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Elario Dalmas, II
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I have been drawing since I was a kid. I loved working in color pencils until I discovered oil pastels and then oil paints in high school. Most of my family has oil paintings of my landscapes- which used to be my favorite to paint.

I was always enamored with computers- writing my own software and developing my own devices (or modifying circuits to suit my tastes). Despite my art teacher's pleadings- I majored in computer science at college. I originally wanted to do game design work, but then I changed majors and completed two engineering degrees (Electrical Engineering Technology and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology). In fact, my day job is a R & D Engineer where I figure out how to make new ideas work and be sure they can be manufactured.

I remember being amazed at a digital painting that was done on a computer in the early 1980s...a beautiful painting of a redhead was featured in one of my computer magazines. I had my parents buy me a digital drawing tablet and some software for my Atari 800XL...but I was never happy with its abilities nor mine. I later played with Photoshop 2.0 in the 1990s and was still disappointed. I started using GIMP and Photoshop Elements in the 2000s...and they work decently. I really found my favorite program when I started using Black Ink in 2014. Although Mischief is a great program as well.

Now that I've moved into the digital age- I'm still trying to show my oil paint style of building up layers and shadows/texture in my digital paintings, but I'm also trying to expand more into concept/textural explorations and science fiction. I would love a painting published on a Magic the Gathering card, book, or CD. In fact...I would love to write a book or screenplay as well.

My beautiful & talented wife has a part time business and works in stained glass (Dalmas Glass Designs on Facebook or I help her with the patterns and being a general assistant. She also gives me suggestions and encouragement when I'm stuck on a project.

And as you can see from my favorites tab- I am still enamored with red hair.

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Copyright and trademark Elario Dalmas, II. All works, concepts, and related characters are copyright and trademarks of Elario Dalmas, II. Any unauthorized use of the works, concepts, and/or characters displayed here in will result in legal action. If you would like to derive something from my work or license it- send me a message via Deviant-Art or Facebook.

Some Quotes:

Engineering Elegance: "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupe'ry, Aviator & Children's Author

Excellence: "Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do." Jose Ortega y Gasset, Philosopher and Essayist
    Well- times are a changing and for the better.  I have a smile a mile wide as I write this- my wife and I are expecting and we have made it through the first trimester.  We don't know if our bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl- but we're very happy either way.  So I've been strikingly absent from dA for even me and this is why.  My wife was worn out through most of the first trimester and I was doing a lot more things to keep things working here at home.  Needless to say- I'm glad she's getting her energy back- because my get up and go has gotten up and gone. :)

Life by DalmasArtStudios

    I'm in the process of 2 digital paintings at the moment- here is the WIP of the Pearl S Buck house.  The sky and lawn are mostly done, but the house and trees are only roughed in.  The second one is a more ethereal piece, which I'll have to update dA with some WIP pictures- my working title for the 2nd is Land of features some magically oversized insects and amphibians.

Pearl S Buck House (WIP) by DalmasArtStudios

Work has been great too- I soon will have some patents to my name through work. :)

Sorry- I'm a bit short on time...but here's a bit of older Creed and a bonus quote.  We'll have to see if I get a feature done this month...but I'll try to make some time.


"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein

“You can’t create experience, you undergo it.” - Albert Camus


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slinkysis3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for faving Merdeath

It is very much appreciated!

  Merdeath by slinkysis3

DalmasArtStudios Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for collecting "Out Of My Reign" though, I will be the first to admit it's not one of my best. :)
DalmasArtStudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
It's good- but I know it could be a bit better with some polishing when you're so moved in the future. :)
SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yeah, I probably feel too strongly just now.
Dunderhonung Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Thanks for the favs, much appreciated :D
DalmasArtStudios Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! 😀
Gwas-y-neidr Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav
DalmasArtStudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
Gwas-y-neidr Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope your day is awesome!!
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