Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member Damai Mikaz Δ31/Female/Netherlands Groups :iconemion-fanclub: Emion-fanclub
Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
32 Month Core Membership
Statistics 717 Deviations 284,990 Comments 4,392,131 Pageviews


My visitors! I haz traced them! >=D

free counters


DamaiMikaz has started a donation pool!
115,444 / 1,000,000

You must be logged in to donate.


Who else started doing digital art with by doing everything on a separate layer, ending with 293478923874 layers in a file, and now evolved into a lazy fuck that doesn't use any more layers than the average traditional painter? :lol:
Always inspiring to see sheets like this, where people get better and better over time :)
Art Progresssss (update) by nakaru-san
People: "How do you get the colors in your work like that?" 
Me: I have no idea what I'm doing by DamaiMikaz
Would you guys be interested in a tutorial/walkthrough on how I build my drawings? Not so much the technical part (there's plenty of tutorials that cover anatomy etc better than I do) but more the storytelling/light/cinematic part?
Assuming you've been around for a while, you've probably seen me joke about my bad finances, my broken bones, crippling depression and chronic pain (just to name a few). None of these situations are particularly desirable and I can tell you first hand... that shit hurts. Regardless, I tend to take it with a bit of humor. Life would be quite depressing if I didn't, and wallowing in self-pity never improved anything.

I expect anyone in their right mind to know that broken bones, depression and illness are awful and cause suffering, as do many other things that we casually joke about in life. These are hard topics to talk about. From my experience, topics that people often avoid because they're afraid. Making a joke or two about it actually opens it up for discussion, taking away the heaviness of the subject matter, and having people ask honest questions without the fear of hurting my feelings. My pain shaped me, but it doesn't define me as a whole. I have many positive qualities that I'd rather answer for, instead of those few aspects in life that didn't quite work out for me.

If you're suffering, keep in mind that it's situational. It's something you go through, not something you are. Get some help to sort out your issues (medical, or otherwise) but also learn to laugh at the absurdities that life throws at you. You might not be able to change a situation, but the way you choose to look at it makes a world of difference.
After some soul searching I found out I'm transfinancial. I'm a rich person, stuck with a poor person's bank account. Please donate generously to help me transition :')
Apparently corporations decided it wasn't enough to cash in on couples just once a year, so now there's singles day. Capitalism at its finest. Gotta love it :')
So... My washing machine broke down and there was water all over the place. I'm taking like lots and lots of water. I could open a freaking swimming pool if I wanted. Seriously, when is this stream of bad luck gonna end, man? It's gonna kill me... If not physically then at least financially. FML. T__T
It seems like when you reach a certain level people expect you to lose every bit of insecurity about your art and be convinced of your own awesomeness. I don't know how to feel about it, except for wishing it worked that way for me. 
Is it normal to look at your own drawings from about a years ago and think "OMG. How did I think this was decent?". And then look at your newest stuff and realize it ain't that much better T__T


Damai Mikaz Δ
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art

~Just keep drawing until it gets good

Yep, that's me. A rambling idiot that just wants to have a good time doing art.
I'm not a professional artist, and I'm not aiming to become one either for now. I usually work on art in my free time, especially on my main project; Emion, a novel I've been working on ever since 2006. So yeah... I'm more of a writer than a visual artist. I enjoy both digital and traditional art, and practice both. I'm a huge nerd --the kind that pulls apart computers and does programming-- and I love everything technology related.

Find me on social media
Instagram New Icon
YouTube Icon…
Star! F.A.Q.


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
DamaiMikaz is one of the most inspiring artists you'll find on DeviantArt. A long-time dedicated member of the community, her journals regularly provide insight into creating art, inspiration for art and life, and thought-provoking ideas that spark magnetic conversations. Her approach to digital art has kept her creating, growing, and improving throughout the years, and one glance into her gallery is enough to see the progress that she has made and continues to make. It is with great pride that we name DamaiMikaz the recipient of the Deviousness Award for August 2015.
-awarded August 2015

Support me

Buy Me a Coffee at


Add a Comment:
scrushh Featured By Owner 27 minutes ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama! ♥♥
TheSpookyGhost123 Featured By Owner 43 minutes ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama!
BubblyyBee Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You So Much For The Llama ♥Llama jump 
Hikael-Larson Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama, really appreciated.
DessertCake Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Student Artist
thanks for llama!
you are a gifted artist!
Add a Comment: