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Thank you, Thailand!
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Published: June 6, 2018
Had forgotten to upload this one in here. Back in 2016 I had an issue with a publisher that took one of my illustrations from here in DA and used it as a backcover for a run of 3000 books, they didn't pay for the usage rights of course, so we went to court. Finally it got solved and I got compensated! This was my thanks to everyone who supported me back in the day.  A big portion of the support came from the Thai community, which inspired me to do this painting :D I think it quite falls short on showcasing the dimension of my gratitude, but if you still are curious about the process, here is where: www.artstation.com/artwork/zyQ…
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Vaporeon249's avatar
Ugh, does that ever blow. You need to post your artwork online to get clients in this day and age, but still some talentless piece of **** comes along with Photoshop and just enough skills to remove a watermark, and then makes the profit off of all your hard work! And you do incredible work!

You have made the representation of Thailand to be a powerful yet protective presence towards a adoring Mexico. It's cute, and it's a clear message.
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nell-fallcard|Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Penstray|Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous artwork with a wonderful message, love the fact that it blends two different cultures and symbolises unity among people, regardless of nationality, race & Co. The garuda looks so powerful and menacing, yet at the same time majestic, calm and protective of the Mexican girl dressed in folk clothes. And last but not least I'm impressed not only by the Thai people's support, but also by your grateful reaction to this. Really warms my heart to know there still are so many awesome people out there, faith in humanity restored.
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nell-fallcard|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Is the least I could have done, they restored my faith in humanity with their amazing support <3 
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Penstray|Student Digital Artist
Yeah, know what you mean about having your faith restored in humanity, especially since I feel we're similar in some of our opinions after following you, your works and your opinions for years now (especially the recently debate of an artist's work being criticised by a well-known author and the resulting artists' rebellion against that writer) It does feel amazing to know there are people out there who fight the good fight, while still keeping a level head and not transforming everything into crusades.
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nell-fallcard|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, that one of the writer was quite stressing because the illustrator community relies heavily in how other illustrators perceive them, so  they will pick the side of whomever they think will benefit their careers even if blatantly in the wrong (at the worst), or just say nothing and distance themselves of the persona non grata until everything cools down (at best). It was quite a hit to have the realization if I wanted to remain in the community I'd have to deal with this type of personality, so I had to make a choice. Now I keep doing art, but my social interaction has been outsourced to groups of people who are still different but are more into critical thinking and less into tribalism. So far is working wonderfully! 
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Garuda hates art theft
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nell-fallcard|Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! :D
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DragonSnake9989|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing artwork! :)
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Red Birds are my favourite!
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