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Steven Shipman
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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."
~Aristotle

"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."
~Philo

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.
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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
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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)
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Dawwwww, pretty gallery you have!
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Alejandra-Colunga Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Hey look at some of my work on the following link, I hope you like it!

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Thanks!
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tho-be Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Your art is amazing :heart: :heart: :heart: ^^
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Kutty-Sark Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you a lot for the +watch ^^
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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.
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jocie45 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the llama which is much appreciated.
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Bothellite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
My pleasure :)
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