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A little about me in 2016:

I equally love creating characters and environments. There's an art to telling a story through clothes and gesture—just as much as there's an art to narrating an alien ship crash by painting the aftermath. For the past two years, I worked as a UX and Web Designer. It helped me to realize I will never do that again. —not because I didn't enjoy my work, but because although I still sketched, I never completed anything substantial. I saw how far I was falling behind my peers, and I reached a breaking point around the middle of September 2016: I realized I can either give up, or I can make the choice to be an artist again and push myself harder than I ever have before.

I chose the latter of course. I uninstalled my favorite game, League of Legends, despite the resounding encouragement that I received from the warm community every day—yes, that's sarcasm—and I've been drawing for twelve hours a day and finishing artwork ever since. Please bear with me while I make the transition from my old artwork to my new work, and stay tuned because I'm going to be twice as good in two months!

Follow my Instagram as I post new artwork every day! www.instagram.com/clsanker/

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My background:

I draw so much inspiration from existing concept art, but more than anything I draw inspiration from obscure and dark entertainment from my childhood: Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man illustrations, the perspective in Rocko's Modern Life, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and Crashbox, an HBO special that rocked my world.

It drives me up a wall (intended pun) that entertainment for children these days is so diluted, soft, and mass produced. One of my side projects is creating a pop-up book series (or claymation given the opportunity) for alternate realities that encourage children to think outside the box and reintroduce subtle metaphor into their entertainment. I'm not talking Grimm's level gruesome. I'm just talking textures, puzzle-solving, loss, defeat, doubt—otherwise known as the great things that make us human.

A lot of my prior work experience dealt either with education (Apple's Life On Earth, Havard's Encyclopedia of Life) or technology research (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, Category Theory Research Associateship in Creating New Materials, Made With Mischief-a Foundry-owned program). I am very enthusiastic about my work and the impact it has on future generations, but at the same time, I have an insatiable craving to make gritty, sexy, quality-yet-messy art for games. The best way to find out what I'm talking about will be to click that Watch button and stay tuned!
Larry's Conflict

"How can it be raining...when the sun is shining?"

I have been at the edge of my seat for over a year, watching endless podcasts and gawking at the insanity that is identity politics, extreme liberals, sexy new conservatives, and of course, our new president, Trump. I'm thinking of creating a Kickstarter (if I can gather enough support) for a satirical comic that will follow some of these beloved characters on their journey that begins with fitting in and self-discovery, and ultimately acquiring the the holy grail: Social Justice.

I aim to both poke fun at and shed some light on current events, all the while providing some entertainment and cool art! I think that art is the perfect platform for addressing a lot of the issues related to free speech and expression.

This piece was a BLAST and a nightmare to work on. You definitely have to look through the WIP's from the beginning to really feel my pain and see how incredibly it was at the same time: www.artstation.com/artwork/05B…

 I hope you enjoy it! 

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CarlySanker
Carly Sanker
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm currently an intern at Marvel.

Massachusetts College of Art:
Tentative graduation Dec 2013.

I draw on paper, paint in Photoshop, and model in 3DS Max.
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:iconwestieslant:
westieslant Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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:iconvertry:
vertry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for whatching me! Hope you enjoy my Art)

mmm, your texture study lime is very appetizing!
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching :)

Much more for you here, if you have the time and inclination:
qcc-art.deviantart.com/gallery…

Compliments of the QCC Art Gallery :)
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Dancing-Miriam Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student Artist
Heyy, thank you so much for the watch, I appreciate it~~


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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :) xx
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:iconecoustic:
ecoustic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the +watch
best wishes,
S
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captain-glacaitor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Thanks for the watch :)
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:icondjemps:
Djemps Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Carly!
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:iconjadededge:
Jadededge Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Carly I found you! it's Ares from the kubert school bye the way :)
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CarlySanker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! :D Haha this is proof I really need to use DeviantArt more often T_T
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