In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, October 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @DanKendi
Compelling compositions, whimsical use of lighting, and the perfect wisp of hair are what you can expect when you wander into the gallery of @DanKendi. A member of DeviantArt for over 14 years, his gallery is a documentation of his evolution into a true master. Beyond being a talented artist, he is also incredibly kind and can often be found sharing tips and constructive feedback. Members like @DanKendi help keep the DeviantArt community vibrant, and we are overjoyed to award him with Deviousness for October 2022.
Hello everybody ! My name is Daniel, mostly known as DanKendi here in DeviantArt!
I'm from Brazil and have always loved art since I was a child. I’m a professional digital illustrator and concept artist at Envar Studios! I have a pleasure to work with a lot of super talented artists! I'm also a streamer as part of the DeviantArt Collective!
I always liked drawing and painting manga characters from the shows I watched as a child. So when I was searching references online for things to draw I found DeviantArt and I was overwhelmed by all the beautiful art I found here and started loving digital painting which was a new thing I never knew existed by that time ! I was so excited the first time I got my hands on a drawing tablet so I could finally paint digitally and post all my progress here on DeviantArt ! And that was the start of my journey here!
Even though art has always been my passion, I wasn't sure I wanted it as a profession for my life, that's why I went in another direction and got a degree in architecture.
Only after getting my degree things start going in the direction of arts. I started having a better income from art than in architecture. So I finally decided to migrate into a full time artist working on commission and live-streaming on Twitch helping my viewers with art tips!
Not too long after that, I had a happy surprise from DeviantArt to sponsor my streams and be a part of the Collective! I then got invited to be a member of Envar Studio to work full-time and I was also super happy because I've always admired all their work ! I am now working on projects from Riot games for Envar and that's a thing I never imagined myself being able to do. Now here I am making a living out of art and I'm so thankful for everything that's been happening to me in the recent years !
@DanKendi is a very bright and easygoing person, so attentive to all his viewers. I am very glad I got to know such a wonderful person! I started watching him on Twitch a few years ago and now we are in the DeviantArt Collective together! Thank you so much Dan for giving positivity with your creativity! :3 - @Dzikawa
@DanKendi's work is so exciting - so many amazing characters and such fun with lighting and composition. There's always such a lovely sense of depth and form in his work, bringing the fantastical right to your eyes. It's also super fun that his gallery is so archival with work back all the way to 2008. So neat to see such a wonderful development of style and mastery. Congrats @DanKendi!! ♥ - @AdorkaStock
The first time I met @DanKendi I thought we had an acquaintance because it felt like we were already friends for years. Even though we might not share the same first language, Dan has always been so kind and responsive whenever we chat. Not only sweet person, Dan is also an amazing artist. He's always willing to give feedback on drawings, paint-overs, or explain how he renders hair and skin so perfectly. I'm so thrilled that @DanKendi is receiving this Deviousness Award! He's an exceptional artist who I am glad to call a friend - @kloir
Dan's use of colors, lighting and dynamic compositions never fail to blow me away! I absolutely love studying the subtle shifts in hues he hides in the shadows and the clever placements of the vibrant accent colors. - @TheOneWithBear
Congratulations to @DanKendi !
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Last time I updated the precedent journal, I said this person had a total of six accounts, yes, six accounts to steal art, complimenting themselves, and pretending to be "a group of friends that together do very cool anime art" (of characters they don't even know, had to say that); man was I wrong.
This person, at the time of writing this, and I'm sure I will need to update it again in the future, has NINE accounts, YES, NINE ACCOUNTS to steal art, quite the work if you ask me, with all that time spent in doing that they could have actually started to learn art, but no of course not, "why learn art when I can steal it?" said no one ever, and now I'm going to explain to you why I'm 99.99% sure they are all the same person.
Now, which one even are the accounts I'm talking about? I'll list here all the ones I could find so far: -@Animeart790 -@AnimeArt791 -@animeart792 -@animeart793 -@artistman809 -@animecool78 -@kidool75 -@Zackwhite6 -@anim46
Now, I'll show here all my reasons on why I'm this sure this art thief has nine accounts.
Let's start with the most obvious part, their names, most of them are either almost identical or extremely similar to one another, almost all their names are anime or art related: -@Animeart790 -@AnimeArt791 -@animeart792 -@animeart793 -@artistman809 -@animecool78 -@anim46 besides for some exception: -@kidool75 -@Zackwhite6
Going on the second point, their "about" informations they all share:
If you put your finger or hand over their names you wouldn't even tell them apart, as if they were the same person, spoiler: it's because they are.
Third point, the type of art they steal, let's take a quick look at their gallery, luckily most of their accounts are still empty somehow:
As you can see, the type of art they steal are super plain anime school girls with some albinos and pink haired ones, it happens rarely they stole fanart about anime boys.
Fourth point, their favourites, no matter what deviation it is you can always find all these accounts faving each other and commenting on how much they all are the original artists of that fanart, they aren't even good at lying smh.
Last point, their bad grammar and descriptions.
Let's take a look at this stolen fanart, mainly to the description now shall we: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/A-maiden-house-926113213
"Sorry for not uploading a anime artwork of mines hope you like the anime artwork. it take so long to make this anime lighting in poses for the anime character I made. that's why I didn't uploaded because I was making a artwork. I will make more anime later time to time in the future hope you say safe out people. you want to make a hololive characters comment down below. Are keep up with my anime artwork ❤️ see more on the other artwork I will make. My anime characters is Amy in venti"
Now, what's wrong with this description exactly? Everything, actually: -Grammar and lexical errors, there are a lot of repetitions of the same words, mainly "my anime artwork", as if they are trying to convince you they did it instead of the original artist lmao.
-No credits of the software whatsoever, this person is convinced art grow on trees, if they were the original artist why didn't they say the software they used and how much time it took to make it? I'll tell you why, 'cause they didn't, they have no clue how art is made but they are trying real hard to fool you, pretty poorly.
-No credits of their other social medias whatsoever, do you think an artist this talented wouldn't have a Patreon, Fiverr, YouTube or Ko-fi account to support themselves already? They didn't credit those because they have no idea who the original artist is and what even are these platforms to begin with.
Let's check another one of their description, this one is of another of their alt account: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart790/art/Anime-girl-playing-on-iPad-924194244
"hope you like the anime artwork background by: me pillow art by: John book artwork by: Tim anime girl artwork by: Jerry hair artwork by: me eye artwork by: Zack white clothes work by: me color work by: Zack white cup work by: Jerry arm work by: Tim How many hours it takes is: it's me about 5 to 10 minutes to take alot of people to help me out on this artwork ❤️ hope you like the anime work. we can't find people to a anime shoes so we that draw because of that"
I think this person confused 2D art with 3D here, also, who the heck are even supposed to be these people? No credits of their social medias? Nothing? Just the most random and generic English names in the planet randomly listed there? Is this person trying to bring their imaginative friends to life or something? Besides, when two or more people work together on a drawing it's called "Collab", but of course this person doesn't know this because they know nothing about art in general.
Again, no credits to any software, time or other social medias.
I would have loved to show you how they deleted most of my comments where I credited the original artists, told them what they were doing is wrong and asked them to stop, but on that you need to trust on my words, which I know isn't really a lot and I apology for tha. However, if you check this repost and look at the deleted replies of the comments, I can assure you that's me crediting the original artist, those people can confirm that for you if you ask: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/Amy-having-a-hot-day-925678101
I'm gonna link this one as well because it's funny: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart790/art/ANIME-girl-having-a-panic-922563212
"ANIME girl having a panic" gurl I would also "have a panic" if my art get stolen like that.
The only thing I can do now is to leave all the originals linked next to their repost, so even if they delete my comments again they are saved here, go report these reposts and tel them to stop, it's ridiculous. Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart790/art/Anime-girl-holding-a-water-bottle-921976129 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/76270603
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart790/art/ANIME-girl-having-a-panic-922563212 Original: https://foundation.app/@minncn/minncn-girl/1 (the actual original link was a Twitter one, but the original author deleted it, here you can find the high quality version of this art and the credit to the original artist❤️)
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart790/art/Anime-girl-eating-a-cupcake-artwork-923906965 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/76534085 https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1069944237641228289
It's the second Vocaloid fanart they reposted and they don't even know who these characters ... how sad.
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/Amy-having-a-hot-day-925678101 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/69663298 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it:https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/925678101/5006713003
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/devil-girl-in-a-dark-house-925814313 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/89368599 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/925814313/5005536366
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/A-maiden-house-926113213 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/65124873 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/926113213/5006712880
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/Anime-captain-girl-926954225 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/73450291 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/926954225/5006713671
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/zackwhite6/art/The-girl-of-sword-927121658 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/63135025 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/927121658/5006713219 and https://www.deviantart.com/comments/4/80751406/5006714172
It was also credited by AnimeDBZGokuMUI, same story for his comment, if it gives you an error it means "Zack" deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/927121658/5008917929
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/artistman809/art/Anime-party-art-922033486 Original: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/95701329 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/922033486/5006545948
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart792/art/Anime-demon-girl-lock-away-924279778 Original: https://twitter.com/Sukuroneko/status/1421509775347445761?s=20 Credited in this comment as well, if it gives you an error it means this person deleted it: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/924279778/5006520705
Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart792/art/Anime-boy-goddess-the-4-artwork-924362495 Original: not found, you need to help me out with that. Repost: https://www.deviantart.com/animeart792/art/Pixel-artwork-924645450 Original: not found, you need to help me out with that.
Special thanks goes to these people who also either credited the original artists or told them to stop stealing, your collaboration hasn't gone unnoticed ❤️: -@AnthonyLiberty -@ChickenRamenArt -@ProductionMenagerie -@AnimeDBZGokuMUI
So kids, what did we learn with this today? 1. Don't steal art, 2. DON'T delete MY comments when I credit the original artists of the pieces you stole.
This journal took more time than usual to write, I wrote this while contacting all their watchers and people who faved their reposts, so now they can all go support the real artists or just stop supporting this fake, I'll update it in the future with the new profiles this person will open and the stolen art they will repost.
Sharing this journal either in your profile, in art groups or under the reposts of these accounts can really help a lot, I'll do that as well right after publishing this (besides for the last one 😂). If you want you can still check the original journals I did about them before realizing they were the same person, tho they are outdated compared to this one:
Please do not go harass this person, they are most likely just a kid and I'm wondering what they are doing online to begin with. If you are an artist please take your time to read these journals as well:
If you want to support me. ^^
This is all for now, have a nice rest of your day/night and remember to stay hydrated! 🦓🦄🌸💫✨
That's right, folks! It's been 9 years now since I've been part of DeviantArt! Even though I didn't officially become active on the site until February 2015, September 29, 2013 was the day I first logged in. I know I'm a day late, but I had a busy day yesterday with my life skills Program and slightly grieving over the passing of Coolio. Sorry.
Anyway, it's hard to believe I've been part of this "amazing" site for almost a whole decade now. So much has happened during that time. I originally created this account just to stay in touch with a couple of real-life friends of mine. But once I started to become active, I've been uploading random stuff, finding other RL friends, meeting a lot of cool and interesting users, seeing drama occur in some areas (I of course stay out of those because they're not my business), and adding a lot of stuff to my favorites. For the first few years, I was regularly on DA a few days a week. But since 2020, right after COVID started and around the time Eclipse permanently took over the site, I've been on DA practically every day and adding a lot of stuff to my favorites like crazy. I view that as both a good and bad thing. Good because it's gotten me a lot more attention; I managed to gain 300 watchers and over 90,000 page views! But bad because I feel like this habit has been taking over 1/4 of my life in the past 2 years. Maybe I should make my New Year's resolution to shorten the amount of time I use DA.
Well, despite that last part, I have managed to accomplish a few things since my last anniversary journal. For one thing, I've gotten a little better with traditional drawing, though still don't consider myself that great at it. (I'll let you guys be the judges: https://www.deviantart.com/animetrain027/gallery/74228798/drawings ) Another thing is that I've gotten better at using Source Filmmaker (SFM), but still haven't quite figured out how to make animation with it. Hopefully, I can make at least one of those before 2022 ends and finally get around to trying the free 3D software tool Blender, and maybe create something special for my 10th anniversary next year (assuming I'll still be on DA by then). And lastly, I've gotten the hang of writing official scripts and screenplays, which is something I've dreaming of doing for a long time, and I hope at least one of my works will get made into something like a short film in the future.
...That's about I can think of to say.
Now to give shout-outs to the following (in no particular order)
And finally, to my 300+ followers, I just want to say
Btw, I apologize for sounding kind of needy, but if you haven't already, please be sure to check out my YouTube channels (they could use some recognition)
My default channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhX9Dph8W5tg9s_PrfIA_Q
My film channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhX9Dph8W5tg9s_PrfIA_Q
My gaming channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCozVNUYR7-VwJqLHYNJEqmw
You can also follow me on Twitter if you want, even though I rarely use that account nowadays other than to browse around and occasionally message a few friends of mine: https://twitter.com/JordanCTrainor1
Okay, that's about it now. I will conclude this journal with a song that's gotten a lot of people pumped for the upcoming Sonic Frontiers (which releases just two days before my birthday believe it or not ):
So, I woke up this morning to ppl congratulating me on being a "Daily Deviation" (*TBH, I had to google what that meant). And then I cried, because, wow/huh/what... So before I joined DA (* ugh, I don't mean this to sound like I joined cult)
Before I started posting to DA I, um, really didn't believe in myself... I liked to doodle and scribble about, but then I fully tried to teach myself to draw... & I'm still learning... But that's not my point. . . My point is: This platform and community have really shifted me around personally and emotionally... Y'all have very positively & very radically shifted the way I see myself and my future... I'm gonna shut up soon, but I just want to let y'all know that I have a favorite part of my day that I never had in my life before, and that is creating and sharing my weird imagination with all of you.
Gratitude, Love, and Hugs (*From a distance), -RD