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Joey Gates
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Artist // Film & Animation
  • United States
  • Deviant for 18 years
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My Bio
Operating System: osx
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Personal Quote: I'm sorry it's personal

Tools of the Trade
traditional, photoshop, painter, flash
Other Interests
art, animation, illustration, comics, movies, and helping people

art is calling

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I'm looking to create more art over the next few months. It's great to have a community like all of you to keep me inspired. Gonna give it another big push. Thank you. Joey
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Hello again

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Ya know, I'm terrible at using this site like everyone else. It's been a year since my last journal entry. lol I've been a little bitter lately. So.. a couple weeks ago..I got laid off my job. I was working as a designer for a internet company. I was full time there for more than 4 years and I'm going to miss the people that I worked with on a daily basis. They became like family to me. At first I was sad that the company had to let some employees go. Not for performance reasons.. just the usual corporations trying to cut cost and make there earnings look better. But honestly... look at my stuff on this site. Do I look like a designer to you
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I've been playing with animation for along time. It feels like it's the thing that drives me and motivates me. Story telling and expression of character are what I keep coming back to time and time again. I applied to a while back. I was accepted and I just started this week. I'm so freak'n excited to learn the basics of animation and to hone in on the process. The training is about a year and a half long and it starts with a 12 week basic training and moves into body mechanics and staging, acting, blocking, and so on. By the end of it all I should have a very choice demo reel and since all the classes are taught by profes
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Holy god...I'm the 6,666 pageviewer.
Just wanted to say your work is very interesting and creative.
Hi, it's Savannah from the meetup! I'm now a watcher of your art :D And I must say, your works appeal to my love of monsters/creatures and oddity. Very cool portfolio!!
Hi Savannah. I'm not much on DA these days, but still love the site. There are too many social networking sites for a guys with a limited attention spans. I get dizzy. Thanks commenting on my work. I'll try and make it out to the next meetup, I've been way to anti-social lately.
I was at the meetup too. I was the girl who came in super late. Name's Alison, you're pretty good at art :).
Hi Alison, I remember you. I'll try and make the next meet up. Climbing outta my man cave now that the snow has melted in the valley.
hey!.. I really love your work..
can you give me som good advice, how to be a good animator?? and how to be soo good to draw :P
Hi Nisa,

The best advice I can give is to keep going with the desire to create. That desire is the fuel that will move you forward. The other thing I wished I would have done sooner in my life is to get feedback from artist about your work. Posting on DA is great because you can get feedback. I drew for years and never really showed too many people.