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Amanda Swartz
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  • United States
  • Deviant for 20 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
Current Residence: Pennsylvania, USA
Favourite style of art: Animals, Fantasy
Operating System: Windows XP SP1
MP3 player of choice: iPOD
Shell of choice: Linux - Knoppix STD
Wallpaper of choice: Usually my own art, but it varies
Skin of choice: Altered version of Aikon2
Favourite cartoon character: Hmmm.. Pikachu, Simba, Ooo.. and the kewt lil turtle from Nemo!!!
Personal Quote: Organization is for those who are too lazy to look for things

Favourite Visual Artist
Sue Dawe, Boris Vallejo, Jim Warren
Favourite Movies
Office Space, Last Unicorn, Legend
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dave Matthews
Favourite Games
Divine Divinity, Diablo (I & II), FFX, FFX-2, Lineage II, World of Warcraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC & PS2
Tools of the Trade
12x12 Wacom, Poser 4, Photoshop 7, Illustrator 11, Bryce 5, Vue 4
Other Interests
Computers, Art, Fishing, Gaming
Allowed uses for my art: Tubes - No, not ever, so please don't ask. Posting on your personal website - yes, of course, I only ask that you please leave any signatures on the image and give me credit if you do so. Editing Photos and posting them - No, except for resizing.
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So It has been about a year or so now since I've submitted any new art.  The past year of my life has been hectic.  Moving to a new house, getting married... etc.  That and I got into a game called Lineage II, and am now dabbling in a bit of World of Warcraft.  While on one hand, these games are highly addictive and left me little to no time for art, on the other they are soo much fun to play, and left me with tons of inspiration for new art...  I started, before I left for my wedding/honeymoon last week a picture inspired by both WoW and Linage.. and while its only about half done, I hope to have it uploaded in the next week or so. I just w
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Ok... Since it seems most people don't read my artist page for tools that I use to do my art, hopefully you'll read this journal entry.  I've been getting about 5-10 notes per day saying "what do you make your art with". I start with Poser Pro Pack - this step can range between 10 minutes to 10 hours depending on whether i'm just playing or whether I know exactly what I want to do a picture of.. Usually around 2 hours before I get it perfect I'd say. Next, I bring the image into Photoshop 7, (but I just got CS woo!).  This can range anywhere from 3 hours all the way up to 20+ hours depending on the picture.  Most of the work is done in phot
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I'm sure you're all too aware of how often art gets lifted for online "store" sites, but I still felt obliged to ask if you were aware of this>>> [link] Seems they're turning a profit by using your image "Soar Away" as a laptop skin.
:blackrose: Wow I didn't know you were on DA. I own your Enchanted Spirits plate I bought from the Bradford Exchange. I love your art.
Hello. i'm wondering if youd be willing to make these for other people? a manipulation? yours are beautiful! I am looking for one for my comm class, id love to have one that matched my horse poem.. please let me know if you are willing to do this.. email me at, my name is Ashley.
Thank you
hi i love your art! especially horses!!!
You may not know me but I'm a writer asking all the artists I consider amazing and asking them if they would like to create a webcomic with me cause I don't know how else to contact artists who would like to create stories with me :P and well it's so unlikely but hey if it worked it would be a dream come true.
My stories are seen as really interesting and well just contact me if you're interested even in the slightest
Thank you for your time
-Aura :)
your work is amazing!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D I love it!!:heart:heart::heart:
did you know there are a few websites ive found which are using your art as wallpaper downloads? is that ok or not?