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Doodle: A Resourceful Boy :iconjoazzz2:Joazzz2 14 3 Behind the scenes - Fae Forest :iconsteamflunky:steamflunky 3 1 St Glorfindel :iconannamare:annamare 90 37 Labyrinth the cleaners details :iconyotaro-sculpts:yotaro-sculpts 85 4 Hand engraved Sixpence :iconshaun750:shaun750 13 3 Vufflens-le Chateau :iconleptitsuisse1912:LePtitSuisse1912 13 3 Wedding Illustration :iconsapiento:Sapiento 115 22 Nenuial (Lake Evendim) :iconsarkaskorpikova:SarkaSkorpikova 153 34 Deep One concept sculpture :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 64 12 Brienne of Tarth :iconthaldir:Thaldir 138 19 two Legends (color) :iconfly10:fly10 61 14 Rusty iron. :iconfly10:fly10 53 13 Blue Silence :iconpsyxis:Psyxis 166 14 Cosmic Breath :iconpsyxis:Psyxis 137 18 Over the Edge :iconpsyxis:Psyxis 283 52 Lightforce :iconpsyxis:Psyxis 186 22



Minions Treasure Box
I made this as a gift for my sister's 60th birthday. Sculpted with sculpey. Painted with acrylics.
BFG Ork 'Ulk
"Space hulks are gigantic agglomerations of ancient wrecked ships, asteroids, ice and other such flotsam and jetsam, that are cast together after millennia of drifting in and out of warp space."

This is my hulk for the Thousand Tribes Waaagh fleet. Not my best build nor my best paint job, but the necessary and final addition to my BFG Ork fleet.

More and WIP pics available here.


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Richard R Buonanno
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
This old man, he played one...

Does anyone read these things?

Well, I do. So if you're here reading this you should ensure yours is done and interesting and I will come along and read it, eventually, if you leave a comment or a fav.

I'm just an old guy with lots of time on his hands. That happens when you reach a certain stage of life. My grandmother painted flowers and landscapes into her 80s. My mom took up painting in her "golden years" as well. I have several of their works hanging on my walls. My father was competent with a pencil as the pin-up girl on his WWII aircraft gunners manual will attest. However, his chosen medium was wood-working in his later years.

So, here I am, in my not-so-later years and I have the time to noodle around with "art". I like small stuff. Something about visualizing the world in miniature appeals to me. Always has, ever since childhood and watching ants trundle in and out of their hills, busy building and cleaning and doing their everyday thing.

I am no artist. I am a hobbyist. And I tend to think of myself as a mechanic more than an artist. I see the wonderfully new and original work here on DA and it astounds and amazes me. And humbles me. Humbles me a lot. But mostly it inspires. And folks here tend to be very encouraging. Which is cool, and useful for someone who is trying to improve their skills or develop new ones.

So, thank you for visiting, and reading, if you're still here. ;) And mostly thank you for posting your wonderful art, and tutorials, and commentary.

Cheers Deviants!

(* in case you missed it, the first line is a song reference to my user id *)


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nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Hi Rich!  It's a nice surprise to see you here, consider yourself watched back. :)  I read your bio, looks like we both have creative families in common.  cheers!  ~Paul
dizzleman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Paul, yeah I followed your link from what you posted on da Waaagh the other day and then thought -- well, heck, I shoulda known you were on DA. Duh. I stopped getting updates from your blog at some point along the line. Not sure if that was me moving around or whether you quit blogging. Anyway now I can keep tabs on your Lovecraftian stuff and see what you are making these days. I like the carvings and I look forward to seeing more of that.

As for creative families... it's both nature and nurture, you get your parent's creative makeup and then watch them do their thing and *poof* you have no choice but to be creative. :) And it's fun and interesting watching what my kids turn out these days.
nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
You probably didn't miss any of my blog posts, at some point my web hosting service announced that it was dropping their blog service.  I tried a few times to get the hang of wordpress and dreamweaver but never got to any level of proficiency, and at some point I decided I wanted to put more energy into making things than becoming a programmer.  I do hope to bring back a blog at some point, I think my new host has an option.

I've always wondered about the nature/nurture, and it's hard to define the barriers when you grow up in an artistic environment.  I think a creative family culture goes a long way to motivate one to excel.
dizzleman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally understand and agree... you should be spending your time on art not fiddling with some stupid software that doesn't do what you expect (sorry but I am a wordpress hater). I fiddle with software sometimes because it's another hobby (and my career for 35 years), but I much rather the plastic arts. There is something far more satisfying about creating something that you can touch. Admittedly creating something that *does* something cool is what put me into that career. So, yeah, a family culture of creativity is a powerful motivator. I believe it's also a nurturing and accepting environment because most artists are aware that things don't always turn out perfect on the first go... or the second... or the third... but eventually you get it right. :)

Anyway, I look forward to you finding a suitable blog venue. It was kinda fun interacting with your in-progress works. (said as if my opinion was worth anything approaching two cents!) Definitely keep me in the loop.
Marikokitty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama
fanai59 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch list
dizzleman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, mate, and thanks for adding me.
rdalpes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
bonjour, merci for the visit :rose:
dizzleman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome. Some of the alpine photos brought tears to my eyes. You capture the feeling of being there beautifully.
rdalpes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
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