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Recently gave my entire account a heavy polish, removed a lot of my 'poor' work and journals and I'm glad it looks a lot fresher. Currently working on cleaning a lot of my other accounts and organising them, hopefully linking everything together somehow. It's all feeling rather professional even though I do nothing but watch youtube videos and fart about on tumblr.

Ah well, I hope everyone likes the cleaner profile, expect some uploads sometime soon hopefully!
Window Breaker by RuthlessDutchman
Window Breaker
Casual doodle while on the train home. 

While drawing the stick-figure wireframe I was thinking about the sorts of things people have said about representations in games, overdone tropes and stereotypes. Things like how often the 'badass' protagonist is some burly white man with a big gun in shooters, or how armour worn by any woman seems impractical [[Boob window, metal boob cups, less coverage - more power]], or even that physical handicaps are solved by technological replacements such as prosthetics that function just as well as a typical limb, if not 30x better [[It's never really inbetween, it's either 'you can walk' or 'your legs turn into rocket boosters']].

I'll admit I haven't had the chance to play many games, mainly due to me only having a Dreamcast till 2010 with a select few games, and an X-Box 360 but my parents wouldn't allow for any games involving guns or violence. Any computer I've owned until the start of this academic year has been less than capable to even run minecraft. But I've listened to people online and in person talk about these things and they were all going through my head as I was drawing. 

She's unnamed at the moment, but I'm happy with how this came out.


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Rick Merlin Van Ruth
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Final year Mechanical Engineering student at University of Liverpool, 21

I'd consider myself a guy of many skills, although I try not to boast about them since that gets me nowhere. I'm an avid Photoshopper, from silly edits to actual proper coloured artwork, although lately I haven't had much time to do it but I hope to get back to that. For now it's a lot of doodles, artwork I do in my sketchpad as I travel on trains or fall asleep in lectures, you'll see better stuff soon, I promise!

Outside of drawing and photoshop, I also like to play guitar. I currently own 5 guitars but I play mostly on my classic acoustic guitar and occasionally upload tracks to my soundcloud -….

I do regularly check my dA account but if you would like to keep up with my shenanigans then feel free to follow me on my tumblr account!

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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite, sweetheart!
Mytis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the fav! :happybounce:
RuthlessDutchman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How could I not, the Nausicaä cosplay was fantastic :D
Mytis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot!
WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! ♥

You're awesome Merlin.
WMA858 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
crazy duck here quack quack
RuthlessDutchman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you're getting familiar with the website finally :)
Mytis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fav!!
jasonsnake Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fav
RuthlessDutchman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the image! :D
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