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HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY DEVIANT ART

This is my attempt at doing the DEVIANTARTIST Questionnaire
#deviantartistquestionnaire 

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Five and a half (and a bit) years,

2. What does your user name mean?
Long winded answer story alert!!! AZUL- SEAHORSE  My Partner, Marie Died due to an Hypothalamic brain tumour, She was  six months pregnant. The doctors and Nurses at the hospitals  Radcliffe infirmary I.T.U and The John Radcliffe S.C.B.U in Oxford Saved the baby, (She is now 18 years old) So I found myself in a situation on my own with a tiny baby and having to undertake the role of a mother (and a lot of other problems I won't go into, I have been writing it all down and so far I have got 70 pages of rough notes) A couple of months later I was sorting through Marie's possessions  and I found a Video, I put it in the video player to see what was on the tape and it was a documentary about seahorses that she had recorded, I found out that the female transfers the eggs to the male and he carries them until they hatch. At that time I  related some sort of connection to the Seahorse, Marie had Also bought me a book called “The Expectant Father”  when she found out she was pregnant.        I was going to call myself Blue Seahorse but the name was already taken , Azul is Spanish for blue. (I think)

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Inquisitive  Capricious  EternallyBroke
(Yes, I know that's two words joined together to make one, but as this is an art site I am using my artistic licence, Deviant Art have set a Precedent here by spelling both Deviant art and Deviant Artist as one word at the top of this questionnaire )

4. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed.

5. What was your first deviation?
Self Portrait Self Portriat by Azul-Seahorse

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Figurative painting, I like to have a story behind what I do,
 Red molly and Vincent 1952,Red Molly and Vincent 1952 by Azul-Seahorse
 Your lucky days are over, Your Lucky Days are Over by Azul-Seahorse
both in my main galley
and McAlpines fusilier,McAlpines Fusilier (rough) by Azul-Seahorse
 in my scraps are all inspired by songs or a lyric, I am working on a painting with Elvis Presley based on a story that I read in a bike magazine some years ago and another based on an urban myth.

I used to write poetry many years ago before I got into painting, I really should take that back up again.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I have recently been watching videos on Vimeo about an artist called Voka I think he may be Swiss or Austrian, He has a very colourful expressionist style of portraiture and his paintings are huge.  I would like to paint like him. (I would also love to instantly have his massive studio, Which seems to have it's own light railway station.)

8. What was your first favourite?
Stock 79 by Dagwanoenyent-stock
Stock-79 by Dagwanoenyent-Stock
 I also used some of her stock as a reference for a sketch and watercolour painting that I did titled “Subterfuge”
Subterfuge by Azul-Seahorse Pencil sketch for  Subterfuge by Azul-Seahorse

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Looking through my Favourites  it seems to be a tie between Photography, Traditional Art and Digital art.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Not an easy question to answer, because there are so many brilliant and diverse artists here and I have a note book full of people that have impressed me and I will be going back to their galleries for a better look through, adding to favourites and watch. I think my answer to that would be a very long list

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
This might sound like a cop out, see answer 10.
I have so far only met one other person on that is on Deviant Art, Gita :iconlunarrose: (A friend and fellow student of my Nieces husband) whose User name is Lunar Rose  She has been on here since she was 12 posting photographs, she is now in her early 20s and a professional photographer and she hasn't visited Deviant Art for a while.
Oh!!  and my daughter is on Deviant Art  too but she has forgotten her username. She was posting Photos  Manga drawings and putting her head in the scanner.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I think getting positive feedback from other Deviants in comments is very encouraging, I am always grateful to those that have commented

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencils, charcoal, acrylic and watercolour paints I will start using oils soon, I am also planning to start working in print making using Lino cut and woodcut I have been buying the tools and inks ready to start, need to develop some images.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I tend to get Ideas when I am listening to music or I am busy doing work/chore type things not related to art,  I have been doing a lot of writing after I wake up and before I get out of bed in the morning. I don't have a studio so my Easel is in the sitting room and I have a work space in my bedroom for watercolours (which is cluttered up right now so no actual work is getting done)

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Discovering Deviant Art in the first place, which was purely by chance. I thought I had found the internet equivalent of an art Aladdin’s cave.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The best of Rainbow
  • Reading: Ogri Omnibus
  • Watching: Marty Swartz YouTube guitar tutorials
  • Playing: Rob Peter to pay Paul Or Rob Paul to pay Peter
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Tea
Elvis study by Azul-Seahorse
Elvis study
A Charcoal study of early 70's Elvis in preparation for a painting, I probably will not use this one, I need to work a bit harder on the likeness. For me personally working in charcoal is better for figure work but not for portraits, so I will draw this again in pencil.
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Fred by Azul-Seahorse
Fred
Starting to get on with some drawing. using charcoal this time. I am pleased with this as a drawing, I made a mistake by drawing the bit between his nose and top lip (Philtrum) too long and that spoils the Likeness.
Drawing Teeth and Glasses are two things that I struggle with and have tried to avoid in the past.
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Untitled and unfinished by Azul-Seahorse
Untitled and unfinished
I have been working on this painting of Miss Mosh using Marcus J Ranum's stock images as reference and I have just been taking too long with it, its not that I don't want to paint it, my mind has been elsewhere on other projects that I keep putting off. So I decided to draw a line under what I have been doing and get these other projects done.
I decided to post it on here anyway unfinished then put the painting away and return and finish it at a later date.
Model :iconmiss-mosh: Miss-Mosh
Stock :iconmjranum-stock: MJRanum-Stock
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The Maharajah's well by Azul-Seahorse
The Maharajah's well
The Maharajah's well Stoke row in England,

Mr Edward Reade, the local squire, had worked with the Maharajah of Benares in India for many years in the mid nineteenth century. One of his many deeds there was to sink a well in 1831 to aid a local community in Azimurgh. When Mr Reade finally left the area in 1860, he asked the Maharajah to ensure that the well remained available to the public.
A couple of years later the Maharajah decided on an endowment in England. He recalled Mr Reade’s generosity in 1831 and also remembered his stories of water deprivation in his home area of Ipsden. And so the well in Stoke Row duly came about. It was dug, by hand, of course – all 368 feet of it to a width of 4 feet.
The well and superstructure cost £353 13s 7d. The elephant and machinery cost a further £39 10s, the project being undertaken by the (still) local firm of Wilder in Wallingford. Finally the cottage cost a modest £74 14s 6d. The well remained in use for over 70 years so it was clearly money well spent.
 
Sourced from Stoke Row's village website www.stokerow.net

I would like to add that the well is so deep you could hide Nelson's Column down it twice.
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HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY DEVIANT ART

This is my attempt at doing the DEVIANTARTIST Questionnaire
#deviantartistquestionnaire 

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Five and a half (and a bit) years,

2. What does your user name mean?
Long winded answer story alert!!! AZUL- SEAHORSE  My Partner, Marie Died due to an Hypothalamic brain tumour, She was  six months pregnant. The doctors and Nurses at the hospitals  Radcliffe infirmary I.T.U and The John Radcliffe S.C.B.U in Oxford Saved the baby, (She is now 18 years old) So I found myself in a situation on my own with a tiny baby and having to undertake the role of a mother (and a lot of other problems I won't go into, I have been writing it all down and so far I have got 70 pages of rough notes) A couple of months later I was sorting through Marie's possessions  and I found a Video, I put it in the video player to see what was on the tape and it was a documentary about seahorses that she had recorded, I found out that the female transfers the eggs to the male and he carries them until they hatch. At that time I  related some sort of connection to the Seahorse, Marie had Also bought me a book called “The Expectant Father”  when she found out she was pregnant.        I was going to call myself Blue Seahorse but the name was already taken , Azul is Spanish for blue. (I think)

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Inquisitive  Capricious  EternallyBroke
(Yes, I know that's two words joined together to make one, but as this is an art site I am using my artistic licence, Deviant Art have set a Precedent here by spelling both Deviant art and Deviant Artist as one word at the top of this questionnaire )

4. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed.

5. What was your first deviation?
Self Portrait Self Portriat by Azul-Seahorse

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Figurative painting, I like to have a story behind what I do,
 Red molly and Vincent 1952,Red Molly and Vincent 1952 by Azul-Seahorse
 Your lucky days are over, Your Lucky Days are Over by Azul-Seahorse
both in my main galley
and McAlpines fusilier,McAlpines Fusilier (rough) by Azul-Seahorse
 in my scraps are all inspired by songs or a lyric, I am working on a painting with Elvis Presley based on a story that I read in a bike magazine some years ago and another based on an urban myth.

I used to write poetry many years ago before I got into painting, I really should take that back up again.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I have recently been watching videos on Vimeo about an artist called Voka I think he may be Swiss or Austrian, He has a very colourful expressionist style of portraiture and his paintings are huge.  I would like to paint like him. (I would also love to instantly have his massive studio, Which seems to have it's own light railway station.)

8. What was your first favourite?
Stock 79 by Dagwanoenyent-stock
Stock-79 by Dagwanoenyent-Stock
 I also used some of her stock as a reference for a sketch and watercolour painting that I did titled “Subterfuge”
Subterfuge by Azul-Seahorse Pencil sketch for  Subterfuge by Azul-Seahorse

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Looking through my Favourites  it seems to be a tie between Photography, Traditional Art and Digital art.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Not an easy question to answer, because there are so many brilliant and diverse artists here and I have a note book full of people that have impressed me and I will be going back to their galleries for a better look through, adding to favourites and watch. I think my answer to that would be a very long list

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
This might sound like a cop out, see answer 10.
I have so far only met one other person on that is on Deviant Art, Gita :iconlunarrose: (A friend and fellow student of my Nieces husband) whose User name is Lunar Rose  She has been on here since she was 12 posting photographs, she is now in her early 20s and a professional photographer and she hasn't visited Deviant Art for a while.
Oh!!  and my daughter is on Deviant Art  too but she has forgotten her username. She was posting Photos  Manga drawings and putting her head in the scanner.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I think getting positive feedback from other Deviants in comments is very encouraging, I am always grateful to those that have commented

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencils, charcoal, acrylic and watercolour paints I will start using oils soon, I am also planning to start working in print making using Lino cut and woodcut I have been buying the tools and inks ready to start, need to develop some images.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I tend to get Ideas when I am listening to music or I am busy doing work/chore type things not related to art,  I have been doing a lot of writing after I wake up and before I get out of bed in the morning. I don't have a studio so my Easel is in the sitting room and I have a work space in my bedroom for watercolours (which is cluttered up right now so no actual work is getting done)

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Discovering Deviant Art in the first place, which was purely by chance. I thought I had found the internet equivalent of an art Aladdin’s cave.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The best of Rainbow
  • Reading: Ogri Omnibus
  • Watching: Marty Swartz YouTube guitar tutorials
  • Playing: Rob Peter to pay Paul Or Rob Paul to pay Peter
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Tea

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Jim Steevens
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: house in the middle of a golf course
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Blues,Metal, Folk.Classical.
Favourite photographer: My Friend Syd
Favourite style of art: Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood
Operating System: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin
MP3 player of choice: Never owned one
Shell of choice: Tortoise
Wallpaper of choice: Woodchip, but I prefer paint
Skin of choice: Sausage
Favourite cartoon character: Ogri
Personal Quote: OH B*****ks! not again!
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LadyArtsy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello,

I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to :iconelvis-the-king:

I hope you have a good time there and if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.

TCB
~Founder
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Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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You're more than welcome!
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Happy birthday Jim!  :cake:
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Thank You
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You're welcome. 
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Thanks for visiting my page
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Thanks a lot for the watch!
You're welcome to the World of the Spheres!
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Thank you for visiting my page. :hug:
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Thanks for adding me to your watch list!!
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