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Nux's V-8 Body Mod Line Art by DariaGray Nux's V-8 Body Mod Line Art :icondariagray:DariaGray 14 5 Raben Reborn by DariaGray Raben Reborn :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Natsu Returns by DariaGray Natsu Returns :icondariagray:DariaGray 1 0 Edolas Lucy by DariaGray Edolas Lucy :icondariagray:DariaGray 3 0 Steampunk Warrior Rabbit by DariaGray Steampunk Warrior Rabbit :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Normal Things Like Reading Books by DariaGray Normal Things Like Reading Books :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Normal Things Like Baking Bread by DariaGray Normal Things Like Baking Bread :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Raben and Marta by DariaGray Raben and Marta :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Closeup, color by DariaGray Closeup, color :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Character closeup by DariaGray Character closeup :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Death and Light, black and white by DariaGray Death and Light, black and white :icondariagray:DariaGray 1 0 Noah by DariaGray Noah :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Bo by DariaGray Bo :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Rowan by DariaGray Rowan :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0 Caja by DariaGray Caja :icondariagray:DariaGray 1 0 Anani by DariaGray Anani :icondariagray:DariaGray 0 0


This is When Rocky Mountain Dreams Come True. by LittleWheat This is When Rocky Mountain Dreams Come True. :iconlittlewheat:LittleWheat 29 6 Happy Autumn Nap by LittleWheat Happy Autumn Nap :iconlittlewheat:LittleWheat 67 13 The White Rabbit: Revised by AbigailLarson The White Rabbit: Revised :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 4,229 156 Down the Rabbit Hole by AbigailLarson Down the Rabbit Hole :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 2,340 49 Sarah Faire! by AbigailLarson Sarah Faire! :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 9,197 287 Lostkids1 by DFrancitorra Lostkids1 :icondfrancitorra:DFrancitorra 3 0



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In possession solely of a kiddy watercolor paint set (hey, it cost me less than a dollar!) and my leftover pencils from getting my education, I'm on a really minimalistic (media-wise), low-budget streak beginning my (more focused) visual art pursuits.
So for the first time last night, I watched a movie called Bunraku.  
Could not have asked for better inspiration. Absolutely awesome, excellently well-done, low budget filming. I mean, the sets were these CRAZY, simplistic stage sets and somehow it all interacted so seamlessly with the camera, the action, the dialog, the plot, and by the way, the shooting and editing were the most pro you'll ever see. The lighting was awesome. All done with the most basic resources.
It was story-telling at its finest, which was part of the premise of the movie anyway; the telling and retelling of an archetypal adventure. Well, they told it with mind-blowingly clever, fresh, blended, uniqueness. Seriously. They pulled off live-action anime with theater-like stage sets that moved with the style and art of using cameras. The acting also blended both ways.
These artists, though they worked with so little, were masters of their arts. It was like watching a doctor who knows his stuff so well he can improvise a surgery with a stick and a rubber band. No, I've never actually seen that done. But I watched Bunraku.
It is true that the worse the circumstances are, the more the mastery of a faithful worker pops. I'm no master, but I'm inspired by the idea of working with nothing and just being that good.
I'll get there someday! And it won't hurt to start here.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I kept out of the fine arts during my travels through academia on purpose, I think because I had some sense of "protecting" those pursuits in myself. I didn't want the official training! That said, my one daring leap to declare a music minor while in college (just a minor!) was a great choice and turned out to be a big source of joy and excitement!
I avoided artistic endeavors all that time to commit to academics, though I took (and very much enjoyed!) singular courses throughout both high school and college. I thoroughly enjoyed my studies in Anthropology and never doubted my personal notion that I should not go to school for the arts, but for other subjects.
Now I am living my life in the arts, visual and musical, and I love it! I love having my background of science, history and language and now committing myself securely to art. It worked out well, tiring as it was to wait!
So I am here to grow. I have chosen to get my artistic education now, after schooling, in whatever manner becomes me. Here are the results!


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LittleWheat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey! Sorry for taking so long (life, y'know?) but I wanted to thank you for the watching! It literally means so much to me so thank you for the support! And I'll warn you now, but my posting is often sporadic at best hah so bare with me! Anyways, thanks a lot and I hope you have a fantastic day!

See ya around the bend! Popcorn
alien990 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I like your artwork...keep it up, it looks very nice :)
DariaGray Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, you too!