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Thank You SOOO Much!!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 30, 2011, 9:37 AM


I may be emerging out of my artist block. And I think it had to do with reading all my watcher's wonderful comments to me. It gave me encouragement and allowed me to "get my MUSE back on!!"

Thank you so much everyone. And here's a special treat...a preview of my next drawing! Can you guess who she is? I bet no one gets it right. From the snippet I have here, she looks pretty generic!!

Can You Guess? by KJS-1




Also, please check out this fabulous artist I just "discovered".  I am a HUGE fan of :iconfairyartos: now. Please check out her gallery and send her some love. Hope you decide to watch her too! I sure am.
Liberty by FairyARTos Christina Aguilera 2 by FairyARTos Nina Dobrev by FairyARTos


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

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I NEED INSPIRATION...

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 22, 2011, 2:14 PM


I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything new. I don't know if it has to do with all the rain lately or if it's the winter blue's.

I'm trying to shake myself out of it and start drawing (I have two drawings that are just collecting dust, Scarlett Johansson and another Close-Up Eye) and as soon as I pick up my pencil I heave a huge sigh and put it back down.

Oh where has my creative muse gone???

Maybe I'm just in a drawing funk right now, but I need someone to shake me out of it! Any suggestions? Do any of you have any fantastic artists that I should look at to be inspired by?

I need H.E.L.P...maybe the sunshine will change my mood???


NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

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YOU ASKED FOR IT...WATCHERS FEATURE! R U FEATURED?

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 18, 2011, 6:01 PM


Sooo...a while ago I sent out a poll to all my faithful :+devwatch:'s to see if there were artists out there that I had yet to "discover"...

I should have mentioned, artists other than yourself, but I got an overwhelming response of artwork by YOU...so I decided to do a little feature of my watchers.

You've been so faithful with your comments and well wishes, it's about time I return the favor, and I do it happily!

Please let me know how each and every one of you are doing. I love reading all your comments and I respond to each and every one!



BUT FIRST, MY RECENT IDOLS...

TRON: Quorra by Angelstorm-82 Resistance is futile by Angelstorm-82 Fire dancer by Thubakabra Jared Leto Pencil Drawing by D17rulez Hermione's Patronus by doodlingdruid Angelina Jolie by Rajacenna Lara Croft by marielleroyseth



FAITHFUL WATCHERS FEATURE, AND THEIR SUGGESTIONS...

Humble by esayelemay A Walk to Remember by PassionForDrawing Christina Aguilera by kaczmarek08:thumb186404159: Etude 2 by death-angel-6:thumb132565637: Snape and Dumbledore by tanjadrawing:thumb191780795: Jewel by Neomc:thumb191698854: Gloomy Sunday by Pencil-Stencil Ron Weasley by twilightlovuuhhh Professor Snape by gabbyd70 Broken by nabey Spaceman by naturalshocks Look out Damon... by sweetnvicious:thumb181524355: Sometimes.. by lloveandsqualor Hunger by Briscott In Full Glory by jacksl Milla Jovovich by Anthony-Woods Purple Sunset by ksexton1989 Iron Man edited by Becky06 Sam Winchester by rebeccaisanerdd Rykuu by Classycat101 .:B l u e:. by CardboardHeroes:thumb193164875: Marilyn Monroe by TMotika Don't Blink by MagDa-LeNaa Dawn 'Reloaded' by Larc-Romeo over the horizon drawing by Martenator:thumb193587703: beautiful Adriana Lima by Ebba28:thumb131601256: 3rd Syesha by pokopoko14 The Ghost of You by Spydi-mel Der Schimmelreiter by Gold-Seven Chosen one by Lianne-Issa Prince of Persia by AuroraWienhold Aragorn and Frodo by aurelia-acc Sanctuary by DavidDeb Perfect Nobility by Raigekidan Lioness - soft pastel by sschukina Eye by Branse Zwykle by The5thApe hair-perspective by niun2u Dirty Dancing by Tashiaki Jackson M. R and Ashley G. by Aliyona X_by_loreelamia by cloudmilk

Whew, that was a lot! Keep the artwork coming guys! Great collection!


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME...

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 5, 2011, 9:23 AM


I guess a new entry here is called for, given that all you guys were so sweet in wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday. Thanks so much you guys, and I'll be answering my messages in the next few days, but I wanted to give a big shout out to all you guys for your well wishes yesterday.

A big thank you to my pals, :iconbetweenasleepandwake: for the delicious cake (how'd you know it's my favorite dessert??) and :iconljosson: for the wonderful points! You guys are the best.

I had a wonderful day with my son who is growing like a weed and is just so fun! And then, to end the day, my hubby, my baby boy and I all went out to an Italian restaurant downtown. It was so yummy. One of my favorite places.

How was everyone's holidays? I'd love to hear all about it...WHAT WAS THE ONE AWESOME GIFT YOU GOT THIS YEAR? Jot me a line and let me know. What was mine? Well, mine came early...in the form of my baby boy!

I had an awesome Christmas and New Year's. I have so much to be thankful for! These past few weeks off from break has been great, and I can't believe I've got to start thinking about a new semester already. It just seems like yesterday that I finished out the fall semester.

And because it was my birthday yesterday, I'd like to give you all a little gift (it's much better to give than to receive, right?)...Here's a snippet of my upcoming drawing: JA - Purely SINful (I don't normally give you guys previews, but what the heck, right???)...I've taken a lot of time on this one and I hope to get it finished soon! Let me know what you think so far!

:thumb192282640:

Oh, and before I forget, thanks again for all your suggestions on the books. I am going through the authors and making a list. I am about done with the book, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and those that suggested that to me...THANKS! It's a great series so far, and I can't wait to start the next book!



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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!



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Artists I admire:

:iconandybrase: :iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :icondemonofguillotine: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconja5on: :iconnightfalldream: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconsammytvr: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:

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BACK TO SCHOOL...ANY GOOD BOOKS?

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 27, 2010, 8:45 AM


Well it's that time of year and I've survived my first week back to school and juggling being a new mom, daycare and teaching! Needless to say, I'm wiped out (but I wouldn't have it any other way)!

I just wanted to add a new entry here because I don't know when I'll be able to update this (I'm debating on whether or not to renew my Premium Membership and have also stepped down from quite a few Admin positions). I'll still log on and check out all your great comments (I LOVE to read them) and try my hardest to reply back to any questions.

Also, a side note: A fellow deviant sent out a journal a while ago asking about really good books out there...and I found it interesting to see...so, I would ask you guys, what's a really good book to read? Here's some of my fave's (so you know what kind of books I like):

Stephenie Meyers, Twilight Series (of course) and the Host
LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries (and all of her other series, including Secret Circle)
Cassandre Clare, Mortal Instruments
Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series
Kristin Cashore, Graceling
Phillipa Gregory
Margaret George
Jessica Bird (JR Ward)
ALL THE CLASSICS (I have pretty much read an extensive range of classics from Shakespeare, Dumas, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Austen and Bronte) so no need to suggest those...

Hope you all are doing well and good luck to all of you who are starting back to school!



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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!



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Artists I admire:

:iconandybrase: :iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :icondemonofguillotine: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconja5on: :iconnightfalldream: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconsammytvr: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

Playing Cards Contest Winner!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 21, 2010, 11:52 AM


Congratulations to :iconyoungmoons: for winning FIRST PLACE in :iconsuanin:'s Playing Cards contest!

The Greatest Fear by youngmoons

N0rks says: "The artist displays a great eye for detail, giving this piece a very exquisite look. But moreover I like how the girl either seems to be bowing to or playing with the Death card and is so, in a way, accepting its meaning."

AyriannahOllivandra says: "Not only is the card she's holding beautiful, but the woman manages to looks like a fortune teller, a priestess, and a queen at the same time, holding the mystery of death between her fingers like the empress of creation. The black, white, and red theme really works for cards (which makes sense, considering the standard deck's color scheme)."

*Suanin says: "This drawing exudes a mysterious atmosphere that immediately appealed to me. Who is the woman, half hidden by the shadows? Is she a fortune teller, holding someone else's fate in her hands? Or has she just been dealt the Death card herself? The way *youngmoons wove the theme of the contest into her entry and gave it her own twist makes this piece a definite winner."

MORE FROM THIS ARTIST:

Drop by Drop by youngmoons Sleepy Fairy by youngmoons Ordinary Miracle by youngmoons Luscious by youngmoons The Inner Tragedy by youngmoons

Please go on and check out the rest of her gallery for more beautiful artwork and wish her congrats on the win!


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!



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Artists I admire:

:iconandybrase: :iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :icondemonofguillotine: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconja5on: :iconnightfalldream: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconsammytvr: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:



RECENT DRAWINGS I ADMIRE:

Pencil Journey by Cataclysm-X Robert Downey Jr. by FairyARTos Hunting For Treasures by Angelstorm-82 :I AM OPTIMUS PRIME: by Angelstorm-82 The Arrival by Angelstorm-82 P o l a r i z a t i o n by nightfalldream Native American by Thubakabra Watching it fly by Zindy
Oh, and just go check out :icondaviddeb:...there's too many and I wouldn't even know where to start. They are all wonderful!

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  • Eating: Pasta

Twilight Contest

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 13, 2010, 4:44 PM


Hi all,

Hope you are all doing well! It's been a while since I've updated my journal...sadly, I haven't been around as much lately. But I did want you all to know that a few weeks ago, :iconjanz2009art: contacted me about a Twilight contest (and a few of you have already entered into it, so good luck to you all!). I just uploaded my Team Jacob vs. Team Edward drawing

Team Edward or Team Jacob? by KJS-1

and if you like it/or LOVE it...head on over to www.janbevins.com/team-kari.ph… and vote for it!

Thanks guys! Oh, and drop me a few lines here and let me know how you guys are enjoying your summer! I've been basking in the glow of motherhood...

PS -- What's with this Cake Badge thing? It looks cool...I like cake...but really, what is it?



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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!



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Artists I admire:

:iconandybrase: :iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :icondemonofguillotine: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconja5on: :iconnightfalldream: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconsammytvr: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:



RECENT DRAWINGS I ADMIRE:

Pencil Journey by Cataclysm-X Robert Downey Jr. by FairyARTos Hunting For Treasures by Angelstorm-82 :I AM OPTIMUS PRIME: by Angelstorm-82 The Arrival by Angelstorm-82 P o l a r i z a t i o n by nightfalldream Native American by Thubakabra Watching it fly by Zindy
Oh, and just go check out :icondaviddeb:...there's too many and I wouldn't even know where to start. They are all wonderful!

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  • Eating: Pasta

INTERVIEW UPDATE!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 7, 2010, 8:07 AM


Hey Guys! Hope you are all doing well...just a quick update to let you know that the wonderful :iconsuanin: from CelebrityPortraits did an interview on me and if you want to check out more about me, you can check it out here: news.deviantart.com/article/11…

She did a wonderful job putting together the article, so if you have time, send her some love!

OH! And, there's also this great news article from :iconputyourbravefaceon: from ForeverArtGroup that has featured my Sam and Dean drawing among it's favorites...check it out as well. There's a bunch of amazing works collected here!


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Well, I'm logging on quickly tonight while I have a few spare minutes to let you all know that I'm still alive...but...we've recently had a new addition to our family...a healthy baby boy!!

This is our first, so needless to say, I've got my hands full and I won't be on here as much in the next few weeks...and the big BSG drawing I was working on??? Well, that's on hold for now. I've got about 1/3 of it done...maybe I'll post the two drawings I've finished from it in a few days.

Hope you all are doing well and I'll try and post some new work when I get a chance!


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Artists I admire:

:iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

BOY...What a day...and it's not even NOON yet!!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 16, 2010, 9:08 AM


Hey guys! I thought it would a good idea to update my journal. It's been something I've wanted to do for a while now, but haven't.

Claire Danes Drawing by KJS-1 My last drawing, Claire Danes has gotten so much love from you guys! I'm so glad you like her...but sadly, it may be a little while before I post anything new just because I'm working on a very large undertaking...only hint I can give is this...BSG!! Of course, my mood may change next week and I may work on a different drawing...it's all about inspiration. I wasn't even planning on drawing Claire, I just got inspired the other day and poof! Next thing I know, I'm posting a drawing of her!

Hope you guys are doing well! I've been furiously sending my llama love to all my faithful watchers! Love you guys :love:

And guess what? I got a little surprise today when I logged on and found that one of my friends, :icongirlinterruptedbyart: had given me a one month free subscription! Just because she likes my art...now isn't that sweet? So unexpected and GREAT timing, because my premium membership was slowly winding down and lets face it...I love presents!!! So, thank you so much :icongirlinterruptedbyart:! I greatly appreciate your little gift -- I didn't even know you could do that! Please, guys, GO SPAM her page and show her the love (llama love if you'd prefer)! Haha...

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I don't know about you guys, but I've recently found myself marveled at all the great drawings out there of the same pose...I know what you are thinking...no originality...everything is the same...but wait! I actually love seeing the same poses drawn by different artists. It's sooo cool to see what an individual does with the exact same reference material (:iconwhitewolf08: did a similar journal entry and it got me thinking...what a cool idea!). Just shows you how UNIQUE each and every one of us is!! (and please, this is not a good, better, best posting...so please don't comment as to "that one's better than this one"...it's just to celebrate our uniquiness and individuality!).

I've kind of started a little collection here of some of the cool renditions, starting with a few of mine...I'd love to see your examples as well!

FF: Tifa - Are you Ready... by Cataclysm-X tifa by vinnymax Tifa Lockhart by CherreBomber :TIFA LOCKHART: by Angelstorm-82 Tifa by Victoria-M Let me Try by cL0wnheArt Final Fantasy - Tifa Lockhart by KJS-1

Love to you all!!


Hugh Laurie by LifelessAlarm Hugh Laurie by Geinen Hugh Laurie dr house by frescasebrava Dr. Gregory House by LenaStinke House - Hugh Laurie by simple-sarah Doctor House by legserrano HOUSE by DaveLopes :thumb100118527: Dr. House by lucky-your-with-amy :thumb62287926:


Artists I admire:

:iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

Llama??? Ohh...I get it...

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 1, 2010, 4:39 PM


UPDATE: Well, it's done! I spred the llama love...if you are a watcher of mine, you got a badge from me! :love:


So, you can imagine my surprise this AM when I checked my messages on my iPhone and got these strange messages about my avatar and llamas. Well, I was a little spaced out from just waking up and I didn't realize what today was...so I was utterly confused.

This is my first April Fool's Day here on devART! And this just makes me laugh. I'm a sparkling Edward!! :love:

So, today I've decided to try...and I mean TRY to give llama badges to all my watchers (I say try because I did want to do some drawing today)! So, that's over 700 llama love, and I think I can do it. I think 700+ is do-able still, don't you? I like that I have a smaller watcher's list for now because I am able to check on everyone once in awhile and comment on their pages...I just think that's so important, so I want to continue to be able to do that!

Sooo...enough chatter...here I go, spreading the love! Hope you guys have a great April Fool's Day!

And if you're taking the time to read this entry...might I ask you something? Share your April Fool's Day prank with me...what was the funniest/most imaginative thing that you've done/or had done to you?

Mine? Well, I think one year while I was working in my office before I went freelance, I turned all the graphs in my Marketing Manager's cube upside down...sounds lame here when I write it...but he had like 30 color coded printed graphs pinned up on his walls. It was hilarious when he realized what I had done...heehee...

Artists I admire:

:iconaramismarron: :iconaurorawienhold: :iconcataclysm-x: :iconcrimefish: :icond17rulez: :icondaviddeb: :iconwicked-illusion: :iconesteljf: :iconffnana: :icongabbyd70: :iconnsmoerebroet: :iconrajacenna: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconangelstorm-82: :iconsnow-owl: :icontinasartwork: :iconsvera: :iconthubakabra: :icontri-star3: :iconzindy:


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

FEATURED FAVE'S SUGGESTED BY YOU!!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 7, 2010, 11:31 PM


So I asked and you delivered!

Yes, that’s right. I had asked you guys to show me two of your favorites from other artists. Thanks so much to all of you who responded. This was really fun. I certainly enjoyed seeing artwork from others that I may never have discovered!

Please take a look and if you like, go ahead and favorite some of these! Oh, and please let your fav’d artist know they’ve been featured here!


Suggested by :iconkitiwake:
:thumb118399452: Swing by Agoldenstrand


Suggested by :iconbetweenasleepandwake:
Little one by Ladowska Caroussel. by Raipun


Suggested by :iconlydorn:
La Rochelle by RadoJavor .::Lost ...::. by RuxyLittleStrawberry


Suggested by :iconsandrahultsved:
:thumb155274274:


Suggested by :icondina-marchiori:
Keira Knightley 01 by Flowertree-elf Searching by aiki-ame


Suggested by :iconsandieblair:
Predatory Intent by CristinaPenescu In the mood for love by UgurDoyduk


Suggested by :iconkatryder:
Hatsune Miku by Onnies YU-GI-OH GX 005 by JuckHyang


Suggested by :iconwolkenfels:
:thumb154174532: City of Lost Children by DanilLovesFood


Suggested by :iconmalicon:
Jensen Ackles - Dream Brother by Cataclysm-X Dynasty declining by feimo


Suggested by :iconalorakitten:
rage by CharlottCarrot :thumb156029152:


Suggested by :iconkunoichixvampire:
:thumb155994687: :thumb155796437:


Suggested by :iconeonsforgotten:
Don't go to the lake by furball891


Suggested by :iconjadey-babey:
Color Interaction Project by shiawase-chan :thumb154625691:


Suggested by :icondarthleo-7:
drag0n f00d by g0b1in :thumb150173726:


Suggested by :iconzeosamaster:
Soundscape by cartoongirl7


Suggested by :iconbeautasha:
birdliquorandtheboastfulghost by larkin-art Misguided Trust by CopperCupcake


Suggested by :icondeadshero:
The Last Journey by angrymikko :thumb152306243:


Suggested by :iconCataclysm-X :

Mature Content

La Serenissima by KristinaGehrmann
And he plays guitar as well... by SweetChile


Suggested by :iconiamspook:
portrait at the bar vs1 by Neizen sometimes. by wiersz


Again, thanks guys for your participation! I'm so glad to have each and every one of you :+devwatch:'ers!! I love chatting with you all! I'll be posting some new drawings here very soon...and also a progression drawing, since a lot of you asked "how do you get started"...so stay tuned!!


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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

Okay...I beg of you...help me out!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 4, 2010, 9:40 PM


So, I'm tired of my last journal entry, so I thought I'd post a new one...and I was wondering what I should talk about, but why should I get all the fun? I think it's high time all my fellow watchers speak up!

I'd like to see your first and second favorites that you have chosen to grace your FAVORITES gallery (that's right, not your own work, but from those you admire)...and then I'll go through and put them together in one big NEW journal entry. Simply locate the thumb name and I'll take it from there!

That way I get to see the fabulous art out there and you guys can too!!

I hope this goes well and there's a lot of response...I'm super excited to see those great works of art!

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NEED WATCHERS??? CHECK THIS OUT...

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

300 WATCHERS and COUNTING!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 23, 2010, 9:08 PM


Whoa...! 300 watchers! I'm in shock. Thanks so much you guys!

Congrats to tanjadrawing, you were my 200th!!! And of course there's theartqueen, who was my FIRST watcher ever (she welcomed me into the devART when I was a wee-little nobody!)...

Thank you guys so much for visiting, commenting and fav'ing. I love reading your comments/questions/thoughts, so please keep them coming. I read each and everyone of them (although, right now it's becoming quite an endeavor...as I type this, I've got about 460+ comments/replies/activities to go through).

I'm so sorry if I don't individually thank each and every one of you. Your response to my artwork has been overwhelming! For that I thank each and everyone of you! Know that I appreciate each and every fave, comment and watch.

I do try and vistit each of your galleries. I like to take interest in those who take interest in me. Sometimes I comment or fave and sometimes I am too busy to say anything but just know I've stopped by for however brief of a time. You guys took the time, so it's only right to return the favor.

Without you guys I'd never get to that covetted most popular front page (one can only dream!! Hahaha...)

Here are some more of my favorites/friends that I love and admire. Go check them out when you have the time!

:iconaramismarron: foxy megan by aramismarron
:iconesteljf: The Joker by Esteljf
:iconrajacenna: The Eye by Rajacenna
:iconangelstorm-82: : A V A T A R : by Angelstorm-82
:iconasariamarka: Sadness... by asariamarka
:iconblueangel271183::thumb111450253:
:iconakalilith: Dorian Gray- Ben Barnes by akaLilith
:iconnaturalshocks: A Rock by naturalshocks
:icondaviddeb: Love at War -autographed by DavidDeb

  • Watching: The Office (US Version)
  • Eating: Pasta

Get Watchers Watching YOU!!!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 19, 2010, 8:30 AM


So I signed up to this getwatchers group and had no idea how it worked...but finally figured it out. Well, if you want to reach a lot of people with your artwork, seriously click on the link below, sign up and you'll see whatever artwork you choose to feature start jumping with views. You may even get a slew of favorites/watches...it certainly paid off for me.

How it works is, you have to view other's works in order for them to view yours...takes just a few minutes out of your day to do this and it's really awesome...I've faved quite a few myself and I would have never seen these if it hadn't been for this group, so that's always cool.

www.getwatchers.com/?refby=845…

To help alleviate all the confusion...just click the link above, you'll be redirected to the getwatchers site.

Under step #2, there's a link. Click on that (You'll be redirected again...I know, the confusing part).

Then paste the url of the art you want people to see and select a category...click continue...and then you have two options...submit to gallery (which has been kind of a waste for me), so the real ticket is clicking on the green arrow that says "go to viewer"...it will open up a new window...and just start clicking the green arrow.

Every time you click the green arrow, someone somewhere will be exposed to whatever art you pasted at the very beginning. And watch your page view jump!!!

Let me know if this works for you guys...

My First Journal Entry!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 16, 2010, 8:45 AM
I am a relatively new artist on the scene here at devART and the welcoming has been enormous and wonderful! I initially joined because I have lately been in an artistic funk...not drawing for a few years. When I perused the gallery of some of these artists, I instantly became inspired (how could you not) and ever since then I haven't been able to put my pencils down...it's becoming an addiction and interfering with my daily life!!! Haha...anyone know of a good support group for dA addicts???

Anyways, I've never done a journal entry before, so this is my first once (hence the title) and I'm not sure if I'm going to do another, but I just had to highlight some of my favorite artists so far...the ones that really got me going and I thank you for getting me back to drawing!

My list of admirers continues to grow, so if I didn't mention you yet, I'm sure you'll be added very quickly! Looking forward to seeing more and more artwork from all these wonderful people!


:icond17rulez: She is by far one of my favorite artists...(I say ONE because how can you pick just one artist?)
Final Fantasy - Cloud Strife by D17rulez Final Fantasy Cloud Sephiroth by D17rulez Final Fantasy - Cloud by D17rulez Gandalf the Grey by D17rulez Assassin's Creed - Ezio by D17rulez Assassin's Creed - Altair by D17rulez


:iconcataclysm-x: Another great artist! She's inspired me to do a few redraws of my older works...just to track my progress.
FF: Tifa - Are you Ready... by Cataclysm-X FF - Noctis Lucis Caelum by Cataclysm-X


Okay, I'm not a COMPLETE final fantasy junkie...


:iconangelstorm-82: What a great artist...how can I pick just a few to showcase?
: A V A T A R : by Angelstorm-82 :DARTH TALON: by Angelstorm-82 :TIFA LOCKHART: by Angelstorm-82


:iconaramismarron: Absolutely wonderful artist. Really gets those details (especially in the skin) down perfectly!
foxy megan by aramismarron im thru with love by aramismarron selene by aramismarron


:iconzindy:
Jorge Garcia as Hurley by Zindy Jensen Ackles lll by Zindy Nim-The undiscovered vertebrae by Zindy


:iconsnow-owl: Such emotion in her drawings! The first thumbnail is what really drew me to this artist!
Kiss for a Mermaid by Snow-Owl Beyond All the Puzzles by Snow-Owl The Art of Holding Up by Snow-Owl


:iconwitchiart:
Feathered eye by WitchiArt


:icongabbyd70: I love all the range of values she uses in her drawings.
Harry Potter by gabbyd70 Dumbledore and Snape by gabbyd70


:iconaurelia-acc: Long time favorite of mine (even before joining devART!)...
Assassin's Creed II - Ezio by aurelia-acc Jensen Ackles 24 by aurelia-acc Jeffrey Dean Morgan by aurelia-acc


For more favorites of mine, visit my FAVE gallery...there are just too many to call out individually (I didn't realize this would take so long! Whew...)

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