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Artist | Traditional Art
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My very talented friend, John, :iconwhizziewhizzer: did me the honor of drawing my portrait from my original deviantID. I :love: it so much, I made it my new deviantID. Take a look at it full size John, there are no words for how much I love this. 1000 thanks, my friend!!! :hug::kiss:

I'm a self-taught portrait/figure artist who used to work in graphite. But, I'm finding I need a change of pace, so I'm switching to a combination of soft pastel and pastel pencil. I still have a :love: for graphite work, so I'll probably still do some every now and then, but for the most part, it's pastels for me from here on out.

Personal Quote: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

A Fresh Start...

Journal Entry: Sun May 5, 2013, 10:35 PM
It's time for a fresh start, with a new commitment and new media. I've been experimenting with both pastel and watercolor techniques, and while I haven't settled on one technique in particular, I'm pretty sure that whatever I settle on is gonna include a mix of both.

I also realize it's been wayyyyyy too long since I posted new art, but I didn't want to just post for the sake of posting...I really need to feel inspired. It took a good friend introducing me to his 8-yr-old son (who loves to draw) to kickstart the inspiration/motivation. Kids ALWAYS remind me that above all else, art should be fun, and that the process has to be enjoyed as much as the finished product...MY JOY IS BACK!!!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Rehab Addict
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Lemonade

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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy African Art compliments of the QCC Art Gallery:…

And if you're ever in the NYC area...stop to have you visit!
BleedingNaive Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Just happened on here, and saw your drawings!!! Really did an amazing job!! So busy since graduation...omg...I really need to check in!! Love the portrait of you that your friend did!! Take care....J
PhycoFerret Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are an amazing artist and life capture professional! Keep up the good work Clap 
ScottPilgrim1996 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
perroperdido Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
happy birthday!! :)
kalan6 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have some very nice portraits!
graphite220 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
GinebraCamelot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Hi Dee! :tighthug:
Thank you so much for the :iconlovefavsplz: on 'Little Cosette' :woohoo:
I'm glad you like this work and I hope also enjoy with others of my next works! Regards! :smooch:
graphite220 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome!!! :-)
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