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Blue by SamalaKatal Blue :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 10 2 Silver by SamalaKatal Silver :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 10 0 Copper Plate by SamalaKatal Copper Plate :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 13 0 Salmon and Violet by SamalaKatal Salmon and Violet :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 35 4 Green and Orchid by SamalaKatal Green and Orchid :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 18 5 FFXIV Chibi Commission Set by SamalaKatal FFXIV Chibi Commission Set :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 5 0 Final Fantasy XIV Commission by SamalaKatal Final Fantasy XIV Commission :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 15 0 One Marker Challenge - Rainbow Series by SamalaKatal One Marker Challenge - Rainbow Series :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 11 0 Pluto by SamalaKatal Pluto :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 14 0 Uranus and Neptune by SamalaKatal Uranus and Neptune :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 24 0 Saturn by SamalaKatal Saturn :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 27 0 Jupiter by SamalaKatal Jupiter :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 12 0 Mars by SamalaKatal Mars :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 28 4 Earth by SamalaKatal Earth :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 26 2 Venus by SamalaKatal Venus :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 31 6 Mercury by SamalaKatal Mercury :iconsamalakatal:SamalaKatal 22 13
I go through spurts of drawing, plushie making, and painting, so this could either show a mixture of mediums or only one preference at any given moment.

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Kyouka Izumi SSR card by Kyomillk Kyouka Izumi SSR card :iconkyomillk:Kyomillk 3 0 Young girl !!!  For sale . by DinuStefanLucian Young girl !!! For sale . :icondinustefanlucian:DinuStefanLucian 12 7 Untitled 27 by Taiya001 Untitled 27 :icontaiya001:Taiya001 7 5 Kouta and Eri by Luliq Kouta and Eri :iconluliq:Luliq 18 0 this must be the other side by EintoeRn this must be the other side :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 67 0 [OC] Kindy Atlas by bcMinnie [OC] Kindy Atlas :iconbcminnie:bcMinnie 4 0 Finley - So Sleepy by x-Cute-Kitty-x Finley - So Sleepy :iconx-cute-kitty-x:x-Cute-Kitty-x 39 1 Bearded Dragons got a new home by xXenayx Bearded Dragons got a new home :iconxxenayx:xXenayx 3 0 Moisakula winter 240 by MASYON Moisakula winter 240 :iconmasyon:MASYON 6 0 Just a sexy leg by Rena-Cicle Just a sexy leg :iconrena-cicle:Rena-Cicle 3 3 Frizzy hair don't care  by Lulubunny96 Frizzy hair don't care :iconlulubunny96:Lulubunny96 2 2 Noche calida by BrightMoon2094 Noche calida :iconbrightmoon2094:BrightMoon2094 9 0 | O.Collab | . : Christmas : . by LuciusSama | O.Collab | . : Christmas : . :iconluciussama:LuciusSama 10 2 015 by haytoseishin 015 :iconhaytoseishin:haytoseishin 2 1 Sakura - gift by UminoAoi Sakura - gift :iconuminoaoi:UminoAoi 10 2 Dragonfly by agnes-cecile Dragonfly :iconagnes-cecile:agnes-cecile 2,678 67


At the beginning of 2018 my goal was to acquire 50 new watchers by the end of the year. This was ambitious, as over the nine years prior I'd only acquired 200. Now I was trying to get a quarter of that in roughly a tenth of the time.
After a few months, it became clear that I was going to somehow reach that goal. I hesitantly raised the goal to one hundred, fearing I was aiming too high, that my art wasn't good enough to draw in that many, and that I would end the year disappointed.
I just received my 165th watcher this year.
Thank you all so much. I'm utterly thrilled and can't wait to share art experiences with you all in the new year. :heart:
Inktober AND Huevember, back to back, not a single date missed or cheated on. 
Thank the sun.
(Thank you all for dealing with me during this time. I'm plum tuckered out drawing-wise and have sewing commissions, so you've all earned a well-deserved break from my Samala and Gabriel nonsense.)
Inktober begins in less than three hours. 
Get ready for two months of chibi overload.
I know it's not a huge deal, but I just hit 50 000 pageviews and I'm very excited about it. :D Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far!
Okie-dokie, then, proper status!
The other day, June 22nd, was my 10 year anniversary on DeviantART. I've been actively using the site the whole time, not taking a few years off (though I'd of course never grudge anyone for that), and as such it's been a pretty big part of my life during this time. 
This site has helped me improve as an artist, both as a creator and as an appreciator. The tutorials and just works of other artists have taught me so much more than I would have learned trying to go it alone, and while I feel like I should be farther along by now, I certainly recognize that I've made some major progress. Not only for art, either: I've made some fantastic friends on this site that I've been talking to for the better part of a decade now, and they've also helped me mature as a person. I was 14 when I started, which meant I had a lot of growing up to do - and still do. 
As for the more technical aspects, over the past ten years I've accumulated roughly 45 500 pageviews (12 per day, though for the past year it's been closer to 30/day), 272 watchers (73 of which are from this year alone - and I appreciate every single one of you! <3), 860 llamas, and thousands of favourites that I use as inspiration and reference - all of them pieces of art I likely never would have seen without the site. 
So thank you, everyone, for hanging around no matter how long you've been with me on this journey, whether you started watching last month or ten full years ago. I sincerely hope that the site is around for another 10 years so I can see how much more we improve together. :D
(And that is the most sentiment I'll be able to produce for the next three months.)


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"An egotistical seamstress with strong affiliation to spiders? OF COURSE IT'S ME!" -in reference to the Arachne story from mythology


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Felidae-u Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
     Thank you so much for the fav! Heart Bullet 
     Love your artwork, btw.
WeeverWolf Featured By Owner 7 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
SamalaKatal Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
VladoArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for adding my art to your collection!
SamalaKatal Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
AFlowerNamedZinnia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you for that fav you done there!
SamalaKatal Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
StarsDEN Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
Hi! Thank you for the fav!
Have a good day ^v^
SamalaKatal Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! You, too. :aww:
EleganceOfNight Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thankyou for the favourite! :blowkiss:
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