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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
I'm a writer first, digital artist second, do book covers, logo's, and illustrate. Photography is a hobby. I design OsumPODS, my idea of Sustainable Independence.

Favourite Visual Artist
too many to have a favorite
Favourite Movies
Avatar, ExMachina, others
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Downton Abby
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Ray Lynch, Andreas Vollenweider
Favourite Books
Pillars of the Earth, The Martian, Jurassic Park
Favourite Writers
Michael Crichton, Ken Follett, Carl Sagan, Wilbur Smith
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May I
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none
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop
Other Interests
Hiking, bicycling, photography
500px
So I haven't built a big following on DeviantArt, not that I'm giving up, and I can't get a Daily Deviation, not that I'm giving up, so I decided to join 500px. After being there 3 days, I already had 100 times the recognition for my art than I have being on DeviantArt for 4 months. My Spirit Mountain image reached a 99.3% popularity after about 2 hours, and had almost 5000 views. Here is has about 50. It's also apparent that the people who give out DDs have a certain style they are looking for, not that they aren't picking out beautiful work, but if you don't try to pander to their likes, the chances of getting that DD are pretty slim. So,
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I'm Curious
I'm at three months now, and I've tried to be active and post something new almost daily. At first the number of views was growing at an amazing pace, but recently it's dropped off considerably. I really appreciate the people that seem to be following my work, but with 65 million members, it appears that only a very small fraction have even seen my work. So, I'm curious if after you're been at DeviantArt for awhile if what you do goes through some filtering process? I'm wondering if this is like Google where you get profiled and all of a sudden you are only seeing what some mathematical algorithm determines you should see, or worse yet, your
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Some Observations
Not to be overly critical of Deviant Art or its users, but I can’t help but notice that the site is more political than one would hope, and that popularity isn’t necessarily about the best art. This shouldn’t be a dumping ground for every scribble like Twitter is for every fart. I’m here for inspiration, and I’d rather people only put their best foot forward to make an impression. Faving is nice, but when I go to certain artists and find a dozen submissions of their own work and then 10,000 favs, I question their reason for being a part of the community. Isn’t this a site where real art should flourish, no
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Happy Birthday, man.
You know, you have the same birthday as my kid brother.
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