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The Voodoo Queen by StarShadowist The Voodoo Queen :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 10 0 All It Takes Is A Spark by StarShadowist All It Takes Is A Spark :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 17 2 AT: Omarr by StarShadowist AT: Omarr :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 30 12 Aldric by StarShadowist Aldric :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 7 4 Deep Purple by StarShadowist Deep Purple :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 9 0 We Set The Fires To Take Us Higher by StarShadowist We Set The Fires To Take Us Higher :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 13 1 Fire Within by StarShadowist Fire Within :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 28 4 You Only Live Once by StarShadowist You Only Live Once :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 19 8 Monster Gift by StarShadowist Monster Gift :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 18 1 Natiel by StarShadowist Natiel :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 15 0 Lord of the Forest by StarShadowist Lord of the Forest :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 12 2 Son of the Sea by StarShadowist Son of the Sea :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 17 2 Finished YCH by StarShadowist Finished YCH :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 14 5 Empires Erased by StarShadowist Empires Erased :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 9 2 Sound of Silence by StarShadowist Sound of Silence :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 16 2 Echoes and Airwaves by StarShadowist Echoes and Airwaves :iconstarshadowist:StarShadowist 21 6


Wicked Woods by Kumiho-kami Wicked Woods :iconkumiho-kami:Kumiho-kami 13 0 PBEMTWGF-AKAB Auction by TheMauston PBEMTWGF-AKAB Auction :iconthemauston:TheMauston 12 8 Landscape Study III by Wolflich Landscape Study III :iconwolflich:Wolflich 130 1 Snow Queen by Khalliysgraphy Snow Queen :iconkhalliysgraphy:Khalliysgraphy 190 10 Nukeshi 2018 Fur Tutorial by Nukeshi Nukeshi 2018 Fur Tutorial :iconnukeshi:Nukeshi 60 1 Adoptable (Open)-Dog by Fiery-vulpes Adoptable (Open)-Dog :iconfiery-vulpes:Fiery-vulpes 7 0 Coterie by Kumiho-kami Coterie :iconkumiho-kami:Kumiho-kami 23 2 Dream Catcher by JoJoesArt Dream Catcher :iconjojoesart:JoJoesArt 7,101 167 Semi-natural foxes|AUCTION OPEN! by Kaysa99 Semi-natural foxes|AUCTION OPEN! :iconkaysa99:Kaysa99 42 22 F2U - Wolf/Canine Headshots - Lineart by Trash-Klng F2U - Wolf/Canine Headshots - Lineart :icontrash-klng:Trash-Klng 700 26 OC Canine Adoptables 05: CLOSED! by Sedillo-Kennels OC Canine Adoptables 05: CLOSED! :iconsedillo-kennels:Sedillo-Kennels 46 48 Little Steampunk Canine Adopt -OPEN- by BlackAdopts93 Little Steampunk Canine Adopt -OPEN- :iconblackadopts93:BlackAdopts93 13 1 CLOSED by DimLupine CLOSED :icondimlupine:DimLupine 41 28
10/5/17 Update: Still trying to get my computer to work >.> It's very laggy, photoshop barely runs, and I have to have a bunch of patience to sit down and work on a manip. It crashes about 50 million times while I'm trying to work on something, then to top it off I have to renew my photoshop so I'll have to wait for my brother to help me with that. In the mean time I'm half tempted to wait until my brother moves back in with us. He has a computer he barely uses and it runs a hell of a lot better than mine right now. If I end up doing that then I should have my commissions finished by November. After that I don't intend on opening up commissions again any time soon. I still feel really burnt out on art, especially commissions, so again I'm really sorry for the wait. If I owe you a commission I promise I'll upgrade them. So if you ordered a $5-10 commission I'll make it worth at least $25.

Okay so I know it's been a while and I've overall been very absent from deviantart so for that I do apologize. So as a brief explanation as to why I haven't been around - I broke up with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and overall have been feeling pretty crappy. Insomnia, stressed out, depressed, ect. So I've literally just spent the last few weeks being a walking ball of stress. This past weekend I finally made the trip to Ohio to get the rest of my things (I won't go far into detail, but having your ex threaten to sell your things or break them and you can't do anything about it has been where the majority of my stress has come from) so I'm glad to have that over and done with. 

As for why I haven't been around on deviantart, aka procrastinating on my commissions, is that my laptop has decided it absolutely hates my guts. I've had issues with it before, but now it's at the point where it really wants to act up. It barely runs chrome now, much less photoshop, so I will be taking it to my brother since he knows a hell of a lot more about computers than I do. I'm sure if I tried to fix it I'd make it worse. So I'm going to get him to clean it off for me and then see if that fixes it. 

So after that is done with I'm going to catch up on the very overdue commissions I owe people. After that I will be closing them down for a few reasons. One is I feel like the money I make off of my commissions isn't enough, and yet at the same time I'd feel guilty raising the prices. So in short, I hate lowering the prices to the point where I feel like I'm selling myself short. Lately I've just felt so burnt out about doing art at all, and then I feel worse when it takes me longer to get to my commissions, but I also don't believe in giving crap out, especially when someone has paid me for art. So even though I won't be opening up commissions, I still want to further my skill and try and improve in the areas I know I need to improve, so I may open up a few request slots every so often, though it won't be any time soon and it may only be one at a time. 

I also will be slower on art because, now that I have retrieved my birth certificate and other important documents from my ex's house, I plan on signing up for job corps. I do intend on bringing my laptop, but I'm not entirely sure how much time I'll have to actually work on artwork while I'm there. If I don't get into job corps though my backup plan is preparing myself to try and sign back up for the military. So either way, I won't be around to post a whole lot of artwork after I finish these commissions. 


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Mekayla Dakotah Bishop
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi and welcome to my DA page! I'm really bad at introducing myself so enjoy my little spiel of randomness.

I'm 20 years old and work on manips as a hobby/a little side money while I wait for the new semester to roll around so I can go to school. Originally I had joined the Army but I fractured both of my ankles in basic and had to come home. I've had issues out of them since so DA is not only my source of entertainment and practice, but a minor source of income as well.

I have a tiny little black cat that I adore entirely. Her name is Salem and one of these days I'm going to upload some pictures of her if I could ever get one in lighting that actually doesn't make her look like a dark blob. I also have a twin, he's on DA too, but he doesn't post a whole lot between school and work so he may seem a bit inactive. He does a lot of things between photography and painting so be sure to check his profile out!

I've loved art since I was a little kid; although, I didn't get into digital art until my freshman year of high school. I picked up manips when I joined a site called Ciroc and I started off sucking at it. I got my first tablet when I was 16 and have been working on my digital work ever since. I'm more familiar with traditional work so my style tends to vary when it comes to drawing with my tablet. So if you see it change it's because I'm trying new things! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. I'm a little awkward at times but I swear I don't bite!


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SweetElectricity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pink heart {big} Hello! I wanted to thank you for the watch ! :heart:
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it!
Thank you again ~ ! Heart bum 

:heart: ~Have a wonderful day! ~ :heart:
vethysnia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got SUCH a beautiful gallery
and I'm an ass for not watching up until now

StarShadowist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you xD Honestly I started watching you when my manips were not so nice lol so that might be why 
PenStr0ke Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the fave!  Love your work.  c:
StarShadowist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! c: And thank you :heart:
BerwynRyker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the add ❤️❤️
StarShadowist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome c:
JuliaLisitsina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! Llama Emoji-04 (Pretty) [V1]  
StarShadowist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
hvngr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist
tysm for the watch <33
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