This is the first, original account I have had on this site. Around 2006 I had no CLUE that there were art sites on the Net. I was still quite new to cruising the Web. I was delighted (in fact, excited) to find that a site such as DeviantART exists. I joined in 2007. (I thank Donna Barr for being here. Googling "Stinz" is part of why I found her account on here. The rest is history.)
I've been doing art since crib-hood (for many artists, this is NOTHING new. Tots draw or paint with anything on hand. Sometimes literally. I won't "go there".
) Never give a 2 1/2 year old kid El Marko markers when said kid's playpen/crib is next to a wall. PS: wallpaper had a different taste back then. This would explain a lot about me.
I do art for fun, pretty much just for me. Also Chamilin arts for my friend Willow421
. My 1# fan. On here I could share my creations from my book "Rose Dancer".
What I like most is that I can learn new techniques, try new mediums (gouache and pastel are new to me), and I found new movies and characters on here. If not for DA, I'd never have been a Death Note fan.
My art quality has improved a bit (I say a BIT. I'll never be perfect.) since finding this wonderful art community online. There's others out there but this is my "home". I feel most comfortable here.
Here are a few of my fave works:
Mom was the first to point out that this could be an optical illusion. Which way is the horse facing? (Who cares?) This is a digital redeux of an acrylic painting I did for her as a Christmas gift back in 1983 or so. It's still kicking around somewhere.
A digital re-do of Willow421's "Tiger Lili" art. The original graphite art can be found as a thumb or link on this deviation. I had her permission to fool around with this.
Pencil art of a mice in acorn figurine at a friend's house Up Maine. Just wanted to see if I could do it. I'm lousy at copying things (still life) but this came out acceptable.
Just plain cute. And tons of fun to do. I saved this as a RIFF so I could change the backgrounds.
Not only the best shot of Cherokee I've taken, but makes him look imperious. He's not, he's a crybaby.
The original is in BlueSolitaire or FlowerFreak galleries. I lost track of which. Check both.
One of my all-time faves. My OCs Raph, Shawna and Serena having some quality time. This was a lot of fun to do ("watercolor" and "acrylic" snowflakes on Corel Painter X)
Despite things I see wrong with it even now, this was SO much fun to do. And that's what counts. Art done strictly for work is a joyless endeavor, IMO. One of my very favorite artworks.
Funny what pops into your head while waiting for your food at a local restaurant.
Hardly an original design or idea but it's my version.
digitally colored version of a deer line art (thumb is in deviation comments).
SO many more I could pick but there's really no more room left. BlueSolitaire
isn't doing a "My DeviantART Story", so I'll sneak a few of the best in here:
We still miss you, Den-Den
LOTS more in FlowerFreak
galleries. Happy to be here to share my experiences in life (via photography) with you!
Happy B-Day, DA!!!