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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson79/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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Deviant for 12 Years
18 Month Core Membership
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Winged Sphere by DonSimpson Winged Sphere :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 2 Intention Tool 15 by DonSimpson Intention Tool 15 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 10 3 Kraken Scepter top by DonSimpson Kraken Scepter top :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 3 0 Square ID 01 by DonSimpson Square ID 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 2 7 Three Raccoon Skulls by DonSimpson Three Raccoon Skulls :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 23 11 Pendant AQQ by DonSimpson Pendant AQQ :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 15 0 Cloud  and Thunder by DonSimpson Cloud and Thunder :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 17 0 Dagon Eye 01 by DonSimpson Dagon Eye 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 0 Dragon Eye Y by DonSimpson Dragon Eye Y :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 11 2 Seven Antler Pendants by DonSimpson Seven Antler Pendants :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 15 0 Intention Tool AQQ by DonSimpson Intention Tool AQQ :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 15 0 Manzanita Necklace 01 r by DonSimpson Manzanita Necklace 01 r :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0 At PantheaCon 2018 by DonSimpson At PantheaCon 2018 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 6 Complex Fox by DonSimpson Complex Fox :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 16 7 Skunk Necklace by DonSimpson Skunk Necklace :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 13 0 Against the Battlemoon by DonSimpson Against the Battlemoon :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 5

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Coyote Pendant by hontor Coyote Pendant :iconhontor:hontor 187 3 Swirl Box by Maylar Swirl Box :iconmaylar:Maylar 160 33 At the Mountains of Madness by Gutalin At the Mountains of Madness :icongutalin:Gutalin 265 33 Young Aram with dad by Unita-N Young Aram with dad :iconunita-n:Unita-N 146 11 Cthulhu Baby by TKMillerSculpt Cthulhu Baby :icontkmillersculpt:TKMillerSculpt 1,036 116 Innsmouth the Raven by missmonster Innsmouth the Raven :iconmissmonster:missmonster 2,656 0 Cthulhu by Bestiarius Cthulhu :iconbestiarius:Bestiarius 5 4 Green Borg pendant 2 by IMNIUM Green Borg pendant 2 :iconimnium:IMNIUM 137 13 Swirl Wand by Maylar Swirl Wand :iconmaylar:Maylar 1,522 185 The sword Gramgaldur by windsormagistus The sword Gramgaldur :iconwindsormagistus:windsormagistus 1,655 416 Cult of Cthulhu Dagger  - H.P. Lovecraft by zombiequadrille Cult of Cthulhu Dagger - H.P. Lovecraft :iconzombiequadrille:zombiequadrille 160 29 The Mask of the Dark Druid by SylvanSmith The Mask of the Dark Druid :iconsylvansmith:SylvanSmith 1,133 199 Lunar Wandr by XaelMcEwan Lunar Wandr :iconxaelmcewan:XaelMcEwan 12 1 Grand Kiri by CouteliersduValBlanc Grand Kiri :iconcouteliersduvalblanc:CouteliersduValBlanc 399 35 Pathfinder by EmilLarsson Pathfinder :iconemillarsson:EmilLarsson 267 22 Steampunk Mechanic 1 by Kaliban-F Steampunk Mechanic 1 :iconkaliban-f:Kaliban-F 133 27


~ I'm often asked how I do my carvings, so I've done an essay "Carving Skulls and Stuff" in the Information folder of my gallery:…

~ Items here that have not yet sold are in the Unsold Items folder of my gallery.… If you want to buy one, or commission a custom piece, send me a note.


~~~ I've not been updating my Journal lately. I got new work done for PantheaCon (lots of old friends there, but others not; beautiful clothing, occasional amazing costumes) and FogCon (tiny science-fiction literary convention, very friendly), and some commission work. Some last-minute work never got photographed; such is life. Now working on more commissions and new art for the Lost Chord Awards and the PanGaia Festival. And for WorldCon (the World Science Fiction Convention), which is months away, but _very_ large.
~~~ The rainy season started late, and is continuing sporadically. We can use more. One of my housemates planted a drought-tolerant garden, and has had to prune like mad and remove lots of the seasonal oxalis (we also get seasonal dichondra, but it doesn't try to take over the universe).
~~~ I also have been, and will be, doing more sorting and organizing of stuff, for myself and others. And I'm seeing how much of my work toward being able to do planned future projects is feasible; TechShop is closed, and their successor TheShop wants a chunk of money to continue my membership. Fees at Ace Monster Toys and the San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society remain within my reach. We shall see.
  • Listening to: silence, when possible
  • Reading: Hunger, by Christie Goldenwolfe
  • Watching: occasional actual movies, including Black Panther
  • Playing: solitaire & minesweeper
  • Eating: Food; most good, some excellent
  • Drinking: Water, yoghurt drinks


Don Simpson
United States
~~~ For several decades I made my living as a research and development technician (mostly electronic and mechanical, some computer gaming) while doing artwork when I could; now I get to be an artist. The art I used to do was mostly drawings and paintings done with India ink and colored inks, or strange creatures and machines made from various plastic materials. These days I mainly carve, what I mainly carve is jewelry, and what I mainly carve things from are natural materials of all sorts. I still do digital art, though, both vector and pixil based, including fonts for computer printing. What next? I'm mostly working on improving my carving, but I want to make some art using the machine tool and computer knowledge from my old "day job".

~~~ I do take commissions, and occasionally trade art. If you are interested, send me a note.

Current Residence: The Far West (or The Left Coast, some say)
Favourite genre of music: Filk (a tradition of the science-fiction community)
Operating System: OS X 10.4 & Mac OS 10.12, iOS 7.1.2, 9.3.5 & 11.2.5
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (as in Calvin and Hobbes)
Personal Quote: Be excellent to each other. And... Party on, dudes! (... Bill & Ted)


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keight Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the faves, Don.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner 3 days ago
MerianDenham Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch. Your artwork is beautiful and mysterious, with deep mythical resonances. Very interesting and moving.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Thank you for your perceptive complement. :)
Linda065cliva Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for watching! :la:
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