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Even through the darkest times, your love still shines through.

This drawing is to say thank you. 

Things have been dark for me the last few years, very dark indeed; and knowing there is love and support out there means a lot. The internet and social media can really demonised, but the truth is they can help us connect, find understanding, and love.

Thank you for sticking through the bad times as well as the good. I know I don't often post during the dark times, but I'm still here; listening. Reading your kind words, and having your support lift me up.  I'll probably still have ups and downs, and times where I need extra support, recovery is not linear. But I'm feeling connected at the moment, and I can't wait to share new exciting things with you!

I've been blown away with over 2000 entries so far to my redraw challenge. I never expected half as much. Especially after being away for so long, it's made me so happy to see so many of you were still connected. Lets move forward, together 💙
Draw This In Your Style! by DestinyBlue

Love you.

Peace, Love and Connection,
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UncleSunday Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019
Nawakwa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Student Writer
I had an online friend who was there for me at such a critical time in my life. Your painting says it all. Love it!
xandraclay Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EveVictus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. :)
pixarviolet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love your art so much, such wonderful colors
Pastelkittyprincess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I know that this isn't what the picture is about, but it reminds me of the struggles of a long distance relationship. Ever since my boyfriend moved we haven't been able to see eachother as much, and his parents don't approve of our relationship (even though we've been best friends since we were little kids and we're the same age) so they try to keep us apart. But even through all the miles we're still there for eachother and taking care of us.
flabbergastingdragon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the struggle
Mea-Mina Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
I simply have to fav this . . .
So beautiful and full of emotion . . .
PaintedKorpse Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love your colour palettes ;3;
GoddessOfFairies Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Would you mind teaching me to draw like this? I really love your art and I've always wished I could create art of such quality. I still don't quite have an art setup, but once I do I'd really love it if I could get your advice on different things.
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
farzmatin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018
Hug Bravo!
Gogogadgethat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
You've done more than draw pictures, you've told us a story. A story of your life. A story that's had ups and downs and taken us all over the place. But now, you have triumphed. And this beautiful picture is a reflection of that.
farzmatin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Bravo Gogogadgethat! Here here!
Cachemirine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful drawing & message. Mesmerizing colors.
PennTheWriter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
this is absolutely stunning and really shines a light on the good side of the internet. it's how i met my best friend. i've saved her life, and she's saved my butt, and i love her. she's made so many bad days better and so many bad things bearable. i really love her so much. thank you, thank you, thank you
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Vibrant, Stunning, and Compelling Artwork!!! :) (Smile) =P (Razz) :o (Eek) ;) (Wink) Love Heart Clap :happybounce: I think I've fainted. Giggle OMG Shocked OMG! Happy cry (Tears of joy) Worship Woohooooo! Headbang! Nuu B-) (Cool) Singing Innocent Hi! Popcorn #1 :eager: by darkmoon3636 OMG MOAR POEMS! :squee: Judge Winner I salute you! Creative Colors by Gomotes Stunned Something I've Lacked I love play with fire :Lotus: - NaNoEmo +favlove deviantART DeviantArt I love deviantART! deviantART
  P.S. The Internet has it's moments but I personally think DeviantArt makes it shine brightest with this community of camaraderie. Sweating a little... Deviant World fella (Universe) DeviantArt Flag 
Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2018
I love the internet. No matter how many miles are separating you from your friends, you are still conected.
NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
You connect us with your artwork and your stories, Miss Blue. Never be ashamed for being you because you are powerful and you bring us such good in this life. ^^ 
Charlotte-Nikki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
we who hurt must help each other, for those who hurt us never will. we hold each other up high and never let go. when times are worst is when we shine the brightest. you're never alone unless you cut yourself off from everyone. never abandon yourself, i will always be here and i'm pretty sure there are a lot of others who won't either. Heart Heart Heart 
Veianya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're glad to see you post Gotta love speech bubbles 
Me-MAI Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
So acid colors
BlueFire666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This kinda reminds me of joy from inside out
PokeTitan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
We all love you Blue, take care of yourself :hug:
DeadlyCookie98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Glad to see the redraw challenge is this popular and that you can find proper support here.
The coloring and expression look great and I like the pose as well :D.
arianja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
freesoul4ever1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Three photos ago when you popped up again on my notifications. I instantly clicked to your page to see your drawing and read about it. It's not just the art i like looking at. We like hearing from you too.
Sapphire236 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
small heart - purple
Raszagalex Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Destiny! ^^
Gem-D Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!!! :heart:
Zalloy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Connection through space and time itself! <3 <3 <3
Purple-ViviSan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
So beautiful! Lots of people love to see your art and you bring them love and happiness with your creations too - it's mutual and I hope it will continue making everyone happy! Get better and better until you no longer even remember all bad that happened in your life! <3
LuckyEP Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
this is sweet. love it
grinkat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love you, too, Blue.
FairestMoss Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
I used to feel the same way. I wish I still did, it was such a powerful force for good in my life and really inspired me to keep moving forward. Feeling connected to people who were willing to support me while things were tough brought such an incredible light in my life that for a while, instead of having PTSD, I had what they call PTG - Post-Traumatic Growth. It brought me such a love and appreciation for the world and all I ever wanted to do was give that love and consideration back to the world in kind.

Things did not work out so well for me. Eventually something happened and that support I'd had turned sour at a pivotal moment. I closed myself off as a result, and haven't felt entirely safe enough to really open up since. Years later, I am trying to fix that because my resulting solitude has made matters so much worse but... it's very hard to be comfortable enough with doing that again. Once bitten, twice shy.

It's a lot of why I stick around, personally. I absolutely love your work and your message, I love what you stand for and what you're trying to achieve for yourself and the world alike and I want to support you in all of this, but in the unlikely case that you have an experience similar to my own, I want to make sure you still at least have one person to go to. I hope you will never need a fallback, but if you do I will gladly be one. You, I would gladly give the same courtesy that I give my best friend.
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
nice colors
Silverlion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Awesome, I won't blemish your lovely art by attempting my own version.
L0CALBUBBLETEA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I love this so much it's just so pretty and brightly colored!
judithdnevaeh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work destiny! Always here to support! And keep up the great work!
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Lovely art :) things will get better for you blue. 
CheezeNuggets Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing and meanful artwork! I love it! We'll always be by your side, no matter how dark times become and no matter how long you need off, love you Blue! :) <3
LeiLynx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful drawing as always! Keep up the amazing work.
schnarre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
...We're all behind you Blue! Here's to many more years ahead! :) 
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You have become my go-to for when I'm feeling my anxiety in full force. Such beautiful and inspiring art really helps me cope. Thank you so much! :heart:
LeoArcticaa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep being awesome Blue ^^
MetalPorSiempre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so SO refreshing to see art about social media/mobile phones/technology that is not more of the dumb "hurr hurr technology is bad, fire is scary and Tesla was a witch".

Like, I cannot express how much I love this.
Galo-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Writer
We love you
3D-Ladysmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might still throw one your way if I can figure out how to properly do it in CG.
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