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This page is a strict drama-free zone. You may say what is on your mind or vent to me. However, I am a neutral party. You may not recruit me to side in ANY conflict or coerce me into disassociating with or outright alienating any person or people. That is something for me to decide for myself.

Like the saying goes...

"Not my circus, not my monkeys."

Please Do Not RP On Deviations Or Send RP Requests

I'm not as active an RPer as I was back in the days when I first started dA. Please refrain from RPing on deviations or sending me requests to RP via messages or notes. ^^;

Thank you. =)



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Or GC for short... or Gnarls.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Ugh, look at that mug!

Well, there's really not much to say about myself except I like doing what I do. If you like my work, check out the rest of my gallery if you'd like. =)

God bless, everybody! :aww:


P.S. Don't be afraid to talk to me, even if it's just a simple "hello". I always enjoy a good chat and making new friends. ^_^

Current Residence: League City, TX
Favourite genre of music: Any, but metal is my main weapon of choice
Favourite style of art: Mostly cartoonish or anime/manga
Operating System: :macos: and :windows:
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: So many to choose...
Personal Quote: "The vote of confidence of a mentor will always trump the negativity of your peers."
Hey everyone.

Sorry for not updating this thing enough. Hope everybody’s doing alright.

Life-wise, things are okayish here. Put a deposit down for a new apartment, so I’ll be moving in about a month, so I’m excited about that. Current place though is putting me in a financial bind - manageable, just overwhelming. Since I didn’t get a written notice to vacate in far enough in advance, they’re charging me a remittance fee - 80% of my current monthly rate, so that puts a damper on things. Hopefully there’s a chance I can get this mess resolved, but if not, hey, c’est la vie.

On a few lighter notes, I've started picking up guitar again after the greater part of two years. Needless to say, it's going to take a while of practicing to get back to my previous skill level, but it'll happen again. I also got to save a box turtle today. Little (or rather pretty big) guy was wondering across the apartment office parking lot when I drove by it. I park nearby, pick it up and carry it to a nearby body of water, setting it down by the shallow end. It peeks its head out of its shell and takes off like a rocket into the water - my good deed for the day.

Art-wise, I still don’t feel I’m at the skill level I’d like to be. It’s especially bad since my output has dwindled to maybe two or so pics a year, more if I’m lucky, and even then they’re more like simple sketches. I’m wondering though if I should post practice and progress sketches just to show what I’m doing. (Would anyone like to see that as a regular thing? Let me know. =) ) I’ve also noticed my own five-year anniversary coming up in about nine days. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. Feels like only yesterday I made an account here. For those who stuck around for this long, thank you so so much. And thank you for your patience with my lack of artwork. I really do miss drawing and I really wish I can get my passion back. Well, hopefully I can get it right one of these days. Maybe I can even give doing commissions a try.

I guess that’s it for now. Hope to keep more in touch with everyone.

Until next journal, bye for now. :thanks:

  • Listening to: Freedom Call - Hammer Of The Gods
  • Reading: Comments
  • Watching: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
  • Playing: My guitar.
  • Eating: My guitar. ...What?! It's tasty!
  • Drinking: Coke Life

Art Policies


Things I will do.
:bulletgreen: Anything not in the below (d'uh! ;p)

Things I will not do.
:bulletred: Anything racial
:bulletred: Anything sexual (No porn. Period.)
:bulletred: Anything political
:bulletred: Hateful images of any kind

What I can do, but is strictly reserved for close friends.
:bulletblack: Some fetish-related material (As long as it's not extreme, so please talk to me about it first... and please don't ask for this too much. I'm really not wanting to be known for it.)
:bulletblack: Some religious material

If anyone has any questions regarding these guides, please feel free to note me. I will respond the earliest I'm able. ^_^

WARNING: It does take me a while to get things done, so please be patient and go easy on me. I'm very sorry for any inconvenience. ^^;

:star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: = Not started
:star-half::star-empty::star-empty: = In planning stages
:star::star-empty::star-empty: = Sketching
:star::star-half::star-empty: = Digital Inking In Progress
:star::star::star-empty: = Digital Coloring In progress
:star::star::star-half: = Almost done
:star::star::star: = Completed


Pending... (5 spots reserved)






I’m not telling you who! It’s a friggin’ surprise! XD

New poll? 

23 deviants said Why yes, it is.
5 deviants said Nope (you silly).


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MrBlue9020 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama badge : )
GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome. :)
Cuberman3141 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuberman3141 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Shono Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Catty Clan Girls by Shono  

Just like what WarAngel said: Thanks for the faves!

If you enjoy my art, you can help me make more by becoming a patron at

If you’re not interested, that’s cool too, I really appreciate the faves and the support!

GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome - I enjoy your work! :)
Shono Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I have to thank my patrons for helping me make my work. Hopefully you can be one too!
ElegantlyGrotesque Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Struggling to contain myself by ElegantlyGrotesque  
GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome. :)
Gaerwing Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the fav! :hug:
GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re very welcome! =D
Penti-Menti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  New Deviant  General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :iconpyongiluplz:
Voodoo Witch by Penti-Menti   
GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome! =D
soradejong Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the fav <3
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