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Life Changes + Art Doll Feature

Tue Sep 22, 2015, 2:25 PM
Now that I've graduated from animation school, my plan up until this point had been to stay in the LA area and get internships/jobs at various stop motion studios.  But I realized that I really don't want to do that with my life, especially since I'm a country girl and the city was making me hopelessly depressed.  So I moved back home to Texas to pursue my art and animation independently.  Maybe some day I'll go back and give the industry another chance, but for now my depression has lifted and I have hope and excitement for my life again.  I'm spending time with my family, making my own work, and I no longer have to endure the smog, traffic, and insufferable assholes of LA.  (Don't get me wrong--there are great people in LA, such as the wonderful :iconsydsydguv259: and :iconnuttymctree:, but I've had too many bad experiences with assholes to want to keep interacting with those kinds of people on a regular basis.)

You would not believe how horribly I was treated at my last job--I was lied to, blamed for things that weren't my fault, shunned from all contact for up to 7 days at a time, 
paid only half of what was promised, and fired without warning just because the guy decided he didn't like my style/designs, even though he hired me and approved my designs in the first place.  See what I mean by LA assholes?  Fortunately, the person I'm working for now has a soul and has been wonderful to me.  I'm making an animated commercial for a company in Australia, all through the internet, and it's almost finished--I've even been paid right so far!  I'll post a link as soon as it's up.

:star: On to the feature!  There are lots of fantastic art dolls (or room guardians) here on dA, and I'd like to share some of my favorites:

:bulletgreen:BePa by azu-55:bulletgreen:Zarai by kimrhodes:bulletgreen:The Raven by Irentoys:bulletgreen:-SOLD- Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Baby Llama! by Wood-Splitter-Lee:bulletgreen:Domestic gryphon kitten / Cria de grifo domestico by AlvaroFuegoFatuo:bulletgreen:Hafiz the Room Guardian by AnyaBoz:bulletgreen:white llama by da-bu-di-bu-da:bulletgreen:Gryphon Fledgling by SarityCreations:bulletgreen:Poseable toy commission by MalinaToys:bulletgreen:Plague Doctors by mar-rie:bulletgreen:


  • Mood: Relief
  • Watching: Rick and Morty
  • Playing: Words with Friends
  • Eating: Tootsie Rolls

Poll part 2 of 2: What's your favorite animal cracker? 

3 deviants said Goat
3 deviants said Horse
3 deviants said My favorite is in the other poll!
2 deviants said Lion
2 deviants said Tiger
1 deviant said Hippo
1 deviant said Rhino


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Madeleine R. Mathis
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Experimental Animation BFA, CalArts 2015
Interned at Screen Novelties 2014

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sunshinesmile7 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for da llama!
ShaQuaVara Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most honored for being added to your +Watch list. :)
Madelei Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I don't think I watch you...but thank you for the +watch!  :)
ShaQuaVara Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush: Sorry bout the confusion.
Madelei Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
No worries ~ have a nice day!
daeien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you for the llama! :D
Have a great day/night. :)
RLG4X Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Thanks for the llama :).
XaviBlu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama   Llama jump 

3D Llama Badge 
IDonithing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama 😄
piaglud Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the important part of life 
and here is one back
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