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by hakepe

My favorite is the person leaning on the counter in the upper right hand group. I can see the poses of even the "incomplete" ones. (Whe...

by hakepe

I don't feel completely qualified to be critiquing a painting, but the positives and negatives of this image are both pulling at me, so...

Last year my dA was deleted in error, a casualty of unscrupulous persons taking over other long inactive accounts and admins attempting to stop the damage. dA graciously restored my account upon request, along with most of the deviations that had been associated with it. They're there, but they're not sorted any more. The folders are empty. Drawings are in a pile on the digital floor, without context. I'm not sure putting them back in order is worth the effort.

A couple years ago my life was deleted, a casualty of unscrupulous persons taking the easy way out. If only those people hadn't been loved ones, people I trusted. Maybe then my memories wouldn't be out of their folders, piled in a huge mess on the floor that can no longer be sorted into categories like "great days with people I want to be with always" and "hard times we got to because we were together and will always be there for each other." I don't know where they belong any more. I don't want to look at them any more. And I'm not sure putting them back in order is worth the effort.

I can't go back. There is only forward.
  • Listening to: The Valley Song (Rivers of Joy) by Jars of Clay
  • Reading: I Peter
  • Watching: SG1
  • Playing: mostly Starbound
  • Eating: deep fried potatoes
  • Drinking: wah-wah


Naomi B.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I like people but am introverted, won't buttkiss, and have zero tolerance for drama. Result ≠ tons of friends. So be it.

Personal Quote: "Do what you can with what you have."

Quotes to Live By:

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
-Cezar A. Cruz

"I’ve known many talented artists over the years that allowed themselves to be drowned in excuses, distractions and insecurities; rather than use their talent to its fullest potential."
-Will Terrell

"But if you don’t have goals for yourself you are doomed forever to work to achieve the goals of others. Have a destination for yourself and work at least a little every day to get there."
-Will Terrell

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.

But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.

It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
-Ira Glass

"If only Heaven will give me just another ten years... Just another five years, then I could become a real painter."
-Hokusai on his deathbed, age 89, painting since he could hold chopsticks

"Once a relationship is obviously dead, bury it."
-Jan Silvious

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, simply surrounded by assholes."
-William Gibson

"Betrayal happens to everyone at some point in our lives. Betrayal can occur with a spouse, a family member, a best friend or a co-worker. Most people who experience betrayal saw the signs, but continue to give that person the benefit of the doubt. The reality is that people will fail you. Only 25% of all betrayal occurs with absolutely no forewarning. This is by far the most difficult type of betrayal because it leaves you shell shocked and devastated."
-Dr. Eileen Boris

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
-Galatians 2:20 nkjv


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Kites1224 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saw your gesture guide pdf. thanks a lot.
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
go for it man! I love gestures because one can't really mess them up. =)

You're so welcome! Thanks for letting me know you found it helpful. I really appreciate it. =)
Riminischatzi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the star ^^

besides, i love your art-style!! 
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thank you. :aww:
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
:iconthanku4watch1::iconthanku4watch2::iconthanku4watch3:-back!  :iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:

Your thought-provoking cartoons are still so cute! :love: 
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, adjusting my dA-watch settings and pushing all the wrong buttons. :XD: Don't mind me. =D and Thank you!
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
LOL That's me all over, Clipper! =D 

Aconashade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, btw!  Forgot to add that in my comments.  :)
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
Aconashade Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Digital Artist
And thank you for the fav!  :glomp:
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