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About Deviant Artist Kate N.Y.Female/United States Recent Activity
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The Elusive Beast by dreor The Elusive Beast :icondreor:dreor 12 4 PE R89: The Smiling Math by dreor PE R89: The Smiling Math :icondreor:dreor 5 2 Commissions Open by dreor Commissions Open :icondreor:dreor 0 1 Details: 'Watching Over You' by dreor Details: 'Watching Over You' :icondreor:dreor 2 1 'Mission: Watching Over You by dreor 'Mission: Watching Over You :icondreor:dreor 43 12 Heads, Heads, Heads -- 2 by dreor Heads, Heads, Heads -- 2 :icondreor:dreor 8 3 Heads, Heads, Heads -- 1 by dreor Heads, Heads, Heads -- 1 :icondreor:dreor 8 9 PE-Weekly -- Trading Lusiada by dreor PE-Weekly -- Trading Lusiada :icondreor:dreor 12 10 Aboidoodles - Dec '09 by dreor Aboidoodles - Dec '09 :icondreor:dreor 4 2 Trying to Kill Me by dreor Trying to Kill Me :icondreor:dreor 19 9 PE-Weekly: My Dreaming Tree by dreor PE-Weekly: My Dreaming Tree :icondreor:dreor 24 8 PE-Weekly: He Can Dig It by dreor PE-Weekly: He Can Dig It :icondreor:dreor 2 4 Chicory by dreor Chicory :icondreor:dreor 11 15 So Solemn, Cade by dreor So Solemn, Cade :icondreor:dreor 17 7 The Fuzzyface Grumps by dreor The Fuzzyface Grumps :icondreor:dreor 7 3 Ability to draw 'Ability' by dreor Ability to draw 'Ability' :icondreor:dreor 12 21

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Magnolia WIP by roxxy-chan Magnolia WIP :iconroxxy-chan:roxxy-chan 9 18 Una Exchange for Mel by blitterbug Una Exchange for Mel :iconblitterbug:blitterbug 6 8 Una Icon for Lee by Feathers-n-Fluff Una Icon for Lee :iconfeathers-n-fluff:Feathers-n-Fluff 5 1 Unavisi Trio No. 2 by ladyofdragons Unavisi Trio No. 2 :iconladyofdragons:ladyofdragons 10 6 Unavisi: Birch and Snowberry by ladyofdragons Unavisi: Birch and Snowberry :iconladyofdragons:ladyofdragons 15 3 Rick and Ebony by sketchtastrophe Rick and Ebony :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 20 15 Ivy Berry by sketchtastrophe Ivy Berry :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 60 12 Crowberry and Murta by sketchtastrophe Crowberry and Murta :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 19 15 Apricot by sketchtastrophe Apricot :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 22 16 Vulpes by sketchtastrophe Vulpes :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 36 12 Butternut Bust Lineart by sketchtastrophe Butternut Bust Lineart :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 10 5 Vi Lineart by sketchtastrophe Vi Lineart :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 9 3 Murta Portrait Lineart by sketchtastrophe Murta Portrait Lineart :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 6 0 Unedo and Alba Tyto Lineart by sketchtastrophe Unedo and Alba Tyto Lineart :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 8 4 Cactus Lineart by sketchtastrophe Cactus Lineart :iconsketchtastrophe:sketchtastrophe 4 2
I reckon if you're gonna be lookin' through my faves here, you oughtta know that some of the folders correspond to projects I'm involved in with friends. Check through my gallery for more info on those.




Kate N.Y.
United States
My name is Kate.

"Dreor" is a character whose name I used, much to my current regret, as a username when I joined dA back in 2002. It is also a depressing word in Old English, because I have a fondness for "dead" languages.

I am 23 years old. I am a college student, an artist, and sometimes a webdesigner. I am a Texan exiled to Colorado.

I believe in beauty for the sake of beauty.

Current Residence: Somewhere in the Mountain timezone.
Favourite genre of music: ...I'm eclectic...but punk rock or avant folk, I guess.
Favourite photographer: Again, many.
Favourite style of art: Anything that strikes my fancy, if my favorites collection is any indication.
Operating System: Stupid Windows XP (BETTER THAN VISTA, THANK HEAVENS)
MP3 player of choice: (currently) iPod standard
Wallpaper of choice: One I made myself (Your Light Upon My Hollow Wall)
Favourite cartoon character: Mel Miller's (dA's anathemasremedy) count?
Personal Quote: "TANK! Heheheeee. BOOM."
Moving to: :iconkerosenekate:

Hey guys. I've made the decision, after 8 years and a lot of hemming and hawing, to change my dA account. I didn't want to do it, wanted to keep this account for how hard I've worked on building my rep through it and a history of activity.

But, well, I finally bucked up and made the change. I'd complained for years about how I wished I hadn't chosen "dreor" as my username, but did not want to give up the account's years and years of activity and the following I'd worked to build. Unfortunately, sometimes it's just necessary to face the cons over the pros.

Switching accounts to kerosenekate will afford me a consistent online identity. I've been using Kerosene Kate as an online moniker for a few years now. I have a domain name registered as such, my art blog is under that name, and I use it as a username for most things these days.

There is also the benefit of having my actual name included in the username while also giving it a unique and distinguishable spin. As an artist in the real world, not just online, having a name as common as Kate means it's easy to get lost in the swarm of people that occupy my world, but using my real name is important when networking and speaking with potential employers. Kerosene Kate suits me for its alliteration, the slightly "old west" feel (nostalgic Texan here, y'all), and for the personal meaning kerosene carries for me.


I'll be moving many pieces to kerosenekate from the existing gallery at dreor, but some won't be coming along for the ride. I will be doing a piece a day for a couple weeks, I think. If you don't want to see those images resubmitted and appearing in your dA inbox, you can select to +watch kerosenekate but not to watch deviations or scrap submissions. I will make another journal entry from kerosenekate when I'm done migrating my gallery so you know to change your watch settings for kerosenekate to notify your message center of new deviations. Thanks for your patience about this...

I intend to submit to kerosenekate a lot more than I did to dreor, but much of it will be in "sketchdumps", compilations of sketches, half-finished images, warm-up drawings, or things that I just don't consider worth calling their own finished piece. However, I will also submit things on their own more as well as a means of encouraging myself not to be so finicky. I will also be submitting various configurations of my mixed media work, whether as photographs of my finished 3-dimensional pieces or as 2-dimensional imagery.

I may make more work available as prints too, after I do some research. If there are works I have done that you think you would like to see available as prints, please let me know at kerosenekate in journal comments! Also let me know what kind of price range you think you'd pay for such prints and if you would buy from a 3rd party website or prefer to purchase through deviantART. This will really help me decide if it's a worthwhile endeavor.

dreor will be kept alive only to redirect people to the new account. I may likely deactivate it in a year or so, after I've ensured that all links to it have been changed wherever possible and my followers have had ample time to follow me at kerosenekate.

Thank you for re-watching me, y'all. I really appreciate it!


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gg-al Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Merry Christmas :D
dittin03 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! Found you using the random deviant button. Thought I'd say hi while I am here! :D Your dev ID is really cool!
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Ellyrox59 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Writer
Hey! I am having a contest, check it out!

shebadapuddytat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Rather randomly I thought of you today, I hope you're well... you art is looking lovely.
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LoveTheMoose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
:icontardhiplz: I magically landed on your page, so I thought I would say Hi and introduce myself. I'm London :3

Very nice gallery btw :)
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neosynthetic Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you. It has been a while, how are you? :)
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feralgrinn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009

You caught some kiriban a while back. Yus.
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aelivs Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful line!
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mckadesinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the +watch!! :hug:
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav :D
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