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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.





-30 years in 3 Days-

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 1:49 AM
nothing says sudden like, NOW!
Hello all my lovelies!! :huggle:

I am going to again be absent from dA but only for a week tops (I hope- I really do, I am actually afraid), I will sign in as much as I can buuuut no new work until everything gets settled. Long story very short, one word to be exact- foreclosure. My familys home of 30yrs has been ripped away from us and we had/have about 3 days to get this all accomplished. I still live in this family home- so it is extremely hard for me, for everyone in my main family (sisters & brother, parents) so it makes the process even worse and the short time frame is enough to make one go crazy and sick from pure nerves alone. Today will be a hard day, it won't be easy and neither will Monday. I am very thankful for all the friends I have & the women who others see as mere co-workers but they are infact family. I am so thankful & blessed to have such souls in my life, even more so when I really, really need them the most. I was able to get shifts covered, so work is the least of my long list of worries and pains. But anyways. I wanted to give you all an update- I will submit work, just whatever I have unpublished on my laptop. Otherwise I will be pretty MIA. Everything feels like the goddamn twilight zone... I am actually still waiting for everything to be.. just a nightmare.

I will not go into more details beyond this, I hope you understand but know that I appreciate the interest/care. I will never leave dA :no: Here to stay, so please don't unwatch me due to a bit of inactivity. Hold on, give me time!! :]

  • Mood: Miserable
  • Listening to: Below..
  • Reading: Nothing..
  • Watching: Garfunkel & Oats, amazing bitches!!
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Egg & cheese thingy, before bed.
  • Drinking: Water.


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

Has anyone else started experiencing pop-ups and redirects here on dA? I have and I am getting pretty annoyed now.. 

28 deviants said No, thankfully I don't have this problem.
5 deviants said Yes, I am in the same boat as you.
2 deviants said Maybe, explain what is going on.


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: :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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tiny-sparrow Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the faves.
hubert61 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
merci pour les favs :)
AraNaja Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
Thanks for the favs :hug:
WoodLily Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This picture was inspired by your picture Day 324 of 365 Project and I hope you love it: Big Orange Skull
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you!! :D Happy to be an inspiration!!! :aww:
WoodLily Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You are most welcome! 
loiscorinna Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Photographer
Thanks for the +fav Heart 
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
A1k3misT Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav ! Very nice gallery, particularly the self-portrait section :) Type O is one of my favorite bands ever! :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome!! :D :aww: Thanks a lot!!
They are one of mine also :nod: :thanks:
AraNaja Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
Thanks for the favs ^^
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
WoodLily Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This was inspired by your picture 3 Wishes is All You Get and I hope you love it: Girly Colors
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I am very happy you like my work enough
to be inspired by it with your own artwork!! :D
WoodLily Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Awww thanks! It really is beautiful!
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