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Helen "Henna" Faunway
Artist | Student | Literature
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Hey, my name is Helen, though on here I am most commonly known as Henna. I'm twenty years old as of April 12th, and I've been a member of the dA community for about seven years (the first two years took place on another account). On here, I'm most well-known for my artwork, which consists of illustrations of my own stories as well as fan art for my favorite books.
For those who aren't familiar, much of my art centers around the original characters from my novel, Vergessenheit, a magical realism exploration of Nazi Germany. You can read the most recently updated draft on my wattpad, or if you don't have an account on there, you can always download the PDF of it here (which I try to keep as up-to-date as possible).

Unfortunately, the recent intensification of my ADD as well as the craziness of college life makes it difficult for me to update regularly--it's also made it nearly impossible to carry on writing more than one major project at a time. Plus, DA has been pretty dead for the last year or two, so it's no longer my primary means of staying in touch with my watchers / followers. Therefore, it may take me awhile to respond to any messages you send me here, since I don't check my notifications as much as I used to. --However, I do try my best to respond to most comments and questions, though nowadays I generally limit that to my 'original' works and recent pieces. With that being said, though, if you want to keep up to date with me and see writing, sketches and other work unpublished on here, feel free to follow me on my tumblr: I'm on there almost everyday, and while it's mostly shitposting and other goofy things of that nature (it IS a personal blog, after all), you can just click on my art tag or writing tag to sift through my creative stuff. I'm also more likely to get back to you quickly there, whether you have any questions or just want to say hi.

Also, it's worth mentioning that I have an 8tracks account as well, where I frequently upload playlists (most of which revolve around Vergessenheit). If you're interested in discovering new songs, listening to instrumental mixes and finding out what kind of music inspires my work, go check it out!
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Hello all: I realize I haven't posted art in a long time. Truth is, I was nonstop with school in November, December and January, and when I did get rare moments of inspiration and free time, I'd be so rusty that I lost patience. After my January term, I was hoping that I'd be able to use my week off before the start of Spring sem to focus on my creativity. However, last Tuesday I found out that my wonderful cat, Oliver, who I've had for fifteen years, has terminal cancer, and that we'd have to put him to sleep. This has been fucking devastating to me, and has sapped me of all energy and motivation. He's really in pain, so I've been spending every minute I can by his side. Tomorrow (Friday, 2/10), my mom and I are taking him to the vet, and then we'll have to say goodbye. 
Long story short, I'm feeling very out of sorts and depressed, so aside from a painting of Oliver I've been working on, I wouldn't expect any activity from me for at least a week or two. Anyone who has lost a beloved pet should understand the toll it takes. Please keep my sweet boy in your thoughts and prayers.

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pdogropher Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
i thank you might like my writing.
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cfcreativespace Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  New Deviant
I love the piece titled 'Roots'. As a guy with CF in Australia, it spoke to me. I have a creative space blog that I like to promote anything creative to do with CF. Are there any drawings/pieces you could share?
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HennaFaunway Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Writer
You may post any of my pieces on your blog, so long as you link back to my gallery :)
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cfcreativespace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  New Deviant
Will do! ;)
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CookieSharkArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a wonderful gallery!
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HennaFaunway Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Writer
Thank you!
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chunkyfarttingmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hey I love ur art style! I was wondering if u do request or art trade?
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"man door hand hook car door"  hook stuck, trip, fall, try again.
O, heave ho, bang thump, rolling town the hole.... :iconmusicnotesplz:
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Anki-Benedict Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful artworks. I've heard quite a lot about Paper Stars. Can't wait for publication!
Cheerio!
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HennaFaunway Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Writer
Thank you!
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