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« on: September 30, 2013 07:40:06 AM »

Meet our Featured Artist on the More Art, Less Craft board TheDaytimeHeroes!!

TheDaytimeHeroes has many projects posted on Craftster, here are some of our favourites!

 
Lap of Luxury  Best of Craftster 2012!

Silence

 
Graham's Ghost

Painted feathers  and many more within the post!



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Hello folks, my name is Dani and I am a 21 year old lady living in the prairies of central Canada. As a child I was "The Walking Encyclopedia", spewing random animal facts like it was going out of style so needless to say, I've been fascinated with the natural world since I was young. Since then I've started to develop a style when it comes to art, and have begun to twist my idea of reality to suit my artistic needs (one of my greatest compliments yet was paid to me by my aunt - "You have such talent, and you have some really weird stuff!"). Art aside, I'm a happiness-seeking concert junkie with a taste for quality green tea, sushi and the spice of life.

How long have you been creating art?

Like many artists I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon (I just recently found a drawing I did when I was between 2 and 3, I *think* it is a bird? Hehe), but I only started taking it seriously within the past 6 years.

What kind of classes and/or formal training have you had?

For the most part I am self-taught. As a child my parents enrolled me in various art classes, but that mostly contributed to "fun messy art time" rather than actually learning something. As for post-secondary education, I'm a science nerd so I have never attended any higher level art classes.

where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere, I've even caught myself staring at the shadow that was cast by a paper taped to a wall and felt that spark of inspiration. But nature and other artists are at the top of the list for inspiration.
And smoke. Smoke's ability to morph and transform has inspired many pieces and continues to.

What mediums do you use and which is your favourite?

Over the years I've practiced with a huge variety of mediums, but currently my main ones are acrylic paints, ink and sculpey clay. And the reason why I use those is because they're all my favorites. Acrylics are used for my more "professional" pieces, I love playing with colour and texture. Ink speaks to my heart in a very primitive way, I find peace with ink. And only recently have I begun to explore the art of sculpting, there is something very exhilarating about bringing another dimension to your artwork!

Any tips for aspiring artists?

Something I have learned is that you should draw and paint what YOU like. Passion and the happiness of the artist tends to show in artwork, and you would be surprised to see how much more appealing as piece is (both to an audience and the artist themselves) when it has been made with love. Painting things that I love is so much more fulfilling then painting something popular.

Of everything you've posted on Craftster what is your personal favourite?

I find that I always have a hard time choose a favorite for my own work. Often times I feel a "pull" towards a certain piece, most of the time I cannot even explain why. Its not because its my best piece, a favorite subject, or even a piece that hit it off well with an audience.
Out of the pieces that I have posted to Craftster, this one has the strongest "pull".


Salvation Upon Us

This piece was an experimental one, I had just discovered the wonderful combo of dip pens and India Ink. Its rather messy in areas as I was just learning (so many unexpected splatters of ink!), but its easily one of my favorite pieces.

What is your favourite project posted by another Craftster member?

Right now this sculpted beauty has me drooling:
Tall Forest Beast by kelesaii
The detail and the concept and the colours and the EVERYTHING. Truly an amazing piece.

Thank you for taking the time to share with us TheDaytimeHeroes!  We look forward to seeing more of your work on Craftster Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013 07:40:19 AM »

Check out more of TheDaytimeHeroes work by clicking the link!

Kitty, Grumpy Bird and a Panda

  Pure As We Begin

  By the Glow of Our Ancestors

  Dance of Death

  Harness

  Shadows

  Andrew's Dragonfly

  Emit - When Tigers Roar Butterflies

  Jackalope!

  With the Strength of an Eagle

  The Lady With The Birds

  Save Me

  Swallowtail Butterfly

  Show Zebra with Headdress

  Calling Us Home
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013 07:49:27 AM »

The best artist on Craftster!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013 09:47:01 AM »

i am totally in awe of this ladys talent and creativity. She is a very worthy featured artist. Not only is her art work beautiful and provoking but everytime i see a piece i feel inspired to create my own art
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013 01:23:15 PM »

Thank you so much for featuring me!  Grin
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Originals, prints and feather paintings!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013 01:29:31 PM »

Our pleasure, we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work!
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013 01:30:59 PM »

What a wonderful, talented member to feature.  I love your work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014 03:03:32 AM »

Wow, I am nearly speechless.  My fave is Kitty due to the subject matter, but the paintings on feathers are truly wonderful.  I also love how you have basically developed this talent on your own.
Um, the bio says you are 21.  Is that a typo or does that really mean we get to look at your awesome stuff for, like, the next 80 years?
Congrats on being featured.... oy, do you deserve it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014 09:59:31 PM »

Wow, I am nearly speechless.  My fave is Kitty due to the subject matter, but the paintings on feathers are truly wonderful.  I also love how you have basically developed this talent on your own.
Um, the bio says you are 21.  Is that a typo or does that really mean we get to look at your awesome stuff for, like, the next 80 years?
Congrats on being featured.... oy, do you deserve it!

Thank you for such a sweet comment!
And indeed, I only turn 22 on the 8th of this month so I'm still very green!  Cheesy
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My Etsy shop--> http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDaytimeHeroes?ref=si_shop
Deviantart --> http://kodriak.deviantart.com/

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