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This is my gallery! I usually like to use traditional media to do my artwork, so sometimes it takes a while for me to get my artwork uploaded. I do digital art too, but there's just something about traditional that you can't get away Enjoy what pictures I have and the little stories I put up in the mean time and tell me what you think!

If you think my gallery is missing something, feel free to give me a comment! I'll do my best to try to fill that hole!


My favorites. If I like it, I comment. If I love it, I fave it. If I really love your artwork, I might make a collection, just for it!



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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
:bulletblack: Does Not Roleplay
:bulletblack: I no longer thank others for adding my works to their favorites, unless they can post a comment containing substance.

Hey, there, I'm the Snowblind Otter, or, Shayde, if you want an easier way to refer to me by. I'm a ██-something self-taught hobby-artist and writer who spends most of his time with his pen in the Furry fandom, or doing my best with the Manga style.
I'm a blunt fellow, who believes in telling it as it is, and, [REDACTED]. I take criticism well, and, take a lot of pride in my ability to give criticism(Mind you, that's criticism, not scorn. I'm talking about legitimate feedback.)
My favorite flower is the humble Thistle, and, by extension also my favorite vegetable(Artichoke for the win!).
My favorite food is seafood, good sticky rice, or, anything meat you can cook rare and not need a whole lot of seasoning for it to taste good. Short of that, I will eat anything!
Aside from being an artist, I'm somewhat of an Adrenaline-Junkie, and an enthusiast in Martial Arts. I like the cold when it's supposed to be cold, and, I love it hot.
My favorite cartoon character is Justin, from The Secret of NIMH, and my childhood hero was Steve Irwin. I learned from him to love the beauty in everything, even what others find ugly, or ██████.

My favorite thing to do on the internet is hang around chatrooms, when I have time, and hit the 'Random' button on the Secure, Contain, Protect wiki. My favorite entries there are SCP-001-J, -087, -610, -072, -666 1/2-J, [DATA EXPUNGED]], and, -965. Currently, I am actually working on a [DATA EXPUNGED PER 05-█, CLEARANCE: ████████].


Thistle-linework by SnowblindOtter
Well, I'm not exactly sure what to say about this one, at this point... it's beautiful, and, I can hardly believe that it came A) out of my brain, and, B) from my own hard work! To date, this is--I believe-- my most complex and technically demanding art piece, and, my absolute best drawing, period. The anatomy, the pose, the execution... I am not ashamed to admit I am thoroughly shocked that I was able to produce such results! I have to thank both Mark Crilley, and, Camilla D'Errico, for their creating tutorials that can help people learn such an expressive style of artwork!

This entire picture, as it is now, was inspired simply by seeing a thistle on Google Images; Thistles happen to be my favorite flower, and, in this case, happened to become the inspiration for me attempting something that, up until now, I had been too afraid to continue with. I think over the course of this year, I will work on adding a background to this drawing, and, turn it into a fledged painting. By all means, please! Tell me what you think! I am eager to know what people have to say about it!

Artwork and Character is my intellectual property.
Dream Eater and Kingdom Hearts is copyright to Disney and Square Enix.
Do not alter, copy, or redistribute.

Drawn in Painttool SAI, sketch-removal and minor tweaking added in GIMP2.8
Screentone texture not done from template.

Footnote: This was originally intended to be a depressing image of a girl crying, but, Pandora played Days Go By, by the Offspring, and, well, you know how a muse goes!

EDIT NOTE Changed her chin, so it wasn't as forward. End result looks much more realistic and natural.
Manga face practice by SnowblindOtter
Manga face practice
Some practice with human faces, and, trying out a different method of learning how to do things. I'm following a book illustrated by Camilla D'Errico, and, I have to admit! It's really working! I'm already seeing an improvement in my abilities.

Usual shit; comment if you favorite, art is mine, bla bla bla.
1st drawing of 2015! by SnowblindOtter
1st drawing of 2015!
Awwww, yeah, y'all! First drawing of twenty-fifteen! Not too bad... figured I would make practicing my Manga one of my goals for this year. Not doing too badly, if I say so myself... room for improvement. My new Intuos tablet is definitely making my job of drawing easier, though. Now I can draw big, and, resize!

Strange that the first one I post is a little girl with the most ridiculously lecherous demeanor...

Done in Paint Tool SAI.
I finally have my blacksmithing forge built, and, I'm trying to work on experimenting to get the most out of my fuel and the design. BUT, I'm looking for help, because I'm at a loss as to how to optimize this thing, completely.

So, what's going on is I have a Side-draft charcoal forge, like what the Japanese use for bladesmithing. My bellows is a Fukisashi-style double-action box-bellows, with a single 1-Inch diameter tuyere inlet into the furnace. I'm sure I need to add more tuyere pipes, but, how do I orient them in the furnace to get the most out of my charcoal, and, get it to welding temperature?
  • Mood: Frustrated

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HiroYuuyra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member
Would you like to join Ultimate-Fantasys
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask what, precisely, prompted you to extend such an offer?
HiroYuuyra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member
I thought of you as an interesting person to join the club
I find anyone 
And i want someone like you to join
My goal in sending this offer and making this club is to expose the truth of deviant artist, there absolute potential and art, so i thought of acts you to join the club like many others  
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really interested, thank you very much.
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
smoke-dymok Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching! :)
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! I enjoy watching photographers who know how to really appreciate beauty, rather than go straight for sex-appeal.
KodyBoy555 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you do requests and art trades?
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Every now and again, yes, I'll do trades, commissions, or requests. Generally, trades for me have to be close to what I output, or it has to be a pretty decent piece of literature that matches the effort I put into a piece. Commissions are done for cash only, through Pay-pal, not dA points, and I don't go through dA's commission system. Requests are few, and very far between, generally reserved for my small triangle of very close friends, or when I am feeling particularly generous.

Thank you for the favorite, by the way.
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