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If Only...  :jump: by fabriloddo

You seem to have a very good grasp of the techniques involved in photography and a good eye for composition as well. This particular pi...

.My Missing Part by fabriloddo

Now this is interesting, especially in that the subject matter is somewhat unique in its own sense. Presenting it in three parts was al...

.My Quiet Sunset by fabriloddo

Very nice piece, the monochromatic colors and the sun being slightly off center allowing the reflection to come from the end of the lan...

Once upon a time... by fabriloddo

Personally I prefer the dark and creepy version, it has more texture and emotion to it. That being said however, this is a really aweso...




  • Listening to: Something on the Western Channel
  • Reading: Nothing at present
  • Watching: Computer
  • Playing: Neverwinter Online/Shadowrun Returns
  • Eating: Chocolate Chip Cookies (homemade)
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
Well, it has been an interesting time.....I got offered a job in Garden City, which while it wasn't the first place we wanted to be has turned out better than we thought. The house we are renting is tiny and I'm getting my teaching abilities tested. The biggest challenge is learning how to effectively manage the classrooms....especially when many of my classes are over 25 and I have at least one class in each semester in which I have 35 or more. So being they are mixed classes I have to accommodate I have to have lessons planned for almost two years ahead to keep things second year, if they re-sign me I'll have to try and adjust things so the new kids get the basics and the second year kids get something more challenging. Of course the kids were completely shocked and dismayed that they actually had to do homework in art and learn stuff about art history, as well as the appropriate terms that are used in art. I have far fewer of the kids who think art is pud in my classes next semester, and several of the kids who I had this semester wanting to take it again. We'll see how things go, my evaluations were pretty good save for one hiccup, and I am working on improving my management style...just need to be tougher on the kids...I tend to be a softy....*sigh*. After this semester though I can apply for my 5 year license and Garden City is growing pretty quick and large...we are getting an Old Chicago's and a Hobby Lobby among others, but we have also found some gems that make living in Garden easier, like El food ever...huge burritos and other Mexican plates, plus the western dishes are good as well. Working on some drawings, but not pleased with how they are shaping up....I usually do the assignments along with the kids so I can model what they need to do, but on my time off I have been practicing doing people. I did a portrait of my wife's parents for their anniversary, it turned out ok....but these new pieces just don't seem to be coming together as I would like. Stepping outside my comfort zone is important though, especially if I want to grow as an artist. Photographically, the balloons and the zoo have given me some interesting subjects, but I need to review my material and be objective.....and more importantly I need to get out and shoot more. I got one of the Weber sketchbook cases for Christmas, which is awesome, and I replaced my old Weber bag with a new one after almost 9 years of hard use...thinking about getting one of the dual pencil cases from there as well.....only issue I ever had with my old bag was the shoulder strap broke, I replaced it with an old army satchel strap and it lasted until the stitching came apart. Suppose that is all that is happening right now, it's nice to have a small break before we go back to 18 more weeks of school.


Bryan Gilligan
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Recently graduated from Fort Hays State University with my BFA in photography,and my BS in secondary education. I will then be returning to get my MFA, also in photography, with the hopes of growing stronger in the way I capture subject matter and being able to see more within the subjects I'm exposed to everyday. I'm also looking forward to doing more portraiture, especially outdoors and exploring the varied facets of digital art and manipulations.

Current Residence: Hays, Kansas (originally from Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Favourite genre of music: I like everything from classical to folk to hard rock
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Tom Ang, Zhang Jingna, Alvin Coburn
Favourite style of art: like too many but anything that fits my own style of geometric meets organic
Operating System: Vista Home Ultimate (yea right)
MP3 player of choice: Computer, Sony Walkman MP3
Shell of choice: Studio XPS/Studio 15
Wallpaper of choice: Cyberpunk Cityscapes or anything really cool as digital art
Skin of choice: I have a Kanji one on my old Laptop (Success)
Favourite cartoon character: Opus, Wolverine, Batman (I know the last two are comic book ) and all of OOTS & Sinfest
Personal Quote: "Hope for the best, plan for the worst, then there is no disappointment"

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mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
.....:iconthanksforthefavplz: faves my friend and your great support :happybounce:
Futumbo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Party
BAGilligan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
BAGilligan Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
you're welcome
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for watching! :hug:
BAGilligan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch :D
myboyrobin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama badge ^^
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