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Hi everyone! I have a prompt group here on dA called Give Me A Prompt. Once a month we offer a drawing prompt from a variety of subjects. It's a lot of fun and it's great to see so many creative interpretations of the ideas. Check out the group to see what prompts we've had before!


I'm looking for an admin to help come up with prompts. Right now it's me and one admin, and we alternate posting the prompt every month. You would only need to post a prompt once every three months. Super easy! All I ask is that you have a friendly personality, good writing skills for your journal posts, and are responsible about remembering to post.

If you're interested, please send me a message. Include some ideas for prompts, at least 5, just so I can see if your ideas fit with the style of the group.

If you don't want to be an admin, feel free to join as a member!

Thank you for reading~

blindness by whimandwonder
Something a little morbid for this Halloween season? =P

One of my biggest fears is losing my sight. With constantly deteriorating vision, a severe prescription, and a chronic condition of inflammation inside my left eye, the idea of blindness is more and more fearful to me.

Reference (I love this photo, will probably use again) - Otter by daria-channi

transcend by whimandwonder
Referenced with very kind permission from The Light From Above Series 26 (Winter Light), by photographer HelloDearThomas

I absolutely adored the emotion, movement, and light of this photo and knew I had to draw it. Thank you Thomas :)

Pencil on 8.5x11" paper
giving myself over to the joy by whimandwonder
giving myself over to the joy
Wooo! First completed piece in, oh, months. ... Ha.

I had originally planned on making the color more watercolory/blendy, but then I realized I liked the springy/sproingy-ness of this. It looks like the colors are bouncing.

Acrylic and pen on paper, 8.5x11"

All credit goes to the photographer Jenny Woods, whose image I borrowed for my own personal reference only. I am making no money off this whatsoever.

All comments or constructive criticism are welcome!


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Shannon Noel Brady
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've been an artist since I could hold a Magic Marker. I think the only time I haven't been doodling was in the womb, and only because there were no pencils in there. I am currently on a very driven mission to better my art. It's been hard - lots of paper was crumpled into balls and thrown into wastebaskets as the classic image goes - but a LOT of learning has come of it, and that is very exciting to me.

Pens and pencils are my favorite tools, though I also enjoy throwing paint around, sometimes literally. I tend to work with mixed media, and I love the human figure. Aaaand I'm kind of obsessed with birds, so you'll see those incorporated a lot.

As for other things about me, I have also written my first novel and have been working on a second. I majored in dance/theatre and work part-time as a stagehand. For fun, I'm constantly reading and I also love anything involving heights, speed, and adrenaline. I live with the love of my life, a big-time fancy-pants video game designer named Craig, and the other love of my life, our retriever/shepherd mix named Ele. :)

I really enjoy making friends here so please feel free to strike up a conversation about absolutely anything!

Oh, and my favorite frozen yogurt flavor right now is... *drumroll* ...... coconut :D


  • Please post these rules in your journal
  • Post 5 things about yourself
  • Answer questions that your tagger posted for you and create 5 new ones for the people you tag
  • Choose 5 people to tag and post their icons in your journal

Five Things about Myself:

  • I wear glasses at all times, with a jaw-droppingly high prescription. I'm blind as a freakin' bat but without the advantage of echolocation.
  • My very first memory of being told I was good at drawing was in... first grade I think, and it was over a drawing of dinosaurs.
  • I'm a textbook-case introvert ("UGH, it's been SO LONG since I've had my alone time.... Like, a FULL 2 HOURS....") -- buuut, in the right scenario when I'm with nice people who will laugh at my jokes, I will loudly ham it up. Also while I might be reserved in person, I'm a total whore for the stage. GIVE ME THEATRE OR GIVE ME DEATH alright alright Shannon we get it you're dramatic.
  • I majored in dance in college. Have danced for about 17 years. That explains a bit why I'm always drawing dancers. hamster dance 
  • I'm an adventure junkie. I've gone bungee jumping, white water rafting, cave rappelling, sky diving, hang gliding, scuba diving AND I STILL WANT MORE, MORRRRE!

Questions Answered: (asked by :icondanielleivanova: )

  • Which quality do you like best in the opposite sex: Humor. Make me laugh and I'll basically fall into your pants.
  • What is your favourite way of working out: Dancing or rock climbing. I was taking flying trapeze class for awhile which was an AWESOME (albeit exhausting) work out, but too expensive/far away to do now.
  • What do you miss the most about living with your parents: My mom and I used to always watch late-night shows together and eat cereal while everyone else was asleep. I liked that a lot.
  • What do you think about selfies: I never thought of selfies as "a thing" until it got a name. It was just people taking pictures of themselves, which I didn't think anything about. Who cares?
  • Would you rather have kids than career and if so why: If I had to choose I'd rather have a career, because I don't really see myself having kids. I identify with the things I'm passionate about more than I do with motherhood. (This is just me personally - I think other people who identify with motherhood are awesome and we need both kinds of people in this world.)

My Questions for Others:

  • What is your earliest memory of being noticed for your art?
  • Tell us something weird about you that not many people know!
  • What is your favorite book of all time?
  • What's the grossest thing you've ever tasted?
  • What kind of unconventional pet would you have if you were able to? (We're in imagination-land here, okay? Exotic pets, mythical pets, pets that would be way too big for your house - doesn't matter! :) )

    I'm breaking the rules like a gangster. Not gonna tag people. Instead I'd rather anyone who wants to do this, feel free to do it, and then just alert me that you've done it so I can see it. Or not! Whatevs! You're a free agent man! Aint nobody gonna tell you what to do!

    Though I'm pretty sure :iconcynthart: would enjoy this. :happybounce: 

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FreezingPlush Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Randomly came across your page. Here's a :iconllama3dplz: for you~ Enjoy!
HelloDearThomas Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank You so Much for your support! It means a lot!
You have an amazing gallery as well! :)
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm honored to be watched by such a fantastic photographer. :)
AlexndraMirica Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
thank you very much for the watch, if you wish you can join me at:…
bradbrains Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you
transe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :aww:
Ginesthoi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
kevinroberts Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is really splendid art work! Pretty impressive to see them all together in the 'feature'. Yes, I enjoy them very much, thanks-you :dance:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad you like them! Thanks so much for the generous comment. :hug:
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