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A Real Human Being - Drive Wallpaper by RefriedBean A Real Human Being - Drive Wallpaper :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 3 She's On Fire - Katniss 2.0 by RefriedBean She's On Fire - Katniss 2.0 :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 The Ruler + The Killer - Seneca Crane by RefriedBean The Ruler + The Killer - Seneca Crane :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 10 7 Anyone Can Be Killed - Jaqen H'Ghar by RefriedBean Anyone Can Be Killed - Jaqen H'Ghar :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 4 0 For Our Sins - Cersei by RefriedBean For Our Sins - Cersei :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 0 She's On Fire - Katniss by RefriedBean She's On Fire - Katniss :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 0 You Win or You Die - Cersei by RefriedBean You Win or You Die - Cersei :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 0 Blood of the Dragon by RefriedBean Blood of the Dragon :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 2 Kissed by Fire by RefriedBean Kissed by Fire :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 3 Skirts by RefriedBean Skirts :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 0 Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom by RefriedBean Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom by RefriedBean Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom by RefriedBean Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom by RefriedBean Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom by RefriedBean Nothing Says Glamour Like the Bathroom :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 0 0 The North Remembers II by RefriedBean The North Remembers II :iconrefriedbean:RefriedBean 1 0

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Summer awakening by AuroraWienhold Summer awakening :iconaurorawienhold:AuroraWienhold 1,153 23 Welcome To The Gang by sakimichan Welcome To The Gang :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 23,707 748 Charlie Parker And Others by superupaman Charlie Parker And Others :iconsuperupaman:superupaman 10 9 Simple Rainbow Dash Wallpaper by RoxyTocin Simple Rainbow Dash Wallpaper :iconroxytocin:RoxyTocin 10 0 Carry On My Wayward Son by alicexz Carry On My Wayward Son :iconalicexz:alicexz 9,392 313 Diana of Themyscira by Rahzzah Diana of Themyscira :iconrahzzah:Rahzzah 1,280 180 crowley scetch by Everybery crowley scetch :iconeverybery:Everybery 345 19 Crowley by lupinemagic Crowley :iconlupinemagic:lupinemagic 466 79 Poker by GilJimbo Poker :icongiljimbo:GilJimbo 386 49 Crowley by GilJimbo Crowley :icongiljimbo:GilJimbo 83 6 Crowley by GilJimbo Crowley :icongiljimbo:GilJimbo 759 69 Sansa Stark by bubug Sansa Stark :iconbubug:bubug 3,512 217 MLP - Human Versions Go! by liliy MLP - Human Versions Go! :iconliliy:liliy 164 50 Bitch Loki by PriscillaTR Bitch Loki :iconpriscillatr:PriscillaTR 408 52 The Woman by alicexz The Woman :iconalicexz:alicexz 3,434 145 toshiya_ by ototoi toshiya_ :iconototoi:ototoi 111 19

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It's really funny to me how long I've had and (sorta) maintained this account, because so many other relics of my internet past are long defunct.  MySpace, LiveJournal, AOL.  I wish I still had my LJ login info. Related: I recently went through a bunch of old files on my portable harddrive and found several dozen LJ avatar icons I had made with PaintShopPro, back in the day.

My love of photo-tweaking has never gone away, though I'm mad rusty.  I dipped my toe back into the water with my boyfriend's old copy of Macromedia Fireworks 8.  I then dug up my old copy of Photoshop Elements. I had only ever really learned rudimentary understanding and mastery of basic editing skills, so now I'm trying to learn more.  Like, I just figured out how to download and utilize brushes. Baby steps, people!

Spent the last year basically just working my ass off at my day job but not getting anything artistically done.  The new year has proven pretty solid so far; I'm becoming much more productive.  I don't know if photography is something I want to make money off of, but I sure as hell enjoy taking pictures and doing make up, so it will definitely continue as a hobby, for now.  

With the Game of Thrones wallpaper series, I'm just playing and learning photoshop as well as indulging my nerdiness.

As far as traditional art goes...well, I'm so rusty that drawing the human figure had me frustrated almost to the point of tears recently.  I'm basically relearning everything I knew.  It's coming back quickly, but I am not pleased with how much I've slacked off and what it has cost me in terms of my ability.

In other news, I have actually begun to audition.  Holy shit! You mean that thing that you moved to NYC to do four years ago? You're doing it? Fuck, yeah I am! And having a good old time, too.  So I'm being all kinds of artsy fartsy.  Though I haven't quite mustered the courage to go to a poetry open mike.  Remember: baby steps.

-Cara

[EDIT:  Also, I updated this journal almost exactly a year ago. IS YOUR MIND BLOWN]
  • Listening to: The sound of my cat snoring
  • Reading: The interwebz, always
  • Watching: America fall apart trololololo
  • Eating: alfredo quinoa pasta and grilled chicken nom nom
  • Drinking: Coffee, water

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Cara Brennan
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Favourite genre of music: Punk, psychobilly, Irish folk, club/dance
Favourite style of art: Traditional, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Baroque, Impressionism, Realism, comic art
Favourite cartoon character: Wolverine and Rogue of the X-Men
Personal Quote: "Molon labe." -King Leonidas of Sparta
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TaScha1969 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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:heart::heart::+devwatch::heart::heart:
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RefriedBean Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, no, thank you! Your resources are fantastic, keep up the great work!
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TaScha1969 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:blush: ^^;

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O-Nightmare Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
HELLOOOOOO :D <3
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Aujus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Hello My name is Andrew

I would like to talk with about doing two illustration's for me I'am very interested after seeing your work on line gallery. Do you do pen and ink or scratch-board? Please feel free to contact me direct.

thx


Andrew J.
andrewj@homageltd.com
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RefriedBean Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been almost totally inactive for the last year, unfortunately, so I just saw this!! Appreciate the sentiment though. If you're still interested, shoot me a line, haha :)
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Necrofuckup Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Thanks for the Watch and your wonderful note!
But even more thanks for being such a good friend for Mel, I'm sure it would have been much harder for her if it weren't for the friends she's made.

You art is amazing as well!
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RefriedBean Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you're extremely welcome, I love her dearly. I don't have a younger sister, so it's nice to kind of be a big sister to a girl (I'm the middle of five kids, and only one older sister), so yeah. <3 the Mel.
And thanks, I love feedback on art, so any comments/critiques will be much appreciated :)
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psychoBookwyrm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Thankyou for the fav!
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RefriedBean Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, anytime!
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