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In general, I do like your work quite a lot. Your model is a very lovely woman, and it's an authentic type of beauty. I also like the s...

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I kind of have to laugh about those who are now so afraid to say "merry Christmas," but I understand why - there are those who seem to seek out things to get offended by. On that note, there are the same types on the other side who get offended if one says anything other than "merry Christmas."

For my part, I don't get offended when someone says "merry Christmas" - I figure they are simply wishing me well in the way which they understand... as long as they aren't offended when I wish them a blessed Yule in response :)

So, blessed Yule, everyone!

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Where can I start? I like to learn all I can about almost anything. As my username suggests, I'm a Celtic pagan. I've always had a fascination with sciences, especially those of biology and epidemiology. I do any kind of art I can, really... whether it be my attempts at song writing, novels and poetry, photography, digital art, mosaics, beer and wine making, or perhaps in the not-too-distant future, painting. That's always been an intimidating one for me, as I've not had the best luck in the past.

I work as a pharmacy tech and live with my wonderful girlfriend, who encourages all my hobbies and interests. I'm very lucky to have her.

I figured I'd add a little about my tastes in art. First of all, my favorite visual artists are Brandon Maldonado and Valery Milovic, the latter's work being what inspired me to pick up a paintbrush again myself. As far as literature, my favorite writers are Neil Gaiman and David and Leigh Eddings. In general, my tastes lean toward the darker stuff, and things that I consider thought-provoking. I also have a strong taste toward mythology, especially that of the Celts. I have a love of the supernatural and the more old-fashioned style occult. I also have a fascination for grand ideas that didn't quite come through... this one works well for me in photography (like urban exploration) or in literature. And while no one can deny the abundance of, um... "eye candy" on deviant art, I generally do not "favorite" nudes unless there is something more to it. Some kind of strong emotion or powerful statement, perhaps. Or a good reference to mythology.

I also admittedly have a bias for visual art created using more traditional methods. Not to say I don't like digital art, but I tend to hold it to a higher standard. There's just something about good, old-fashioned paint on canvas.
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:iconiskaeldt:
Hi there, I'm glad you've added Scream to your faves. Thank you very much and have a great weekend! :)
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SavageXxPhotography Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
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CuddlesSOAD Oct 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fav!!
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Becken95 Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello, thanks a lot for the favorite! :D
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QohArt Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you for the fave...??? :D
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thank you for the fave........:)
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desert-druid Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise, thank you for the favs - you really do have a great gallery.
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Dianabolique Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thank you for faving "Autumn Pleasure"! I'm glad you like it.
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Zimtwind Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav!
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