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Arbroath wharf 1, Scotland by wildplaces

I don't intend for this to be on my bragging rights page, but rather, hopefully, a bit of encouragement from me to you. I think that th...

Untitled-15 by aditya777

The half covered face and the gas-mask are not an entirely new take on character creation; however the use of brush strokes, shading an...

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Well, I've obviously been not submitting art here, at all, lately. Here's why:
  • I lack some important tools for creating decent uploads.
I rely on traditional methods, and I travel a lot. This means that I need to haul around expensive and cumbersome art supplies.  I also have to buy my supplies six months to a year in advance as the pencils, erasers, paints and brushes, may or may not be available where I am or where I will be. I would also need to carry equipment to digitize my art (a good scanner or digital camera). Carrying around my life in two or three bags is somewhat complicated as it is. I don't want to add more than I need to my load.*  This more or less prevents me from uploading anything at a quality that I would be happy with.
  • I am moving away from drawing and focusing more on music.
I have always had a passion for music, be it listening to masterpieces or just the simple the creation of sound.  After all the years I've spent piddling around with various instruments, bands, and pursuing other such opportunities things have really started panning out. I've recently been able to spend most of my free time playing with other people.  I've started being invited to play at various restaurants and bars for grand openings or just because they like me. It seems as if the doors are opening for me to do what I really want to do.
  • I REALLY want music to be what I do for a living.
I've worked at several different jobs throughout my short life, but very few have been something that I am passionate about.  I have worked in retail, construction, education, security, and web-design. My currently employment has been a grand adventure(and not a bad one in any way). I have been extremely fortunate enough to be able to travel and see the world over the past few years on only my own coin. Mind you, I don't make much more than I need to just manage to be able to travel.

This has given me a chance to expand my experience and understanding of who I want to be and what I want to do. I don't want to be 60 years old and still be stuck in the grind of a 9-5, or even retired.  I want continue to do something I enjoy until the day I die, and get paid for it.  Music is that thing for me, the holy grail of all job choices, but it isn't without a cost.

A side-affect of spending so much time jamming out and practicing is that other things must fall to the wayside.  Sketching and painting have fallen off my list of things to do.  Other hobbies(video games), parties, and even free time must fall victim as well if I want to pursue music professionally. That means but one thing:

Deviantart submissions are off my list of priorities indefinitely(at least until time and circumstances permit). I'll still poke around here from time to time, but five or so minutes a week at most.

(my fingers currently hate me[I'm playing bass, guitar, and singing btw])
Arbroath wharf 1, Scotland by wildplaces
I don't intend for this to be on my bragging rights page, but rather, hopefully, a bit of encouragement from me to you.

I think that the scenery capture is beautiful. The combination of the birds and the wharf are great subjects for the photo. I particularly like you managed to capture the old man sitting on the wharf.

The lighting is not to my taste, I wish I could see the color of the water or the reflection of the sky more clearly, but that's just personal preference. The high contrast between the water, the ducks, and the wharf does make for an excellent composition and draws the eye on the subjects besides the sea.

The bit of critique would like to share is that the picture does place subject matter at the center of the photo, but it does not adhere well to the "rule of 9." Though the scene is striking and beautiful, the photo looses some of it's impact because of its placement.

It's a very lovely picture, and I wish I could have been there to see everything in person. That, I think, is the key to good photography in the first place; it draws us out into the world.
Well, I've obviously been not submitting art here, at all, lately. Here's why:
  • I lack some important tools for creating decent uploads.
I rely on traditional methods, and I travel a lot. This means that I need to haul around expensive and cumbersome art supplies.  I also have to buy my supplies six months to a year in advance as the pencils, erasers, paints and brushes, may or may not be available where I am or where I will be. I would also need to carry equipment to digitize my art (a good scanner or digital camera). Carrying around my life in two or three bags is somewhat complicated as it is. I don't want to add more than I need to my load.*  This more or less prevents me from uploading anything at a quality that I would be happy with.
  • I am moving away from drawing and focusing more on music.
I have always had a passion for music, be it listening to masterpieces or just the simple the creation of sound.  After all the years I've spent piddling around with various instruments, bands, and pursuing other such opportunities things have really started panning out. I've recently been able to spend most of my free time playing with other people.  I've started being invited to play at various restaurants and bars for grand openings or just because they like me. It seems as if the doors are opening for me to do what I really want to do.
  • I REALLY want music to be what I do for a living.
I've worked at several different jobs throughout my short life, but very few have been something that I am passionate about.  I have worked in retail, construction, education, security, and web-design. My currently employment has been a grand adventure(and not a bad one in any way). I have been extremely fortunate enough to be able to travel and see the world over the past few years on only my own coin. Mind you, I don't make much more than I need to just manage to be able to travel.

This has given me a chance to expand my experience and understanding of who I want to be and what I want to do. I don't want to be 60 years old and still be stuck in the grind of a 9-5, or even retired.  I want continue to do something I enjoy until the day I die, and get paid for it.  Music is that thing for me, the holy grail of all job choices, but it isn't without a cost.

A side-affect of spending so much time jamming out and practicing is that other things must fall to the wayside.  Sketching and painting have fallen off my list of things to do.  Other hobbies(video games), parties, and even free time must fall victim as well if I want to pursue music professionally. That means but one thing:

Deviantart submissions are off my list of priorities indefinitely(at least until time and circumstances permit). I'll still poke around here from time to time, but five or so minutes a week at most.

(my fingers currently hate me[I'm playing bass, guitar, and singing btw])

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I create art as more of a hobby or as a request, or out of necessity. Most of my creations are given away or done for free. My passion is more in the creation of the object or piece, not in the completion.

This can lead to serious problems if misunderstood. If you request a piece from me for free, it is done on my time, and my time alone. However, if a piece is commissioned, all my spare breathing moments will be focused on it's creation. I.e. You get what you pay for.

My photography and other works that reside on Deviantart are but a small part of what I have worked on, but should be enough to give some taste and example of my work.
Some of my work I am not at liberty to share as my own on this site.
If you have any request, or wish for me to add anything here, to my gallery, let me know. Those who know me in person will probably be able to ask specifically anyway. :P
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Celem Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my distant rain pic :)
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Thanks for the :+fav: on the Lightning.
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Nardraug Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:D
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hi
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Nardraug Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
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