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A selection of my favourite speed drawing and tutorial videos. Lots more on my YouTube channel. :)





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Dave Gaskin
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Hey, I'm Dave and you've just stumbled upon the most complete collection of my artwork. Progress shots, finished pieces, and those that didn't go very well... they're all here!

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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    I joined dA just over 10 years ago in June 2005. It was my first ever online gallery and I started posting a few of my pencil portraits. They went down pretty well and I'll never forget the feeling of recieving those first few Comments and Favs. :aww:

  2. What does your username mean?
    I'm a lifelong Star Wars fan. I was born the same year as Star Wars, in 1977, and it's been in my blood ever since. At the time I joined dA, I had a vintage Biker Scout figure on my desk. The rest is history and the name has stuck with me. I use it on quite a few other sites too!

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Tall vegetarian procrastinator. :O_o:

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right, right? Right! :w00t:

  5. What was your first deviation?
    My first deviation was actually also one of my first ever digital pieces - a Kill Bill piece featuring the main female characters. My time on dA is synonymous with my shift from traditional, paper-based illustration, to working digitally. I taught myself Photoshop and you guys were there with me. It's been 4 years since I painted a digital portrait. Maybe it's time to dust off the old Wacom. :nod:

    Kill Bill poster by BikerScout


  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Portraiture, without a doubt, and I usually strive for a good likeness. If it works, great. If not, that's good too. It's all practice! :dance:

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    I'd love to be able to draw characters from movies but in my own style. I rely a lot on reference so I guess I'd like to be better at conjuring stuff from my imagination.

  8. What was your first favourite?
    A pencil portrait of Jennifer Connolly by AsiaT. :aww:

    Jennifer Connelly done by AsiaT

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    I love movies, so portraits of my favourite characters have a good chance of being Fav'd! :thumbsup: But I also love to Fav work that inspires me, giving me something to strive towards.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    I've met so many amazing artists on dA, but it was here where I stumbled across MarkRaats whose work I've now admired for over a decade. His knack for capturing the essence of everything he portrays in his work is inspiring. He's also a wonderfully gracious, honest and down to earth person who I'm proud to call a friend.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    I'm hoping to meet Mark at Star Wars Celebration Europe when it comes to London in 2016. :excited:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    It would be difficult, and inaccurate, to single out one individual. Everyone who has taken the time to Comment, Fav or Share my work has, collectively, inspired me to keep going especially during those moments of self doubt where I've nearly given up on the whole 'art thing'. You guys are awesome! You're like motivational Power Rangers when they all merge together to form one big awesome... thing. Is it obvious Power Rangers came after my childhood? :giggle:

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Pencils. Be they graphite, chalk, colour... nothing beats the feeling of tangible tools on tangible canvas.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    For me, home is where the art is. :aww:

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    I will never forget the day I received my first Daily Deviation. It was about 8 months after I joined and I was producing a series of digital portraits of movie directors. Peter Jackson had just directed King Kong so, on a whim, I added a reflection of Kong in his eye and when people started to spot it, the reaction was insane. I received two more DD's but that first one will always be the most special. :nod:

    Peter Jackson by BikerScout



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Sktchy #42 - Mark by BikerScout
Sktchy #42 - Mark
If you're an iOS user, check out the app Sktchy. Users upload photos, artists then use those photos as reference for their art and upload the results for all to see. It's such a great concept and the ethos is to move away from Likes and focus on inspiration. The app is nice and slick too and for portrait artists it provides a HUGE resource. If you join, come look for me. Aww

Bullet; Red 0.1 & 0.5 Pilot Drawing pen
Bullet; Red Sakura Gelly Roll white ink
Bullet; Red emerald Canford card

Other Sktchy work:

Sktchy #38 - Benjamin by BikerScout Sktchy #41 - Megan by BikerScout [WIP] Sktchy #19 by BikerScout Sktchy #40 - Mariangel by BikerScout
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Sktchy #41 - Megan by BikerScout
Sktchy #41 - Megan
If you're an iOS user, check out the app Sktchy. Users upload photos, artists then use those photos as reference for their art and upload the results for all to see. It's such a great concept and the ethos is to move away from Likes and focus on inspiration. The app is nice and slick too and for portrait artists it provides a HUGE resource. If you join, come look for me. Aww

Bullet; Red Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils
Bullet; Red 9" x 12" toned tan Strathmore

Other Sktchy work:

Sktchy #38 - Benjamin by BikerScout Sktchy #12 by BikerScout [WIP] Sktchy #19 by BikerScout Sktchy #32 - Fab by BikerScout
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3D Scout Trooper drawing by BikerScout
3D Scout Trooper drawing
This is an anamorphic drawing, drawn with an exaggerated perspective, which if photographed from one particular angle, makes the drawing looks like a 3D object! :omg:

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter to see which characters I'll be drawing next! :thumbsup: :thanks:
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"They found me... I don't know how, but they found me...." How DID you find me?! 

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306 deviants said Browsing someone elses fav's
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59 deviants said Daily Deviation
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58 deviants said Newly submitted deviation
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41 deviants said Through work featured on another site
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12 deviants said YouTube

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:iconmlh70:
mlh70 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
HAve you ever done any of the cast from coupling. Jeff had quite a few memorable faces.
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:iconthomas-michael-art:
thomas-michael-art Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Dave! Thank you for all your tutorials, videos, and especially your inspiring portraits!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks: And you're welcome - glad you enjoy them. :w00t:
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Happy Birthday! :)
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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lavalamp-genie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Dave!
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:iconkiara-valentine:
Kiara-Valentine Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy birthday! :cake:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Grazie! :thanks:
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:iconvintageniki:
vintageniki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad I found you on here Dave.
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Niki! :wave:
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graphichaon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man, love your stuff!
keep up the good work!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Noah. Really appreciate that. :aww:
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JonasScharf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +watch and the kind words!
I appreciate it!
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LeeArt-Uk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!!!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Lee - much appreciated. :thanks:
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