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Final Fantasy VII ULTIMATE by fallout161, visual art

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My Bio

6yo - first art class, learning acrylic painting, learned that unexpected colors can be found in shadows

15yo - started doing art for myself as a hobby, drawing Sonic fanart and furries

15yo - tried writing my first novel, gave up after 300 pages

15yo - created Foku (seen in my icon) and Halcyon

19yo - started taking art classes at college, got better

21yo - (approx) started taking my art to anime conventions

21yo - taught myself Photoshop

23yo - graduated with an art degree from UCF with specialization in drawing

23-30yo - won some anime music video awards, briefly worked at a bad animation studio

23-30yo - started and abandoned several stories

30yo - moved to Austin, TX

31yo - quit art due to stress and lack of enjoyment

31yo-38yo - 5 episodes of literal insanity complete with trips to mental hospitals, several periods of deep depression

35yo - started writing a novel that poops on Scientology

38yo - moved back to Florida, finished a novel for the first time ever (~500 pages)

39yo - present - renewed vigor for life, no depression, no mental hospital visits, I finally have goals and the confidence level of a normal person... and all it took was a stable living situation, $5k in the bank, and really good therapy.

2 weeks from 40yo - I'm back.

Favourite Visual Artist
Coey, Endling, Nivbed, Reirei, Satougaki, Elsevilla, Joe Madureira, Junji Ito, Nihei Tsutomu, Rose Besch, Gustave Dore, Da Vinci, William Bouguereau, Jennadelle, so many others
Favourite Movies
Jurassic Park, There Will Be Blood, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix, Magnolia, MCU
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, Rick & Morty, Cowboy Bebop
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Dragonforce, Blink-182, Green Day, Our Lady Peace, Collective Soul, Glitch Mob, Prodigy, Eminem, Lil' Dicky, Watsky, Rittz, Techn9ne, Immortal Technique, Hans Zimmer, Lonely Island
Favourite Books
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Atlas Shrugged, Misery
Favourite Writers
anyone but Barbara Hambly
Favourite Games
various Smash Bros., World of Warcraft, various Mario games, various Metroid games, various Legend of Zelda games
Favourite Gaming Platform
Whatever has the game I want to play at that moment
Tools of the Trade
atm, just pencils and sketchbooks
Other Interests
Hello, all! If you're reading this, then you should know that you're the first to find out that I'm opening myself for commissions. A few months ago I wrote up a 7-year-plan for what I'm doing with my life, and as it turns out, the plan involves me becoming both a self-employed, professional artist but also a published author. In the beginning, I expect to make a good chunk of my money from commissions, but I'm also working on multiple comics at the moment, one of them being an ongoing webcomic. I have three more novels planned (I've already written one, which might be unpublishable for Scientology reasons), and those will get knocked out one by one over the next decade. A friend of mine built me a new computer which has 4x the RAM that my old computer had, which is absolutely crucial for coloring big files in Photoshop. I also still owe him around $250 for it, so that's my first short term goal with commissions. So, let's talk. COMMISSIONS SOFT OPENING: What this basically means is
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If it wasn't already clear, as of very late 2021, I'm coming back to the art world. I survived 9 years of depression, mental illness, occasional drug use and alcoholism. I decided that I'm tired of doing jobs I don't care about that don't utilize my skills, for pittances, and I'm going to try to make my money doing art. It's weird having goals at all, but long-term goals in particular are so foreign to me. Here's mine: I'd like to be relying completely on art and writing in 3-5 years. In 3-6 months' time (i.e., by June 1st, 2022), I will start a Patreon. Once the Patreon is live, only a small fraction of my art will make it onto Deviantart. The rest will be available only for those super-niche fans willing to pay a small fee per month to see my life's work. So until that happens, please enjoy whatever I post here, and if it turns out you consistently enjoy my artistic struggle, consider paying a small price (the first tier will be $1 per month) to support my efforts. ($1 a month! Come
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I need a new name. What should I pick?

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Leave it as Fallout161
Use my real first name + last name
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Have seen your "Once Upon a time" trailer with Trigun footage. Got curious if this account is still live.
Hey I just moved to Austin call 7273140210 please
I was a huge fan of your work the years around 2006. I still think that style is amazing and it still inspires me. 
It was you!!!  You were the one who drew that Trigun image so many years ago that had me wonder about the series and go check it out!  I'm happy I've bumped into you again on DA after all these years, and that my favorites are still good.  Please come back to DA sometime soon :iconcraiplz:

Guess who's back. Back again. Matt is back. Tell a friend. 😁