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Panna Zsámba - PannaDraws
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My Bio

I work as a fantasy and animal artist because I have always been fascinated by the beasts of stories of my childhood and myths in my readings in later life.

Part of my inspiration comes from novels and stories, but wildlife constantly affects me in almost all everyday situations, like a walk to the grocery store, or just looking at my bird feeder through the kitchen window.

I choose watercolour and ink as materials to capture my subjects because these light mediums provide a fairy-tale-like atmosphere to my work. This lightness is balanced by the sharp outlines of figures, inspired by superhero comic and manga books of my childhood.

A bird is a symbol of freedom. The supernatural lets you escape reality. When painting, my subjects work as a stress relief for me, so I can get lost in the magical world I create.

Buying art:

Originals are available at https://pannadraws.com

Prints and other merchandise: https://society6.com/pannadraws

New photo studio at home

New photo studio at home

Finally I could set up my budget photo studio at home to take good pictures of my painting, as some of them are oversized for a scanner. The lights and stands are from Amazon, from the cheapest finds. They worked quite ok though. Considering I took the pictures with my Pixel 1 the results are not bad at all. The photo below is without any editing. To "stretch" the images (they can get a bit curly after drying and spraying them with UV protector clear finish) I used IKEA frames without the glass mounted on an easel. I used a close up photo for the actual deviation upload, which I previously cropped and edited for better colour results. That was done in Google Photos. All's on a budget after all.
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New Site

New Site

I've launched my new site under http://pannadraws.com For now it links back to the prints section here on DA, later (when I set it up) I'll add the link to the Etsy shop as well. Some of the art is displayed, and a short bio as well. My old side focusing more on my work as an engineer is moving to http://pannacodes.com Makes sense, doesn't it?
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Hello all

Hello all

Wow. So now I created a gallery at last. It's nice to belong such a big community. I've been watching DA for a few months and I always wanted to see my own pics up here. To speak about something else, I'm really busy right now. I'm going to finish high school at the end of this term so I should study now instead of writing a journal =P So see you later! And thanks for all the comments! ~matena
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ArafelShadowHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Today is a special day worthy of celebration--because you are a special person worthy of celebration, and it is your birthday.  You in all the universe are a unique product of unique experience that have shaped a unique and compelling perspective. You merit interest and attention; you merit praise.  Your presence in this shared reality makes that reality a better place.  For that, and your brave and generous sharing of the products of your experiences and creativity, I pause to note that I rejoice in you, and wish you a truly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
AneurysmGuyStudent Photographer
Thank you for the faves! :wave: 
A life lived with width, breadth, and above all else, depth is the best kind of life, and you have lived another year of such a life.  Take pride in the undeniable achievement of a worthwhile voyage of discovery through time.  May glory and grandeur not be vicarious experiences, may you plumb the depths and find knowledge, beauty and treasure, may your dreams not elude you and may flashes of inspiration and insight linger to enrich your own days and dreams, and the lives of others.  A very happy birthday to you, and you will not be alone in celebrating the happy miracle of your existence.
DelythThomasArtProfessional Traditional Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday :cake:
I hope beauty chases you while you chase it, and that wonder and majesty leave your quest for glory very successful.  I hope you find many fun things to do, many wonderful sights to see, and many extraordinary people with whom to interact in positive ways.  May the unexpected always turn out to be good.  I hope this year is one of successful efforts to improve, new friendships made, old friendships renewed, and may you and those you love have a wonderful ride together around the sun in the year beginning with this HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
May a drive of noble dragons circle your head today, showering you with earned praise and wonderful, intricate presents... May your friends think of you and smile and laugh, may those you love think of you and feel better and hope to see you soon.  May the year's journey 'round the sun that begins today leave you wiser, happier, more learned and eager to take a running start at the next one, and may it all begin with these sincere wishes that you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!