In the beginning - deviant art scared me. I will be blunt honest with you guys. When i first discovered deviant art in the early 2000's and I saw all that great art floating around, i felt intimated and not worthy of joining. My friend Dominic was already on it with quite simplistic Photoshop blending/merging of images but I felt for me it was yet inadequate to join and share my crappy skills.
Some years passed by and I had time to forget about deviantart like I can about many sites that I stumble on, explore and let be on the big wide Internet.
And then eventually, I felt ready. I had remembered and I felt comfortable enough to come back and throw my little rowboat in the vast ocean of dA and maybe see how fart it would take me.
My first account was with the name Ailime. Ailime is my real name Emilia spelled backwards. It was my internet identity from 2000's or maybe even before until this new current one.
My earliest works were with Illustrator and hotoshop, but I also tackled a bit of Fractal Explorer and two other little programs that were running around in 2003-4-5 ish and very rare hand drawn manga styled girl portraits. I felt proud with those works and seeing -- no, more like, being surrounded by other immensely skilled and talented artists inspired me to go beyond my then skills and explore new avenues, push the envelope as they say.
this was one of my early pieces that i will eventually revamp -- It was inspired by Rihanna's Umbrella song wich was me and my best friend's theme song.
this was one of those pieces i was also pretty damn proud of! the original inspiration was based off a pixel doll who itself if i remember correctly was the fan art of a painting ... the doll owner was contacted by email and I had asked her permission and she had granted it to me
I also tackled icons at some point - I had this and a halloween series. But someone has decided to thieve them and put them on their blog for download without my knowledge and permission and I decided I wouldn't anymore - for a long time - make and share icons.
and then the Puffies ruled the world
And then there was this wave of porn on dA - naked lady asses with water droplets, cow sized boobs ( i guess it was the Chinese year of the bull or cow because every 2nd piece on the front page was a female dressed as a cow giving milk to the viewer) and I dare not mention the leaking vagina and ass holes (like rectum) shots where the light and shadows made something primitive a piece of art. So ailime went on a witch hunt mode with yearly if not more regular news entries about the most fabulous discoveries around deviant art.
In 2009 - I had a college graduation gift from a dear friend, who took me 2 weeks to Ireland to tour it. In a little village called Doolin, in county Claire (where the cliffs of Moher are) I took pics of cows and more precisely cow tits - put them on dA - was deemed a troll.
Troll Zemimsky came back. Because ailime had closed off her account - deleted - adios muchachos - see you in hell type of no coming back deal. Yes i left deviant art. For a good 2 years I think ? In the beginning it was hard but I learned to manage and i turned to facebook and zynga games.
Troll zemimsky - also in my current gallery in the Puffies folder.
and there was my come back
and Syb's come back
and there was some photography and more puffies
and some poster fan arts
and yep - these were sent off to Tom as part of a Christmas / happy birthday present
and some stock
i had created these for Walpurgis night poster and deemed them worthy of share with the community
In 2013 - I fell in love with a kpop idol and I was inspired to craft him something special :
first time I tackled real concrete arts vs digital. I didn't send him because - I didn't find a valid shipping address and I don't know how presents are ... treated in the kpop world - if they are given in hands to the persons they are destined to or monitored and ... not given to them. It was still a beautiful and very enriching experience!
There was more photography
And all of a sudden, it was 2014 and I had to celebrate!
Evidently since I had fallen whole heartedly into the Asian side of life, the Chinese horoscope was my new language. Also an excellent occasion to revamp Sybi and push her to the next level !
I sent this to my fave kpop idols on february 14 with a massive typo in it ! I forgot the O in Lovey Dovey day (so it spelled have a wonderful lvey dvey day xD or something like that) and I realized it After I had pushed the send button! so, JongHyun (SHINee), Zico and P.O. (from Block B) are blessed with a fan's natural ability with typos - of love.
Then Jongie had his radio show and I had to kawaii him up !
the original poster is actually vertical and I might re-work it a bit before sharing. I also plan an illustration with him in the studio room.
And I shall conclude this chapter with my beloved lil bundle of joy - my OC - my muse - my silliness incorporated with wings -
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