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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
  • Reading: The King of Thorns, Mark Lawrence
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: biscuits.
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hey peoples.

So it's been yonks since I've update my journal, and I apologise for my lack of updates. Truth is, I haven't written much of anything in quite some time, and my fingers are itching for my keyboard. 

So, let's just recap with what I've been up to: 

OK, so I got a new job about three months back. I'm now a junior lecturer at the Animation School in Johannesburg. Honestly, in the last three months I've learned more than I have in three years. Also guys, if there's one thing I can say in teaching people is underrated. You won't believe how rewarding it is to help people with their stuff, and share with them the stuff you love doing. 

Anyways, currently, art-wise, I'm busy working on animation animation animation. If it's not TVpaint, it's Maya,Mudbox, and sometimes ZBrush, and Photoshop, of course. Damnit, I have to say the more you delve into animation, the less you want to do anything else. 

So, yeah, I'll keep all of you posted on the animation progress for Space Helga, and hopefully if I can get some time in the following few months, some new and/or continuing books I'm working on. 

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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!
RoninKai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff :)
ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And thanks also for the WATCH!
gb62da Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watching! :)
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