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Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom

We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

I've been on dA since 2005 and a senior member since 2007. I've been a Community Volunteer twice, first looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013). I've also adminned various groups over the years and am currently a Moderator at Through-a-Lens, a Contributor at projecteducate and a photography mentor at seniormentors.

As well as photography, I manage online communications for an art performance charity, run a little techie business with my husband and am also studying for a BSc in Forensic Psychology. Hobbies include obsessing over entertainment media and literature of a dark nature, writing (under a pseudonym, because I like to compartmentalise) and playing with fire. I share my home with one large man, two small cats, an albino axolotl, four goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need.

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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive feedback and suggestions from the community. Tanya always goes above and beyond to provide helpful resources and tutorials, not just encouraging you to improve your creativity, but to improve your citizenship within our community too. If you are ever in need of motivation or a friendly nudge of encouragement, `RockstarVanity should be your first deviant to visit. Congratulations, Tanya!
-awarded March 2012

Do you actively want detailed critique on the work you upload to DA? 

19 deviants said YES! I want as much detailed feedback as possible, even if it's not always positive, to help me improve my art.
18 deviants said I don't mind. I'm happy to receive detailed critique but I'm not bothered if I don't.
9 deviants said No. I post here mainly just to share and while comments are nice, I'm not looking for critique.
5 deviants said Not really. I'm working on improving my art in my own way and would rather not receive negative feedback here.
2 deviants said Definitely not. I have comments turned off on my submissions.
1 deviant said Something else..?

Blood, blogging and blethering

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 8, 2015, 9:59 AM
I hardly ever do personal updates in my DA journal any more and from what I've seen in my notifications, other people don't seem to be doing much of that either these days. It's a shame cause I'm nosey as hell and I like reading about what you're all doing in your lives so I figured if I'm going to appeal to y'all to get your personal bits out, then I ought to as well. So here goes, what I've been up to lately...

It's October, the month when everyone obsesses over creepy make-up and costumes and I get super inspired to get stuck into some horror photography. I took my first horror photo in ages the other day. It's a macro shot, cause I'm so in love with macro photography right now, and it felt so good to break open my gigantic bottle of fake blood and get messy. Honestly, right now I could happily spend the rest of the month doing nothing but horror art. This might actually happen. You have been warned.

My recent big mission was moving from to a self-hosted WordPress site. Oh my gods, it was such a steep learning curve for me! I've never really delved into the inner workings of WordPress as a platform before but since I've been getting a lot more heavily into blogging lately, I thought it was time I took the plunge. Many hours were spent in front of the computer (totally not tearing my hair out, honest) getting everything sorted but I feel like I've suddenly learned how to access this amazing new world and I'm loving it.

Work stuff is busy and wonderful too. Beltane Fire Society, who I run online communications for, are gearing up for our Samhuinn Fire Festival in Edinburgh so it's all go! Our Facebook page shot through 10k Likes last week, which feels pretty awesome cause we have such an engaged and enthusiastic audience. Approaching the festival itself at the end of the month, then for a week or so afterwards, I'm pretty much stuck to my computer doing all the things and it's so much fun. I'll also be doing live photo and video updates from the festival on Facebook and Twitter, which is very exciting.

So that's my life at the moment. What have you all been getting up to?

[ Shower of Blood skin by RockstarVanity with Exodus 7:19 ]


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GRAHAMNEL Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favourite.
jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for faving! :heart:
penfold73 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Thank you for the critique and +fav 
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
Have a nice day! Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
JuhaniViitanen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
Wrona-Czarna Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thanks for llama (: :iconllamatruckplz:
TuMakyna Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the llama, I love your work really amazing! :)
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing! Clap 
Yreva99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama!
LidiaVives Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Photographer

thx for the fav!! :D <3

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suraZcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! ;p
VictorianPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
THistlae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! Have one back! :llama: :la:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the Llama!!

You're AWESOME!!!

I'm truly honored!!!

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I love your art!

I'll watch you  forever!!!
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Luffy Anime Emoji (Chuu Kiss Heart) [V5]
Isira123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for Llama! ^^ 
mangaka-neko-chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the 3D Llama Badge!
Your gallery is so awesome! I love it!Emoji08 
fotografka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :points::huggle:
ShineTHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama Hug!
Here's one in return Llama Truck 
Wetterfee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah thanks for the Llama!
DancesWithSeatbelts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate the llama, have a great day  :D
SilverMixx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :thanks:
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Thank you for the llama! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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