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Kat Smith Art - Illustration
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Artist // Professional // Varied
  • Mar 12
  • United States
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I'm a Jill-of-All-Trades working to improve my skill in traditional and digital media. My primary focus is illustration, although I dabble in sequential art, design, photography, and fine art.

Favourite Movies
Shawn of the Dead
Favourite Games
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Favourite Gaming Platform
PSP
Tools of the Trade
graphite, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Wacom Intuos3, Watercolor, Acrylic, Prismacolor Pencils
<_< What is this activity thing? Is this a status update?

Ohayocon 2013

Ohayocon 2013

I had a lot of fun at Ohayocon, this year. I had an artist alley table set up on the left-hand side of the "U" and had a great view of the traffic and cosplayers and attendees that passed by. Met up with some old friends, made some new ones, talked with a lot of amazing people, and did a couple commissions on top of button and print sales. Overall, not what I would call a "rousing success" financially, but then again my main goal is to simply get my name out there and spread awareness of my existence... and hang out with some pretty cool people :) Anyway, the whole event renewed a lot of belief in myself as an artist, so I'm going to try and

Burnout

Burnout

Most creative folks know the problem: When you do something for money or for grades and not for yourself, you start to burn out after a while. I'm there. I'm completely tapped out and have no reserves to call upon. My grades are suffering at school because of this and I've not been able to meet any of the commitments I've made to others. It has simply reached a point where my art supplies are making me more anxious than happy and the concept of sitting down to work has become something to avoid more than enjoy. I'm hoping to remedy this by taking a year off school to find my inspiration anew and to recharge my creative stores. I'm hoping t

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poppygurlHobbyist Digital Artist
*hugs from bethany wylder*
*point* I know you fellow former KVCC student! :D How ya been?
katsmithartProfessional General Artist
Haha, been gettin' by. Not necessarily in the direction I want, but I guess I can't complain too terribly much. Makes me happy to see you keepin' up with artsy things, though :)
dragonmunProfessional General Artist
Thank you for favoring the deviation for our poster project! By chance, would you happen to be participating in it?
^.^
katsmithartProfessional General Artist
No, I'm not. I'm not terribly good with graphic design and my illustration still needs work :\
dragonmunProfessional General Artist
... But your gallery is stunning! o_o
(graphics are provided)

No worries though. It's just a for-fun thing. ;)
Thanks for the watch! Good to know I'm not the only one who is confused about the badges.