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Art vs Artist: What I Do, Who I Am. by jalachan Art vs Artist: What I Do, Who I Am. :iconjalachan:jalachan 5 0 Fiara 1 (Sketch) by jalachan Fiara 1 (Sketch) :iconjalachan:jalachan 4 1 Alana from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Alana from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 3 0 Pumlan from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Pumlan from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 3 0 Anabel from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Anabel from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0 Guard Captain from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Guard Captain from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0 Master Miner from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Master Miner from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0 To Ash - Title Logo (Commission) by jalachan To Ash - Title Logo (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 3 0 Around the Bend by jalachan Around the Bend :iconjalachan:jalachan 5 2 Cactus Flower (Sketch) by jalachan Cactus Flower (Sketch) :iconjalachan:jalachan 5 1 Midnight Revelry (Sketch) by jalachan Midnight Revelry (Sketch) :iconjalachan:jalachan 4 0 Afternoon Stroll (Sketch) by jalachan Afternoon Stroll (Sketch) :iconjalachan:jalachan 5 1 Evelyn (Sketch) by jalachan Evelyn (Sketch) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0 Demitri from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Demitri from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 3 0 Brutus from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Brutus from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0 Curtis from To Ash (Commission) by jalachan Curtis from To Ash (Commission) :iconjalachan:jalachan 2 0

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First off, let me say that green is always a difficult color to work with. You however did a splendid job of capturing the subtle varie...

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Jala Prendes
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm an independent creator with a BFA with Honors in Painting from the University of Houston, though I work in a vast array of media. I decided to pursue independent study and experimentation rather than continued formal education, and have actively attended workshops and artist meet-ups for years. The best teacher is experience. It is paramount that artists leave the studio and interact with the world, learning from fellow artists of all walks of life, exchanging ideas and teaching each other new methods.

If I don't know how to do something, I will teach myself how to do it; I believe the only limitations you have are the ones that you set for yourself. I seek to express my ideas and stories in a variety of ways in order to speak to a broader audience. I keep a running tab of fresh references and study materials on hand, and am always excited to share my discoveries with others. I constantly seek out new subjects to learn in order to better myself, and believe that all life experiences enrich the art-making process. Whether the material on hand relates to art, science, history, metaphysics, exercise and wellness, psychology or some other subject, I approach all of them with the mindset of taking away as much as I can and using it to enrich my work.
If you enjoy video games, you may want to check out the new game To Ash - it features an interesting disempowerment mechanic which teaches acceptance of decline and death, is the brainchild of a psychiatrist, and I am the person generating artwork for it. My fellow podcast hosts interviewed the creator, Kyle Ballentine, during The Level Episode 129: 2 Ash 2 Furious.

The main characters are hovering in my gallery if you want to have a look.

You can read more about the game here, or vote for it on Steam Greenlight to see it available on that widely-used platform. You can also buy it direct from the developer right now, but you can expect that there will be patches available later on to add in the rest of the artwork.


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Hunden73 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Happy birthday :cake::party::sun::D

Hunden73 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
A very happy birthday to you La la la la La la la la La la la la :squee: Rose Party Sun 
Hunden73 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Happy birthday, my friend!:hooray::hooray::hooray::rose:
Til-Til Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for :+fav:! :wave: :hug:
Hunden73 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Thank you, my friend!:hug::rose:
mohels Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the llama badge :)
leothefox Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015   General Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
Quiriddy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool gallery! :D
Thanks for the llama :3
PatrickHonnen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
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