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Hello, and welcome to my page!

I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but it wasn't until I met a special person and fellow artist at around eleven years old that I started drawing more seriously. I started out drawing on any paper I could find, usually lined or printer paper. I drew anything really, from dragons to ponies to various kinds of humanoids and nameless monsters. Eventually I graduated to actual drawing paper and I refused to go back. At the time I was often too afraid of trying to color my work, since it usually turned out badly for me. Instead, I focused on learning how to shade. I often rubbed my fingers against the paper until every touch felt like a thousand needles piercing the skin, but it was always worth it.

I received my tablet as an early holiday gift when I was sixteen years old. I couldn't tell you how happy I was! It was a little ironic too, because I was in the middle of a project meant to prove that one could make tablet-quality art with the mouse. I was doing well, too! I was about a week into it and only halfway done, but it looked like I'd been using a tablet. As for what's happened to that tablet since then, I still have it but I've recently started using a newer, bigger tablet.

If you want to know about me...

As much as I would love to, I could never properly tell you everything there is to know about me. I am an open book, sure, but I am a book with more than a thousand pages and no brief description could ever capture that. That being said, one of the most obvious of my traits is my love for psychology. Much of my time is spent learning about myself and the people around me, so that I might try to apply that knowledge to better the lives of myself and my friends. For a long time I considered that my duty in life, and perhaps to some extent I still do.

My aspirations are another big part of who I am. The only job I know of that I believe would fulfil me is web development, as it includes my loves for design and coding, and having a little knowledge of psychology certainly doesn't hurt. To boot, if I make my own avatar site as I've considered doing, it would even include my interests in management, storytelling, and world building. Achieving my dream job however is not the end of my dreams, but the beginning. My true goal is to be able to travel the world with the people I hold closest to me. I want to spend my life as a nomad, exploring the different landscapes and cultures. I don't just want to see the world; I want to experience it. Maybe one day when all is said and done I'll settle down somewhere. Where? I don't know. I'll find a place that truly makes me feel at home, somewhere unlike where I am now.

Sometimes a little says a lot.

On my long quest for self-understanding I have found a number of things that do well to describe what kind of a person I am. They can be so dead-on that they used to creep me out, but if you're really that interested then you're welcome to look into some of these yourself for a little more insight.
Western Zodiac: Pisces, Pisces Rising
Eastern Zodiac: Wood Dog
16 Personalities: INTP T

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MollyMcMolly Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama!
Raxiell Featured By Owner May 31, 2018   General Artist
I love to see your art skills progressing, you've grown so much so fast!! :o 
FairestMoss Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Thank you again, Kel! I'm certainly trying, I have a great teacher to thank for a lot of it. ...And a great book, too! I'm only about a third of the way through it, but the book "Color and Light" has been such a great resource.
Raxiell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   General Artist
Awesome! Studying colors helps a lot. I need to dig deeper into that area, I'll see if I find that book here! Remember the author?
FairestMoss Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Not off the top of my head, but I own the book and keep it readily available. The author is Games Gurney. It's mostly intended for painters, but even the author himself has said that it works for digital art - and he's right. It doesn't focus on things like brush techniques, so it's invaluable even to a digital artist. Only the first chapter goes through the traditions and history of artwork (though still very illuminating), past that it dives straight into describing different lighting and color scenarios in different environments and the like. It covers things like bounce lighting, subsurface scattering, opacity and transparency in just about everything, bioluminescense (one of my personal favorites, of course), making color palettes, even how and what different things effect the color of shadows, you name it. I was reading some of the reviews quite some time ago, I am far from the only person who wishes this was the standard art textbook.
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