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Hey everyone. It's been a couple months since I posted a journal--which is usual for me this time of year, so let's sit down and catch up on things, huh?

So no game-changers so to speak, but plenty enough to write home about. 

Six classes. Yep, it's busy. A LOT of reading. Thankfully I seem to be passing them all with the exception of Psychology (surprise)--with a D+ on my midterm exam :O_o: Even worse when I come to realize that that was a freaking elective course that I thought would be easy :X I got one opportunity to make up for it with some extra credit, which is writing a short story where a character develops psychological problems--so that should be fun, actually.

Judo! :ninja: Okay, I'm going to be blunt, I'm getting my ass kicked in that class :lol: But I'm learning a lot of new things, including some parkour maneuvers, rolls and flips that are actually pretty fun to perform just in case you're going down :XD: I like having the ability of knocking down my opponent--it's just in the rush of the fight, I never seem to have the knowledge to completely destabilize my opponent by putting him in a lock so intricate he can't get out, so I usually end up losing. But like folks always say, it's all about having fun and I'm certainly having plenty of that :nod:

Even the year started off memorable, when I got invited to WinterJam, a concert event at my local arena featuring various rock and pop artists and some public speakers. What I remember most was standing outside that arena in 20 degree (and dropping) weather for 2 hours waiting to get inside! At that rate, your fingers are so numb they feel they're going to chip off, your legs are burning all the way up to the pelvis. And when the line was being rushed in, it HURT to walk, impossible to run or jog. You could hardly bend your knees! Getting inside the arena it took 30-45 minutes for my body to return back to normal! :o
But the concert itself was awesome! Just what I needed to live life a little more at the time, being around with flashy light displays, cheering and good music. AND I got to see one of my favorite rappers: Lecrae! =D So, one of the highlights of the year there! 

Hmm, one of the last points I want to make is that, while I almost never talk about this or complain about this, I'm glad that the winter is over, one of the most frustrating winters I've had. Snowstorms cancelled my classes too often, resulting in cramming and rushing the schedule. And walking 30 minutes a day around a campus in SINGLE DIGIT weather is painful and not a good time. I'm happy that it's up in the 30's-40's-50's for last week and next week, and presumably from now on. 

Haven't posted anything visual in a while. Been so busy, but I keep getting a backlog of visions of what I want to produce. But I've been busy and it takes me toooo long to create a piece, particularly the one I'm working on :X I'll do my best to get something done while I'm off.

Okay, that's it :phew: That was probably a mouthful, so peace and thanks for reading :peace:


Dana T.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hey, what's up?

About me: I am Black/African-American and Christian.
I am 21 years old.
My art mostly consists of digital but I do some traditional art, literature and rap as well. My main genres of specialty are sci-fi, architecture/landscape and anthro. I do some conceptual works or people on the side as well.

I have a strong passion for art, so a lot of it I do for enjoyment, but additionally, I believe that art should be a medium of escape from the stressful work-schedules, decision-making, and drama which is real life. With that said, I realize that art is one of the only venues to free your imagination like a dream. Plus, it always helps to add a little humor which is why I will bring out my inner child with anthro and draw bears stepping onto a dance floor or a crocodile about to be arrested. I promise that most of the art I will provide is imagery that you're not going to see anywhere else. (Sci-Fi and Landscape included)

To me, it's rather disappointing most people don't go this direction and illustrate mainstream pop culture fanart, anime, still life, realism, or simple people posing in some type of natural environment. These are genres where if you don't see one of the subjects nearly everyday in real life, you've seen a large percentage of artists already do it.
My art wants to be art that takes you new places, puts you in the front seat of new perspective, and plays around with possibilty.

Regardless of what I disapproved of earlier, I still believe it's important to do what's in your heart, making sure you express yourself just as long as you don't intentionally hurt/offend anyone in the process and as long as you're taking care of responsibility. (Keep those grades up!)

So if fanart/anime makes you happy and you're a hobbyist like me, have fun. =)

If you got any questions about me, my beliefs, or my art, or just wanna talk-- feel free to note me PLEASE! I appreciate every watcher and comment!

"Find your path, Believe in your path, and Live it" -- Common

My Art:
:bulletblue: Mostly Self Taught --learned from experimentation and visualization from real life and other artist styles.
:bulletblue: Digitally drawn with ONE layer prior to Septmeber 2012 (Information HQ, Strata, Overriding Your System)
:bulletblue: 100% drawn with mouse.

I am a fan of action movies, videogames and martial arts.
Rapper, dancer, and sci-fi book writer. (working on singing)
I had a dog--Yorkshire Terrier--named Coolio. Now I have a dog (same breed) and her name is Pepper.
Am relatively short and young-looking but have a really deep voice like a radio DJ.
Started drawing since the age of 3 and started writing since 7
Prefer notebooks over sketchbooks and am enthusiastic about recycling paper.
Was planning to become an architect but switched to a Geography Major.

Current Residence: The Midwest
Favourite genre of music: Techno and rap
Favourite style of art: Sci-Fi, Architecture and Anthro
Favourite cartoon character: Brian and Stewie Griffin

-My blog is dedicated to one of my favorite venues of expression, written art, music and performance, RAPPING. Here you will find tutorials that can strengthen your poetic/rhyming and rapping capabilities, editorials about the subjects of hip-hop rap, links to music and quality artists...and more.
Are you:
- Curious or Interested in rapping or the music form?
- An Unbeliever or Hater in the rap genre?

Do you know how much there is to learn about rap regarding technique, innovation, interpretation, delivery, and just plain writing and rhyming?

Check out my blog Prestoverse below! And read a post or two. You very well might like it and develop a new appreciation/understanding of rap and some of the "unheard-of" artists out there.

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Hello, there. It's. A pleasure to meet you. A hello comes to you from sunny Australia. I hope your day is pleasant and enjoyable. :hug:
DTKinetic Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello to you too :D It was quite pleasant to receive this in my inbox this morning :nod:
My day is going good, and Thank God It's Friday as well :XD:
I'm glad to bring some light to your day. :3
Did your weekend go okay?
DTKinetic Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It went fine for the most part :nod: It was a little rough trying to finish things up before Monday, but that's about it. How about your?
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Dear Writer,

Welcome to the Criticarium. Please take a moment to read the submission rules and get started by submitting one or more draft works to get a basic review and guidelines.

If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, please feel free to note MayaTheHobbit, comment on the group, or visit the chatroom, #CriticsRoom.

Good luck and have fun!
DTKinetic Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I'll keep that in mind, thank you =)
Droakir Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stopping by to say hi! :wave:
DTKinetic Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! :handshake: How's it going?
Droakir Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad. How 'bout yourself?
DTKinetic Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doing good, just spent the past hour doing some exercise, now I'm going to chill =)
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