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Stephanie Gottwald
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
My Name is Stephanie and I am from Germany.
I paint since I am able to hold a pencil, but I am not nearly able to paint what I have in mind.
Most of the time I make fantasy and furry art but I am able to work outside of my comfort zone if needed.

I use many different media in my creations but I havent found my way into digital media so far. Sometimes I experiment with it, but I dont feel comfortable working at the pc for art.
But I am working on this problem. ;)
The last couple of months I find it very hard to feel comfortable on deviant art and I fear this is my own fault.
Every day I go online to check my inbox I have over 300 new submissions and only 1-2 of these have something to do with me or my gallery (favs, comments and so on). ALL the other submissions are tons and tons of artworks of people that I watch, journals, polls, da notifications...
I should not complain, its my own fault because I have so many people on my watchlist.
I tried to "clean up" a few weeks ago, but ended up by deleting 2 or 3 names because I liked the art of that watched artists too much to kick them off my list.

Serious, if I didnt liked there artwork, I would not have watched them right?

But this problem leaves me with a big dilemma. At the moment I rarely realy look at the artworks in my inbox because it is JUST TOO MUCH and delete them without a closer look. Its so sad.

Well, I think this is farewell when you are on such a big art gallery like deviant art for so many years. :(
I dont have a solution for this problem, exept deleting artists from my watchlist even if I like them realy much.

Do you have similar problems and how do you deal with it?

your roach

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ExodusofParadise Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You've probably heard this hundreds of times before but your art is great.
Schiraki Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not as much as you might think. ;)
Its always nice to hear it, thank you so much!
TinyBlueKoi Apr 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama! ^_^
Schiraki Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome ^^
TinyBlueKoi Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is awesome!  Nice work!
Schiraki Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!:D
TinyBlueKoi Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. ^_^
Pumpkin-Tail Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would please like to know,what material do you use or your traditional work? (brands,ect..):) (Smile) 
Schiraki Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Pumpkin-Tail :)

I use the "Polychromos" colored pencils from "Faber Castell" and "Pelikan" Ink.
I have no brand I prefer for watercolors or gouache, I use the same old thing I got as a gift years ago. :/

The papers I use most is the watercolorpaper from "Hahnemühle" and Bristol paper of different brands.
I dont know if you can get all these brands outside of germany. :/
Maybe you can search for it on amazon or so on.

Greetings Schiraki
Pumpkin-Tail Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Schiraki,

Thank you very much for giving me such a complete answer ! :D
I will definitly try that brand of ink for my linearts :) I live in France next to the german-swiss frontier so Germany isnt that far from me .
I'm also very happy to see a cockroach character. Insects needs more love !
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