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Journal Entry: Thu Jul 1, 2010, 10:33 AM


What's the one deviation you've uploaded that is guaranteed to make you smile with pride whenever you look upon it? Forget favorites or comments or character design or storyline, which deviation do you have online that YOU consider your all-time greatest piece?

For me, I go through my gallery time and time again and I always stop for a moment on this one:
Tia and Nia by Dualmask
It was the last bastion of my former coloring style before I switched to cel-shading, and to this day I'm still really proud of it. I was looking back on it and thinking about some different approaches to coloring that I might just try on my next piece.

What about YOU? You link it and I'll thumb it along with your reasons for being proud of it. I don't care how big this entry gets. Knock yourself out!

Dare to be confident! Believe in yourself and show off your personal best! Anyone can do this, whether you watch me or just happen to be stopping by this page!

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:iconcrestent: Dark Resonance by Crestent
"...it shows how far I've improved since I began drawing 3-4 years ago and the start of my new inking style and use of textured brushes."

:iconncweber: Trisha Drawn in GIMP Alt 2 by NCWeber

:icondub-t: (inks) lakcoo2u's Manthing inks by Dub-T

:iconfishgul69: Lighya sketch 4 by fishgul69

:iconhulkdaddyg: SDL vs Ritualist pg2 by hulkdaddyg
"...I enjoyed drawing them, they were done quickly(for me) and I laugh at my own jokes. I like my palette and the bg work which I usually leave out."

:iconechowing: BotCon 2008 - 14 of 14 by EchoWing
"There's something to be said for meeting one's inspiration and not being embarrassed about how you acted afterwards."

:iconmja42x: He-Man by mja42x

:iconjoemdavis: Sebek COH Cover by JoeMDavis

:iconbluewolfd: 1 Dollar Fight by BlueWolfD
"This page I worked really hard on and took alot of what cheeks-74 and ryanbnjmn had been teaching me about pages and what not. So I felt this was my best page I had ever done for sure.

:iconmontalve: White Shadows, Cha 1 Part 1
Hauptmann Karessa double-checked the guard routes one more time before heading to her office at the aisle. The guards had been doubled for the night after Bishop Maxfel Hedrin announced his visit. She felt anxious about the notorious bishop's sudden appearance. After all this could be her opportunity to impress the top brass of Asmodeus church. Yet this sudden visit worried her. It was not unheard of for the notorious inquisitor to audit the temples' authorities, which included her, but his visit coincided with some disturbing rumors.
Two days before the Bishop's arrival a couple of Karessa's men overheard a woman asking questions about the temple. Her questions and the proximity to the bishop's visit were too close to the mark to be a coincidence. Unfortunately when she sent her men back for the woman she was nowhere to be found.
She had them chastised, of course, but she herself was left with making sure nothing happened while the bishop was around. Earlier she met the man himself an


:iconkillacaravagio:

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girls by killaCaravagio

"this one for me cause i feel like i nailed what i was trying to do with an indie pop feel"

:iconjonkin: Jealous Much? by JonKin
"My favorite fanart that I've ever drawn. It's so different than what I normally do, and I'm proud of the details that I've put into it."

:icondaggerpoint: Fiction: Colored by DaggerPoint
"I like it so much I even have it as a shirt."

:iconbilljersey:

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Bad Reputation by BillJersey

"This piece got my confindence back.
It wasn't like my older stuff. It was better. It was the first piece in a long time I actually enjoyed putting all the time and effort into as well.
I got to feel like an artist again."


:iconrbl-m1a2tanker: (colors) Character - Josie by RBL-M1A2Tanker
"The reason for why I am still very proud of it was it showed how far I had come along over the years, from depth of color, shadows, to coloring style and overall speed.

:iconchildofdumas: Prisoner
Life outside the metal bars no longer mattered to her.
    She watched in silence as the same fools who begged the day before, the week before, and the year before, shouted to the gawkers on the street. They all screamed the same phrase, occasionally in foreign tongues no one understood. She used to be one of them. Her first day in the courtyard found her standing with the other hopeless souls, pleading for someone to believe her.
    Not today. Today, she was scheduled to appear before the city and hear her sentence. Today, those ignorant and seemingly deaf crowds would pass judgment on her, deciding her fate. She could only pray for death.
    One of the windows on the stone building suddenly lost its wooden shade. A man with too little hair and too much food in his stomach leaned out of the window and shouted, "03816, report to your cell until summoned." The wooden shade slammed shut from the inside and silence filled the barred courtyard. Eve

"The tone, style and topic are among the favorite I've ever produced. It's easily some of my best work."

:iconrambo1911: Contract contest submission by raMbo1911

:iconskaramine: Magneto by Skaramine
"Considering that this was completed in a flooding basement with the power out, and it came out looking better than a smeared mass of pulp, this is my most recent piece of pride."

:iconmr-marcus-81: Carolina Nocturne by Mr-Marcus-81
"I'd have to go with this one ... I love this one b/c this was the first time I purposely depicted my OC Diamond/Nikki in a overly sensual yet tasteful manner. I also love how it shows her being a beautiful mix of woman and machine...strong yet still feminine. Plus I like the Carolina/beach theme being from the state of SC as well!"

:iconcdmalcolm: The Swimmer Colored by cdmalcolm

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:iconcdmalcolm:
cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I would have to say this one. [link]
Most of my gallery in Line art. some times in color and that one is my best right now.
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Mr-Marcus-81 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...if I had to pick one, I'd have to go with this one [link] I love this one b/c this was the first time I purposely depicted my OC Diamond/Nikki in a overly sensual yet tasteful manner. I also love how it shows her being a beautiful mix of woman and machine...strong yet still feminine. Plus I like the Carolina/beach theme being from the state of SC as well! :D
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I had a feeling you'd pick that one. It's definitely a strong part of your gallery.
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:iconmr-marcus-81:
Mr-Marcus-81 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks! It's definitely not my best in the technical sense, but I love that particular piece! Thanks for the feature as well! :D
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Considering that this was completed in a flooding basement with the power out, and it came out looking better than a smeared mass of pulp, this is my most recent piece of pride: [link]
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Magneto is awesome. Great shading!
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconrambo1911:
raMbo1911 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

this is one of my best pieces i've done thats i did.

its technically my first pic that i did pencils, inks and colors
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice group shot!
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raMbo1911 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aahah thanx man, it was for a competition, but i didnt win =P

it was fun though :D
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ChildOfDumas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Writer
As a writer, [link]
The tone, style and topic are among the favorite I've ever produced. It's easily some of my best work.

As an "artist", [link]
Prior to this piece, I always looked at something and copied it. This is the first fully unique piece I've ever created and, despite its flaws, I love it.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Since I believe you consider yourself more a writer than an artist, I'll just go with the writing, if that's all right. I'm just trying to keep it one piece per person.
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ChildOfDumas Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Writer
Works for me :w00t:
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, it's still [link] although I'm getting others up there lol.

The reason for why I am still very proud of it was it showed how far I had come along over the years, from depth of color, shadows, to coloring style and overall speed. It's been a huge improvement, and Josie there is one the best example of it that I have.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a really tight coloring job!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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BillJersey Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
For me, its this one: [link]

Its kinda recent and I dunno if you'll added because its a pinup, but this one stands out for me.

Because when I started drawing again this year, I didn't know if I could still do what I used to do. This piece got my confindence back.
It wasn't like my older stuff. It was better. It was the first piece in a long time I actually enjoyed putting all the time and effort into as well.
I got to feel like an artist again.

That may all sound corny, but its true.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's really well done. I'll give it a formal critique when I can safely look at something that's NSFW (i.e., at home).
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:iconbilljersey:
BillJersey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. I'd really appreciate that. :)
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DaggerPoint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do you even have to ask? ;) [link]
I like it so much I even have it as a shirt. [link]
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The shirt's awesome too. Way to advertise. :D
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! It's been a while, how have you been?

No surprise that's the pic you picked. Your whole gallery's quality, but something about that piece just sings.
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DaggerPoint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
*Been
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DaggerPoint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ben fine. My body's telling me I'm old. Had to get my first pair of corrective glasses yesterday. But everything's on the up and up.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well it's good to stay positive at any rate. :)
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JonKin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]


My favorite fanart that I've ever drawn. It's so different than what I normally do, and I'm proud of the details trhat I've put into it.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Added!
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:iconkillacaravagio:
killaCaravagio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
[link] this one for me cause i feel like i nailed wht i was trying to do with an indie pop feel
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Added!
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Montalve Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
its harder for those who write, but i think this one:

[link] [link] (its the same story, just divided in 2 for easy reading)
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Added...I'll have to make time to read them soon. :)
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:iconmontalve:
Montalve Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
arigato :)
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BlueWolfD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
[link]

This page I worked really hard on and took alot of what :iconcheeks-74: and :iconryanbnjmn: had been teaching me about pages and what not. So I felt this was my best page I had ever done for sure. Even if it doesn't have inks and colors lol!
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JoeMDavis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hands down this is my favorite one. [link]
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome cover!
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JoeMDavis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I always liked how I did these [link] [link] [link] I enjoyed drawing them, they were done quickly(for me) and I laugh at my own jokes. I like my palette and the bg work which I usually leave out. It's one of the most complete things in my gallery.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll just pick the one I like best out of the three then. Those were indeed some great pages. :)
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:iconhulkdaddyg:
hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I couldn't pick. There were elements on each page I loved. As :icondub-t: said, it's like choosing from your children.
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's not so much due to pride as a writer or anything, but it is an event which I am immensely proud of.

[link]

There's something to be said for meeting one's inspiration and not being embarrassed about how you acted afterwards.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool too...it's still an accomplishment and a moment you had to take the initiative to create, so it counts in my book. :)
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mja42x Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
For me, I keep coming back to this one: [link]
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fishgul69 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as unfinished as it is (and I dare say, it just might stay that way) I like this one: [link]

I think the fact that homegirl is losing her mind and she's putting make-up on "herself" makes me smile everytime I look at it.
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Dub-T Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I thank I'm most proud of [link] this. It's hard to choose though. Like asking a parent which child they love the most. :lol:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Top notch inking! You should have been doing the funny books full time.
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Dub-T Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Problem is nobody has been taking submission packages for a while now.
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:iconncweber:
NCWeber Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So far, my fave piece of mine is [link] In fact, I have it skinned on my BlackBerry.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're in the house. I've always liked that piece too...very pleasant.
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:iconncweber:
NCWeber Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :nod:
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Crestent Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
My most favorite piece out of my gallery would be the piece I just finished Monday. Because it shows how far I've improved since I began drawing 3-4 years ago and the start of my new inking style and use of textured brushes.

[link]
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