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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!

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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, 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 never use photoshop. 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 it's what you like to use, wonderful :] It's just not program 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. Instead of small tattoos everywhere, I have full pieces with more on the way.

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?
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!

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 3:37 AM
Hello everyone!!

I really hope everyone has been doing good!! :D I have been good just stressed and my jaw pain has been flaring up lately, causing me to sleep then to do anything more. But otherwise I am in tip-top shape. Doing good, even though I haven't been uploading as much as I would like to. Work, artwork and having a life get in the way of uploading sometimes. But I try to set time aside each day for dA. Not only for uploading but to maintain the groups I run & help to run. 

A bit of venting:
So, for awhile I was wondering why I have so many problems with people carelessly submitting works without reading or to the wrong folder over and over again, lol, it is because I have noticed that most groups to not keep to their so called "rules" and so anything can be submitted in that group, whether it fits or not. I have seen this situation is 3 groups in the past month, which has made me express this annoyance with said groups and they all said some excuse or another without even realizing what is going on. Which I removed all my works from said groups & left them. Example, a so called nature group that allows anything to be uploaded it seems to me. Because out of every 6 submissions to the group, 3 are close to being nature oriented. Another group claiming to be Macro just because they didn't even know what Macro meant. It is getting ridiculous. It really is. If you don't know what you are doing, why start a group? If there is no direction that can be seen, or what you allow goes against the groups name, then I am sorry but that is a straight fail in my book. Put some real effort and passion into your group if you must make one. Otherwise don't even bother.

One last venting topic, then venting is over for this journal :giggle:

Please, don't watch me just so you can get a watch back. Its not going to happen and I am going to be the first person to tell you this. dA is not about collecting friends/watchers. It is about sharing your artwork with like minded people who know where you are coming from. Who share your passion for Art, whatever the medium may be. I find a lot of people asking me to watch them, AGAIN, I will be the first to tell you not to ask/beg people to watch you, they should want to watch you, not be told to watch you by... you. Tacky. I have never, ever, not even once asked someone for a watch, fave or comment. But I am always happy with what I am given. I don't go barking up the wrong tree, begging people to support my artwork :shrug:

Whats new & coming soon:
The only things that are new with me are two things- that I pretty much have a set schedule at work and that is allowing me to set-up more shoots. Baby Portrait shoots to be clear. Lol. I already did one with my best friends niece, Farrah:D She is completely adorable, that there will be another shoot with her soon enough. Plus, at least 4 other baby portrait photo-shoots planned for the next month!! I am very excited. I love babies and I love taking and capturing their expressions. 

Some of my Macro work was featured in a beautiful online Magazine, Last Laugh, here is the link: issuu.com/sarahbarker/docs/las… I really love the works that were selected of mine and how they sit upon the magazines pages. I am still so very honored to be included in their March issue, along side other amazing artists. Please, check it out!! You will not be disappointed, I promise you this. All the artworks selected are beyond words.

I have been doing a lot more writing, haven't shared anything that I have written yet. But I will soon. I promise. I will do a huge writing upload. A few small pieces to come soon though :nod:

Coming soon, as in as soon as I can get around to them. I will be uploading some of my favorite photos from the Wedding I shot in Sept. 2013. Finally, I know. But things with the client got pushed back to situations in her life. But now I can ready to show you all my favorites. Everyone loved the work I did, I am very proud of the work I did and what I managed to capture. So I can't wait to share. Also, some baby portraits!! :D I shot some on March 6th, cute and simple themes. Worked so well, I am very happy with the results.

Now, some lovely Features!!
Snowflake Bubble by LorreesWorlda.tribute.to.all.women by vicente-oliveira
Drive-by Shooting by otas32cigarette macro II by beatqas
---- by WeissglutForever after by phalalcrocorax
Bliss 5 by Nooooooo87Pearls #2 by aashild06

ENJOY!!! And fave away because all of these artists have beautiful galleries worth checking out, digging into!! :D I haven't done a longish feature in awhile but I had to, these photos have stuck with me since I have seen them.


:heart: :thanks: :D


  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Random Tv, A nearby train...
  • Reading: Nothing.
  • Watching: Nothing really..
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Payday!! Mmmm.
  • Drinking: Icy water.

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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.

I only post my work here, so if you see it else where
then it's stolen. If my watermark has been removed
please inform me with a note with a link!

Watermark by TwiggyTeeluckWatermark Support by savagebinn

: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.
Interests

Journal History

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

28%
8 deviants said “One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit." -J.A. Konrath.
17%
5 deviants said “Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.” -Santosh Kalwar.
14%
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.
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4 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.” -
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2 deviants said “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” -Anaïs Nin.
7%
2 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.
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1 deviant said “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Ernest Hemingway.
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1 deviant said “Memory is the basis of every journey.” -Stephen King.
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1 deviant said “The only journey is the one within.” -Rainer Maria Rilke.
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1 deviant 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: :iconstevieohphotography: :iconoldskulllovebymw: :iconhorrorrudey: :iconaesthetic--dreamer: :iconrenykyel: :iconporcelainpoet: :iconkissthemastersfeet: :iconbloodymariathefirst: :icongorilla-ink: :icontrishamonsterr: :icondestroyinc: :iconmummyslittlemonster: :iconfrank-beer: :icondevillephotography: :iconxxxantonxxx: :iconsystemofastef: :iconokn-photography: :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 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.

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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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thank´s for favouriiting °_°
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GrotesqueDarling13 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!!
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SheilaBrinson 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks: 4 all :rose:
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GrotesqueDarling13 5 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're so, so welcome :D
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SheilaBrinson 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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AraNaja 1 day ago   General Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
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GrotesqueDarling13 15 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Most welcome :D
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Thanks for the faves have a great day
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GrotesqueDarling13 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome!!!
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GrotesqueDarling13 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Always!! :D
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Thanks for the fav :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!!
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merci pour les favs :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're always welcome :D
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