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  • Listening to: indie stuff
  • Reading: The Letter Q
  • Watching: Orange is the New Black
  • Playing: crazy hard music in D minor
  • Eating: ice cream and chips
  • Drinking: pink lemonade

a) Figure out a way to get into the Animation I course for second semester (sorry Julian)
b) Make the cube in Blender move
c) Practice 2D animation
d) Hurry up and get better at drawing, aka, practice 24/7

I'm in an experimental stage right now.

I'm up in the air, trying all kinds of different methods of shading, hair, lighting, etc. I usually just stick to one method and use the same thing over and over again for all my work, but I guess experimenting and not giving a fuck is how you learn new techniques that work for you. It's far too early for me to become a static artist, if there is such a thing.

However, I'm horribly stuck in all my works for semi-realism. On my iPad, I have a small handful of works that have line art and solid base colors filled in to the line art. After that stage, I get stuck and draw something else. My problem with semi-realism is I don't know how much detail to go into, especially with fabrics and clothes.

Nudes are so much easier. It's all one texture.

Whenever I tell myself to do something because it's easier, and to stay inside my comfort zone, I can't help but beat myself up over it. My reasoning is that, no, really, it'll look better if you just stick to what you know. Which begs the deep question, does the final result matter? But I'm usually far too tired to think deeply and contemplate my morals as an artist.

So look forward to some really fucked up looking pieces. It's just me experimenting and going out of my comfort zone.


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Sonja Winter Heels
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am

a girl
a Finn
a sophomore
an amateur artist
in the school band
the youngest sister
an American citizen
the older step-sister
a decent chess player
a dedicated flutist
a Finnish citizen
a good student
a blogger
a writer


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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I'm flattered that dA evidently showed you some of my later work when you wanted to see some 'free view stereoscopy'. I first learned to view images like this by looking at books like Magic Eye and Stereogram… . To see some truly unique 3-D images [once you've learned the trick or acquired the knack] try our 'Stereo XI Pairs' folder… . Some of those images have been 'constructed' in various unusual ways. Others have been solarised and inverted.
ElDiogo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, you're great :D
ElDiogo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :D

Wanna watch me? ^^
Anonymyth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi Sonja! It's me, Shirley! I finally got a DeviantArt and found you! Let's be friends! I sound creepy! :D
LeiAndLove Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thankee for the fav! :glomp:
daceff Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow your gallery is stunning. You inspire me. Your works are fantastic, lovely, and just a pleasure to watch. I am a big fan of your artwork. I may share a new lovely song to you to return the favour. [link]
GenesisArclite Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your photo "The Notebook (#7)" has been featured here: January 2013 Feature. :D
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Sonja! Thanks for joining #Critoons!


Glad to have you in the group and I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to note me directly if you need anything or have any questions.
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fave! :hug:
allison731 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want more comments for your creations or if you want earn points with commenting maybe you will be interested for projects in :iconwhispermewish: group. ;)
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