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About Digital Art / Artist Official Beta Tester Phoebe WoodFemale/United Kingdom Group :icondepingo-class: Depingo-Class
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Phoebe Wood
Artist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
I’m Phoebe and I’m a digital artist based in the UK. I’ve been drawing since I can remember. My passion for illustration grew out of my interest in fiction, and I love the idea of reinventing reality (past and present) in fantastical concepts. My art has always been character-focused, and I believe that characters are the driving force behind any narrative, regardless of whether that narrative is written or visual.

When I’m not painting, I’m mostly writing, riding horses, crafting, and hanging out with my gorgeous dogs.

I’m available for personal and commercial commissions. Do drop me an email:


Healer by KnavesAndKnots
ok - yep - totally ran out of time to polish this!  Another piece based on an assignment Anna set Styles on her livestream.  

I wanted this to be SO good, but what with all the other things I'm studying in order to build my portfolio, I didn't spend enough time focused on this :(

I'll try and edit it up later to make it fit for my portfolio. Hopefully *fingers crossed* I'll get some tips from the stream that will help.
WIP Painting Study by KnavesAndKnots
WIP Painting Study
Little confession - I never learnt to paint traditionally. At all.  Lots of sketching, and I've used pastels with some success, but not actually painting. So I bought some very cheap acrylics yesterday and I'm trying to do a master study from a landscape by Thomas Moran. I was studying landscapes digitally last week, and it's nice to mix things up with some traditional painting so that I don't have to sit at my computer all day. The painting isn't finished yet.

P.S This is a rare occasion in which the photo is actually making my traditional art look better than it is. It's looking a bit shoddy in real life.
Hunter by KnavesAndKnots
So I drew this cold-weather (arctic circle) hunter roughly following an assignment that Anna Steinbauer (depingo) set Styles (vansty) on her livestream channel last Saturday. 

Side Note:  If you're interested in improving your digital art, you should really check out Anna's livestream. She has some recordings up if you can't catch it live, and basically you can pick up a ton of tips from when she critiques people's art and you can watch her sketching pretty things. I levelled up so many times from watching that stream!

Anyway, the basic idea of the assignment (as far as I remember) was to paint a hunter character on a plain background, and to do studies for pretty much everything in the image. Anna also wanted elements of the hunter design to be inspired by a specific real-world culture. Because I decided to do a cold-weather hunter, I took inspiration from Inuit clothing. The snow goggles, for example, which I've basically drawn here as they are in the real world, help prevent snow blindness. Elsewhere, I've sort of used Inuit clothing as an inspiration point and then done my own thing. I didn't really study anatomy for this (just a pose study), but I felt that personally I need to work on materials, textures and clothes, so I shifted my focus in that direction. 

Trying to construct a nice portfolio - this is going in, I think!


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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Cheers! :ahoy: :)
xColorSplashx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Photographer

I just dropped by to let you know you have been picked to be the member feature of our group AllColorsUnited for this week!

Congratulations! We are proud to have to a member of our family and we hope to see more from you. :aww:

Here is the link to the journal
ZuzuTurkova Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav! :)…
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
No worries. Great work :)
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
wave remake  How come you hid your other comment? I was about to respond to that!
onemuse7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Welcome to :iconsense-and-expression:

Hope you will enjoy. :)
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks :)
NightSheepStalker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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