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I wasn't sure whether or not to do one of these...for the simplest of reasons that I really don't have much of a story to tell...Okay,here goes.
I've been drawing ever since I was a kid.In fact,my incessant doodling in class often got me into trouble for not paying attention,which is why I never really did well in math...or science...or history...or geography etc. etc.In high school,I did reasonably well in English and literature but that's it.I was never an A student;best I could do was a C.I had to go to summer school,then night school...at that was to graduate!The only high points from my high school years?Three years with the chorus,and the time I won the school-wide crazy hat contest by wearing an old bandmaster's hat and some old bifocals of my father's...I was trying to be Benny Hill.
My college years,not much to tell there either...once again,not much of a student,spending way too much time at the rec center.I did become a volunteer cartoonist for the "other" student newspaper,the one run out of the small office they shared with the rugby club...my editor asked me to do a cartoon about that,so I did.
Still with me?Like I said,not much of a story...tell you what,I'll skip over the years I spent washing dishes on the graveyard shift at a Denny's and get right to when my nephews told me about DevArt,about two years after we got our first computer...once I learned of the paint function,I couldn't wait to try it.After years of holding the pencil/pen/watercolor marker in my hand and moving it around on the surface of whatever my canvas was,I had to learn a whole new way of creating art,moving a "mouse" around while watching what was happening on the screen,all the while mentally putting the two together.Patience and perseverance aren't exactly two of my strongest virtues;they're probably what prevented me from pursuing painting beyond college,and as much as I was fascinated by airbrushing,I never even thought about trying it.
When I found about DevArt,I immediately jumped at it...as I've never worked as a professional artist,the internet gives me something I wouldn't have otherwise...an audience.
The only bump in the road during the five-odd years I've been here...was the first time they deleted art of mine that violated their standards.Don't mind telling you,I was mad as hell...but what could I do?It's their site,I'm just a guest.Fortunately,my much-more-computer-savvy-than-I'll-ever-be nephews once again provided the solution,showing me how to set up my own blog.
And that's it.End of story.Real nail-biter,huh?
Anyway,out of my gallery,here's the stuff I consider some of my best:
steampunk wall-E by ctdsnark annette,frankie not included by ctdsnark I just teach that way by ctdsnark stretch paintings 2 by ctdsnark morning still by ctdsnark movie sign is futile by ctdsnark crushed fruit pie in alley by ctdsnark african or european? by ctdsnark

funny back guarantee by ctdsnark wacky 16 by ctdsnark wacky 26 by ctdsnark lichtenstein's monster by ctdsnark
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Mark Scerpella
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Visit me at electricfreakshowofwax.blogspo…

Current Residence: Somewhere deep in Wisconsin.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: It's a very good size indeed!
Print preference: "The Encyclopedia Of Bad Taste"by Jane & Michael Stern
Favourite genre of music: The pre-disco 70's.
Favourite style of art: Over-the-top commercial.
Shell of choice: What am I,a turtle?!?
Wallpaper of choice: The kind that doesn't peel.
Skin of choice: Human
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson.
Personal Quote: "I create,therefore I don't go nuts."
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:iconjonnio:
JonniO Featured By Owner 25 minutes ago   General Artist
Thanks for the fave, Mark :D
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SiryissoftheEast Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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Donovan448 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the fave!
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supermarioART Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Mark!;-)
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hotbento Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :iconsqueeeeplz:
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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving :)
CYBORG by Joe-Roberts 
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leothefox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Artist
Piano :la: Thank you for faving

Zanthar collage by leothefox  
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KaoriiEmi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fave!
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Runa14 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the favorite! +fav Heart 
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EduardoCopati Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave :D
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