Venessa (though I'm often endearingly referred to as "V")
I now work in Recruiting and Retention for the Air National Guard at the National Guard Bureau with some of the best folks I've ever had the pleasure of working with! GoANG!
Good art, good books, yoga, music, cooking, baking, lounging, running, movies, long walks on the beach...
* A bunch of you who visit Potter On Paper were at Lumos2006!
* I'm a pianist, violinist, singer, and actor. I can now update this statement by saying that I'm also a Harry Potter podcaster. Listen to SpellCast to hear my monthly "Artist's Corner" segment. :D
* I have never taken an art lesson in my life. This has unfortunately made drawing/painting one of my more frustrating pastimes. Don't kid yourselves, ye who would like to draw well. You DO need to learn anatomy and perspective! You will save yourselves gads of time!
* I feel a special kinship with Hermione Granger. We both were cursed with big bushy brown hair. ETA: I went to Lumos and wore my hair normally, so now I have about 1000 witnesses who concur that I have Hermione's fro.
* My older sister is still beta-ing my story, and her son, is still freaking adorable. He calls me "Titi" now and enjoys saying things like, "Oh my goodness!" and "MY DIP!!" at the top of his lungs.
* I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware, which is ironic because, after seeing the first Wayne's world, I swore I'd never wind up there. Needless to say, it's pretty much my favorite place on earth. Go UD!
* A little old man once fell asleep on my lap on the subway on the way home from work. Two little old ladies watched him keel over and laughed at the fact that this stranger was snoozing on me. I, obviously, was not laughing, and fortunately my cell phone went off in time to wake him up before he got comfortable. The kicker is that this is not the strangest thing to have happened to me on the train.
* (Drumroll) I'm thinking of going to art school. *gasp!*
About the Artwork: (UPDATED)
Primarily, I work with graphite pencils, Prismacolor colored pencils (my FAVORITE), and india ink (aka, artist pens). Recently, I've expended by oevre to include acrylic, watercolor, and digital art (egads!) using programs such as Alias Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop. The pencil sketches, for the most part, have been drawn on 5 x 8 medium tooth paper. The Color prints have been done on 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. And that's all she wrote.