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Her Inspiration by winterwolf797 Her Inspiration :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 17 0 Offering: Breathless by winterwolf797
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Offering: Alternatives by winterwolf797
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Offering: Vindication by winterwolf797 Offering: Vindication :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 21 2 Offering: Pants by winterwolf797 Offering: Pants :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 13 2 Offering: Bond by winterwolf797
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Offering: The Sea Witch by winterwolf797
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Offering: Shadows by winterwolf797
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Offering: Memory by winterwolf797 Offering: Memory :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 43 2 Offering: Inheritance by winterwolf797
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Rough Morning by winterwolf797
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Prey: Flirting With Danger by winterwolf797
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When All Else Fails by winterwolf797
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From Darkness by winterwolf797 From Darkness :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 10 7 Royal Bloodlines Portrait by winterwolf797 Royal Bloodlines Portrait :iconwinterwolf797:winterwolf797 12 2 Royal Bloodlines by winterwolf797
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Sea Wolves by Magnus-Strindboem Sea Wolves :iconmagnus-strindboem:Magnus-Strindboem 163 87 Machete by ThiagoRibeiro Machete :iconthiagoribeiro:ThiagoRibeiro 33 13 Dejah Thoris by ThiagoRibeiro Dejah Thoris :iconthiagoribeiro:ThiagoRibeiro 334 11 Dejah Throris cover by ThiagoRibeiro Dejah Throris cover :iconthiagoribeiro:ThiagoRibeiro 54 0 Art by Leinil Yu by ThiagoRibeiro Art by Leinil Yu :iconthiagoribeiro:ThiagoRibeiro 14 0 Reconnaissance by RGUS Reconnaissance :iconrgus:RGUS 43 2 Rescue by jerry001
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No title by jameycakeshotty No title :iconjameycakeshotty:jameycakeshotty 12 3 Naiad by 2Loose2Trek
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Sonja 2 by Evic1 Sonja 2 :iconevic1:Evic1 7 1 Cannibal sacrifice by Dogsupreme
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Commission: Saida by MarcelaFreire Commission: Saida :iconmarcelafreire:MarcelaFreire 36 0 Sun Chained by Mac--Photo
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Wolf Among Us: Cassica's Pinup by Quarter-Virus
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Rod Whirlwind by Wen-JR Rod Whirlwind :iconwen-jr:Wen-JR 359 12

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winterwolf797
Clint
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Self-taught artist & writer - both passionate hobbies, not professions (though I wish they were). My work is amateur, but most so-called art teachers I had were unhelpful. This is how I satisfy my need to create when I'm not busy being a dad.

Mediums include pencils, paper, pens, old computers made from salvaged parts, and DAZ3D. However, Word 2010 is the main thing. That's how I really exercise my brain, writing 130,000+ word novels that I should try to publish at some point. Preferably before I turn 40-

Oh, wait. That happened. Nevermind.

My writing and artwork mostly follows and focuses on two characters: Layla Aschenbrand and Ysabel Arroyo. Each woman has her own series and I've been developing them since at least 1993. They exist within the same reality, occasionally cross paths, and share a familial bond. There are many other original characters in their setting - human and inhuman - from various periods of history and include Deshret al-Fazil, Delilah the Qarinah, Detective Kane McKellen...

Additionally I have a Sword & Sorcery world and a Horror Fantasy setting, each with their own original characters like Sha'lith, Ashley, and Christine. There have been some futuristic concepts, too, like Private Investigator Qalira Porter.

Regarding the kind of art I like and what I look for: I'm sure it's obvious that I love women - probably above all else - but I also love landscapes. If they happen to be exotic relative to me I usually like that, too.

A note on my own work: anything I do might be replaced with updates, remakes, and alternate versions at any time. Consider everything a WIP.

I do not take requests and, no, I am not available for commisions. I'm very sorry about that, but my computer can barely handle what I ask of it for myself. I cannot and will not take on projects for someone else that I may or may not be able to deliver.
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Recent drama and controversy here on DeviantArt regarding what is and is not Mature and/or Explicit Content has been... troubling to say the least. DeviantArt's rules make it difficult to investigate the situation, gaining a better understanding of it from all sides, and the interactions between numerous artists and writers falling into one camp or another do not help. I've been seeing overreaction from- Well, I won't say "both sides" because there are more than two viewpoints, but many reactions back and forth, especially in comment sections, have struck me as childish and willfully ignorant, incapable of seeing things from any perspective but their own. This disturbs me as much as any attack on artistic expression.

There is a lot of art on here I do not care for and there are things that offend me, but I won't spend my limited time hunting those things down, passing judgement, and making trouble for the artists who create them. Likewise I'd hope they do the same because what appeals to me is my business as what appeals to them is theirs. It's only when these things cause real, physical harm to another human being that any of us have the right - an obligation even - to say something and/or take action. I would include "criminal" in that definition of harm, but DeviantArt is worldwide and there are conflicting laws just between states in the U.S. nevermind international differences.

The righteous indignation you've seen from me regarding one of my portraits being targeted has been directed only at those who deserve it - as best as it can be directed since they are protected by anonymity. No one else has really weighed in with an opinion opposing my views, but if they had I'd have responded courteously. I'd even welcome it. What I would not do is use whatever block or ignore feature is in place here just because someone disagrees with me. I would rather do my best to change a person's mind using facts and whatever passion I have for those facts. And if I can't, if you can't, then we should at least agree to disagree without later attacking each each other indirectly through deceitful means. I've never used an ignore feature for any reason, not even in an MMO like World of Warcraft, which I've played since release day November 23rd, 2004. That's a long time full of many encounters with unpleasant and disagreeable players. And beyond that: slandering people who disagree with you, spreading lies and false information about them, does no service to you or any cause you represent. If anything it makes you no better than you imagine them to be.

I'll tell you: this drama, dealing with its effects on me personally, and trying to investigate how it's affecting other people and what brought it on - trying to get to the facts of the situation - I honestly feel like I'm dealing with a classroom of children. This is where I would tell my own kids, "If you can't get along you both lose. You go to that corner and you go to that one, and both of you think long and hard about how you got there and if it was really worth it." I also take away whatever toys caused the fight. I want no part of drama that includes childish insults, misplaced anger, and paranoia. If any further controversy comes my way I'll deal with it, but after this journal entry, after the render I've been working on in support of a suspended author is finished, so am I. Hopefully...

There is one more detail related to this topic that concerns me: it's been said that the same definitions of Mature and Explicit Content that apply to visual art are applied to writing - to the short and episodic stories people upload here. If that's true I completely disagree with it. They are not the same thing. With a painting, drawing, or whatever someone can glance at it briefly and that's all it takes to determine if there is nudity, violence and gore, or ideologically sensitive material on display. With writing, however, in reading someone's fiction, you have to take time to decipher the words, their context, and their meaning. You have to actually get involved and if you think you might not like what's happening you have to make a conscious decision to continue. That is on you, the reader, not the author - especially if it was already flagged as Mature Content. I mean, wow! By these standards I could never post one of Ysabel's stories here. I couldn't post Deshret's either. Maybe some of Layla's...
  • Listening to: Man of Steel
  • Reading: Nothing. My books are still at the old place.
  • Watching: Batman vs Superman
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Too much. I miss smoking.
  • Drinking: Coffee. The usual Colombian.

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JStubbs-Archon3D Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the faves and for adding me, again, to your watchlist. You're work continues to inspire and me, and you're still one of my favorite artists here. 
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winterwolf797 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more than welcome. I'm glad you decided to come back. I'm not thrilled with certain trends in DA's procedures and administration, but this is still a great place to showcase professional and hobbyist-level art and interact with each other. And thank you, too, for the kind words. I've been running down the rabbit hole lately with some of my old fringe characters and concepts (IE the messed-up stuff) so I don't know how inspiring that might be, but hopefully I won't disappoint you. :)
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks much for the favorite _A_Snowy_Day_ by Vibra-Lynx  
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winterwolf797 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. I'm both looking forward to winter weather and dreading it...

But more looking forward to it! I love seeing sights like this outside the window, or from the porch, the yard, etc. :)
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Yeah I slept all that snow off yesterday afternoon that view doesn't exist anymore until the next snow storm I've had as much as two feet of snow on my railing before that was there about 9 inches of snow that you see
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Enhjorning Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for :+fav:ing 
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winterwolf797 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :) It's the kind of scene I'd love to render for one or two of my own characters who might enjoy stuff like that, but I never get around to it.
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Enhjorning Featured By Owner 3 days ago

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Offering: Alternatives by winterwolf797

She would be perfect. Great character. :)
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winterwolf797 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :) And, yes, with Christina it's possible.
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Andrey79 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave!
Pine Grove (Img04) by Andrey79
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