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I put this journal under "Deviant events" or something. It is that, right?

Anyway, I joined DA officially 7 years ago, in my sophomore year of high school (wow). I think I found it when I was looking at art online and followed a link, really I'm not sure. I think I lurked for a while before getting an account, mostly because I had no way of contributing, so I didn't see the point.
I think I deleted my first art pieces from DA out of shame, but here's the oldest piece I could find, from January 2008.
Holly on MS by iesnoth
I can see the artistic youth.
About this time I started my first webcomic, Netherworld, which unexpectedly gathered a little following. I had a lot of fun talking with people about my art: as a loner, as a lot of us are, the interaction invigorated me. Art had never been interactive for me before, and I loved it. Even though I didn't have any fancy digital equipment or a good scanner, I made a lot of material in this time.
In mid 2009, I got Photoshop and a tablet, and the quality of art from me went up, I think. I also got a lot more attention because of the colors and the fanart.
Around the same time, I started writing Landlocked.
I'd written fanfiction before, but never planned anything out (hence all the failed webcomics and fanfics), and never written about something that was such a big part of my childhood. The fanfic garnered a HUGE audience by my standards, and inspired a lot of art and fics from other artists. I even sold hard copies (though I did not make a profit). It is, to this day, one of the most exciting periods in my artistic life.
Ariel and Jim in space Valentine by iesnoth      2. Surfer by iesnoth     It's Dangerous to Go Alone by iesnoth
(Ariel/Jim art JUST BECAUSE.)

Somewhere in here I started offering paid commissions, which really helped me to grow as an artist.
Commission for DreamCatcher88 by iesnoth    
Munto Commission by iesnoth

Slenderman commission by iesnoth

Ragdoll in the Rain by iesnoth

Full-size to shout out to ALL those who commissioned me. Thanks so much!

After Landlocked, I became more interested in creating original content and became disillusioned by fanart. By that I mean, I saw creating fanart as a waste of time, though I loved drawing it and looking for it. Instead, I tried to start and failed to finish several projects.
I also got caught up in college, and so art production from me slowed down a bit, nearly coming to a stop after I graduated from college. I lost connection with a lot of my watchers, due to stupid computers, school, and lack of motivation, and I feel bad about that.
Now I'm looking forward to growing myself as a serious artist, and DA is an important part of that. It grounds me by reminding me that I'm not the best, and the people I should aim to impress are MY audience, not "important" people with incongruent interests to mine. The community also challenges and encourages me, and I cherish every interaction, every comment, I receive. Thanks so much for 7 great years, you guys. Here's to 7x7 more.

Now, some more of my favorite pieces:
Mal being dramatic by iesnoth

Goddess Nut by iesnoth

Jekyll and Hyde by iesnoth

Neon Artemis by iesnoth

Amaryllis by iesnoth
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: The sound of silence... haha, no. Youtube.


Victoria Beasley
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a 22 year old with 2 degrees I don't know what to do with.
I like film and Internet critics, coffee, Indian food, and a good conversation.
I'm a Christian and an anarchist. Those two things coexist better than you think.
I'm saving up to go to California and break into the big bad world of animation, but I still haven't found my schtick. Hopefully it hits me over the head sometime soon. :)

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leduemedaglie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
For months I looked at your Artemis Fowl art and it was just awesome to see that, it was really a pleasure (Of course it still is!), and now that I have an account (Or more like, some time after I procured me an account) I finally get to thank you for all your amazing work! 
iesnoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for liking it! :D
Ceruleena Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I love your work. I have for a while now. And want to know what's even better? We are both Christians!!!! :D :dance: Gonna watch you now!
iesnoth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Always nice to meet a fellow Christian.
Tikal143 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I just wanted to tell you that your Toko fanfic series is AMAZING!  I'm guessing you discontinued it, but I really enjoyed reading it :)
iesnoth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kinda built it up too much and couldn't figure out how to get down without a severe anticlimax.
Thank you, I'm glad you like them.
violetseptember Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Have you seen FluffyLtd's steampunk Ariel? It reminded me of Landlocked, and I thought maybe Ariel would have dressed something like this some time after the ending:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so cool! I could see Ariel wearing that, too.
PinkRoseProductions Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  New member
I read on one of your descriptions that you usually don't take suggestions, but I thought I would tell you anyway, in the event that you like my suggestion! XD 
So my idea was have a picture where the Fowls are all dogs! 
Beckett and Myles are golden blonde and black (respectively) and are some kind of fluffy breed. Mutts maybe? :D
I like to think Artemis would be a sleek black spaniel of some kind, I'd love to see what you do! 
Angeline would be a Golden retriever labrador mix, golden blondish colored. 
And finally, Artemis Fowl Senior would be some kind of terrier, I think. Maybe with a metal hind leg.......

Thanks for listening to this long winded suggestion! I love all of your art!
iesnoth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of this picture:…
Though Arty is a cat here, I think the cat suits him. :D
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