I enjoy many different media and styles and I confess, I'm addicted to saturated colors. Art is as much about self improvement and communication for me as it is about anything else.
I like seeing people learn and grow so one of my goals is to support fellow artists. Keep an eye open for my surprise gifts of Diamond badges!
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My other interests: Reading, anime, cats, dragons, highly amateur photography, cooking, baking, grilling, gardening, weight lifting, and RPGs.
If you've scrolled down this far and are curious about me, I work an office job that is truly interesting and fulfilling. I am owned by two intelligent, personable cats and live in the desert southwest of the US. I used to be really into art but never really pushed myself, and resented the thought that I needed to actually improve or learn proper technique. I originally thought it would be great to be a professional artist, but as I became older I realized that I'm much happier with art as a hobby rather than a main occupation.
For the last several years I've had creative blocks with varying severity and duration. One day it was like a lightbulb came on and I realized that I was going at it the wrong way. Rather than doing "the right kind of art" or always being ultra-professional, I realized I wanted to draw and paint for the joy of doing so. I needed to give myself permission to just goof around and play. I also want to grow my skills at the same time but I can't do that if I'm not creating at all! So for now at least, enjoyment is my top priority. With enjoyment comes more art and that will eventually result in better skills. Rediscovering a sense of play has truly helped with that, it was the missing piece for me. I tend to focus on digital painting (no mess), watercolor, pencil drawing, pen and ink drawing with manga markers and fineliners, and I dabble in other things too from time to time like taking pictures of plants or my sweet kitties, or colored chalks on black backgrounds.
There are amazing creators all around and I have a bad tendency to judge myself harshly. I'd see a gorgeous image and think "no way could I ever be that good, there's no point in trying." That's a habit I'm trying to break. It's especially important because that particular bad habit almost made me quit art completely. So I try to say "so what? That's beautiful, and maybe I'm not that good, but I can get better, and I can enjoy what I do also." When I'm not doing art or working, I amuse myself by reading, watching silly YouTube videos, gardening, gaming, cooking, baking, grilling, and taking in the occasional anime.
My goal here on DeviantArt is to support my fellow artists, share some fun, charge my creative batteries, and share a love of art.
Hi, I had an idea, but before I want to hear your opinion. Do you kon that is the option to reduce the amount of AI images in home page, by selecting "Show less like this in Home"? I was thinking about open in Deviantart forum a topic where we suggest to to put "Show less like this in Home" as default.
What do you think about it. If you find it a good idea, can I cont on your partecipation in the topic?