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Color my gaze by TealHeadlight Color my gaze :icontealheadlight:TealHeadlight 169 51 BreakDown. by NanoMortis BreakDown. :iconnanomortis:NanoMortis 10,280 350 Nautilus by sari9349 Nautilus :iconsari9349:sari9349 26 1 Hayley Williams by Piscota Hayley Williams :iconpiscota:Piscota 14 15 wintersleep by berkozturk wintersleep :iconberkozturk:berkozturk 581 13 lost shadows by berkozturk lost shadows :iconberkozturk:berkozturk 1,049 57 Anima: Kira by Wen-M Anima: Kira :iconwen-m:Wen-M 6,888 321 trauma. by cristina-otero trauma. :iconcristina-otero:cristina-otero 8,224 594 heartstrings by erebun heartstrings :iconerebun:erebun 3,055 135 black sun by zenibyfajnie black sun :iconzenibyfajnie:zenibyfajnie 2,343 126 Airplanes by alicexz Airplanes :iconalicexz:alicexz 27,245 1,871 Game of Thrones studies by alicexz Game of Thrones studies :iconalicexz:alicexz 7,660 300 Wolf Fight by nikkiburr Wolf Fight :iconnikkiburr:nikkiburr 12,867 1,587 Werewolf by milofx Werewolf :iconmilofx:milofx 719 32 D4 - And Off We Go by Adelaida D4 - And Off We Go :iconadelaida:Adelaida 160 21 Cheshire Cat by shokoholic Cheshire Cat :iconshokoholic:shokoholic 49 21


Recently my local town of St Helens held an open art competition. You could enter pretty much anything you wanted. There were 6 category prizes (Portrait, Drawing, Landscape, Olympics, Mixed Media, Digital), 6 highly commended prizes and also your standard 1st, 2nd and 3rd Awards.

I only found out about the competition 2 days before the deadline so I quickly got to work. I took a photo of my dad and then did an A4 sized pencil portrait of him. Entry fee was 6.00. Although I was happy with the piece, I knew I had rushed it slightly because of the short notice. Also I was able to enter 2 pieces but with the short deadline there was no chance I would get them both finished.

On the opening night I decided to go and visit the gallery and see what the competition was like. I didnt realise the standard would be so high!! When I go home I had a letter waiting for me. It said that I need to go to the prize giving night because my drawing had won something (although no information was given away on what I had won).

After seeing the standard of work at the exhibition I pegged my expectations on getting a highly commended prize, as there were about 4 other pieces that could top me in the drawing category and 3 or 4 in the portrait category.

PRIZE NIGHT - My whole family turned up, and some friends who had seen the progress of my work through facebook. After an hour of browsing the art for a second time the prize giving began. First was the Highly Commended...and my name was NOT read out. I was in shock, and instantly thought they had made a mistake. Next were the Category winners. And each category winner duely deserved to win. Then it came to the Drawing Categoty Winner. Me!! "Steven Douras with the Portrait titled 'George'."

One of the best moments ive ever experienced. Never tyhought I would win it yet afterwards I had multiple people approach me to concratuate me and tell me it was well deserved. Still in shock about the whole thing. But it has given me the confidence and the drive to not only enter more competitions but also to push my art to the next level.



Steven Douras
United Kingdom
Steven Adam Douras

I am a self Trained Illustrator from England, UK.
I studied at Wigan Art College for a year and then completed my BA(Hons) degree at the University of Central Lancashire.
I currently live in St Helens, Merseyside...(please don't judge me for this..)

I am currently working as a free lance illustrator and spend most of my time doing traditional self portraits of celebrities.

Current Residence: United Kingdom
deviantWEAR sizing preference: No Preference
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Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite photographer: No Preference
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck


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TealHeadlight Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav. on 'Color my gaze', i really appreciate it :)
TealHeadlight Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
and for the watch!! :D
skytteole Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thansk for your comment...
Derfblue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav:hug:
cwalton73 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thanks for the watch!
GrahamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
where you disappeared to? Wondered if you fancied coming out next Sat night.
SDouras Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Only off fb temporarily while I get a few commissions finished. Saturday this week or the one after? I have the badminton bonanza tournament on the 12th.
Into-TheWild Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
hahahah xD I know this is the second time I comment on youre drawings -but I think I was very very tired the last time , becouse I love them much more now.
they are very very good, u got huge talent !!!!!!
and I cant understand why u have not got more attention here on deviantART :)
SDouras Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
There are so many artists on DA, my work seems to get lost in everyone elses. Your so kind though! Thankyou!!
Nadine95 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I have have just looked at all you drawings and they're really amazing. I love them!
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