Hey guys, I'm Smiz (Emily). This account has been up and pretty inactive for a while, so here's a little info:
I'm an amateur artist whose spent the last 21 years living in Sacramento, California. I just recently moved to Santa Cruz to finish my schooling (go slugs!) so my living and work space is a little more confined than I am used to (dorms- known for their spaciousness). I've taken art classes before, but my major is history, not visual arts, so my artistic education is going to have to be largely self-imposed. Drawing is a hobby that I've been invested in for quite a few years. I am most comfortable drawing traditionally. Usually, I draw in pencil and clean lines with pen and ink. My favorite coloring medium is oil paint, though I also love watercolor. Right now, I am teaching myself to ink and color digitally, so we'll see how that turns out.
This deviantart account with serve mostly as the home for my more finished pieces of art (finished being a relative term). I update my tumblr blog (smizily.tumblr.com) more often with sketches and pictures of kitties and stuff.
I am always be pleased to take commissions if they come my way (I do need 'dem Washingtons to buy peanut butter and Dr. Pepper with). Please don't hesitate to send me a note with any inquiries you may have, and I'll be happy to discuss any details with you. I don't bite-- and I've had my rabies shots, just in case the thought troubles you. I'll update my journal any time that I am offering specials.
I do engage in art trades on occasion, though usually only with friends. I also accept requests, though keep in mind that I am free to deny, ignore, or forget them if I'm too busy or they just don't tickle my fancy. There's no hurt in asking, though.
I am much friendlier than I look, and I'm a chatter-box when I get going, so feel free to ask questions or just say hi!