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Robert Sloan
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Current Residence: Russellville, Arkansas
Favourite genre of music: Ancient music, Celtic, Celtic rock
Favourite photographer: alilone, Riverbreeze, Graybear
Favourite style of art: Traditional art, realism or fantasy or paleo art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: laptop
Wallpaper of choice: Varies, photo references or Derwent demo drawings
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes (they go together)
Personal Quote: "I paint better than I used to, not as well as I will."

Favourite Visual Artist
Charles R. Knight
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings
Favourite TV Shows
nature documentaries on cats
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Loreena McKennitt
Favourite Books
The Inheritance Trilogy
Favourite Writers
N. K. Jemisin, Mira Grant
Favourite Games
Diablo 3
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Laptop, scanner, Gimp, digital camera, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor, pastels, oils, pen and watercolor, medieval supplies
Other Interests
Writing, fantasy, SF, horror, cats, art

Change of Plans

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Plenty of changes in my plans. Due to a weekly medical treatment on Thursday evenings and the effects of weather on my stamina, I probably won't be doing the SF Street Artist Program for a while - at least a few months. I'm qualified and screened but in three months of the license I did not get one good day that wasn't taken up with going out for necessary appointments and errands like grocery shopping and medical appointments. Bummer, but I will hopefully reach a stable point where I can build the strength to go out once or twice a month and then I'll renew the license. No sense paying for it before I know I can do it. Besides, I wanted to
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Today I went out and got my California Sellers Permit (free) and tax information. Then went down to City Hall and paid $25 for my San Francisco city tax registration. Last Thursday, I went in for screening for the Street Artists Program. One more thing to do. I need to get a credit union, cash my Google Adsense and Commission Junction checks along with my little prints check and write a check or buy a money order to pay the San Francisco Arts Commission for my street license. I've been running around like crazy. I went out three days in a row this week between a doctor appointment and shopping trip on Tuesday, voter's registration correctio
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Well, after almost two months in San Francisco, I'm starting to draw and paint again. Yesterday I did a pastel landscape of a Welsh road that leads into enchantment. I got lost in the painting and layered it over and over, bringing out the sparkle of the light through the leaves. It's a special experience when I'm painting woodlands in a warm season. It takes me into the same place my stories come from, the road reminds me of Bilbo's song "The Road Goes Ever On." It also leads right into the elven lands I wrote about in this year's Three Day Novel Contest entry. What I write and what I paint weaves in together to an inner life that keeps me
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Thanks for the watch!!!
Hello!  You kindly critiqued one of my artworks 6 years ago, I wanted to show you my progress!

Eye giffink dis Sloan fellow :llama:. U know heem?
hello, I really enjoyed reading your colored pencils reviews (and they helped me decide what kind of pencils to buy.. first :P) so thank you for that :)
Also, I was wondering, do you think it's worth buying colored pencil sets in wooden boxes (do they protect the pencils better or something)?

Oh, and your art is really amazing, I think

Have a nice day!
Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving! ;)
Just popping in to see if you're doing okay and to say hi! ;)
hi^^ do you have any lessons by any chance on how to color water (as in sea) with color pencils? o-o