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Sara Schneider
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
My name is Sara Schneider, the girl behind Mad Girl Illustrations.

I am a 24 year old self-taught artist living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My aspiration is to become a great illustrator, and my influences are both modern comic-style and Art Nouveau, specifically the works of Alphonse Mucha. My work has been featured in small galleries, a film festival when I animated a short film on Hurricane Katrina, and one piece made for a local coffee chain was put on a shirt that were prizes for participants in a charity 5k run. A number of my illustrations pertaining to Alice in Wonderland will be compiled in a book alongside other artists from around the world. Publish date is currently unknown.

My preferred tools are ink and colored pencils, though I do use many other mediums including digital media. My preferred subjects are women.

I am bipolar, or manic depressive if you prefer, and often use my warped sense of reality in my work as well as a form of therapy. My work is improving all the time, so what you see now or in my gallery from 3+ years ago may not describe me or my style and vision tomorrow or next year. The only constant in life is change.

Feel free to visit my website for a more refined, cleaner perception of my work.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 4:21 PM


I know I keep writing journals about not having any art but please bear with me.

I've been going through a rough time lately and unfortunately art has not been the joy it once was in my life. Instead I've gotten where I'm taking my work too seriously, pushing myself too hard, and ultimately destroying any joy I had when it came to putting pencil to paper. My art is suffering for it. So for therapy reasons I've decided to stay away from art unless it's something simple and for pure enjoyment, like sketching. It's why the two drawings I uploaded recently are not my usual "details everywhere and lots of hidden meanings". I'm trying to backtrack and go back to basics, basically remember why I liked drawing to begin with and reassess what I've learned and could improve upon and go at my own pace, not the pace I think others believe I should be at. I've let a lot of peer pressure get to me and I need to learn that just because I'm x years old doesn't mean I need to be at x level just because others are. I'm not other artists.

So for a while you may not see anything from me and what you may see may be just simple drawings. I'm still here, still active on DA as much as I can be, but I just won't be art active and I'm sorry for that. Those of you who have watched me all this time and remained supportive and active with me are awesome, you really mean a lot to me and it's why I bother to say anything anymore.

So again my art will be scarce and not its usual quality as I'm trying to go back to basics, but I'm still here. Thanks for holding in there.

Hot tea all around,
Sara


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ChiliGarlic Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! you got lots of lovely characters here and Gallery! ^_________^
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MGillustrations Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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ChiliGarlic Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you've very much welcome! Hope to see more ^__^
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jkrolak Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconblank-spaceplz::iconblank-spaceplz::iconpinkiepiecakeplz::iconblank-spaceplz:Happy Bday by kmygraphic:iconblank-spaceplz::iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
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ffleret Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet gallery you have for yourself, miss~
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MGillustrations Dec 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ffleret Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :bow:
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ThatPlanetside2Guy Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hidden by owner?
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MGillustrations Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
The comment was made by someone in reply to a comment I left on their profile, but they blocked me. So I hid their comment. Why do you ask?
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ThatPlanetside2Guy Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just curious :shrug:
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