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is a silly sheep
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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Paranoid: Wears a tinfoil hat
Whiskers: Submitted to the April Fools' Day category
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My Bio
I am an illustrator, art teacher, horse maniac, and total nerd.
I was fortunate enough to spend many childhood hours in libraries and forests—two settings I highly recommend if you want to grow up drawing talking animals, myth and magic, and mysterious creatures.

The most important tool in my arsenal is a .5 mechanical pencil (2B if I’m feeling frisky). My eyeglass prescription and my affinity for texture and detail are hilariously mismatched.

I balance the hours spent leaning over my desk with time in the saddle. The rest of my free time is spent “exploring” (read, getting lost in) the woods, reading comic books, and writing short stories.

I studied Illustration at both the Delaware College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Since I can’t shut up about drawing, I teach drawing workshops and middle school art.

Favourite Visual Artist
Ken Hultgren, Michael Hague, Jan Brett, C.W. Anderson, Susan Jeffers, Ruth Sanderson, Jan Brett
Favourite Movies
The Prince of Egypt, The Black Stallion, How to Train Your Dragon
Favourite TV Shows
Scrubs, M*A*S*H, Elementary, Avatar: The Last Airbender, DC's original animated universe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Mostly 80's and Soundtrack/Instrumental
Favourite Books
The Screwtape Letters, HP series, The Hobbit/Lotr/Silmarillion, Padraic Colum's Children of Odin, Watership Down, Out of the Silent Planet. Favorite comics include DC's Kingdom Come, Batman: The Black Mirror, and Marvel's Walt Simonson run of Thor.
Favourite Writers
C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Diane Lee Wilson, Elizabeth Letts
Tools of the Trade
Graphite, Pen and Ink, Photoshop
Other Interests
Horseback Riding, Literature, Design
Been away for two weeks: sailed down the Danube.  Thanks for the DD.  :)

A Sudden Goodbye

A Sudden Goodbye

I'm not financially stable enough to own a horse.  But I ride two.  One of them is an Andalusian named Rowan who has suffered from EPM for quite a while.  It wasn't caught early, and he's had lasting problems for several years.  I'm not an expert on his condition, but the gist is that's an attack on the central nervous system that causes all kinds of lovely problems, most notably in Rowan's case, a loss of coordination and extremely unpredictable lameness/stiffness.  He had to be worked so that his muscles wouldn't "lock up" and that's where I came in to things. Recently, he spooked and fell backward so severely that he essentially landed o

I herd u liek dragonz (Attn: New Watchers)

I herd u liek dragonz (Attn: New Watchers)

So I guess the first notice to new watchers is that I am a fan of terrible puns and jokes that are at least five years past being funny. The last journal I penned on this site was also to deliver a broad thanks to a boatload of new watchers after a DD.  :)  While I do not consider Deviantart my main platform for sharing my work, I did grow up on this site (simultaneously publishing a lot of bad art and ignorant comments), and I never thought I'd get a Daily Deviation.  Much less four.  Holeh fishpaste.  Thank you.  Because there were 58+ of you, I had to once again abandon my classy habit of thanking new watchers personally, but you are appr

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dragons, deer, horses and birds? sign me up! :>
that's a fair summary.  :lol:  Thanks!
Happy B-Day  ^^
Happy bday! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too