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Most of you do not know this, but about 75% of my art on dA is in storage because of how old it is. Would you want to see it if I unstored it. 

81%
72 deviants said Yes unstore them!
11%
10 deviants said I would sort it by year 2007-2012 most of it.
4%
4 deviants said Does it help you to see old artwork from artists and those you look up to?
3%
3 deviants said No! Don't do that.

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shadowwolfzeru Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
tons of your old stuff is in my fave folder but it shows up as stored!
Explode la plz PLEASE?!?!!?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
haha Ok. fine e_e
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Riazey Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*^* It makes me feel like if my artwork is at least a similar caliber to something someone
may have made 1284812381273 years ago, I might have a chance at being as good as them some day.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Everyone starts out new at art. XD So you are at the same point as someone great was. I was not born making the art I do. Lol
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Riazey Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! *^* Which is what gives me hope that if I keep practicing I can get better too.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
well give me a few days, it'll take a while to unstore everything
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Kaleoscope Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about linking stash folders with all the art from one year? That way it won't clutter up your portfolio function.
Maybe a folder wayyy down at the bottom of your folder line titled 'old art' and links to stash folders in the folder description?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's what I have considered doing.
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Libertades Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Artist
How do you put something in storage?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Under the submit menu, if you hover over it, you will see an option called "manage deviations". By going to that page you can store, unstore, and do a lot more. XD
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Libertades Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Artist
Oh, thanks.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Shizuru1412 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I don't understand why artists are storing their deviations though?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As a professional, I use my dA for networking and connecting with other professionals. Having old artwork up for everyone to see isn't considered professional, and it could clutter up an otherwise "neat and impressive" looking gallery. So I store old artwork to keep only my recent and best artwork out for display, much like a portfolio.
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Shizuru1412 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Why not putting it on scraps then? Since most people tend to forget to remove the deviation in storage stuff from group, and I hate seeing it when browsing a group.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Most people, like myself, would prefer the images NOT be seen at all. Thus storing them.
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SmirkCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
depending on how fast you improved it could be an relief or disillusioning xD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know if I'm fast or slow. XD ahkward.deviantart.com/art/Imp… <- I consider myself slow though.
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SmirkCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm... I think normal :D It's interesting to see that because many artist say that beeing at an art school (animation, illustration, whatever) didn't help them .. now I feel better starting to study 3D animation xD thank you for that! :D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Art school is what you make of it. I find many artists don't like the restrictive nature of art school, being told what to draw for the sake of learning. Some people don't like it because of having to work in a certain time frame with a deadline and only being allowed certain mediums or such like that.
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SmirkCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, my future lecturer said something similar. well, let's see what happens, I'm pretty sure I also won't like everything (especially the still life) but hopefully it will be woth the time and money^^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Learning such basics are critical. I won't lecture about it since eveidently you already had it! XD But I have found it all beneficial in the long run, so stay open minded. :D
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SmirkCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeees - I know, but it's still not my favourite thing to draw xD
I'll try to :3 as long as I don't have to draw a sneaker from behind again... And thank you, I'll try to remember that conversation when it gets really annoying ;3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Still life is my least favorite thing, so I understand that.
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