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Want to come to an artjam meetup at the Vancouver Public Library on a weekday afternoon? From 3:30 - 5:30 

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53 deviants said No, Location doesn't work (If you are international, don't feel the need to answer, I am looking for local folks that might suggest a different location, such as Richmond or Burnaby
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16 deviants said No, Other reason
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7 deviants said No, Time doesn't work (different time or on the weekend?)
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6 deviants said Yes, I'll bring my sketchbook or camera!

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Your Question: AnsweredCURRENT SUGGESTION LIST
- Hand stock with gloves
- looking over the should turning degrees
- Stock photos on a bike
- climbing up a ladder
- expressions with the eyes closed
- poses with arrows and a quiver
- dramatic lighting with facial expressions
- Throwing poses (pokeball)
- Sleeping photos with pillows and blankets
- leaning against a wall, various poses
- Guns / holding a gun
- Let's draw falling from the front
- left-handed archery
- sitting / kneeling poses
- twin light sources
- slouched over a desk
- kneeling / crouching
- perspective from below, running, kicking, leaning casually
- unarmed combat
- crossbow
- Swinging on a swing (with a flat seat, not a round seat)
- Floating poses, but with a sword / staff / shield like an guardian or archangel.
- boxing
* casual poses, walking, eating, talking, passing http://fav.me/d2g5dpt
- Presenting something ala Vanna in Wheel of Fortune (low, medium and high)
- hands, feet, gun poses
- Emotions from different angles
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How I (Finally) Got Good SkinI get lots of compliments on my skin in my photos. I got told yesterday on my latest set how nice it was. I won't ever deny it; I use photoshop to take out distracting blemishes, but for the most part, my skin is how you see it. I wanted to go into a bit more depth on how I got to this place. This journal may get a bit gross at times, just sayin'
My skin was not always baby-smooth. Throughout my teenage years I had what is known as cystic acne.  Life was depressing. I can't say which kind of acne is worse, all-over surface type, or one single giant zit-from-hell in the middle of your forehead. I had the second kind. I was extremely self-concious, and I wouldn't have dared to take stock photos had I not found a way to clear up my skin. Day-to-day, I took my stress out by picking at my skin. You can't see it in my photos now, but I do have some permanent damage from skin-picking. It's a reminder that self-harm is self-harm. You don't have to be taking a razorblade to you
Looking for male stock?Since I often get requests for male stock, I wanted to do a feature and bring you some quality male model resources. Show them some love!
Also, stop asking me to provide male stock. At this point, I can't.
If you need anything male, first you should join :iconmanstock: the group dedicated to male stock and reference. Also, for everything couples, try :iconromancing-the-stock:
Now, in no particular order as I go through my watch list:
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Get Better At Drawing (Without Drawing Anything)Art is a process.
Like that of the scientific method and philosophical alchemy, art can be refined and improved through process. From observation, to experiment, to reflection and conclusion, art is improved by the steps we make towards change, not solidification and stagnation. Much of the advice out there for drawing is simply “practice” or “avoid distractions”. This advice is good, but there is more to creation than just throwing yourself mindlessly into a task and avoiding bad habits along the way. Good habits and knowledge will help to excel your learning process faster, and from that, improve faster and more effectively.
Look at it
As an artist, observation is key. The skill we develop is not just seeing, but interpreting what we see, remembering what we have seen and recording it in the form of visual art. This is a skill that, aside from blindness or vision degradation, you will be able to improve during your entire life. The way of seeing from an art

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I'd like to throw out feelers for number of people and what you're interested in.

We can have a meet and greet, and I'd like to volunteer myself as a model. We can look at sketchbooks, take photos, talk art supplies, etc.

If the number is under ten we can get a small meeting room for free if we register. If it's larger than ten, I need to talk to the staff about reserving a larger space.

Is there anything you wnat to do at a meetup? Have a raffle / door prize? Art challenges / trades?

Let me know!

EDIT: Ok, so I went to the library and I looked into how to reserve a room. Someone has to go in the morning and reserve a room in person that day. No phone calls, no over-night reservations. I don't know if I can accomplish this, because my classes start at 10:00 and the library opens at 10:00. We may be meeting in the lobby, but that's easier to find than a private upstairs room.
I'm not a person with a strong religious background. My parents have dubious ties to both Catholic and Protestant faiths, but they didn't raise me into it. What I was raised into, was a sense of community and duty to that community. We raise up the smallest. We protect the most vulnerable. We feed and clothe the poor.

These are not necessarily religious values, but they are shared by many faiths and denominations. And it's why it absolutely burns me inside to see this kind of thing. Well-dressed white middle class people ignoring the problems literally standing right in front of them. You have an opportunity to help those in need and you're standing around handing otu pamphlets to people who don't want them. (And if you've ever lived in the city, these people can get really pushy and bothersome if they think they have your attention)

I'm a student, and an art student at that (it's like double-poor! Yay!) and yet soemhow, at the end of the day, I can still scrape a bit in my budget to drop some change in a cup or buy a sandwich and coffee for those in need. I don't do it because I think I'm going to heaven, or because I get to pat myself on teh back for being such an awesome person. I do it because they're hungry and it's the right thing to do. Until British Columbia pulls its head out of its ass and actually deals with the issues of hunger and poverty, there's going to be homeless people and they're going to need food.

No amount of pamphlets or morally superior tut-tutting will change that.

EDIT: and let it be said, I am not condemning all Witnesses everywhere. there is no need. I do not believe that all Witnesses are bad, or that the actions fo these WItnesses represent all Witnesses. But I am certainly condemning the actions of these Witnesses, in this instance, right here. This was bad form, by these specific people.* They had an opportunity staring them in the face and they chose to ignore it. The actions or inactions fo other Witnesses are irrelevant to this conversation.

They didn't even have to be Witnesses. There are lots of other self-righteous pamphlet-givers out there. Mormons, Scientologists, Evangelists, etc. And if it were Mormons handing out pamphlets and ignoring poverty, I would be calling those Mormons to task for hypocrisy as well.

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darya-shnykina Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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GilDunnit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Doing the Lord's work.  Great photo, succinct commentary.
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ShinnigamiLuna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your Sitting Pack 3, thank you! ^^

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UnseenNebula Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing work, I love your stocks. :) (Smile) 
In some way, you remind me of Amélie Poulain. Très jolie Nod 
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Sapphires-Graphics Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for AMAZING stock! 
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Omaeda Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member
You are the one on deviantart that can make a decent stock:) (Smile) 
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GrumpyElf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I used your stock for reference here: fav.me/d7ue5np :)
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AM05 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With all  respect your are really gorgeous girl
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Alhoide Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Alhoide Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I finished this painting using some of your references !! please check it out!! alhoide.deviantart.com/#/art/P…
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