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Yep I changed my name, as mine has never been very useful as a username, having three first names all jumbled together, easily mixed up, too many syllables, and a hyphen in my real name which isn't even on my driver's license because they don't use that character in the making of the card! 
Naming oneself can be a very renewing experience. It's one of the many choices in life that we have no say in, so to rethink it after being alive for several years and forming an identity separate from ones parents and their motivations, feels liberating. Even though it's just a username, and all my "real life" documentation is in my given name. It's short, sweet and easy to remember. Just like me! Hahaha jk
Having said that reminds me of other name games we like to play. Naming pets, imagining what we'll name children. It can easily become misguided when you start naming human children "Bear" or "London" or "North". These aren't cute little extensions of your personality. They aren't opportunities for you to excercise what little creativity you may possess. They are future adult humans. Give them names that mean something in and of themselves, and are actual NAMES. Or write a book and fill it with characters that have silly names. Or adopt some cats. Or give yourself a new name! And a new life! Don't make babies just because you don't think you can't make anything else interesting.
I'll step off my soapbox now. 
Someone made the offhand remark that I should make a graphic novel. You know how people find out you can draw so they throw endless ideas at you of things you should be drawing, instead of what you're already drawing? As if you didn't have enough to do already!? 
I laughed it off. Pfft. Me, write a comic book. I don't even like comic books. What even would it be about? Ha. Hmmmm...
and all of a sudden all these goddamn ideas started scratching around in my head like mice in an attic. They won't leave me alone! This is not what I had in mind. Which makes me think I ought to pursue it. But the amount of work might kill me. I think I'll start with page one. And if you all don't hate it, I may continue. Because I haven't the faintest clue how to write anything, but I've read hundreds of books, so hopefully I've learned something from osmosis. Anyway it feels like I'm channeling something, but it's only coming in chunks. Hopefully they'll send me the middle bit soon. 
Aaaand im on Patreon now! So send me one dollar a month as my tip jar! Once I get a page of this infernal story done I'll put that up there and shake my can for more $ www.patreon.com/Noxfae 
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Mary-Anne Leslie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm from Vancouver Canada originally and now reside in Arizona. After earning a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at Capilano University I decided I would also like to study classical animation which is now basically obsolete but did it ever hone my drawing skills! After experimenting with many mediums and techniques I fell in love with ballpoint pen when I needed a fast and inexpensive method for a job I was not making any money on. I've illustrated a couple of books for people who self published, and have sold several paintings and done murals in between for the cash. As you can probably tell, my favorite subjects to draw are anything Romantic and I'm particularly fond of costume. My influences/heroes include Edmund Dulac, Don Rosa and Edward Gorey
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BySqueesh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Digital Artist
[Original] A Moment's Pause by BySqueesh Thank you for the favourite on this painting! <3 Beautiful style by the way, looks like it's right out of a fairytale book! :)
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Noxfae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Your art is perfection!
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BySqueesh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Aw :blush: Thanks!
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Idril-DarkLightArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art ! :)
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Noxfae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!
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Idril-DarkLightArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome, I love your art :)
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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Artist
Loved your artwork, a very unique and delicate style. :clap:
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SRG-Wands Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like your art! Very mystical! :)
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Noxfae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^__^
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tokatun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Very pretty!
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