Dogs, Psychology, and Art! Oh My!
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I am an art and psychology student going to college at this point in time. I specialize in traditional art and I am an aspiring photographer. My subjects range anywhere from fan art for various series (be it television, anime/manga, novels, etc.) to original work through traditional art mediums and photography. Besides my love for art and psychology, I love animals. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and I would hope to do something with animals as a career one day. I am an advocate for the adoption of animals and highly discourage buying from backyard breeders/puppy mills. I do however, also support responsible ethical breeding by breeders that have years of experience and are out to preserve healthy dog breeds. I also have quite a bit of experience with a variety of animals. The kinds of animals that have graced my life include dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish, hermit crabs, and chickens. At this time, I aid in caring for/own representatives of all of the previously mentioned except for hamsters and fish. Some animals I would like to own in the future include a small herd of goats, a horse, and a leopard gecko.
In the realm of dogs, Border Collies and Border Collie mixes are my personal cup of tea as far as dog breeds go. Their intelligence, energy, and their strong desire to please make them perfect companions for myself. But I do have experience with many varieties of dogs and I love all breeds and temperaments of dogs. However, I do have breeds that are especially dear to me for various reasons. These breeds include Border Collies (of course), German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds, Rough and Smooth Collies, Brussels Griffons, Affenpinschers, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, Labrador Retrievers, Bearded Collies, Old English Sheepdogs, Australian Cattle Dogs, Bichon Frises, Sighthounds in general, Coonhounds, Boxers, Cairn Terriers, Shar Peis, Bull Terriers, Dalmatians, and the beloved mixed breed (aka Heinz 57 or mutt). Rest assured though, I love all shapes, sizes, breeds, and energies of dogs.
Almost all of our animals are rescues from shelters or ones I came across that were dumped. We have three beautiful and intelligent Border Collie mixes (all rescues), Asher, Nellie, and our youngest, Teddy. These dogs are my life and all have suffered some form of trauma before coming to me. I have helped in their rehabilitation and now they are thriving. In addition to my dogs, we have our cats; Oranges, Candy, Atticus, Vincent, Sophie, and Jeanie (Rest assured, they all don't all live together! Atticus and Vincent live with my grandmother while the others live with my mother.). Oranges, Candy, Atticus, and Vincent are all cats that I have rescued from off the road. As for Jeanie and Sophie, they are Candy's kittens (I still refer to them as kittens even though they are adults). All are altered and living happy lives. In addition, I have a hermit crab; Sebastian who is a Caribbean Purple Pincher Crab (what an inventive name, right? lol). These crabs were purchased from a reputable, family operated pet store that has staff that are experts in hermit crab raising. This is my second time trying to keep hermit crabs, so I hope this time will be more successful. I also assist my grandmother in caring for her 13 chickens. She has the following breeds in her flock: 1 Australorp, 5 Brahmas, 2 Delawares, 2 Orpingtons (the Buff variety) and the latest additions; 3 Americanas (which have not been uploaded here yet). The latest and youngest member of the family will be joining us tomorrow. He's a 17 week old New Zealand White bunny that was no longer wanted by his owner. His story is a bit bittersweet. The typical rabbit story that one commonly hears. Someone gets a rabbit, doesn't know what to do with it, and sells it to whoever the Hell wants it. Fortunately, I chanced upon him and considering I have wanted a rabbit for quite a while now (about five years), he's now in good hands. I also was able to meet his breeder (he is actually a pedigree) and she was a joy to get to know. She was very knowledgeable and responsible on her part as a breeder and is happy to know he has a proper and loving home now. Honestly, I don't know why anyone would dislike him. He is the sweetest rabbit I have ever met and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He loves to be handled, petted, and hand fed. He loves all of us, including the dogs and cats, and is just all around wonderful!
I do hope you all enjoy my work on DA!
Current Residence: Somewhere over the rainbow....
Favorite genre of music: So many.... Metal, Rock, Alt. Rock, Pop, Classical, some Country.... basically anything except Rap
Favorite photographer: sassawj, TeaPhotography, emilia1995, Deliquesce-Flux, Aerizalia, Hundefunn, iseling, Zoran-Photo, Ryoo-09, bridgetbright, Whimsydogstudio, Wordup, unfrozenduck, Jessie-kad, Vikarus, JocelyneR, Celem, East-Silver, Dogs-of-Oregon, thrumyeye, xthumbtakx, regularjane, MuffinBuns, weetu, and more!
Favorite style of art: Traditional Art, Anime/Manga, classic Disney techniques
Operating System: Windows XP and Acer laptop
MP3 player of choice: Red SanDisk MP3 w/ Skull Candy headphones
Shell of choice: Seashells!
Wallpaper of choice: Not sure....
Skin of choice: Pale
Favorite cartoon character: I can't choose just one! So here's a collection of some in no particular order from the animated series/films I enjoy. There's probably more than this, but I cannot come up with anymore.
Rezo the Red Priest, Eris, Ozel, Zelgadis, Lina Inverse, Amelia, and pretty much all the characters from this splendid series (The Slayers), Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, BMO, Lady Rainicorn, Jake, Gunter, and Cake (Adventure Time), Captain Tylor and Yuriko (Irresponsible Captain Tylor), Spike, Ed, and Ein (Cowboy Bebop), Mufasa and Scar (Lion King), Pongo and Perdita (101 Dalmatians), Haru, Baron, Prince Loon, Muta and Yuki (The Cat Returns), Toph, Mai, and Zuko (Avatar), Jessie, James and Meowth (Pokemon), Lucky and Cookie (The Hub's Pound Puppies), Seth, Ursula, and Dr. Owen (Dinosaur King) Apple Jack, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Princesses Cadence, Celestia, and Luna, Shining Armor, and Zakora (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Mordecai, Pops, Margaret, Eileen, and Benson (Regular Show) Giovanni and Campanella (Night on the Galactic Railroad), Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Shego and Dr. Drakken (Kim Possible), Alucard and Integra (Hellsing), Edward (Cowboy Bebop), Merida (Brave), Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and many more.