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4 hours of sleep, sketching around, will be drawing badly.
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Using subscribers as patrons, lets see if it works.
Dark souls-like painting wrap up...?
Hey Guys, things are tight here until mid December, so I'm looking for work.
If anyone is interested in working with me, drop me a note or e-mail me at



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John Silva
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm John Silva, 24 years old from Portugal, currently residing in Japan.
Professional freelance artist for 3 years, I've done published work for a lot of card illustrations, Package art, Book Covers, Character design/Illustrations and Game Art for:

- Wizards of the Coast: Magic the Gathering
- Applibot - Legend of the Cryptids, Galaxy Saga.
- Impact of Gods
- Gameloft.
- Tokkun Studio.
- Fantasy Flight Games - Call of chtulhu, Talysman.
- Alderac Entertainment Group - Phase.
- Kingdom Death.
- Dream Reactor (Sinergy games)
- Apple.
- Microsoft Xbox Live.

Self taught education:

Since I remember I've been doodling here and there but really disliked traditional painting due to the lack of my understanding. Sketching and pencil drawings were the things I loved and spent my time doing as a kid. 2009 was when I really made up my mind to start digital painting seriously and loved it! I spent about 1 year just doing digital painting studies by myself and trying to break into the industry, after that, on the 2nd year I started freelancing full time and I'm very happy where I stand no, all the hard work, sweat and blood really paid off and still this very day I don't stop trying to improve as I go up the ladder in the industry.

The higher I climb, the harder I work.


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tikos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Really great gallery, John. I love every piece, very inspirational. Keep up the amazing work!
livingcosmo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Very inspirational! I'm taking classes right now at a community college, but definitely thinking of self-studying. What where the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them when teaching yourself and trying to improve?
JohnSilva Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely being responsible was my main problem, there's no one else beside me forcing me to work hard and getting distracted was super hard too.
There was days I just wanted to quit because there's no real-time sense of achievement, everything you do will only have any meaning in the future.
Good luck!
livingcosmo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks John! "Responsible" is definitely an important point!! 
"sense of achievement"... yes...
I'll keep all of that in mind. Thank you for your reply back. 
Much appreciated!!
bokoloony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Hi John, I started following you a year or two ago and today, I randomly came across your name as the designer of the box art for Timespinner! Amazing artwork as always! Keep up the great work!
JohnSilva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey bokoloony, damn you've been following for that long, thank you for that!
Glad you liked the box, hopefully I'll do more stuff like that :)
danyiart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is amazing and very inspirating for me. :)
Dgarauz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work.
JohnSilva Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words man!
MasterChief398 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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