Dirtypaintbrush is a Classical Civilisation graduate currently living. He also happens to make emoticons very sporadically.
Dirtypaintbrush is also a misnomer as he hasn't used a paintbrush for any artistic purpose since year 9 art class.
Current Residence: Leeds Favourite genre of music: Rock MP3 player of choice: I use my PSP these days Favourite cartoon character: Gambit hands down, i want explody-cards and a stick Personal Quote: "I'm a firm believe in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule"
So. Today I logged in to deviantart for the first time in a very VERY long time. What's up with the logo?
As expected my message centre was heaving. Mostly deviations, journals etc. As I haven't submitted anything new in approximately since-the-dawn-of-time I only had 7 comments. But what really made me smile was seeing over 2000 mentions.
This isn't a large number to some people I imagine but I was never hugely active or popular so there.
The real reason that this made me happy though is this:
I remember back when I was making emoticons. There was always discussion going on about what form they should take. Can a long-form emoticon be co
I'm writing this journal essentially to let you know that although this account may well seem dead it is very much still active.
Weird right? I barely comment on anything and I haven't made an emoticon in over a year but I still claim this li'l corner of dA to be active? In my defence I DO log in pretty much every day, if you're on my watch list I look at your deviations and journals and whatnot, I don't ignore this place I just don't contribute.
I'm not gonna claim that there's a bunch of emoticons coming your way. I got a new computer recently and I made sure to move the software I use across so I still could make some. I'd quite like to
So, a couple of days ago http://dirtypaintbrush.deviantart.com/art/nosebleed-58007917 was a Daily Deviation. Which is Awesome. As proud as I was of my first DD I was also a li'l bit annoyed that I'd progressed so much since then that it no longer represented my best work. Now I can't have any such complaint :D
I meant to write this journal on the day but I get distracted easily.
Anyways, I wanted to thank synful (https://www.deviantart.com/synful) for featuring it, so thanks! Thanks a lot! :hug:
I think I've replied to pretty much every comment left, that was just about manageable but I simply cannot respond to each individual favourite. If I did the word "thanks" would