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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!

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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. 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.

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: fav.me/d4fo74q

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.

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(sorry the journal seems longer then it is, this is because I made the features a good size.)

Hello everyone,

I know it has been forever since I have written a journal and I am sorry for that. I have been very busy with work in the craft world and with paid shootings- mainly children at them moment which I am not complaining about, they are so fun to do that I look forward to every children portrait session I have. I know I have at least 3 in the next 3 weeks for sure.  I just have to set up dates and such. My fb is starting to pay off, word of mouth and the power of sharing my work has been helping me get a lot of serious clients, not the people who message you but never reply when you say that you charge for your services. I get far too many of those and it is very annoying. I m i g h t be doing another wedding. Not any time soon, next year. An old friend from high school,  I know I keep saying I am not doing another Wedding but I keep finding work, lol. And since it is an old friend I want to capture those moments for her properely. A girl who I used to work with got married & from what I've seen of a few photos, eeck, I hope they weren't raped on prices just by looking at the results. I really wish she came to me for her photography needs. I love her, I would have gave her every moment from her special day. 3 happy brides cannot lie & I am forever honored that they all picked me to capture that day for them.

Also, you all may hve noticed. I have been uploading a lot of Jewelry lately, I am still building my stock. It takes so much time to do this, it's not even funny. And it doesn't help when detailed necklaces/ pieces altogether, take hours from start to end to complete. So, when sitting down to make jewelry, I tend to have ideas in my head so when I am sitting there the time is not lost to me with trying to think of ideas, I already have they streaming from my fingertips and down into my work at hand. And that brings me to share that I will be offering extremely cute Halloween themed earrings for cheap!! 6 bucks! This was random and came to me last night at work- I am offering orange sparkly pumpkins, black sparkly & silver bats and lastly Candy Corn, in different sizes. They are simple but these simple & cute earrings are a process to create. I cannot wait to wear mine to work, I am also making a pair for a manager who said they were cute, the sparkly pumpkins.

Since I haven't posted a journal in awhile, well not since my most recent Daily Deviantion. I want to thank everyone who faved the piece and those who have found my work through that DD and are now watching me, which were like 30 people, I noticed :giggle: Thank you!!! From the bottom of my heart, really. Your support means so much. All of my watchers have a very special place in my heart. They help to make me the artist I am today, I love you all for your support, I feel so honored to have 2,303 of you behind me and what I call my passions!!

Now, for my watchers, here are some beautiful features, from YOUR galleries. (chosen at random, so if you weren't chosen, it wasn't intentionally done.)

starting over by czeslawem
Dreamy by kmariegUntitled by sarazooey
Drowning by diensilver
SLEDSEL FACE ....... by SAN666
Mullinhassig Waterfall by m3j
Polaroid 22 by BarryByrdsunset by Hurricane007
positiv 24 by steineib-photography
Colorado Corona Retouch by OptimalDecay
Again, thank you so, so very much for all the support I recieve from all you beautiful and caring souls, it means more than I could ever try to put into words. dA means more to me then I can put into words. Lol. The people and the art that flourishes from this community is just so perfect to ones day or night. I know the best part of the day is sometimes just signing in :heart: :thanks: :glomp:

  • Listening to: Tool and the night!!
  • Reading: what I happen to be writing.
  • Watching: Nothing.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper Cherry, Yum!

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GrotesqueDarling13
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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: www.facebook.com/YesDarlingPho…
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.
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Journal History

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?? 

53%
18 deviants said The weather, the colors, everything about fall, ya know!
24%
8 deviants said All the stunning colors :]
15%
5 deviants said Halloween!
6%
2 deviants said Donuts and fresh Cider, Yum!
3%
1 deviant said The Walking Dead!!

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: :iconkmarieg: :iconoldskulllovebymw: :iconhorrorrudey: :iconbeautiful---dreamer: :iconrenykyel: :iconporcelainpoet: :iconkissthemastersfeet: :iconbloodymariathefirst: :icongorilla-ink: :icontrishamonsterr: :icondestroyinc: :iconmummyslittlemonster: :iconfrank-beer: :icondevillephotography: :iconxxxantonxxx: :iconsystemofastef: :iconbailey--elizabeth: :iconislandtime: :iconabandonedzone:

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: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.

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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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Dinjai Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Fav!
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OlcaPoul Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student
Thank you for the fav! Hug 
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner 18 hours ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that means so much for me!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-)))I :heart: Apophysis 7X Soft Pink Hearts -FreeToUse
we can only be friends by ingeline-art
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Thank you for the fave!
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Hi! 
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hubert61 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
merci pour les favs :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Alwaysss
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AraNaja Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Thank you ^^ :+fav:
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Always!! :heart:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist

~Thank You So Much~
  . H i a t u s . by ChristineKalliri

            ~oOo~
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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IrinaLara Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Sheri,

thank you very much for watching!
I´m freaking happy (!!!) that such a talented person likes my work!
You´ve got an amazing gallery and very inspiring style!
Love, Irina
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome!! :D 
And you are so welcome, I really love your
style and use of colors, making your work so
beautiful to see & so I am happy to watch you :hug:
:aww: Thank you very much, Irina!! :heart: Means so much!!
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