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  • Listening to: XM Radio: Chill
  • Reading: Hunger by Michael Grant
  • Watching: Little Big Shots
  • Playing: Nintendo 64
  • Eating: Club Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water
Hey guys!

It's been a couple months since I last talked with you all, so a healthy little update. =D

Life is mellowing out, and had a few little highs along the way. Work is going smoothly. Keeping those airplanes maintained by keeping those reports accounted for and all organized =)

A friend and I had a little spring getaway, to nearby Indianapolis. It's the first time I actually had a major hand in planning a vacation, even if it was a miniature one, and it was the first leisurely road trip that I got to drive. Indy is an interesting city, seems travel/tourist-friendly, and is brimming with potential. We explored the downtown attractions, starting at the Eiteljorg Museum--which features various exhibits, artworks and crafts of Native American History. We walked along the Canal, visited the Circle Center Mall and the Monument Circle, where we walked up an insidiously narrowing staircase to the very top :faint:

And as of Saturday, I renewed my moment of fame, as I performed another rap at my church's variety show--they made my first call-and-response possible! Truth be told, it wasn't a perfect performance, tallying up to a few mistakes I made during it :X But according to the reception, it was a hit across the whole age bracket! One of the older audience members approached me after and said "Let me tell you something...I hate rap. I loved it!" :lol: A big thanks to everyone who helped put it together because they aborted the talent show due to lack of sign ups. Through some hard effort they revived it again :aww:

So, what else is relevant? I got a new digital art program: PD Artist 10. I recently bought it and started playing with their massive library of brushes and getting a feel for the tablet dynamics. So can't wait to dish out my first complete painting and see how it changes my workflow :artist:

Outside of that, I've just been chilling and living a normal life. Oh. Did you see what I was "playing" at the very top there? That's right. My best friend moved back into his parents', and have been gaming in his finished basement with the older TV, and have been getting a hard nostalgia kick from Mario Kart and Tony Hawk Pro Skater because I can play a game for a decade and still never get tired of it 8-) Can't can't wait to plug in my Dreamcast and go all the way back to the late 90's early 00's again. It'll get real!

Okay that's it. As with all my journals, I invite you to share a piece of your life, if you want, just so it's less one-sided :nod: But if not, thanks for reading and peace out! :peace:
 

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All right! Today I hit 100 watchers :w00t: I've had my eye on this goal for quite some time, nice to know I've finally hit it. I appreciate your support guys, it really does motivate me to keep producing. Please stay tuned, and I'll keep doing my best! ;)
Hey guys, if you're online feel free to stop by at my chatroom,
chat.deviantart.com/chat/proje…

I will be looking to critique artworks. So if you want a piece of yours commented, or just want to chat with me, awesome! See you there.
Guys, I just wanted to remind you about the poll I put up nearly 3 weeks ago. It's about inquiring which piece I should remake--as I'm in an art block and running out of ideas. I hate to sound annoyed, but there are 90 of you and only 5 of you voted on it, and 1 of those 5 I had to outsource from a chatroom. Please look at the choices and vote on the poll, it only takes a few seconds. Thank you.
I just wanted to give a BIG Thank You to the Anonymous Deviant who gave me a Core Membership today! It was definitely a pleasant surprise to receive, and brought a much-needed cheer to my evening. Thanks again, it is much appreciated! :w00t:

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


GENERAL:
About me: I am Black/African-American and Christian.
I am 23 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.

BELIEFS:
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

TRIVIA:
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:
-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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:iconbigclaudia:
BigClaudia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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GrimObsessions Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student Filmographer
I posted a complex lyrical album I wrote in 2012 for you to analyze or take notes from... its very complex and I display many styles of lyrical composition... Conjuring Aquarius... looking forward to discussions about it and to help you grow in the art form. :)
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Send me a link and I'll look at it =)
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:icongrimobsessions:
GrimObsessions Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
I sent the link via note... I think it went through... but read it out loud... it helps to feel the word flow... I never did finish all the extra stuff either... things in ()... filler stuff to enhance desired effect of delivery... plus never finished the stage theatrical charts for it... the desired sound was originally for something similar to Pink Floyd... sadly I had written it for Dave Gilmour... but he didn't seem interested... so it's just a old iconic chunk collecting dust lol
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it :nod:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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Felizias Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry christmas everybody
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too =D
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting gallery :nod: You've got some great ideas.
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