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Apologies!

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 3:15 PM
Been inactive on here for quite a bit. I'm sorry! My drawing desk is being occupied for non-drawing purposes at the moment. Not sure when I'll be able to get something together. This also means Smile Villain Smile will continue its hiatus unfortunately.

:iconotlplz:

Hopefully something can be sorted out on my end and get some drawing activity back into gear.

Until then!
:heart: Anante

  • Mood: Stuck
  • Listening to: Yutaka Ozaki's RE:BIRTH I album
  • Reading: The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
I've got to find a way to do this...I mean I know a good number of artists who can do this so why can't I?

Let me explain:

I began to work full time again in early June. While it has brought stability and progress to the professional part of my life, it has also taken a good chunk of my personal art time. My goals to draw this and that are threatened by this nine to five time frame that often spills over to nine to ten hour work days. I come home eager to browse deviantART and check updates on my online comics but I can't find it in me to actually sketch from Monday to Friday. I have ideas that attack me even while I'm at work and want to get started on them right away but come the time I can finally sit at home after commuting home...

Ugh. It's a challenge. A weekly, draining challenge. 'Cause then it's a struggle that continues into my weekends where I am trying to balance my time to do everything I can't do during the weekdays.

I miss being unemployed only for the fact that I miss drawing constantly. And that one fact is a BIG factor to me. I miss it a lot. I love being able to make the minimum loan payments every month and starting meager savings and not worrying about money. I hate not having the energy or time to draw what I want.

Will this get better? I've had this dilemma with all my previous full time positions in the past. I always thought maybe it would change later on. When is 'later on' going to happen? Maybe I'm putting too much into a simple hobby. It's a hobby I love to bits and I like to put a lot of effort into all my endeavors...

Feeling discouraged. Especially since it's Sunday and tomorrow a new work week starts. Which means my no-drawing-period starts. 

I'm feeling trapped from Monday to Friday.
Feeling overwhelmed Saturday to Sunday.
I think it's safe to say I'm frustrated. Every. Day.

Sorry, again, for this rant.

If you've read through it, thanks for having the patience to do so.

:heart: Anante

  • Mood: Defeated
  • Listening to: Sad Wings of Destiny album by Judas Priest
Trees wondered at the youth’s limbs
and meager branches, their two sole
roots that touch the surface of
life at will. With innocent questions
the flesh, soft and tender bark, was
sliced open under the  high noon sun.
And beneath the wounded skin small
roots and branches of infinite colors
and networks were revealed. The trees
trembled at its beauty and were humbled,
deaf to the child’s cries. The youth planted
feet on soil, anguishing the gash,
unaware.

A scar.

A tree knot.

Forgotten with time.

The adult wonders at the hand with
digits. Fingerprints match tree rings on
the tabletop surface. Both feet
planted on the ground. Four legs
trembling in their presence. The trees
remained humble to a scar.

All rooted in old memory.
Arboretum
I will begin to upload some poetry into my gallery. Poetry has been a creative release as old as my drawing hobby yet it is the one I have seldom shared. Hopefully that will change now.

To start with, I present 'Arboretum', one of my personal favorites. It is based on a childhood memory and the inspiration of another original story I have in the works.

Thank you for viewing! :heart:
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My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 6:55 PM
First off, Happy 14th Birthday to deviantART!! :devart: :party: :dance:

Now onto my story...

This one will be obvious:
I discovered this site on my quest to find more Harry Potter fan art like Alkanet's and...MY MIND WAS BLOWN. The fledgling years of deviantArt were not the Dark Ages, people. Talented artists from all over the world opened my limited and naive mind and flung it mercilessly from one masterpiece to another.

So without a question I knew I had to join and be near this hub of creativity and talent. And so I began with little doodles of chibis colored with markers. Then hesitantly began to use Photoshop to digitally color those doodles. Doodles turned into drawings and drawings turned into artwork I could start to be proud of.

Though it was tough...

I tried to balance my hobby with my class work but long periods of silence were frequent and my progress was very slow. While I had friends who liked to draw, they were falling away from it with their busy schedules much like I was. The deviantArt friends I had at the beginning were drifting away and I felt lost with my drawing improvement stagnating and loss of feedback. So I finally decided to clear it all and pack it up.

But in 2008 I finally took an art class at my high school and it brought the spark and ambition I had when I had first discovered deviantArt back! I tried harder to upload and receive feedback to get back into the community and build up my portfolio for college.

5 more years, one Daily Deviation, a bachelor's degree and research trip later I'm still drawing and sharing my work here. I'm here to share but also feed off the creative energy here. There have been discouraging moments where I felt low about my work and the pressure of keeping up a time consuming hobby along with my other duties but it's been worth it.

There have been a ton of people I have shared thoughtful, funny, encouraging conversations with. There are things I can talk about with other deviants I can't share and enjoy with in person!

It's been fun as well as a learning experience. I feel like I've improved and am moving towards where I want to be with my drawings.

Here's a few of my pieces from over the years! [Sorry for the lack of work from 2003-2007!]

Familiar... by Anante Old drawing -Tacoda- by Anante Tug by Anante Paper Boat by Anante A Friend in Need by Anante Wise Men and Talking Hats by Anante When the Wolfsbane Blooms by Anante  The Tamed Fox by Anante A Loyal Friend by Anante Between Hours by Anante 


Here's to many more years of art with deviantART! :w00t:

:heart: Anante

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: The Slipper and the Rose Soundtrack
Illusion of Love by Anante
Illusion of Love
Episode 3 made me want to draw them AGAIN. Oh, and Mars' disgruntled expression and Jadeite's malicious smirk are intentional.

I imagine he's kidnapped Rei Hino (sometime after surviving the Phantom Bus incident and having seen her transform) and is forcing her to wear a dress he's been seeing in his dreams. Little does he (or her) know that it's her dress to begin with. Since they are unaware it's the princess of Mars' dress, the symbol on her forehead does not show up, I guess? :shrug:

But YAY I got to draw a Shittenou uniform from PGSMC! :thumbsup:

characters belong to Naoko Takeuchi

Thanks for viewing!!
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Anante
Anon T./AnonT/Anante
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Hello. Thanks for dropping by my deviantArt page! :heart:
I went under the username ~lilette from 2004 to 2013.

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Apologies!

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 3:15 PM
Been inactive on here for quite a bit. I'm sorry! My drawing desk is being occupied for non-drawing purposes at the moment. Not sure when I'll be able to get something together. This also means Smile Villain Smile will continue its hiatus unfortunately.

:iconotlplz:

Hopefully something can be sorted out on my end and get some drawing activity back into gear.

Until then!
:heart: Anante

  • Mood: Stuck
  • Listening to: Yutaka Ozaki's RE:BIRTH I album
  • Reading: The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

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camada Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :la:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for taking time to read and favor "Safety of the Night".
Processing painful childhood fears and memories are helpful at times.
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Anante Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm trying to rediscover the poetry and written work here on deviantart and I enjoyed reading some of the pieces in your gallery. Safety of the Night really hooked me in. :)
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JeffTalbot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the Favourite :)
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Anante Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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