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by Saju90

You never disappoint, and you have the gift of being able to work with some of the best photographers out there! This has that "old wor...

Pl. V by Hely29
by Hely29

What a great shot! The lighting is wonderful. Keeping her front and right side lit without washing out or overshadowing while having th...

by Hely29

I love you work! You have an eye for the model and talent with the camera. That said, this is not one of my favorites. Not to take anyt...

Pu. IV by Hely29
by Hely29

I like this. It is an elegant pose with a lovely model. No foreshortening or unaccounted for limbs/digits, which are common in too many...


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I finally took the time to fill out my profile.

Quite a profound journal entry wouldn't you say?


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
As an "artist" I am self-taught, during a very rough abuse and neglect riddled childhood. I am mainly a hobbyist, but I do paid commissions on occasion. I have done works for churches, hospitals, the local ambulance service and police department. Mostly I do work for private commission, which is usually portrait-from-photo work.

My favorite media is stippling, though it is not my strongest area. Most of my work is graphite, but I dabble a little in other areas.

I was a Corpsman (AKA medic) with 2nd Marine Division with several deployments. I have worked as a Security Specialist for the Dept. of Homeland Security, 20+ years as a paramedic, and currently as a cop. I am the departments range master - responsible for all of the firearms training and weapons maintenance.

Needless to say, drawing is still an important means for escape and mental health.

My favorites section is almost exclusively pics that I have a desire to draw, and a few that just blow me away!

I also participate in another form of art. I build precision rifles for Extreme Long Range shooting. My goal is to maintain sub 1 MOA beyond 1500 yards.

A special thanks to salemburn for introducing me to DA!

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Salemburn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday Sir! :)
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fave ad :D
igreeny Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thank you for :+fav: I appreciate that very much :squee:
My FB [link] :)
XRlS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:for the :+devwatch::iconbeauroseplz:
mymelynx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :hug:
bodyworkx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
KiKiArekkusu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav :la:
Jett5N Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding 'Linda' to your favourites
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for making my 'Pencil drawing of Tessa' a favourite and for the 'Watch'.
Mesemereyes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks for Faving "La Matador"!
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