Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Member Rebekah BurlewFemale/United States Groups :iconhakkenden-fc: Hakkenden-FC
Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 207 Deviations 2,044 Comments 9,040 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites



Burlew has started a donation pool!
78 / 100,000
Saving up to get a few prints. :D

You must be logged in to donate.



Burlew's Profile Picture
Rebekah Burlew
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
If I've watched you, please note that I'm almost always about 5 months behind on deviations. I also don't comment with any regularity. I love looking at art, but I don't have the time to think of something 'meaningful' to say about it.


I've long wanted to become an artist, but always been an expert procrastinator. For so many years I allowed myself to be stalled by my fear of not learning it 'right', of somehow ruining my chances.

But life goes by whether you're living it or not. And I don't want to waste any more time.
So this year, 2014, I am determined to finally practice and improve my art. I don't have any more answers now than I did a year ago, but I refuse to waste another year working just enough to survive and not striving toward anything.
I don't care anymore that I don't have the perfect plan. Even if I take twice as long getting there as anyone else, I'm going to move forward as best I know how.

Photography account: :iconburlewphotos:
Stock account: :iconburlewstock:
Joint writing account: :iconlhwu:
(The above accounts are likely mostly inactive at the moment)


Faves Have Meaning by BurlewStock

♥ My mentor, Ronovee-senpai

♥ Nakama-tachi:
:iconxovinx: :iconazedarach: :icondiacia:
:iconladydeliz: :iconjaybeesea: :iconkathleen17:
It's hard to recall, that long ago day on which I joined DA.  I needed an image hosting service, to post my 'book covers' that I was creating for Nanowrimo.   It was also from Nanowrimo that I found the first image that showed me what beautiful heights digital art could be taken;
20090812 by feimo

Thus Feimo became my first 'Absolute Inspiration' artist, though I wasn't to know it at the time. 

I'd given up on art years since, without more than a couple disconnected lessons and no formal training, in favor of 3-dimensional modeling, fractal art, and photomanipulation.

Then, in 2011, I was introduced to anime by my dear friend Azedarach. 

+The Fullmetal Alchemist+ by Psyconorikan
Bleach by Caboose2805Avatar -The last Airbender - by Bea-Gonzalez

Something about it just triggered that artistic desire that I'd long thought suppressed.  While watching Fullmetal Alchemist for the first time, I doodled three pages - more than I'd drawn in years.  I bought a drawing tablet, the cheapest little Bamboo I could get, no quick buttons or anything.  And I fell in love with digital art. 

Story Time by AlectorFencerDream of Flying by Elentori

Oriental east by feimo

Aminael by phoenixluThe Midnight Summoning by keelerleahMemories of Tianyong by starkey01

Despite my constant struggle with my perfectionism and pessimistic tendencies, DeviantArt always has something that can remind me of my love of art. 
From the contest-entering contests that force me to move fast, to Ronvee-Senpai's assignments to keep me on track; the breathtakingly beautiful art of a thousand masters of every possible art to inspire me to greater heights, the unimaginable generosity of all the wonderful people posting tutorials to share their discoveries with the next generation... DeviantArt is something special that I have never seen the like of before.

Neo-Tokyo. Commission by JJcanvasOvergrown by nilTrace

Castle on the lake by anndr

I sincerely believe that without this site, I wouldn't be the aspiring artist I am today.  Anime provided the spark, and Deviantart has kept it from going out.

Happy birthday, DeviantArt, and here's to many more years of artists growing and sharing and improving together! tiem for BRUNCH, old chap 
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Code Geass
  • Reading: Tarzan
  • Watching: Code Geass
  • Playing: Sylestia
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water

AdCast - Ads from the Community



Add a Comment:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the :+fav: on  'Double Blind'!
Burlew Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome; your writing is incredible!  :-)
SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Writer
Thank you very much!
Eimell-TheMooCow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thank you very much for the faves. <3
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
So sorry for the delay in sending this note to you, I wanted to thank you for adding a couple of my beach stock photos to your collection, I appreciate it very much! :)
Add a Comment: