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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Age: 28
Current Residence: Long Island, New York
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Print preference: big
Favourite genre of music: Progressive rock and metal, neo-classical metal, trance
Favourite photographer: wbskinner
Favourite style of art: 3d Abstract
Operating System: Windows 7 and Debian
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: I usualy use my own creations...
Personal Quote: It's not a glitch, it's a feature.


aurora900 has started a donation pool!
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Now that I'm unemployed, donations sound good. Help keep my art going and donate today!

Donation incentives:
5:points: = A mention of your name in my journal
10:points: = A small feature on my page
20:points: = A well thought comment or a critique on one piece of your work*
50:points: = Same as 20, but on 3 pieces*
100:points: = Full feature in my journal*
8000:points: = Nothing, because I'd probably die from shock.

*Please try to keep this to categories I'm interested in and or participate in. I don't know anything about writing, and more importantly, NO nudes.

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Getting more exposure and a Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 25, 2010, 2:18 AM
Regular News

First, let me take a moment to say this:
:snowflake: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :snowflake:

Okay, with that out of the way, I've been spending time on the forums and joining groups lately. I found a few notable things when trying to gain more exposure for my work.  The first one is that people have become evil little bastards around here to get page views....  I've seen in many signatures people have something like "discover the secret to more page views, click here" and the link just goes to their user profile.  While it amused me greatly that some people probably fall for this, and it is quite clever, its still evil.

Aside from forum posts and group features, I found an interesting (and non-evil) way to gain some more exposure.  There's a group called #GetWatchers that runs an external website that dynamically shows you random deviations (you can set parameters so it only shows you art you have interest in) and for each deviation you view, it puts one of your own deviations in the cycle to be viewed by someone else.  So as you're browsing art (in a particularly efficient manner the likes of which dA cant even offer) you're generally more exposure for your own work.  I must say I'm fairly impressed with the ingenuity of the whole thing.  Not only has it gotten me a little additional exposure, it has opened me up to an opportunity to meet new artists I didn't know existed.  Some very talented ones in fact.  So do yourself a favor and join #GetWatchers today!  Just follow this link:…

But wait, there's even more good news.  I got my first donation today!  Many thanks go out to Sheridan-J for some kind words and the donation.  It may have been a small donation, but its the thought that counts and every little bit helps :)  Aside from being a nice person (well, she seems to be at least) Sheridan-J is also one of those very talented artists I wouldn't have met had it not been for #GetWatchers.


This week's feature:

I suppose the first thing I should say is that upon first glance of this talented artist's page, I thought she was merely a fantastic portrait photographer.  I quickly realized how wrong I was.

Kim Coates - Sons of Anarchy by Sheridan-J Digital Portrait - Hugh Laurie by Sheridan-J Sean Bean Portrait by Sheridan-J

These are some of the first images I saw.  Had these been photographs, I would be impressed.  However, these are actually digital paintings.  Am I impressed?  Well, I'd have to consult a thesaurus to find a stronger word.  The detail, effort, and skill put into these realistic paintings are phenomenal.

Once I realized what I was looking at, I came to the realization that I needed to see more.  On to the gallery we go!

+Little Dragons+ by Sheridan-J

Here we have what is probably one of my favorites from her entire gallery.  As the description on the deviation says, those dragons are pretty cute!  But as well, the composition is great, the details are plenty, and its very pretty to look at :)

S.K Omega - FRACTURE by Sheridan-J

Here we have another stunning piece.  While I'm not sure what it's based on, it looks super cool.  The textures are smooth and the image as a whole just kinda pops.

Self-Portrait -Sheridan-J by Sheridan-J

Last (though certainly not least) we have one more portrait based in reality.  A self portrait this time.  I can go on about everything that's perfect about this, but you get the idea.  I love this one (and her sunglasses... i want them).  Perhaps for writing such a nice feature she will give them to me... <3

People And Groups

People you should check out:

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Groups I'm in:

:iconourgallery: :icongetwatchers: :iconbryce-world: :iconurbanshots: :iconcity-photography: :iconphotographersclub: :iconcityscapes-club:

  • Mood: Sarcastic
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Sweet Tarts candy canes
  • Drinking: Sparkling cider

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alsarab Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The-LostAlien Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there Danielle,

I am trying to download your AuroraBrush Tech set 03 but the link is broken... I hope it is still available. If so, could you possibly let me know where to find it..

Kind regards,

aurora900 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Sorry about that, dA broke a lot of download links a number of years ago and I guess they didn't fix them all. I uploaded the file again and it should work now :)
The-LostAlien Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I have downloaded it successfully.

That really was very kind.

elK08 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday .. i hope all your wishes come true

your work is excellent. .. keep it up !! :)
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