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Amit Dutta
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
New Zealand
I am a self taught illustrator and concept artist.
If you are interested in hiring me for your project please get in touch by note or on

Please note I do not work for free, or for exposure.

If you are a fan consider taking a moment to follow me on my facebook page
A big thanks to everyone who fav's my stuff. I can't respond to them all, but every single one is so very much appreciated!


Planar Ghosts by M0nkeyBread
Planar Ghosts
My illustration for Krystal Claxton's short story 'Planar Ghosts' in the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Writers of the Future vol. 31.

As well as the up and comers, it contains stories by Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Kevin J Anderson and more: all heavy hitters.
It coming out on May 4th 2015 and is available for pre-order now here:
WOTF vol 31

The stories and artwork in this book are awesome, so worth it. :)
Sketch by M0nkeyBread
Personal sketch paint. This will be turned into a bigger illustration at some point. :)
ScrapJack by M0nkeyBread
Banner depicting the ScrapJack world written by Karin Lowachee a PK Dick Award finalist. Done for Storium, the online storytelling game.…

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GrinNBarret Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man! How have you been?
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad dude! Keeping a very low profile. Almost underground. :) How are you doing man?
GrinNBarret Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm still kickin'!
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) awesome man. welcome to the furry maelstrom of dA!
Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep up the good work, your deviations are amazing!
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I shall try!
draco-datura Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Your gallery is really great! :)
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. ive been looking at your gallery and its hard to imagine you got this good being self taught. can you recommend any resources for someone starting out but not wanting to go to art school?
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heya, getting better is just about putting in the time required more than anything. There are literally thousands of resources out there for self study. I can't go in depth, though I am putting together a self-teachers guide to art, that will have an up to date resources section, but it may be quite some time for that to come through.

The fundamentals you want to focus on are:  
Line and Dynamic sketching (Basic drawing skills...but very important)
Figure drawing (Gesture, line of action, anatomy)
Values (depth, form and volume)
Colour Theory 

if you are thinking of getting into concept design down the line, there is much value to be learned from the industrial design side of things. Design process, iteration, shape language, form, material etc

For now, start with the following free fundamentals focused sites and youtube channels:  

Sycra's youtube channel:

Shaddy Safadi's video series on doing digital painting studies. There is SO much useful process and approach information in this,  though it isn't on any specific fundamental, so don't view it as a way to learn fundamentals, but as a way of thinking about how to paint and workflow :…

Figure drawing practice sites like:

Join improvement forums like the Crimson Daggers:

Ideally I would like to explain how and in what order to get started with these, but it would take too long, hence my motivation for writing a guide. If you are serious, the most important thing is to just get started and focus on your fundamentals first.  Build doing some art at least once a day or into a sustainable regular routine early on, because one thing about self-teaching is that you need lots of motivation and discipline in order to be able to put in the time needed over the next few years. A good way of doing this is creating an account at the crimson daggers, start a sketchbook thread and post everything you do in there. People will start commenting, and the community is all about self-improvement so it is nice to be in the same boat as others. 

Hope that helps. You can always ask me questions as they come up. I can't guarantee fast response time anymore, but I will try and help where I can!

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