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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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Lychee mini by brianne333 Lychee mini :iconbrianne333:brianne333 23 0 A Walk In The Clouds by Nate-Zeman A Walk In The Clouds :iconnate-zeman:Nate-Zeman 548 83 Chestnut mini by brianne333 Chestnut mini :iconbrianne333:brianne333 19 0 Myn'Kirrah Mini by brianne333 Myn'Kirrah Mini :iconbrianne333:brianne333 32 0 evening glow by loish evening glow :iconloish:loish 15,389 962 Passion mini by brianne333 Passion mini :iconbrianne333:brianne333 20 0 Atthis and Fraughan by Tephers Atthis and Fraughan :icontephers:Tephers 6 5 cut and paste by viko-br cut and paste :iconviko-br:viko-br 66 5 Half Her Heart's Duet by sheppardarts Half Her Heart's Duet :iconsheppardarts:sheppardarts 5,432 389 Mayflower by brighnasa Mayflower :iconbrighnasa:brighnasa 36 12 Look Like the Innocent Flower by rah-bop Look Like the Innocent Flower :iconrah-bop:rah-bop 221 31 Fine Tooning Cover by MayYeo Fine Tooning Cover :iconmayyeo:MayYeo 805 105 Hands are Eyes too by sicksubroutine Hands are Eyes too :iconsicksubroutine:sicksubroutine 2,373 557 Drowning by Pretty-Angel Drowning :iconpretty-angel:Pretty-Angel 2,723 1,001
The World, Unknown
When the desert raiders stormed the city's church they did not burn the Bibles, theological texts, or illuminated manuscripts. Instead they burned the maps.
Your maps, they said, are the feeble representations of shadows. They are veils behind which nothing lies, for the physical world, like the metaphysical, is ever-shifting and torrential.
For the priests, witnesses reported, it could not have been worse. They fell and moaned.
Throughout that year strange earthquakes troubled the deserts of New Mexico. A traveler passing through the region noted, "It seemed that every morning the Earth would groan and shift beneath our feet, as if tired and weary, as if our steps disturbed its slumber. The studied men spoke of the fall of Atlas . . . Our charts did not hold up. Landmarks rose and fell, were swallowed up by some intangible whim. It is miraculous that we escaped the borders of the State at all."
Not without correlation, an amateur astronomer noticed heavenly phenomena in the same reg
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Dama by thundercake Dama :iconthundercake:thundercake 424 81
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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Teo-Hoble Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome for the fav and I, as well, thank you for the watch :)

And I'm also grateful for your kind words. I guess I'm just going through a nasty phase right now, and I really appreciate your advice :hug:
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Abinition Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Hi :3
Thanks so much for faving~!

and uhm, consider yourself watched
neosynthetic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WieldtheKey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
DUDE. I think DA de-watched you from my watch list! D:
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skechygrl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Do you think you could draw a good Dulcemara from Ironside? I love that character, but no one has put her on Deviantart and it makes me sad...
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CatchMe-22 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
thanks for the fav... muchly appreciated! Feel free to drop by again anytime :wave:
jojajojojo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
thanks for the fav :)
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brianne333 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very sweet gallery! You have a great style. :heart:
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