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Streaming now at Twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign! Come and join me/say hi :)
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p
I'll be streaming tomorrow! (Around Sunday 11 AM here in Melbourne). I've been given permission to stream some work I'm doing for Shattered RPG which will be awesome to share with you guys. Drop in and say hi and feel free to ask any questions. Would love to see some friends there and meet some new ones! :)

I'll post an update closer to when I go live to make sure everything is working ok!
See you then :)
Rhys.

twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p
I'll be streaming tomorrow! (Around Sunday 11 AM here in Melbourne). I've been given permission to stream some work I'm doing for Shattered RPG which will be awesome to share with you guys. Drop in and say hi and feel free to ask any questions. Would love to see some friends there and meet some new ones! :)

I'll post an update closer to when I go live to make sure everything is working ok!
See you then :)
Rhys.

twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Deviant since 6th April, 2005 (On my old account). 10 years, that's a long time!!

What does your username mean?

It's just my name :) although my username was 'shutupandwhisper' for a long time, which I thought just sounded funny. But when I started working professionally, I wanted people to remember my name to link me to my art.

Describe yourself in three words.

Always trying (to) improve. Whoops I cheated :D

Are you left or right handed?

I'm right handed.

What was your first deviation?

This was it.. it's hilarious seeing all my work on my old account :P
Full Moon by rgriffiths

What is your favourite type of art to create?

I like to create art which gives someone an experience. Not just showing someone something.. but letting them experience it. If the viewer doesn't feel like they're there inside the image, then I consider myself to have failed. And I really like realistic spins on ancient history most of all. 

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Character drawing fo sho! Or Sci-Fi as well, which I'm really no good at XD

What was your first favourite?

This was, on my first account. Gotta love cliche eye close-ups :D
Eclipse Of My heart by I-Heart-Photo

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Most of the time I use my favourites as benchmarks of things I'd like to be able to do myself. I regularly go through my favourites and remove anything which I think I can do better than. It's a good way to see trends in things that you're weak at, and to help yourself improve. Most of the images in my favourites at the moment are characters or character-focused environment pieces.. I guess that's pretty telling :)

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Maciej Kuciara is hands-down my favourite artist, and he does have a deviantart account I believe. Craig Mullins is up there too but I doubt he bothers with this site :) 

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Hehe well meeting Maciej Kuciara would be a good start, wouldn't it? I would also love to meet :icondisheveledloan: who I met here on deviantart many years ago and have kept in touch with since. Hopefully I can take a vacation to Serbia in the next few years to meet her :)

It was also great making friends with :icongreyradian: and :iconjaikart: at the prize ceremony for The Order: 1886 competition and I still talk with them regularly!

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Well I wouldn't say impacted my life... but :iconmeaty: definitely was a huge inspiration for my art when I started doing digital art. I started by doing photomanipulation and digital painting seperately, and Meaty really inspired me with his art to be creative about photomanipulation, and create things that didn't exist in real life, out of photos. Only 2 or so years ago did I start combining those techniques together, and it definitely shows through in my work.

What are your preferred tools to create art?

A Wacom Intuos and an iMac or MacBook Pro. I find Macs fantastic to work on (despite hating on them for a long time) and I sold my Cintiq 24HD in favour of an Intuos better I think it's much more convenient to use. 

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Well there are not many places to create digital art unless you want to go wild and paint Digital plein air :p .. But I do create much better art working from home than I do working in-house at an office or studio. 
What's really inspirational for art though, is travelling. The best artwork is drawn from real experiences, and you don't get any new or exciting experiences to work from when you're stuck at your desk all day :D Travelling through the slums of Asia, seeing the beautiful architecture of France, and walking on top of the world in the Himalayas is what has really put the most perspective on my artwork.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

The finals of The Order: 1886 Competition was awesome! I got flown to Sydney in a luxurious hotel and driven around in a super expensive car (which the driver crashed after picking me up from the airport, oops that was awkward!) and then hung out with :icongreyradian: :iconjaikart: and :iconatta9: at some sort of wierd opening night for the game. 

Now it's your turn!

Copy and paste these questions into a journal, put your own spin on the answers, and title the journal DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Post it to the Deviant Events category and use the#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire tag when submitting.

Thank you for reading!! :D (Big Grin)
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p
Night Room by RhysGriffiths
Night Room
Here's a quick personal piece I did recently as practise before working on a TV commercial of a similar nature. I wanted to make sure I could get down some magical night lighting inside a kids bedroom while still keeping the mood quite colourful. This proved really helpful for me.
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Streaming now at Twitch.tv/rhysgriffithsdesign! Come and join me/say hi :)
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Boyce Avenue and Bea's cover of "See You Again"
  • Reading: The Dark Tower by Steven King
  • Watching: TI5 Grand Finals
  • Playing: Dota 2. What else would I be playing? :p

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:iconlocationcreator:
LocationCreator Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulations on your Grand Finalist award for your Mounted Tesla Sniper.  It had the most storytelling aspect!
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malanotte Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Artist
Your gallery is stunning!!! I am so Very much happy to come across your work!!!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks a lot, it's nice to hear :D
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kmnfive Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
amazing work 
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