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WOW! What a 1st two months. Firstly, I have really enjoyed self-employment, though it is quite tough. I love being able to draw more, and have managed one or two drawings a week. My initial plan of 3 per week was a little ambitious, my elbow and finger couldn't keep up!

My only concern holding me back from the leap to self-employment has disappeared. I was worried that the demand could dry up, but as of the end of July I am now fully booked now through December, based on 2 drawings per week, and am now quoting January 2015 dates. I experianced a mad Christmas rush in the middle of July. CHRISTMAS!! I cannot beleive it, I couldn't be happier :)

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Andrew James Holmes
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Born in Northumberland, it is my home county that inspires much of my art. I sell my artwork in galleries and at craft fairs throughout Northumberland, and I also provide a popular commission service to the public including portraits, pets and landscapes.

You can follow my latest drawing at www.facebook.com/capturedinpencil

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Klenesk Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, this has gone on long enough. I know you're talented but enough is enough! You produce about damn near 5 drawings a week and there can be only one explanation for it!

...You have six arms haven't you?

DON'T TRY TO DENY IT!

You staged a couple of car accidents and took the arms from the donor victims and had them surgically grafted on to you so you could outdraw everybody, take ALL the art money for yourself, and make us look like pikers in the process! And I know that ONE of those arms was female because there's no way that signature is a man's! Not even a British one! It's too neat and symmetrically aligned!

I'm on to your tricks! You should be ashamed of yourself for making other artists feel inadequate when you yourself cannot accomplish such a thing without an unfair handicap!
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, busted!

Ha ha, that has just made my afternoon :D
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LindaCarterPencilArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, just love your gallery, such beautiful work!
I draw pets and wildlife myself in traditional form and digital. Look forward to seeing more of your work. :) (Smile) 
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I admire the variety on your work :)
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LindaCarterPencilArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's kind of you to say - thank you
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Andorada Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Hearts In Colour       Hearts In Colour 

               Cool gallery! Thanks for joining us in 
                       
                              MyLovelyPet!
 
                                   
Hearts In Colour        Hearts In Colour
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Nessie162 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I think I've already left you a comment a few times, but I'll gladly do it again! AMAZING artwork! I'd love to draw like you one day. How long would it take you (on average of course) to complete an A4 drawing?
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. The smallest size I offer (12"x10" or roughly A4) takes around 12 hours. The most popular (16"x12", just short of A3) takes around 15 hours. I like to have two on the go at a time so this is spread over a week or so.
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, your art is absolutely stunning! the realism is uncanny! very good job :D
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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