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Unbenannt-3 by fabianrensch


Hey guys and a happy (belated) new year. I hope you all had an amazing week and lot's of art goals to achieve in 2018. ;) 
As many people I set some resolutions for this year and one of it was to finally update my website. And it's done! 

You can visit my website here: 
fabianrensch.com/

There is some stuff I've never uploaded here so it may be worth a visit.
I designed and coded this wordpress theme from scratch (besides some plugins) so I'd greatly appreciate any feedback about design or bugs. 


Also some other new years resolutions:

  1. Sketch more. Past months I was super busy with work and other unfortunate things. 
  2. Be more active on here and engage with the community (that's you!)
  3. Learn PHP to be able to build interactive websites from scratch (one of it being art focused)
  4. Survive.
Let me know your new years resolutions whether its about art or anything other.
  • Listening to: Lo-Fi and Future Funk
  • Reading: One Piece
  • Playing: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Eating: Too much
  • Drinking: Whiskey
Some weeks ago I was asked if I'd be up for an interview with deviantArt. What a great honor this was! Of course I've said yes and this week it was posted on dAs facebook page accompanied by some of my artworks. 
You can see the original post here: Interview on facebook


And here's the full length interview: 

"I noticed that I loved to create art about 11 years ago when a friend and I developed our own little card game. This, as well as my sister, who is also a phenomenal artist, kickstarted my art career. 
My inspirations came and went. While I was really into anime and manga in the beginning, I noticed at some point that I was paying more attention to the background scenes of those anime, especially the works of Studio Ghibli, so I started to practice background art and landscapes. At that time, I was already active on DeviantArt and in various Facebook groups that helped me develop my abilities.

Back then, I got the advice to do "master studies," a task I’d never done before. Copying other artists' work? I’d rather do my own stuff. 

But I quickly noticed how valuable studying is for personal improvement. Also I noticed that it was more about analyzing the artists' thoughts than strictly copying the work. While doing this, I got more and more interested in fine art and old masters, which is crazy if you think about it.

I started out doing manga (which I still love to draw from time to time), and here I am painting master studies. Actually, it's not too crazy because many professional artists that draw stylized art have mastered fundamentals like anatomy, lighting, and perspective while doing studies of fine art. Anyway, this, as well as my interest for video games and movies, shaped my style and my interests in art."

House at the sea by fabianrensch

While the Internet helped me tons with improving my art, I remember a time where I solely painted for myself. There was no need to show my work to anyone else and get exposure from it. It was just created for the fun of it. 

Maybe that’s just a nostalgic memory I have, but I feel like as soon as you start working in the art industry, you can lose this personal connection to art. Therefore it is extremely important to work on your personal projects from time to time and have at least one sketchbook that no one can flip through besides you. 

There’s a lot of pressure that comes with sharing your art on social networks and art sites, especially when you see artists who are so much better than you. Generally, I see the works of other artists as inspiration, but we all compare our work to others and feel demotivated. 

Try to feel motivated instead. We all can get to this level. There’s no such thing as talent. And remember that even the best artists struggle.


Castle in the sky by fabianrensch

Back then, I got the advice to do "master studies," a task I’d never done before. Copying other artists' work? I’d rather do my own stuff. 
But I quickly noticed how valuable studying is for personal improvement. Also I noticed that it was more about analyzing the artists' thoughts than strictly copying the work. While doing this, I got more and more interested in fine art and old masters, which is crazy if you think about it.
I started out doing manga (which I still love to draw from time to time), and here I am painting master studies. Actually, it's not too crazy because many professional artists that draw stylized art have mastered fundamentals like anatomy, lighting, and perspective while doing studies of fine art. Anyway, this, as well as my interest for video games and movies, shaped my style and my interests in art.

Artorias and Sif by fabianrensch

While the Internet helped me tons with improving my art, I remember a time where I solely painted for myself. There was no need to show my work to anyone else and get exposure from it. It was just created for the fun of it. 
Maybe that’s just a nostalgic memory I have, but I feel like as soon as you start working in the art industry, you can lose this personal connection to art. Therefore it is extremely important to work on your personal projects from time to time and have at least one sketchbook that no one can flip through besides you. 

There’s a lot of pressure that comes with sharing your art on social networks and art sites, especially when you see artists who are so much better than you. Generally, I see the works of other artists as inspiration, but we all compare our work to others and feel demotivated. 

Try to feel motivated instead. We all can get to this level. There’s no such thing as talent. And remember that even the best artists struggle.
There’s a lot of pressure that comes with sharing your art on social networks and art sites, especially when you see artists who are so much better than you. Generally, I see the works of other artists as inspiration, but we all compare our work to others and feel demotivated. 
Try to feel motivated instead. We all can get to this level. There’s no such thing as talent. And remember that even the best artists struggle.


So that's it! I hope you could find anything useful in my words. If so, share your thoughts in the comments. I'm interested to read any impressions. 


Thanks again to aunjuli for this possibility and Heidi for the Core Membership. Haven't done much with it but at least I made this little Journal Theme. :) 

See you guys!
Hello guys! Long time no see, eh?

I'm currently busy with freelance work so not much time for personal art which also means not much to post here.
Anyways, some of you probably remember this old Dark Souls fanart of mine:

Artorias and Sif by fabianrensch

It can now be purchased as a print in a unique framing style here: thrillingcanvas.com/product/ar…

I also updated my website: fabianrensch.com/

I'm also working on a digital painting blog with lots of helpful articles. Stay tuned for that!

Cheers

Fabian
  • Listening to: Low Roar
  • Reading: Lovecraft
  • Watching: Hannibal
  • Playing: Stasis
  • Eating: Hot Dogs
  • Drinking: Tea
Hey guys!
Soon my page will hit 10k pageviews and since I won 300points in a collaboration contest lately I thought about making a small contest to thank you all and give them away. Maybe it will be a normal giveaway but I thought a contest is a cool idea. Would anyone of you guys be interested in such a thing? Or is a normal give away a better idea? Would love to hear some feedback. :)

Also: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING,FAVING AND WATCHING. Your support is awesome. I found my interest in deviantArt again just because of you! Keep being badass :la:
  • Listening to: VHS Dreams
  • Playing: Rocket League
  • Eating: Too much
Hey guys!

First of all: Thank you all for the support. You're great! Keep on painting/drawng/doing something creative!

So, today I got a letter which says me that I'm offically a Freelancer now! :la: I'm happy to finally take a step into this industry. 
The only thing I need now are jobs, haha..and better works. :/ But I keep on learning everyday!

Second point: I finally managed to create my own little website which I coded by myself with my lousy HTML/CSS/JS knowledge. 
You can visit it here: fabianrensch.com/index.html

If you visit it on a mobile device you might have some problems as I haven't optimized it for mobile yet. Also there isn't too much content in 
the work section but I will update this in the next few days.

Last but not least: I'm up for arttrades! If anyone wants to do one with me just send me a note. There are currently 3 slots open. 

Okay, that's it. See you. : )
  • Reading: J.L. Bourne - Diary of the apocalypse
  • Playing: Besiege
  • Eating: Too much
I'm being heavy inactive right now on deviantArt. Only a small part of the stuff I do is uploaded to deviantArt. So I want to change that. You will see more sketches and stuff!

I also opened sketch commissions in hope to get enough points for a premium account. 250points are actually pretty cheap but I don't care. 


:bulletblue: Facebook: www.facebook.com/fabianartman?…
:bulletred: Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/fabianrensch…
:bulletblack: Artstation: www.artstation.com/artist/fabi…
 
  • Eating: I'm hungry. .-.
  • Drinking: Arizona
Hey there guys!
Glad you found my page in this wild jungle called deviantART. 
This page is obviously dedicated to my artworks. You won't see any sketches or WIPs on here since I'll only upload my best stuff. 
If you want to look at the process behind these pictures I invite you to take a look at my Art page on facebook where almost everything is and will be uploaded. 

:facebook: :pointr:  M Y   A R T P A G E

This page is still a little empty but I hope to be able to upload more stuff in near future. I hope you enjoy your stay and if there are any questions regarding my process, about commissions and maybe personal stuff just ask me and you'll get an answer for sure. ; )

Cheers
  • Listening to: Ludovico Einaudi
  • Playing: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Dr.Pepper