No this isn't a creeper journal at all!
But really we all have artists we want to meet and someday get to know more, (either because of their work, about their work, or just because they seem like cool, chill people!)
On DeviantART there are a number of people I'd love to have the opportunity to hang out with. And who'd that be?
Brosa -- I look up to (Sergi) Brosa quite a bit. His imagery, his style, his coloring, his ideas, it's all so incredibly well done it floors me. (Want to know the way straight into my artist heart? It's amazing backgrounds and illustrations with narrative.) Plus I've always enjoyed the processes he shares.
algenpfleger -- I've personally nicknamed Hannes "the human raytracer" because of his incredible understanding of light and materials. I look up to his work for inspiration on realism. (but still manages to have this unique defining characteristic.) I've also come to find out that him and I are quite alike in a lot of ways. Yeah man, I know we already talk on Skype but some day maybe we'll cross paths, hahah.
StudioQube -- The Qube guys do some fantastic work, (second path to my artist heart: mix illustration with good graphic design.) They take their home studio and brand seriously which I highly respect, (much like I would with ORIANART if I were to readily pursue more freelance.) From what I've seen of them around the net, they also seem like cool, knowledgeable people to potentially be around.
nicholaskole -- If there's someone's sketchbooks I want to flip through, it's his. Nick has an incredible ability to inject emotion into his work that I find hard to detect in most other artist's work (WAAAY including my own.) He also has some professional studio experience which I'd love to hear stories about sometime. MAYBE SOMETIME!
IniquitousFish -- Her work's always had a unique quality and style I've enjoyed! Plus it seems like she goes to a lot of cons, so hey maybe we'll cross paths some time!
luniara -- I've known luniara on DA for probably the longest out of anyone during my entire time here. (Like, we followed each other here during our first literal weeks on DA in 2003. I was in high school....) I got a lot of inspiration from her during those earlier years when I really had no idea what I was doing! It's been so long I feel like we have to eventually cross paths sometime on principle! Hahahah
shingworks -- I've been friends with you on DA since what... 2009? Don't even get me started on the positive effects you've had on me as an artist these past years. [Probably the most other than YanYu.) Anyway, I talk to you often enough as it is, I already know I'm gonna hang out with you sooner or later. [right... RIIIIGHHHTT???]
People on DeviantART I ACTUALLY know:
ashwara -- Classmate at AIB, prior room mate
YanYu -- Classmate at AIB, room mate
TylerEdlinArt -- Classmate at AIB
TracyLeeQuinn -- Classmate at AIB
dana-redde -- Life-long friend
manydereks -- Met on DA (around 2004,) great friend ever since visiting Boston (around 2007) [No longer on DA]
rockaaar -- Met on DA, hung out during cons
mooncalfe -- Hung out with at a con a long time ago, hahahah
So yeah, more or less that's my list. Why do I feel like I just asked a bunch of people out on a date?
Others I'd love to meet (but wouldn't want to bother them)
Omar-Dogan, xa-xa-xa, Tomiokajiro, Kurunya, and warobruno