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Steven Shipman
United States
I'm a traditional illustrator with a background in puppet theatre, dollmaking and product design/development. I work mostly in ink, watercolor, gouache and colored pencil. I also still sculpt dolls, puppets and masks in paperclay from time to time.

Influences include golden-age illustrators, anime, manga, costume design & history, children & children's picture books, literature (especially Shakespeare and folk/fairy tales), theatre, film, animation, toys and puppetry.

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"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
~Sir Francis Bacon

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
~Dr. Seuss

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Current Residence: Lincoln, NE
Favourite genre of music: Music of 1920's-30's/EarlyMusic/AlternativeRock/Blues/Dance/60s/NewWave-80s/MORE..
Favourite photographer: Ritts/Liebovitz/JulieMargaretCameron/Pierre et Gilles/LaChapelle/Gorman/MORE...
Favourite style of art: Illustrative/Ukiyo-e/Nouveau/Deco/Naive/Lowbrow-WestCoast/MORE...
Favourite cartoon character: Spongebob/Astroboy/InvaderZim/BugsBunny/PowerpuffGirls/Calvin&Hobbes/Peanuts/RichieRich/Casper..
Personal Quote: Context is everything.
I won't be on DA, or online at all, for awhile. I got 3 hijack viruses while trying to post a piece of art here. Now my windows is shot. May check in on the public library computers from time to time.

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LOULOUGSTP Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Nice art you have too Bravo !!!1
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Nice work, my new friend! Feel free to check out some of my work.......I sculpt in full color, never a drop of paint. That's how I get the depth and unusual color "bridging". as I call it. Thanks for sharing your work..........jss (call me jack)
EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Dawwwww, pretty gallery you have!
Alejandra-Colunga Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Hey look at some of my work on the following link, I hope you like it!


tho-be Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Your art is amazing :heart: :heart: :heart: ^^
Kutty-Sark Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you a lot for the +watch ^^
LadyLeaf48 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did I earlier thank you for the recent fave? I get so forgetful! Whatever, 2 thank yous are good.
jocie45 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the llama which is much appreciated.
Bothellite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!
stevenshipman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
My pleasure :)
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