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In the Canopy by Damalia, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I am a professional museum artist, designer, and illustrator specializing in wildlife and paleo art, as well as large-scale traditional and digital murals and historical reconstructions. Currently, I work as a principal artist, fabricator, art director and designer at Blue Rhino Studio (www.rhinocentral.com), a prominent museum art design and fabrication studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I still produce commissioned illustrations, paintings, and large-scale murals for a select group of clients and organizations.

Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Illustration)

Favourite Visual Artist
Norman Rockwell, Alphonse Mucha, Yoshida Hiroshi, Maxfield Parrish, Robert Bateman...
Favourite Games
World of Warcraft, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Traditional Media, Photoshop/ Adobe CSX
Other Interests
Art, Wildlife, Reading, Costuming, Outdoor Activities....
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So, in spite of popular opinion, I am not actually dead. I understand that I haven't really posted here since 2007, and that you DO NOT do that online these days, and I would like to sincerely apologize to those of you who legitimately worried about me. To try to explain something complicated simply: we'll just go with the simple fact that during my senior year at RISD, I underwent a rather large "course correction," during which I changed my major focus from concept or fantasy illustration to academic and informative illustration (with a focus on natural history) and museum art fabrication. This was precipitated by the rather nasty experie
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I'm so flattered! I didn't actually know that I had a daily dev until I read a friends note on my lj. :) So thanks, Shoomlah. I'm always surprised at the pieces that people favor. If I had chosen one to be a DD, it probably wouldn't have been the Tiger Family, but I appreciate it all the same. Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments! It made my day. Oh, and my hits went over 30k. WOW. O_O Thanks everybody. Much Love, Damalia
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I set up a print account, due to many requests and also because Balaa got me hooked on having a subscription, and it just expired. SO you can now order high resolution reproductions (and various other goodies) of Elvira's Puppy, In the Canopy, When You're Strange, Mean Girls, PREZ, and Kemsa. This is a bit of an experiment for me, so please place your orders! :) I'd also be interested to hear if anyone wants one of the other pieces offered as a print. I just took a selection of the most popular ones, but if there are any other requested prints, just let me know. Best, Dalla
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Hello! This is my new account as I am indefinitely banned as Destiny3000.

But don't forget... CJK - NEW ACCOUNT! New DESTINY!
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Hey, do you know the person who made this tutorial? Just asking, since I really want to contact them and thank them for creating such a great resource! And thank you, too, for creating art that contributed to my understanding and continuing study of art!
Wow! Your art is really amazing!
Miss ya! Hope life is treating you kindly and throwing all manner of amazing opportunities your way!
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