Nineteen | Female | American | Pansexual | Taken
Collaboration | Literature | Manipulation | Restoration*Marziel
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While you might find I very rarely draw, I do on occasions collaborate. My role is generally flat colors and shading, depending on the situation. I do color free lineart, also, however you will never find one uploaded in my gallery. I do not draw, lineart, or do backgrounds generally. When I do draw, it is usually traditional and won't find it's way onto my dA. I'm not a very good artist, but I do find my coloring and shading satisfactory. I only do private collaborations with *Marziel
My writing is quite diverse, but usually rather far and in between due to writer's block. When I write, I usually focus on short, fictional stories, revolving around the lives on my various Role Play characters, but I'm not limited to this. I can and will write almost anything, depending on my mood - from fictional short stories to poetry. I generally do not write fanfiction, however, or use other people's characters, as I feel I won't keep things in character enough. I love to write, and would prefer my dA be focused mostly on literature, however, I suffer a lack of inspiration. I find I often have the beginnings of stories and verses of poetry floating through my head, day and night, but if I don't write them promptly, they escape entirely.Photography
Besides writing, I love photography. I won't say I'm the best at it, but I do well enough. I use an Olympus FE5020 for all my photography. It's certainly not a professional camera, but it does it's job. My photos have minimal editing, usually consisting of just a crop/resize and some color adjustments to bring it back to true color, as the camera's flash tends to take away some of the contrast. I favor nature photography, however, most of my photos are taken in my backyard, and I strive to ensure minimal human impact in them, which is easier said than done. I delete more than half of the photos I take, and upload even less, as I'm a perfectionist. I also love to experiment with angles.Photo Manipulation
Onto Photo Manipulation. My stock comes mostly from dA, and I use only art that has been labeled for reuse. I have many ideas, but struggle to find stock I feel fits them, so I produce less than I would like. I find Manipulations quite easy and pleasurable, and usually focus primarily on high contrast, sharp lighting, and minimal filters. I personally prefer to see Manipulations that look quite real - rather than ones layered with filters, effects, stamps, etc. I do add quotes and lyrics to my Manipulations frequently, and usually spend more time finding something I feel fits it than I do making it.Photo Restoration
This is probably my latest experiment - and falls under Manipulation, I suppose. Restoring color to black and white or faded photos. This is not something I plan to do a lot of, as it takes large amounts of time and most of my attempts have had unsatisfactory results. It's hard to restore a photo to true color without having someone who knows exactly what everything was like to walk you through, as such, most restorations will be my grandmother's photographs, with colors selected by her from what she remembers. I don't expect to upload many of these, if any.