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The journey is the thing - Homer
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • June 15, 1992
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 12 years
  • maia.cash/
  • She / Her
My Bio
I'm Kaolin (or Maia, if you prefer).
I'm a twenty-something year old BA (Hons) graduate, and I live in Scarborough, UK. I like skeletons.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design for Digital Media. I mostly specialise in interface design for websites (html, css & graphic design), however I prefer to think of myself as a "Jill of all Trades", currently teaching myself programming.

I am currently exploring the world of 3D modeling, which I love, and I'm planning a series of web-based transmedia storytelling projects for which 3D modeling and programming will be necessary.

Favourite Visual Artist
Chris Riddell, Zhampy, Emmy Cicierega, Gary Tonge, Vincent van Gogh,
Favourite Movies
Donnie Darko, Kung Pow
Favourite TV Shows
The Legend of Aang, The Legend of Korra, Bob's Burgers, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Elementary, Gravity Falls, Hell on Wheels, Modern Family, Mad Men, Over the Garden Wall, Regular Show, Star Trek, White Collar, X Files
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
They Might Be Giants, Incubus, Blue Öyster Cult, Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Emancipator, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Nightwish, Phil Collins, The Beautiful South, The Doors, Wishbone Ash
Favourite Books
The Wardstone Chronicles, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, The Edge Chronicles, His Dark Materials, The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Favourite Writers
Paul Stewart, H.P. Lovecraft, Joseph Delaney, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Chris Carter
Favourite Games
Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Morrowind, Skyrim, Banished, Fallout New Vegas, Minecraft, Saint's Row III
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Wacom Intuos 3, Adobe Suite CC, Maya 2017, Reason 5, Audacity
Other Interests
Writing, 3D Modeling, Forum Administration.

I'm Overwhelmed by Debt

I'm Overwhelmed by Debt

Hi, I'm Kaolin, and I'm trapped in a debt spiral that I can't see any way out of. My only income is from Employment Support Allowance, which I get to support me with long-term mental illnesses that keep me housebound, and that doesn't cover my monthly outgoings. The DWP have consistently denied my applications for housing benefits, so all of my household expenses plus my rent has to come out of this one payment. Now that Universal Credit is being rolled out, I can't even make an application for housing benefits any more, and if I apply for Universal Credit there's a high likelihood that I will be awarded less than I currently get on my legacy benefit of ESA, so I'm terrified to make that gamble. I'm consistently over my overdraft limit attempting to cover my monthly outgoings, usually at the cost of groceries and rent which is in arrears. My phone bill is constantly late and rolling over to the next month, resulting in me having my service cut off. The only way I'm ever able to

Commissions are open!

Commissions are open!

I create stylised vector portraits and landscapes, and I can use most anything as a resource to do so. I have a gallery on deviantART where you can see other examples of my vector artwork, and the various styles I’ve used throughout the years. (see full post about commissions here or check out my vector gallery) If you would like a portrait, landscape, animal or anything else produced in vector, then inbox me or email me at kaolin@maia.cash to negotiate your request (image, resolution, format - digital, printed, canvas etc.) and price! I am highly flexible and will be more than happy to accommodate to your personal wishes.

ESA Withdrawn while unfit for work.

ESA Withdrawn while unfit for work.

ESA Withdrawn while unfit for work. (gofundme) I'm a mentally ill trans woman who has been declared fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions. I am not fit for work, due to an anxiety disorder with which I have been struggling since early 2012. Due to frequent panic attacks, agoraphobia and sleeping problems I am on strong medication which only serves to dampen the severity of my anxiety; day to day I live in constant discomfort and fear of spending time out of doors, and yet despite legitimate medical evidence provided by my doctor - a specialist in my particular form of anxiety - the DWP have decided to cease my receipt of Empl

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Nice gallery:) (Smile)
kaolincashProfessional Digital Artist
thanks my man. my dude. my bro.
No problem, I like good art:) (Smile) I invite you to my gallery:) (Smile)If you like my work, watch me :) (Smile)
isagonjStudent General Artist
Sorry for the fave bomb >.<
i just love your art so much!
kaolincashProfessional Digital Artist
haha, that's fine. thanks :D
William6208Student Filmographer
Happy birthday!
kaolincashProfessional Digital Artist
thank