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It's probably Jay
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Welcome! Thank you for looking at my art!
As of now, commissions are closed.
Not much to know,
I am a christian! Feel free to ask me about it.
Let's see... I draw, write, sing, ride, and a lot of other things. Honestly I dabble in a little bit of everything! Art is probably my favorite hobby though.

I'm mostly an animal artist, though I'm currently working on improving my people skills! hurr hurr Most often I draw equines, since that's what I'm most familiar with.

I have a lovely, big ole appaloosa named Big Macintosh. He's such a sweet heart, like a giant puppy. We've both come a long way, and I'm quite happy with him


MY BEAUTIFUL LOVIES :heart:
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Go and give these people some love~

My DA idols and inspiration~
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Her account is empty, BUT I REFUSE TO TAKE THIS DOWN CAUSE SHE'S STILL THE BEST.
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You should check these awesome artists out!

Love you guys!


Regarding Commissions
If you would like a commission from me when they're open, please, send me a note with the details! Any info you need should be here, but by all means, if you have a question, ask me! I don't bite. Most of the time.


My rather old Sumo Paint Gallery is here. If you feel like damaging your glorious mental image of me, this is the place to go.
My username for Iscribble is Nakota. Lemme know if we cross paths!

this makes me happy eheheheheh
I haz found a Treasureee by Seiorai
Interests
Hey guys! :wave:

I've been trying really hard to improve lately, and I've learned many new things that have helped me a lot. I thought I would share just a few main points with my fellow artists out there if y'all are interested!

Here are some things that I wish I had been told when I first started drawing. 

Understanding how something works completely changes how you draw said thing. 
When it comes to anatomy, hair, muscles, etc., understanding why you're drawing certain lines and features makes drawing that feature from different perspectives and without a reference ten times easier. For me, nostrils on horses is a good example. I used to just draw a hole-like shape at the end of the horses muzzle, wherever I thought looked best. It took me a while to figure out that a horses nostril is a tunnel, leading up into the skull sort of underneath the eye. That probably sounds really weird, but that's the only way I can figure out how to describe it xD Anyway, when I learned this, I went and studied some images of horse skulls with my new knowledge, and it made a lot more sense to me. I don't struggle with muzzles nearly as much now! So whatever you draw, horses, humans, wolves, find the things that are most difficult for you, like hands :stare:, and look up some references! Find some skeleton hands and muscles and all that gross stuff! Look at your own hand and wiggle your fingers, watch your knuckles rotate, examine those funny little tendons. It's quite fascinating, and extremely helpful! Also, I find it makes drawing all the more fun, because I'm interested in what I'm drawing.

Be bold and adventurous, draw EVERYTHING! 
Don't stick to your own little corner of the art universe. Go explore! Create little colonies on every planet and continent of this wonderful solar system. Even though I mostly only share my horse drawings, as that is what I consider myself best at, I try and draw a little bit of everything! Humans, kitties, pups, cacti, you name it! I find that the more things I try to draw, the more I recognize the differences in anatomy, and the easier it is to improve and pick up on new things. Keep in mind that it is difficult to go from drawings pones to puppies, and it takes a bit of practice before your dogs start to actually look like dogs. (Unless you're super talented and can do anything, in which case why are you reading this take your talent elsewhere.) I really enjoy picking a random animal or object, like a cheetah, or a certain kind of tree, and look up a bunch of references on google. From there, pick like, six difference pictures, and draw super quick sketches from them. Try and pay attention the basic shapes and angles. It's very entertaining, and very satisfying once you get good at it! (I am not good at it.) It also stretches your comfort zone and helps you grow as a little artist pioneer :meow:

Remember what your mother said, go make some friends!
It didn't take me too long to make two, very good and helpful friends on DA! They know who they are. (Technically I didn't make friends, they took pity on me and scooped me up from my tiny little talentless nest.) These two really helped me by pointing out how I could improve, while at the same time, encouraging me in my strong areas and giving me helpful tips and tutorials. I am so very grateful for them :heart: That being said, if you aren't lucky enough to be adopted by two talented artists, then go be social and make friends for yourself! The wonderful thing about DA is that we are a community, and we're there for each other. Most people on this site are welcoming, helpful, and just all around dandy people. Now be mindful that some artists are very busy doing professional grown up things and won't have time to be neighborly. That's okay! I'd suggest finding someone who likes to draw the same thing you do, and has a tendency to be friendly. You can usually tell who the nice people are. If you approach this person for help and advice, do not, I repeat, DO NOT: badger or pester them, take advantage of them, be rude or insistent, or otherwise abuse their kindness. If a talented artist has gone out of their way to help you along, the least you can do is be courteous and appreciative. Be helpful in return! I also suggest that if someone takes you under their wing and nurtures you like a little chick, use the talent they've helped you to grow and do something nice for them! Draw them some gift art, write a story about their character, (with permission of course) whatever you feel like doing to show that you're grateful to have them as a friend! This is a give and take community, and I guarantee that even the smallest gesture will mean the world to them. Be nice to everyone you meet guys, we're all on the same team!

That's all I really have for now, I hope you guys found this helpful to some degree! Ciao! 

Also, feel free to share this or add your own advice in the comments! :dummy:

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b1-l00zer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
hello there! you have a very nice gallery :D i hope you don't mind me watching! :hug:

have a llama! 
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Jay-Ruth Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigoodness, thank you so much for all the favorites and the watch! You're too kind!

Your art is lovely as well, great job!
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b1-l00zer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
d'aw, you're welcome! :D i like supporting fellow deviants in here :)

thank you so much, im really glad you like it :aww: 
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Vanare Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for donation! I really appreciate it. :hug:
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Jay-Ruth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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huntress-16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Trade?
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Jay-Ruth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! Note me!
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Mud-Foot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!I am a dummy! 

It means more then just someone else who might possibly comment,
and watch me grow as an artist.. Its a whole new notification coming from you,
considering I dearly adore your art and characters.Love 
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Jay-Ruth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Baaaaaw, you're welcome!! I'm very flattered by your praise, thank you! I can't wait to see you improve even more, I love your style :meow: 
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Mud-Foot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush: Why thank you mam
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