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Dragon's Bow by Rittik-Designs

Have you ever studied Art at school or University? Are you self taught?

- I’m self-taught, that’s why I still make lots of mistakes. I try to improve, but it’s a long process! I started exploring Photoshop about 7 years ago and there is a lot to learn yet. =) (Smile)

What is your inspiration? Where do you get ideas to create your designs? Why design fantasy objects?

Oh, that’s an interesting question. I take inspiration everywhere – in nature, in everyday objects, sometimes I look at something and think: “If I add some swirls here and put a blade there, it’ll be a sword!” And a lot of ideas come when I sleep, in my dreams. Sometimes I wake up at the middle of the night and make a few sketches.
Why fantasy objects? Well, I have another account – my first, actually. I started with drawing fanarts, then created several original characters, later I tried making some accessories for them and suddenly understood that it’s what I really like.

Staff designs 36 by Rittik-Designs

What is the process you go through when designing a piece of work till it's final state?

Sometimes commissioners ask for a lineart, and then I’m at a loss, because I newer make them. I start with a rough sketch and for some time try different variants, change or add something. When I’m satisfied, I make vector shapes for all small details – sometimes up to 50-70 layers if the design is detailed. And then colour them, using also Photoshop styles for glass and metal effects.

Tyamar, the Keeper of Bones by Rittik

What would you consider the most important points to think when drawing or designing art?

The most important thing – draw what you really want. When I drew people, I was never satisfied with the results, and drawing was almost a torture. But creating jewellery and weapons is a great fun! I know a lot of my friends think my designs are not real art and I waste my time with them, but I’m sure that art should bring happiness. Unfortunately, I know many artists who draw what is popular, not what they like, and I think it's wrong.
Another important point is patience. An artist should be ready to face problems, learn on their own mistakes and remember that progress is a slow process.

A binding gift by Rittik

What are your plans for the future?

Don’t really know! =) (Smile) If a few years ago someone told me that I would draw weapons, I wouldn’t believe! So I can’t tell what I’ll be doing in future. Maybe I’ll return to fanarts, maybe will try new styles, maybe will choose art as my profession. The only thing I’m sure about is that I won’t stop drawing!

Elite potions (2) by Rittik-Designs

Is there any advice you could give to learning artists? Is there any learning materials, artists, books or references you would recommend?

I must confess – I’m a really lazy person. I never read books or watched any tutorials, I even explored Photoshop without reading instructions, just by poking different buttons. Of course, it’s not the best way to become a professional artist. =) (Smile)

Swords (set 3) by Rittik-Designs

People usually ask where I take Photoshop styles for glass or gold effects. Here is the site where I found some interesting styles –
And another great resource is a site with free textures and cliparts -

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Xite91 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So two things
1) Are we okay to submit pieces with the link to a video tutorial of the piece in the description?
2) I may have accidentally submitted the same thing twice, sorry if I did >.>
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MissMomoCupcakes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm so glad I found this group! I'm dying for improvement. X3
wender Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello, could you please put the Blade Cooper Corrected by wender  in the manga corrected folder? I've placed it wrongly in the manga correct me by mistake.

Thank you.
AnimeMan-123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
wait don't worry i found them at the top
AnimeMan-123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
err... where are the rules?
B-Won Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Hello, and happy new year.

I've decided to make this year a year of improvement for me, and it seems that my luck would have me do just that. I'm happy to have found this group, and I hope I'm able to assist as much as I might get assisted.

A suggestion to your links though on "Other Sites You Might Enjoy"

The website Manga Masters has a paintchat which some people may prefer to iScribble since it is pen pressure compatible if you have the JTablet plugin.

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If-you-need-me-call Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've sent a request to join this group, even with some doubts and some people saying I shouldn't because my drawings honestly could never in a million years add up to any of the drawings in the folders... I really need to stop comparing myself and my art to other people, but I feel like I can't get any help with my drawings or any of my art because I'm just to bad at it (Take a look at my profile and you can tell)!!
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