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Crystal Smith
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I began drawing around 4 years old on pretty much anything I could get my hands on - even drawing in reading books. I came from a household where practicing art wasn't necessarily praised. Throughout all my schooling years, I continued to get involved with about any art event going on in school, as long as it wasn't after-school (because that may have been viewed as a waste of time).

I was pushed by family and society to just 'get a job' or 'don't waste your time on an arts degree' when I became an adult.. so that's what I did. I worked retail and end of the line jobs for about a decade. Then decided to pursue the sciences, despite my hearts desire to be an artist. I've recently finished my Associates of Science in Pre-Nursing degree, but decided to change my major to pursue a Bachelors in Game Art and Animation.

This required a move to a different part of the country, because colleges & jobs in the art fields are slim in the Midwest. I've recently relocated to Vermont, where I'm seeking to apply and get accepted into one of their many universities that have good programs in what I'm interested in. I would tell anyone who's wanting to be an artist is to never let go of your dreams, even if it means trying out things outside of your dreams. You may find that you'll make a 360 back to what your original hearts desire was in the first place & then nobody has a place to tell you that you didn't try other things.

Happy Art-Making! :D


DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 13, 2017, 12:46 PM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?   12 Years.  I started on a couple years before I made my current account.

  2. What does your username mean? It's a name of a character that I play on World of Warcraft. :D

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Eccentric, Bold, Misunderstood

  4. Are you left or right handed? Right

  5. What was your first deviation? My first deviation has long since been lost due to moves.  

  6. What is your favorite type of art to create? Traditional/Watercolor

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Digital Painting/Concept Art

  8. What was your first favorite? I'm not sure, as I have so many that my computer can't load enough to get to the bottom of the list.

  9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most? Dream-like work or pieces that tell stories.  Traditional work tends to be the most preferred.

  10. Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist? I don't have one - I have several.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?  I don't have a specific artist that I'd want to meet.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? I started following Parororo years ago when he still went by Pyromaniac.  It took quite a long time of trying to start conversation with him to get any conversation, but eventually we did.  Ever since then, I'll send him a note or a poke through social media to catch up a little bit and see how he fairs.  I think as far as knowing someone or acquaintance - he would be the longest online 'know of and spoken to' that I've ever maintained.  As far as how he's impacted me..  depending on my mood or how I've felt - his gallery has always been a comforting place to go haunt.  It was knowing that out there in this big world, someone has once upon a time struggled or felt odd about the world and expressed that into work for others to see and relate to.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? Paper, a writing medium, and my brain.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? In a quiet room, with a window to the outside world, and some light music or nature sounds.

  15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory? Joining a RPG group where we roleplayed as characters we designed - drawing up the biography, etc for the characters.  It was fun!



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Ermelin Featured By Owner May 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching me :)
Also, I read your profile and: wow, I wish I had your courage! I would so love to leave everything behind me and just dare to be an artist. I really hope you'll be successful!
LaurenCherry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
sowy for the delay!

Thanks a lot for the support and the points :hug:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Really many thanks for favouring my drawing Quarrel-in-paradise , I really appreciate it so much.

Please visit my Gallery their may be other drawings you like. Have a good day!

silentsketcher97 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for the favourite :)
BluPigeon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for watching and the fave! :aww:
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