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Amanda Rene Bussell
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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I am a disabled artist living and working from home in north Texas. I run a comic which at the moment only updates once a week. I do commissions when I can, USUALLY around $100 for a color piece, price varies depending on the picture that's wanted. My work e-mail is artofshinga@gmail.com :)
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Dragon Age - Amarythe Lavellan by shinga
Dragon Age - Amarythe Lavellan
My first elven mage in Inquisition, Amarythe (I just started a second elven mage, because so far it's my favorite combo... well mostly my favorite, dwarf rogue sneaks its way in there for favorite - yay dwarves!)

I poke at the colors in this a LOT before I found something that didn't bug me.

But yeah Amarythe is one of my favorites so far. She has some good competition since I'm an altholic and have at least a dozen at this point.

She romances Solas, good times. And Amarythe was the first playthrough I finished everything on - I tried with the first one, my Qunari warrior Rejah, but the last battle bugged really badly and I couldn't, so... Amarythe won that race. :)

YAY DRAGON AGE
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So I've been neglecting DeviantArt lately. Have been doing art, 99% of it commission work, and it's kept me busy and employed enough to pay the bills.

Life's been a bit maddening. We went through some drama when my cat got really sick and if it wasn't for gofundme we might have lost her. She's healthy and happy now, luckily.

During this time we also struggled when my fiance lost his job and remained unemployed for almost half a year. Trying to maintain bills and paying off a house while we were in each other's hair 24/7 was... trying. Luckily he found a job a few weeks ago. It's temporary contract work but it's still decent income, even if it's just for a few months until he finds something better.

I've had computer issues, most of which are resolved.

I've been trying to branch out with new projects and keep myself constantly learning and growing.

But still, being away from DeviantArt throughout this has been upsetting. I DO miss being here. So I'll try to upload more of my projects here.

In the meantime I do occasionally upload art to my Tumblr, and I also have a second Tumblr where I put Scrubs quotes on Bioware screenshots (it's been all Dragon Age so far but I have Mass Effect coming up too)

There's also still Head Trip updates (had a recent snag there when I was unable to do art for a few weeks but I'll resume updating this next Monday) and I'm trying to keep up with Shinga's Coffee Doodles over on Facebook

So I'm busy and active and I'm gonna try to bring more of that to DA :)
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DA:I - Return to Haven by shinga
DA:I - Return to Haven
So in the quest titled "Return to Haven" in Dragon Age:Inquisition Solas (egghead elf right there) meets up with your Inquisitor in his/her dream for a chat. It's not until near the end of the scene that the Inquisitor realizes it isn't real.

After he/she wakes up, there's a brief chat about it available with Solas. All well and good, right?

Except it's been mentioned many times in canon that DWARVES DO NOT AND CANNOT DREAM. Even Solas himself mentions this to your dwarven Inquisitor in another scene. So why the HELL is this not treated as SUPER WEIRD? Even if the Anchor allows the dwarven Inquisitor to dream (and I'd totally buy that, you're suddenly connected to the Fade in a big way) just ONE CONVERSATION or explanation or a dialogue option for your dwarf to freak the hell out considering this might be the first dream in his/her ENTIRE LIFE.

Come on, Bioware. You're incredible and you drop some of the most obvious balls sometimes.
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DA:I - Formal Adaar by shinga
DA:I - Formal Adaar
I think a LOT of us, especially those with female Inquisitors, found ourselves only a touch disappointed that we didn’t get the opportunity to dress up nice and pretty for that damn Winter Palace ordeal. Sure the Inquisition uniforms look comfortable enough, sharp, organized, and they send a message of professionalism, discipline, and military strength (fashion can be quite political), but I feel like a more individual approach for the Inquisitor herself could have been fun too.

Basing a dress directly on Qunari culture would probably not be especially easy. And probably not something Lady Adaar would be all that into anyway, since she's Vashoth. So instead there's a touch of "dragon" in there and armor to portray power while still being all about grace and beauty. ^_^    
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So I've been neglecting DeviantArt lately. Have been doing art, 99% of it commission work, and it's kept me busy and employed enough to pay the bills.

Life's been a bit maddening. We went through some drama when my cat got really sick and if it wasn't for gofundme we might have lost her. She's healthy and happy now, luckily.

During this time we also struggled when my fiance lost his job and remained unemployed for almost half a year. Trying to maintain bills and paying off a house while we were in each other's hair 24/7 was... trying. Luckily he found a job a few weeks ago. It's temporary contract work but it's still decent income, even if it's just for a few months until he finds something better.

I've had computer issues, most of which are resolved.

I've been trying to branch out with new projects and keep myself constantly learning and growing.

But still, being away from DeviantArt throughout this has been upsetting. I DO miss being here. So I'll try to upload more of my projects here.

In the meantime I do occasionally upload art to my Tumblr, and I also have a second Tumblr where I put Scrubs quotes on Bioware screenshots (it's been all Dragon Age so far but I have Mass Effect coming up too)

There's also still Head Trip updates (had a recent snag there when I was unable to do art for a few weeks but I'll resume updating this next Monday) and I'm trying to keep up with Shinga's Coffee Doodles over on Facebook

So I'm busy and active and I'm gonna try to bring more of that to DA :)
  • Mood: dA Love

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The-Dead-Fool Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Wonderful DA work I must say. Though I do wonder your thoughts on how skyhold repairs are never finished in the game.
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stuffedbellylover Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda!

All the best and hugs,

Chris
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Sunao17 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg gargoyles!!! * - *
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2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Howdy :D
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Twiggimmapiggus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
FLIPPIN' FANTASTIC. Your use of light is flippin'... PHENOMINAL.

HAVE A FLIPPIN' LLAMA!
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MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a lovely art style, and I can't get enough of your Gargoyles pieces :) great work!
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Hawkbri Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Found this on accident and could not resist knowing that it is, at least halfway, part of your favorite series:
briannacherrygarcia.deviantart…
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know your art has been pretty evolved from doodle like drawing to proper better art lets hope  you can reach to your professional thing.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Happy Birthday.  hope things improve.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Happy B-Day!
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