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I know my gallery is massive. But there is something for everyone!! I have Photography- Macro, Portraits to Vintage Cars, Jewelry/Other Crafts then to drawings and paintings. As an artist, I am scattered everywhere. Through out several mediums at one time. Jumping from one to another, it works for me so I go with the flow <3
I do NOT take requests Stamp by NeonMonsterBytesMy Art Isn't Your Stock Stamp by SmitkinsArt is Stamp by ultravioletbat


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Work that I find interesting & extremely inspiring!


First off, I answer all comments, watches & notes. But favorites, I just cannot thank people for them anymore, I get way too many on a daily basis. I appreciate every single one though!!!

What kind of camera do you use?
A SONY DSLR - A390 with 18-55mm lens + a Sigma 70-300mm. Several Macro Filters. Also a Kodak Easyshare. No macro lens, yet. It's not about the camera, it's about the person using it. Two people can own the same camera but yet they get different results.

What programs do you use?
I never shop my fuckin work. I seriously have never even used photoshop before. I don't even own it. Instead I use Photoscape, It's simple and does all that I require. Such as sharpening, lovely frames, etc. If shopping is what you like to do, wonderful :] It's just not what I need nor use.

How long have you been doing photography?
10yrs now. I just do what I like and I follow that instinct. I am very thankful for the experience I do have. Practice, patience and passion really are the keys to it really, to everything actually.

Have you had any schooling?
No, I am completely self taught, in all the mediums I use.

How many tattoos do you have?
I really don't know anymore, once I started connecting them to each other I have lost count. I find this ti be an odd question b u t I do get asked it a lot. Simpy put- Instead of small tattoos everywhere, I have full pieces with more on the way. Most of tattoos are hidden 100% of time, I get them for myself anyways.

Can I use your photo(s) as a reference for a drawing/painting?
Yes! And you don't need to ask me. All I ask & expect is to
Get a link to your work, because I would love to see it.

How do you make your fake blood?
Since I make it myself, I do not share my recipe. It was hard
Work getting the right look, I will not give it out for free. I decided to share this very tastey recipe. Go here to see & read:

Why do you put writing/watermark on your images?
Because I have had my work stolen & claimed as another persons work and also I have seen my work on other sites, without my permission. Its my work and I want to protect it the best I can. Art theft is very easy when you put it on the internet. But I like that my work is shared a lot. It means that outside dA my work is liked. Watermark through my images are for Internet purposes only!




Hello everyone!! :D

Sorry I haven't been here a lot/uploading a lot. One of my best friends' Kelly, got married to her long time boyfriend June 14th, I was one of her Photographers, I was with  her from 8am to 12am, it was a very long day that gave me 900 photos to go through. I captured some amazing moments with her and her family before, getting ready at her mothers house, which has always felt like a second home to me. Shooting her entire day, along side her meant so much to me, I will carry it with me forever. And of course, after I give the photos to her, I will share some of them here, I will probably share more of hers since I am so, so very close with her. And the portraits I captured show so much of the day, her day and the mood of such a day :] But all in all, the past few months have been b u s y. Now things will calm down :D

And now that I have all these photos to edit and prepare, I get given all these hours at work which I am grateful for, since things at work are very fishy with the lack of hours, so I will take what I can get. I can use the money. I have bills, it sucks. Lol, ohhhh but that is life as we know it. But yeah, all these hours to work with all these photos to edit. Bah, lots of hours of work work as a whole.

Other stuff, I will be offering Pet Portraits this summer because loved pets are family members and deserve to be remembered too. I love animals and I am really great at capturing their personalities, moods and expressions. And I already have like 4 Pet Portrait shoots on hold until I finish up my friends Wedding Portraits, I prefer not to bite more off than I can chew, to save myself some unneeded stress :D

Speaking of Pet Portraits, I randomly went to the Detroit Zoo with my best friend (I have like 6 best friends, really & truly) Stephy, her brother & his wife and baby daughter and then their friend. It was so hot, we walked around for like 5-6 hours. It was a lovely day but such a l o n g day that has made all the muscles in my legs hurt to the point they feel as if they are in the middle of a charlie-horse/muscle spams, constantly. Well, my legs are gonna look great this summer for sure, all the walking I have been doing, being at work not included :giggle:

In other good news, dA seems to finally be doing something with all the deactivated accounts by completely deleting said accounts and artworks. Deactivated are just that, deactivated, there is nothing that can be done with them or their content, best to delete them. All the ones from my watchers list are gone. Which is think is wonderful, maybe its just me tho  :shrug:

Now, here are some features I faved over the past few weeks. Works that caught my eye, my imagination and caused me to feel inspired. So, I knew I had share these with everyone.

June 7th by FramedByNature Through Adversity and Beyond by Lorelyne
Marina Boulevard by Draken413o Beetunechi II by JohnnyDiamond
Downtown Sky by BarryByrd Seeing is Believing by cheekz-jess
 undertow by spectrephotographySimple things by Wheels-Of-Joy
Syrphidae by Weissglut
 Colorful summer by TheSecretWhisperBlack seasons by bwiti
 * souvenirs d'un autre monde by francisLOVErainbows by UselessHopeless
Intricacy of Nature by CommanderEVE

Again, I must say thank you so very, very much to every single person who truly supports me and my artwork. It means more than I could ever say. Each person helps to make me a better artist. I love you all so much :heart: :thanks:

  • Listening to: Nothing.
  • Reading: Nothing.
  • Watching: True Blood.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper.


Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm Sheri, I am 27 years old. I live in Detroit.
I love my family & friends with all my heart.
I'm a punk but with a true heart of gold.
I treat others the way I want to be treated.
So if you are being an asshole, I am going to be one back.
I love until given reason not to, very simple things.
Art = blood <3 It runs through me!
Movies are the glue to my survival.
Music is my world. Photography is my life.
My mind operates in images. Hence why my
skin is so excessively modified with tattoos.
I do what I feel, and I say what I mean.

:star: Photography Fb:…
Like it if you want. But only like it if you want to actually follow and
support my work. Not so I can like your page back, that isn't what
I want. I want someone who actually cares about my work to like it.

Journal History

Each life is different, we all have different paths to take. Which quote hits home for you?? 

12 deviants said “One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit." -J.A. Konrath.
10 deviants said “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” -Heraclitus.
8 deviants said “Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.” -Santosh Kalwar.
5 deviants said “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” -Anaïs Nin.
5 deviants said “To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment.” -
4 deviants said “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Ernest Hemingway.
4 deviants said “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” -Henry Ward Beecher." -Steve Maraboli.
3 deviants said “Memory is the basis of every journey.” -Stephen King.
2 deviants said “The only journey is the one within.” -Rainer Maria Rilke.
2 deviants said “You were born to journey in the direction of your purpose. Anything that halts your progress is contrary to your design.” -Steve Maraboli.

About Me

I have been an artist since the day I was born.
My work goes where my mood takes me, so I often
Jump from medium to medium… from ink to photo,
To beads, painting to sewing, everything is an interest.
I’m extremely passionate, organized & my visions are clear.
I listen to my heart, my purpose in life is to create and at
The end of the day I do it all for myself. Because it makes
Me happy and it’s my therapy in a world that is fuckin crazy.

I am completely and 100% self taught. Years of practice & love. I am not a professional by normal standards even though my friends and family will say otherwise. All I have are years of experience under my belt, so most of the time I know what I am doing. I know what I can do and I know what I can’t do. Plus, I know My style and I am confident within it that I don’t feel the need to prove myself or my catalogue of work to anyone. I am still learning New things every day, so I don’t think I am better then anyone.

So far I think I am doing pretty good for myself. I’ve worked on a few low key college films & commercials and then Hostel Part 3. Now I have some lovely contacts in movies and music, which is a plus. Even though I don’t do a lot of make-up anymore, it’s still a passion. I haven’t forgotten it completely, it’s what got my foot in the door. I have been selling my Photography & Other/All artwork for 2yrs now. It’s a very freeing thing to be able to sell what makes my heart beat. And others love it enough to buy it, I'm thankful!

I never wanted to be an artist, I always just was one.

Friends & Inspirations

These are the artists & friends that I love so very much, the ones that inspire me, the ones who help me to keep going, the ones that helped to make me the artist/person I am today. Special artists that are in my heart :heart:

:iconulorinvex: :iconplastikstars: :iconpqphotography: :icontriztaess: :icongaiusnefarious: :iconb-e-t-t-i-e: :iconivanandreevich: :icondream-traveler: :iconashtrayheartromina: :iconfresh-eye-coffee: :iconrawpoetry: :iconmonsterkookies: :iconophelia-overdose: :iconjodipheonix: :iconpicture-in-a-frame: :iconsatansxkissx: :iconoldskulllovebymw: :iconhorrorrudey: :iconbeautiful---dreamer: :iconrenykyel: :iconporcelainpoet: :iconkissthemastersfeet: :iconbloodymariathefirst: :icongorilla-ink: :icontrishamonsterr: :icondestroyinc: :iconmummyslittlemonster: :iconfrank-beer: :icondevillephotography: :iconxxxantonxxx: :iconsystemofastef: :iconokn-photography: :iconbailey--elizabeth: :iconislandtime: :iconabandonedzone:

Extra Info

:bulletred: Even though my name on dA is GrotesqueDarling13, this is not my business name. I never changed it because this is who I am known as on the net, people know it and can google it easy to find my work. My business name for my Photography is Yes Darling Photographyİ and the name I sell all my other Artwork by is GrotesqueDarling13 or GD13.

:bulletred: I consider myself to be close to professional standards with mostly all the mediums I work in/with because of all the experience I have had on my own and in the business for companies and paying customers. I have explored every inch, absorbing and learning, getting better over time. I take my work seriously but I know how to have fun, whatever the subject may be. It's way more then a love or a passion, it's who I am, it's a need for my internal happiness.

:bulletred: I have a lot of pride & respect for my own work because I know where I started and the long journey I took to be where I am today. It wasn't easy by any means. But the past 8yrs has all been worth it. Getting as much practice & experience as possible is very important. Most of my time goes to my Photography and other Artwork. I'm an Artist by birth, not choice. It flows out from me naturally and at the end of the day I do it for myself, not to make money off of it. If that's your only reason for starting, Photography isn't for you. I have made money from my Photography before, from friends, strangers, companies, writers, etc. But even if I didn't, I'd still capture this world around me. It keeps me content, I like to capture e v e r y t h i n g.


Fuck YOUR Facebook!!

You are all very welcome for the faves & comments!! I love to support my fellow artists and their work. It helps us to grow. Feedback is very important!!!

But don't go and ruin it by...
BEGGING me to go like your facebook. I will like it if I actually like your work. I won't like it just because you are on my profile begging me to. I find this to be rude after all I did was FAVE a single goddamn piece. Please do not be that way. Accept the reality of my "No, thank you" and move on.

I don't like being spammed about liking peoples facebooks. This is deviantART and all people seem to care about is facebook. I don't prefer facebook over dA. I have a facebook, a business one and a personal one and they are not my life. I have a growing business without the help of facebook. So, if facebook is your thing to the point you spam people to like your page, with hollow meaningless likes because you yourself had to tell them to like it, then go you. Keep it to yourself is all I am asking.


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Woodsie-One Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for fav)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
AlexxInChains Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fave:)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome!!
SylvestrisArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the favourite! :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
HeyNaniki Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankie for the fav yay 
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
hubert61 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
merci pour les favs :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Always, no need to thank me daily anymore.
Musterkatze Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the fav! :aww:
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
hubert61 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
merci pour les favs :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
SAN666 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
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