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Did you do the "meet the artist" meme? show me! 

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Hey Deviants!, I've got a special announcement: I just joined Patreon! In case you’re wondering, Patreon is a simple way for my fans to contribute to my art projects every month and get great rewards in return. I've got a lot of projects in the works, graphic novels, children's books, a written Novel and so much more. 

My Patrons get a back stage pass to see content that I don't post anywhere else like concept art, sketches, and works in progress. Also just for my patrons I offer PSD Files, process videos, tutorials by request, and a redlining service for all those who are learning to draw. 

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Paulina Barry
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
What got me started as an artist?
Even as a young kid I took drawing and other art projects very seriously. I made an effort to observe life and record it through art. My twin sister and I would draw together and learn from each other. My father is a musician and my mother is very creative and always drew charming pictures of animals and plants on the napkins she packed in our school lunches. From a young age I was encouraged to be creative and I always have been.

What inspires me?
Inspiration can be found anywhere. Music is a powerful tool for opening up the mind. I close my eyes, listen, let the music guide my thoughts. Sometimes I visualize characters singing the songs, dancing, or acting out the actions of a song. Biology, anthropology, sociology are all sciences that provide an endless supply of inspirational ideas and concepts to incorporate into art.

Who would I consider my influences?
I admire many Japanese artists such as Hayao Miyazaki who founded Studio Ghibli, and Tatsuyuki Tanaka who worked on "Akira". I also love creature designers such as Allison Theus and Terryl Whitlatch who designed many great beasts for Star Wars.

Do you characterize your work in a specific style?
For a long time I worried that I would never be able to find a style I liked enough to stick with, but defining one's art style is much more organic than that. Trying out different techniques, mediums, and interpretations of a subject is a great way to find out what you like and don't like. Defining my own individual art style has been a long process and there is no doubt that it will continue to change as I improve.

What I try to emphasize in my work are sharp contrasts in color and light, expressive faces and subtle textures, and dynamic perspective

Learning how to create comics is very difficult. There are many factors to take into account when telling a story through words and pictures. Comics is where I am headed right now.
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KrystalDERPx3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I love your art! I followed you on Patreon and I'll give you a watch, too! :) Keep up the awesome work! 
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linux-rules Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! I gave you a llama because you used an icon that I adapted for dA (patreon) in the way is meant to be used (thank you!! Aww). You are encouraged to keep using my icons to show which tool, software, company or social web you used in the making of a deviation, in a journal, status post or comment. No credit for me is needed, and also no need to request permission, you have the right to use the icons :) (Smile)

If you use a tool, software or social web (or credit a character or company) I don't have the icon for, please tell me.

If you want 16x16 icons, you can search in my gallery by using the media menu and adding ultramini to the name of the software/etc you are searching. 
There are currently 4 sizes: normal, mid (35x35, there are few of these yet), mini (21x21) and ultramini (16x16). 
If you want to search by my icons you use "by:linux-rules", this works with every artist, you can use that to search by other artist icons or works.

More info. Here a link to suggest: New icons (To-do) :) (Smile)

Hi!
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KyrahChildFromFire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.
Custom Chat Emoticon: GTAPsycho 
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icediamond7 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student General Artist
thanks for the llama
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
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