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I've started a second Tumblr blog: The DCM Gallery. its purpose is to collect my art in one Tumblr blog, so that the reader can see my stuff without scrolling through a lot of weblogs of other people's stuff.

Other than this, I haven't been very productive lately... Easter is a busy time at Disney, and that means long hours and little energy for (more) drawing once I get home (usually 11 PM).

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too22202 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
As someone who's visited the various Orlando Disney parks multiple times, all I can say is I hope you work somewhere where there's some shade! I can't imagine being there non-stop for 9-ish hours a day in that heat. Don't get me wrong, they're great fun (at least if you've a visitor), but the Magic Kingdom is also the only place I've ever suffered heat exhaustion. If I had a job there that ever required being outside I'd probably melt within a day. =P
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
It can be a ...challenge. I usually have pretty good shade, and a small fan on the easel that helps. Also, I can psychologically tolerate heat better than I can cold; so I try not to complain (too much) about the heat, because I would rather live in a place that gets 90+ degrees (F) in the summer and rarely gets colder than 50 in winter, than in a place where it doesn't get over 30 for months at a time.
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too22202 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Being from England I'm the exact opposite. =P I'm used to the cold, but I don't do very well in places that are super hot. But at least you have some good shade and a fan. Those "squeeze breezes" were a lifesaver the times I've been over there! Who would have thought the simple combination of "fan + water" could be such a lifesaver?!
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WheresAJacket Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
good to here you have another one.
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sheldor73 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
What do you do at Disney?
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
If you've ever been to a Disney park, or other theme park, and seen a stand of artists drawing pictures of the guests... that's my job. I'm a pastel artist, drawing portraits and/or caricatures of the guests. My shifts are either 8 ½ or 10 hours long (depending on whether I'm working the Liberty Square or Main Street USA location, respectively); so you can imagine that quite often, especially during a busy holiday season like the Easter season that's now winding down, the last thing I want to do when I get home is more drawing. (Add to that about 45 minutes transit time each way, and sometimes it seems every waking hour is consumed by the job.)
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sheldor73 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Damn, the only thing that is probably more tiring than that at a park is being one of the guys that walks around in full Mickey mouse costumes in the middle of the summer.
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cactusjoe999 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2017
Bookmark added.

Giving dreams and good memories to children seems to be a pretty exhausting job :)
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