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Leita Stevens
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • United States
  • Deviant for 15 years
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My Bio
I started drawing horses at the age of five, and never looked back. Once I explored figure drawing, I really got into traditional media, particularly chalk pencils. Then, 8 years ago, my son got involved with Gaia and wanted me to do some art for him. I was very rusty, having been on a ten year hiatus from my artwork, but I decided to give it a try, drawing mostly things resembling anime. Shortly after that, came the digital drama...learning to use a tablet was a huge challenge, especially with a persnickety tablet! I finally got past all of that, and started watching what some of my favourite artists here were doing, such as Heise. Found great tutorials on digital work, and have been hooked every since. I do still do traditional work as well...;-)

Personal Quote: The crow said "Don't look..."

Favourite Visual Artist
Nobuhiro Watsuke, Yoshitako Amano, Kazuya Minekura
Favourite Movies
The Crow...and Howl's Moving Castle
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Gackt, Himuro Kyosuke, Namie Amuro, X Japan
Favourite Writers
Anne McCaffrey
Favourite Games
Final Fantasy VII
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Wacom tablet, PainterIX
Other Interests
anime, horses, karate, manga, music...not necessarily in that order

Endless Rain

Endless Rain

Definitely feels like normal life.  Every step I take, I get kicked back two.  I keep fighting, thinking it will all get better, but it never does. I'm exhausted, and no art at all.  Since the fire, I've only done the two pieces, and those were so hard.  Feels like my soul is bleeding all the time...
Rising out of the ashes of what had been my life has been quite a challenge.  Although so much is gone, there is so much that survived.  So much of my art survived right here, on dA.  Some of it was stuff I was certain was gone for good.  Still searc...
Finally got something done. My art has usually been a cathartic, healing activity for me in the bad times, but losing everything, including my beloved Border collie, really took it out of me. My muse hadn't just run off to Tahiti this time, she was d...

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dillianHobbyist General Artist
Your art still rocks! And you keep getting better. :o (Eek) 
Raven207bHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm still working on it.
FooRayProfessional Artist
just droppin by to say hi... feels like its been years. was lookin at some old art I had up and was like.. " wow, where did the time go?.. i used to take to some of these people like ALL the time! " heh. hope all is well.
Raven207bHobbyist Digital Artist
It has been a rough year, but I do try to keep up with what everyone is doing even when I'm not doing anything myself.  Sure do miss everyone, but should be getting some art done pretty soon.  Hope life is treating you well!
XofHopeHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Michael Praed, The crow and FFVII? I'm afraid I have no choice but to :+devwatch: you. ;)
Raven207bHobbyist Digital Artist
I am honoured! Thank you! Need to get some new work up...have recently sworn off Facebook so should have more time...