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Daryl Joyce
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Name: Daryl Joyce
Location: Cotswolds - Great Britain

Current Residence: A bungalow
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
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Favourite genre of music: Soundtrack (for mood)
Favourite style of art: Illustration
Operating System: Mac
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Skin of choice: Female
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: 'Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood'
Blimey, a year since my last journal entry, time for another then. But what is there to report? Well I don't want to bring it down, but I've long suffered from anxiety and periods of self doubt and the last year has seen extended bouts of depression overcome me on occassion. Problem is it's a self perpetuating problem: when you mix with upbeat optimistic people in can be kept in check, a healthy dose of dry humour and cynicism balances things nicely, but if you start feeling you don't want to mix, or you don't see friends as often as you'd like you start becoming a little bit too self possessed.. you start gravitating towards things that make you feel sad; memories, music, images. Becomes easy to languish in melancholy.

Of course I can lose myself in artwork for a while, creating something fictional that fills a gap, and that will keep me fleetingly happy, But where I used to draw or paint a lot, it has become increasingly difficult to find the enthusiasm for it. This is a problem because it's really the only worthy skill I have and if I can't make a career out of it I'll be floundering to find anything else as fulfilling. I suppose if I found happiness elsewhere in my life my enthusiasm for all these things would come back. If I drag myself out of apathy in order to paint I am usually happy with the results but it's short lived. My other creative outlet is music. I play drums in a punk band, and the spontaneity and immediacy of that is good. I also create music on my computer, sometimes original stuff that could be practically any style of music, or covers of any music or themes that I happen to like. You can find a few of those things if you search for Harnois75 on Youtube.

I thought about joining or something like that to see if I can find the woman to make me feel like a complete person, but writing a profile that sells you when you are in the grip of a depressive mood is difficult, not to say rather pointless.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Mike Oldfield - Crises
  • Reading: Photoshop CS4 book
  • Watching: The Keys of Marinus
  • Playing: Don't play games
  • Eating: Jacket potato
  • Drinking: Tea - as always

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TwistedKitty54 Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love your work. I'm a classic horror movie fan and I a Dr. Who fan as well.Tardis 2 Dalek is chasing me 
As a fellow professional artist, let me just say, you are one of my new idols! Prepare to be worshiped.
happy b-day!
gazzatrek Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Daryl. :) Hope it's a good one.
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one, and thank you for so many pieces of great art! :D
The-Last-Gallifreyan Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
El-Amigo-Chico Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving " Talk to Us ", Daryl !
Your Who art is amazing. As a huge fan of the classic series I cannot express how impressed I am with your paintings and redesigns based on it. It's a rare thing indeed these days.

Keep up the great work.
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