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Waiting for brushes to figured I would do a "Get To Know Me" journal! Huzzah!! 

1. Any scars? Yes, but nothing big...some with cool stories
2. Self harmed? Nope...Have more respect than that.
3. Have any pets? LOTS!! Chickens, horse, dog, tortoise, turtle, and a crippled duck! 
4. Kissed anyone? Only my husband
5. Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
6. Someone you hate? Hate is a very strong word..."strongly dislike?" yes...there are a few
7. Best Friends? :iconmec-canic: :iconshade1193:
8. Have you ever done alcohol or drugs? Nope! Never have, never will!
9. What's you're dream job? Working as a Character Designer / Concept artist 
10. Ever been in love? Yes 
11. Last time you cried? Meh...couple days ago?
12. Favorite color? Green!
13. Height? 5'5"-5'6"
14. Birthday? April 8th 
15. Eye color? "Dragon's Eyes"...AKA shifts color from green to brown
16. Hair color? Brunette....Very, very long earth-brown hair. 
17. What do you love? ART!! Elves, dragons, animals, nature, dinosaurs, film and animation....GAH!! So much!!
18. Obsession? Art and LOTR/Hobbit 0.0 
19. If you had one wish, what would it be?  Hmmm....Thats a tough one! Go to Middle Earth?
20. Siblings? Yes, one older brother (Jesse)
21. Favorite movie? Jurassic Park
22. Nicknames people call you? Lots! Namely: M. BrookeS, Dragon Lady, Boss, Sister, Elf, BRRROOOKAAAAA (thanks, Jesse), Chicken Chick
23. Favorite song? Also a tough one....I have many! 
24. Favorite band? Im not sure I could narrow it down to one...
25. Favorite animal? Chickens / Horses
26. Best thing that has ever happened to you? My Hubby <3
27. Do you have a green thumb? Yes...For Bamboo anyway
28. Ever dated someone? only my husband
29. Worst mistake? Not trying out to be a "Lone Ranger" extra :/
30. Watch the movie or read the book? BOTH!
31. Favorite book? The Hobbit/ LOTR, the Legend of Drizzt novels.
32. Favorite show? Pushing Daisies is a good one...
33.  Pet Peeves? Drunk/ high people
34. Any talents? Art mostly...I am capable of doing many things with proficiency, but my artistic abilities is what I strive to better!
35. Do you wish you could ever start over? Not really 
36. Someone I can tell anything to? Kind of? 
37. Phobias? Children 0.0...and Crocodiles/Alligators
38. Any Tattoos? Nope again, and never will!! I can be an individual without etching on myself like a preschooler.
39. Do you believe in love? Yes 
40. Relationship status? Married
41. Totem animal? Rooster
42. Are you a smoker? Nope! Goes against my moral fiber, and I'm allergic to it ;)
43. Religious Views? Atheist 
44. Favorite food? Crab...and chocolate
45. Soda or Tea? Hmmm....Depends on the situation! Tea mostly 


I am a Cat/Lion

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:35 PM
I have never done one of these...and it looked fun. I am both a Cat and a Lion...So, I am a really big cat with super long hair. Does that mean I can be a Na'vi? haha XD

Stolen from the awesome :

[X] Physically, you are very flexible.
[X] You like to have power or take control in most situations.
[X] You are a smooth talker.
[ ] You lie a lot.
[ ] You can stretch your mouth very wide.
[X] You intimidate most people.
[ ] Most people don't like you.
[X] Your favorite color is green.
[/] You don't have very many friends.
[ ] You have more enemies than friends.
[ ] You are cunning.
[X] You like to be alone.
Total= 6.5

[X] You like to feel as free as possible.
[ ] Most people really like you.
[ ] You are talkative.
[X] You feed the ducks when you go to the park.
[X] You have been on an airplane before.
[X] You would like to fly someday, airplane or not. preferably with no air plane (?!?!?)
[ ] Your favorite color is blue.
[X] People say that you have a great sense of direction in life.
[/] You have a lot of friends.
[X] You have picked up a bird's feather and kept it for a long time.
[ ] You like to be part of the crowd.  
[ ] Your vision is 20x20 or better.
Total= 6.5

[X] You are very independent.
[X] You like to go out on adventures.
[X] You're a cuddle-bug.
[X] You aren't afraid of mice.  
[ ] You have a pet cat.
[ ] You have a pet fish
[X] You have cheated death 1 or more times.
[ ] You have been in a car accident.
[X] Some people say that you're graceful.
[X] You are very quiet.
[X] You don't like the rain.
[ ] Your favorite color is purple.
Total= 8

[X] You are very loyal.
[ ] You are a very social person.
[/] You have many friends.
[X] You would die for someone you love.
[ ] You love to play sports.
[X] You have a pet dog.
[ ] Your favorite color is yellow.
[/] You find joy in helping others.
[X] Your favorite food is meat.
[X] You have guided/helped someone on an outing before and did not mind.
[X] You would protect your friends and family no matter what.
[ ] You may drool from time to time.
Total= 6.5

[X] You are a very physically-fit person.  
[X] You like to go out on runs/jogs.  
[ ] You are a vegetarian.
[ ] Strength is your best quality.
[X] People can depend on you for things.
[ ] Your favorite color is red.
[ ] You like sports cars.
[ ] You think that a lowered suspension and better handling is the way to go.
[X] Your job requires you to lift 50 lbs or more. *(does hauling hay count? ;) )
[X] Someone has asked you before, "Why the long face?"
[X] You like sweets.
[ ] Apples are your preferred fruit.
Total= 6

[X] You live with your family.
[/] You get along with your family.
[X] You like to teach others.
[ ] You have baby-sat before.
[ ] Your favorite color is gray.
[X] People consider you to be a leader.
[X] You would protect family and friends if threatened.
[X] You like to sing. *(when I am alone...)
[ ] The nightlife is for you.
[ ] You like to go to raves or dances.
[ ] Being social is a big part of your personality.
[X] You look up to someone and want to be like them someday.
Total= 6.5

[ ] You are popular.
[X] People look up to you.
[X] You hold a powerful presence.
[X] You have been in a fight before.
[ ] Your favorite color is gold.
[X]  Someone has looked up to you before  
[ ] You sleep more than 12 hours a day.
[X] You are a morning person.
[X] You think you have the best hair. *(All 3'6" of it!)
[X] You look intimidating to others.
[X] People don't bully you.
[ ] You love the rain.
Total= 8

[X] People think that you are very intimidating.
[X] You are not afraid of bees.
[ ] Your favorite color is brown.
[X] You like to go out for hikes in the forest/nature trails.
[X] You have brothers/sisters.
[ ] You like to go fishing.
[ ] You like to swim.  
[ ] You like to go hunting.
[X] You adapt really well to extreme situations.
[ ] You are very strong.
[X] You don't like a big crowd.
[ ] You are fearless of others.
Total= 6

[X] You like to eat.
[ ] Your favorite color is pink.
[X] You are very intelligent, or so you've been told.
[X] You are smarter than a dog.  
[X] You are not a picky eater.
[ ] You have sensitive skin.
[ ] You like mud baths/facials.
[ ] You like to be pampered.
[X] You depend on others a lot.
[ ] You aren't the most active person.
[X] You love chocolate.
[X] You're easily angered.
Total= 7

[ ] You are tall.
[ ] You eat a lot
[X] You have a great memory.
[ ] Your favorite color is silver. again, white??
[X] You wear glasses/contacts.
[/] You like to travel.
[ ] You love to swim.
[X] People don't bully you.
[X] You carry something special with you everywhere you go.
[ ] You are a vegetarian.
[X] You would rather avoid a fight.
[ ] You have big ears.  
Total= 5.5

[X] You like to make jokes.
[ ] You would like to become a comedian some day.
[X] You have pranked someone before.
[ ] You have a lot of friends.
[ ] Your favorite color is orange. yellow orange
[X] You believe in true love.
[X] You love someone/have a crush on someone.
[X] People say you're sexy.
[X] You don't want to die or live life alone.
[ ] You would like to have children someday/You have children.
[X] You like to help your friends and family.
[ ] You live in the suburbs.
Total=  7

Update and Current Works

Fri May 31, 2013, 6:19 PM
Well, it has been quite a while since I've updated this thing...So, it is time to get the old journal out of site haha.

Currently, I am working on quite a few projects, including prepping works form this year for digital / framed display. Also, I will be surprising my Marine husband with a new desktop background for our 1st anniversary...He has been asking for a new one for quite some time, as he has been using a piece I made him 5 years ago ;). Anyway, I will have that piece posted soon as well as many others.

My largest project I have underway is finishing my animation from last year!! I had a very unfortunate computer crash that hindered my completing the project, titled "Joust", to my fullest desire. I feel that it deserves all the time needed to make it a fantastic portfolio piece. I will also be getting a head start on my animations for next year by creating some background paintings!

On top of all this, I also have Mesa County Fair to prepare for, and I have a couple of pieces lined up for that exhibition as well...And my husband will be coming home soon! Gonna be a happily busy summer for me!!

Further Updates and Process shots of my current works (and past ones) can be found here:

Much love to all my +Watchers and friends!!
Thanks for reading :D

M. BrookeS

Upon checking my messages today, I discovered that I have been gifted a Premium Membership by an Anonymous Deviant! To whomever was generous enough to gift me my premium membership, THANK YOU!! I greatly appreciate it, and will use this gift to the fullest!!

I would have expressed my gratitude earlier, but I have been busy having my Marine husband home for a visit! He just ended his deployment in Afghanistan :D
I have "finished" my latest piece, Smaug the Golden, and have entered him in a prestigious contest!
Please follow this… to view my artwork, and rate it using the "stars" on the left-hand side.

I have also entered another new piece depicting Thranduil, Elvenking of Mirkwood. Please do the same for this work, by following this… .
Everything helps!!

Thank you!!! I <3 my +Watchers!!
Greetings, my loyal +Watchers!!
The weather's getting colder, and that means I will be spending more time indoors! It is also a prime opportunity for me to launch into this year's final animation!! This year, I will be animating jousting horses in Adobe Flash. I will post my storyboard soon.

Also, I have started a new piece! "Smaug the Golden", a tribute to the mighty dragon of J.R.R Tolkien, will be a digital painting created in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter 12. For those of you interested in my process, I am posting step-by-step photos to my Facebook page: . I have a couple pics of him posted already, so feel free to stop by! "Like"s are also appreciated ;) .

Thanks for reading!
~M. BrookeS
It has been a while since I updated this thing...It has been a busy summer!!
I have some exciting news!! While on exhibition at Mesa County Fair, my piece "Colorado: Late Jurassic" ( ) caught the attention of some very important individuals! Two of which are well-known paleontologists, and the other a museum board member / owner of a large local business (Whitewater Building Materials). To make a long story short, they were all so impressed with my work and talent that they all asked for my contact information to ask if I would be interested in displaying my art the prestigious Dinosaur Journey Museum!! Three pieces of my work are now on display, including "Colorado: Late Jurassic", "Feathered Deinonychus" (my latest piece created just for the event ), and "Triceratops" (I'll have it up on dA soon). They will remain on display until July 2013, and for anyone interested, Dinosaur Journey is located at 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita CO. It is an honor and a true complement to be recognized by such distinguished and respected individuals, and I thank all my followers for your support, feedback, and gracious comments/fav/+Watch. You guys ROCK!!

For those of you who are interested in my artistic process, I posted the entire development of "Feathered Deinonychus" on my Facebook page (and I will continue to do so with all future pieces) :  

Also, for anyone interested in the results of this year's fair:
Colorado: Late Jurassic - 1st place
Chasmosaurus Hatchling - 1st place
Look Into My Eyes - 2nd Place
The English Woman - 1st place (not yet on dA)

Thanks for reading!!
~M. BrookeS
Well, my traditional animation "Snap!" is done....for now, anyway. It's now up and ready for the world to see!

I plan on returning to it, sometime this summer. Have it fully painted, add some more frames to a few shots, better scans and editing, etc.

Until that time, enjoy! I'm gonna go get some much needed R&R ;)

Thanks for +Watching! <3

~M. BrookeS
I suppose that it is about time I write a journal entry...I am pleased with the progress I've made in the short time I've been on DA. I really need to start uploading better work, though, so look forward to that! Currently, I'm busy working on my final for my Intro to Animation class: A 30 sec-1 min hand-drawn animation! It's coming along splendidly, but my frames still need to be inked, and all of them painted with watercolors. It's going to be a busy weekend for me, but it'll be worth it in the end :) .

Also, I want to thank my loyal +Watchers! I cannot express how much your support means to me <3 !

As an end note, I've come across a handy group here on DA, that helps get members watchers, favorites, and page views in general...I've had great success with it, and if anyone is interested, here's the…