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Altered Briar Rose Fairytale
Long ago there was a kingdom ruled by a young monarch and his queen. Freshly married they would talk of the children they would have and what perhaps they would look like. A feverish gleam of hope shined in both their eyes and they knew that soon the kingdom would be blessed with a royal child. Perhaps assumptions that a child would be forthcoming and would be such a lovely child led to fate being cruel. The first year went by without a child and they laughed that perhaps they must try just a bit harder. The second year, there were puzzled smiles, but they were still hopeful. With the third year the smiles were strained, but still they hoped. So the years passed and by the sixth the queen could no longer refrain from tears. The king buried himself in work and would not speak of a child any longer.
The whispers began to flow from the fine nobility to the poor peasants in the field. The rumors abounded that the queen had refused to share a bed or even that perhaps the king could not fath
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Poison Ivy by HellionAngel Poison Ivy :iconhellionangel:HellionAngel 20 32 Black Cat Finished by HellionAngel Black Cat Finished :iconhellionangel:HellionAngel 6 26
Love Is
Love Is
Touching the soft skin of a newborn baby
Wondering if you love them so much your heart will break.
Love is
Watching someone walk away into the distance
And knowing that it’s the best thing for them
Love is
Smiling before you open your eyes
Because you know just who will be there
Love is
Staying awake and wondering
If that fight can be taken back, ended another way
Love is
Every beat of your heart
Every last breath you take
Love is
Something that can be taken back
Not without tears, not without hurt
Love is
The dream we try to believe
As in our hands it crumbles to pieces
Love is
Wanting to be their every moment
To be their everywhere
Love is
The way we cripple
When we’re afraid that’s the only way to keep them near
Love is
The broken heart that refuses to heal
That wonders if it’ll ever again feel
Love is
A look in your eye
A step toward them in a blind night
Love is
Our tomorrow and tonight
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Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist
Like others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.
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Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
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Establishing a Process for Better Art
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Since I joined DeviantArt I've browsed through many an artists' page, wishing and hoping that I could draw like them, and sometimes losing hope in my abilities altogether. See, my dream is to become a graphic novelist or a character concept artist. I'm not formally taught in art, in fact I'm completely self-taught, which made me feel like I would never improve in what I did.
But it was funny how a simple piece of gift-art completely changed everything for me.
The minute I saw it, I wanted more than anything to be able to create something as amazing as that.
And thus began my amazingly quick progression.
And since I've been improving, I've been getting people say to me, oh I wish I could draw as well as you, or I'll never get that good.
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SERIOUSLY!!! You can do it! And to help empower those watchers of mine I drew this:

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Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 1
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I can't say how many articles will be included in this series, only that each one will be unique and should you wish to participate even more, and take it one step further there will be practice materials suggested at the end of the article, ideally I would love to see the results uploaded so that I can display them and we can see how people are improving and coming along with the help of these "lessons."
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Welcome to Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 2.  I am amazed at the enthusiasm of the digital community with my first article, I really did not expect such a huge response, and honestly I am thrilled.  I am so glad I was able to help so many people, so, lets get started on Edition 2 already!
The Plan:  This series is not only to give beginners a starting point, but also to help even seasoned painters with tricks or tips they did not know before.  My hope is that we all learn something we did not know before since there are so many ways to do one thing, it is my belief that reading how one person may do something will strengthen our skills as artists and help us to learn and develop our own style and techniques.
The Promise:  My promise to the community through this new series of articles is that I will:
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Now, class, say this along with me: "Damn, this bitch is an idiot."
I have no excuse other than it's 5.30am and I'm a bit stupid when it's this fucking early and I'm not actually sleeping.

...Do we all now have our smirks and rolled eyes over with? Thank you. We're back to our regularly scheduled programming of absolutely nada for months on end.
Class dismissed!
  • Listening to: I've got a taunting laugh track all up in my head
  • Watching: My screen
  • Drinking: Orange juice


is addicted to learning.
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Current Residence: Berkeley, California, Favourite genre of music: I'll listen to just about everything once. But rock's got a special place in my heart., Favourite style of art: Realistic. However, I do like comic styles too., MP3 player of choice: Ipod Mini, Personal Quote: Live. Love. Laugh. Learn



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Banjelerp Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, are you still alive? :slow:
HellionAngel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
lol. Not really! I come and check in every two weeks or so and back out quickly at the sheer number of journals and deviations! :D
I did see the redraw, it's awesome!
Banjelerp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy: Yay! :giggle: I was curious if you'd seen it or not.  Good to know you're still kickin'. ;P
Raitoyami Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Brazil: Parabens a voce
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Chinese Cantonese: Sun Yat Fai Lok!
Chinese Fuzhou: San Ni Kuai Lo!
Chinese Hakka: Sang Ngit Fai Lok!
Chinese Mandarin: qu ni sheng er kuai le
Croatian Sretan Rodendan!
Czech: Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!
Danish: Tillykke med fodselsdagen!
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English: Happy Birthday!
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Farsi: Tavalodet Mobarak!
Finnish: Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
French Canada: Bonne Fete!
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German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Greek: Eytyxismena Genethlia!
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Hungarian: Boldog szuletesnapot!
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Indonesian: Selamat Ulang Tahun!
Italian: Buon Compleanno!
Italian (Piedmont): Bun Cumpleani!
Japanese: Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Korean: Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!
Kurdish: Rojbun a te piroz be!
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Latvian: Daudz laimes dzimsanas diena!
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Luganda: Nkwagaliza amazalibwa go amalungi!
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Polish: Wszystkiego Najlepszego!
Portuguese (Brazil): Parabens pelo seu aniversario!
Portuguese: Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!
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Yiddish: A Freilekhn Gebortstog!
HellionAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
That's amazing! I love seeing all the different ways to say it. Thank you! :love:
Raitoyami Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
misora-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The llama is appreciated and happy birthday!
HellionAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you!
misora-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome!
Exillior Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you. Thank you for being my friend, for being there even when I've not been there for weeks and months, for having patience with me no matter what, for always providing an ear and a shoulder no matter how much chaos your own life is in. I don't know what I've done to be that lucky to have somebody like you. Even though I am rarely around... I want you to know that I absolutely value you and that I'm happy, every moment of my life, that you're my friend.
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