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Raven Montoya
Artist | Professional
I'm a computer nerd working as a graphic designer/art director and web designer. I "speak" fluent "anything-Adobe", but Photoshop is my favourite weapon of choice. It's my sword. Illustrator and Dreamweaver are my daggers. InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Premier Pro, After Effects and the rest are my bat-a-rangs.
I also dabble in web mastering, marketing, copywriting, photo editing, photography, web programming and databases. (I'm a cyber witch, ok? I can do anything, just pay me enough and I'll figure out how to turn an idea into reality.) *wink, wink*
/shameless self-promotion

At the moment I'm recovering from a severe illness that nearly claimed my life in July 2018. I PTSD during the day and pretend to be a Sims 3 addict during the night. (I used to play that game a lot for a while, but right now I'm writing a book instead.)
I have a LOT of hobbies. I read a lot. Books, articles, papers, essays, poems, you name it... I read, drink Coca Cola, tea or water and I know stuff. Yeah, that's me, alright. :XD:
I also listen to all sorts of beautiful music. Classical music has always been a favourite and I listen a lot to movie scores, but I like alternative music too. Taking photos of my cats, chilling outdoors and walking through the forest are some of my favourite things to do. I'm also a huge movie buff and I love comics. (And art. And science.)
Uhm... What else? Well, if you were to label me as a happy-go-lucky goth, silly bookworm, posh night owl then I’d be totally fine with that. #LoL ;P

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Link to my Twitter

Link to my Simblr

i love my CAMERA stamp by RRRAI Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo    Halloween Stamp by Kezzi-Rose
Fiction by ashesto Fantasy by ashesto Mystery by ashesto Science Fiction by ashesto
The Sims 3 Addict Stamp by BeforeIDecay1996 Stamp: TSFH Fan by Nawamane The Birthday Massacre Stamp by mysteria-dl
Ravens Stamp by sequelle Slytherin Stamp by TigerBun My Patronus is a Thestral by RavenMontoya Nightowl Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

PhotoShop User Stamp by ClefairyKid Illustrator User Stamp by ClefairyKid Wacom Intuos by phantom Canon by Krolikus


Hey, guys! Hope you're all doing well. I'm going through photos so I will hopefully have some kitty pics for you soon. Until then - enjoy this picture instead!
Ready to let go and fly by RavenMontoya
(Will shamelessly fish for a badge at the same time.) #ShowYourHeart
Hey, everyone! Thank you so, so much for all the birthday greetings! They really warm my heart right now. Thank you ever so much! :hug:

I'm going to be absent for a while longer, but I check in from time to time just to see what happens on dA. Even got my Core back and working again. :meow:
I've not taken many cat photos this year though. It kind of makes me a bit sad on top of everything else that has happened in 2018, but I nearly died so... Yeah. Life. It gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it? I'm still just processing that I got through it all. (For some reason that is a bit hard.) ^^;

If someone's interested in a Catmaffia calendar for Christmas I've just updated the front pages for 2019.
Four Cats in the Garden v2 - 2019 calendar by RavenMontoya
Four Cats in the Garden v1 - 2019 calendar by RavenMontoya
Four Cats and Four Seasons - 2019 calendar by RavenMontoya
See you around, guys! Take care! :D
So, guys... I'm really tired and shaky and I have a hard time focusing on doing anything that really matters so I'm sorry if I don't reply like I used to do back in the days. You're all still precious to me, remember that! :love: 
Hey, guys! Remember me? (I'm always sure no one does.) :XD:
I've been very, very ill for a while. A lot more so than any doctor could believe, actually. It was even worse than I dared to think myself and I kind of always knew it was bad -  just not THAT bad... But, oh well, I'll live! And I'm doing pretty good now compared to before. I'm tired and exhausted and skinny and weak, but honestly most of all happy and relieved that I'm going to be 100% okay again. It will take time, but I will get there. Just wanted to share those happy news with you all. dA has meant so much to me and so many of you here have helped me feel better while I was fighting just to stay alive. Thank you for that! Hugs to you all from me and the cats (they're doing just fine)! Hug 
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, people! :Only at Easter:
Happy Easter! (Now give us that treat!) by RavenMontoya


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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Thanks for the llama!! 
RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Professional
Thanks for giving one back! :meow:
white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Get a llama give a llama! :3
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the Llama! Heart Heart Heart  
RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional
My pleasure! :meow:
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
DylanRosales Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama. :)
RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional
My pleasure! :meow:
CDPmediendesign Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for having so many of my pictures in your favorites.
I am very honored.
RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional
My pleasure! I admire your work a lot. It's so creative and inspiring and I wish I could do something like it, but then I always end up with too much to do of my own so... I look at your wonderful artwork instead. ;)
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