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J. Christine Leach
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I graduated from Harding University with a BFA in Art and Graphic Design in 2009. I have thus far done nothing with it and I'm the biggest shame of the university I'm sure. I spend my time doodling animals in a void and love working with various kinds of ink pens. I also spend a lot of time away from dA writing my novel, The Tree of Babylon, which has been my on again off again abusive relationship for almost nine years now. My biggest dream right now is to finish it.
EDIT: I would like to take this time to add that the banana is no more. I took it out of the game. Just trashed it. All is apples now. 

The moral is, I guess, give me enough time and distance and I'll throw my brain babies out to the curb in an instant if I can think of a better idea. 



Have you ever made art that, while not amazing per-say, took you so long for no good reason that once you finally get it it's like, omg, the best thing you've ever done SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS LOOK AT THE THING.

I had to digipaint some little fruits for a thing I'm working on off of dA, and it should have only taken 10, maybe 15 minutes. I had to do a little orange, a little apple, and a little banana. Two of these things took about as long as I thought. The banana for some reason took well over an hour, maybe more.

I stopped counting. 

Time wore away as I painted and repainted that banana. I couldn't capture the essence of banana. I was looking a hundreds of pictures of bananas, I own freaking bananas, I lived in a culture fully steeped in banana lore and imagery, and I couldn't banana. And I was always so close to achieving banananess, it was always a brush stroke or color tweak away, but I wasn't seeing the problem. Why step away to clear my head? I'm almost done. This banana like object that merely apes at banana will soon be a fully fledged banana like object, complete with the feelings that come with a fully completed banana.

But no. Well into the wee hours of the night, I drew and redrew curved yellow shapes that were not banana enough. 

Eventually I loosened up and the banana just... came. There it was, finally attained, the shapes smoothed out and just a hint of green shading that had been missing. Behold, I finally thought to myself, I have done it. I have bananaed. 

It is here I might as well mention that this banana is only about 32/32 pixels more or less.

It's not much to look at really. It is a tiny, insignificant little thing, and there's bigger and perhaps more technically impressive art that I've done in my time. Others have done much better bananas out there, and even then they're just bananas. A wonder of nature and international shipping, yes, but a thing most take for granted nowadays.

It's just a little banana. 

And it's the best thing I've ever done. 

Maybe you'll see it someday. I'll introduce the project it is in as "the game with the best banana ever", even though the game has pretty much nothing to do with bananas and there's probably more I should be proud of instead. Nobody but me will get it, but it will be true. At least, to me. 

When you draw a character in what direction does that character tend to face? ( For extra fun/data, tell me if you're left or right handed). 

32 deviants said Facing to your left.
7 deviants said Front.
7 deviants said Facing to your right.
5 deviants said Characters seem to look in all directions without any real leanings.
3 deviants said Other.


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ScooterTheDog 2 days ago  Student Photographer
Thanks for the favorite!
OrangeWalls Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the amount of personality in your work, really goes well with your sense of humor!
Imma watch ya!
Furrama Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Therony Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would give you cake. But virtual ones don't really cut it.

Happy birthday. XD
TraditionalCMD Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
*Throws a fly by party, dropping presents, streams and confetti along the way*
Happy birthday :D
Furrama Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gato-Iberico Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! :3
Happy Birthday!!
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