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Diddles25
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A Warrior Has Gotten Her Victory by diddles25, literature

A Warrior Prepares Herself For Battle by diddles25, literature

100000 Curses on This Pandemic by diddles25, literature

Dallying of a Pair of Men in Ecstasy by diddles25, literature

Pairs of Archers Loose their Bowstrings by diddles25, literature

I'm Doing as Best as I Can by diddles25, literature

The Bell Tolls For Thee, Ernesto by diddles25, literature

Contrition, Finally on the Ofrenda by diddles25, literature

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A Warrior Has Gotten Her Victory by diddles25, literature

A Warrior Prepares Herself For Battle by diddles25, literature

100000 Curses on This Pandemic by diddles25, literature

Pairs of Archers Loose their Bowstrings by diddles25, literature

I'm Doing as Best as I Can by diddles25, literature

The Bell Tolls For Thee, Ernesto by diddles25, literature

Contrition, Finally on the Ofrenda by diddles25, literature

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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • May 21
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

I am open to commissions.


I would say that if something interests me then I just have to depict it, and most of my illustrations are derived from stories that resonate with me; I have illustrated legendary and historical characters from several different cultures, in addition to some popular culture characters.

Another part of my work is that I seek to invert the stale theme of "men are strong, women are pretty"; even when the woman in question is a famous for her beauty, I want to give her the reins while the men that I paint are the ones who sit and look pretty.

Even when men are famous for their beauty, their other achievements are still acknowledged, a courtesy that I don't think is extended often enough to famously beautiful women; Hedy Lamarr, Audrey Hepburn, and Lena Horne, among others, were daring trailblazers and did so much good for humanity, but they are mainly remembered as glamorous celebrities.


In addition to making women the assertive ones in my art (and trying to substitute their deeds for their appearance in the equation), I seek to make men not just the eye-candy but also as sensitive, caring figures rather than the stereotypical stoic, square-jawed type.


Honestly, I'm a poet as well as an illustrator. I have a background in anthropology, which has shaped my art substantially, since I have always been interested in what makes people tick (and that includes how some customs are lost in translation across cultures).


My poetry is sometimes my own thoughts, sometimes it has little if anything to do with me.


I have taught myself Gáidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) since high school and write most of my poetry in it. I really began teaching it to myself partly out of interest in my ancestry and partly because I want to support endangered languages (in addition to endangered flora and fauna), and Gaelic really is a beautiful language that has really shaped how I write poetry.


Among other things that I have learned about language is that it is more than just a means of communication. A language is a window into an entire world; the Gaelic word for the Scottish Highlands, Gáidhealtachd, literally means "Place of the Gaels" since that has traditionally been the stronghold of Gáidhlig, while the Lowlands, Galltachd, literally means "Place of the strangers". Gáidhlig also lacks exact equivalents of "yes" and "no"; if somebody asks you if saw something, you would answer "saw" or "did not see".


Favourite Visual Artist
Steve Walker, Sandro Botticelli, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Tom of Finland, among others
Favourite Movies
The Old Guard, The Lord of the Rings, The Impossible, Inside Out, Sometimes In April, Walk On Water, The Dark Crystal, Pride, Avatar, An Inconvenient Truth, Harriet
Favourite TV Shows
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance; documentaries
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Alessandro Safina, Mario Frangoulis, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Axel Fernando, Patrick Fiori, Loreena McKennitt, Krishna Das, Joy Dunlop, Kathleen MacInnes, Griogair Labhruidh, The Chieftains, Navan, Siobhán Armstrong
Favourite Books
The Unknown Callas: The Greek Years; A Handbook of the Scottish Gaelic World; Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore; Rejected Princesses; Born on a Blue Day
Favourite Writers
Sappho, Howard Zinn, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jane Goodall, a scattering of others (I am a history buff, so I don't have a particular favorite writer)
Other Interests
History, anthropology, language, cuisine
Well, growing up gay on on the autism spectrum has not been an easy process for me. I have struggled with not just my physical, emotional, and romantic attraction to other men, but also with navigating social situations as carefully as I can, since I constantly find it difficult to read other people accurately. My poetry, and later my illustrations, are perhaps one could say are just me depicting what I would have liked to see as an adolescent: romantic love and emotional attachment between two men. Emotional honesty (and emotional intelligence) among men. I have written quite a bit of poetry and prose on romance between two men, and I am beginning to venture into illustration with that same subject. For that matter, I also use my art to invert the tired "men are strong, women are pretty" trope; I like to depict women with the reins and the men as the decorative ones. Depicting great legendary heroes in a sensuous way while depicting women famous for their beauty (among other
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Well, growing up gay on on the autism spectrum has not been an easy process for me. I have struggled with not just my physical, emotional, and romantic attraction to other men, but also with navigating social situations as carefully as I can, since I constantly find it difficult to read other people accurately. My poetry, and later my illustrations, are perhaps one could say are just me depicting what I would have liked to see as an adolescent: romantic love and emotional attachment between two men. Emotional honesty (and emotional intelligence) among men. I have written quite a bit of poetry and prose on romance between two men, and I am beginning to venture into illustration with that same subject. For that matter, I also use my art to invert the tired "men are strong, women are pretty" trope; I like to depict women with the reins and the men as the decorative ones. Depicting great legendary heroes in a sensuous way while depicting women famous for their beauty (among other things)
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I painted this about this time last year. Happy Pride! :createwithpride:
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Thanks for the fav! 🤗

Thanks for the fave.

Thank you for supporting me, I appreciate it! I am humbled as well as honored that you liked my work. I also find you very talented as well. Keep following your passion and dreams here on DA! :hug:

You’re quite welcome! I’m delighted that you like mine and that you think that I’m talented!

I’ll try. It’s not easy.

Nothing we dare to dream ever is, nor should it be. Dreams are desires. Desires take work. Natural gifts can coast you so far. I see the potential in you. No matter who sees that you need to see it, and make it happen. It's your dream! :nod:

Thank you for all the faves, diddles! You're the best!

Thank you for the fav!

Have a nice day :)