Hi. I'm Calicophoenix. Most know me as Kat(yes, short for Katherine). I've been a member of DA for a long time, since 2007. This is my second account. I abandoned my first account because the name was too weeaboo-ish for my taste and DA didn't have the name change thing available at the time. Plus I did a lot of noob and weeb commentary and just didn't want to associate with that shit anymore.
I'm engaged to a wonderful man named Jared. He and I have been together since 2008, and we're not planning on stopping anytime soon. He's up north in Canada working. I'm in college right now studying to be a dental hygienist. At the moment I'm going through prerequisite courses. Why dental hygiene? It's where the money's at. Plus I get to make up my own damn schedule.
As for my "art"... Sometimes I'm really happy with how something came out but then like a day or week later I look back and I'm like "What is this shit...?" I've been drawing since I was a kid. In my teens I *shudders* drew nothing but anime. And in my art classes in high school I'd get ridiculously pissy with my teacher(cuz it waz mah styyyle baaaww!) who wanted me to draw from life. Being the dumb fuck I was at the time I didn't realize how very fucking crucial it was to do so. So my work suffers for it now. And I didn't start taking my shit seriously and really start trying to change it until around...2009. So I spent my first 2 years on here posting anime shit that looked like something a 3 year old with Down Syndrome made.
As I started lurking around to appreciate other people's amazing art I felt bad about my own work(lol, still do). And then I decided to start making a change. No more anime/manga. Where others turned down good, honest critiques left on their deviations I'd read what left to rot and absorbed it like a sponge and applied it to my own stuff. Were the heads too big? The arms too long/short? Since I've started learning and working on human anatomy things have gotten better. Progress is slow though. Especially since I'm in college and have to study more often than not. But still, I keep drawing.
I am always and ever accepting of critique. My acceptance of such is no reason or excuse for you to be rude. You can tell me what's wrong without going on an infantile tangent and wasting my precious time. But I suppose beggars can't be choosers, can they? The only time you're ever really going to get a negative response from me when you leave what you think is a critique is when you tell me to kill myself or commit any other type of grievous bodily self-harm that could end in my death. And that's assuming I think you're even worthy of a response, which now that I think about it...you probably won't be. Nah, you won't get blocked. Just ignored. Telling me to quit drawing will have the same effect. I'm never going to willingly stop so don't waste my inbox space with such idiocy.
Please do not leave chainmail on my page. Those things are stupid and take up space. I normally don't like to argue, but still have no qualms about tearing someone a new asshole. Especially art thieves. Yes, yes, yes... I fucking hate
art thieves. They don't even have to be stealing from me(lol why would anyone steal from me anyways?). They've got no business taking someone else's art and claiming they did it. Lousy little fuckers. I don't care if it's just for trolling purposes or you didn't read the Terms of Service. Unless you've received permission, if you didn't fucking make it then *gasp* don't fucking post it.
Moving onto a lighter note. I'm a fan of many things. I like fantasy because pretty much anything's possible. I enjoy horror and the supernatural. Gorey films are favorites of mine. But I also enjoy cute stuff too. Yeah, I like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. No, I don't care if you don't like it. No, I'm not going to try and change your mind. I still like to watch anime and read manga. And on the occasion I draw it, it's just very rare now. I like old Disney films, too. I enjoy Marvel comics. I love to play video games. That's about it. Take it or leave it~
Mmm, despite my lack of tolerance for theft, death threats, and just taking general abuse from others, I am actually a pretty nice person. You can
talk to me and I won't bite your head off.
Otherwise, I doubt I'd have as many wonderful(and I do mean wonderful
) friends as I do. My Mane 6 Family:
Fluttershys: FEAR THE UNICORN WALK OF EPICNESS!!!
Current Residence: Inside your head!!! O.o
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much anything really.
Favourite photographer: My friend Ashley.
Favourite style of art: Surreal, abstract, manga, realism, pretty much anything really. XD
Operating System: Chainsaw... Oh! You meant computer system. <.< >.>
Shell of choice: A cawnch! XD
Skin of choice: Any kind as long as it goes on my wall...
Favourite cartoon character: zim, dib, gir, gaz, norm the genie, stewie griffin, kenny, cartman, kyle, stan...
Personal Quote: The world is darkness itself, but no one said you HAVE to be a slave to it.