Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Professional Grace LiuFemale/United States Group :iconbonuscamel: BonusCamel
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 753 Deviations 4,119 Comments 235,127 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Kia and Buba by Nightblue-art Kia and Buba :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 308 6 Sweet Ride by Nightblue-art Sweet Ride :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 143 7 Moth Warrior by Nightblue-art Moth Warrior :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 239 4 Opposites by Nightblue-art Opposites :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 206 5 Hammond by Nightblue-art Hammond :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 117 11 Joe Mad Batman Exclusive Cover Coloring by Nightblue-art Joe Mad Batman Exclusive Cover Coloring :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 1,788 49 Blue and Amber by Nightblue-art Blue and Amber :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 242 21 Mask of Mimicry by Nightblue-art Mask of Mimicry :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 135 2 Darkmire Moonkin by Nightblue-art Darkmire Moonkin :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 245 11 Starving Crab by Nightblue-art Starving Crab :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 274 9 Llian, the Kindler by Nightblue-art Llian, the Kindler :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 287 20 Beneath the Waves - Garden of Buried Hopes by Nightblue-art Beneath the Waves - Garden of Buried Hopes :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 280 7 Beneath the Waves - House of Murky Visions by Nightblue-art Beneath the Waves - House of Murky Visions :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 655 17 Shadow's Kiss Illustration by Nightblue-art
Mature content
Shadow's Kiss Illustration :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 160 2
Pumpkin House by Nightblue-art Pumpkin House :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 235 10 Rei - Breath of Fire 3 fan art by Nightblue-art Rei - Breath of Fire 3 fan art :iconnightblue-art:Nightblue-art 170 5

Favourites

Daily Paint 1971# Teahistoric - Tearex by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 1971# Teahistoric - Tearex :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 7,264 241 Floaty by Finchwing Floaty :iconfinchwing:Finchwing 5,299 122 Delivery Mech by JohnSu Delivery Mech :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,134 45 Halfne Miku Studio by JohnSu Halfne Miku Studio :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 29,139 2,573 Exercise 48 Results: Painting Blood Step by Step by CGCookie Exercise 48 Results: Painting Blood Step by Step :iconcgcookie:CGCookie 16,355 178 Facial Reference: The Nose by CGCookie Facial Reference: The Nose :iconcgcookie:CGCookie 33,142 609 Adventuresouls by JasonChanArt Adventuresouls :iconjasonchanart:JasonChanArt 18,337 535 Vraska, Scheming Gorgon - Magic the Gathering by 88grzes Vraska, Scheming Gorgon - Magic the Gathering :icon88grzes:88grzes 5,982 151 Tomoko by Naschi Tomoko :iconnaschi:Naschi 5,898 217 Symmetra (Overwatch) Halloween Skin by chirun Symmetra (Overwatch) Halloween Skin :iconchirun:chirun 12,309 0 Links to ALL tutorials from JULY and AUGUST 2017 by EtheringtonBrothers Links to ALL tutorials from JULY and AUGUST 2017 :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 166 3 How to draw BREAKING SHATTERING GLASS tutorial by EtheringtonBrothers How to draw BREAKING SHATTERING GLASS tutorial :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 823 20 Take this ! by Niking Take this ! :iconniking:Niking 479 10 Forbidden Memories by kawacy Forbidden Memories :iconkawacy:kawacy 16,768 555 Inseparable by kawacy Inseparable :iconkawacy:kawacy 6,712 98 WONDER by RobotCatArt WONDER :iconrobotcatart:RobotCatArt 5,889 454

Groups

Activity


Kia and Buba
sketch night speed doodle for facebook's character design challenge group topic.
Loading...
Sweet Ride
Done for Character Design Challenge's theme, "candy people".

Her world is way the heck better than my world, that's for sure.
Loading...
Moth Warrior
Doodle from tonight's hangout. did a quickie for the insect warrior theme from Character Design Challenge.
Loading...
Hammond
Saw the teaser this morning and if this little guy is real, he shall become my new main in Overwatch!
Loading...
Like many other late 20/early 30's peeps, I did not yet have a solid sense of human mortality when I heard the terrible news.  Kevin K Griffith, a friend, coworker, and fellow artist who was barely older than me was diagnosed with a rare and devastating form of cancer.  It seemed almost improbable for someone who was so fit, happy, and full-of-life to suddenly be facing death.  I read his and his wife's optimistic, touching, funny, and heart-breaking journals as they navigated through physical pains, emotional hurdles, medical procedures, and crazy insurance roadblocks.  I put logic aside and believed that somehow things still might work out fine.

I was high on Jet lag and beer when I checked my facebook, late last year.  The news of Kevin's passing hit me like a hammer to the face.

I thought about the time he sneaked me into a company learning event when I was just a nervous noob waiting for my interview.  I thought about the jokes we shared at sketch groups, the rapidly improving drawings he was making, the kindhearted relationship advice he gave to another friend even as he was dealing with some of the heaviest stuff one can imagine.  I thought about how happy he looked with his equally brave wife in their recent wedding pictures.  I thought about how young he was, just hitting his prime.  Yet he was almost doomed from the start.  There are a lot of great awareness and funding surrounding some of the more common diseases.  For a patient suffering from a rare disease, the lack of funding and researches often mean there is no cure.  It can be monumentally difficult to even figure out what options there may be.

When Kevin was battling cancer, a grass-root movement started thanks to a few good friends who founded a non-profit organization, Gamers for Good.  They began planning for a fan art book for Kevin, filled with nods to his favorite games.  Painters, photographers, sculptors, costume makers... all kinds of artists, friends or strangers, began to contribute.  Thanks to all the effort, Gamers for Good was able to put the book together and present it to Kevin in his final months.  It is their hope, and mine, that the book can carry on to have even more meanings.  Maybe it can become part of Kevin's legacy, a continuation of his giving spirit.  Maybe it will help many more people.

To learn more about Kevin's story, and to help with cancer research fundings, please check out the indiegogo page below:

igg.me/at/gamerforlife/x/56889…

Thank you for your time!

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconshadoweclipex:
ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Happy Birthday,
From all of us to you!!~
We wish it was our Birthday
So we could party too!!~
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
Reply
:icontape-city:
Tape-City Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
happy bday :)
Reply
:icontigerdude51087:
TigerDude51087 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Happy Birthday!
Reply
:icondykroon-chan:
dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Happy birthday =)
Reply
:iconthelordshiranui:
TheLordshiranui Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Happy Birthday!
Reply
:iconguardianmajor:
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
Reply
:iconqube-core:
Qube-Core Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
I really hope you had a great day!
Everything good for your future!
birthday cake Birthday cake  icon Happy Birthday Godliek :D Hat Kid Dance Emoticon 
Reply
:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
Reply
:iconsailormoonfangirl:
SailorMoonFanGirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Professional Artist
happy birthday :) :hug:
Reply
:iconbluephoenixdown:
BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
Reply
Add a Comment: