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Banded Kingfisher - Paper cut birds by NVillustration Banded Kingfisher - Paper cut birds :iconnvillustration:NVillustration 204 13 Yavanna Kementari by rennavedh Yavanna Kementari :iconrennavedh:rennavedh 22 7 Feanor by Insant Feanor :iconinsant:Insant 115 49 Satet ~ Egyptian Gods by Yliade Satet ~ Egyptian Gods :iconyliade:Yliade 1,525 50 Hathor ~ Egyptian Gods by Yliade Hathor ~ Egyptian Gods :iconyliade:Yliade 1,279 28 Late Night Painter by RHADS Late Night Painter :iconrhads:RHADS 2,247 73 Unusual by kosmonauttihai Unusual :iconkosmonauttihai:kosmonauttihai 451 64 Horn of Gondor by BrightsWanderings Horn of Gondor :iconbrightswanderings:BrightsWanderings 20 0 Impala and Oxpeckers  - Paper cut art by NVillustration Impala and Oxpeckers - Paper cut art :iconnvillustration:NVillustration 218 10 Annatar by Madlore Annatar :iconmadlore:Madlore 20 4 Ural stone carving by Losenko Ural stone carving :iconlosenko:Losenko 132 9 Royal by Dropdeadcoheed Royal :icondropdeadcoheed:Dropdeadcoheed 1,898 41 Norway Stock 222 by Malleni-Stock Norway Stock 222 :iconmalleni-stock:Malleni-Stock 131 11 Not you by vityso Not you :iconvityso:vityso 122 0 Returning to Alqualonde by Filat Returning to Alqualonde :iconfilat:Filat 236 43 Greetings from the fuzzy far away by MiaSteingraeber Greetings from the fuzzy far away :iconmiasteingraeber:MiaSteingraeber 73 14

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Oh, NICELY creepy! I've seen enough hundreds (thousands?) of horror pictures here on DA that it takes a lot to get to me, but this one ...


This is lovely and deeply moving; such a young face despite her agelessness, caught between hope and worry, caring and grief. Love has ...


Oh, dear.... Brace yourself, okay? I've always loved your art--your Dis is in my Favorites, and the best picture of a female Dwarf I've...


I like the striking contrast here; you do a great job of showing us the twisting and warped flesh, the distortion of bone and teeth. An...

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NonieR
Nonie
United States
I was never much of an artist even before I developed hand tremors (I'm hypothyroid and 58), but I've always loved art, especially comic-book art and Art Nouveau.

As a gamer of the old school - people around a table with dice and character sheets - I've always loved creating pictures of the characters and villains.

But even before the tremors, I had trouble with poses and proportions, so I'd usually xerox from my favorite comics artists and work from there. One figure's head, another's upper torso, a third's right hand, a fourth's lower body, all customized for age and race and gender and given new clothes and weapons.

And yes, they've always been for private use only. No publishing, no selling, no posting online.

These days, with the hand tremors, it's even harder, so I may occasionally ask DevArt artists here if I may borrow a copy of their posted work for the same purpose.

--

When I'm not here, I'm probably hanging out at Ten Ton Studios (www.tentonstudios.com/forum/in…), especially the weekly sketch challenges. To my surprise, even some pro artist find my occasional crits useful.

Art preferences: I enjoy some anime, but am old enough I didn't grow up on it, and therefore still prefer a more standard comics style rather than manga or goofy or fully painted. 'S not a value judgement, just personal taste.

Some favorite artists:

Ed Benes
Frank Miller - ever since early Daredevil
Jim Lee
Steve Dillon (even if everybody looks alike)
Tony Daniel
Robert Atkins (though I'm not otherwise a GI Joe fan)
Mukesh Singh (Gamekeeper, yum!)
Terry Dodson
Silvestri, often
John Byrne for conveying HUGENESS in bases, monsters, etc.
Greg Land's got his moments, but he's just too slick
And I've enjoyed the less ridiculous bits of Liefeld, so there.

So yes, I'm predictable; I like fairly pleasant-looking art rather than blobby, too-cute, badly rendered, or grimy enough that I wanna wash my eyes. Yes, those are all great art too - for someone else to enjoy.

I do enjoy erotic art now and then, but not the ridiculously overbuilt nor the deliberately humiliating. No three-foot dicks or basketball-sized breasts, no deliberately grotesque or insulting stereotypes, and (I know this is an odd one) no explicit rape or torture that isn't in based on both characters' personalities AND their relationship.

Yes, Wesker might do something pretty nasty to Jill, and they both know it. Gives me the creeps, but it's valid to me in a way that, say, having Lobo rape Jubilee or Donald Duck or Aunt May isn't. Ditto for, say, Bane taking out his old prison habits on any of the Bats, but not the Scarlet Witch, Archie, or anyone at all from the Little Mermaid. (No, not even Lumiere.)

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And in any kinda art, I REALLY love a good parody--not the generic caricatures of classic Mad magazine, but ones that really match the style of the original.

Which is one reason I'm so fond of the Ten Ton Sketch Challenges; among all the serious versions of a character, you can suddenly run into Khoi Pham's Big Barda in bunny slippers finding out that her armor shrank in the laundry. And if you're a little tired of the Watchmen, Jeremy Freeman drew them as Muppets. And how about mmmmmpig's Taskmaster perfectly mimicking the skills of...Fred Astaire? GWAH!

--Nonie, having the time of her life

Current Residence: Iowa City, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 2X
Favourite genre of music: Sea chanteys, Celtic and traditional folk
Favourite style of art: Comics, preferably modern
Operating System: The human mind <g>
Favourite cartoon character: Porky Pine from Pogo, or Samurai Cat
Personal Quote: "This sentence no brain"
Interests
I'm finally posting my fan stories on Archive Of Our Own (AO3) at archiveofourown.org/users/Dart…

Yes, some of them are male/male slash, but I've tagged 'em all so they're easy to avoid if you don't like the stuff.

We all have different limits. Me, I'm fine with character fic but am personally horrified by RPF that features the actors themselves (especially if the writer gives them opinions or sexualities the real actors don't share), while other people point out RPF is how fanfic STARTED and that a celebrity's public persona is a constructed character anyway.

Tags/flags are our friends.

--Nonie

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Johny-Leek-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving my "Unicorn Crush"...you are really sweet...:happybounce: 
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kahuella Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and faves.
Much appreciated.

Mikael
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Aelorian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
thanks for your comment ! :)
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for taking the time to fave and comment on my photo  :+fav: :heart:  I really appreciate this
I wish you a beautiful day ABM: Blowing a Kiss (Animated Icon) 
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconredshirtthnxleft-plz::iconredshirtthnxfav2-plz::iconredshirtthnxrght-plz:
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BrightsWanderings Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!!! Horn of Gondor by BrightsWanderings  
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthankyoutailsplz:
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RiEile Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Thank you for the favs!
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gilronan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Very observant.
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthanksforthe01plz::iconthanksforthe02plz::iconthanksforthe03plz::iconthanksforthe04plz:  :D
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