Hello, and welcome to my main account, where I house numerous Spirit Horses and a variety of different characters of the animal, human and mythical variety.
I generally go by "Athena" on dA (and most other online sites that I venture into) as my choice of online persona. I'm fairly quiet and unassuming for the most part and in general, I prefer to do my own thing at my own pace. I can be rather shy and it does take me awhile to open up to people, so don't feel as if I'm snubbing you. I just really don't know what to say.
In real life, I'm a young woman from the east coast of Canada (Further east then Ontario or Quebec, for those who think that's the east coast... just no. Atlantic Canada is important too.) who still struggles with the day to day adult life at times as I finish up my degree in Agriculture. My Major is in Animal Science while my minor is focused on Genetics. Once I've completed this last year, my goal is to move on and complete a Masters and PhD in Genetics, focusing more on the animal side of things, but not really settled on what area of Genetics I'd like to work on.
Artwise, I do both 'traditional' and 'digital' art on a fairly regular basis. I prefer traditional, as it's something I'm more comfortable with and can more easily see improvement with; however, digital is something I do enjoy as well and have learned a lot from.
I am a big advocate of artists working with traditional medias, especially if you started off in digital. There's just something about pencil that a computer just can't replace. (Even if the pencil doesn't have "ctrl z". xD)
I also feel in the ha-RPG world, traditional is more likely to be looked down upon as an inferior art style and my goal for myself is to use my own traditional art to prove that wrong, with the little skills I have and have fun doing so.
That's the blurb about me.
If you want to know more, just ask, I don't bite. If you're interested in seeing what I do in my art, or what I offer, feel free to watch me. Any other information, check out the rest of my page, if it's not there, just send me a note.