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Joan Baez by aurelia-acc

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Audrey Hepburn 02 by marilisaargentieri

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Ok, I may seem a bore as I'm still griping about not receiving the service I paid for. Deviantart are adamant they have received no funds from me, and my bank has confirmed the payment went through and there has absolutely been no refund from deviantart.
Deviantart has kindly (cough!) given me 1 months core membership; but it's not the one year's membership that I've paid for. They have said they can do no more.
I've now suggested they may have experienced a technical fault after my payment was made, maybe a server failing? I made the payment on a weekend after all when they have no staff on duty. Maybe I'm grasping at straws. What am I supposed to do when I know they have received my money; but they completely deny it? I've sent them a photo of my bank statement and I've forwarded the email I received when I renewed my core membership. It's not like you can go higher and speak to a manager on deviantart. I even tried sending a note to spyed; but that magically disappeared (perhaps there is a block in place!).
£38.58 may not sound a huge sum (according to my bank statement, it was the equivalent of $50 at the time of payment). I also paid a fortune earlier in the year to pay for supergroup status for two of the four groups I admin for; so I've been a good customer, in addition to being a premium/core member for many years. I just don't get it ... why am I not believed? I just want what I've paid for.
On June 12th, I posted a status about how I had paid for a year's core membership and then not had it activated.
I had to wait a long time for a response from the helpdesk, then they just fob me off and closed the helpdesk ticket as solved. They even claimed my payment had been refunded in full - NOT TRUE. I now have my bank statement to prove this. I have contacted them yet again to request they give me the core membership that I paid for.  I am so upset and angry at having to put up with the damn animated adverts slowing everything down when I'm using a computer or covering the deviation I'm viewing when using my cellphone.
Sorry for griping about this; I just don't understand the shoddy treatment I'm getting.
Paid for core membership three days ago ... and I'm still seeing the bloody ads.  Nothing has been updated.  
Molly portrait progress by CaroleHumphreys
Molly portrait progress
My latest progress. Sorry it's at a bit of an angle. I wanted to get in the reference of Molly's face to show how I adapt things and invent, while upholding some photorealistic elements.
It feels like I've veen doing this forever, working on it and neglecting to work on it. Still taking the meds to keep me sweet.

A2 drawing using Derwent graphic pencils on Bristol board.

Art feature and stuff ...

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 6, 2016, 8:17 PM

... Or, what have I been up to? And an art feature

Firstly, I'm rather challenged when it comes to CSS, journal skins, etc.  and I couldn't change the colour of the text (I tried).  Thanks to eerilyfair for the skin. Here's an image of mine to brighten things up a bit (before we hit all that text).

A Widow's Weeds by CaroleHumphreys

At the beginning of last year, I became very burnt out, mainly through the stresses of my job and I was at an all-time low.  After a few weeks, my GP prescribed antidepressants, which I'm still taking.  I'm fairly relaxed now, but these meds have blocked my ability to create my pencil art.  I had two modest commissions last year, one I've abandoned (the unicorn drawing) and the other is a fantasy portrait of a child ... which I've stupidly agreed to finally complete this month (following fobbing off the child's daddy throughout most of last year).
I suffered writer's block following the personally horrific events of 2006; but I didn't mind that as I still had my art.  To now not be able to do my art is a big deal and, try as I might, I find it difficult to give a fig when I'm trying to draw (thanks to the meds).  I'm not ready to come off the meds quite yet, so it will be excrutiatingly painful to finish that portrait this month!
I began making dolls last year to ensure I wasn't totally vegetating while in front of the TV.  I did post some of these to my main facebook page, (yes, I've been neglecting my art page on facebook also).  Hopefully, the links below will work to share with you what these dolls are like ... I made loads, and I did lots of vegetating in front of the box too (in between working).…………
I don't want people to worry, I am quite content (regardless of the depression!).  I go to concerts out of town regularly, and I promise, I will get back into making my art before too long (once I'm ready to come off the meds).

And now for some eye-candy from my favs:-
Euphoria by MJWilliam

Pisces by Pencil-Stencil

Dreamer II by andrianart

White Sparrow by Kaelycea

Parasite by Uranium-Sea

Mature Content

Nude Redhead Portrait by Odewill

Something of Manwe and Ulmo by EKukanova

Lynn d'Vadalis in the fairy wood. by dashinvaine

A Poll A Day 5/02/13 Works deserving much more attention 

34 deviants said portrait of a child by stahlberg
19 deviants said Girl With Knitted Hood by TheArtofAnnika
17 deviants said inocence by B-Reka
14 deviants said Sandra by sammmkay
9 deviants said Clara's Lullaby by JoannaBromley
No deviants said Previously featured work…
No deviants said Tomorrow is the turn of Pencil-Stencil


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carole humphreys (email:
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Favourite photographer: I'm too out of touch, my favourites are not exactly current names
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Seashell ...
Skin of choice: Mine's wrinkly, but it'll do
Favourite cartoon character: Garfield, Johny Bravo, Carl Giles's Grandma, Dream and Death from Sandman


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Rakhmansyah Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  New Deviant
Thanks for watch back Carol 😊
roryskie Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
I had came across this and wanted to let you know that people are stealing your art and posting it to t his group on Facebook.
inormal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Dear Carole...Thank you for the VERY kind, and KNOWLEDGEABLE, words about still-life work in general, and mine in particular...So wonderful to have people " get" what you're doing....You obviously love art, and you devote so much of your good time promoting good art, and keeping the standards high....You are so sweet, but can turn into a warrior for what you believe...Never change, for therein lies truth, a commodity we need much more of......Cheers...inormal
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the Watch.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No, not closed-minded at all; there's a world of difference between artistic nudity and the trash you are posting. We have many female members and we're tired of seeing this sexist rubbish.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconcreative-obsessions: is a group which celebrates high standards and quality in its submissions.  If you had read the guidelines, you would have known better than to submit Hentai style artwork to a group mainly run by female admin.

If we produced art ridiculing males for having small penises, you might get some idea how hurtful and offensive your art is.

Blocking you is not proof you are right - what an illogical notion!!! I'm blocking you because there is no point trying to reason with a jerk who thinks women are fair game to be objectified and belittled that they are no more than a pair of ridiculously inflated boobs!  We have brains and feelings too (not that that would occur to you).

This is an art site after all; it's a shame that sexually frustrated jerks like you try to turn it into a porno site.

BTW Welcome to blockville again.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Carole enjoy your special day :cake:
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