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About Deviant Artist Core Member Edsel J. ArnoldMale/United States Group :iconfantasyfans101: FantasyFans101
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Shai'Con JordanCon 2019 Tee Design Red by EdselArnold Shai'Con JordanCon 2019 Tee Design Red :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 5 1 Shai'Con JordanCon 2019 Tee Design Grey by EdselArnold Shai'Con JordanCon 2019 Tee Design Grey :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 6 2 The Lord Dragon - Merrilor - ChoedanKal by EdselArnold The Lord Dragon - Merrilor - ChoedanKal :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 8 4 The Lord Dragon - Merrilor  - Detail Callandor by EdselArnold The Lord Dragon - Merrilor - Detail Callandor :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 2 0 The Lord Dragon - Merrilor - Detail Rand by EdselArnold The Lord Dragon - Merrilor - Detail Rand :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 5 0 The Lord Dragon - Merrilor by EdselArnold The Lord Dragon - Merrilor :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 37 6 Prince of the Ravens by EdselArnold Prince of the Ravens :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 59 12 Cendrillon Prince Detail by EdselArnold Cendrillon Prince Detail :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 15 4 Cendrillon Detail of Cinderella by EdselArnold Cendrillon Detail of Cinderella :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 13 5 Cendrillon by EdselArnold Cendrillon :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 34 6 Ma N'am Mai Houma - The Sleeping Beauty by EdselArnold
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Ma N'am Mai Houma - The Sleeping Beauty :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 27 6
Deco Blue - The Blue Fairy by EdselArnold Deco Blue - The Blue Fairy :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 72 5 Taishar Malkier by EdselArnold Taishar Malkier :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 76 13 Valan Luca's Grand Traveling Show by EdselArnold Valan Luca's Grand Traveling Show :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 46 12 A Cup of Tea by EdselArnold A Cup of Tea :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 29 13 Aes Sedai Work by EdselArnold Aes Sedai Work :iconedselarnold:EdselArnold 30 0


Past and present Leia ~ May the force be with you by Pandore11 Past and present Leia ~ May the force be with you :iconpandore11:Pandore11 29 9 Elsa (Frozen) cosplay by AnitramNoriko Elsa (Frozen) cosplay :iconanitramnoriko:AnitramNoriko 44 2 Elsa (Frozen) cosplay by AnitramNoriko Elsa (Frozen) cosplay :iconanitramnoriko:AnitramNoriko 41 2 Elsa (Frozen) cosplay by AnitramNoriko Elsa (Frozen) cosplay :iconanitramnoriko:AnitramNoriko 92 6 Bury Parish Church by michael-d-beckwith Bury Parish Church :iconmichael-d-beckwith:michael-d-beckwith 104 6 Angel - Sneak Preview by Tvonn9 Angel - Sneak Preview :icontvonn9:Tvonn9 417 9 fisherman by clockbirds fisherman :iconclockbirds:clockbirds 3,550 74 Cherries by m-v-c Cherries :iconm-v-c:m-v-c 42 7 Blue Bower by robrey
Mature content
Blue Bower :iconrobrey:robrey 611 27
Cassini by robrey Cassini :iconrobrey:robrey 811 30 Reverie by Qissus Reverie :iconqissus:Qissus 339 6 Morning In Bergamo by skarzynscy Morning In Bergamo :iconskarzynscy:skarzynscy 41 3 Rogue vs Captain Marvel by charro-art Rogue vs Captain Marvel :iconcharro-art:charro-art 237 10 La Reine des neiges by claratessier La Reine des neiges :iconclaratessier:claratessier 402 26 Reflection by sandara Reflection :iconsandara:sandara 5,058 235 Holy Summer by KlimN Holy Summer :iconklimn:KlimN 45 7

I have been tagged by :icondeng-li-xin32:deng-li-xin32

 The Rules

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves
3. Answer the 10 questions that have been asked by the person who tagged you, and make up 10 questions for the 10 people you tag.
4. Choose 10 people and get their icon in your journal

 10 Facts About Me:

1. I have worked professionally for 35 years as an architectural designer, although in my heart I’ve always wanted a career as an artist/illustrator.
2.  I have sung back up for Celine Dion… although it was with the entire chorus of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus during the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta.
3.  I have 2 Grammies… official paper certificates…again for work as a tenor in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
4.  My wife and I adopted our three beautiful and wonderful children from Vietnam, each when they were six months old.
5.  We traveled to Vietnam 4 times during the adoption process, and lived in Ho Chi Minh City for a month during the last trip waiting for approval to immigrate our children back to the US.
6. My British ancestors were colonists in Jamestown in the 1600’s.
7.  I have a thing for Orion and the sun and moon were over his shoulder when I was born.  I have a thing for the thinnest crescent moon I can see and there was a total eclipse later in the day I was born.
8.  I was born on the 8th at 8am and weighed 8lbs 8oz and was the 8th grandchild in my father’s family.
9.  I have never lived further than an hour and a half from where I was born, but I have traveled to (or through) Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Paris, all of Italy, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, all of southern Spain, Seoul*, Tapei*, Hong Kong*, Bangkok* (*layovers), all of Viet Nam, all over the US.
10.  I’m still married to my first wife.

 My Questions from :icondeng-li-xin32:deng-li-xin32

 1. What do you prefer: homecooked or eathing out?  Really depends on my mood… but probably eating out… in different environments and different cities… like the piazza in front of the Pantheon in Rome!!!
2. What book / movie / TV show has influenced you most?  Book:  Lord of the Rings or Wheel of Time, Movie:  too many… here’s my current top 10:

 Ten Commandments – DeMille 1956
Lion in Winter (Kate Hepburn)
Prince of Egypt (Dreamworks)
Fellowship of the Ring
Shawshank Redemption
Silence of the Lambs
Mulan (Disney)
King Kong (Peter Jackson Version)
Fantasia 2000
Nanny McPhee


TV Show:  Lost (this was the first show that I just could NOT miss weekly!)
3. What would you never buy second-hand even if you were low on funds?  LOL… my first house was a 1927 bungalow, but my OCD kicked in a couple of years before we sold it, and I’ve built every other house I’ve lived in.  I’d never have a second hand toilet again.  :o)
4. What skill would you most like to learn?  In another life I would love to be a composer and orchestrate film scores.  I’d also like to learn to paint in oils.
5. Is there any movie you regret watching?  Hmmm… I’m curious and can watch a lot of types of film…although I hate worrying about whether my companions hate a film.  That said, slapstick comedy is typically a waste of my time…except for a few comedians I like.  I prefer poignant or epic films.
6. If you could have a conversation with the Pope, what question would you like to ask him?  Which verses, if any, do you consider metaphoric or satiric in nature?
7. How old were you the first time you travelled by plane?  College… to NYC.
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?  Germany for my own castle tour and to see Aachen… Istanbul for the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque… Israel to see the land of my spiritual roots… Egypt for the Pyramids and Luxor… and if I could be helicoptered in, the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.  (Sorry India… I have extreme OCD… LOL)
9. What animal could you not bear to be in the same room with?  Oooh… most animals are so interesting…though I’d have to be behind glass with a lot of them… not overly fond of spiders, though.
10. You are in the jungle... Before you, a jaguar. Above you in the trees, a rabid angry monkey. To your left, an alligator. To your right, a giant snake. Behind you, a broad river full of piranhas. You have one shot in your pistol. What do you do?  Saw the answer… so instead, I’ll answer a couple of Rogue Ranger’s Questions:  What do you like most about yourself?  My creative mind.  What do you like least about yourself?  That I’m very normal instead of strikingly beautiful… because I love great beauty in everything… be it architecture, sculpture, music, art, graphics, textures, people.  But then again… maybe that’s why I’m so attracted to beauty.  LOL


Here are my questions for my tagged people:

1.  Who is your favorite artist?  Why?
2.  Live in the mountains and visit the beach or live at the beach and visit the mountains?  Or someplace else?
3.  Is it ok to eat breakfast for supper?
4.  Ideal home?  Modernist, Traditionalist, Historic/Antique, Hippie/Tiny Home/ Green, or some mix?
5.  If you could name the next wonder of the world, what would it be?
6.  Optimist, Pessimist, Realist, Idealist, Cynic, other?
7.  What is your greatest talent?
8.  What superhero or historic person would you want to be?
9.  Top item on your bucket list.
10.  What is your favorite season and why?  What is your favorite holiday and why? 



Edsel J. Arnold
United States
Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Favourite genre of music: Filmscores
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Moorish Patterns
Favourite cartoon character: Disney's Blue Fairy, Evil Queen, and Pocahontas
Personal Quote: A cynic is nothing more than a frustrated idealist - Edsel Arnold


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MartyDeath Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Professional
Thank you so much for the favs, as well as for the watch! :heart: It motivates a lot.
EdselArnold Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
You're so welcome!  I love griffins and other mythological creatures, and you've designed some beautiful ones.  Keep up the good work!!
MartyDeath Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Professional
I shall do my very best, then! :heart: Thanks again!
Demortum Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves
EdselArnold Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
You're welcome!  I especially loved Antithesis... composition, colors, digital style... all of it! Plus I have Italian Greyhounds, so I love the lean dog look...their lines are so beautiful.
Demortum Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it~
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding some of my drawings to your favourites. That means a lot, coming from a wonderful artist like yourself. Blush 
Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday!
I wish you many happy, healthy and creative returns.
Have a lovely day!
EdselArnold Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
I'm a sucker for quality line work... and your gallery is full of it!!  And... I'm also a sucker for the goldfish in Fantasia!  Which is exactly what I thought of when I saw your Mermay#5 Goldfish... even before I read your description, so excellent work realizing your concept!!!  
pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
EdselArnold Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
Thanks so much!!
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