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Hello!

Thank you for checking out my gallery, and feel free to stick around!

I'm currently serving my two years of military service and it has been a little difficult trying to find the time to do art-related stuffs. With the weekdays spent entirely in camp, what is left would only be the weekends. It's a surprise to myself that I'm able to upload anything.

I appreciate the comments everyone have given me. As a self-taught artist, those compliments serve a huge motivational boost to me. I will try to reply to all of it, but if I don't, it also doesn't mean that I don't care about it. I certainly do acknowledge them. Honest. I just prefer to respond when I actually do have something to say, and not just reply for the sake of replying.

Keep calm and wear that smile of yours everyday!

Email: aeron.jvl.da@gmail.com

I :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzle I Do Read Them, Honest! by crazylaura64 I appreciate all support :D by Timesplitter92


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September 27

Woah, two weeks just went passed.

So, today's my first book-out day, which means I get to go home for the weekend to rest before returning to the camp on Sunday. Hence, I'm able to type this (Slap self for being a Captain Obvious). 

Unfortunately, I would not be able to reply to everyone, but I just want to say that I'm absolutely grateful for the uplifting comments you guys had posted. Yep, I did read every single one of them, and it sure does helps to keep my spirit up.

Sadly, again, I wouldn't be posting any thing any time soon (exhausted from training), but I will try to get back to painting as soon as I can.

September 10

It's been so long since I wrote a journal entry that trying to type out what's in my mind is getting difficult, so I will try to keep it as short and to-the-point as possible.

Starting from 11 September, I will be serving my time in the Singapore army for two years as part of the country's mandatory enlistment act for all male Singaporean. I will be under "confinement" for the first two weeks, which means I will not return home from camp. It is only after that period that I'm allowed to book out every week during the weekends.
It sucks, because I will not have as much free time as I want to sketch, and my access to a computer to practice any digital painting (or to even internet) is pretty much limited to weekends only. It also means I would not be able to upload for the time being.

Nevertheless, I appreciate every single one of you that had followed me to this day. I'm not popular or anything, but that being said, having 4000 watchers supporting me is not something I had expected when I first joined dA. It keeps me going because I know that someone out there likes what I'm doing. You guys are a great motivation for me.I thought I would be able to upload more frequently before I go, but time doesn't allow me (and I procrastinate a lot.)

So, see ya guys for now! I will respond as soon as I'm able to touch a computer.

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Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well.. Your art is astoundingly, amazingly, positively, wonderfully, epicly (is that even a word?) awesome! You, sir deserve an epicness badge. 

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Absolutely beautiful work. :) 

May I ask what programs and/or equipment you may use? :3
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aJVL Featured By Owner 4 days ago
*Pin badge proudly* Haha, thanks!

I always stress that the fundamentals are more important than the equipment, but if you want to know, its
Photoshop and a wacom tablet. 
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Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD You're welcome, and thank you!

I completely agree with you about the fundamentals. ;) I was just curious to see what you may have used because I've been thinking about getting into digital art, myself. I'm going around asking artists what programming/equipment they may use to kinda get an idea what to look out for. c: 

Again, thanks for sharing! ;3
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Keponii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to say, I really, really love your paintings and of your concept art pieces! I aspire to be an environmental concept artist and I hope to be as good as you someday! Keep up the great work!
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aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
It's a great lift to my spirit to hear that. Thank you for the compliment!

Looking at your work, I find that you absolutely have the potential. I myself am still struggling to learn my fundamentals, and often than not, I'm stuck not knowing how to take my painting further without looking for references. But I guess practises and clocking the mileage are what both of us need to do to achieve better results. Nonetheless, I'm sure you can do it!
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Keponii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thanks! Hopefully I'll be able to paint something decent soon haha.
I'm still struggling with colors/values and detailing is a tricky thing for me. I really admire your uses of color and texture, they look really professional! So yeah, I guess it really comes down to practice and things, gotta paint more!
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jimmyjj654321 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Your art is absolutely amazing! It surprises me that you don't have more watchers ^^
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aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thank you for the kind words.

I actually never thought I would have made it this far when I first created this account. It's been quite a ride since, and I'm quite content with the number. Haha! Though...  *hush hush* I wouldn't mind having more views Wink/Razz 
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your landscape art! So inspiring :D
I really want to start learning how to do what your doing on Ps (assuming ur using Ps?) but I am just stumped as to where to start and how the brushes work. I use SAI atm but I just don't know how to use it well so i can unleash my full capabilities
How did u learn to paint and use photoshop? anything helpful would be GREATLY appreciated :)
Sorry for being so sudden btw :P
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aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You can start by visiting these two websites. 

bit.ly/1rGOhkC
www.ctrlpaint.com/

Try searching for "digital painting" or anything similar on Youtube. There are actually tons of digital painting videos out there. Also, when painting, I used references. A lot. (I think "A lot" is an understaement... Haha) I'm not pro when it comes to art, and as a self-taught artist, references are like my teacher.

Of course, all these would be in vain if you don't... wait for it... Practise! WOO 
I myself am still learning and trying to improve with each new painting. I think it boils down to how much you are motivated, and with that motivation, how far you are going to improve your own art. 
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