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Lois van Baarle
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ghost
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crown
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france 04
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france 03
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france 02
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france 01
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lustrous
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stretch
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fizz
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beachy vibes
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ghost
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Wandering
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Under the fog
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The Road to Tomorrow
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Guarding
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just a lily bit
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leaf it be
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Pirate queen
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October 11, 1985
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Deviant for 16 years
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If you've visited DeviantArt in the last decade years, chances are good that you've seen loish's artwork. loish has been an inspirational member of the DeviantArt community for 13 years, during which she has become one of the most recognizable artists on the site. Her signature style is varied yet distinct, as she features women of different sizes, shapes, and colors in her artwork. And true to her cause of inspiring artists of all skill levels, her older deviations prove her dedication to the arts, displaying the types of extravagant improvements one can make over 13 years of practicing and perfecting one's style. Soaking up feedback and tips from her fellow deviants, Loish was able to sharpen her digital painting abilities and turn her into the artist she is today.

In addition to her tremendous artistry, loish is a source of light for the community as well. Eager to maintain an open dialogue with her watchers, loish has helped many other artists grow and develop their styles with encouragement and support. And by providing valuable resources to the community in the form of brush sets and tutorials, she has guaranteed the growth of her fellow deviants.
Awarded Dec 2016
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hey deviantart friends :] as you can see I still update here with my art, but I'm not able to keep up with all of the messages that I get, especially the notes! I'm active on so many platforms so I have to draw the line with notes/DMs/etc! so if you want to contact me, please use my e-mail address listed above! oh and if you want to see more frequent posts, you gotta follow me on instagram - http://instagram.com/loisvb are you guys still active here on dA? how often do you check in?
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Rest in peace, Odile
This week has brought some tragic and shocking news. Odile van der Stap, otherwise known as Jumei (https://www.deviantart.com/jumei), is sadly no longer with us. She passed away last Saturday. I will not share the details of how or why. I believe this is the task of her close loved ones and family, who are still in a process of grieving their loss. I know that a lot of people appreciated her beautiful art, and that she has a lot of followers here on DeviantArt - people who loved her work but also who talked with her and even made friends with her here. This was how I met her. I was an admirer of her work, and we started talking to each other through notes, and eventually
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THE KICKSTARTER IS LIVE! fund the creation of my new artbook, The Sketchbook of Loish, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022149620/the-sketchbook-of-loish-art-in-progress
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Leafy-Akiko|Professional General Artist
I've been a huge fan of your work for years and have both of your books, I'm really hoping you visit the UK (Around the Manchester/Liverpool area) for a panel or something in the future, I'd love to have the chance to meet you and thank you for creating so many inspiring works! :heart: Another thing I love is that you've been using DeviantART for such a long time, so many people over the years have dropped it but I'm glad you stayed here ;v; Even if it's only every few months!
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thank you! i would never leave deviantart :) it's the first 'social media' type platform i joined to post art on! i will probably visit the UK at some point, since my publisher is there. keep an eye on my instagram, i'll post it there if/when it happens! 
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Nicolelover|Student Traditional Artist
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happy DA B-day :3 MenInASuitcase Day128 - Happy Birthday Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1]
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Hello Loish! I've seen you at DA, Instagram and Tumblr and never saw that you have Patreon, Ko-Fi or something alike.
I wonder why... You'd earn a lot of money there. 0_o
I've seen your Inktober post about "Expensive" and you wrote that you're building a house... I think you'll be able to get enough donations from your fans to make your house somehow cheaper for you. Eeven by doing nothing because you are hella popular! (though your commissions are closed for a few years for now).
I am sorry for such a comment, I think you know a lot more about self-promotion and earning money, than I do and you have your reasons not to have patreon or ko-fi... Sweating a little... 
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aw, that's kind of you! I just feel like I already get so much support from people when they buy my prints or books. I also do a lot of client work. I am thinking of toning down the client work and spending more time on personal art in the future, in which case a ko-fi or patreon might help fill the gaps a bit - so I will keep it in mind. but for now, i feel like i'm getting enough support :) 
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Kalyandra|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, 16 years later and look at you now. ;)
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yes. i'm a dinosaur, still roaming the internet after all these years :') 
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