In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, September 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @Sindonic
Over the last 17 years, @Sindonic has been making a name for herself within the community and beyond. Whether posting her adoptable creations, responding to questions, or sharing helpful tips -- she has inspired the journey of many. She is a genuinely kind person and cherished member of the DeviantArt community and it is an absolute thrill to award Deviousness for September 2022 to @Sindonic.
Hi, my name is @Sindonic, but you can call me Bams.
I am an Adopt Artist from the American Southwest. I think most people would describe me as intimidating, extremely chaotic, outgoing, but friendly. I am a passionate professionally trained Concept Artist and lifelong Deviant. I specialize in Props, Environments, and Character Design. I enjoy world-building, documentaries, the occult, gothic apparel, and black triangles. I have created art my entire life but in 2003 a childhood friend showed me my first anthro Digital Artwork on DeviantArt. I. Was. Obsessed. DeviantArt was an endless treasure trove of bright personas, original characters, and original species. I spent hours clawing in Powerpoint and MSPaint with a mouse in a desperately misguided attempt to make my first digital art. I thankfully found Oekaki, this is where I met my best friend, partner, fiance, bagbean enjoyer; salt to my pepper - @griffsnuff. She has been my biggest inspiration and muse, and anyone who knows me; knows that there is no Sindonic if there is no Griffsnuff or @Kandy-Cube. Young me dreamed of becoming a talented and well established artist on DeviantArt like my idols. I grew up on DeviantArt and despite being rejected from multiple schools for being “too anime” from being self-taught I wouldn’t change a thing.
This culminated for me when I received my Bachelor of Arts in 2013. Most of you reading this have seen my advertising work and have never known it. I spent time working on movie posters and ads for a company that worked under Disney on titles like; Avengers, Star Wars, and Cinderella. However, studio life was not for me and in 2015 I permanently retired from my studio career to pursue my real passion. Doing adopts with my friends.
It killed me inside knowing that I had already accomplished my goal of millions seeing my work - but it didn’t change my life like I thought it would. I almost stopped being an artist then because I had been told my entire art career that if I wanted to do well, I had to give up genres like anthro, adopt, and goth/macabre. But then in 2016 me and my friends joined forces and made @Bagbeans, our ARPG species roleplay game. Which is where most Deviants know me from. Today I am happy to report @Bagbeans and adopts are my full time job and it is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done in my life. I feel so grateful and thankful that my creations not only provide a source of comfort, but a community to other young artists. I am endlessly proud of the work we do and everyone involved in it. I cannot believe how things have grown and where they are going. I came to DeviantArt to try to be the best but DeviantArt ended up being where I made friends, species, stories, and found love. I will never be able to accurately describe what the Deviousness Award means to me (I did cry on the floor for a minute). So, I am going to use it as a platform to tell anyone reading this that I don’t know you but I am proud of you, never give up, and draw adopts.
Thank you to everyone who has ever supported me.
For 16 years I have been blessed to see @Sindonic create amazing pieces of art. Not only is she a master at colors, values, textures and anatomy, but she is an incredibly engaging writer. When I first encountered her art back in 2006, I could just tell that there was something amazing lurking behind this artist. I was not wrong! Every single piece is a marvel, and each time she creates art I get so inspired! I could not ask for a better partner in crime, both in designing characters, worlds and more! Bams is a huge influence in my life, she works so hard and her drive is incredible! She has a diversity in art that I love, she can go from drawing the cutest chibis, to painting the most amazing scenes. I am SO happy for Bams that she is receiving a Deviousness, so so so deserved! You have helped so many artists improve their skills in art and writing, me included! I can not thank you enough! Congratulations, @Sindonic - @griffsnuff
@Sindonic has proven to be a passionate member of DeviantArt, as well as her own community for several years now. Not only does she provide well thought out feedback to the community, but her art (and especially use of colors) are admirable to say the least. I always enjoy peeking through my watchlist to see what new color combinations she's picked out for her latest adopts, and they inspire me every time I do. - @Nestly
@Sindonic has made her mark on DeviantArt with her wonderful art, a marvelous mix of fun, cute and creepy. She is incredibly productive, and it’s always a joy for me to see her art pop up in my feed. Her style is unique and her use of light and shading is remarkable. Sin is contributing a lot to the adoptable and the art role play game (ARPG) community on DeviantArt and she brings quality and professionalism to this genre. Sindonic’s work is an inspiration for many artists and DA would not be the same without her. - @Stygma
I was introduced to @Sindonic's works by a friend who showed me the arpg they own, World of Griffia, and I've been mesmerized by her art since! Her linearts are so smooth and detailed, and no matter which colors she work with, it always comes out magnificent. She got so much skills to render textures of all kind as well, definitely an huge inspiration, and such a sweetheart when she interacts with the community, @Sindonic's streams are here with the good art AND the funsies, definitely recommend joining it. - @Akao-pomme
What can be said about the one and only @Sindonic. She is an amazing artist, always there to help anyone no matter who with an extreme level of professionalism, patience and will with no hesitation explain in depth so who ever needs it fully understands the help they are looking for. For so many years younger artists have looked up to Sin to help with inspiration, tutorials, guides or just to enjoy her incredible art skill, Sin can tackle almost any art task in front of her be it; Horror, Mechanical, Soft, Nature, Human, Monster, Building, Effect, Glass/Crystal, item, Anatomy. It has been my pleasure to watch such a strong and amazing artist for so long, and I hope that anyone who sees this will take the time to watch her and enjoy her journey in art, let you get inspired and try something new even if it is using one of Sin's bases. Congrats to THE SINDONIC FROM DEVIANTART DOT COM! I could not be happier for you! - @Kandy-Cube
Congratulations to @Sindonic!
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