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Johnny Elsewhere
United States
I'm a Pixel Lover.

I make things out of Perler Beads .. Well, anything I can get my hands on!

I love video games.
I love comics.
I love movies.
I love photography.

I'm a lover of everything, pretty much.

I'm opening a store pretty soon! Be sure to check it out of you checked out my dA page! I'd appreciate it very much!

Current Residence: La Quinta, CA
Print preference: Whatever works!
Favourite genre of music: I'm into hawaiian and reggae right now.
Favourite photographer: Kevin Ramos
Favourite style of art: Pixel Art!
Operating System: OS X
Favourite cartoon character: Sonic the Hedgehog.
So .. Though many of you thought I was dead, or possibly disappeared off the face of the planet to never return again. HERE I AM TO SAVE THE DAY.

No, just kidding.

Here is the full story of what has happened over the last year:

October 2011, I was in a rut and had no clue where I was going with my life, so I decided to get a job at an art store (Michael's Arts and Crafts). So I finally got the job, and was working happily to get my own place, and start living my life the way I wanted to. I felt so great about myself. However, only after a month of working there, I started to have eye troubles.

Now, some personal info no one really knows about me over the internet. I'm blind in one eye. My left eye has been without vision since I was born. It's an inherited trait from my mother. We always believed that my right eye would be the 'good,' eye for the rest of my life.

In November of last year, I went to the Retina Institute of California. What we all feared the most had happened. I was starting to lose my vision in my right eye that would require-- in a worst case scenario,-- surgery. Unfortunately, my vision started to get worse and worse as the month went on.

We discovered through weeks of tests and observation that my retina was detaching. If we didn't schedule surgery soon, I was going to go blind.

So the surgery happened.

Up until this time, I've been recovering at home, with my thoughts, with my dreams, with things that I couldn't imagine myself doing for the rest of my life.

I can't drive. I have a car, but I can't drive. My vision is still weak, but I'm able to see things with a lot of magnification. Hence the reason why I can type and see what I'm doing on a lap top.

Up until recently I always wanted to get back into drawing, but had no confidence in my abilities because I could barely see anything clearly.

There is still spots in my vision that I don't know will ever go away. My peripheral vision is almost non existent..

But here I am.

I decided what I want to do with my life, and that's draw. Draw everything, anything, and draw 'till my hands can't draw anymore.

If there's anything that I learned from this hellish experience .. it's this:

Life will NEVER wait for you. As much as you want it to. You will ALWAYS be running uphill and fighting for what you believe in, what you dream for, and what you hope for.

I've been depressed for so long, but with a drawing tool in hand .. I feel like I can do anything. And I WILL do everything I can to make my dreams come true.

I'm back, guys. I'm back for good.
  • Drinking: Water!


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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   General Artist
Hello! :iconexcitedhiplz:

:la: Welcome to :iconwriters--club:! :la:

We're glad to have you as a member and look forward to seeing your contributions! :typerhappy:

We also hold a lot of contests with great prizes, so keep your eye out for them! :iconlaspinplz:
Violet--Nova Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*GASP* OMIGOD you added me to you deviant watch :squee: thank you so much, you have no idea how much this means to me! :tighthug: :squee: :tighthug: :squee: :tighthug: :squee: :tighthug: :squee:
jrobbins Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
No problem!
HunterDog Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Johnny, your gallery is totally awesome!!!!
how did you know where put the little pieces? Are you following a model or something like that?
jrobbins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I usually bring up the piece in Photoshop, put a grid over it .. And start beading!
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