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Dragons based on stories by you
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SH: It's Impolite to Stare by karimuffin SH: It's Impolite to Stare :iconkarimuffin:karimuffin 8 8 SH: Thanks For Putting Up With Me by karimuffin SH: Thanks For Putting Up With Me :iconkarimuffin:karimuffin 9 6 CRC: Night Gods by Luscielle CRC: Night Gods :iconluscielle:Luscielle 9 1 SH Gala Attire by karimuffin SH Gala Attire :iconkarimuffin:karimuffin 19 14 SH Flowers and Fluff by karimuffin SH Flowers and Fluff :iconkarimuffin:karimuffin 16 12 Daily Paint 1629. Ancient Greecko by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 1629. Ancient Greecko :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,666 80 Wondering in sunrise by Istrandar Wondering in sunrise :iconistrandar:Istrandar 173 32 Snow White's Apple by LeafyArts Snow White's Apple :iconleafyarts:LeafyArts 14 0 Axel by ulv-f Axel :iconulv-f:ulv-f 162 29 Chocobros by Black-Chimaera Chocobros :iconblack-chimaera:Black-Chimaera 156 16 No hand can contain me (more updates) by NERD-that-DRAWS No hand can contain me (more updates) :iconnerd-that-draws:NERD-that-DRAWS 76 18 Summer by LeafyArts Summer :iconleafyarts:LeafyArts 1 0 Rot the fox by Jedni Rot the fox :iconjedni:Jedni 12 2 Delmar - Reference sheet by YouAreNowIncognito Delmar - Reference sheet :iconyouarenowincognito:YouAreNowIncognito 53 4 Daily Paint 1570. Rockatoo by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 1570. Rockatoo :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 3,126 66 Anthro Ferris Wheel by Viergacht Anthro Ferris Wheel :iconviergacht:Viergacht 111 32

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Critiquing as part of Weekly Commenting at ProjectComment :iconprojectcomment: I really like the scared and shocked expression here. It drew me to check o...


Critiquing as part of Weekly Commenting at ProjectComment :iconprojectcomment: I really like the richness of this piece. The curtains, the bedding, and th...

by 1o113r

One of the first things that struck me about this work was the color pallette. The way the dragon picks up colors from the sky and back...

by Hantari

I think you did an excellent job developing a very unique idea. I love the textures on the leaves and the bark and the arching pose. It...

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Rachel Gratis
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Yes! Remembered to upgrade Core and Super Group in time this year! 😂
Hello, everyone!

Last year, my update was pretty sobering. At that point, I was unable to use my hand and feeling pretty down. I wouldn't say I'm back to normal, but after months of physical therapy, I can at least say that making art is possible again.

It's not perfect. I have to do daily exercises and icing to keep the problems at bay. And I need to be really careful not to overtax it. Not certain if more can be done. I maxed out PT on my insurance last year, so it's not like continuous treatment is an option.  I will touch base with my doctor again when I see her.

The year 2018 has been a lot better than 2017 was. 2017 had the distinction of being the year of my first anxiety attacks (low grade shaking, but still frightening), the year of extremely poor health, and the year of sky-high stress. I made a conscious choice to be more self aware and socially focused in 2018. But after spending a year away from art and trying to do more community activities, I can't say that I feel more fulfilled or happier.  Loneliness is something that continues to dampen my spirits. And I recognize that part of that is not really connecting with likeminded people. A lot of time on Facebook does not equate to real connection, especially when all you do is scroll memes for hours per day 

I've come to the conclusion that 2019 should be a return to things that feel more ME, whatever those things turn out to be, and a turn away from mindless surfing.

So, how fare you, friends? What have you learned or explored in recent years?

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Any sort of pleasant comments are welcome, including thanks for llamas and favorites. :heart:

Nasty comments will probably be hidden. -_-

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maxtranart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for faving  :D
i am glad you like them :hug:
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Black-Chimaera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :la:
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LegendaryNayla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the llama!!!!! :D (Big Grin)

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Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the watch/+fav/llama,

If you like my art and animations please check out my other channels in these links:

My Videos - www.youtube.com/user/79Louise
My News - twitter.com/Loutheanimator
My Blog - louisetheanimator.tumblr.com
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craftsbyblue Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the fave! 
Thank You (7) 
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Foxboy614 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama. :)
Now I shall give you one. :)
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Foxboy614 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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IamNoHere Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Thank you for faving and the comment:)

ps: Your dragons are more and more awesome!:thumbsup:
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indyana Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and thank you! :)
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