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Spirit Animal by nunleyart Spirit Animal :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Foreshortening challenge by nunleyart Foreshortening challenge :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 4 0 Inktober 19 by nunleyart Inktober 19 :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 4 0 Flying apart at the seams by nunleyart Flying apart at the seams :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 2 0 kitty pride by nunleyart kitty pride :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Captain America by nunleyart Captain America :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 2 0 Dusk by nunleyart Dusk :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Low visibility by nunleyart Low visibility :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 2 0 No 15 by nunleyart No 15 :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Red by nunleyart Red :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Flea walker  by nunleyart Flea walker :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 5 2 La cucaracha by nunleyart La cucaracha :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 4 0 2015-08-05 20.22.04-1 I can see my house from here by nunleyart 2015-08-05 20.22.04-1 I can see my house from here :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Experimental Aircraft 15 by nunleyart Experimental Aircraft 15 :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0 Hot Hot Hot by nunleyart Hot Hot Hot :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 1 0 Squid 51 where are you? by nunleyart Squid 51 where are you? :iconnunleyart:nunleyart 3 0

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Flash 47 Harley Quinn Cover by TerryDodson Flash 47 Harley Quinn Cover :iconterrydodson:TerryDodson 1,361 99 Happy Child From The Future by Bibire Happy Child From The Future :iconbibire:Bibire 40 4 Itsy Bitsy Spider-man by cheeks-74 Itsy Bitsy Spider-man :iconcheeks-74:cheeks-74 1,502 76 Wonder Woman con sketch by MichaelDooney Wonder Woman con sketch :iconmichaeldooney:MichaelDooney 211 6 Games Magazine Cover by f1x-2 Games Magazine Cover :iconf1x-2:f1x-2 1,092 62 High-Tech Hate by f1x-2 High-Tech Hate :iconf1x-2:f1x-2 1,458 88 Forestheit by f1x-2 Forestheit :iconf1x-2:f1x-2 266 11 Gardenia by f1x-2 Gardenia :iconf1x-2:f1x-2 1,779 136 K'aloo and Yarek sketches by marimoreno K'aloo and Yarek sketches :iconmarimoreno:marimoreno 353 60 Headphone girl by NeoArtCorE Headphone girl :iconneoartcore:NeoArtCorE 7,981 150 T Factory by EricHarder T Factory :iconericharder:EricHarder 12 1 Magik by ChristopherStevens Magik :iconchristopherstevens:ChristopherStevens 979 52 Wild Cats Volume 2 by Blasterkid Wild Cats Volume 2 :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 205 24 OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO Print by TerryDodson OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO Print :iconterrydodson:TerryDodson 476 53 Dark Knight Returns by ChristopherStevens Dark Knight Returns :iconchristopherstevens:ChristopherStevens 2,123 137 Supergirl SG Colored by Artgerm Supergirl SG Colored :iconartgerm:Artgerm 7,885 126

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For some unknown reason I'm the type of artist who HATES to look at his own art. I usually toss most of my artwork in the shredder, not initially but usually after the "Wow I made this!" has turned into "This is the worst thing I've ever seen." I aplaude everyone who posts something here on deviantArt, you are my heroes for putting yourselves out there. I've been a lurker for so many YEARS.  I've decided to start putting myself out there for criticism and growth. I've been afraid of success and failure long enough!  This quote by the radio journalist Ira Glass has really helped me;

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I've ever met. It's gonna take awhile. It's normal to take awhile. You've just gotta fight your way through."
― Ira Glass

So here's to fighting our way through it. I hope to post a lot of beginner work and with the help of this community of like minded people, get a whole lot better.

-john nunley

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John Nunley
Artist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Arizona

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Cassan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! :D
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nunleyart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you Cassan!
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nunleyart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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TrainerHarmony Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!

:iconsmilecakeplz: Here is a vanilla cake
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:iconsarahinwonderland: a chocolate cake
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nunleyart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! nom nom nom....
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TrainerHarmony Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:party::iconwelcomesignplz::party:
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MilenaRA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Happy birthday!!! - early- that this day come always and always to you very happy!!!
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nunleyart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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EmilySoto Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thank you for the faves!! :)
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TheCosbinator Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the watch! Welcome to Deviant Art!
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