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I admit, I occasionally indulge in a little MLP fandom.  :iconwhitedove-creations: is having a summer giveaway for one of her beautiful custom MLP plushies.  She has some of the best plushies I've seen on DA.  I am not ashamed to admit that I'd like to win one. :)

Here's the link to the giveaway.  Good luck every pony.

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Sandahl von Sydow
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United States
I am currently a student at the Academy of Art University(I know, redundant) in San Francisco, CA. I am majoring in Illustration with plans to discipline in comic book production and fantasy painting.

I started drawing when I was young. At ten I was enrolled into a small, hole in the wall studio called the Bakersfield School of Art. I attended classes until it closed in the early 2000s(Kind of bad that I can't remember the exact date)

My skills stagnated for years. I went to Otis College of Art and Design in LA for a semester. Aside from being priced out of the school, I actually hated my time there. I was so burnt out from them that I didn't pick up a pencil to draw for three months. I had even thought of switching majors to something medical. It was a combination of the workload and people that got to me.

After several years of working, I moved to the SF Bay Area. After living here for a year, a friend of mine tells me about AAU after seeing their booth at GDC(Game Developers Conference). AAU was holding an open studio on Saturday, so we both went. I signed up that day after a tour of the illustration dept and the main building. I'm now heading into my fourth semester this fall, and I just love it here. The teachers are awesome and my fellow students are awesome. The workload is overwhelming sometimes, but there is always someone to help either by giving time to critique or holding workshops.

I know some people see art school as a waste of time and money. I really don't think so. There are some people who can teach themselves how to draw, how to use certain programs, etc. Others, like myself, need a little helping hand.

I'm also a convention artist for Anime los Angeles. I've been drawing for them for two years now. Hopefully this year they'll give me better deadlines. In the last two years, they waited until the last minute before asking me for work. This does not equal my best work.

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SilverFalconer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I think I met you at Wondercon - I was Femme-Loki :D Your art is great! I am jealous of your mad inking skills~
Sandahl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Artist
Hallo. Yes, I remember you. We chatted a bit near the fountain. :)

I took a look at your page. I love your sculpture work.
SilverFalconer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
TirraMisu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Nice to meet you at ALA! I hope you enjoyed the convention :)
Sandahl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
It was nice meeting you too. Con went pretty well for me. I hope you had a good time as well. :)
orocrimson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
Heeeey :D I had to look you up after my Dad told me about you. He works at a print shop and supposedly you requested prints of artwork you did of the Avengers as ponies. Needed them for a convention or something this weekend. Knowing I was a brony, he told me. He remembered what your name was, didn't know if it was your real name or not but I decided to look it up. First place I checked was dA. Think I found the right person :D
Sandahl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
Yep that's me, and that is my real name. :)
LordRynji Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Hey, Animeicon in Monterey is coming up in November if you are interested in selling your drawings and stuff. You can check out the site: [link]
I'll most likely be selling a few things this year there.
Sandahl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
Because of my present job situation I probably won't be able to go. :(
LordRynji Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's too bad :(
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