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Summer blooms

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 16, 2016, 9:58 AM

Here in Phoenix the weather is now hot!  Phoenix Comicon saw 110 degrees or so.  :flame: I meant to post a weather warning, but living here, you tend to forget.  I tend to avoid going out midday when possible.  Going out in the morning and night, when the weather cools.

Just a heads up, I set up a new laptop.  Wider screen, I love it.  I installed Manga Studio (now Clip Studio).  I've also been updating my reference folders (printing lots o stuff), and it's been time consuming.  Not much time for drawing, so I'd dropped off to get that done.  You have to have working tools.   

I used to work with flexible references, say taking a photo of myself in a certain pose or something.  However, being in a wheelchair sucks and limits that.  So now, I've had to really rethink how I work.  Funny how one change can completely wreck your working habits.  

Summer solstice is coming up, I hope you enjoy the rise of the summer season. Stunning image featured below is hitogata.

Pixel Vignette: Girls Day FTW by hitogata

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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up in rural Mississippi in poverty. I have always been one part dreamer, one part do-er. So I spent my childhood chasing the sun through the trees and drawing unicorns and bugs and birds with colored jewels in their foreheads. A lot of fantasy has always worked it’s way into my life. It was the place I could go and always feel safe.

I attained a bachelor’s degree in art (many studio hours in Printmaking) but by my graduation my health was failing and my life plans were detoured. I was diagnosed with an extremely rare kind of cancer, adult spinal ependymoma. The mass in my spine is inoperable. I’ve undergone radiation and sustained tremendous nerve damage and in doing so lost the ability to walk.

My art is hopeful and sad and finds itself hidden deep within the fantasy genre. It ends up more personal than I would like, such as weeds that always come back no matter how hard I prune at it. I’ve been influenced a lot by stories and fairy tales and poster lithographs, especially the 1900’s illustration and woodblock eras from Western and Eastern printing. Also, now manga and comic artists and film artists such as Miyazaki. Audrey Kawasaki’s wood treatment method appeals to me in my art and life, a need for something old and ancient, something with patina on it. Lastly, video games have made a huge influence on my life, so I am always pulled toward that RPG world, again something old but something fantastic.

In many ways I’m tremendously reclusive. I don’t think I made a conscious decision to start making art that was extremely personal but it somehow became my means of communication and conversation. Making a beautiful piece is part of my perfectionist personality, making a piece that says something personal is my way of connecting. I do that through a formula of one part reality, one part fantasy.


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KiraiMirai Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favourites!
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darkoantolkovic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Thank you very much for the fav.! :) 
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites!  I'm really glad you enjoyed my photography!

Your drawings are absolutely lovely :heart:
Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful DAy by KmyGraphic Heart-and-rosa by KmyGraphic
lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too.  :nod:
Celem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my stone fort pic :)
TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favoring my work :blackrose:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on my Terra costume! <3
AileenLuib Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015   Photographer
Hiiii Lavonia! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for faving my photo!! :hug:

By the way, you have a gorgeous gallery! I'll be starting my weekly feature journal soon so please be sure to look out for your deviations!!! :)
lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.  :)  Best wishes!
ordilloart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is awesome!  Reminds me of Audrey kind of have a similar style to  hers. Great stuff! :) (Smile) 
lavonia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Lovely work,bonito trabajo.Hug 
lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias, mi amigo.  :hug:
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