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Dave Elliott
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There's a lot to go through, but if you're up for it there is an interview I did for Orbital Comics in London that you can listen to here;

www.orbitalcomics.com/2011/03/…

And an interview I did for Comics Bulletin here;

www.comicsbulletin.com/feature…


There's an older online Newsarama interview here;

www.newsarama.com/comics/02090…

Current Residence: In the belly of the beast.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Print preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Andrew Goldsworthy
Favourite style of art: Good
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Paisley
Skin of choice: Intact
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro
Personal Quote: Is it supposed to look like that?

Agent and Friend of Imaginary Friends Studios and Stellar Labs

Email: DeevElliott@gmail.com
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Phantom of the Opera by DeevElliott
Phantom of the Opera
Lon Chaney is without doubt, in my mind anyway, the greatest Phantom of them all.
The original Universal film directed by Rupert Julian (the first major New Zealand director) of Gaston Leroux's book was fantastic. The mood and the lighting was insane.

This piece was mostly done in brush and I left it open because I am intending to go in and work on it some more with charcoal.
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The Search For Spock by DeevElliott
The Search For Spock
Leonard Nimoy had been with me since childhood. He was part of the small group of people to give me hope that the future would be a brighter, more caring place.

He will live on in our memories.

Live Long and Prosper.
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Mamma's Back!! by DeevElliott
Mamma's Back!!
Or "The Mummy Returns"... Whichever you like the most.

Pen and ink, all the pieces I've posted were done actual size as you see here.
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Everyone has their little routines for arranging and breaking up their days. The most interesting ones are those that give you a break from deadlines, when things are coming at you ten times every hour and you need to recalibrate a little just to breathe. There must be a moment to reorganize and process information.

Bunny Laundry Tea Time by raccoonnookTea time with Iedra. by StressedJennyLow tide high tea by wovenlines

For some, that’s Tea Time.

Tea Time by TappyToeClawsHot Hot Tea by farcry77

“Tea Time” has been part of my routine since I was a child. As soon as I came home from school, my mother would stop what she was doing and she would make me a cup of tea. This was usually consumed with several biscuits (cookies) while I debriefed my mom on my day. Afterwards I would watch a little TV before starting my homework.

Tea Time With Venom by LuigiLTea Time - Sherlock by Moriartea-time

Going to college didn’t change the routine that much, as tea and ideas were shared with fellow students, usually around 4pm, the same time I used to have tea with my mom.

As I type this it is just after 4 and a cup of tea sits by my side. The making of a cup of tea entails a certain ritual, reinforced with science, and cannot be hurried. The most important factor is the first, the proper ritual, and is why you cannot get a decent cup of tea from a diner in America.

Tea time in the swamp by PendaluneTea time with otto by BrianKesinger


Step 1: The water MUST be BOILING. Maybe ‘hot water’ is good enough for coffee but for tea to brew correctly, the water must be boiling. The water bubbles when I drop my tea bag in it. Yes, I use tea bags. I do prefer to use a teapot but I rarely get around to having a second cup so why waste water or tea.
Tea Time by NaolitoTea time by MarinaVeselinovic

Step 2: The cup MUST be preheated before adding the tea and water. I usually use a cup full of boiling water out of the kettle and leave the heat on low underneath the kettle while the cup gets good and hot.

Time for tea by PambaTea Time by TemaTime

Step 3: Pour the boiling water directly over the teabag and let steep for at least two full minutes. This part will require some experimentation until you find the strength that is right for you.

Tea Time III by Nacreous-OrganicTea Time by AureliusCatThe Ageless Wonder of Tea by TeaPhotography

Step 4: Add Milk and/or Sugar as desired. Many black, herbal and leaf teas are refreshing without adding either. It is also important to not add milk until the tea is at your desired strength. The milk will immediately lower the temperature of the water and prevent the tea from brewing efficiently. Leaving the teabag in too long can result in the tea stewing. This can make the tea taste bitter.

Tea Time by carefulwhatyawishforTea time says the King by super-tulerA Little Tea Time by conniiption


Step 5: Wash your cup or mug out as soon as possible after drinking to prevent the tannin in the tea from staining your cups.

A Wizard of Tea by ursulavTea Time by pinkparis1233tea time by humphreycat


Mad Hatter: Time for Tea by WiseKumagoroTea by Toru-meowTea Time by daekazu

CHARLOTTE TEA TIME by swdd-catTea Time in Russia by Ronnie-LongTEA TIME: with Marceline and Bubblegum Princess by meloncrisis


Tea Time with Cheshire Cat by imaginismTea Time by FancyPancakesTea Time by paikan07

Hopefully by this time you can go back to what you were doing refreshed and reinvigorated with all your worldly problems solved.

Tea Time by KjinorTea Time by pungangAmazon Tea-time by croakyTea Time by bpresing

Questions:


1/ What routines or rituals do you have during the day that help you stay organized and sane?


2/ Do the processes and routines you employ to produce your art transfer over in any practical way to other parts of your life?

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batmantoo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, Dave, for the :+devwatch:, it is very much appreciated! :)
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Twas my pleasure!

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Vikitto Featured By Owner 6 days ago
awesome gallery!!
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Cheers Viki!

:-)
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Softyrider62 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch, appreciate it!
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
My pleasure! Fantastic gallery!!!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Photographer
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Worship 
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
HAPPY  VALENTINE'S DAY! :)

Valentine by jules-101   
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
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Universal Love by RezzanATAKOL
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