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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Kami DonnellyFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Do you look back on your art sometimes and wonder why you went a certain direction?  I definitely have that going on in my portfolio, and looking through it, some of it I really don't like anymore.  I will not remove it, because that is where I was at that time, but I think my art, if I were to return to it, will take a very different direction from previous art.  Less illustration and photoshop, more traditional and realism.  

That might also show how I've matured as both an artist and a person.  
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Combination Micron Pen, Prismacolor Marker and Copic Marker on Japanese Postcard.  September 2017

I had an activity recently where I had to bring three things about me.  One of those things I felt really described me is art.  Except for one problem.  I hadn't done anything related to art in a long time.  I don't have any art that I felt was really appropriate for this task.  But I still felt like it was something I needed to share, as it was a big part of me in my youth.  So I decided I needed to draw something to take to this activity. I pulled out my limited resources and found my micron pens and found a picture to draw from, and this is what I ended up doing.  I called it a scribble, because there are some scribbling techniques I used as my art has never been really that clean, but some of the ladies at the activity seemed to suggest that I was humble bragging.  

Because I have done so little art recently, it warranted being placed in my portfolio.  Just a sign of me doing SOMETHING!  

I need to do more traditional art like this.  It is my preferred media, and I do not do nearly enough.
So I decided to try something new.  Its not going to be focused on me, rather my daughter, so I don't clog up my feed, I created an account for her, under LilyKaiArt.  It is strictly kid art.  For a five year old, she is showing some talent, so I thought I would try to showcase some of her stuff and see how it evolves as she gets older.  You are welcome to check her out if you wish to.    

Maybe updating her page from time to time will encourage me to update my own.  
Just logged in briefly, my kids are watching Beauty and the Beast and I'm hoping artists out there have drawn Prince Adam performing beastisms and was not disappointed.  

Meanwhile, not drawing much, but I think I will need to use this more often.  

Being a mom of four (when did that happen?) and living it up in Japan for the last three years, I should probably post some photography or something...


Kami Donnelly
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Rock | Alternative
Job: Weekend Warrior on sabbatical
Status: Married with Kidlings
Claim to Fame: quasi-successful webcomic / unapologetic gun pictures
Personal Quote: I thought I was a good Artist, and then I became an art major
You know what's kind of sad?  That I have barely touched this thing in six years.  But in that time life has flown by me.

Nearly six years since I posted a journal entry, I am now married with two children.  I never draw anymore, at least that's how it feels.  And I read my old journals to realize I've grown up as a person since my deviantart days.  

I want to get into more traditional art again.  

Also, Japan may be in my future...
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
Shadamachaeon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I was looking for reference pictures of women posing in military uniforms on the net, and ended up here!
I really like your page, and your horse themed artwork alot!
Take Care!
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is your Avatar from "Stargate"

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Shadamachaeon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is the gate symbol for "Earth" :)
Ceptrio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Dunno how I ended up here, just researching climbing Duke. Thought I would let you know I thought your pencil drawings were amazing.
Ulario Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
cavygirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
tradhtare Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Check out my Kosovo collection!
feliciacano Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
mike-marten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
thanks for the favorite :3
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