isn't actually a drawing but rather some kind of photoshopped image that I've made to look like a drawing. These kind of opinions are also to be expected but I actually take these comments as a bit of compliment. If I can produce drawings that are as close and accurate as I can humanly produce with a pencil so that someone thinks it's not a drawing, or is a photograph or is a photoshopped image then I've done my job well as far as I'm concerned. After all, my style is Photorealism. I do generally upload WIP's in order to show my drawing process and to further show that what I do is a painstaking and often very long process for me to get my drawings as photorealistic as possible, but also I hope that they show the doubters that all my work is hand produced using just pencils, an eraser and a grid to get proportions as close to perfect as possible.

Anyway, thanks again to everyone.



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skin by LeMex
  • Mood: Devious
  • Listening to: Karl Pilkington podcasts
  • Reading: Words
  • Watching: Karl Pilkington: 'An Idiot Abroad'
  • Playing: Dragon Quest DS
  • Eating: Beef curtain
  • Drinking: Orphan blood


What subject matter would you like to see me draw next? 

29 deviants said Animals
24 deviants said Portrait
15 deviants said Landscape
13 deviants said Still Life
4 deviants said Trompe l'oeil (what subject?)
2 deviants said Place
2 deviants said Other or specific (please mention what)


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stonedsour887 Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
freshberries Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
thomasVanDijk Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Riemea Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, you've been featured here to help gain more exposure for your amazing artwroks! :)
Riemea Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave:
You've been featured in my journal, here: [link] :icongrayheartplz: :icongreyheartplz: :iconwalkingcatplz: :icongreyheartplz: :icongrayheartplz:
Happy Birthday!
fogAlien Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday
thomasVanDijk Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Larc-Romeo Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a great Birthday! :D
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