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Hiyo! My name is Nollaig, and I'm a 27 year old animation-enthusiast from Ireland. I'm not a particularly amazing artist, I just use my art as a way to vent/express my love of animated movies (stemming from a childhood obsession with TLK, though The Road To El Dorado is my favourite animated movie!

My Gallery: My gallery features all kinds of weird and wonderful things, including well known Disney and Dreamworks movie fanart, lesser known movie fanart, My Little Pony, Pokemon, some digital portraits of my favourite famous people, there's a Tardis in there somewhere and lots more - so check it out!

Commissions: I'm currently CLOSED for commissions.


Holly by Nollaig
So, I finally drew the full-body version of the bust I had previously drawn.

I did this as a method of catharsis, because last month, after 14 and a half years, we had to to put this girl to sleep. Studying photos of her for her coat patterning and taking the last few weeks to slowly work on this has really helped me wallow in and thereby come to terms with my sadness.

RIP Holly.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    8 years - I joined April 25th 2007, which means I joined towards the end of my first year of college. Wow.

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's my name. It's Irish, for Noelle, Christmas and December.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Nerdy, bad-tempered and passionate.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?
    A scan of a pencil drawing, either of a Dali painting from art class in secondary school or of Slash (musician). I don't think they're on here anymore.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Obviously the kind I created most often, when I had a laptop that allowed me to draw. Clean/sharp digital cartoons.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

  8. What was your first favourite?
    ALICE by adoration

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Lion King or maybe big sweeping landscapes.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    Juffs because without her I would never have developed a real passion for this place, or for improving my own skills. She made it fun to be here.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    Again, Juffs

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    Other than the above, which was significant for my artist self, DA never really affected my life in any way to be honest. It's always just been a platform for my art, I've never really been a huge part of the community, even though there have been people who've come and gone that I had some good laughs with.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    A functional laptop. Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8. I sketch a lot more on paper now.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    Ummmmmm. I've pretty much always taken my inspiration from DA itself.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Aside from all the fun times with Juffs, my absolute favourite TLK artist ever SickRogue agreeing to do a collab wih me. Which never happened in the end (my fault) but the fact that he agreed made me bounce off walls with excitement.
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Sure by Nollaig
I mentioned this quote earlier to someone as an example of how beautiful the original Pooh Bear books are. Then I kinda wanted to draw something for it, and to try the retro style, which turned out to be pretty simple, so I drew this. Still took a few hours coz of this laptop, but I like it :)
Appreciation by Nollaig
Drew this with those moments in mind where a friend does something simple or off-handed but for whatever reason it just makes so suddenly so very grateful that they're in your life.

Wasted about 7 sheets of paper trying to sketch a decent lion, and gave up because it was frustrating me. I've always found these two easy to draw on paper so I've finally managed to draw the first proper scene since my old laptop died, taking my ability to sketch digitally with it.
Unfinished - Cubbie Group by Nollaig
Unfinished - Cubbie Group
Well, I went looking for the original PSP file for this today to try do a little work on it, since sketching is the hard part on this laptop and only lineart remains in this drawing.

The file is gone. So are a lot of other files, and I have no idea where they are. They must have somehow gotten lost in the transfer of stuff from my old laptop to my new one. In most cases, it was just the raw files for finished images, and isn't that big of a loss.

This, however, I worked on on-and-off for months. And it wasn't too far from being finished. Unfortunately now it never will be finished, and honestly I'm gutted because it would have been the best piece I ever drew.

Anyway. Here's the only surviving screencap I have of the progress. It was going to be a picture of the gang teaching Tojo's birds how to fly, with Nala and Kula encouraging them to fly across from the hill where Tojo and Mheetu are.


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Figure I may as well have one of these yokes lyin around in case anyone feels generous!

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Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Sad to say that some of your art has been taken and used without copyright or credit. I apologize in advance for your hard work being used in such a way and wish I could do more.…
gorga Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree with you on one point; you ARE a particularly amazing artist.
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Happy Birthday! :iconfireworkplz: :cake: :iconfireworkplz:
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drawingum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav ^^
Vitallani Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that Lion King video!TV  
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