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Tempest WIP by ShinySilver
Tempest WIP
Okay.  So.  Even though this isn't done, it's so long overdo that I just had to suck it up and post it.  This is for a good friend, riku-gurl , who reads my books and showers me with lovely artwork all the time.  And, like a jerk, I never get around to repaying her.  I've started this drawing a dozen times over the years but never finish it.  At least if I don't finish this one, she'll get to see that I tried.  Happy late birthday, Dani! 
Digital Paint Self Portrait by ShinySilver
Digital Paint Self Portrait
It took me a week of off-and-on attention, but it's done!  Amazing what not being a lazy butt does for a finished piece.
WIP Digital Self Portrait by ShinySilver
WIP Digital Self Portrait
This time, I'm trying to use the digital brushes the way I would use paint.  It's going okay.  

I think I'm only sharing this unfinished thing because I stayed up too late working on it and am kind of delirious.  I'll finish it tomorrow maybe?  

Edit: Cropped it down a bit.
We Are a We by ShinySilver
We Are a We
More digital painting practice because reasons.  Originally intended to clean up the lines, but decided I liked the motion of the sketchy stuff.  Enjoy!

Happy 2015!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 11, 2015, 7:28 AM
Okay.  I've been negligent on here, but that's happened before over the years, so it's no surprise.  My motivation to create art has a definite wax and wane.  Especially considering the year I've had.  I've needed to put more focus on me, and, when I can, my writing.

I came out earlier this year to friends and family as transgender, which might have surprised some people.  Gender identity is something I mostly lacked as a child and struggled with most of my adult life.  It was easier, to me, to shove myself to the end of the spectrum I thought I was obligated to be on, and work very hard to make it seem as though I fit in there, than it was to admit to myself that I was miserable.  It's still difficult for me to not feel selfish when dealing with any sort of emotion (yay childhood trauma!), so admitting to having feelings in such a public way has been both mortifying and humbling.  Being known as transgender in most aspects of my life has eliminated a lot of carefully cultivated privacy.  And yet, almost everyone--friends, family, acquaintances, strangers--have been wonderful.  I'm very lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people.

So my year has been busy, and scary, and wonderful, and art's taken a backseat, as it does in most aspects of my life.  Book two of the Hartsborn trilogy, The Black Lute is crawling along.  It's all coming together.

Thanks to all who watch and read.  It does mean a lot to me.



  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  • Drinking: Dirty Chai


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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student Artist

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in listening/sharing my music?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!

-Dylan Seto
ShinySilver Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015   General Artist
You know what?  I'd love to.  Hook me up with that link!
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Artist


Let me know what you think :)

And if you like it, sharing it would be cool too. ;)
ShinySilver Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for sharing!  I'll be honest: It's pretty far from what I usually listen to/know well, so I don't feel qualified to offer critique.  But freaking good for you for getting your stuff out there!  Best of luck in all you do :)
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Beefpaper Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! How did I only just notice you are on here?!
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