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Rapunzel by janey-jane Rapunzel :iconjaney-jane:janey-jane 367 108 Dibley01 by Loleia Dibley01 :iconloleia:Loleia 546 38 Hair Tutorial by TheJoanaPADJ Hair Tutorial :iconthejoanapadj:TheJoanaPADJ 1,862 137 Tutorial by kinkei Tutorial :iconkinkei:kinkei 2,430 143 See You Space Cowboy by MeganLara See You Space Cowboy :iconmeganlara:MeganLara 507 15 I Want To Believe by MeganLara I Want To Believe :iconmeganlara:MeganLara 311 0 Vella Tartine by sparrow-chan Vella Tartine :iconsparrow-chan:sparrow-chan 80 1 Capybara by hontor Capybara :iconhontor:hontor 412 7 Metallic Rat by hontor Metallic Rat :iconhontor:hontor 453 5 Rumbelle 1 by Chemists Rumbelle 1 :iconchemists:Chemists 195 15 Stego Freshener by CalicoNorth Stego Freshener :iconcaliconorth:CalicoNorth 6 0 The Earl of Lemongrab by AliatheGhoul The Earl of Lemongrab :iconaliatheghoul:AliatheGhoul 44 17 Valdis the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla Valdis the Nordic Forest Troll :iconnymla:Nymla 39 10 I'll Make A Princess Out Of You! by Kelheor I'll Make A Princess Out Of You! :iconkelheor:Kelheor 13 2 Nimh the Mouse 3 by Scribble-Dolls Nimh the Mouse 3 :iconscribble-dolls:Scribble-Dolls 5 3 Sassenach by StuckInThe90s Sassenach :iconstuckinthe90s:StuckInThe90s 166 161


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  • Eating: pancakes
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Way back in the day, a guy I was dating said "Hey, you should check out this young artist on this page!" It was his page, of course. To be supportive, I opened up an account, so I could comment on his work. Then I moved away for university. This was 2004. I thought, hey, maybe I should draw something and he'll send me feedback. And so I started drawing, on my first account LittleDark1. As you can tell from both the name and the art, I was going through an emo/goth phase :)

lost soul by LittleDark1 Notre Dame 1 by LittleDark1
(Can you tell I was watching Hellsing at the time?)

I don't know how exactly I came upon the idea of trying photomanipulation, but the first time I did was after being at a Nightwish concert.

I would like to point out that I didn't know about masking then, so all of this was done with an eraser tool and then a looooooooot of blurring around the edges. I would like to think that I've made some progress over the years.

Faolan, master of the wolves by LittleDark1 (Oct, 2005)
Lady of the Lake by LittleDark1 (April, 2006)
Second star to the right...RBG by LittleDark1 (May, 2007)
Witch's workshop by LittleDark1 (March, 2008)

After this, things started to get complicated. Doing art was never supported in my house, regardless of quality. After a while I just stopped doing it. I couldn't take the sneaking around, like I was doing something shameful. School went south, along with my health and I didn't feel like making things anymore. I'd doodle stick figures in the corners of my notebooks, but that's it. I was hiding from dA. I had nothing to contribute.

I don't know when it started getting better, but it did. Maybe through the power of modern medicine or whathaveyou, but it did start getting better. I took a sewing class. I thought "Hey, that's practical, I should learn." Thing is, making clothes was too much effort, kneeling on the floor, copying patterns, first on paper, then on fabric, then ironing, then Tesla-knows-what! No, I wanted to make toys. And a perfect opportunity came in the shape of a brick of meat! Super Meat Boy was a game my then-friend (now bf) talked about constantly. "I could make him a plushie!", I thought. Sure, he's a grown man, but he's a geek, like me, he'll like it. And so I set to work. There was more skulduggery because "crafts are a waste of time". Like Frankenstein's monster, my plushie was assembled under the cover of darkness, my terrible, yet so satisfying experiment.

I was on an incredible high and wanted to keep going. To keep making. But bad things weighed me down. If you look at my old gallery... It isn't exactly filled with happy images. I decided to risk it, lose my previous watchers, who had been so supportive for the first four years of my dA life, and start a new account. And so here we are. This is where I make things that make me happy. I discovered Illustrator along the way and started working on making my drawings digital. Here's a little review of my drawing progress:

I miss my old account, from time to time. Mostly because I got much more feedback there than I do here. But I wouldn't change my decision to move. There are good things still to come. Thanks, dA, and happy birthday!


plooshkin has started a donation pool!
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I would like to use the points to buy my mum a print for her birthday. Sappy, I know, but it's true.
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the watch! :iconbrohugplz:
I hope you have a lovely day! ^^
demiveemon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! It makes me happy you like my art and crafts. :happycry:
plooshkin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, that is why I asked you for the feature blog post, after all :)
demiveemon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
demiveemon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama and have one in return! Remember to give it a good brush everyday or it will end up all poofy like this: :iconrunllamarun: (unless you want it all poofy of course, then you just give it a good brush every second day!) ;D
plooshkin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! A poofy llama! You're a genius!!!
demiveemon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks. xD;;;
FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my pink Claptrap plushie!5 seconds hug 
skyeraikes Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the Fave!
viper137 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch for the fave! :D
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