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Welcome to Night Vale by TopHatfaerie Welcome to Night Vale :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 0 Meri by TopHatfaerie Meri :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 2 0 Dolly with a bouquet by TopHatfaerie
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Exodus by TopHatfaerie Exodus :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 4 0 The True Tactical Challenge (Colored) by TopHatfaerie The True Tactical Challenge (Colored) :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 4 1 The True Tactical Challenge (League of legends) by TopHatfaerie The True Tactical Challenge (League of legends) :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 0 TFT IS NOW DIAMONDS by TopHatfaerie TFT IS NOW DIAMONDS :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 0 Henri by TopHatfaerie Henri :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 3 Killer Baked Goods by TopHatfaerie Killer Baked Goods :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 0 0 Pandora  by TopHatfaerie Pandora :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 2 0 Paper Planes by TopHatfaerie Paper Planes :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 0 Pirate Dragon Valentine by TopHatfaerie Pirate Dragon Valentine :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 3 Smile by TopHatfaerie
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Nyx concept art by TopHatfaerie Nyx concept art :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 0 0 narwhal in a CUP (icon) by TopHatfaerie narwhal in a CUP (icon) :icontophatfaerie:TopHatfaerie 1 1

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With a background in both psychology and art, I draw inspiration from the human mind and the power it holds. The human mind is incredibly powerful. It has the ability to create entire worlds of pure fantasy. From a young age the human mind spends a great deal of time actively engaging in the act of creation. I remember a time when I was a child and the world was pure play, a protected realm where reality blurred with make-believe. This world was a place of pure innocent dreaming where pirates did battle in the July sky and narwhals with top hats and monocles swam in giant cups of tea. A sense of nostalgia for this time of whimsy drives my work.

My interest in this time stems largely from the admiration for the ability the human mind has to create these worlds and from the protective nature of fantasy. The brain creates fantasy not only for play, but to protect the functioning of the individual. The realm of pretend allows for children and adults to work through problems and obstacles in a safe and secure world of their own devising. This world of fantasy also provides a safe environment to let loose repressed emotions that people usually censor once they have awareness of societal expectations. In the realm of fantasy, people find an outlet for these unedited emotions. In this world people can feel afraid of the dark swamp, pure joy at getting a valentine from a dragon, sympathy for the under appreciated ferryman of myth. Nothing should be restrained once inside a fantastic world. I seek to send people back into the days where fantasy was real.

As an illustrator, I love exploring how the fantastic, the cute, and the kitsch evoke unedited emotions in others. No matter the media I choose to wield, there will always be childlike wonder and raw emotion behind each piece. As everyone experienced fantasy in a different way, I prefer to be flexible as an artist and work in a variety of media from acrylic paintings to charcoal. My current preferred medium is traditional pen and ink drawings though I have been dabbling in digital painting. Whatever I choose, I can promise my work will evoke some form of emotional response, whether that response is love, hate, joy, fear, or even the warm fuzzy feeling when seeing something cute.

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Kendall Harrison
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Current Residence: west coast
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M to L
Favourite genre of music: Techno or Dance or Pop or Trance or Disco or Classical or Rock or metal or Jpop or Jrock
Favourite photographer: none yet
Favourite style of art: painting, cartoons, and printmaking
Operating System: Laptop: windows seven. windows xp on the big pc
MP3 player of choice: my evo
Shell of choice: turtle
Wallpaper of choice: posters
Skin of choice: human
Favourite cartoon character: too many
Personal Quote: OMG! I think I just found Narnia in my closet! XD
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tekmon1980 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the Llama...an important part of life 
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Tatter-Hood Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thanks for the fav! :woohoo:
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Quibblercomics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
HI!!! this is julie... n tech steph, but she never goes on..... Im at the Pizza hut, IM at the TACO bell, IM AT THE COMBINATION PIZZA HUT AND TACO BEL!! <3

ps. thak u for helping me draw... <3
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TechnOkami Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Look @ my watchers.
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TobeyBolinski Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
[link] okay well there's not much i can say. um. hi? you know my title name thingy now so tah-dah. um. yes. "hi" just about covers all bases.

~TB
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