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So This is something I have been more than a little apprehensive about starting but as times are tough and more than ever I'm finding less and less time to do the kind of art that I want to do I'm hopeful a patreon account will be a stepping stone to start doing something serious with my art and ideas. So that said, if you'd like to give me some support that would be fantastic! 

Regardless I've got a few pictures that have been half done for months, once I finish some commissions I'll be able to finish those. And ofcourse I'll still put up everything par the norm.

So here it is: www.patreon.com/themichaelmacr…

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corruptedhelios Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You´re really awesome and your art is something truly inspiring!
Just wanted to say that,... bye.
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Lucieniibi Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Normally I don't comment on people's pages, but I feel the need to for you. I just found your work, and not only is it absolutely amazing and inspiring in every conceivable way, but it sort of... has this strange effect. The thing is, your artwork reminds me vividly of my own dreams. It's giving me chills. Looking at the things you've drawn and painted catapults me back into memories of dreams more than any artist I've ever seen. I don't know exactly why this is happening, but I'm captivated by it. 

I'm not sure how you do it, but you're my next biggest inspiration right now! Never stop being awesome!!!!
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Artofryanyee Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent story telling in your work... Very inspiring :D
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Demento-Liszt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OUTSTANDING GALLERY! I totally love it.
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DaydreamerBlue Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Hello!! I love all the detail you put into your art!! :D
keep up the amazing work!! you definitely have received a new watcher! X)
I am excited to see future projects! :D
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blackvenom77 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Absolutely stunning galley! I love the narrative s and how much thought you've put into your characters.
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AlmondLily Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so glad I bumped into you! Made my day to see such a wonderful artist working. Too bad I didn't get to say bye to you! I love your art. The colors are subtle yet together they make your image pop out. I also love how you try out all kinds of different perspectives and angles, you must have a lot of fun doing that :) i hope i can run into again someday! Thanks again for the inspirations and good advices!
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orchiida-cy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
I have to ask because I'm currently going through a very dark spell but what do you use to create your art? do you paint it out then somehow get it on your computer to edit?
  Also, I can relate to your "Sybil" creation. Due to a harsh upbringing, i would try night and day to create a world within myself to escape the cruelty of the outside. I didn't succeed in her fashion (but what a joy that would have been) but i managed to create a story world as real to me as this one. So i use it to create my characters, one of which, is very dear to me and like your sybil, made only for me, but i can't help but want to share the wonderful adventures and stories i've come up for him and his friends but haven't found the right art genre in which i want to present him. My current art skills, in a word, suck. amateurish. eye-sore. (i could go on)
Then i saw yours and it was breath taking. I don't mean to learn your secrets or offend you in anyway but simply learn this style of art for my stories. I assure i will never reach your talent but if you could give me any advice i would greatly appreciate it.
 
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off, no more self deprecating comments. It does no good for anyone.

I paint in photoshop. No traditional stuff. I use the brush tool (with varying opacity, flow levels, texture, shape etc. Whatever seems fit) and I lock layers a lot. 

If you can spare 10 dollars a month, get photoshop cc. and save up for a tablet. I use a cintiq, but a standard wacom intuos (or whatever they call them these days) will do you fine.

I can't teach you how to paint, I'd have to actually sit down and show you, let alone teaching you "my style". I think very few artists actually deliberately have a 'style'. They simply rationalize visual information in a way that makes sense to them, in a way they know how. In their head, it's not a style, it's just how they see the world. It's only a style to others. I guess that's a long way of saying I can't teach you my style because I don't even know what it is. i just paint. 

Find some artists you like and try to paint like them. Paint something and then compare it to an artist's work who you consider to be a bit better than yourself. try to figure out why yours picture doesn't look as good as theirs. Keep doing this until you find more challenging artists to compare yourself to and keep going. That's what I did!
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orchiida-cy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
you are now officially my god!!!! you actually replied to me... AND YOU HELPED ME!!!! I have Photoshop cs6 and a bamboo fun tablet that misbehaves a lot!
Alright, so first i have to learn how to use Photoshop brush tool more efficiently. I'm not sure if my lil fun tablet will be efficient but i'll try with it.
If its alright with you, i would like your permission to practice with some of your artwork. of course i wont display any of them but when i feel like i'm getting skilled enough i'll create my own and post it and hopefully you find it appeasing.
Thank you so much for your advice.
GLORY ONTO YOU!!!!!!!! Worship 
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