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DeviantART is where the fledgling artist version of me tested out my wings and learned to fly. And then I abandoned it - had a bit of an issue with people stealing/ripping off and selling art- without giving credit! Shame. But I plan on updating from time to time :)

I now work full-time in a design studio, focusing mostly on TV production graphics for sports and entertainment events. On the side, I do freelance art! ....and graphic design, and a bit of web design and development. I've been trying my hand at threadless designs, and I've been showing some paintings in my home town on the first wednesday ArtWalk in Jacksonville. It's busy, but wildly varied, and I love it.
I haven't been on DeviantART in.... 4 years?  It's been a while!  But I've found myself here again, adding friends.  I have to say, I appreciate that DeviantART hasn't deviated in style, function, or consistency in what it provides.  It hasn't become a mass of ads, or a cesspool of pointlessness.  It seems to have matured.  So, yay!

I've grown a lot as an artist and as a person, but I still have a long way to go.  I've slacked off in lots of places- namely, making art just for me!  NEVER underestimate how important it is to create things that you love.  If that means you want to paint unicorns over and over, go for it!  I've lost that, a bit.  Don't do that!  

Perhaps it's because I've been doing art constantly for others (especially because it's my job- for over 4 years now), but it's time to get back on track.  Tight timelines really mean nothing.  If you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way to make time.  

If your tastes have changed, and you find your work washing away into boredom or it's not living up to expectations, change course.  I have to do this myself, so I can't advise past that point.  I do know you should find something simple that you enjoy about art and explore it. For example, I have been growing intensely interested in color and light, more than anything.  I still love animals and the wild- that may never change.  So... go!

Look for more from me. 

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Natures-Fury Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Hello! I'm messaging you because you currently follow me and I'm moving to a new account.  On this new account I will be more active in submitting art, making journal entries and replying.
Thank you ^^
Pinkipinks Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student
love your work! (: hahhaa. *reading your aim*: me, me! I'd like to talk(:
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
amazing gallery! :heart:
daisyj201 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! I featured a piece of your artwork in my journal here: [link] I hope you'll come by and check it out. If you want me to remove your work for any reason please let me know. Ta ta for now! :boogie:
Serekka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Cool art
ginty212 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feature in here : [link] and [link]
Have a nice day :sun::heart::sun:
angryfisheatenbycat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Thank you very much for being my loyal watcher! I just wanted to let you know that if you want to continue seeing my work, I have a new account; PaintedRae. :)
ninfadelmar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Hello how are you, hope u r well

Well I want to start with an apology for not being active on DA, no faves no comments, it's because I don't have internet, I connect only BK and cafes, etc.., So the only thing I could do is see the deviations but nothing else, because I have a tons of deviations to see I still have'nt see it all. Now my neighbor have wirelles so I'm taking his internet so I don't know it will last, but I'm waiting to have my own internet soon, and then I could be here like before.

So I want u to know that I haven't forgot about u and that I'm still alive

Thanks for the support

Ok chao take care
KushinaUchiha Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Can I use your works on my blog [link] as references of my and my friends' characters.
WolvenYoukai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE you work!
Haven't seen such great art in a while ^w^
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