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Hi. As some of you may have noticed, I was gone for a while. And by "a while" I mean four years.

There's a reason for that. It may not be... well... reasonable for most of you, but I will put it out there none the less, as there are some good folks I met here that I left with no explanation whatsoever and I feel bad because of that.

The thing is, I'm bad at many things, one of them is being able to receive critique. And no, it's not like I think my stuff is ideal, heck, I don't even think it's decent. And when someone points out some of the flaws I have to agree. But I'm aware I won't be able to fix them, because I'm not skilled enough and I'm not able to devote enough time to improve, so I'm not making enough progress to be able to get substantially better within my lifespan. Which usually makes me put away drawing for a while, till I manage to sort stuff out in my head.

Anyway, I stopped drawing for a year because some guy on the forums decided to harp on every detail of every picture I ever posted here after I wrote (under his critique request) that I liked his stuff but he should work on his colouring. Which, in hindsight, was probably a bad thing to say. Then, when I finally came back to drawing, I was sure my art is not good enough to show to anyone (especially after a year without any practise), so I didn't post it anywhere, anymore.

For a while, everything was good. Drawing stuff just for myself and then locking it in a (digital) drawer helped me in using that unsatiable drive to create, to make stuff come into existence. Not wanting to show off, not wanting to impress. Just to create. It felt refreshing.

But not being able to post it anywhere made me realize how much being able to share my art actually meant to me. And I don't mean the praise (which is unwarranted anyway and I can't really benefit from it if I want to be honest with myself), I mean the very act of taking stuff in my head, transfering it to visual media and showing them to other people. It feels almost intimate, like you are sharing this unique link with other person, if just for a brief moment.

I was fighting it for a while now, knowing I would risk the same situation happening all over again. But I have this sorted out and I think I'm better prepared this time.

So, hello again. I hope you will enjoy sharing all the backlog of emotions I accumulated over the years.
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My Drawings - My Photomanips - FeedbackHub

So the challenge held by EmberRoseArt (aka. Tolkienmaster) came to an end and here're the winners:

:bulletgreen: First place
war of the worlds by kaaaay
by kaaaay

:star: other works by this artist:
lust by kaaaay Anubis by kaaaay skite by kaaaay rainy love by kaaaay Kami by kaaaay skyte by kaaaay


:bulletgreen: Second place
At world's end by MorriganArt
by MorriganArt

:star: other works by this artist:
Secrets by MorriganArt


:bulletgreen: Third place
Last night before the Apocalypse by okissop
by okissop


:star: other works by this artist:
Teddy bear hunting by okissop Never Forget the Pain by okissop Regrets by okissop Don't look behind you by okissop Come in my dream by okissop Good luck my love by okissop


:bulletgreen: Honorable mentions
2012 by thenSir The World Ends Today by FuchsiaBud The World Is Already Ending by Kencho Apocalypse: Moon collision by Espieler The Approaching Storm by krissybdesigns The World Ends Today by MBHenriksen :thumb287808246: Prophecy Of Maya by sachiko2189 The End of Days by KSewellDesigns .: The End :. by Pure-Poison89

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My Drawings - My Photomanips - FeedbackHub

Here's the video of the drawing, with a bit of my hilarious narration... Don't laugh too hard :)



:star: 3rd place winner:,

:star::star::star:MarahScott :iconmarahscott::star::star::star:

prizes:
:bulletgreen:A commision by me
:bulletgreen:A full month journal feature

:star: 2nd place winner:

:star::star::star:kimsol:iconkimsol::star::star::star:

prizes
:bulletgreen:A commision by me
:bulletgreen:1 month of premium subscription or it's equivalent in points
:bulletgreen:A full month journal feature

:star: 1st place winner:

:star::star::star:iisjah:iconiisjah::star::star::star:

prizes:
:bulletgreen:A commision by me
:bulletgreen:3 months of premium subscription or it's equivalent in points
:bulletgreen:A full month journal feature
:bulletgreen:A link to your gallery or a gallery of your choice in my DA signature for a year

Congratulations to the winners! I will note each one of you with the results as well, but it will take a while.

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My Drawings - My Photomanips - FeedbackHub

Sorry for the delay, I was far away form any reasonable internet connection for a week.

Thanks to all who participated, here's a list of you who made it to the second stage:

:bulletyellow: 1 :bulletyellow::iconmarahscott: MarahScott

:bulletyellow: 2 :bulletyellow::iconyobtaf: Yobtaf

:bulletyellow: 3 :bulletyellow::iconiisjah: iisjah

:bulletyellow: 4 :bulletyellow::iconkimsol: kimsol

:bulletyellow: 5 :bulletyellow::iconxbluepearlx: xBluepearlx

:bulletyellow: 6 :bulletyellow::iconnocturnalbutterfly: NocturnalButterfly

The drawing will take place within the next few hours (which means "as soon as I find a computer that can handle some video capture software", because apparently my netbook can't).

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