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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 8:05 PM

Looking to commission someone for journal/gallery skins or profile design/CSS?

I do not take commissions anymore (and also do not plan to ever open commissions, sorry! :ohnoes:), so here is a handy list of some great folks you can check out for commissions instead: :la:

Updated 8/14/16

:star: Journal/Gallery Skins

:star: Profile CSS (Custom boxes and widgets)

:star: Other

If you'd like to be added to this list, please feel free to comment below. :)

Skin by SimplySilent

The things I will do for a badge...

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 2:55 AM

My DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Nothing, apparently, is too much if it gets me an exclusive bundle of pixels tacked onto my profile.

How long have you been on DeviantArt?
3 years and 8 months!

What does your username mean?
My parents named me SimplySilent. :B Really, they did.

Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate. Innovative. Rational.

Are you left or right handed?

What was your first deviation?
It's probably sitting in my gallery somewhere (or maybe buried in my scraps), but I hope it never sees the light of day.

What is your favourite type of art to create?
I used to enjoy creating digital art the most, but now I'm moving more towards water colors and cosplay (sewing).

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I would love to be able to master abstract/surreal digital art. Something like this, basically:
Drowning Under The Milky Way by NanoMortis
I can't get enough of this kind of art.

What was your first favourite?
Huh, apparently my first favorites were tutorials. Here's the first of them:
Tutorial 11 Outward Appearance by AquaSixio

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Digital art, like the one above, and photography.

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
NanoMortis, the artist of the digital piece above. :XD:

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Celvas, first and foremost. But some others I would love to meet in person include: rainylake SavageFrog Astrikos ginkgografix Aphicrys PizzaPotatoNBacon bradleysays LabLayers Schwannie Lawli-Art TheGalleryOfEve Stygma ManboobLover69 (Chrysisi :XD:)

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I can reminisce forever, but I'll keep it short with just Celvas, who is one of the most fascinating people I know. 

BIFF - Best Internet Friends Forever by Celvas :huggle:

And for old time's sake, those of you who have been around long enough may remember this:
<da:thumb id="431167985"/>
I ship it

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Used to just be my tablet and Photoshop. Now I spend quality time wrestling my sewing machine.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Quiet places or art studios.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
When this was a thing:
Celvas Agented by Celvas Miontre Monocled by Celvas Simply Bow Tied by Celvas
That's (from left to right) Celvas, miontre, and me, the CSS groupies. :P I think we even had a spiffy group name, though I can't recall it at the moment. :confused:

Skin by SimplySilent

Got Tagged x.x

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Warning for a tag journal. If you don't care, just move along. :P

Usually, I'm a bad sport and don't do tags, but for novelty's sake, I will this time. But, I'll pick and choose the questions I answer because I'm just that much of a bad sport. :giggle:

Got tagged by Mana-Ramp-Matoran:

1. Favorite cereal?
Something called "Heart to Heart", I think? It's basically Cheerios with heart-shaped pieces along with the normal donut-shaped pieces, but somehow it tastes so much better. I discovered it at Cornell, and it now sits at #1 on my list of favorite cereals. :XD:

3. You're stuck on a Pacific Island, Cast Away style, but the cargo plane you were on that crashed was full of novelty items...What totally useless but amusing thing would you want to have with you?
Rubik's Cube!

4. How would you feel about switching gender for a week(not gonna ask what you do, we all know the answer to that question :roll:)?
I've always wondered what it would be like to be a boy. My tiny five-foot-tall self would also greatly enjoy being taller, even if it only lasts a week.

5. What is one art form you wish you could be better at that isn't the one that is your main focus now?
Everything, haha. Art in general hasn't been my main focus for about a year now, as my empty submission record shows. I'd like to be better at everything, obviously, but not enough that I'm willing to invest the time needed, these days.

6. How do you feel about me eluding to masturbation in question 4? :XD:

7. If you could create your own original theme for Lego(meaning not a licensed theme like Star War, Minecraft, Simpsons), what would it be?
Despite how incredibly unhelpful and useless it would be for building, I would want... spherical legos. Don't ask me how it would work. I just want spherical legos for the lolz.

8. Favorite appliance in your house?
The toaster holds a special place in my heart.

9. Least favorite country in the world?
North Korea.

13. Soup or Salad?

And also tagged by astarayel:

What book have you read more than 3 times?
Let's see, several of the Harry Potter books and probably 1984 by George Orwell.

What is your favorite food?
Dumplings. So delicious.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Time traveling.

Which city/country is on the top of your travel list?
Deutschland, but traveling is so incredibly out of my budget at the moment.

What is your favorite artistic style?
Mildly abstract art

What period of time would you most like to visit?
100 years in the future, just to see what kind of technology they have.

Do you have any tattoos? Of what?
Nope, and I'll probably never get one. Too afraid of getting something I'd later regret. :P

Where did you meet your best friend?
At school in fourth grade. :D

What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
I must try to suppress the memories of terrible movies, because I can't think of any now even though I'm positive I've seen some incredibly horrible movies. Hmmm..

Planes, trains, or automobiles?
Planes! Flying is fun.

What is your favorite song?
Currently Mine by Kim Jaejoong

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Profile Directory Updated!

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 5:52 PM

Hey all! New updates were made to my profile directory that may be of interest to those who have purchased one:

  • Custom column layout: You can now make 3, 4, 5, etc. columns for the main buttons and fill your directory with buttons to your heart's content.
  • Long buttons: Within the column layout, you can pick specific buttons to fill the entire directory
  • Font Styling: Fonts can now be italic, bold, or letter-spaced
  • Google Fonts should now work in the preview, so you can see exactly how the fonts will appear on your page.

Basically, you can now make weird layouts like so:

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 5.34.31 PM by SimplySilent

Website: Profile Directory Creator
On Deviantart:
Make a Profile Directory v.4 (Updated!) by SimplySilent

If you guys have any other suggestions, please send them my way! I know people have been asking about adding images to the buttons, and I'm currently working on that one. Any other suggestions, however, are most welcome. :aww:

Skin by SimplySilent

So, next week, I'll be flying back from NY just in time to frantically finish last-minute cosplay and then head off to FanimeCon. I don't know anyone else who's going to the con, so I thought I might as well ask here.

(...Anyone? Plz, I don't want to be alone. :P)

Any info about con experiences in general would be lovely to hear. Fanime will actually be my first real con, as the only other "con" I've been to was a small event at my college that attracted about 100 people (which is miniscule compared to Fanime's 25,000). I'm a bit lost about what to expect from such a large con, as well as my first time actually cosplaying, so tips or advice would be lovely. :thumbsup:

In case anyone actually is going to FanimeCon, my cosplay lineup is:

Misa Amane from Death Note
Petra Ral and/or Isabel Magnolia from Attack on Titan (I like the dead ones, sorry :B)
Chihiro from Spirited Away

For those who were wondering where I've been for the last few months, the answer is school. I'll probably post with more updates and plans regarding dA after FanimeCon, when things will finally settle down. Still, I know people have been trying to contact me about journal CSS, group stuff, etc., so if there's anything you need to talk to me about, I'll get to you if you reply here.

Skin by SimplySilent

DeviantART Compliments #141

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 5:55 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!

:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondacompliments: :iconflyingheartsplz:

I don't know if you'll see this or not Rose but your art is truly amazing and has improved so much! You have always been so kind and have given great feedback. I know this isn't too ling but I still hope you have a wonderful day. <3

Wow... It's been a while since we met.. and all I can say is I love you and I'm so happy we met <3 You are an amazing artist.. An amazing person.. You are beautiful okay? xD.. There is so so much more I could type but it would take a while.. So let me shorten it down a bit~
You are one of the kindest people I know.. Anyone would be lucky too have you as a friend !!.. Sure some people may hate you, And it took me a while too realise this, But not everyone can love you.. But that's okay ! because you know enough kind people too make it worth while, I'm sorry for everything I've ever done too hurt you.. But we can put that all in the past right?, Well anyway if we can, Thank you so much, And stay fabulous Hugger~<3

Netty14, I know you're going through a hard time right now, but keep your chin up! Your art is beautiful, full of personality and life! Don't stop making art; it would disappoint a lot of people. Stay awesome, and don't be so blue. ;)

Khool-KhatZ is an inspiring source of light in the community. Their energetic nature is spontaneous as well as infectious. A great artist and an even greater friend, KhatZ is a great listener and really knows how to make others laugh. It's been a pleasure and an honor to have met this deviant, and I hope that she realizes how amazing and inspiring she is both with her artwork and with her caring, gentle, sweet nature. Stay awesome, KhatZ!

lowporygon is super rad

Dear Bunnillusion,
You've helped me out and I'm here now to return the favor! Like I said before, just keep on writing that fabulous poetry of yours and you'll be the best! (Remember, if you think I'm good at it now, know that I wrote some really bad poetry when I first started! You're already on a good start, keep it up!)
Love, miistical

Hey! So I just wanna thank this guy -> SmurfyCarl-42 cause he really appreciates me at everything even we don't know each other at personal. *Hihi* Well, Advance Merry Christmas Carl, Goodluck for your journey and I know this is not a goodbye message. You're such a good friend. Lots of Concern, JEC

 That's why you are so beautiful then, like the roses you eat. Your strength is inspiring and I hope you believe me when I say that your existence makes the world a better place to be in. I love you deeply and no matter what life will bring us, you will always have a loving sister in me. Stay wonderful sweetie. :heart:
So you change your username, I write a compliment to celebrate! You already know I'm a silly butt.

I've never told you this, since I haven't known you that long, but you are my senpai. I look up to you in every way possible! I wish I was as awesome as you, truly. You've helped me a lot, even though we're not overly close. I'm leaving this anonymously, but you can guess who I am. But I bet you never will.
The underdog who looks up to you~

Scootlink has always been the coolest of the cool people and i can't think of anyone cooler than you scootlink :D
- Scootlink aka mister R

Nichrysalis is a fantastic writer, and friend.  I am so lucky to have found you, Nic.  You have become not only a large part of my life, but a large source of happiness in it.  I always want to be your friend, I hope you feel the same about me.

My compliments goes to JenFruzz and ScarletWarmth .
Two persons with a huge soul .. always disponible to help the comunity .
The both have a amazing gallery ... very professional stuff .
Thanks to be here and do all the best for the comunity !
All the best  !!! :huggle: :heart:

This is for my amazing best friend Cierrakahana <--Hana~ :heart:
She's totally awesome and has never let me down once before; and she's just one of those people who you can count on all the time. Seriously. ;u; She's one of my very best friends ever and I'm so happy to know her--not to mention she's a FANTASTIC artist. I mean, she's improved so much over the past couple of years I've known her it's astonishing, and she's just a flat out amazing friend to have in my life >w< She's talented, sweet, and just-
Gaaah I love you Hana .u. I hope we stay friends forever~
You know who it's from, but in case you couldn't tell-
Love, Black-Bolt-Ponies (Bre!:dummy:) :heart:

chromeantennae is a truly wonderful deviant who goes out of his way to encourage new deviants to join in with the community. He's been a wonderful friend since we crossed paths and I still enjoy reading his wordplay-filled, dizzyingly wonderful poetry as much as I did when I first came across it.

LadyBitterblue has a warm, lovely style of writing and writes some very thoughtful and helpful comments. She's a lovely deviant and her writing is evocative, atmospheric and a wonderful read.

To LadyMurasaki1,
Thank you for being so sweet and being so dedicated to encourage other deviants' work. You're awesome! Your works are so amazing, keep it up! :huggle:

It's been so long since we chatted hnnng. Maneodra is the person I met at this rp group chat. Ever since then I've enjoyed rp'ing with her characters. They are all so adorable and I miss rp'ing with them hnnng. ; A ; )/ Sorry for not being able to still reply on our rps. I'm hoping I can get a better net so I can access google drive hnng. Lots of love and Advance Merry Christmas! -Caeruu

Dear JaegerPony , you are a truly amazing person who has helped out so many people reach their goals and aims.
You are somebody who I - and many others - look up to with sparkling eyes waiting to steal your OC's scarf. I don't talk to you very much, but the times I have, you've been nothing but nice - even when I was being... y'know... an annoying dumbo.
So yeah, somepony like you deserves something special (Even if you do like Apple Jack). And I just want to let you know, you are the most generous, honest and kindest person I have ever met... ever!
Happy Compliments, love from, anon~ c:

To EStories , your comics always bring a smile to my face, and, I can say they brought me back in to the MLP fandom.
When I say this, I'm sure many ponies will agree, your really kind to everyone of your watchers and fans, even taking in our views - even if it's not something you like or want to do. Keep up the good work ES, and... brohoof! /)

Dear Va1ly your art is so sweet and always brings a smile - or a giggle - to my face. Keep up the "urr" work curly! ^^
Urr ururur *You rock!

You're such an amazing artist!!! You have been one of my best inspirations since the day we first talked c: I LOVE YOU!!

Girl, you are AMAZING. YOUR ART IS JUST SOOOO AWESOME!!! I wish I can draw like you!! Thanks for coming across my life c: *hug*

dollsichor is such a great and funny and beautiful person and also a great artist

loeneo starIinq cutebug13 RizzyPXD
You guys are really good friends and I love you all ouo Thank you so much for being there for me, you guys are amazing individuals!
I wouldn't trade you guys for the world <3
Stay awesome!!

cpalamara is a kind and suportive person. Just a day ago he left me a random comment that greatly cheered me up, even if we don't talk very often. You are very nice. Keep being awesome!

lydia-san, you are such a kind deviant. :) I'm sorry if real life isn't going so well, but take your time, because that's more important than the internet, anyway. Just know that, over this computer screen, I feel blessed to know you. Sending love your way, girl!

Mitchie, you are such a sweet friend, you are absolutely amazing and you have been there for me when I'm sad or just need a friend! We always seem to be extremely random, and sometimes I wonder why we aren't comedians! Love ya, girl! -Kay (From xKreativeKlaws)

Thank you for being here for me, Emma! You are so amazing and awesome, I wanna be supeeeeeeeeeeeeer best friends for a long time!~ Keep being you! :3 -
Kay (From xKreativeKlaws)

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dúppa da ka'zu
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SonsationalCreations, AvisWing and Tuna2222
you guys are the best. 'nuff said. like i can't even
i have lost my ability to even
have a nice day or whatever
how do i be nice
-this is obviously the martian i mean who else would be so hopeless but yeah bye

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DeviantART Compliments #140

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:03 AM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!

:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondacompliments: :iconflyingheartsplz:

You're a wonderful person, and I love you a lot. :heart:
A friend.

You're so sweet, and it comes out in your pretty artwork! I'm so proud of you, getting through your difficulties, and coming out stronger than before!
I'm so happy you're my friend, because you're a great person!

You are an amazing friend and artist. I cannot put it into words. Your art style is absolutely gorgeous and you're such a kind person :heart:
I'm sorry you had to deal with that person a while ago, but I think it's over now.
I'm always here to talk to you if you need me. I hope we stay friends for a long time :love:
From Enttesi. :)

Lissomer is a poet with wide range of motives, and a great community spirit that is only enough to visit her profile and become richer with emotions and beautiful verses that will be stucked in your head for hours ♡

MiaowKat SnowKitsuneXD affriolante MissKirkland15 Gemiri
You guys are wonderful friends and awesome senpais! I know it's only been a short while but you guys mean the world to me! <3 I honestly never thought I'd meet the most amazing people online! Stay awesome, bros! ;)

Bae, let start off bye saying how much I love you. :heart: Ever since we met, you've given me a whole new look on the world, and I couldn't thank you enough.  Without you, I don't think I'd be able to be the wacky, silly, and strong(not physically! XD) person I am.  I know to be who I am, and to try to and see the greater side of everything, no matter how things can be.  You're pretty much my everything, and I hope we can meet in real life someday.  You're a fabulous gal with a beautiful smile and a golden heart.  Don't ever change from who you are, and if you eer need helpor someone to talk to, just know you can always note me. :hug: Now, let me sing something for you over the internet: //ahem//
:sing: My universe will never be the same. I'm glad you came... I'm glad you came! :sing:
:heart: Love you til the end of time! :heart:

SoloCrimson is amazing equal as friend and artist: her strong spirit and sense of humor makes this whole community a much better place :)

pianorei !! Your art is too amazing for me to even comprehend! Honestly, I'm glad I clicked that "Random Deviant" button, I found myself a senpai! So yeah, I uh, pretty much worship you in secret. You're fabulous. okay bye

to SapphyBlue
Does awesome pony work and awesome otp's!

Kat you light up my life like nobody else ((Shameless 1D joke)) I love your art and you've come a long way in both your art and our friendship. I love hanging out with you more each day and when I can't see you for a while I miss your silly energy and your funniness. You are my best friend and I hope we never ever drift apart and that I'll be with you for many years to come. You are my best friend, someone I can truly be myself around. I hope the same for you. Noodley Appendages :3

She's always there with a comment to put a smile on your face or at least give you that strange uplifting feeling. There would always be that exchange of comments that you fear might disturb someone with it's length, but you'll have fun with it anyway. She is AMAZING at digital art too and I'm inspired by her a lot! Not to mention how sweet she is! She'll be quite the optimistic one when some are probably eating ice cream frantically and it's comforting when she's around! I haven't known you for long, but I love you so much and I hope we'll stick around for a while, even if it's just through electricity, computers, keyboards, and the Internet!

you're really cool
and we've been bffls forever liek totally go away forever and never come back jkjk
and i mean like, you're the only person in the world who is actually like, you know? XD lolz nvm
i think you should check your DA more often but anyway
woop you rock! :DDDDDDD

You are the spindle I weave my tales around. Tales that would have rotted away in tangles at the back end of my wandering mind.
You are the breeze that carries me on. Strong enough to ride to endings too bitter, and gentle enough to whistle a laugh in humor.
You are the brush on my canvas. Giving colors to the grey, painting scenes of beauty that take my breath away.
You are my best friend. One I meet everyday, but miss terribly. One who makes me cry, then grin sheepishly.
Thank you. For the words and prose, for the smiles and laughs, for the tears and the shoulder to shed them on. And for all the love you have given me.
Thank you so much, :iconbffplz:.

You are my best friend here on Deviantart, probably one of the best I've ever had. The few times I'm to the breaking point, you pull me back to sanity, or what I actually have of it! ;) You not only put up with my annoying, energetic self, you love me for it. Thank you.

You're just. One amazing person. You know how to love a person, comfort a person, and just be an overall amazing friend. I'll never forget what had happened, and I don't regret any of it. I just want to say, that no matter what I still love you to death.
Short and simple, hun. :heart:

My dear chromeantennae, my dear Ricky -
You have a heart of pure gold and you inspire people every single day. You always give to others and have something sweet to say. I wish you the best in all your endeavors. We love all that you do! <3

I just wanna say that you are a super fun friend! :la: You make good art and you make a very good friend too. Continue being like that, oke? :meow:

Dear LadyBitterblue
I love you so much. You are the most beautiful person I have ever met; both inside and out. Every day I look forward to speaking to you. I feel I can always count on you for cheering me up, and I wish to do the same for you. :) Keep being amazing, sweetie.
You're the kindest person in the whole wide world and the bestest friend I've ever had.
Thank you for being in my life. <3

I still can't get over how amazing you are. It's hard to forget it all and forget you, man. The improvements in you artwork, the great personality, everything. Sometimes I hate to say it but I can't regret it, but you're still the best person that has ever come into my life. I always regret what we say to each other in a fight, and even when I refuse to talk, I hope to make up. It could be in the next day, next week. Even in the next month. It has happened. No matter what though, I will still love you. You mean the world to me.
I love you, girly.

I love deviantart!!

To kamillyanna
Dear Kami, you have no idea what you have done to me. Sweetie, you're one of those whom made me ship OCs, something I haven't done ever. Anyway, Kami I want to say those things to you;
Kami, I know we don't know each other but I would love to, I would love to get to know the amazing person who created the cutest OC I have seen in a very while. I'm very very very shy when it comes to talk to people, and I really want to talk to not just about your amazing art, but talk about everything else, like friends do. So this is just a simple thing Im gonna say;
Kami, thank you for existing and I wish to be your friend one day <33
Best Regards,

Dear Mel, I cannot express how much of a awesome person you're and how much I wanna to know you more, as a friend.
You're awesome and I wish we could talk more often
Best Regards,

Don't let stress get you down! :huggle: We're here for you, you can make it! Just keep your chin up, it's easier to see the stars that way. <3

Just wanted to shout out to the lovely Naamba who has been supporting me through our mutual 100 Themes Challenges.  Naa, just knowing you're out there reading, commenting and plowing through your own struggles helps me fire up my own creativity even on the hard days!  Thanks for everything you do, and good luck as you continue your journey!   :heart:  fernknits

Well... You're such a great friend to me, there are honestly not enough words to describe how great you are.
 You were my first ever friend on here - along with my first ever watcher here on deviantart!
At times, I felt like giving up on this site, and just leave it all behind - you were there for me - to help me be happy again and simply just support me - like a "sister" should - to help me get through whatever difficulties I was going through:')
Well, that's all I'm going to say for now~
Love Maya~ xxx

Toetag001 is a really cool deviant. She's a good friend and kept me going through the hard times, even when I was sure I'd given up. She's always there when you need her, and I'm honored to know her. she's good at writing, too. Her writings give off such a passionate vibe, you can tell she worked hard on them. I hope this can make her smile! Tag, you're awesome, cute, funny, and pretty good looking (XD) I hope you never forget how great you are.

Annie-bellie is my favorite of them all - she's my nugget and even though sometimes our friendship goes on hiatus because of schedules or distances or different schools and junk we always seem to be able to pick up right where we left off. She'll always be my nugget, even when shit happens. She's so funny and intelligent and just generally a good person and fun to be around. She's always been my artistic role-model and even though I'm older (and taller) than her I've always looked up to her!! Not lame super awesome cool kid so go spam her with puns because she deserves them .

Thankyou oOMegurineLukaOo for being such a good friend! From DatGirlYouKnow

Hey gurllllll I just wanted to say you're an amazing artist and one of my best friends you mean so much to me like you have no idea <3
((Lol I'm not good with words ;v;))
Now guess who this is >:3

vatisti - Your my world babe. I love you soo much and its hard to explain how much I really do. The thought of losing you kills me inside. You might think your imperfections are so horrid but to me they make you who you are. I love everything about you, I honestly do.
Love, your Alex (aka A-shatered-heart)

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3000 Watchers Raffle Winners!

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:32 AM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:
The winners are:

1 Year Premium Membership

1 Free Custom Journal or 2 Free Premium Content Resources

Thank you to all who participated, and I hope you have a great new year. :la:

Many thanks to all 3000+ of you for your support! :huggle: I like to do a little something for my watchers every once in a while, so here's what's going down this time.

Gift Raffle

There will be a total of three winners.

  • (1 Gift) 1 Year Premium Membership
    PM will be given through DA's Give One, Get One promotion. You can receive the membership yourself or ask it to be given to a friend.
  • (2 Gifts) 1 Free Custom Journal or 2 Free Premium Content Resources
    Premium Content Resources include anything in my gallery that is pay-to-use, including the CSS creators/Make Your Own Profile Widgets and any non-free gallery skins. This gift is only an option for Premium Members.

How To Join

All you have to do is be a watcher and fav this journal.

Non-Premium Members will only be added into the raffle for the first prize (since they cannot use CSS), while Premium Members will be automatically entered into both.

Three random numbers will be selected from the fav list to determine the winners.

Deadline: December 31st
Winners Notified: January 1st

  • Personal Updates:
    Just some personal updates since I've been off DA for a few months now. First semester at Cornell is now over, and I flew back home to warm California a few days ago.It's definitely wonderful being able to relax at home, but I think I already miss school. Despite how hectic it was at times, life at Cornell so far has been fantastic. Ate loads of good food. Made some awesome friends. Learned to ice skate. Pwned my web design class (A+ :icontuzkiyesplz:). Shopped in NYC. Worked for a few startups. Saw some real snow for the first time in my life. And met this really hawt CS TA. :eyes:

  • DA Updates:
    Anyways, I plan to be back on track with DA groups and such in a few days. Commissions are unfortunately unlikely to be opening up until (maybe) summer time, but I will be working on my website during break to fix up some widgets.

:iconflyingheartsplz: Once again, thank you to all my watchers! :iconflyingheartsplz:
Your continued support gives me warm and fluffy feelings. :giggle:

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The Results!

Apologies for the ridiculously late posting, but here are the results of our first group Switch Around Meme collaboration! We had 50+participants, 150+ individual artworks, and a whole bunch of fantastic final pieces, so make sure to take a look. :la:

Thank you to all the participants, all our helper line-art and coloring artists, as well as the admins who helped me manage this event. :huggle: This collaboration event was met with a great deal of enthusiasm, so we will likely have more (better-organized) collab events in the future. :dummy:

These compilations were arbitrarily split up into sets of ten, just so that there wouldn't be one giant file:

Part 1s by SimplySilent
1. aevrynn
2. SimplySilent
3. SerenadeNoire

1. Divergence0
2.  Yeri-tan
3. Sylvae00

1. Cuineth
2.  ALAvidere
3. Prussianess

1. SimplySilent
2. Prussianess
3.  Anonymyth

1. Cyphirxus
2. Sylvae00
3. izumichan37

1. Meekochan
2. Felizias
3. Dianamisu feat-outsider

1. Pro-kun
2. Cuineth
3. blunote18-mezmorized

1. Chromalav
2. Hypoflyse
3. Divergence0

1. Sylvae00
2. Cyphirxus
3. Bernuviel

1. xXjollynekoXx
2. Hafun
3. aevrynn

Part 2s by SimplySilent
1. izumichan37
2. Divergence0
3. Hafun

1. DreamDrifter91
2. LittleWoodlouse
3. KnifeInToaster

1. Hypoflyse
2. izumichan37
3. feat-outsider

1. Dianamisu
2. Coldfinger008
3. SimplySilent

1. SerenadeNoire
2. Chromalav
3. K-wuet

1. KnifeInToaster
2. Psycadela
3. HT107

1. Falonian
2. xXjollynekoXx
3. ALAvidere

1. StarsDEN
2. ciao-7
3. Pro-kun

1. Psycadela
2. Bernuviel
3. Meekochan

1. Mtn-Man
2. K-wuet
3. Chromalav

Part 3s by SimplySilent
1. ALAvidere
2. SerenadeNoire
3. CrispyLettuce

1. LittleWoodlouse
2. CrispyLettuce
3. DonutDespair

1. CrispyLettuce
2. DreamDrifter91
3. Malla123

1. Prussianess
2. Dianamisu
3. Cuineth

1. Guardiavoir
2.   Malla123
3. LittleWoodlouse

1. feat-outsider
2.  JinxedTarotCard
3. Ape-the-Impaler

1. JinxedTarotCard
2. VivaFariy
3. Cyphirxus

1. VivaFariy
2.  feat-outsider
3. Saskle

1. DonutDespair
2. yasminload63
3. Elizabuffy

1. Yeri-tan
2. aevrynn
3. yasminload63

Part 4s by SimplySilent
1. AdMacART
2.  Ape-the-Impaler
3. Coldfinger008

1. yasminload63
2. DonutDespair
3. JinxedTarotCard

1. Hafun
2. Falonian
3. ciao-7

1. Malla123
2. HT107
3. DreamDrifter91

1. Bernuviel
2. Meekochan
3. vegi92

1. Ape-the-Impaler
3. Hypoflyse

1. K-wuet…
2. vegi92
3. Chromalav

1. Anonymyth
2. LonelyZoner
3.  Falonian

1. vegi92
2. Elizabuffy
3. Psycadela

1. Saskle
2. Shhburd
3. Guardiavoir

Part 5s by SimplySilent
1. ciao-7
2. Chromalav
3.  feat-outsider

1. blunote18-mezmorized
3. AdMacART

1. Elizabuffy
2. yasminload63
3. StarsDEN

1. Elizabuffy
2. Guardiavoir
3. LonelyZoner

1. LonelyZoner
2.  AdMacART
3. CatBreath

WIP Pieces

Please note that only completed pieces were compiled and displayed above. The following artworks are still in the WIP stage because they are waiting to be colored. A new journal will be out tomorrow to finish these up.

Geminine-nyan -- Sketch
Coldfinger008 -- Sketch
Felizias -- Sketch
HT107 -- Sketch
Mtn-Man -- Lineart
Pro-kun -- Lineart
Saskle -- Lineart
blunote18-mezmorized -- Lineart

Missing Artwork?

If your artwork is not in either the compilations above or the list of WIP pieces, please send us a note with a link to your artwork.

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DeviantART Compliments #131

Sun Sep 7, 2014, 8:08 AM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!

:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondacompliments: :iconflyingheartsplz:

Dear EcoStark,
It's been about 2 years since we started watching each other (which is crazy, considering how we've been friends so long), and I'm so very glad that I found you on dA through Sarah. Just- Oh my gosh. I remember how when we first were friends, we didn't have much to talk about. But over this past year, we began to become close. And once I got into OFF, we were really able to discuss more than we used to. I don't regret anything at this point.
But, I just wanted you to know that you're a wonderful friend, even if you might not feel that way. You mean so much to me now... Everyday, I look forward to talking with you, even if it's just for a little bit. (I'm being so honest right now. uvu) Please know that I'll always be here for you if you need me. I hope and wish the best for you, mi amiga. Stay awesome.
PS: Your art style is so cute. uwu Please draw more when you can.

AzumiSaku,you are amazing! You are a very nice and talented person,and those doodles that you are drawing are so beautiful! I love you!

  Tracy is a positive force in a big way here on DA. She has come to my attention not only when I have been down but when lots of others are in need also. She is quick to compliment others and shows her caring nature over and over. Everything about Tracy is uplifting and wonderful and I am so glad I met her.

Zero-Zivan you are my best friend, you've been so kind to me ever since we met, you're actually the first friend I ever made online! Thank you so much for the continuous supprt you give me.
MykeGreywolf we've only recently become friends but I'm so happy we've met. You really made me happy when you drew my oc without any warning (the print is hanging up in my room and I love it) you've been helping me out with my art lately and I'm glad you like my art so much. Thank you very much for the tips and pointers
And to both of you, thank you for being my two biggest commissioners, you two have really been helping me out and I've almost reached my goal for Comic Con! You guys are amazing.

Adoro tu arte Suwaboo . Siempre he sido y seré un gran admirador tuyo, como has sido mi idol mas grande. Saludos Vicxtor .

You have the most amazing artwork ever and I really can't believe you haven't gone to art school or anything; you don't get enough credit for your brilliant drawings!

You're also an equally beautiful friend. (: You're the first person who I put my trust in completely in, what, half an hour of talking?

Honestly, you don't get enough credit for both your art and your personality. <333

spadiekitchenqueen is the most amazing stunning pretty little lady I have ever met : 3 She helps a lotof lotof  people with getting over our problems, always making small gifts and sending them out to make us laugh and smile.  Thank you Spadie, for your kind words, and hugs, and gifts and love <3

I'd like to thank Tallon90 for being so helpful! We have talked a lot, and I really like those times haha when I can talk about things (with a guy x3) I could never be able to otherwise xDD and after all these I'm not sure I'll be able to meet him without blushing : D

You've been an awesome friend for so long! Even with you're raised commissions, I still try and get all the art I can from you. I've always liked your art and to this day, take after it. Even stealing you're terms and conditions once in awhile :3. Thanks for all you do for this dog.

Scutterland You have been a great friend and inspiration, always supporting me and saying the loveliest things :love: thank you for helping to make deviantART the wonderful place it is!

RainbowCupcakeFactor , I love you, as a friend of course, Your extremely nice, and I just wanna give you a hug!

Hey there! c:
Seriously girl, you mean a lot to me. You are so kind and sweet to me when I just am rude or upset. You try and cheer me up even thought I may not be there for you all the time, you still care to wait for me and etc. <33
Just remember I'm always here if you need me if you're angry or sad. I'll be there for you
Your #1 fan 8D

BlousliciousYukito is the best blouse buddy ever >v< Her artwork is colorful and the colors always look so nice together. Her art is so cute OwO She's super nice and very awesome :3
~From your blouse buddy forever!

Hey girl, I don't know if you'll see this but if you do, I just wanted you to know a few things.
1: You're super sweet, kind and beautiful
2: Your art is so amazing like seriously talk about talented
3: I'm here for you
I'll make sure to keep the sharks away while you're inactive <3

Love from Cyber <3

Hey bae, you're amazing <3
Idc what you say your art is super cute, you're super cute, just everything about you is super cute
You know how there's usually the good twin and bad twin? Well, considering we're so alike, you're the good twin.
So yeah, don't think you're anything less than amazing c:
From Cyburr

Nixhil, and AlchemistKitsune,
I want to say that you guys a filppin' awesome, and just the best thing that might have happened to me when I moved. I had been really shy before I joined DA for the second time, and I was really scared. But my friends had told me about a group called The-Warriors-Guild she said it was okay and that i might like it and so I tired and made Settingkit. I made her really based off of me. Shy and scared of pretty much the world. I hadn't drawn on the computer with out a base in a while and she was the first time I had tried in a while. And because of you guys and the guild I've seen myself get better at art. And actual start talking to people and joking around. And you guys help me try and get better at art. So I want to say thank you guys, and really your both awesome.

I want to thank Tajii-chan for being one of my biggest inspirations since I started out on dA, for many shweet memories, and for being one of the nicest and most wonderful persons to talk to. :heart: She is one of the persons that make me feel "at home" here on dA. :'D
luff you! <3

Your usual space swing. :eyes: :dummy: :star:

This is to my amazing homies that I know would stick by me if I ever needed help. You guys are amazing artist, friends, and people. If it wasn't for you guys, I may not have been the person I am now. :hug: So thanks to AngryEmo, Paradox-pony, Blooxi, Hithere180, OmNomStegosaurus, TheSaturnianWildcat, TheLonePuppeteer, bIoodbath, SketchyNix, destinydestroyer99, wasthatanorder, HerobrineisMINE, Flandrensis-of-Artic, ElfOfTheWillows, and DragonfaireCupcake (AKA, this Laser Goose's mom. ^^)
Love all you guys, you're all so amazing, and I hope you guys feel the same~ marqimoo, with lurv! :heart:

to PikaJoey
Hey Joey! ;w;
aaaa just wanted to say how much I friggin love you anndddd I was to lazy to comment on your profile soo I'm saying so here! ;v;
wait them how did I manage to do this...
oh well
Joey I really
really love you and yeh

Amy!! You are such an inspiration to me, I just want to give you flowers and
make honest banana fairies throw that at you <33
Not to mention that you are super duper sweet like sugar cookies
I can't believe that I was about to make friends with you, I always looked up to you since I started deviantART. I would of cried like a little baby if you quit, because I wasn't ready for you to leave.
Something about you makes me believe in myself to be more open about my art and not feel insecure about them. I really hope you have a bright future ahead of you, and more's to make me have a better day!

To mah bestie oathy~! :D
Dear Oathy,
Oh my God words cannot describe how much I love you with all my heart~! :love: You've been a very very sweet friend of mine and we'll be by each other's side no matter the cause is ;w; We've been through hell in our lives but we never fight or argue but we do have our own differences but we always settle them properly and we've come to accept our differences and always have the best of times with each other on Skype and text messaging. I'm happy to get calls, msgs and even text msgs and I've always loved that you spam your msgs because you always make me laugh so much but I love it because it shows you really care and trust me with the moments in your life you've shared with me and I've come to know you so deeply it is almost as if God has chosen us to be best friends and I simply cannot wait to meet you however way whether you're gonna visit me or I'm gonna visit you. And we always wonder if I had never met Nise we would never meet but THANK GOD WE DID! :D Thank God me and her met and thank God we have met~! We've become the bestest buddies and have formed a bestie trio! I love love you both soooo much. God sure did bless us to be best friends and we shall never part and will be soul sistahs foreverrr! (⌒▽⌒)☆ I am so eternally thankful for all you done for me. You've helped so much through the rough times I've been having and always spending time with me to make feel better as well~ You've done so much for me I just don't know how to repay it all for you. However I will somehow repay it all if you're gonna come visit me. I will definitely treat you like royalty like you are! Through the eyes of God you are his princess and loves you more than you can possibly imagine~!<333333 I love you so much baby sis~! I will always be forever your best friend and soul sister<3 May God Bless you and your family:heart:
Your soul sister and bestie,

To my wonderful bestie Nise~ <3 ヾ( ̄ー ̄(≧ω≦*)ゝ
Dear Lioncub120,
You are wonderful, sweet, funny, crazy, amazing, and caring and I love everything about you~! <3 You're like a sweet little sister God has sent me even though we live apart across the country. But regardless! I will make the effort to work hard and making sure I will be making a trip to Florida to see you and Oathy and we will have a ball together~! :'D you're the bestest friend I could ever ask for and don't you doubt yourself that you're not because you are~! I am so glad I met you through that group we used to be in and we left that group with a happy friendship we still have~! I miss spending time with you and maybe we will be able to spend some time together whenever we're not busy with school and stuff but it's okay~! We will be patient because the best comes to those who wait~ uwu Keep kicking marshmallow tooshie in school and keep on drawing because I love your drawings and you're an amazing artist too~! :D Just keep practicing and don't stress out too much because that's what we all go through, we make mistakes all the time and we are not perfect because we're made to be perfect. You are already loved honey~! Loved by families, friends, God and everyone else in the heavens above~! I love you so much and will always be your bestest bestie and spiritual sissy too! May God bless you, your friends, and family forever and ever~! I love youuu~!
Love ,
Your soul sistah and bestie,

Saint-Pandora is a really nice deviant. I met her a month ago, and she's brightened my life ever since. Her personality is bright and colorful, and she's nice to almost everyone. Pandora, I can't really get the guts up to ask you face to face, but I really, really like you. <3

HiddenLeafDragon is a cool dude.

YuRiMiKkI is certainly one of the most kindest deviants I've came across in a while!
Her writing and deviations are just more than great.
The list of reasons why I happen to like the way she is just goes on and on!!

frick you tardy sauce sproutixa we met like not a few days ago but then we're chums for life after a few hours???? u r amazing as spaghetti and rad as a printer. ok maybe its ur fault i died because of watching noragami and my feels r now like ashes but we still have the 50% off and attack on little people and momo and jaeger will always be our meme until the scissors do us part kk bye u sauce bottle
ps; mikasa is secretly dating gou

You are just amazing. You are the yin to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly, the lock to my key, yadada. I wish I knew you in real life, you are amazing, your art is good, and you are the kindest person I know. You introduced me into things, you taught me things, and I just can't thank you enough. You are the best online sister ever, I could wish for nothing else. Thank you. :heart:

A-N0 i love you. so much.
it's hard, y'know.
expressing how you feel for someone.
i want to be with you forever. and i hope we'll be together forever.
i want to hold your hand and snuggle you and kiss you.
but i can't.
as soon as im of age to travel and get an apartment, i will find you.
we'll live together.
we'll breath together, sleep together.
and hopefully,if the time ever comes- i wouldn't mind dying with you.
i love you.

Hey. SparkyDJM1. Guess what. You're awesome. Like, epic Llama Unicorn baby birds and kitties kinda awesome. Freaking Llama awesome is the best doe. You're my best friend whom lives all the way in England, I Skype you more than I Skype my own American friends, we both love Doctor Who, we both love random stuff, and we're just freaking awesome. You're the one best friend I have from England whom is awesome, and is completely weird and random like I am. We both have a love for Animals, and whenever we reunite in Skype, we ALWAYS! have to play "Thrift Shop", because that's our freaking jam dude! It's our fluffing Jam! Haha c: Anyways, I'm glad I met you here like, what? Last year? I dunno when xD! But I'm really happy I met you c: You're so freaking awesome, you make me laugh, and I always tell my friends about most of our conversations, and how funny or weird they are. I'm also happy I can trust you as well with half of the weird stuff I tell you, because if I told someone else, they'd just look at me like "lol this girl got issues", but you? You're just like "Aw yeah, time to be weird!" And we just go one with the weird thinggggggssssss. Also, your Shades for the Thrift Shop song. Just. Yes! Next time we Skype, I have my own pair of Shades now, so we can do the Thrift Shop Dance, yo! Haha c: Anyways, you're ever so welcome for the Compliment, and I'm pretty sure you know who this is from because of just how this is. I mean, come on. Who else would obsess over awesome stuff like this, and also say that you're the best freaking Llama buddy I ever had? Come on. Ju know who dis Llama is vuv It's the Neekster! (Neko or what ever), And she's here to give ju a billion Llamas cause you're that awesome to be a part of my Llama Army Kingdom! *Tosses all the Llamas* Yus vuv
Thank you for reading this and I hope you liked it cx :heart:
~From: Le NekoTokyo

I'd like to give a huge thanks to ArtySpartyGirl, KoreanFroggy, UxieWriter, I-love-dolphins, MooseySophia, Nebula-Night, ReachtheSkies, rainbow000pegasus, Avelios, arghrile, and NeoStarAdopts for being such amazing and supportive friends throughout my time here at DeviantArt! You guys are wonderful, sweet, and talented people who deserve millions and millions of compliments for all that you've done for me. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my (meh-ish) art and talking to me. I really love you guys. Seriously. ; u ;
Thank you for being such a lovely group of wonderful people! I can't thank you enough. :')

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Interview with Grypwolf

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 7:27 AM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

Today we have an interview with the amazing Grypwolf, a twenty-three-year-old digital artist from Finland! :la: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

Tell us a bit about your art and yourself as an artist. How long have you been doing art? What kind of art do you do?

Defy me by Grypwolf
Hi! My name is Jonna and I am a 23 years old digital artist from northern Finland. My mom says that I was born with the urge to draw and create stuff with my hands. As soon as I first time grabbed the pen in my hand, she had to cover our house with old newspapers - every single day, before I learned how to stay on paper and not to draw on everything I saw. But I indeed loved drawing and I still do. Of course when I still was a young, there was no computers and "digital art", so I started with traditional. My favorite medium had to be just a regular pencil or cheap markers. Oh that joy when every single Christmas someone bought me some paper and new markers to ruin because they just had no other gift ideas. and so I have been drawing all my life, without any breaks. When we got our first proper computer in the year 1999 - and of course access to internet - I got myself inspired to start with Digital art. Mouse and MS Paint it was back then.

But so, nowadays I do mostly digital art - as a poor student I hardly have money for expensive paper and traditional equipment.

I am a soldier on my own by Grypwolf2000 by Grypwolf

You state on your profile that you are self-taught. How do you think that affected your growth as an artist? Do you think it made learning more difficult, or is official schooling not as important as many artists believe?

My universe is foul by Grypwolf
Yes I am self-taught digital artist. And why do I claim to be like that? I don't think it is more difficult to learn things by yourself - not really. In this day and age at least when everything can be found in books and internet.

You CAN also learn to draw by taking lessons in schools. The thing is that you can't learn to draw there if you don't have the will and heart for learning within someone else's guidelines. Well, frankly you can't learn anything if you're not curious enough. Now don't get me wrong! I don't say schools aren't important for artists. Basics are important to learn and some may need schools to get introduced with them. It is just that, in my own experience all the art lessons for me have been some what - limited. You can't really express yourself there. In schools we are also educated to fear failure. There is no right or wrong in art and that is the thing that bushed me to learn some things all by myself - without limits and without someone telling me that the way I hold my brush is "wrong".

One last chance for remorse by Grypwolf
When I studied in Kainuu vocational college to be media-assistant, I already knew how to use Photoshop - for example, but of course I learned some new things there too. Obviously self taught people still have to learn from someone and online tutorials are written by someone but the idea is you are learning of your own free will through a non educational line. It consumes time. Some are not cut out for that.

Lead me astray to dreamer's hideaway by GrypwolfThey believed words of a wolf by Grypwolf

You also state that you use Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Elements 8, and Paint Tool SAI for your digital works. What do you use each one for?

I use mainly Paint Tool SAI for drawing. And I mean I create mostly everything in that program. Sketch, line art, colors, background, stuff like that. Then when I need to do finishing touches, I open Photoshop, which is excellent editing program also as it is great for painting. I don't use it for drawing anymore though.

Anticyclone by GrypwolfOkami - Amaterasu's Revival by Grypwolf

Do you use any special techniques in your work? (Using many layers, brush packs, overlays, etc.)

On top of the chain and safe from the rain by Grypwolf
It depends on the way I want to finish my art. For example, if I want to create highly detailed art with cartoon cel shading, I may end up using over 200 layers. And it includes own layers for each one, sketch, line art, coloring. multiply layer for shadings, overlay and luminosity layers for Light work, BG, etc.

I think the most crazy thing is when I start to add finishing touches in Photoshop or paint tool SAI. I usually end up merging all the layers together. This is a habit that usually will raise some eyebrows, since I may add more shadows or detail in BG with only one layer remaining. If I remember, I may save up a version with all the working layers but usually I don't do that.

This habit formed when I still had so slow computer that it didn't cope with the big file sizes of my works.

Your death wish by GrypwolfI accept no lies, no falsehood or deception by Grypwolf

What inspires you? Where do you get the concepts and ideas for your artworks?

Dreams, cup of coffee, Nature, Animations, movies, books, Deviantart and it's great collection of fellow artists and finally there is Tumblr. When I want to get ideas for drawings, or just raise my will to draw, I end up browsing trough DA or tumblr. All I usually need is shape of a body, single brush stroke or color combinations, or the pure feeling of the image to get an idea and inspiration.

I also have many artistic inspirations. All of them deserves to be featured some way or another but maybe I don't start listing names here.

Radical Dreamer by GrypwolfOn the run, caught up in this madness by Grypwolf

What are some tips for beginners looking to get started in digital art? Another way to look at this is: what were some of the struggles that you faced, and how did you overcome them?

Eternity set in her eyes + VIDEO by Grypwolf
Ah. Now lets see. As a kid I was so scared of the thought that someone will have their own (maybe negative) opinion on my art that I ended up bad mouthing my own art and myself before anyone could say anything about it. Now that is not the way to get people to like you and your art.

Just be proud of your work, even if someone tells you that you have done wrong - be proud of it still. What about it if one or two people did not like it? there will always be someone who will.

Also, if you are stricken by this so called "art block", don't fret. Human brain needs time to internalize learned things. They need rest. Actually the time when you are having art block, maybe the time when you are secretly improving and refreshing yourself. Just give yourself some time. Draw only things that make you feel good, don't push yourself. I know it may feel bad, but it is not the end.

Then again there is my favorite tip for everyone; There is no easy way around to get better at art. You need to work for it, Draw, Draw and draw and don't be afraid of failures! You will get there!

Not the right way, but it is my way - Timelapse by Grypwolf

Do you have any tutorials/walk-throughs of your own, or any recommendations you'd like to share? I saw your gallery of tutorials, so are there particular ones in there that you think would be the most helpful for beginners?

Shading tutorial by Grypwolf
Hmm. I don't have the most recent tutorial for shading in DA, but I think the one I have there, is not really out dated. I would like to make more tutorials on art but they are so time consuming that I hardly have time for them. I need to try harder!

Even so I have coloring / Paint tool Sai / shading tutorial in making where I will show fast and (hopefully) good methods for coloring and shading and I am sure it will be of help for beginner digital artists.

In Tumblr I also have some kind of tutorial for painting fur and for cel shading. I can link them here:……

Puny, pale jailer of mine by Grypwolf

Any additional comments you'd like to make?

Eee. Well. All in all this was a nice interview and I hope I can be helpful for fellow beginner artists in future. I am only human so I can do only so much for them, but if any of your group members have something they need help with, they are free to come and ask for help. I will see if I can do anything about it.

Because of the reason X by Grypwolf

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Life at Cornell

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 8:35 PM

Last week I moved three hours forward into the future by flying from my home in California to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. (Hooray for not having to live all the way back in PST time anymore. :dummy:)

So just an update journal with some poorly shot pictures for your amusement:

^ View from one of the main bridges

The bad shot from my phone doesn't do this justice, but there's a giant and epic looking gorge/waterfall  by the dorms (not shown here, this one is the smaller one) that we cross each day when we go to class. Cornell is also very leafy and green.

^ West campus where all the upperclassmen and the best dining halls reside.

I only went down there once because the walk back up the slope is intense. The picture doesn't show it well, but I swear the path has an incline of at least 30 degrees, which is actually much, much tougher than it looks here. The whole school is filled with hills, so my legs have been continuously sore for the last week. Good thing is that I will have calves of steel by the time I get back home.

^ Inner courtyard of my dorm building

I ended up in the all-female dorm, which was not as terrible as I had thought. We do a lot of fun dorm events (weekly brunches/dinners, ice cream socials) that other dorms don't, so that makes up a bit for the utter lack of males in the vicinity.

My dorm also sort of resembles a mini-castle from the outside, which has led to numerous comments about Cornell being Hogwarts.

^ Not my picture, but this is how it'll look in the winter.

I sadly don't have any pictures of the food, but it's absolutely amazing. I've eaten at several other schools (Berkeley, Stanford, Duke), but Cornell's food tops all of theirs. Just for brunch, they managed to have a whole bunch of my favorite foods: dumpling soup, spring rolls, fresh blueberries, and this fantastic make-your-own omelette (you tell the cooks what stuff you want in the omelette, and the dudes make it right there for you).

Seriously, the freshman fifteen has reached new levels.

tldr; For all those not in college yet, my advice to you is to make sure to look up food ratings before picking your college. :B Cornell was something like top 10 in the nation for food, and it was a very good choice. :giggle:

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Sun Aug 31, 2014, 6:13 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

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I just want to say you are a wonderful friend, thank you for being there when I need it most. You have an amazing style of artwork and even a great taste in movies and shows! Have a great day.

SleepyHoneyBee and AradiaLeijon are amazing people overall and deserve so much love! They are both cute and smart, with talents of their own.
SleepyHoneyBee is very special to me because she is one of the first people I met on this site. Despite my flaws, and my stupid roleplaying, she's always up for being nice and has a large, and funny cast of amusing characters! She is also really cute sounding, and is overall a good person to be around. Don't let mean people keep you down, go for the crown my Australian cutie! 38)
AradiaLeijon is the queen of rarepair ships. Be it Ararezi, Equius x everyone (especially the bby Rose Lalonde), or pale Erirezi, this girl has it! She attracts an array of fun and friendly people, so defs check her out! She has a lot of potential in her art, and it's so amazing!

From, Enemom

Thank you thank you thank you especially to LightBulbMoon  for keeping the good ship  XtremeFractals running  while I was in the hospital

Also a blanket thank you to each and every person who looked after my husband  melodiousglenndog....sent me cards, made me  art......what a wonderful group we have here.

CARBONATED-STARDUST, Although we haven't known each other for too long, I'm happy to say that you've quickly become one of my best friends! Your humor is just perfect for me, and your tastes are odd, but that's what makes you interesting and unique and what makes me like you! You're so extremely nice it's almost crazy, and your art is cute to boot!! You've already given me many gifts, although I think the biggest and best gift you've given me so far is the time that you spend with me!! Your kindly 'good morning's put a smile on my face and brighten my day instantly. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, and I hope we can spend more time together!!

PissBabyRat, There's not much I can say here except that you're one of the greatest people I've ever met!! You've inspired me, taught me, helped me, cheered me up and done so many other things for me that the list would go on and on. Although we've had our fair share of awkward moments, upsetting moments, and straight up awful moments, we still manage to stick together and keep on going. I sincerely hope that we can continue being together this way, and that we can open up our hearts more and be more honest with each other. Your art is beautiful and inspirational and it's no surprise that many, myself included, look up to you! You yourself are beautiful, too, and you need to believe it!! For day one, now, and all the days in between, I thank you for all of them!

Megane-Pigeon, You're incredible, and there's not much else to add to that. You've done so many amazing things for me, ranging from cheering me up after a hard day, giving me advice when I don't know what to do, to giving me bunches of art gifts because you almost always want to! I'm so grateful for everything, and I definitely want to pay you back for it all one day. You're one of the best things that ever happened to me, and I'm so glad that I met you on accident, because it's made me so unbelievably happy. I want us to stay together for a very long time, and I want us to keep understanding each other and helping each other for an even longer time. You're a wonderful person, and your art is so quirky and special in many of its own ways! Even the silly, not-much-effort-put-into-it art is great. I give you many thanks for the advice, love, art, and many, many other things.

You are such a wonderful artist, and a great friend. You have many skills, just like Xena! I love seeing all the jewelry you make and exchanging letters with you, and talking HtLJ. Your friendship means so much to me, and thanks for taking the time to send me the stroopwafels! :D

I won't mention any names publicly, but someone very close to my heart deserves all the compliments in the world. Here's mine.
Just by coming to know you, I've learned that love and friendship are really not that different. It started out with my childish crush on you, and now you're the best friend I could ever have. And so much more too: my role model, my kindred spirit, and in your words, my plot buddy.
I speak in my hardly understandable way, and you listen. I mention what's bothering me, and you help. I cry, and you give me your shoulder. (Plus a headpat. >w<)
I'm so glad you were able to stand the old me long enough for me to become as I am now. I'm a real person because of you. I owe you more than I can ever repay, but I try to give a little back every day.
I talk with you, I listen to you, I help you, I love you.
Here's hoping I've brightened your life a fraction as much as you've brightened mine.

Elyses & Sklavenbrause
I would like to thank you two for being great friends and interesting people over so many years. But also for being such amazing artists and inspirations. You are two of the few people that really keep me going and have been an idol to me ever since I saw your pictures over seven years ago. Please keep it up and never let someone take away the fun in the things you do!

hopeburnsblue is an amazing lady. She's going through some difficult stuff right now, but I want her to know that her strength shines out despite it all. I want her to know that, no matter what, she's amazing and wonderful, and deserving of so very much kindness.

You are beautiful, smart, funny, and caring in every way. We've been through so much, the chatzys, the drama, the roleplays. I'm blessed that I met you. Your art has gotten so much better, and you've improved so much as an artist and a person. I wish I knew you in real life, but for now I'm okay with the midnight video calls XD But seriously, you are my sister, my best friend, my moirail, and my homegirl. Luv ya!

shyfurry is a brillant user. Even though she joined yesterday, she has great potential to be a great user.

Oh man. You are awesome. Words literally can't describe how awesome you are. You may be more awesome than I am - and that's saying something!
Haha, but all jokes aside - you truly are an amazing person and I wouldn't be half as far as I am now if it weren't for you. You always try to put your art and writing skills down, but, truthfully - I strive to be as amazing as you are.
Keep being you, keep being awesome - and boost your confidence, because I need more of your awesome submissions to feast my eyes upon. <3

Dear Lissomer
you're an absolutely, dizzingly gorgeous writer. Your poems are something that I'd expect to find in a book, unique and beautiful and expertly crafted.
You're also a super nice, funny and clever person. I'm not even the slightest afraid of you. Honestly, I'd shake your hand if I ever got to meet you. All your kind words and the fact that you even read my poetry make me so happy. Thanks a lot for being here and being you!
What else to say... The coffee they make from your caffeinestream is very tasty, I suppose.
I hope you have a very nice day, my dear! :heart:

fishter911 is a great person who has an amazing and sweet personality that would just brighten anyone's day up~ He has helped me at times whenever I have felt down or when I just needed a hug. u-u I honestly don't know how I could thank him enough for all the things he has done for me. He's also so generous towards people and all that~.. owo :heart: I love ya lots and you should never doubt yourself whenever things get bad for you. :hug: Cuz you know that you're a strong person who can do lots of things. :iconcutegamzeeplz: You rule!~~~
puchiipanda is simply wonderful. She's one of the sweetest and funniest people on dA, and her art is always lots of fun to look at! It's already very good, but it's improving at an incredible speed. This is someone who's really committed to improving- it's extremely inspiring! Coupled with a friendly attitude, this is someone I never regret watching. I really can't emphasize enough how nice she is and how fun it is to talk to her. Come for the art, stay for the artist! :)

I really like S-ERVALS and their art. I never know what kind of art to expect next, and it's always something interesting! It's strange, because it isn't the kind of art I usually like, but something about how this particular artist handles it really made it different. The colors are sharp and jump of the page, and the character designs are as unique and diverse as they are cool! These are OC's that I'd really love to read more about. :) There's real feeling in the lines, and to top it off, the artist is a fun and exciting person as well as a genuinely nice one- I can always look forward to seeing their new art and journals!

You're kind, caring and damn right awesome. And even though your OC has a toilet as a cutie-mark, you're amazingly talented, bringing joy into dA with your beautiful skills. I know, I'm not the only one who thinks this.
You try and help everyone, doing livestreams with free requests and even replying politely to comments which seems harsh and mean. You're even doing a contest, trying to get more people to get artistic and to actually do something, than searching around dA, waiting for a miracle.
So, thank-you for everything.

Dear KawaiiPlague ,
  I just wanted to say that I've known you for such a long time,
that I wanted to tell you that I love you.
I love you so much that I would do **anything** for you.
You're so sweet and talented, you make me laugh and smile.
You just make me feel so happy to know that someone cares about me that much.
I'm sorry I'm not perfect, you could've done so much better than me.
But I'm so glad that you choose me <3
So I know I'm not the best,
I know I'm not the nicest or most talented
But I just feel like I won the lottery because I have you in my life.
I feel all warm inside when I talk to you, I just want to hug you and hold you for a lifetime.
I might not be a Romeo, but I have found my Juliet ; v ;
coughs funky doghtor, u know who this is
this is ur mother emily
eggs coughs giveme your art styleohmygod
mek, brother, you're the best invertebrother ever
scrolling, dude, you're hella rad.
oh katie (qIobe) and u stay hella amazing god ur so funny
these people are my dear friends
and if you hurt them i will slap u god
coughs from your lord,

DetachmentStudio ,
You have some really cute, interesting characters. The designs are definitely better than what I see on other OCs. I think that is something to also take pride in, since coming up with characters can be, well, difficult. I'm kinda sad you're leaving because I think you are one of dA's better original artists. Oh well hope you find success on other sites I'm sure many will be just as awed by your art as your fans are here xoxo

There are so many people I wish to compliment, where do I even begin??
I think I'll start with imblue36752100,
You were basically my 1st real friend I made on here. We originally clicked when we were both  obsessing over Soul Eater and we started making jokes and I just… You made me lmao XD.
Gurl, you were fabulous from the beginning don't you ever change~ :blowkiss:
I hope one day we can meet IRL since we're both in SoCal <3
Stay rad,

Next I want to thank NINJAWERETIGER for always being SO SWEET and caring and always supporting me :heart: I've met some truly incredible people in the last few years and mostly thanks to you!
I met arisaxkureno, The-New-Host, Toxic-Weirdo and so many other incredible friends through you and I can't thank you enough!
Thank you for always being there and being so friendly cause you got me through my miserable middle school years with your kindness.
Love always and forever,

Now onto 2 awesome fellow Californians! :D
To Avatoh, my anime buddy,
You introduced me to a lot of amazing shows that I might not have discovered otherwise. I am the person I am because of the things you've shown me and I want to say thanks for everything!
See you at wondercon maybe?
Love Lulu

To DenkiSutoraiki,
We've had plenty of ups and downs in the past years, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Our trials have only made our bond stronger and, for that, I couldn't be more grateful~
I know you'll continue to be awesome and strong and beautiful and I hope we can meet up soon.
Love LulutheDragonQueen

You're going to be off to college and I'm not gonna see you as much anymore but I want you to know you're an amazing friend, pseudo-sis, artist, partner in crime, etc xD
I'm gonna miss you so much and I honestly wouldn't be the artist or person I am today if I didn't know you. I hope you can learn to appreciate yourself and your work without me having to remind you how amazing you are! Be proud of yourself and don't compare yourself to others because you'll be loved anyways <3
(and you're gonna be great in college, don't worry ;) )

You are a great artist, a fantastic roleplayer, and you're full of awesome ideas.
But most importantly:
You're an absolutely amazing person.
Your kindness has already brought you lots of friends and loads of admiration, and I just wanted to remind you how much of an impact you have made on all our lives.
I'm glad I met you, and that we became friends. I love talking to you, and I absolutely admire your skills. You are a treasure to so many, and it makes me even happier to know that I'm special to you, too.
This whole thing was pure coincidence, but really, you deserve compliments like this one every day. Stay the way you are, for that's how your friends love you. Bye~

c-orpseprince Where should i begin? You're such a beautiful person, both inside and out. You sunny spirit brightens my every day and you are a very special girl in the most beautiful way. The best way to to describe you is that you are like a miracle sent from above. You are a wonderful person and I love you very much. Thank you for always being my friend.

StarLightSilver123 PinkChickenInk Angelbluedeer
I'm really bad at things like this, but I just wanted to say thanks for always being there. I'm grateful for our friendship more than you'll ever know. Thanks for being my friend, online and off, even through all the crap I've unfairly put you through. <3 you guys.

Girl, you're so awesome! <33
;;w;; You're art is friggin adorable, and your my best friend on deviantART!! <3333
Now guess who I am~ |DD

shuuming is the sweetest person ever !! i am very glad i met her ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
she is a very talented artist and i just know she is going to be very successful (●ↀωↀ●)✧

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Wed Aug 20, 2014, 7:49 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

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shep4life is the loveliest person. Jamey, you always leave thoughtful comments, draw attention to parts you like, and are one of the friendliest people on here. You're great, Jamey :glomp:

YOUR ART IS LITERALLY THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. I WISH I COULD DRAW LIKE YOU I ALWAYS SEE YOU ON YOUR FRIENDS PAGES (sorry not stalking I just watch them too ;u; ) AND YOU'RE WAY TOO MODEST YOU'RE BETTER THEN ALL OF THEM. Like- you should post way way more ;w; I'd rather see just one of your sketches or anything then what you comment on and call cute bc it's so amaze please!

You're one of the sweetest and most adorable person I've ever met. I'm thankful I met you, because I've never felt this close to someone before, and nobody has ever gotten this close to me. I do deeply care about you. Your art is beautiful, and I know you put effort into it. Just keep getting better~

Thank you for sending such a sweet compliment, I literally blushed when I read it. /^//u//^\
I didn't think I'd be much of a friend to you, but you seem to think so otherwise. I did like our rps very much & you made my heart inside very happy. I hope I meet more people like you on both DA & off the web. Stay as you are my friend: Fun, Fabulous & Artistic!
Lots of Love :heart:,

AlphaManifest, you are a badass lady, hands down.
Keep at it, sista! :heart:

Soulful-Sorrow, you are a dear friend that I have met over the internet.
Have a hug! :huggle:

TheDarknessOfFire @blizzardxwc
you guys are amazing
i mean
you've always been part of my best friends and i couldn't ask for better pawbros
your both amazing never forget that xoxoxoxo

My HoneyEve, I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to have you in my life. Out of all of my friends, you are the only one I completely trust and feel I can share my heart with you.
If we weren't so far apart location wise, I'd give you the biggest hug and kiss ever right now. One day though, I will give you it. :smooch:
Stay strong and sweet, my beloved friend. No matter what happens, I'll always have your back. :heart:

I would like to compliment KiwiCocktail for being such an active and caring deviant on top of being a funny and strong person. :la:
Your colorful art is most enjoyable too~ :meow:
Many thanks for being around and making my DA experience even more fun, Julia! :huggle: :heart:
Your stalker, Feli~ ;P

Hello MidNight-Vixen! I just wanna say, you're epic! And, you're one of the reasons I'm here on Deviantart! Keep the good comics up! You have made me inspired to create my own comic account! :D Besides....Super Smash Comix may be delayed because my sister is still using her tablet, and my school starts next week! Anyways...I can't wait to get started with the tablet and you've been watching me for one Deviant year! CraftyGirls Fanclub started in the same week!
Tigerwarrior13 (Tigerwarrior13)

miistical is an amazing deviant! She's one of those people that you could talk to for hours and never get bored. She writes so much, and often seeing how much she does inspires me when I'm going through a writers block. I haven't known her throughout my entire time on deviantart, but she's one of those people I feel like I've known forever. Besides, the two of us are okay being saps together ^-^

You're the best anyone could ever ask for my bay bay~
Every day you make me smile, through the good and the bad. What would I have done without you.. Oh I don't know <3 The day we met I knew we would have something good and great with one another. Let it be just a simple friendship or a great loving couple. But now here we are, 1 year and a half in our relationship. Please keep up the wonderful attitude and person that you are. And never ever change <3

With so much thought and Love about you,

You continuously inspire me every day with your dedication and words. You paint pictures across my mind when you write and they seemingly spring up from the page. Your work always amazes me and I look up to you for that. You're dorky, silly and bluntly honest, and it cheers me up in every way when you talk to me. You're one, if not, my best friend and each and every day I'm glad I met you. I'll be sighing and sketching in class and end up drawing something related to a show I watch and think, 'i remember when masq wrote something for this' and smile, or I'll hear something hilarious and think, 'i've gotta let masq know about this'. Embarrassing as it is, I love you so very much and you are easily the best, most talented, kindest and sweetest writer and person I've ever met !!! Thank you for being my sunshine, Christine !!! <3

To knbmusic,
You are one of the loveliest person in dA, thank you for being so sweet and kind. Your writing absolutely inspire me and I really hope to see more of your art work. :heart:

Truth-Never-Lies have a collection of the most gorgeous art works ever, they are all so well-written they could be published in a book. :hug:

I would like to extend my gratitude toward some truly wonderful people - for their time, their friendship, and for their inspiration: ArtBYbeverly , LindArtz , Nameda , MayEbony , Applemac12 , SparkyDJM1 , JessiRenee , Dygyt-Alice , darcat1530 , Lucifer-Poison-Angel , nudagimo , DragonsChest , Heather-Chrysalis, Bialy-Bloom , BritishSixtiesBeat and KmyGraphic ! May you all be blessed out of your socks, for your kindness and inspiration! :hug:
Tracey Henderson (aka PurpleInk777 )

luneu gurl u are so friggin awsm-- you're supportive of so many people on dA and youre such a sweetie i really cant--HOW ARE YOU SO NICE. Your landscape paintings and your profiles are so breautiful and youre improving really fast too-- SO IM REALLY REALLY GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU/////// also hella rad page gurl

I love your profile, your skins and your art. Your one of the people that I admire and wish to be like one day. Also would be cool to be friends with you too~

Dear Paradox-pony,
I'm so glad I met you. You've taught me so much since we first began our friendship. You have no idea how much I treasure you as someone close to me. Like, honestly, you're amazing. Whether you agree or not. Not to mention your art. Like, whoa. It's always improving. ALWAYS. You deserve all the watchers. All of them.
Also, wow what a cutiepie. Hahah. *Shoves all the compliments at you*

Can I just say
that I love you very much dear <3
I love your art and I love your personality. I love you by everything
You make me so happy when I'm sad
And I'm proud to have you with me
You are very important to me bae
Also if you make her feel bad
I will pretty much hate you no matter what
I love you skye

Dear PinkPrincessLora aeternizare FoxTail101 Hugger-Luver SweetGhostlyNight homgirl2 cosmicgirl04 newflutterpie YesImAPegasister KlTTl Bolt-the-Memecat Pikamew322 EssiTheKiller Ribbon-Wren Circuscatgirl ReasonTheReasonable WildAnimeKittyKat RedshyRuby spyqhetti Goth-Freak Bonnie-The-Bunnie appleowl13 Katsuraii mothematics pastel-narwhal
Thank you all very being very amazing best friends I love you all so much and am so happy I met you ; u ; Thank you all so much again for supporting me through time and time again
I <3 You all

I never really got to say "thanks" for being such an amazing friend. You've helped me improve both artistically and socially, so I hope you read this one day. :3

CompassRoses I'm just gonna say it now, you are the smartest gal I ever met, honestly what's your IQ? Beyond genius? Please tell me when you discover the cure to cancer because you have a lot of potential! You probably don't know who it is, but I hope you have fun guessing <3 We don't talk much but I still admire you.

Paradox-pony Your art is amazing! You were one of my first ever followers, and encouraged me so much. I hope you have an awesome day! :3

cheyluvsu03 ArtistGirlFiona zaksabeast LordAdrian2 nekopew Polygontus ProfessorDoctorC You guys have all been awesome friends! I love you guys, thanks! You all are amazing and individual, awesome art too!

You're one of my very best friends and I'm so happy that I get to say that. You're a loving and kind girl, you're great at role playing, the art you create is fantastic, and I cannot express in words how highly I think of you.

You're a super cute bundle of fun and I love the fact that we've become such good friends. I love talking to you throughout the day and hearing how expressive you are! You're a joy to be around, a great rp partner, and just an amazing person in general! <3 Keep doing what you're doing!

denny-s Your so amazing to me! Your the best friend a girl could ever have! Your the best Bae and the best Waifu!! ((May or may not be Katie))

My dear Kuro there are no words to describe how much I value you. You're the only person I've met on dA who's always, always been there for me through what ever I was going through. You rarely complain about anyone, you're always out to make people feel good and you just naturally know how to brighten my day. You're my best friend and so much more at the same time. I'm always going to be there for you whenever you may need me.

You're a quiet gal, but what really rings true for you is how funny you are and more so how wonderful your artwork is. Keep doing what you're doing and never let anybody hold you back.

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ShiroSanSamaChan My dear Waifu x3 I just want to tell you that your art brings a smile on my face and not only your art, but YOU yourself make my day shine! I am the happiest person on earth to know someone like you and I want to thank you for everything! You are an amazing person! You told me that you learned how to draw by yourself and that is the most amazing thing! My respect for you has no limits as well as my love towards you <3

RiaSora27 Lil' sis~! Your art is one of the most beautiful things on DA! Your kindness is something I love in you and I am proud to know you can call me a "Friend"! I truly love you like my real sister and I will probably never be able to tell you how amazing you are! Thank you for everything, Lil' sis~!

Hitomi-chy Ilish - chan~! <3 Sweetheart, I can see how important art is to you and how well you can draw for your age! Your drawings are full of happiness and playfulness that brings a shining smile to my face! You are a friend I will always cherish. Thank you <3
I love you all and you three are one of the reasons I wake up everyday with a big smile! You three along with my other close, dear friends are my sunshines! Aishiteru~

Oh my god, where do I begin? You're so funny! I love your dolling skills, seriously! And I'm completely jealous of your amazing DA friends! Keep being rachet!

lecoeurblanc: Thank you very much for being such a wonderful friend! We first "met" here on Deviantart – and I really do not want to miss it! Thank you.
Your birthday is not far away, so I thought such a little "Thank you!" would just be the right way to give you a little smile. Thanks for making me smile, laugh and be happy so often. :heart:

I would like to thank four people here

Adrien, Procrastinos who's been my buddy in College, second year, those first words are for you. I am looking at you via my Skype window right now, as this thought skims my mind ''hell, I'm so glad to know him'' :)
With you I had so much fun over their goddamn Oxbridge -Harvar-kley teaching style, like when you tried to steal my pen from my pencil case while we talked about Mansfield and I looked at you straight in the eye like '' where is it, hum?'' '' what?'', '' what do you mean, ''humn?'' My pen of course!'' Then I took it back from your clenched fist like I was mad but actually wasn't at all... and, oh my, that voice of yours when you tried to imitate Gandhi in our Brit civ classes... and each time our lit teacher who had a phoney British accent tried to talk about POE  you said '' matta'' for ''matter'', '' betta'' for ''better'' and so on.... Man, I just don't know but I couldn't have imagined that year if not by your side, until the end of it. I adore you and it's not because I'm going to Cali that I'm just gonna fade away... I intend to annnnnnoy you at least every week! :heart:

To my dear Mythiril, Julian, as you said I welcomed you on dA and you will always be special to me for that particular reason and many others.. . I love our convos late at night, your kindness and your talent baffle me. You write so perfectly about a world of your own conception, I need to hear from you and support you in College because I know how it's like. You're not the only one and you're on the right track, like an oracle on your own...  I remember our lit series when we wrote things expecting the other to reply or do something from scratch. I love out collabs or simply our fun and you have no idea how dear you are to me. :heart: :sun: :floating: Keep going dear knight, you're just doing it right!

RSpeirs dear David... I don't know what to say. Chances are you will never read this but if you are, well, read on. I told you this a zillion times, so many times, night and day but you will always remain in my heart. You are a part of my dream, you are the reason why I found and figured out it was all about the West of the US from the beginning, and that California and Arizona had it all... You know, I'd love to visit you in AZ as soon as I reach your country. We've been working together toward this and now my journey in Europe is coming to an end, for the one in America is just about  to begin. You inspire me, you helped me though you will probably never realize when and how...
:flagus: :glomp: :hug:
And thank you for the rest, for your tenderness and your time... the rest, of which you're the only one to know about... ''merci, mon ami'' , you said that. And in French. YUP.

Dear SparkyDJM1... this last paragraph is for you... thank you so much for tonight, thank you for your understanding and your IMMEDIATE help. I don't know about you but I didn't come across a lot of people who just, for the sake of such a strong feeling, agreed to send 200 bucks overseas so that their dearly friend might have a roof over her head at UC Riverside... since I didn't have the required AmEX, MasterCard or Discovery credit card, but just a Visa card... I am grateful because you too helped me with my studies when I had a hard time figuring stuff about politics in the UK or when I tried to explain to you what phonetics were about late at night.... patiently, and kindly....
:heart: :sun: :hug:

DetachmentStudio ,
You have really improved with your art, both traditional and digital. You should be really proud of yourself. I think that one day you will definitely blossom into a super duper great artist (not that you aren't already, of course.)

IceLaws is just too fabulous for her own good. She's amazingly sweet and supportive and friendly and amazing and her art is beautiful and colourful and creative and just.. I just.. I admire her like crazy, mkay? <3 She really inspires me to be more active and social. Plus, she's good at finding awesome emoticons. //winku Oh and she's also a big fan of Ghibli so she's basically flawless.

ur laik.. rly cool, k?

EcoStark Is the nicest person i had ever met, they are so sweet and kind and loving, they helped me threw things i never would of been able to get threw on my own, their art is amazing even though they dont agree. If you ever want to meet one of the nicest people on Deviantart, they are someone to talk too.

Dearest NeycuuRose1 ,
No words can describe how dear you are, you might not think it but there are people out there who DO listen to you, some people have actually stopped to think from your words. You're a strong girl, and that street wise attitude, I can't help but always have a smile on my face each time I see it. You are the best being who you are, don't forget that, okay? <3

Dears dinodude411 , Que-Te , TheBrassGlass , LeGa18 , SnowChibz , AikaArfeiniel , JenFruzz , RokieBlueRose , NeycuuRose1 and FG122 ...
It's all thanks to you guys especially that I am able to smile, you guys have helped me so much, I can't thank you enough. If it wasn't for you, there would be times that I would keep crying or not have the confidence.. But you guys have helped lift me up from the dark, I'm finally being able to see my true self now. You have given me advice, help and a smile for when I have needed it, even a shoulder to cry on. I seriously cannot put into books how much I love you all and how many thank yous I have to say. Thank you so much for been my friends. I love you. <3

Oh man.
Where do I start?
You're an amazing person, and you've helped me greatly with my problems, all while being an awesome roleplay buddy.
But roleplay isn't the only reason I like you. You're an awesome artist, and an amazing person to be around. Whenever you are online, and we chat and stuff... I always get this really happy feeling, and I feel like I can trust you with anything.
Now for your art.
//gasps for air
How do I even start on that one?
Your art is so... Beautiful! I love your art style, it is so unique ( I even based my eye-drawing style off yours //shot ) and colorful! I'd gladly commission you anytime.
you're just amazing
Your Friend
( you have to figure out who I am hehe )

hopeburnsblue I am so glad that I met you. I feel like I met someone who understands some of the trials and tribulations I've had to go through. I've been able to share my story with you, without judgement. You're not only kind, but very helpful. I appreciate your friendship. :heart:

chromeantennae You're a great friend Ricky. I feel like I can talk to you about anything. I've been able to joke with you, and talk to you when things get tough. I hate the Cowboys, but you're still pretty great. Also, goon squad for life. Love ya <3

akrasiel WeirdAndLovely Lissomer SpriteBlayde

You guys have been super supportive when I needed it. I appreciate the way you've kept me in high spirits. Also, you guys are fantastic artists/writers. :heart:

SimplySilent who better to write a compliment for than her? she's an amazing person and i want to be her friend so much even though we've only briefly talked once, she's super nice devoted and she defiantly deserved her position on deviant art x3 :D -Silentwhisper115

GualitoSandra is a lovely artist who makes super beautiful art! She also is a great friend! She always tries to help me giving me advices and I'm super grateful to have her with me! Thank you so much for everything ; u ; <3

u all are bananas k
and probably know who this is from

byesexuaI and hitaa are two legit sweet tarts who will make you feel incredible if you decide to be their friend. byesexuaI is incredibly friendly and easygoing, and will always make you smile with her adorably derpy messages and her fine use of the word "hella."

hitaa is the only girl I know who can rant for 15 minutes (in this case, on dmmd) and have everyone in the ask "let us see aoba" and everyone laughing at bad anatomy. Legit dolls here, OMG go befriend them they are cool people. <3

lnk-Fox You are amazing and a wonderful gal <3333 Keep up the amazing art and im glad to be friends with such a wonderful person like you
ps: do u even

AlphaManifest has done a lot for the dA community for only joining a few weeks ago. They are an amazing person, and I'm glad I am getting to work with them on their project. Keep up the great work, lovely!

'Cuz I can lol <3
You are one of the few people on here that I can talk to freely liek omf. We have the funniest conversations on Skype and I can always look back on them and just lmao xD Your art is improving 247297924072494df4r;x as time goes by and one day you will be F*CKING AMAZING. More than you already are lol <3

You are my only band buddy on here and we can obsess over Vic's eyebrows and Tony's smile and Mike's lips ffffff. We have so many inside jokes and I LITERALLY CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU <3!!!! One day it will happen I will make sure of that e__e We can go tip taco trucks and stalk Jaime and just fuckin liiiiive okay? Let's keep this bond for two more years so I can meet you lol <3

Your so awesome <3 You're one of my best friends ^ ^
I bet you'll never guess who this is!

 Gurrrl, you are awesome, and deserve some love /v\
Her art is super cute, and she is really just an amazing artist!
She is improving, and improving fast. Her art never dissapoints me uvu
Go give her some hugs and stuff<3

Thank you for being a great friend IRL, and for being my first watcher!! :D
See on at the library at lunch!

You are amazing.  You are beautiful. You are a star.
You are you, and we love you because you are.

The sweetest gal you could ever have the pleasuring of knowing. Ever since I meet Pool, I knew she was an oustanding artist and person. She not only has a beautiful and caring personality she also puts a peice of herself into her art. Her style is One Of A Kind. From her sketches to her beautiful coloring you instantly know its her amazing work that pops up into your feed. Her style is recognizable even in someone else's coloring style. Even through we don't talk much (my fault ;; o ;; sorry Pool!) I feel as if I know her in real life just through her work. Her artwork sends tingles to my fingertips and stomach and I can't help but be captivated by the piece itself. I find myself staring at one single artwork for countless mintues! It seems as if the artwork grabs your attention and never wants to let go. And I would happyily let myself stare at the computer screen if it was her work displayed :heart: Pool, I've seen your name on many, many dA Compliments but I think its time someone gave you one in return for your kind heart :hug: you have my full support on whatever you chose to be, but please never lose your artistic style. It is far to beautiful and fantastic to ever lose dearie! :heart: ;; u ;;                                                                                                                                                  RosieRoji

Oh how I adore every single artwork that you produce! This fantsatic and wonderful artist needs to be known more throughout dA. Her painting style is just drop dead outstanding! Her artwork transports you to another world with its vibrant colors and stunning details! The coloring and details put into each piece is just phomenal and makes you wonder, just how long Jon sat coloring each piece. This upcoming artist has just recently been to her first Con. And although I loathed everyone who went and met her I, was also ecstatic to hear she was very successful! My first artwork I've ever seen from her was this beautifully drawn picture of Elsa from Frozen. I've saw many Frozen fanarts on dA, but what made me stop and check Jon's fanart out was her decision on Elsa's reaction. It was far from any normal sexy grin that everyone else decided to give the Queen. But what also intrigues me about Jon is not only her painting style, but her ability to create and design characters. I absoutely fell head over heels in love with this artist from the get-go once I took a few mintues (hours are more like it) to browse through her gallery. She's more commonly known by her watchers for her Anti-Bullying comic Chrome's Little Bird which she has recently made come to a conclusion. The comic not only has a deep meaning but its beautifully done even if it was done quickly. I'll always be mistified by Jon's painting style it truly is one of a kind. :')
   Jon I hope dA stops glitching for you (because I spend most of my time here then on Tumblr) so I can favorite your work.

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Interview #1: Inma

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 2:04 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

Welcome to the first issue of Rising-Artists' Interview series! Today, we have an interview with the very talented inma, a mangaka and illustrator from Spain with four Daily Deviations and over 50,000 watchers. Join us to gain a bit of insight and inspiration from inma's lovely works!
Commission for Creamofdespair -2- by inmaCommission for Whispwill by inma

Tell us a bit about your art and yourself as an artist. How long have you been doing art? What kind of art do you do?

I've been drawing ever since I learned how to pick up a pen. My sister liked to draw, so I imitated her. I draw Japanese style only (I'm not very versatile *laughs*).

Commission for Rerolune by inmaCommission for Madhatterkyoko -3- by inma

Commission for Moondust70 -3- by inma

Your profile states that you are a Freelance mangaka and illustrator. What kind of work does that entail?

I have published manga/comic, and nowadays I work on illustrations mainly. I work for Japanese companies drawing cards for games or designing characters, and also for some European and American publishers focused on how-to-draw-manga mainly. I think companies started contacting me after I posted many commissions (illustrations for personal use). Nowadays I work on both at the same time (companies + personal use pics).
Commission for Moondust70 by inma

Did you have official training in art, or are you mostly self-taught? How do you think that affects your work?

I'm 100% self-taught, and I think it affects especially on the fact I only learnt to draw what I found fun to draw. It still worked for me so far, but sometimes I wish I knew how to draw more things for certain jobs.

Commission for Lavender-Ice by inmaCommission for Vaniraa -2- by inma
Art trade with Hetiru by inma

What program(s) and tablet do you use for your digital work? What are the particular benefits of that program(s)?

I use Cintiq 24HD, which is awesome. It's a 24" screen where you draw kinda like drawing on paper (but digital, of course). As for software, I use IllustStudio for illustrations and ComicStudio for manga. Most people I know use SAI instead, but it didn't work so well for me when I tried it.

Commission Berryiis by inmaCommission for Moondust70 -8- by inma

Do you use any special techniques in your work?

I use many layers, yes (laughs). I also add textures at the end and edit the lineart by changing its color and the layer mode.

Commission for Tajii-chan by inma

What inspires you? Where do you get the concepts and ideas for your artworks?

I get my inspiration from Pixiv most of the time, or from mangas and artbooks I buy. Nothing can help when I have an art block though.

What are some tips for beginners looking to get started in anime/manga style works?

I don't think there's a particular hard side to anime/manga style. Each artist will struggle over a certain part, depending on what they're best/worst at drawing. For me I have a huge problem with neck + shoulders, I never seem to get them right and my poses end up looking too rigid (in my opinion). I guess studying/reading anatomy books helps (I try from time to time).

Commission for Janirotluvx by inmaCommission for Divinusvento by inmaCommission for MizumiHisui by inmaCommission for Raquach by inma

Do you have any tutorials/walkthroughs of your own, or any recommendations you'd like to share? I saw your gallery of tutorials, so are there particular ones in there that you think would be the most helpful for beginners?

Most of my tutorials are about how to use a certain software rather than how to draw. I cannot make how-to-draw tutorials at the moment because of a contract with an American publisher, but if you're interested in learning how to use the basics of MangaStudio 4.0 EX, you can check my Youtube channel.

Video tutorial 01 by inmaVideo tutorial 04 by inmavideo tutorial 06 by inmaVideo tutorial 07 by inmaVideo tutorial 03 by inma

And some final words of advice and encouragement from inma:

We are all learning, and if we keep trying daily, we will become better than we are now for certain. There will always be people who learn faster than us and people who feel like they have nothing else to learn because they're perfect already... let's try not to let that get us down. We'll hardly become the very best in our subject, but if we can make something people like or if we can live from this, then becoming the best is not the goal (I'm encouraging myself here too *laughs*).

Thanks for the interview (^^)

Commission for Janirotluvx by inmaCommission for Remsellec by inma

Questions for the Reader

  1. What are your goals with your art? Is art a hobby of yours, or is it something you plan to make a career of?
  2. Many of us strive to improve our art, often being encouraged (and sometimes discouraged) by the numerous skilled artists on DeviantART. What are your experiences with trying to "become the very best" with your art?

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DeviantART Compliments #124

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 5:58 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

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To my buddies who totally deserve some happiness:
You are a friend who I never am able to change and never want to replace in my whole life, you have done so much and are my star forever. You were my first idol on here and I always admired your art but behind that art I met the true you, I found the kindest and best friend I could wish for. Even if we haven't been talking lots lately you are always my best female friend in the whole wide world. We stick together in good and bad times, we drew gifts, had fun and sad moments but our friendship stayed strong and I am very gratefull with that. This is already the third year after all :D
I can't wait to the other years to come, may our friendship grow still.
But you must absolutely not forget your art is more special than you know, dearie, you are more special than you know too, believe in yourself, like I believe in you too

You are my sweet sis and I am still grateful, I want to apologize for my mistakes I made, I shouldn't have done that to you. You are always so kind, sweet, lovely, nice, fantastic, friendly, neat and so many more and I often get even jealous of that, but I swear I wouldn't want to throw your friendship away at all.. I was just silly and being moron. Your art style is one of a kind, it's so unique and I hope you know that very well too. You deserve more watchers than you have and I hope you get them sometime and as well I hope to talk to you sometime
Right now I hope the best for your love and you and your boyfriend together.
You deserve more than you can get. Our friendship stays forever and ever
May we never fight again, stay strong , you are more than you know :)

My little star, who often thinks or thought to low of herself but is a true fighter for sure. Your heart and friendship is surely so pure as I can think, I have met you when you were in a giga fight and am glad I still have you to talk to, you are kind, sweet and above all very artistic, even more than you know. Your sketches are so wonderful I wish I could make such epic sketches. Further I am glad we can make so many fun together, even when we are on down moments. Stay epic you and keep on sparkling, I always see you as a kind of idol even if you don't know

Hmmm , what to say.. except that you are such sweetie when we talk and have fun in all your's... you are super artistic! When I met you I thought we be just only artist like.. Like I am fan you be artist. But I was totally wrong, after I found out how sweet and friendly you were and still are I got a mind change and felt so happy. You have truly great artistic skills and I can hardly still imagine I am truly friends with you but I am
I am glad with all you did for me and all others too, you are one of a kind, you one the one blue dawn tear between the others~

The epic jamming gecko, totally one of a kind!!
Your art is one in a million, it's original, sweet, made by heart and absolutely amazing. I love how you everytime know how to draw all characters so right and well, I wish I could do that often, your ideas are always so original and you deserve all watchers and pageviews more than you realise. I know you have bad times and aren't always yourself but I am glad to be by your side, even if I thought first to be just fan of you it grew as friends. I can't imagine anything better than that. Your 3D style is one of a kind and I really love every pic you make with it. Your art is original and definitely great, keep it up. As well your personality is golden. Stay so epic as you are and try to enjoy. You need it too.~~

Mari the epic! I met you long ago too but indeed never started to talk much *me being stupid* But then I decided to do it and look what happend a true friendship.. or at least kinda, cause after that all was getting bad and you didnt feel like talking or you was busy which I totally understood of course and I respected it. I kept stalking you then just on dA and looked at your great epic traditional art works everytime, I wowed a lot. I was just admiring how you make such smooth lineart, coloring, shading poses and effects, I wish I could do that all traditional. And then you came with the plushie you made, it was soooo amazing and cute looking! I really admire your art a lot and hope you keep going on. As well I hope you will be all fine at your job, take lots of care and stay strong cause you can!

You have really great traditional AND digital art. Your chibis you make on your other account digitally really got my eye! I love how they look so sweet and kind and cute. Your coloring, shading, lineart and all looks great as well the poses always suit so well with the characters. As well your traditional arts look so wonderful to me. You only making with grey shade such giga detailed drawings makes me often jealous. It looks always so wonderful to me and I wish I could often to that too, further your characters always look so cool and sweet. Even the sketch you made in our collab looked very neat it was fun to do, I hope you enjoyed it so much as I. Even it was hard I liked it lots and love your arts still. Keep on being strong and good luck with everything

Met you around christmas I thought? Probally somewhere there. Yes I am a shy watcher, can't help that much ^^" But yes I did finally someday decided to take the risk and finally dare to comment on your art. I was scared at first cause I never see someone writing big comments at your art but I decided to do it anyway. You deserve it alot! and I feel bad that no one sees that you deserve the big comments you never get. Your art is super neat and I love everyting you come up with. I wish I could draw so well the characters, anatonomy and cartoonish art. The lineart and comics you make and characters you come up with I am still jealous of. As well how you drew me was just to wonderfull for words! Further I found out that you are a very nice guy and always be nice to others ^^, I am very glad of that, I never think so of famous artists.
you keep being epic, making wonderfull arts and I keep stalking you eue.

DaiKunz & AlexPandaJoker
You two are so funny and you always knew and know how to make me laugh like crazy. I miss our voicechats we had, it was so much fun everytime but now we almost never talk, I feel so bad of it to be honest, I mean you two are the nicest two guys I met and we always have lots of fun, don't we? Further you are so kind on making gifts and other stuff. I always get really happy of it. Even when I feel down you two know how to make me all happy once again
You two stay strong and so epic as you are ok? I can't imagine two other great bros like you two!

Hey!! I know that you already know this, but you are literally my best friend, inspiration and you mean a lot to me. Though you don't post your work you really should because let me tell you, your amazing!! Especially your writing skills!
Anyways, thank you for all your help!

To fishter911
Words cannot describe how awesome you are.
That is all. o3o

Shout out to emily-ree I loved your webcomic since I saw it, I think it's really cool that you are active with your fanbase and you are really down to earth. Your streams are always fun to attend and you've made great progress since the first page!
From a hairy potato. :iconheplz:

Andaelentari is a delicate, fragile and fascinating woman. She has a lot of sensibility, a great taste for discovering and being a support. She has helped me to improve my participation in the Community. I just can say she is a lovely person, who makes great art, and I am fond of her light but also dark moments and art.

All the people above are amazing people and great friends and I love them for it :D

Hi Annie!
Words really can't express how much of an inspiration you are to me,
Not only is your art work one in a million,
but your personality always brightens my day <3
Thankyou for everything !
( One day, I wanna send flowers and a card. )...
Or maybe I would draw one and send a picture ?
Natalie. <3

Medoriko: You're an awesome person. Seriously, you never cease to amaze me and inspire me. I love your writing and all you do for the literature community. :heart:

hopeburnsblue: You're truly inspiring. :) I think you show such incredible strength. I'm so glad to have met you and gotten to know you a little better. :heart:

You are the most wonderful person anyone could ever dream of meeting~
I still remember that day we first met, when I scared you half to death but you still ended up coming to like me xD
And Now I'm really glad you did because I have no idea where I would be without you <3 Thanks for always being there for me bby, and I will always be here for you too when you need it.
You are the kindest and most thoughtful boyfriend, so I decided I might return the favor (;
ilyaimi <3

Cackateel is an absolutely breathtaking artist for her age, she doubts her gift - which she shouldn't and her art inspires many people - including me. :)

Link-Tesla is a really great person who always makes everyone smile and has a true talent.

MintyGumball is an exceptional artist who has her own very cute and unique style to match her kind personality.

Night-Of-Rise is a very good and skilled artist whose drawings can make anyone smile and crave her talent!

X-DaveTheCat-X is a really nice person who always brings a smile to my face.

prunuss deserves some orange juice because she is p cool

CompassRoses, I've only known you for a very short time but during that time you've helped me so many times with my personal struggles. I've thanked you personally but I just want to let all of the people reading this journal know how much of an incredible, admirable person you are. You are the  most helpful, sincere, genuinely caring person I've ever met and I just want you to know how much your help and care means to me. :heart:

I really want to thank Uncle-Crusty for making me join dA.
He sent me some of his Gmod pics through Steam and so,made me make my own.

everybody's art is so cute :3

HUGE shout out to Sacchim and PXLET! they are two absolutely amazing deviants and they have most definitely made such an impressive impact on my life. they are always such fun to talk to and i am so grateful for having them both as friends, i really honestly wouldnt know what i would do without them.
they are both absolutely amazing artists with such talent and it really shows! not only that but they are always open to conversations and are both so very nice uvu)b they're like family to me and theres not a day i dont miss them when they log off skype because i look forward to every single one of our chats.
they're just such beautiful people and deserve all the love they can get <3

In a few words, ahunmaster is my writing buddy. I'm very picky about reading fanfics, but I really do love her writing style and it's so much fun to read her works and even write with her. We have been friends for about two years now and she is a wonderful human being. She's funny and honest and very kind - working with her is always a joy and so is simply chatting with her. I'm so glad I met you :heart:

bowties-art , cupid1992 , XxGumyFarroxX
Man how much I love you guys you are all my BFFs on DA!
You all make me laugh and smile and your all my best friends on this awesome site~
Your Bear Friend Jem~
P.S It's Birb-b <3

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DeviantART Compliments #121

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:27 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

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Thank you for being a really awesome friend, you were my first friend on DA. Thank you for being there for me through my tough times, stay awesome!

To SimplySilent, I just have to say, I can't get over your amazing coded journals and profile bits, I personally love coding and you're just too pro at it. Teach me senpai!

You're so amazing, and such a great person! The art you've submitted is great and it's always awesome to see a comment from you in my messages. Stay awesome!

I've made quite the amount of friends here on dA, but one of them is my closest frined Starcatwarrior. Star always delivered amazing literature that could blow my mind, no matter how cliche. Thing is, her plot twists are NEVER cliche! She can be supportive and kind, and we can act who we are out of the internet. Stay like this, Star!

Hey, Amnicore, yeah, you, you amazing person you. :heart:

I honestly struggled to describe how amazing this woman is. Her art, her personality, her characters, all of it, is just spectacular.

Her art is, quite frankly, gorgeous. I wish she didn't have it in storage but it is great. From adorable sketches of herself in a cow costume to a breathtaking headshot of one of her Transformers original characters with a facepainted skull, based off of the Day of the Dead skulls.

Don't even get me started on what makes her who she is. She has a kind character, caring nature and lovable personality. She's so supportive, accepting and just a downright amazing example of a human being. She's such a blast to talk to and has several fun quirks. I have failed to put into words how great she is. She's left dA for a little while for personal reasons, but she is such an awesome person, she has a slew of people waiting for her, to welcome her home. I am one of those people, and I cant wait for her too return, to see her art and interact with her with more consistency than we do now. I can't wait for you to return :heart:

Valedus ,
You are really awesome~ I'm glad we became friends. ^^ Your art is amazing and you are really funny~ I also enjoy watching you and Ethan fight. XP
TommyGK must have been an awesome Fan Art CV, I sadly don't know him from that time. But I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of his magician side and even more than a glimpse of how he'd make people around him cheer up and smile. Tommy, you're an awesome person, don't let anyone else tell you otherwise! Being your friend is an honour. 5 seconds hug by Bad-Blood Thank you.

CrazyMai is an amazing deviant, she's really supportive and friendly. I like how she constantly gives compliment to others. Her works are absolutely gorgeous too. <3

You are amazing, you have always treated me right, always been there for me! We may have had a couple of weak spots, but we will always be the truest love there is! I love you, and who you are! <3

fireballmaddie 's: MADDIE CHU AWESOME!
RoaringRiot 's: YOU ARE EPIC SCAR!!!
xXpixelsArtXx i just met you but i love your art dude and your luna's best friend so you must be epic! x3

Hey babe, I know that I've already given you a compliment, multiple times... But I can't express how much you mean to me. You're kind, beautiful, and funny, and you make my life complete. I know I live miles away, in another country, but I feel so close to you. You are the best girlfriend that I could ever ask for.
Even though we might never meet face-to-face, I will always love you the same.
Also, your art is adorable <3
I've told you a million times.
You're getting so good that I think I might be getting jealous!
//stupid realism, I can never make it look cute// >;c
Love, the one and only, oraageux <3

to Artistmema123 my 8eautiful m8tesprit, to Suka-plus-Snowflake , JamieCasket and ridgegirl my real-life buddies and to Kassandra-21 for always watching me, even after i moved accounts

DictatorDave is one of the sweetest and funniest artists I know and I'm truly glad to have met her. How did we meet anyway? Pony Review, yes?

ImBorednStuff, you may or may not know this, but I idolize you. All of the hard work you put into everything you do, your adorable ponies, your personality..
This old doge could learn a thing or two from you.

PerkyPitch, I found you through Bored and since we met, I've sort of admired you. You always find a reason to be happy and well, I suppose if you can, I can as well. Thank you, Perky.

RetroArcadeRat I just adore you and your art so much. Your ponies are all super adorable, your furries are rad as hell and you, you are rad as hell.

sachieI You are a total sweetheart. Always so funny, always honest with everyone and always a true friend. Your art is amazing and you have such a wonderful personality. I know I'm not so helpful when things turn sour, but perhaps this is a little pick-me-up.

MafiaVamp is one of my best friends, on or off dA. She has a lovely, warm personality and an infectious sense of humour that make her absolutely wonderful to be around. She's never afraid to say what she thinks, but she's never insulting. She's a great artist and a great friend. Just this short paragraph cannot fully describe her awesomeness, but it's a start. We're going to lose a lot when she goes.
I will miss you forever my bby <3
Your lesbo lover,

Girash is all different shades of lovely and has proved herself to be a wonderful friend through the years, although not to me; we've spoken maybe twice and she has always been kind and honest and sensitive!

inma makes the most beautiful art; especially all the couples she draws!  They're simply adorable, and I can't help by smile every time I see them. :meow:
Keep making amazing art and bringing smiles to people's faces, inma!

theonewiththeredhood is an absolute dear, and her art has a very adorable and distinctive style!! She is such an incredible person and so sweet, and she never gets upset without a good reason. She deserves so much.

Revenciel is a ray of sunshine, to sound as cliche as possible. She is always so positive and so unbearably kind to everyone she meets; her art is stunning and her writing is so elegant and her poetry is wrenchingly beautiful. It is literally impossible for this world to give her everything she deserves.

A huge thank you to the staff of dACompliments because you're all bright, beautiful people! You each deserve a compliment, a hug and a thousand good wishes.

To the admins of PolishedInk
Thank you for providing a place where writers of any level can hopefully receive feedback. Thank you for providing comments when and where you can.

Milk-and-Pie is a really lovely person on dA. She left a couple of comments on one of my latest works which really brightened my day :D She is a kind and caring person who seems to have a knack of encouraging others.
Thank you Milk-and-Pie for your support. You rock! :rose:

Dear Nyanfood,
You are a truly outstanding artist in so many fields. I adore your writing, your paintings, your music. Even more important, you have a great character. You're just such a wonderful person that you deserve all the success your art can give you. I couldn't even have imagined it when I discovered "Night Without Stars" and wrote my first comment to you - but you changed my life. I know I'll always look up to you.
In all gratefulness,

JessenoSabaku   You are the best thing ever! And you better believe it. Those coloring pencil skills.
All the different faced characters. All those stories you have yet to tell me~~~~ Kyahaaa~

This one shall be addressed to Bogdyalive, because he makes killer jokes and always brings a smile on my face c: I have no idea if you'll know who posted this, because I prefer staying anonymous, but regardless, just keep being awesome and make me proud of Uncul Krustu :D

Qba016 is a great artist and a great friend. He's really helpful and nice to talk to!

Ambercatlucky2 is honestly one of the best people you can ever meet. She is not only an amazing artist, but is a trustworthy and fiercely loyal and protective friend. Words can't describe just how incredible of a person she is. She has gone through SO much, and she's coming back strong and doing so much better than she has been before. I am so proud of you, Amber. You are one of the best people someone can ever have the pleasure to meet <3

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Spread positivity throughout the community by letting everyone know! Send in your compliment(s) and they will be published in a later "deviantART Compliments" journal.

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See Your Watcher Graph

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 5:16 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:
Our of curiosity, I wrote this script that makes a graph of a deviant's watcher gain over time, starting with the day the deviant gained his/her first watch.

My graph spans about two years and looks like this:

Interestingly enough, it turns out that the largest peaks correlate not with the days when I received a DD, but with the days when I wrote PE articles and landed in the footer. The DD's led to small peaks, but they are surprisingly hardly noticeable in the graph.

Anyways, thought I'd share since it's pretty interesting to see what your graph comes out to be. :la: All you have to do is go to the page linked above and enter your username into the box.

Coding by SimplySilent

Be a Mentor or Get Mentored!

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 9:28 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

Get Mentored

Looking for help with running a fan art contest? Need help with promoting your literature? Trying to find good digital art groups, or wanting to create a digital group of your own? Want tips on how to improve your manga?

CRCommunityProjects is kicking off a new Mentoring Project that aims to pair users who are experienced with projects and certain communities, with deviants who are looking for some help or advice.

Sign up to be paired up with an experienced mentor who would love to help!

The CRCP Mentoring ProjectMentoring Project @ CR Community Projects!
Here at CRCommunityProjects, we care about you and the community! 
Welcome to our own project, the Mentoring Project! 
This project aims to pair users who are experienced with projects and certain communities within dA.
There are many benefits to utilizing the mentoring program! Getting a mentor will help you learn more about your art community niche and how to set up projects and promote them effectively; becoming a mentor will help you do something wonderful for the community. Involving yourself in this project will hopefully lead to many lasting friendships! :heart:
This project, however, does not serve to be an art tutor style mentoring project, rather it focuses on the creation on projects, features, contests, groups, and resources! 
Signing Up: 
Obtaining A Mentor
:note: Please note us at CRCommunityProjects with th

Be a Mentor!

Feel like you can help other deviants? CRCommunityProjects is also looking for mentors, so read the journal above and send in a note today!

Coding by SimplySilent