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Shimon Diehl
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I'm just another schmuck, getting by in this crazy world of ours.

Most of my art is military-related. I also do portraits and architecture-type drawings. When presented with a good opportunity, I will take photos as well, mostly of cities and urban areas. Sometimes I draw anthro stuff too. I have many activities outside of DA, and I don't let my art take up all of my time. I've got a busy life that I intend to enjoy and make worthwhile.

And let me make this clear: I do NOT approve of war, and I do NOT own any guns.

If you have any questions, click this… for a list of FAQs.

Und wann man will auf deutsch sprechen, wird ich auch! Man soll die Sprache sprechen, die man zuerst gelernt hat. Das ist kein Problem fuer mich! =)
Greetings, comrades! It's been a while. A long while.

If you're actually still following me at all, I applaud you. *applause*

A few quick updates on myself to answer some questions and fill in the gaps since my last entry here:

#1- Life-
I'd rather not give too much away online, but I'll still share some stuff: This past June/July I fulfilled my life's dream of going to German by partaking in a three-week exchange; four days in Salzburg, Austria (just me and my fellow Americans), two and a half weeks in Weilheim-in-Oberbayern, Germany (with a host family). I drank beer, rode trains, ate shittons of bread, watched the World Cup, hiked in the Alps, visited Dachau, saw all three of crazy Ludwig's castles, and used the words "also" and "entschuldigung" waaaaaaay too much. You know, essentially living like a real German XD
In August I began my freshman year of college/university at American University (yes, that's actually the name of the school, American University!) in Washington DC. So far, it's been a blast. I could not have picked a better school. I'm learning so much and have met so many people. All of the years of work I have put in building up to this moment have been entirely worth it. And to be honest, I'm happier then I ever have been in my entire life!

#2- Art-
I've done lots of drawing actually, from crude sketches of a cyber-punk Bavaria to tasteful cartoons of American University's mascot. Not a lot of it has been for show, just a way to vent ideas or deal with the world as I see it. I've been working more with color, which has helped immensely towards improving my drawings as a whole. My general sketchwork improves gradually, although I've made some big progress in terms of drawing people, a direct result of a wonderful anatomy class I took my last year of high school. You might see some of these pictures, as well as some photos of Germany, in the near future. But don't count on it.
I have also been delving more and more into creative literature. I've churned out a few solid short story ideas, one of which is a complete draft, two of which are still incomplete. I've had two main strains of ideas that have lead to the creation of two novels in my head, one of which I've started to passively pursue. What does all of this mean? Well,you may be seeing more literature as opposed to illustration from me in the future. Hopefully this will not be a problem.

#3- Life Online-
I'm not sure how much more involved on DA I will be in the future. I'd like to potentially use it as a platform for my art, photos, and stories in a more professional manner, but Tumblr might be a better option for that.
In the meantime, I have to get a Twitter account for one of my classes, and already have created a Facebook account for myself due to the pressures of my generation. If you are interested in following me with either, let me know.
Don't expect me to be online much except for schoolwork and Steam. I'm a busy man still, and plan to keep my life full and enriching in whatever ways I can.

Well, that's all I got for ya right now.

Warmest regards,
-Shimon Diehl
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: The drone of the AC
  • Reading: Many textbooks
  • Watching: Whatever is on
  • Playing: Napoleon Total War
  • Eating: meh
  • Drinking: feh

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m0x1eg1rl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the faves!
BadgerN00b Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problemo, Schwesterchen!
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Thanks for the fave!
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Can i Upload AK Derivatives Like Galil In

BadgerN00b Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sure! But they must be submitted to the folder "non-russian kalashnikovs"
WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ok Thanks you
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