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Devious Medals `37

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 7:09 AM by MiloticScale:iconmiloticscale:
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the artistic endeavors of a Senior? What makes them tick?

"Devious Medals" is a feature/interview series of Senior Members here on deviantART that aims to surface key features of each Senior and to show them to the community as a whole, brought to you by dAseniors--the official group for Senior Members on deviantART!

Finally, thoughts and sentiments from the Senior-side are revealed to the general community. Let's get started! :la:



Joining us this week will be Damaged927, a talented artist and former Volunteer!

MiloticScale: Why did you decide to make the leap and become a deviant?


Damaged927: Back in 2006 and I had just started getting into drawing and art.  I drew my first picture and I thought to myself, where am I going to share this?  Up until that point the only online community I was an active member of was a game making board so it wasn't really the right "place" to share artwork.  I remember another forum member, sererena, was offering up game background commissions (or something like that) around that time and she had a deviantArt page.  So, I went to her page, checked out her work and thought, yup, this looks like a good place to post :plotting:  So, I joined up then :D





Groudon: The Creator of Continents by Damaged927
Groudon: The Creator of Continents



MiloticScale: About how many times a week do you use deviantART?


Damaged927: Just about every waking minute :paranoid: Seriously :lol:





Ellie Nukem 2D by Damaged927
Ellie Nuken 2D



MiloticScale: Do you feel that your experience as a Community Volunteer is something that will stay with you for a while? Why or why not?


Damaged927: Absolutely. It'll stay with me because I'll continue to get DD suggestions for the next year so it'll be impossible to forget :rofl: Okay, I kid (sorta :lol:)

Being a CV is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences I have had :heart: Partaking in dA as a volunteer is a very unique experience for a deviant. It shows a side of the site that is fascinating and the CR team is one of the best groups I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Being a volunteer has also taught me a lot of life lessons and management skills. And, in other ways, it has helped me with my patience (or lack thereof :lol:) I can't really put my finger on it but, no, I won't forget my time as a CV :D





All Guns, FIRE! by Damaged927
All Guns, FIRE!



MiloticScale: Choosing from your deviantART gallery, which is the deviation that you are most proud of?


Damaged927: Saya no Uta by Damaged927

This piece took everything I had to make and I am mighty proud of it :happycry:





The Troublesome Divine Flame by Damaged927
The Troublesome Divine Flame



MiloticScale: Lastly, is there anything you'd like to promote to the readers of this issue?


Damaged927: Um, could I shamelessly promote my book? :iconblushuplz:  

YnK - Saturn - Only 500 Points! by Damaged927
:bulletpurple: Paperback :bulletpurple:
:bulletpurple: Kindle :bulletpurple:





Tilt's Garden by Damaged927
Tilt's Garden



A huge thanks to Damaged927 for taking the time to sit down with us and explain his sentiments on his deviantART experience from the Senior-side of the community! :clap:


Stay tuned to dAseniors to stay up-to-date with our Devious Medals features/interviews.
There are many more to come! :la:


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:iconyuukipink:
yuukipink Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Does anyone here want to help me become a better artist? : 3
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:iconwdwparksgal:
Search the "About Me" section of %seniormentors to see if there is a specific mentor you can ask questions to. Also, be sure to check all the amazing tutorials that are posted under "Resources" that can help with all sorts of art. Search by clicking on "Resources" on the dA page, then "Tutorials" then narrow the search by typing in the type of tutorial you are looking for in the little white box, top left of the search-page results :hug:
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Dec 7, 2013   General Artist
I personally am not volunteering, as I'm a college student who doesn't have time to take on a mentee. :(

I would recommend you join or watch groups that focus on art tutorials, as you will receive tutorials in your inbox and can use those to branch out and try new techniques.
Here are some tutorial-related groups: #Divine-Tutorials #Tutorial-City #Tutorials-and-co #TutorialsClub #Tutorials-for-free 

I'd also recommend trying new drawing styles, realism in particular (FOERVRAENGD has some great tutorials), because it helps you understand human anatomy and base your style off of proper anatomical structure. A strong understanding of anatomy gives you a lot more stylistic freedom and expertise.

Good luck! :aww:
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:iconyuukipink:
yuukipink Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yeah, i've been doing super cartoony work lately but I really should show my realistic skills, shouldn't I?

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MissLunaRose Dec 7, 2013   General Artist
It's good to practice both. :)
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GLoRToR Aug 31, 2013   General Artist
Hey folks and folkettes!





I'm 31 years old and I have a good bit of experience in manual art from sculpting to pencils and inks, watercolour and oil, etc. I'm also an excellent creator and writer according to many who have seen me at work. (been running my own rpg adventures both tabletop and on-line for as long as I can remember)

I also know the basics of 2d and 3d digital art, but I'm about to pick it up and feeling quite a good bit intimidated.

So I'm looking for mentor(s) who can actually help me make the jump from uncertain to knowing what I'm doing.

I'm a fantasy- and comicbook type of guy. So my main interests lie in characterisation, lineart (both sketching and fleshing it out digitally) and colouring, digital painting, and mudbox as well as proper 3d design and animation of the characters / scenes I construct.

Would like a person who has been at it for a good while and is able to explain work process and technique with a more hands-on approach instead of in raw theory.

Not looking for people who would do the brunt of the work for me, but looking for people who can teach / help me ease into this.
So, like, 1 on 1 sort of deal.




Stay awesome <3

-glor
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:iconwdwparksgal:
From #seniormentors

Feel free to sort through the "about us" to see what each mentor's specialties are. It could help to peruse the galleries on staff members as well at Mentors, then contact a mentor directly with issues you are having :aww:
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:iconglortor:
GLoRToR Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the invitation! :granny: :D
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the invite! :hug:

do you have any pizza lying around here or something
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Get in line! :stare:
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Anything for Pizza! :la:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    :hug:
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:noes: All those pizzas.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
:giggle: I LOVE the new "add media" option and how I can search for specific emotes/deviations! There were quite a few pizza emotes!
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Nameda Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the invite :hug:
I am still really :excited: :giggle:
how can I get a mentor?
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:iconwdwparksgal:
I can send you an invite for 'old fart', which is the mentor category. Then you can accept then fill out your section in the "About Us" area, commenting a bit about yourself and your specialties. Let me know what you think and again, :iconcongratsseniorplz:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks and yep why not, my specialities thats a hard one I am a bit of Jill-of-all-trades ;) As you
can see on my gallery. I think if you need someone for beginning beaders I think I can help there
be it explaining the basics and several techniques or guiding to real great videos on you tube etc
helping which beads are good and which to stay off, helping to avoid many beginners faults I did
myself. Or how to make jewellery for dolls like Barbie or BJD'S

I eventually can help with basics on Fimo for jewellery

Or I eventually could help a bit with upping photos,in Photoshop  but I bet there are much
better people for that out there

If you think any of this is helpful send me an invite :)
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StarsColdNight Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
  thank you sooooo much :hug:
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moonylady Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, well, I wanna apply to be mentored mostly in drawing human anatomy better (drawing realistic portraits, capturing the likeness), and I saw the list of mentors, well I don't really know which one of them can help me, kinda lost in here.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
Go to the About US section of #seniormentors to find a mentor that specializes in what you need then contact that senior directly :aww:
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