This is my attempt to fill the thing they said creators should fill in to get the badge, and let's face it; I only did this for the badge. I would have put in more effort if there wasn't the problem of the deadline. I don't know when the deadline is and I don't care, I just wanted the badge. The last "birthday"-thing they gave out to let creators fill in was easier to fill in because the lines drawn there were hard and didn't leave any "grey spaces". With this one there were only grey spaces that I had to fill in bit by bit, I gave up early and I put in a lot less effort than I started with. It all became a chore and irritating to complete.
I just wanted it to be finished so that I could get my badge. Don't get me wrong, the image looks fine, but they created it in a way that I had no fucking clue how I would be able to finish it in time if I didn't race it. My span of focus is really slim as well, so while this wasn't bad it wasn't as good as the one for their 16th or 17th birthday in the way of having to color this.
But that's just my opinion.
I'm not happy with the end result actually, I just wish they could take away the deadline for getting the badge. Like you could still have a deadline for the "competition" in who makes the best of something, but when it comes to the badge, there shouldn't be a deadline. Leave it open. I'm a completionist, and if I want a badge but there is a deadline I will put in a lot less effort than I would if there wouldn't be a deadline. Leave the events open
and let creators create their art for the event whenever they want to and give them a badge then even if the "competition" of the event already has been decided.
But that's probably just my unpopular opinion, I just feel like there will be people that think/comment: Uuuurgh, you're just lazy, put some effort in it you lazy fuck! It's not THAT hard!
But I feel like it is hard to be creative and put in a lot of effort if you have a deadline. That's why I never put deadlines on art I create for my gallery, I need my space and I embrace every meaning of the words calm
Also, I noticed that the character representing DA (I think?) was dipped in paint, so I thought: Hm, I can color it in the same color I color the stick figure that represents me then, because I don't know what else to color it in
... And it's an it
to me because I don't see any gender on this character.
Anyways, sorry for ranting, I felt like I needed to get that out of my chest and I'm better now. Goodbye to yall and happy birthday DeviantART!
(Now before I forget, I JUST noticed something rather unsettling about this that I didn't notice while I colored it. The ball of different colors just south-east of the chopped off llama I didn't think of more than just a piece of confetti that had gotten melted together. But NOW I noticed, JUST now after uploading the thing; that's a Furby's head
... I don't like Furbys... And a creepypasta about a Furby wasn't good to listen to to lessen my disapproval of the thing... I am NOT going to color that thing in brown now that I know what it is though, it's going to have to remain what I first thought it was... a ball of confetti