My most recent deviation, above, brought me a bit of sorely needed validation. Over the past ten years I've slid out of the habit of producing artwork regularly, and my skills have deteriorated as a result. Along with that my confidence in my work has suffered as well. That's partially because I haven't been pursuing my art professionally, what with the need to make a living and not feeling that I can "make it" as an artist. Very common story: married man wants to keep a roof over his family's head and food on the table, so he feels he has to compromise some dreams to make that happen. I'm doing okay financially, but artistically I've felt a
It's been forever since I posted to this journal. Last time was that Daily Deviation years ago. Yikes! anyhow, it's time for a little journal silliness, in the questionnaire format originally from the very talented ~Spacefriend-T (https://www.deviantart.com/spacefriend-t)
As he said:
"So I thought I'd create this journal tag thingie, but these are the questions that make me curious. I'm going to reply to the questions myself, just in case you're curious. I encourage you to elaborate on your answers, and not just list the names of the OCs that respond to that particular question, but I undestand if your time is limited, no worries!
I hope this spreads, even just a little. So wit
Wow, that's what I get for vanishing from DA again for a while... I totally missed some major stuff. First, one of my sculptures (Headless 3 - here - http://uhlrik.deviantart.com/art/Headless-3-34662806?q=&qo=) was awarded the 11/17/2010 Daily Deviation! Secondly, the requests that were sent for me to approve one of my sculptures being added to two different galleries here on DA. Needless to say, they've been approved now. I wish that this sort of thing generated an e-mail notice or something. But anyhow, a huge thank you to LabyrinthCreations (https://www.deviantart.com/labyrinthcreations) for first featuring my work and to both of the gallerists that asked to display it afterwards!
Hey all, a certain very swell deviant ~Scumdog47 (https://www.deviantart.com/scumdog47) has converted and painted a miniature based on one of my pieces!
See their swell model at the following elegant and finely-crafted link: http://fav.me/d32de27 and also peruse the rest of their spifftacular gallery while you're at it. As has already been said, it's very swell indeed.
See the original Mutant Archer piece here: http://uhlrik.deviantart.com/art/Mutant-Archer-24205688