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Send me a note if you'd like to read the latest manuscript draft for Transpecies! Approximately 25,000 words. Thoughtful critiques greatly appreciated. I'm in a writing + classes mode for now.
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Reflections and future directions

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 4:46 PM
After a consistently productive time period in my visual art ranging from October 2013 through last month, I anticipate shifting my efforts to other projects.  I feel that I've made important progress in advancing my visual art skills by practicing 7-9 hours per week on average in that recent interval of time.  Additionally, nearly half of my current watchers subscribed to updates on my account since last fall.  Considering that these user accounts are more likely to be active than those which watched my account longer ago, I consider that most of my presently active audience derives their interest in my work from the art I've produced in the last year.  After making it through slow and gradual improvement from 2010 to 2012, I judge that my artistic development in 2013-14 represents a faster pace of advancement in my skills.  Though reception and popularity can't be equated to merit and aptitude, I am nevertheless encouraged to think that I am reaching many more viewers than before.  I value receiving comments and critique on my visual work as well as my writing, and I'd welcome input on how I can further improve my creative work.

In recent weeks, I've spent considerable time on academic studies, reading nonfiction books on science and technology out of personal interest, and keeping up with the latest research.  I have also read K. M. Weiland's book on outlining a novel and Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook among other similar texts as part of my ongoing efforts to develop my second draft manuscript for Transpecies.  I continue to write in journals and notebooks as I further develop the ideas, characters, and plot elements.  You can acquaint yourself with my original characters and their story through the gallery folder named for this story, though I've sought to limit how much I reveal there at this point in time.  Upon publication of the completed novel, I expect that the finalized, publisher-selected book text, cover art, and back copy would serve as the primary and perhaps sole introduction of my characters to the reader.  The poetry and artwork of my OCs in my gallery here represents something of the author's extra content which I expect to continually refine and polish over time.  Depending on numerous circumstantial parameters, I might want to host selected canonical additional writing and art of the characters and story on a dedicated personal website outside deviantART in the way that some published authors present their material.  At present, it's likely that I will continue to fine tune character and story elements while improving my artistic skills for a considerable period of time prior to mass market publication of Transpecies.  I consider the text of the manuscript to be the underlying canon that takes precedence over any particular visual adaptation including those of my gallery here concerning the story and characters, and that foundational text remains a work in progress.

I consider my writing skill or developed talent to surpass my various visual art skills, and I plan to selectively develop this ability further in the future.  While visual work is often most suitable for art trades and gift art in my interactions with other artists online, I would rather refine a single skill of mine to excellence than limit my achievement in one area by extending my efforts too widely.  Though I will continue to practice digital painting and animation through independent work and perhaps even coursework, my new focus regarding how I spend time and effort on independent creative projects will be to improve my writing as I work to complete and refine Transpecies.  If you're interested in corresponding with me to critique drafts of the manuscript, please send me a note.  I am soon approaching a useful division point to look back and improve what I've written so far before continuing.

I continue to study biological science and engineering in my academic endeavors, though I also anticipate opportunities to apply my animation and writing skills to produce scientific animations and documents.  In any case, I look forward to the prospect of building and applying overlapping skill sets in the generation, written communication, and visual presentation of original ideas.

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foxstory
Douglas
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I am a writer, artist, and animator engaged in creative projects as an ongoing independent pursuit. I am seeking comments and critique on my latest works. You can find animations, writing, and more through my gallery folders.
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WeBuildThenWeBreak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I love your fox art:)
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foxstory Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!  Is there anything that you think sets my art apart?
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silverwolf321 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I added more pictures of my character if you would like to see... In my gallery and have a view thou my group if you have time :heart:

Kind regards silverwolf321
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KolaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for the watch!
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foxstory Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!  I was interested to see your wolf lineart and sketches.
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KolaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
I'll upload some more art soon!
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silverwolf321 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love wolves but your page is kinda cute looking like your journal with the sleeping fox on it your work is kinda good tbh I like the two foxes or wolves looking over the landscape kinda good tbh you spend a lot of time with this I can tell :) feel free to look thou my stuff if you like too.

My character is kinda me and she is one of my mane characters on the account so yeh feel free to see my stuff :)

Keep up the amazing art work
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foxstory Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The picture which you reference shows a gray wolf (left) and cross fox (right).  Indeed, that picture took 23 hours to create over the course of one week.  I have visited your gallery and seen art of your personal character.  Thank you for the encouragement.
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silverwolf321 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that's good :) what do you think of my work of art and the character that is me :) do you kinda like it
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foxstory Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would suggest varying the poses that you use as well as drawing some characters that face forward or to the right.  I don't know that much about your personal character at the moment.  Searching for fursona reference sheets can identify examples of how much information can be added to provide context.
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