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Pessimistic mermaid by CrystalgemBabe

First of all, I want to say how much I love this and how much I want to draw a punk mermaid now. I love the idea because pretty, elegan...



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Hi guys! I'm a 26 year old lass who enjoys autumn, soup and parrots. Welcome to my page and don't feel shy to say hi!
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Hi guys!

I'm back! And first off, let me say thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes last week. They didn't go unnoticed and thank you for thinking of me!

The exhibition went -sort of- without a hitch. It was a wonderful experience and very scary, all in all! The Southampton Town Hall in the UK was my subject, and each and every pixel you see was placed there by hand. It's my baby, definitely! The exhibition is now over, and another is in it's place. I must say, I feel very blessed to have taken part.

Secondly, I have a new job! I started it two weeks ago, and I'm working as a Media Developer at a naval base, drawing panels and switches. I would show you guys, but unfortunately I'm sworn to secrecy! (It's the law ;) ) It's very exciting to start work at such an amazing place. Or, at least it would be... if I was there.

I've been off sick for the last four days (ALREADY! ARRRGH) because my pains came back, this time lasting from Wednesday day all through until today. I've been in hospital and am now home, now waiting to see a consultant on Thursday to be diagnosed this time with Endometriosis. This news has come to a real blow to me especially with the health problems I had earlier in the year, not counting the debilitating pain that has come with it. Lying on the bathroom floor screaming at the heavens to take away the pain is not a good look on anyone! 
The real pain is knowing that my fertility is dwindling away before my eyes. I'm avoiding all things Facebook for as long as possible as all I see are pregnancy announcements, baby photos, scan pictures etc etc. It's not easy, and I'm not going to subject myself to that until I'm ready to face it again.

I also have another piece of news, happy this time! It's taken a while to tell people as we kept it rather on the down low, but...

I'm engaged!!!!!!!!!!

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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaaaay! :iconohjoyplz:
MBBoxen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party:
HubbubMTS Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Happy Birthday have a great day.
CalilTheGayPrince Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
porygon-J Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist
yo- as a point of interest, how long did it take for you to learn how to draw?
I've been trying for about a year, but I'm still not seeing the same kind of
quality as my peers. It's very frustrating. you have any personal exercises
or tips you used to follow? There's clearly something I'm not doing, but I'm
not sure what it is
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
yo! I've been drawing all my life, since I was very young, but only in recent 5-6 years been taking it super seriously. Personal exercises? other than draw ALL the time, practice practice practice, you gotta study. Study hard, study a lot... find classical artists who you admire, I love Degas and try to mimic his positions in my life drawing. Get out of your comfort zone, try new things all the time. Don't trap yourself in one style or technique, get out of the box occasionally and do something new. Also, learn new software. Don't limit yourself to one or two programs, and use them to your best advantage. I can post some of my sketchbook pages if you like, they're very different to my usual fare I put on here. 
porygon-J Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I love Degas too, dude- although I can never get a good
(and reasonably priced) book of his paintings- only his drawings.

Cheers- I've noticed that I've been sitting in a comfort zone for a while now.
I've been dancing around with animation, but I've never made anything with
sound or a story... that's definitely a scary thing for me. I think 3d art would be
shortly after that. zbrush looks terrifying. after effects makes me pee my pants,
but that shit looks like rocket science

Please do! I love looking at sketchbooks- sometimes I like an artist's sketchbook
more than their actual work, I'm ashamed to say
coffeebandit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :)
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problemo! :D
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