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Slither by tleach0608

I can definitely see how your other photo won a prize, especially with the blue light reflecting off of the snake's skin. But this one ...

Critique O Matic Plus by MatthewJWills

First of all, I would like to bring to light that this art piece is somewhat average. The technique you have decided upon is completely...

A little clarification...

Angry Groundhog

This was made for me by the awesome kookybat! Click the picture to see the original!


Stamp Box

Stamp - Not Feminine by foxlee Useless Cool-looking Stamp by X-wing9 my first stamp by Gravifreak Gimme more sleep by prosaix Day Dreamer Stamp by Sora05 Hello, my name is.. by cfryant Favorite Stamp by Ravechu llama llama llama by djSeragaki Too much senior-dArama by prosaix Art at 3 AM by blackdahlia my hovercraft is full of eels by vesner Doctor Who Stamp by Malcassairo Gryffindor Stamp by smileystamps LOTR - Wander by Jenna-Rose Geek before it was cool stamp by quazo Rebel Scum Stamp by Ulario Dancing Stormtroopers by Mr-Stamp Firefly by zsoca-san Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Wing-Wing-Senri STAMP Star Trek TOS by ForeverSonu He's Dead Jim Stamp by GeneveveX Vote Geek Stamp by SketchySeemsLegit Laughable Insults by BatmanWithBunnyEars Artemis Fowl Stamp by nolightss Sta.che Stamp by Synfull Old Deviantart Logo Stamp by BeIIPaws

Moving to a different country, part 3

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 9:20 AM
So, it's been over a year since I moved to Israel.  And I finally have my driver's license!  While the earlier parts of transferring my license were very annoying and bureaucratic, the last parts, getting a driving lesson and taking the road test, went very easily.  That's not to say that it's easy for everyone--the other person taking the road test with me had already taken it three or four times.

The other thing is, this year is a year known as Shmitta.  It's a Jewish thing, but it ends up affecting Christians and Muslims who live here too.  Basically, Jewish farmers in Israel have to stop farming for a year.  This means that the prices of fruits and vegetables have doubled, and in some cases, tripled.  This is not because the supply has gone down (some stuff grows surprisingly well even without cultivation), but because store owners know that people are willing to pay more to ensure that they get the "right" type of produce.  *sigh*  If you're interested in knowing more about this, feel free to ask, but I didn't want to bore everyone with the details.

Finally, there's medical insurance.  Everyone gets free basic insurance (paid for by taxes), but for about $12.50 a month, you can get supplemental insurance that covers things such as visits to doctors who aren't in your insurance network, ER bills, and the like.  Since I had to visit the ER last month, this was a godsend.  Everything except for part of the ambulance ride was covered, and I was able to afford the remaining bill.

I realize I've been slacking on the art front, but I am still working on that yellow lab painting.  Just very slowly.

Skin made by pikadudeno1
with love ♥
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Playing: Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
  • Eating: Crackers and cheese


Getting rear-ended is not fun.  Neither is whiplash.  Just putting that out there.
So glad that I can choose to only show status updates in my activity widget!
Updates are cool, but not when they break the site!


Photo to Digital Painting
844 by groundhog22
Golden by groundhog22
Photo Painting - Parrot by groundhog22
Watching Abba by groundhog22
Do you have a photo that you'd like turned into a painting?  Or a photo that's too low-res to print, but you'd like to have it on your wall?  I can turn your image into a high-res digital painting.  Please specify how much detail you'd like in the painting, and what size you'd like the final product to be.


groundhog22's Profile Picture

Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
I'm an animator who is also interested in other types of art. In addition to my profession, I do watercolor, stained glass, photomanipping, and digital painting.

Current Age: 25
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock
Favourite photographer: Elliott Erwitt
Favourite style of art: Realism or impressionism, I have a hard time choosing.
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Winnie-the-Pooh (not a cartoon character, strictly speaking, but whatever)
Personal Quote: I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.



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Pirates or Ninjas? 

4 deviants said Ninjas! *whoosh*
2 deviants said Pirates! Yarr!


Happy Birthday!
Mon Feb 2, 2015, 12:20 PM
Have a comment in it for once; Happy Birthday! =P
Sun Feb 2, 2014, 8:04 PM
It's ok, my shoutbox gets almost no posts so I'm actually kind of grateful...
Wed Aug 28, 2013, 2:00 PM
Pffffffft!! Thought I was on my page!! XD
Thu Aug 22, 2013, 7:37 AM
Hey there all you! Sorry I don't pay much attention to my shoutbox. XD
Thu Aug 22, 2013, 7:34 AM
ohai der :iconbmplz:
Sun Jul 31, 2011, 3:48 PM
:noes::megaphone:THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! :D
Wed May 25, 2011, 2:30 AM
Cacophonic vocalisations!
Thu Aug 5, 2010, 4:55 PM
Thanks for the fav!
Thu Apr 15, 2010, 6:44 PM
Fri Mar 12, 2010, 4:47 PM


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Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much for the favorite, GH!
groundhog22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You are very welcome! :D
11Doctors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :D
groundhog22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
groundhog22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
No problem!
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
groundhog22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
Bisected8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! :party:
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