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Inktober 2nd - My Heart Belongs to Autumn Nights by Smilodonna
Inktober 2nd - My Heart Belongs to Autumn Nights
I've used the phrase 'my heart belongs to crisp autumn nights' a lot on Tumblr as a personal tag, but somehow it seemed to go perfectly with this doodle. So, the text around the heart reads: 'My heart belongs to crisp autumn nights. When the breeze whispers old electric memories* and the stars beckon for a midnight witch's flight.'

* I grew up in Southern California and the static-y dry Santa Anna winds would always pick up in October. That strange feeling of electricity in the air always heralded the Halloween season for me.
Inktober 1st - Creature of the Night by Smilodonna
Inktober 1st - Creature of the Night
I’m going to try Inktober this year, mostly because I never doodle anymore for the sake of doodling. I need all the practice and re-learning of techniques I can get! Gotta work those atrophied 2D art skills.
Winged Jack 'o Lantern Pendant V.2 by Smilodonna
Winged Jack 'o Lantern Pendant V.2
My second version of this pendant design, which turned out to be a little larger and far more detailed, with a penny for scale.  It is sculpted from Sculpey III, Pearl-Ex powder, acrylic paint, wire and chain for the necklace itself. 

I am planning on making more of these little guys, and there may be some crazy color combinations if I get adventurous enough.

2016 Inga Sorensen
Clawed Gloves by Smilodonna
Clawed Gloves
Made with cut-up thrifted pleather gloves, pleather in the shape of metacarpals with a Rub ‘n Buff metallic finish, papercrafting brads for the imitation rivets/screws, and Bake and Bend Sculpey claws with a metallic PearlEx finish.

Part of a cosplay I'm putting together for an original character named Grimma Lynn.

2016 Inga Sorensen
Eddie the Brainchild by Smilodonna
Eddie the Brainchild
Meet Eddie the Brainchild, the cohort for my mad scientist costume, in all of his strange, gooey-looking glory.  This little guy is made from a Spirit Halloween Superstore plastic brain that I made look shiny and wet with glossy sealant, with Air Clay and wire features.  He has tie-pins on his underside so that he can sit securely on the shoulder of my mad scientist's lab coat.  The wire spring eye-stalks allow his eyes to gently bob when I walk, and his legs are (crudely) hinged so they fall 'naturally' and move when I move.  I will probably add wires to connect his eye-stalk base, robo-legs and the plug I have over the base of what would have been his spinal cord, so I'll update the photo if I do so. 


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Portland, OR

Hopelessly in love with Halloween, paleontology (I have a BS in it), ecology and the natural world (I also have a BS in ecology), geeky/nerdy delights, cute things, spooky things, beautiful things, terrifying things, ... oh yeah, and steampunk.

Personal Quote: OHHHHHHHH that may dabble further in the forces of evil than I am willing to go...
  • Listening to: Street sounds of a new place I call home
  • Reading: Redshirts (John Scalzi)
  • Eating: Braaaiiiinns!
Holy cow, it has been ... ages since I've been on DA (over two years since my last deviation and journal entry) and it is time to start sprucing up this old account with some new deviations and news.  I'm going to see about changing this account's name to my brand new Etsy shop's title: Dead of Night Studio.  I have my first real item listed on Etsy at:…
If you care to check it out.

I'm still not big into being social so social media and its time-consuming nature is taking some getting used to but I'm going to try to post regular updates on all of my sites (more on that soon).  

Until next time -which I promise won't be another year or two- goodnight Nightvale, and good luck.

EDIT: So apparently I can't change my username as I'm not a DA Core member.  Meh.  Oh well, I still like the name Smilodonna just fine.

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LUCIFER-Luis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Happy birthday!! Cake 
Tearran Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just checking to see how George is doing.

GreatGallery Added to my devWatch! 
Smilodonna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's one happy lil' llama!  With his llama-y brethren, in a manner I can only imagine happens like the the lion robots coming together to form Voltron (oof, that's a disturbing visual), he has helped form Super LLama!  Hurrah!  We are saved!:happybounce: 

Thank you for the compliment, and the watch!  Hug 
KDVal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on Cora 1.0! :D
Spiderling-Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thanks for the Favs and watch :)
tflounder Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Thanks for the Watch!!
LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
and thanks for faving "dragon lady"! :hug:
LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
thanks so much for adding me to your watch's much appreciated!
Smilodonna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
sonofamortician Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav: :D
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