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Matej Jan
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am active in all kinds of visual and interactive art. I am a programmer by profession and I try to balance it out by drawing, painting, pixel art, animation. I try very different styles so if you add a watch be prepared for a wild ride.

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Pencil Portrait Drawing Timelapse

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 23, 2013, 7:19 PM

If you've seen my latest portrait drawing of MC Bourdua …

MC Bourdua by Retronator

… you might have noticed it came with a timelapse of the process:

I've now uploaded an extended version of just the uncut timelapse shots, which might be more interesting to those of you who also draw and want to see more details about the shading:

As mentioned before, the portrait was drawn using the technique taught by gabbyd70 in her skillshare class.

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Desert, Cube, Ladder, Horse, Flowers, Storm by Retronator
Desert, Cube, Ladder, Horse, Flowers, Storm
This is probably the first of my artworks that need an explanation (I haven't done much surreal works before).

To understand it, you need to play a game called The Cube, part of a Japanese psychology series Kokology.

To do so, forget for a while about this painting and see what your imagination comes up with by reading these instructions from Oliver Emberton:…

When I first found Oliver's article I sketched out what I imagined. This is a finished painting of that sketch, done in ArtRage (and Photoshop for some post processing).

If you've played the game and read the results, you now know quite a bit more about me. And if you did play, please write in the comments what your desert looked like.
Reignite 4 by Retronator
Reignite 4
ArtRage as always.

4th of the series:
Reignite 3 by Retronator Reignite 2 by Retronator Reignite by Retronator

Special thanks to gabbyd70 for invaluable feedback on the previous painting. Love  Not that I was able to put it all into practice … Sweating a little... 


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mylittlebluesky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Heeey happy birthday :D
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love 
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Happy Birthday =)
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks buddy! Meow :3 
SuperTurnip Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's an honor to have a watch from you! Thank you!
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
You make so nice pixels, I couldn't resist. :)
DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery you have there!
Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It needs more pixelart though. ;)
legrosclown Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Retronator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad I found you through Artitechs, your lineart is spectacular!
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