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Liv Holland
Artist | Student | Digital Art
Photography | Traditional Art | Digital Art

I am a self-taught artist based in Sydney, NSW, Australia; and a digital arts student.

Photography: I am mostly an urban/street photographer. I document all my travel experiences and put them together in city albums.

Traditional art: Coloured pencil portraits, graphite sketches, fantasy marker illustrations.

Digital art: Portraits and fantasy scenes, concept art.

Most of my artwork hasn't made to it deviantart yet. Unfortunately because of the issue with Mavericks/Photoshop/Wacom I haven't been able to work on any digital art since the introduction of Mac OS X Mavericks.

For any art/work related questions you can contact me either by:
~ sending me a note on deviantART --> livholland or livhollandcrafts
~ sending an e-mail to livhollandart(at)

My jewellery and crafts account ---> :iconlivhollandcrafts:

Current projects:

web design portfolio
Sydney photo trip
abandoned and forgotten places - factories

"The exhaustion of a man who has discovered he cannot outrun his own shadow."
So I know I have been inactive lately both in DeviantART and WOW. I have had a really hard time lately, I have been homeless for a while and I am at risk of becoming homeless again. There are some other issues I am not quite ready to disclose openly, but I will say that the depression has made me withdraw from art altogether. Moreover I got a really, really bad experience with doctors in the last 2 months when I tried to turn somewhere for help. I am struggling now, more than ever and paying the rent is a real challenge at the moment. I am trying to sell some of my things to be able to stay in a safe place and not end up on the street again. I will definitely put a link to my shop once everything is set up properly. Any help is greatly appreciated, the money goes solely towards my rent and tuition. 
Art degrees don't get much support in New South Wales, they are seen as quite silly ( I am studying game design which falls under art category) so it's especially hard here. My rent takes about 80% of my total income and I have huge medical bills to pay off which do not let me see a specialist no matter how much I need it. That being said I also can't afford food and medication that I desperately need. 
There are ways to get some help from the government concerning these issues but only in the name of it, in actuality even going to government offices is a full time job. And still no matter how much time you spend there you are most likely to get rejected. 
What's scaring me the most is that I lost the drive to draw. I spend most of my days curling up in pain and there is nothing else I can do about since getting any information from the housing office seems close to impossible.

If there is anyone in Australia familiar with homelessness problem I would love to hear from you to understand what measures can i take in order to find stable or semi-stable accommodation. Any information will come in handy,
thanks a lot in advance

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Happy birthday! :D
SATTISH Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! :happybounce:
LoquaciousQuidnunc Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Sorry I missed the birthday of a wonderful person, Liv Holland. I guess I'll have to buy a cake and eat it all by myself, get ill and bloated. But regrets are a part of living, eh?
H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y (belated) 
Jasperinity Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
birthdays Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's May 1st which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early Bday! :party:
Have a wonderful day!
rainylake Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! I hope your day is filled with fun and cake :woohoo: :party: :cake:

-Kathy :heart:
livholland Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much
rainylake Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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