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Santa's Contemplation by jcastle316 Santa's Contemplation :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 11 15 Come sail away by jcastle316 Come sail away :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 4 2 Angel Dancer by jcastle316 Angel Dancer :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 4 0 Snow Belle 3D cover by jcastle316 Snow Belle 3D cover :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 0 0 Ignited -1 by jcastle316 Ignited -1 :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 0 0 Ignite Top Piclogo by jcastle316 Ignite Top Piclogo :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 1 0 January Snow Queen 2 by jcastle316 January Snow Queen 2 :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 3 3 Sentinel Archives Book One Cover by jcastle316 Sentinel Archives Book One Cover :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 0 0 Pops office by jcastle316 Pops office :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 1 0 Princess Kalek by jcastle316 Princess Kalek :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 6 5 Enchantedgrowth by jcastle316 Enchantedgrowth :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 5 1 Dreamescape by jcastle316 Dreamescape :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 2 1 Starcatcher by jcastle316 Starcatcher :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 5 7 Wilderland pond3 by jcastle316 Wilderland pond3 :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 2 0 Butterfly faerie by jcastle316 Butterfly faerie :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 1 2 Freedomflight by jcastle316 Freedomflight :iconjcastle316:jcastle316 4 0

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Ana 4 by faestock Ana 4 :iconfaestock:faestock 255 55 Twins72-Stocks-free-65 by Twins72-Stocks Twins72-Stocks-free-65 :icontwins72-stocks:Twins72-Stocks 7 0 JaneEden'sWolfPack-stock by JaneEden JaneEden'sWolfPack-stock :iconjaneeden:JaneEden 18 0 Phoenix bird psd file by Birdsatalcatraz Phoenix bird psd file :iconbirdsatalcatraz:Birdsatalcatraz 33 9 Elven RowBoat by poserfan-stock Elven RowBoat :iconposerfan-stock:poserfan-stock 5 0 Flower 03 by Fuchsfee-Stock Flower 03 :iconfuchsfee-stock:Fuchsfee-Stock 79 1 Flower 04 by Fuchsfee-Stock Flower 04 :iconfuchsfee-stock:Fuchsfee-Stock 98 4 Grave of Montagne-St-Emilion by A1Z2E3R Grave of Montagne-St-Emilion :icona1z2e3r:A1Z2E3R 11 0 Wave smashing on rocks by A1Z2E3R Wave smashing on rocks :icona1z2e3r:A1Z2E3R 27 5 Wave smashing on Guadelupian rocks 3 by A1Z2E3R Wave smashing on Guadelupian rocks 3 :icona1z2e3r:A1Z2E3R 18 1 On the fence 12 by CathleenTarawhiti On the fence 12 :iconcathleentarawhiti:CathleenTarawhiti 219 32 Twins72-Stocks-free-49 by Twins72-Stocks Twins72-Stocks-free-49 :icontwins72-stocks:Twins72-Stocks 13 2 Twins72-Stocks-free-48 by Twins72-Stocks Twins72-Stocks-free-48 :icontwins72-stocks:Twins72-Stocks 19 0 Crown Pack 3 by Lill-stock Crown Pack 3 :iconlill-stock:Lill-stock 180 67 The Red Balloon 17 by deathbycanon-stock The Red Balloon 17 :icondeathbycanon-stock:deathbycanon-stock 4 0 The Red Balloon 22 by deathbycanon-stock The Red Balloon 22 :icondeathbycanon-stock:deathbycanon-stock 7 0

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Santa's Contemplation
Merry Christmas. Don't forget to take a moment in the hustle and bustle to remember the reason for this season. 


Credits: Thank you so much for your generous stock art. Heart :) (Smile) Heart 
Model: 2016-12-10 A bit of Mead 07 by skydancer-stock
Background: Waiting Room Unfurnished by OokamiKasumi

Decorations: 
glass tree: Icefir by YBsilon-Stock
Santa figurine: Santa

candles, window, scene and wolf cup: Pixabay

I'm still learning this craft. Comments and suggestions always welcome. Thanks. 
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Jackie Castle
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm a author, who loves the arts. I enjoy crochet, crafting, drawing, painting and have developed a new love for creating art on the computer such as photo manipulation and illustrations for my future children's books.
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So, this is my first Journal entry. I've thought about posting before, but never took the time to figure it out. But because of the DA anniversary and the questions they're asking, I thought that would be a good jump starting point... So, let's do this. 
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?  Four Years, but I've only recently came on to  learn more about photo manipulation and to label myself as an artist. 

  2. What does your username mean? Umm... well, it's my name. And yes, I am the Queen of the Castle. I don't care what the rest of them say. 

  3. Describe yourself in three words.  Eh, Creative, Introverted, Helpful

  4. Are you left or right handed?  Left! 

  5. What was your first deviation? Umm, the first manipulation I did was this one. I'd started off using Gimp and did a few tutorials with it. 

Fairymagic by jcastle316
The other "first" I did was to take a picture of a tree and try to paint it.
Painted Tree by jcastle316  Get it, "Painted Tree" ?  Yeah, it was fun. 


  1. What is your favourite type of art to create?  Well, I love to draw and paint. But then I started seeing these beautifully done digital artworks. Some photo- manipulations and some digital paints. I fell in love and started researching how to do that wonderful stuff.  I finally found Gimp- which was free. Which was what I needed to get started with. I love winding down at the end of the day while watching tutorial videos and trying it out for myself. 

  2. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? ...Ohhhh, I've always wanted to master water paints. I can paint with acrylic. I can work fairly well with pastels and colored pencils. But oh, I'd love to learn how to master water paints.   Oh, and I also want to learn how to master digital art: like creating pictures for children's books and such. I'm a writer and would love to write and design my own picture book! Someday I will!! 

  3. What was your first favourite?

  Alyra the Illuminate by jcastle316   This one. Alyra is one of the characters in my book series and I had such fun finding a picture of someone who looked like her and then putting her into a scene I had in my head. In this picture, she's in Wilderland and it's from the fourth book. I'm planning to do a picture for each of my main characters. And for the next new series I'm working on. 
  1. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?  Photo-manipulation fantasy art. I get captured up in these sprawling scenes of a city, or landscape or village. Or by some enchantress or faerie in the woods. I have to watch my time because I could spend hours here and on Pinterest looking at beautiful art. 

  2. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?  I've begun to find several I really like. But I think it was Elena Dudina who inspired me to figure  out how to make such beautiful artwork. 

  3. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? I'm not sure. Elena did the covers for my first two books and she's a real jewel to work with. 

  4. What are your preferred tools to create art?  Well, I'm using the newest photoshop... or trying to figure it out. And my wacom tablet.  Otherwise I love pencils, color pencils and paint brushes. 

  5. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?  Most inspirational? Out in an enchanted woods on a cool day. Maybe in autumn. I love the colors. But Spring will do, as well. I'll take summer if it's up north. I live in Texas and the only good place to be during summer in Texas is inside. With lots of AC. Really. Realistically (which is not a favorite word of mine) I work in my office, or I find a sunny spot in the house where I can look out a window at the trees. 

This was fun. Thanks for reading if you're still with me. =) 
Jackie
www.jackiecastle.com

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1chick1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav
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MagicAngel8773 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama stare 
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TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for the points you donated! I really appreciate it :)
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Thanks for the fav!:) (Smile) 
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Heart 
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Cat ~ Thank you for the fave 2 - FREESTUFF by AStoKo  
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Heart Heart Heart 
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:) (Smile) 
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