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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Thinus van RooyenMale/South Africa Group :iconvelocityanthology: VelocityAnthology
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Truth by Quadraro

OK, let's start with the good stuff: This was a great choice of font, and the typography is really dynamic. It catches one's eye from t...

Land of the Dead by alexandre-deschaumes

I haven't seen a landscape photo as good as this one in a long, long time. The sharpness of the image alone is enough to give one pause...

Niko Bellic by PatrickBrown

Well, character-wise this is definately considerately more detailed than some of your previous work- and its better off for it. Don't g...

Commission: Adopt by MetGod
by MetGod

Ah die kittchick is finally klaar! goes: Die foreshortening en composition is goed, veral as jy kyk dat haar voete ewe groot...


Dragon Rider by ThinusvanRooyen
Dragon Rider
So here's a sketch of a fallen Dragon Rider. Would love to explore this a bit further, but ;lkjadf;alsdfjkna;sldfjkna'sdlfjk'alskdfj'laksdfj'adfks'laksdjf/k.asdf
My name is Thinus. 

I'm a professional animator, and animation lecturer at The Animation School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just wanted to share some of my stuff with you guys, because reasons and stuff. 

Anyways, a fellow lecturer and animator and I recently decided we wanted to start
an animation tutelage YouTube Channel. 

Think "Rossdraws", but for animation. The point being that someone shares a pic with us, and we'll do a "workshop" episode where we show what can be changed or adjusted in the character to make it more animation-friendly. 

SO, if anyone's interested, drop some thumbs!

Sawah Kahnur by ThinusvanRooyen
Leia Thing doodle by ThinusvanRooyen
Right2Know Colour Test by ThinusvanRooyen Inktober 14 by ThinusvanRooyen Day 13 by ThinusvanRooyen Sc3 Layoutpsd by ThinusvanRooyenInktober Day 4 by ThinusvanRooyenDay 6 by ThinusvanRooyenTroi by ThinusvanRooyenBrickfinger Poster #1 Chaucer by ThinusvanRooyenBrickfinger Poster #2 Helen by ThinusvanRooyen


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Thinus van Rooyen
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
South Africa
Hi there!

The name's Thinus van Rooyen.

I like to draw stuff, and write about other stuff up to, including and going beyond the abovementioned stuff I draw.

However, I also like motorbiking, reading, writing, judo and a good movie if there's one showing.

Current Residence: Pretoria
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock/Blues
Favourite photographer: NA
Favourite style of art: just about anything.
Operating System: NA
MP3 player of choice: Walkman
Favourite cartoon character: Prince John ( robin Hood)
Personal Quote: feminism killed chivalry
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Vikings OST
  • Reading: The Long War, Baxter and Pratchett.
  • Watching: Vikings
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: biscuits.
  • Drinking: Lemon tea.
It's been a whole since my last update, as usual, and as usual, a lot has been going on. 

Firstly, things are going great at The Animation School, and if things continue to go great, which I'm hoping it will, I'll hopefully finally start on my Honours in Animation next year, and Masters after that. 

So apart from that, I'm also moving into my own place this weekend. It's spacious, and has a lot of sunlight, which, as any artist knows, is great for killing the fungus that tends to grow in one' ears if you haven't Gotten Out Much Lately. 

Also, cheap meals and laundry are offered, which is nice. 

Anyway, I'm making progress with Space Helga, and I'm really looking forward to showing it to everybody in  oh, about another two or three months. First up, I need to finish texturing. Helga's space, rig it and shoot its flight path. Next, start cleaning up the block, make some keys, then Tweens, then color that sucker. 

Also, I'm pretty sure the voice over work is going to be a huge pain in the arse, as I have. Yet to learn how to do that, but I'm sure it won't pose that much of a problem. 

So, yeah, that's me. 

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DeiSophia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi and welcome to ArtistsofAzania we're honoured to have you onboard! :D (Big Grin)
Please read through our rules and guidelines located on our homepage and feel free to browse through and submit to our gallery folders! We're looking forward to featuring some of your amazing work! :) (Smile)
Saidge42 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3:  :iconbigfav4plz:  :iconfavesmile:
Primineers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for everything! Hug 
Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok i will send you a note with details, perhaps you could include the animation also in your work. :P
Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could we try an collab or arttrade? With the theme of your OCs learning Kurdish/turkish Bellydancing??? :P (Lick) Painter LOL
ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, uh, I don't really have any OCs to speak of, per se. But I'm game trying to make something bellydance. Could be great animation practice. Just know that I've got a heap of stuff to do work-wise which get preference, so it might take a while. 
Aurelia-Isabella Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for watching! :heart:
ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
basakward Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hey, man!  Nice work you have here!  Great start to your animations!  Strong poses!  Thanks for watching.  It is much appreciated!
ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the support, I really appreciate that!
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