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some style tests for a future project by nebezial some style tests for a future project :iconnebezial:nebezial 4,527 157 A Stacked Deck by shoomlah A Stacked Deck :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 1,987 113 What Skin Colors? by Smirtouille What Skin Colors? :iconsmirtouille:Smirtouille 4,003 129
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SAY NO TO FREE ART
Every day, there are more and more posts on here seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.
But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.
To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? …none?
More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on here to find them.
And this is not really a surprise.
In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.
So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Woul
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I'm not all there, myself... by Feather-Collector I'm not all there, myself... :iconfeather-collector:Feather-Collector 26 4 You want to know me by umetnica You want to know me :iconumetnica:umetnica 726 217 I think you're shiny by umetnica I think you're shiny :iconumetnica:umetnica 25 7 Selfportrait 17 by nailone Selfportrait 17 :iconnailone:nailone 574 61 Futurama: Super Happy Fun Show by spacecoyote Futurama: Super Happy Fun Show :iconspacecoyote:spacecoyote 74,332 0 Pierrot I by MeiselMaus Pierrot I :iconmeiselmaus:MeiselMaus 51 14 The Tamer II by MeiselMaus The Tamer II :iconmeiselmaus:MeiselMaus 57 18 Transported Man by timothyjahn Transported Man :icontimothyjahn:timothyjahn 1,184 96 Self-portrait. by tyskagreen Self-portrait. :icontyskagreen:tyskagreen 0 0 brother by ewllwe brother :iconewllwe:ewllwe 4 6 Wiola by jarrod343 Wiola :iconjarrod343:jarrod343 2,281 111 Post-it Lilies II by AbstractDoctrine Post-it Lilies II :iconabstractdoctrine:AbstractDoctrine 11 19

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seneschal
Lydi-Rae
Artist
United States
Current Residence: San Jose, California

Pictures and Paintings

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 31, 2010, 1:10 AM


It's been a while since I've updated here in any capacity other than posting paintings or drawings. I have to say this about Deviantart, there's a lot of images on it. And a lot of them that float through my inbox, I have no idea now who they're from or why I'm watching the submitter. So I'll be culling my watchlist soon. You won't be offended, I reason, because I likely haven't commented on your work in about two years or so.

Website Update


I've updated my website at LydiRaeBlack.com with a different structure and new paintings. I've been learning how to do a website by simply using whatever I can to make it work, so if you find an error, please let me know.

Works in Progress at Four Days A Week


If you're interested in seeing any of the paintings I'm working on, please click on this picture to go to my blog. I try to update it as often as I make any progress, which is sometimes really often, and other times can sit for weeks.
Here's a current project:


Awards


I received two Awards of Merit from the California State Fair.  I'm pretty happy about it, and the ribbons are very nice, (they blow my old first place pickled okra ribbons out of the water.) Overall it's been a pleasant experience and I'm looking to compete in other fine art competitions.



  • Listening to: Heligoland by Massive Attack
  • Reading: Fairfield Porter
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Granola and Yogurt
  • Drinking: Chai Tea

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Reaper-X Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Hey.
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RedEyeLoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hiya! I've featured your work in my journal
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:peace:
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L-florianno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi
I used your artwork here:
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thank you so much:hug:
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lorine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
great gallery :D
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Daenji Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Holidays Lydia! :]
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