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Tokageko and Arrow by mrinx Tokageko and Arrow :iconmrinx:mrinx 13 1 Shiva and Quetzalcoatl Memorial Box by mrinx Shiva and Quetzalcoatl Memorial Box :iconmrinx:mrinx 3 4 Judgement by mrinx Judgement :iconmrinx:mrinx 9 0 Dark Lady Watch Over You by mrinx Dark Lady Watch Over You :iconmrinx:mrinx 18 0 Cardinal Lady by mrinx Cardinal Lady :iconmrinx:mrinx 6 3 Monarch Butterfly Tattoos by mrinx Monarch Butterfly Tattoos :iconmrinx:mrinx 2 3 Origami Fox Tattoo - version 2 by mrinx Origami Fox Tattoo - version 2 :iconmrinx:mrinx 3 3 Tribal Phoenix Tattoo by mrinx Tribal Phoenix Tattoo :iconmrinx:mrinx 7 3 Origami Fox by mrinx Origami Fox :iconmrinx:mrinx 5 1 Watercolor Eagle by mrinx Watercolor Eagle :iconmrinx:mrinx 8 3 Crayola Monarch Butterfly by mrinx Crayola Monarch Butterfly :iconmrinx:mrinx 8 4 Origami Fox Tattoo by mrinx Origami Fox Tattoo :iconmrinx:mrinx 5 1 Jalapeno Blossom Compass Tattoo by mrinx Jalapeno Blossom Compass Tattoo :iconmrinx:mrinx 4 4 Goldfish and Peony by mrinx Goldfish and Peony :iconmrinx:mrinx 5 1 Origami Crane Tattoo by mrinx Origami Crane Tattoo :iconmrinx:mrinx 5 1 Poison Ivy by mrinx Poison Ivy :iconmrinx:mrinx 4 3

Favourites

Sketch page in progress by Gnewi Sketch page in progress :icongnewi:Gnewi 18 30 CM: Nisa and Almar by Gnewi CM: Nisa and Almar :icongnewi:Gnewi 53 18 CM: Marcus and Seraphine by Gnewi CM: Marcus and Seraphine :icongnewi:Gnewi 69 28 Artist in the making - by My Son by Gnewi Artist in the making - by My Son :icongnewi:Gnewi 10 41 Artist in the making - by my daughter by Gnewi Artist in the making - by my daughter :icongnewi:Gnewi 7 35 Hope by Gnewi Hope :icongnewi:Gnewi 32 23 Draw this again Meme - Just a Girl - Hope by Gnewi Draw this again Meme - Just a Girl - Hope :icongnewi:Gnewi 48 53 Coming Back... by Gnewi Coming Back... :icongnewi:Gnewi 90 42 Hirsute by hibbary Hirsute :iconhibbary:hibbary 729 32 Endless Realms bestiary - Sapphire Dragon by jocarra Endless Realms bestiary - Sapphire Dragon :iconjocarra:jocarra 261 48 EOW - Elohi - Adoptable [Closed] by Gnewi EOW - Elohi - Adoptable [Closed] :icongnewi:Gnewi 53 40 Elvish Braids by Gnewi Elvish Braids :icongnewi:Gnewi 53 27 Kylie for Naay-Atsuara by Gnewi Kylie for Naay-Atsuara :icongnewi:Gnewi 133 47 Gareth by Gnewi Gareth :icongnewi:Gnewi 195 69 Draw this again meme - Gareth by Gnewi Draw this again meme - Gareth :icongnewi:Gnewi 74 50 Tybus for Captain-Savvy by Gnewi Tybus for Captain-Savvy :icongnewi:Gnewi 28 17

Activity


Tokageko and Arrow
I haven't been able to draw much for the past two years due to nerve issues. As a result, this drawing of my Troll Hunter, Tokageko, and her Raptor, Arrow, took about 8 months or so to complete, but it's finally done! :) This is my first non-sketch/doodle drawing on my Tablet PC as well.
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Shiva and Quetzalcoatl Memorial Box
Shiva and Quetzalcoatl were my first two boa constrictors. They came into my life my last semester in college and saw me through the toughest of times. Sadly, both of them have passed away, Shiva in 2013 and Quetzalcoatl in 2016. Both of them will forever be in my heart. Last year when I was packing to move I discovered that I had a bag that contained one of Quetzalcoatl's last sheds and in with my art supplies was a small ziplock baggie containing several of Shiva's baby skins. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them, but due to nerve issues it has taken me a while to complete this project. The top of the box is an acrylic painting of one of my favorite pictures of them together from when they were both about 7 months old. The sides have their skins modge podged on; Shiva's are on the red sides and Quetzalcoatl's skin is on the front and back of the box. I'm pretty happy with the results and extra happy to have found a way to memorialize my babies.
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Judgement
Prismacolor colored pencil Drawing of my Blood Elf Paladin, Korinth, from World of Warcraft in Judgement armor.
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Dark Lady Watch Over You
This Lady Sylvanas piece was originally done as a part of a set of World of Warcraft tattoo flash I was working on. Unfortunately, due to complications with the nerves in my arms this was the only one of the set I was able to complete and it took me about a year. Done in Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
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I am alive. Life got a little carried away with me for a while and the nerve problems with my arm that prevent me from doing a lot of art still persist. I do, however, intend to try to get through all of the hundreds of deviation stacks I haven't looked at in two years and hopefully upload the one or two things I have actually been able to do in the past two years. :p

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mrinx
Laura Collins
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United States
I started wanting to draw back when I was maybe 4 or so... you see, my sister had just gotten these Lady Lovely Locks paper dolls. I really wanted to play with them, but was reassured that I was too young. So I decided to try to make my own.

That is when I discovered that I absolutely could not draw. XD Hand/eye coordination and muscle/finger strength did not exist. But from that day on I decided I would figure out how to draw.... and I've been drawing ever since.

I prefer to draw fantasy and anthro, but I guess I can draw realistic stuff too sometimes. The thing that frustrates me the most is that I'm pretty sure I have reached a plateau of my abilities. I keep drawing, but I don't seem to improve. Personally, I blame the period of my life I decided I needed to draw everything "anime" style.... should have stuck with my own style. I am trying to work through this, though. :p

Anyway, somewhere along the lines a friend of mine and I created some critters called Myotes. I really like to write about them and draw them. I decided they needed their own DA, so I created one for them only.
My Myote DA: :iconmyotes:


My other passions include dolls (mostly Asian Ball Jointed Dolls, but I don't discriminate too much. XD ), fashion, dancing, and reptiles (mainly boa constrictors)... oh... and I like pirates. XD

Also... go check out my sister's art: :icongnewi: She's amazing!

Current Residence: At Home
Favourite genre of music: Techno, Heavy Metal/Vis Kei, many styles...
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp
Shell of choice: Conch
Favourite cartoon character: Kim Possible
Personal Quote: Neko o tabenaide kudasai!!
Interests
It's been a long time. I haven't really been a presence here on DA for quite some time. :p I feel like I need to stop neglecting DA, but really, I have been super busy. The main reason for my current absence is that as of late last summer/early fall I had the wonderful opportunity to become a tattoo apprentice! So finally, a life-long dream is in the process of being achieved. I have been dedicating all my free time to the art of tattoo, so I have not been an online presence nearly as much. I hope to get a bit caught up on DA and to post some tattoo work very soon. :)

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:iconhavoc777:
HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Happy late Birthday! :airborne: :party:
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mrinx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
Thank you!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
You're welcome. :aww:
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Happy B-Day!:party:Airborne 
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
AND again, Happy Birthday!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Happy Birthday!Airborne :party:
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ceciliasalituro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
using some of your bases k? ill show u when they're done.
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Happy B-Day!:party:
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