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Hello, lovely person! Thank you for stopping by my page!
Please, call me Dani for short. I'm a self-taught hobbyist artist, a pharmacist by profession. My current home is Germany, where I live with my fiance, x3mely, but we are both originally from Bulgaria, so you can write to me in Bulgarian, German or English - I always love receiving comments of any kind. :la:

You can also find me here:

Aside from my art I love supporting other artists through features. Here's a list of all features I've posted since the start of 2018.
These are my groups where I post regularly:

:icondevfeatures: :icondigitalportraitist: :iconnatureshaven: :iconart-glory: :iconallartandstuff: :iconallartworld:

You're welcome to check them out and participate! :eager:


2018 Overview + Plans for 2019

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:54 AM

In my first journal for the year I would like to make a small recount of this crazy past year, even if only for my own benefit. It has been a huge year on dA and off, laden with a lot of successes and excitements.
I'd love to know what yours were as well. 

The best

-   The highlight of my artistic "career" so far - I won Gwent's Card game contest with a popular vote and it has been hugely rewarding. Even six months later I still feel that tingle of excitement and that contented smile crawling on my lips.

-     I finally got my job permit and I began working in Germany. It has been turbulent and stressful but also intensely satisfying. The challenge and difficulty of it gives me confidence I can do most anything I set my mind to. I am slowly learning how to balance art with work again.

-   My grandma beat cancer. She was diagnosed last year with ovarial cancer and went through chemo. Her hair has started growing again.

-   I met some awesome people both on and offline. A lot of hugs to Yuukon, Barosus, JohnYauDesign, LauraMegara, LualaDy, MegapixelMasterpiece, BGai, yinetyang, VITOGH

-   Not to mention the amazing dedications I have received:

Devils without details by x3mely Violent Healing by greycrow  MerMay-ish by Andorada Daniela - Study by Uriak Meditation by KanchanMahon Daniela Ivanova - I'm drowning in dawn light by che38 Danielleivanova by JellyBX  flowers by Meki-Doro Danielaivanova by mADnieR-cO

The worst

A few unpleasant things happened, too, of course - I got hit by a bike, had a car accident, reached my lowest emotional point at the start of the year, received some hate about a journal I posted on dA and sprained my ankle. Pretty mild overall. I am alive and well and so is my family and I am grateful for that.

The dA marathon

-   Before I started working I managed to turn myself into a powerhouse for features: 254 features (170 of which for my group devfeatures), 9 groups, 87 accepted DD suggestions. I am so proud of all of them. The whole thing wouldn't have been possible without these wonderful people: Yuukon, LualaDy, UszatyArbuz, Andorada, BGai, LenamoArt, lovelessdevotions, SinistrosePhosphate, MegapixelMasterpiece

-   In turn I was featured in dozens of features, got awarded the Angels Without Wings award and won in one of dA's scavenger hunts. 

-   I got my second DD on my Lady of the Lake, suggested by the awesome lovelessdevotions and featured by TsaoShin!

-   It has been quite a year and I thank you all for the experience so much!

The Art journey to be continued...

-   Starting the year I announced a contest for my watchers where I painted their portraits. Something like this will come again next year but I'm not giving away details yet. 

-   There hasn't been much art from me after I started work. I have been stuck on my drawing of Mei for months now. But my idea list is growing constantly and I am thinking of using it as a basis for art challenges this year.

-   And not least important I've managed to push out some writing, which is arguably not my specialty but has been turned into an outlet for creativity when painting hasn't been possible. In 2019 I am planning on posting a longer story, that I am currently working on (plus illustrations). Is writing a book too much of a challenge?

-   I cannot help feeling excited about being written in Barosus 's story The Phibiemancer. Check it out, it's so awesome and colorful.

-   Will continue the exchange book with my fiance where each writes a scene of 100-200 words and the other illustrates it. Would anyone want to see the scenes and try to draw them, too? 

-   My group activity will sadly need to take a back stage since I really want to focus on painting. But I will still post an insane amount of features. Brace yourselves!

Things I am thankful for

-   My fiance

-   People who helped me pull myself out of apathy and get my ass out of bed

-   My dA experience

-   The thousands of people who have supported my art

-   Good food

Happy new year to all and may it be filled with inspiration, love and joyful surprises!

Skin by SimplySilent


Anyone else unable to post journals lately? I get an error message when I try to post one through telling me the category cannot be updated. Maybe it has something to do with Elipse?
Until I can figure it out devfeatures 's posts wil have to be suspended.
First impressions of Eclipse:
*Visually - everything is cleaner but so far apart my eyes literally hurt from wandering around the page
*Functionally - still appalling; I hope they will add the missing functions before releasing it fully. It's expected to be frustrated when the buttons you're used to are moved, that will pass with time. But some functions seem to be gone entirely. Also it does not seem possible to submit a journal from 
*End verdict - switched back to old after an hour. 
Check out the latest painting by my sweetheart, that we pored over until late last night:
Devils without details by x3melyHe's getting so good with photoshop, I'm tingling with pride. What do you think? Drop by and show him some love.
Awesome artworks that popped up for me in Undiscovered today:
Shopping Online by chedil   Quest by LazyLapwing Goodbye my Sun by TED-MX   Commission - Bergen by Aerenwyn   Inktober day 19: Ghost by Luciferys
Wiedergeburt [sample pages] by yamashyn   Lovecraft by Fleshonbones1982 Sparkly Purple Feather Journal Cover by MandarinMoon
First week at work and it was bloody intense! Didn't help that I immediately came down with a cold the moment I set foot on German soil. :D 
That, my laptop breaking and my sub expiring will lengthen my break at devfeatures until I get my laptop fixed and figure out how to adapt the features or I get my prize from the scavenger hunt which is long overdue. Thank you for understanding. What is new with you?


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Currently collecting points for a core membership so that I can continue my work in all of my groups: devfeatures, NaturesHaven, DigitalPortraitist, Art-Glory, AllArtandStuff, AllArtWorld. A lot of the conveniences I enjoy now including journal skins and scheduling are dependent on having core so I would greatly appreciate any help you'd like to give me.
Drop by at :icondevfeatures: to check out all the fantastic artwork I've been showcasing.

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