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Rocks by thomaswievegg Rocks :iconthomaswievegg:thomaswievegg 466 31 It and boy by EdCid It and boy :iconedcid:EdCid 153 5 Omg by zukang Omg :iconzukang:zukang 175 3 2 by zukang 2 :iconzukang:zukang 168 7 Uncharted Book Cover by Tohad Uncharted Book Cover :icontohad:Tohad 1,389 24 Respite by LeeshaHannigan Respite :iconleeshahannigan:LeeshaHannigan 217 6 Heart-Shaped Face Barn Owl by BenHeine Heart-Shaped Face Barn Owl :iconbenheine:BenHeine 11,829 431 Peace of Mind by andreasrocha Peace of Mind :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 9,504 180 Arcanine by Kay-Ra Arcanine :iconkay-ra:Kay-Ra 9,031 225 Gehko Bindus: Rogue by IzzyMedrano Gehko Bindus: Rogue :iconizzymedrano:IzzyMedrano 837 132 Moreheads by JMichek Moreheads :iconjmichek:JMichek 32 2 Weaving of herbs by Nieris Weaving of herbs :iconnieris:Nieris 1,084 55 My Heart Jumped by sandara My Heart Jumped :iconsandara:sandara 5,866 149 Schoolism - the part I like by shoomlah Schoolism - the part I like :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 3,476 97 Iceland 2014 - Pingvellir by shoomlah Iceland 2014 - Pingvellir :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 658 17 Iceland 2014 - Skogafoss by shoomlah Iceland 2014 - Skogafoss :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 499 15



A mistake I've made with every art form I've pursued is not learning my fundamentals first. Nothing necessarily my fault, foundations weren't something that was emphasized to me in the beginning of my journey.

I've come to a point in my learning process that fundamental principles cannot be ignored. You can only get so far before the magic of technique runs out, and it shows. Applying technique without principle is like building a house without a frame. It won't hold for long. I think all art forms have this in common.

2018 will be focused on "starting over" in a sense. I think that if I solidify my understanding of foundations then I can meet myself in the middle with both art and dance.

I've also learned that you learn the most by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Back to the roots :)

Toto x Totoro
A friend of mine commissioned me with a very cute idea in mind including her cat. Was happy to bring this one to life!!
Commission work! 🐈 It's been awhile since I've practiced cats and I think I had a really enjoyable journey with this one.



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Maybe it's not that big of a deal, but I'm so excited!! Thanks so much! I remember when I took that picture of Cindy, I was jumping up and down at how it turned out. Hopefully in the future I can achieve the same goal with my digital artwork. :happybounce:  Photography is fun but illustration is my love. I've been cranking out some high-caliber art lately and I intend to keep it up! We'll see where my progress is at in a year.


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Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
I'm a 22 year old graphic design student who taught herself digital illustration starting at age 12. I'm from Houston, Texas. I specialize in animals, people, and am learning how to paint environments. My main program is Photoshop CC. I wish to learn 2D animation down the road and create my own short-film projects. My goal for my career is to excel in concept art and character illustration, hopefully to one day see my work come to life in video games and films.



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Skullclone Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
A fan of yours from a while back even when you had your old account lol...
I see that you're in Houston, Texas. Are you alright from the hurricane?
Paloma-McClain Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for checking on me!
Paloma-McClain Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! That's super cool to me that you've known me for that long. :) Yeah, I made it through the Hurricane just fine. My area got pretty lucky.
Skullclone Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
That's great to hear!
And yes, since I returned to Deviantart a few years ago, I think you were one of the first people I put on my watchlist.
I'm over on the east coast and hurricane Irma hit us pretty good.
Paloma-McClain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, I'm sorry to hear that. How is your home?
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Aidoneus91 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :la:
Paloma-McClain Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! Hug 
Aidoneus91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :la:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to Best-SnapShots w00t! 

We do hope that you enjoy our group, it is a pleasure to have you as a member! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries! Please, feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or suggestions! 

Have a great day! 

lucytherescuedcat Founder Hug
RapturedReality Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey Sweety. (I remember you, Twi, from way back when. ;) )

If the offer still stands, I'd love to catch up. <3 However be warned- I'm rarely ever on Deviantart. And I'm incredibly busy with college right now. (I'm almost freaking 22, and only in my second year of four or five needed to graduate. Wheee~)

Anyway, I'll be sure to pop on more often from now on. (Also, I've yet to decide if I want to just trash this account and start over or not.)
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