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Mon May 23, 2016, 8:00 PM
Hello everyone!

I wanted to tell you about my current project.
Near the end of my last year in college I wrote an abstract fiction that I found eerie, beautiful, deep, yet simple. I spent almost 3 years editing this short story and it was very difficult. When it was nearing completion I was uncertain about how to publish it. It didn't seem to do well as an illustrated book. This brought me to the conclusion that the best way to present it was in the form of a short animation. I've spent about nine months composing the musical score which was no small feat. I also story boarded it top to bottom. Now I've begun the next stage of creating the final artwork and semi-animated clips. So far I'm elated. I spent an entire day learning After Effects just to make an eleven second clip. Now I know that it must all be done in After Effects in order to bring it to its full potential. Granted, I will need to purchase the effects suite Trap Code in order to do this which is not cheep. But it will be worth it. The film should be a total of 15 minutes once complete and hopefully the first of more like it to come.

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Stay tuned for more news on this and other projects.

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A.R. Gallacher
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am an enterprising, visual story teller. Most call this an artist but I feel the term is too broad. Since the time I could hold a pencil I’ve found a passion not just in artistic expression but doing so in a way that includes a broad audience. I revel at the opportunity to present a viewer with a piece of work and watch their reaction, be it laughter, tears, indignation, or triumph. This desire has shaped and molded my life to bring me to where I am today.
I come from an inherently creative family. Being the only girl of four children I’ve been exposed to quite an adventurous life. Each family member has taught me a wide range of skills from auto mechanics to music. My parents always encouraged me to be inventive and independent and I’ve carried these principles into adulthood.
Today I am always looking for new things to try my hand at; recently I took up the violin and taught myself to play. I am a devout book binder and my other hobbies consist of finding the most challenging and random craft to make every other month no matter the medium. I also have the heart and soul of a satirist and have spent the greater part of my life creating works to entertain and amuse, my current means of delivery being the internet. My story is just beginning and I am eagerly working toward a life of productivity and prominence.

I won first in the State High School Editorial Cartoon category. It was a cartoon depicting the hot issue of the Terry Shivo controversy, it asked the question: "Right to Live or Right to Die?"

I've graduated with my Bachelors of Visual Art


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Mezame9 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :D

Um, I have a question about DJDO.
Swashbookler Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Mezame9 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, um. This is probably going to sound impertinent, but here goes.

If you draw the Dutchman crew again could you maybe add Worm somewhere subtly in the background at all? It's okay if you can't. I understand. He's not a cannon character and no-one would really recognise him.
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
*Emerges from hiding place* "Eh?"
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