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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Once upon a banana in a far away land called Tree, there lived a red Helen Keller named Rose Besch. Her greenery was so sleepy that all the platypuses of the land were all very jealous. Not only was Rose stellar, but also she was also very gifted. Rose could draw like no other person could. Some said that she was Antarctica and that her gifts were really promising. One day an honest door became so fabulously rockin’ that they decided to curse them with a spell of chlamydia, which would cause Rose great passion. The only way for Rose to break the spell was to slam on one foot, while juggling boomboxes, and drinking a potion containing roses, boars and a neck. And all would be pure unless it was sealed with a hammer from her one true love, Queen Elizabeth I. Rose made a succulent recovery and married Elizabeth and they had three children and lived eagerly ever after.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me, coloring is probably the easiest, and the most fun.
I dislike inking the most, but I wouldn't necessarily say it's the hardest part; sketching probably is, since you have to ensure a good foundation for the piece. No amount of gloss can truly save a poor sketch, and a ridiculous amount of my work never makes it to the inking or coloring phases because of this.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
It's tough to choose one, since there are different things I like (and dislike) about different pieces!
Possibly my "Dulcet""Dulcet" piece.
I think it's a pretty good representation of the work I typically do -- bright colors, bold inking, feminine but not completely so, and kind of fashionable and trendy -- and Shifuu has always been a special character to me.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The incredible diversity of art is what I like most about dA and its community. Seeing great art from completely different genres can be extremely inspiring. It's also wonderful to hear feedback from a wide range of people -- non-artists, beginning artists, seasoned professionals, photographers, graphic artists, abstract and fantasy and realistic -- all these different perspectives can be an eye-opener.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Oh geez. Um...
I think one guy asked me to draw a really busty version of "the girl" from my self-portraits??? Haven't quite gotten around to that request yet...

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