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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
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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. A set of Extension tubes and several Macro Filters. Also a Kodak Easyshare. No actual 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. And THAT's photography!

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. So, everything you see in my photos is actually there. NEVER added into the photo afterwards like a lot of people like to assume happens. Which is really annoying when its achieved the old fashion way. Hard work & practice.

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, passion and experience really are the keys to it really, to everything actually. I don't listen to what others say is the right way to do Photography and the wrong way- because that is a bunch of bullshit. I have learned that you have to be able to stand your own in this business, you must be able to believe in your work in order to stand for it and fight for it. One must develop their own style, in which they feel confident enough to soar without being knocked over by the weak.

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

How many tattoos do you have?
I consider this a personal question because even though my tattoos show, they are mine and are very personal to me. I really don't know anymore, once I started connecting them to each other I have lost count. I find this to 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, so no one needs to see them but me.

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. This is where this request ends. I do not & will not take custom photos for you. If I did, I require payment.

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?
Watermarks protect your work the best. Bottom line. And also, 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! Clients who buy prints of my work do not get images with watermarks, but anything I upload anywhere, gets a watermark or 3.





Hello all my loves,

Hello everyone!! I really hope everyone has been doing good. I am actually doing good too. The hardships, chaos and sadness that became my life in early January are now in the past and I am ready to begin this brand new year from a positive outlook. Instead of a negative one. Like the one everyone else in my family seems to be stuck on. Which I get 100% but nothing can be done now so there is no point to waste energy & time on the past. Wasting the days we have with things that are out of our hands, I cannot make sense of staying in that angry, resentful mindset. This next year is going to be hard but new things are coming my/our way, as early January told me, an odd sort of blessing. I plan to move forward with my life like never before. Making changes I need to make, starting new things~ some hobbies, goals, mindsets, etc. Because what this new year has taught me already, truly, down into the depths of my heart, you cannot stay in one place forever. Everything i s temporary. And that change is always around the corner, welcome it or it will only seem to destroy everything in your life that it touches.

Anyways, on a brighter note, me and my family are living a few miles down on the same road in a different city but still in an area I know and still close to where we used to call home. The house is beautiful and larger than what I had only known and it is an older house but has been maintained and updated as well. In a neighborhood that my grandparents used to live in. Which is lovely but odd in the same way. The house is even set-up in the same way.

I am sorry I haven't been active for about a month and a half. I was going through some shit. And still going through some heavy shit but I am not letting it get me down but it is slowly slowing me down. And for this, I say sorry. I love all my watchers and appreciate you all so much. And so for the watchers who have not unwatched me during this difficult time, (about 10 people did, you're dicks) thank you & I love you!!! :hug: :D I signed on when I could, uploaded what I could when I could and that makes me get unwatched. Which is lame, because anyone of my loyal and long term watchers can tell you, I am a very active dA member and upload all the time. Lol. But I really don't care, it is the moral of everything. And that is why is bewilders me :shrug:

Lots of new works coming; Paintings, jewelry, sewing projects, sfx make.up, and gonna try to do some self portraits, Macro and Nature photos. I have been feeling very crafty lately though. I now have a wonderful work area for my Macro scenes, which is exciting but yet that still doesn't make me want to work on them right now. So lame to me, lol :giggle:

Later in the week I will be doing a lengthy feature. I was going to do it here but I want it to be in a journal of just a few words and then nothing but artworks. How it should be. And so this journal became an update journal to those who have read my last journal from Jan. 4th and commented with loving words of wisdom, support and understanding. I love you all, I truly do. In a way that I cannot fully explain :heart:

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The TV but about to be music.
  • Reading: what I wrote above..
  • Watching: The Walking Dead.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing atm. But cookies before bed.
  • Drinking: Water.


Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm Sheri, I am 28 years old. I live in metro 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

Which quote rings true to you, atm in your life?? 

11 deviants said "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost.
9 deviants said "Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don't care, but because they don't." - Unknown.
8 deviants said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein.
5 deviants said "Moving on is simple; what you leave behind, that makes it difficult." -Unknown.
3 deviants said “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.” -Stephen Chbosk.
1 deviant said "Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way." - Charles Kingsley.
1 deviant said "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." -Napoleon Hill.
1 deviant said "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." -Abraham Lincoln.


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 beading, 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 3 yrs 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: :iconkmarieg: :iconmweiss-art: :iconhorrorrudey: :iconeternal---soul: :iconrenykyel: :iconporcelainpoet: :iconkissthemastersfeet: :iconbloodymariathefirst: :icongorilla-ink: :icontrishamonsterr: :icondestroyinc: :iconmummyslittlemonster: :iconfrank-beer: :icondevillephotography: :iconxxxantonxxx: :iconsystemofastef: :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 Photography© 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.. to recharge my batteries.

: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 10yrs 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 & creating pretty things suit my interests.

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.
Dont Invite me to like your facebook STAMP by SheilaBrinson


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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 :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
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Thanks for the fav ^^ <3
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
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