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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 love my camera stamp by SheilaBrinsonI do NOT take requests Stamp by NeonMonsterBytesMy Art Isn't Your Stock Stamp by SmitkinsArt is Stamp by ultravioletbatI Am Allergic To Douchebags by SheilaBrinsondAc Stamp by deviantARTcommunity


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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 lovelies!!

I wanted to write a journal as bit of an update and because it has been awhile since I have written one. It is time, it is time. Lol. Plus, I wanted to feature some beautiful works of those who watch me, two works from 10 random watchers. Artwork picked because they popped out at me, so those were the pieces chosen for this journal+feature :D

I am so, so sorry I haven't been very active here in the past month or so- I was going through some shit. One extremely personal but it is over and done with now, so its no longer a stress or worry- same with the 2 other stresses that were troubling me and not helping my flow much, lol, destroying it more like. All I did was sleep and go to work. But early this month everything came to an end, and life has been wonderful. I got answers, wishes granted and truth all in the matter of a few days. This goes for all of my stresses and worries.

I said above wishes granted, I had a horrible terrifing scare, my external hard drive of 3 years started to act up out of no where, randomly. At first it wouldn't let me view my photography on the drive, then it wouldn't show up on my computer. I waited a minute or so, it reappeared and I ejected the hardware like they always recommend should be done. This is how I always take out my flash drives and external hard drives :nod: And I was so scared that the photos were corrupted. I did a ton of research and found out the flash drive I happened to own has had more failures on the reliabe side, it just up and fails one day. Doing more research and it happens a lot with the name brand in general. So... I learned my lesson and did e v e n more damn research- I do this for everything- and bought 2 external Hard drives. The first ones is a Toshiba 500gb and the second is a Seagate 1tb. I realized those were the two most highest rated brands in customer satification, reliablity and overall service. And when I went into Best Buys Geek Squad to get advice on my WD My passport to see if my photos were still there and able to be removed from the drive. To end this horrible story, every photograph was safely added to my laptop and I will put them on me new hard drives soon- and two other methods of back-up too. I know now, I can never be TOO safe with the work that I care about. I have tonsss of family photos and photography period that mean so much to me, words cannot explain the terror and nerves my mind and heart were experiencing. Bah, it was awful. So, I will protect my work against this, I learned my lesson!! But now this journal also explains the poll I posted a few weeks ago, lol :nod:

I have nothing going on for the rest of this month or in July but August, I have two Photography jobs- a Wedding and a Live Birth. Wedding, this will be my 3rd. I feel like I have done way more but they are a lot of work. I learn something with each job. Lol. That is how it should be though, if you aren't growing and changing, then you aren't moving forward. I am excited for my friends Wedding, I work with her and this is how we became friends. She is an artist too and really loves my Wedding Photography- so it means a lot that she has picked me. I cannot wait to capture those precious moments for her. And the Live Birth is something so new I didn't even know it was a thing but I agreed to shoot the idea/offer pitched at me. Thought long and hard and did some google searching and such, and in late February I agreed to photograph the birth of her second child. That sentence makes me nervous.. and excited. I value new experiences, anything that I never thought about, something different. I was again contacted my a friend, but an older friend, we shared our late teens and early 20's with each other before we parted ways as friends often do. But I feel honored to photograph such a moment for her and her family. I plan on taking scenes most people don't see, I plan to capture everything as beautiful and graceful as possible. I need to do more research, for fucking sure. But those two jobs will have me pretty busy for August.

I plan on uploading a lot of work, catching up sort of since I have been inactive and I am sorry but THANK you to everyone who hasn't unwatched me because I don't upload daily. I love you all. And here are some beautiful features from 10 artists who watch me- 2 works from their galleries. If anything interests you, I highly suggest you check out their profiles!! :heart:


Liverpudlian Sea by lordeggsworthRussia Street - (Early tilt shift attempt) by lordeggsworth
Chevrolet Ornament Hood by kablaha Flower and Ants by kablaha
Bench by smellyfeet2015 Fire Escape by smellyfeet2015
Song of the Old Oak Tree by Ari-Heart-Matsuri Sunlight Slate by Ari-Heart-Matsuri

Mature Content

Passion Series by HelloDearThomas
Clouds II by HelloDearThomas
Beauty echo by ViereMorr More blue spring II by ViereMorr
Listen to your heart by TayaTaechka Untitled by TayaTaechka
Strange Mosquito 2 by PhotographyRW Blue Flower by PhotographyRW
Into The Light by Ikarusthefirst After the Rain by Ikarusthefirst
Rose Treatments Series - 006 by JamesInDigital Robin in the Grass HDR by JamesInDigital

Thank you to everyone who watches me and has supported me and my work for a long time now- it truly means so much. I have been on dA for awhile. Getting more loyal watchers and friends as the years go on. I simply love this!! Thank you!!
Every new and older watcher, I appreciate you all :heart: :thanks: :faint: :squee:

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Music, My Dying Bride. Lol.
  • Reading: Nothing, what I wrote I guess..
  • Watching: Random Adult Swim shows..
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Iceee Water.

Journal History


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.
It's not updated regularly at all. I don't use it often. Idc, Fb likes do
not pay for my works or help get me jobs. They are pointless likes on Fb.


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: :iconrawpoetry: :iconmonsterkookies: :iconophelia-overdose: :iconsteineib-photography: :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.

Where do YOU go when your mind wonders?? 

10 deviants said Into my thoughts.
9 deviants said As my mind wonders, so do I. Over everything.
6 deviants said The forest!!
6 deviants said Into another world.
3 deviants said Other/Idk.
2 deviants said Whatever I am worried about or things I gotta do.
No deviants said School/work.

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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hubert61 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
merci pour les favs :)
Mimek Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on Tasty!  I truly appreciate your support =)

Tasty by Mimek
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome :D
ejohanne Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :D
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome!!!
illustrisdesigns Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank You Hearts Sign for another fave of my latest suncatcher Hug Have a wonderful day Hug 
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're so, so welcome :D
WoodLily Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
This was inspired by your picture Stars of March and I hope you like it:…
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you for showing me!!
WoodLily Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
You're welcome!
sHavYpus Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago   General Artist
Thank you for the fave dear <3

BRAINZ by sHavYpus Knarf by sHavYpus
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome!! :D
SanctuaryWarrior Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the :+fav: :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!!!
hubert61 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
merci pour les favs :)
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