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Alanna Belak
Artist | Literature
My name's Alanna, but people here mostly know me as Snappy.
For that reason, I get a lot of people thinking I'm a man. This, I am not.

I have lived in Calgary, CAN, Vancouver, CAN, and London, UK.
I get a new tattoo every time I move to a new city. It wasn't intentional. It just ended up that way.
I intend to move to many more cities.

As you can tell by looking at my gallery, I used to do traditional and digital art, but I haven't done either in years.
I still do photography, but that is on the backburner while I focus on my writing career.

I am currently a contracted screenwriter for NGN Productions, a company in LA. I won't call myself a "professional" until they pay me on the first day of pre-production.
I have four projects in development right now, including a remake of Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946). I release updates here as I am permitted.

Feel free to add me on Facebook or Twitter! (Just let me know who you are.)…!/shadow0nthesun

Era of Uncertainty

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 6:49 PM

Well, kids, what to say? I'm going through a strange time right now. As you may have noticed, I've started drawing again -- something I thought I would never in a million years do. I wanted to prove to myself that I could put everything into a traditional piece as I used to put in my GIMP pieces. And besides the lack of detail/smoothness, I think I did a pretty good job. Felt better about it than I have in years too. See, the reason I stopped GIMPing was because I felt I relied too heavily on references and cheap graph tricks and I didn't feel like much of an artist, considering the amount of attention I got for the pieces. This time, the only tools I've used have been my good old-fashioned eyes and a bucket of pencils. I feel like despite not having drawn in four years, I have better patience and attention to detail than I ever did before. I don't know what that means or if I'll make drawing a regular thing, but it's something. 

I've also started practicing guitar regularly again, maybe just to fill the hours. :shrug: I'm enjoying it though. Learned Running Blind by Godsmack today. Fun tune. 

Generally in crisis mode. I have the house to myself again while my mom visits her family in New Brunswick and my dad is at the cabin. Whenever my dad calls up, he asks about the job situation. That's just leading me into a pit of despair. Although my interview at Coles went well, I received an automated message letting me know I didn't get the job last week, which boggled and upset me quite a bit, given I was sure I'd left an excellent impression. If I can't get a job at a book store, what the fuck else can I do? I'm not qualified for anything here. All they're hiring is servers and cooks and hairdressers. I got my name on the list for fruit picking at one of the local vineyards, but that will only be 10-15 days of work at most. 

I'm also worried about the prospect of ever meeting someone I get along with here. The little work experience I've had here -- the liquor demos and Boonstock -- have shown me that I don't have a lot in common with the locals, and I have this horrible mental image of getting trapped in a job with people I can't stand. If I ever find a job, that is.  

Script reading internship continues to go well -- through frustrating, because I learned that the development guy I'm working for GOT HIS JOB WITHOUT HAVING WRITTEN A SINGLE SCRIPT. He tells me all he has is a script from high school and some shorts and he got the job by interning. Well why the fuck can't I get a cushy development job then? I have tons of industry experience and skill compared the majority of people in Canada, is the impression I'm getting here. :no: 

Last week (which I also had to myself), I buckled down and beat MSG4 AND AC: Brotherhood. No more video games now, no matter how much I want to replay Red Dead Redemption. 

I have, however, been devouring Ink Master like a fiend. 

Distract me with a tale of the most amusing thing to happen to you this week. :bounce: 

  • Mood: Distressed
  • Reading: The Drowned World - JG Ballard
  • Playing: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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awjay Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Big Ramen Bounce v2 many thanks for the faving
Snapperz Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
You're welcome. :)
awjay Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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Snapperz Featured By Owner 20 hours ago   Writer
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sergejbag Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
I just love your HDR photos; They are very tasteful! Not the Heavily Destructive Retouching you see elsewhere.. Do you use your camera's bracketing function for them? Keep up the good work.
Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Writer
Haha, thank you, I try not to go overboard with it. 
Yes, bracketing and shot burst all the way. :nod: 
sergejbag Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Is your twitter account no longer valid?
Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
Ah! Changed my name, didn't realise it wouldn't redirect automatically.
scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!
Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
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