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Allie Royal
Artist | Student | Varied
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"Art is the universal way by which we, as adults, can still play make-believe, conjuring up worlds that explain the reality of our lives.

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Gogo Tomago by Nemo-7
Gogo Tomago
Some more BH6 fan art!!
I absolutely adore Gogo's design!

Gogo Tomago (c) Disney/Marvel
Art (c) Allie Royal
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Tea For Two by Nemo-7
Tea For Two
My watercolor assignment from these past couple of weeks. The theme was "inside, outside", and we had to paint using only ultramarine and burnt sienna and their neutrals. Of course I applied a little bit of sweetening to this in Photoshop so it's different than the original but not by too much. 
I also keep getting asked why I chose a giraffe, and I really don't know. It happened and I went with it. :D

Anyway art belongs to me!
(c) Allie Royal 
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Protector by Nemo-7
Protector
Working on some re-dos of old art. 
I will probably add another Foo in the future, since they are usually represented in pairs. But still this alone I think is an improvement from my previous one (which originally had a dragon, and is now deleted).

Art (c) Allie Royal
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Zoelie II by Nemo-7
Zoelie II
Some more Zoe draws because I want too....
Should do her with Leon next.

Zoelie (c) Allie Royal
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Yea, I'm jumping on this way late, but here we go.

Ok, so I joined a little over 5 years ago while I was still in high school. At that point, I'd had known about deviantart for a while, and even had a previous, and now deleted account. And I'm pretty sure I deleted it because my art was horrendous. But soon, I got over that, and made a new account so that I could show off this... 
The Kingdom Keepers 1 by Nemo-7
My very first Kingdom Keepers fan art!
And it is awful. :D

The Kingdom Keepers series really sparked me to draw. KK at the time had a small fandom, which meant that ideas surrounding the character's appearances were still up to interpretation. And I was also very much in love with the series.
Other art that followed... and I'm embarrassed to post these... were characters of my own design, from my personal stories.
Zoe and Leon by Nemo-7Leon: New Look by Nemo-7
I was almost as "lens flare happy" as J. J. Abrams...
And God, I don't even want to talk about how I drew hair.

Between these drawings and my next ones, there's this really weird gap in style. I don't know if I just stopped posting stuff, or I deleted a lot, but soon came an onslaught of Kingdom Keepers fan art which gave me a name, even though small, on deviantart. Much of this previous KK work has since been deleted, but I left behind my two favourites.
Hacking The Server by Nemo-7The Fairlies by Nemo-7 

After my art became known in the fandom, I met :iconxxgaurdianxx:, who came to me asking If I wanted to help with a KK fanfic. Of course I said yes and gave her my characters Jerran and Penny to use in her stories. The Kingdom Guard is also still one of my favorite things, even though I've drifted away from the series it stems from. 
She's So Cold by Nemo-7End of Line by Nemo-7We Could Be Superheroes by Nemo-7
The picture of Gale in the TRON universe is also one of my favorite old arts.

Aside from the Kingdom Keepers fandom, I also still continued to play with my own universe and drew a lot more of my own characters.
Leon by Nemo-717 Faces by Nemo-7Apotheosis by Nemo-7

And then... college.
And with college came dramatic shifts in my interests. Particularly a loss of interest in the Kingdom Keepers.

The hardest part of the transition was shaking off the fandom. Which, no offense, I'm glad to be out of. I've gotten used to some of the craziness, but I still sometimes get peeved over how often my KK art gets stolen, or when fans beg for credits when they do "edits" of my work.

But in all honesty, I owe the Kingdom Keepers a lot. I had a lot of success with my work through it. I've won contests, my KK art is well known (even if they don't know I'm the artist), and my art is still shown in promotional material for the series. I also never thought my art would be shown at the D23 expo behind the author, Ridley Pearson, himself!



It was a magical ride while it lasted.

In college, I also struggled with my art once I began to learn to actually draw. It took me a while to find the compromise between the traditional teachings I'd been learning at school, and the digital I had taught myself. In fact, even today, I'm still trying to find that perfect compromise. But it has gotten less frustrating over the years.

My strip "Crabby Love" is one of my favorite things from my beginning years in art school. 
Crabby Love by Nemo-7 

Eventually, after a lot of practice and patience, I reached a happy medium where I'm overall satisfied with how I do things. I still have struggles, and bad art from time to time. But now that I do art for the sake of my own happiness and to please my own muses, the past two years have felt like the greatest I've ever had art-wise. 

Some art from last summer.
Joey by Nemo-7A Midsummer Night's Dream by Nemo-7Don't Mess With Maleficent by Nemo-7Mihael by Nemo-7A New Nightwing by Nemo-7Oh...Hai by Nemo-7

In this past year, I even began to venture into the more social side of deviantArt. I joined The-Arhzung-Tribes, and fell in love with it. Even though I feel like I'm just now (after a whole year) getting really active in there. But the times I was able to play during the school year were always pleasant and fun, and just a really great escape.
I also joined Hetherev, an art challenge group which has really helped me push what I do and try new things. And is also another group I should be more active in. 

D-Leb-Arrival-1 by Nemo-7Parrot Chasing by Nemo-7Bothersome Buddy by Nemo-7 

Finally, I'm where I am now.
Years later, and still growing as an artist.
And I just want to thank all of my friends and followers for the journey. I honestly cannot name you all because I know I will accidentally leave someone out and then feel bad about it forever. But so many of you have been dear to me. I've appreciated the support, comments, faves, watches, inspiration, motivation, everything. Even when I don't respond to all of my inbox, please know, you didn't go unnoticed.
And a bigger thanks to those watchers who've been with me since my first year. I know I've got to be the wishy-washiest artist ever, with so many fruitless endeavors, but you guys still put up with me. :D 
Some of you even let me borrow your characters to draw!

So much love for all of you!

And that's my deviantart story,

-Nemo

PS: Was going to include a list of inspiring artists, but again there were too many to name.

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Jinsky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Thanks so much for the favorite; and I love your dA story. It's so inspiring to me, especially being in university struggling with my style. :')
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Bakiroom Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fav!Love 
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NeverStop13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the favorite, it means so much! You're a great artist, and it's really cool to find that another person likes the Kingdom Keepers :3
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Nemo-7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, and thank you :aww:
It's nice to see some more people drawing Keepers art too!
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Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love your gallery! :D
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dropkicktyphoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fell off the face of the planet so if I haven't already thanked you:

Thank you for the faaaav it made my day when I saw after not being on here in a while!
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AnimeTokyo6 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I love your art style and your welcome :) 
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ElizabethBeals Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional
Thanks for the favs hun, I really appreciate it :D
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Nemo-7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Mulgorath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Writer
A: Apologize I must for the message that was belated for your day of birth celebration. I am Andy, the deviant of :Mulgorath:, Mulg and Brain are aspect of my mind You see...Uhhh..."
[Events of Day of Yester (Dramatized)]
1Emote War is on 
2:kiwf: 
3:flame: 
4Why Jetpacks Should Not Exist 
A:"...You know what that doesn't matter now does it. You see Mulg, Brain, and I were occupied yesterday and we forgot about one of our favorite artists' birthday."
M: Andy are you placing blame on us again? You remember what happened last time you pulled a mistake like that...
A: "Yes I do but lets be honest, you with your mafia crime boss voice is kind of something that is not meant to be remembered, mostly because our jokes are purely text based."
B:{Such a shame too, I've been working on my subliminal messaging techniques...}
A: "OFF TOPIC, now shut it all up the both of you! Where was I, did I already bear my wishing for the next year? If not then there ya go. Now if you'll excuse me my mouth has been burning since I had a slice of pepperoni pizza from Costco, I tell you this is no way to live! MULG, PREPARE THE CONFETTI CANON ALONG WITH FIRE WORK DISPLAY!!"
M: Most gladly... I can imagine it now...
(In the mind of Mulg) partay - NaNoEmo - day 3 Fireworks 
Now back to reality...
M:onrainbowfire I CAN TASTE COLOURS, THEY ARE MUCH HOTTER THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT!
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happy DA B-day :3 Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy Birthday Godliek :D Hide Birthday Emote MenInASuitcase Pirate ArrrHappy B-Day Caeser1993:piratejig: Caramel dansen emoteVictory DanceDance dance 
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