Good evening Deviants. My name is James Gannon, an up and coming writer of dark fiction. So what am I doing on deviantART if I'm a novelist?
I enjoy drawing as a hobby, and have done it my whole life. I decided to post my stuff here on deviantART because of this site's reputation as an art showcase. I used to display my work on my own web site, but there were limitations as far as presentation goes. Plus there's a better chance of my work getting greater viewership.
As for my art background, I think it's pretty evident upon viewing any of my pieces that I am not a "skilled" artist. I don't even like to use the term "artist" to describe myself. I draw only as a hobby, my life and career's focus is writing. I have no additional art training outside mandatory classes from school, so I'm mostly self-taught. That's a bad thing if you're looking for high-quality, but it's also good because I have my own style. My tricks of the trade are color pencils and standard drawing paper. When I finish, I laminate the drawing, and if I want to present it to the world, I'll scan it and put it up here.
To all visitors, both purposeful and accidental, I say welcome. I'm not here to boast my "masterpieces", I just want to display some of my artwork. I hope you enjoy them for what they are. Comments are cool and criticism is fine, as long as you don't point out what I already talked about in this journal.
And that's just the way it is.~ James Gannon