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Found a new medium I like using

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Parakeet WIP
This is a birthday gift for my mom. She has three parakeets. This charcoal drawing is of her favorite (it is named after her boyfriend but its kinda funny because she does not know how to identify the gender and while it has a male name, it could be a female). :-)
Creation details: 
It was all done in charcoal
On a large newsprint paper over 24" tall and around 28" (give or take) wide.

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 6, 2013, 4:26 PM

My awesome new journal skin thanks to DA, Blackberry and the creator, of course, of this great animated journal skin!

I am working hard at practicing my overall sketching while tweaking my own style. In the past, I would do fan art and very little original art or even fully completed character. So I am working on that and the background and/or landscape (environments) for which their character will originate; their story.

In between all that when I taking a break from all those projects, I like to paint watercolor artwork. It comes more naturally for me and I enjoy it a great deal. I also plan on revisiting charcoal and other mediums too. So stay tuned, visit my page often and please remember to leave a comment.


  • Listening to: Kirk Franklin Nu Nation: Stomp
  • Reading: Townscapes in Watercolour by Richard S. Taylor
  • Watching: Ink Master
  • Eating: Fiji apple
  • Drinking: Tea from Teavana


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Anita Johnson
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
:wave: Hey-o!
I am professional photographer (see website). However, I am also hobbyist/student illustrator working towards a degree who would love to see her work in print and film. I am also working on a book too. "Wish me luck!" :D I love the work of Deviants like Patrick Brown, Nebezial & others are among my Favorite Collection. Although not in my favorite but also loved illustrators are those who work on movies and shows like Soul Eater, American Pop, FMA: Brotherhood, Samurai Champloo and Redline. I love their style. I really love the work of big YouTube artist and book author, Mark Crilley. My avatar is a recreation of one of his drawings; a chibi from his "Draw 20 Chibi" video. I have many of his lesson drawings in my collection which were all done while following along with his many tutorials that I have drawn in gallery. He now has a how-to draw Manga book out as well, entitled, "Master Manga" available through Barnes & Noble or Amazon. I own a copy. I also own copies of "Brody's Ghost" series (3 out of 4; the fourth has not been released at the time of this post).

I like to paint with watercolor. The work of YouTube artist "idrawgirls" does amazing work with what looks like little to no no effort. The wife of one of favourites Deviant artist is also an amazing background/landscape artist. I really love landscapes. I also like to photograph landscape and architectures. I love the smile and joy it brings to others when I photograph, create put together something they love.

I also like to do various craft like knitting, crotcheting and sewing.


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FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hey in case your wondering, this is shawn from recipe for success!! had to add you and your beautiful amazing talented art
EsBest Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. Keep writing and drawing. You will continue to grow and do well too.
FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww ty I will you too
MasterArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
O man.
Your Portrait is a colored mark crilley drawing. Hats off to you.
EsBest Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :dance:
I learned how to do it following along to one of his tutorial on YouTube and with his permission via the video, I customized it to be my avatar with my own personal features preferences. I'm a big fan of his work and tutorial. :love: I subscribe to him on YouTube and follow him on twitter.
MasterArthur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
TomAlbert Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank for the fave^^
TomAlbert Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the favourites^^
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
hi! thank you so much for the :+fav:!! :hug: :dalove: hope you'll check out the rest of my gallery! :D
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