Happy Friendship Day!
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like most artists, i am--and i've always been--a very reclusive person. never had too many friends or people to talk to...UNTIL I JOINED dA!

in less than a year-and-half, i have more friends than i ever had in my entire life! that may make me seem like a 'typical internet nerd living a virtual life', but that's not the case. i'm not a very internet-savvy guy. dA is the only internet community i'm a part of (my facebook account is always in hibernation: it exists simply because it's a 'must-have').

MOST artists are solitary creatures. meeting people with a similar passion for art (among other things) is like discovering that i'm not really the 'abnormal, anti-social weirdo' that people around me think i am. there are people out there like me. shy people. people who don't mix well with 'regular' society. people who are different because they 'feel too strongly'.

that's what friendship is all about: the feeling that 'i am not alone'; that there are 'strangers' out there who care about me as much i care about them. it doesn't matter whether they live a few miles away, or on the other side of the world. they know me better than the people i've physically met, my next-door neighbours, and even my relatives.

as someone rightly said: "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves."

so this is for all of you out there: my heartfelt gratitude and love for being my friends.

:heart: THANK YOU! :heart:

My little world is big... by Mariska1974 my mornings 2 by Ginaah Feeding the Birds by philippeL Lost and Safe by NJPoulin Friends for ever by JocelyneR Yop by Limeylittlefox
Me And My Diva by Viktalon Forgive and Forget by sesam-is-open Oli and Miles by Aseamlessbonds :thumb223856138: Love is.. by SharadSaurabh Dating the Devil by wandaluvstacos
:thumb223144845: dA ID: htar90 and Lynira by htar90 Uncle Jesse and Michelle by Aliyona The Beatles 2011 by ArielRGH Han and Chewie by whu-wei Penguinism. by Yazzeh-Superfreak
:thumb132252100: Floreo by lightrainbow :thumb245772697: Music Lover by j0rosa :thumb196616314: Scofield and Burrows by PaulTHutchins
Unforgotten Moments 3 by H-Heather :thumb189526469: :thumb186001520: The 3 idiots by shirly90 Sharing by Startle3iv :thumb136861662:
HAPPYVDAY forskully by Odokasu Blase by pinkasapeach Shhhhh by gtlowes :thumb155768369: Klaine by Bee-Minor Katie Kat by screenlooker
:thumb178227996: Shadows of Sorrow by meregoddess future's bright by Saswat777 Glasses by ayoood Xena and Gabrielle - new file by Dragonda :thumb108919932:
J. C. + Penny at the Cool Cafe by fizzfoam what..... by wolfridersfla :thumb143813271: :thumb161548149: :thumb97030121: I Love my Daddy by amigaboi
Light and Darkness by axlsalles Gothic by Miorlau Da Boyz by bleedingmoon114 hay dost by SyedaSairaNaqvi sara and conor by jaeglejonas HERSHEY. by SoLong-AndGoodnight
EXPLOSION OF LAUGH by praveenchettri :thumb189632736: Sally empat by toniart57 Fairest Of Them All drawing by Dodos24:thumb163903829: :thumb128720663:
children by arcanes666 Die Hard by Mitia-Arcturus The Lost Boys... by ladyjart Two Friends by jmoneygetdown :thumb155070944: Three Loves by simplykynd
:thumb181052919: Best Friends by ChibiKit1 Devon And Happyjack by Trippy4U Penguins by Nadia354 Une fille et sa chat by rubiks-cube040 Liv and Agnes by FairweatherJohnson
Zumba instructor finished by christiana Cheetah by cosmogenesis :thumb80707994: Akshaye, Aamir and Saif by aplusp :thumb196657846: everything will be fine?sure.. by pociecha
all the people in my head by mesomad mikey and gee way by Mari-J Snape's Challenge by jennieannie :thumb201117291: Prince of Persia by detasar Nikol and Maria by 76204016
The Doctor and Rose by girlinterruptedbyart :thumb150607686: mural 2 by SATTISH
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Trippy4U's avatar
Thx so very much Shubby for including my photo in this fine collection of art :thumbsup:
Forgive my late response...I was away on Holiday :ahoy:
naejann's avatar
Thank You so much for the Feature and the friendship!
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cloudmilkHobbyist Traditional Artist
We started on dA more or less at the same time. You've gone a long way since. Glad for that. Keep on shouting when you feel like, and always a pleasure to see your alias and comment around. See you Bro ! :wave:
Mari-J's avatar
Mari-JStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou for being an amazing friend :D:D & thankyou for the amazing features
ayoood's avatar
Oh thanx ..... you r so kind :D
Tigles1Artistry's avatar
Thank you soooo much my dearest....:love:
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my-pixel-gardenHobbyist Photographer
love to see you care.
lots of love:hug:
wolfridersfla's avatar
thank you very much!
very honored :)
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berninikkrProfessional Traditional Artist
^ -^
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Startle3ivHobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including me in this post. The pictures you selected go just perfect with what you expressed. Cheers!
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Bee-MinorHobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful thing to do! Thank you so much for the feature, not only is your artwork incredibly inspiring but you have such a big heart!
Cheers :aww:
praveenchettri's avatar
happy friendship day n thanks for featuring my work
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j0rosaProfessional Traditional Artist
Aww, you're very kind, thank you for the feature :love:
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ladyjartHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow..Thank you my good friend for the feature and for being my friend..Thanks so much again..
many blessing to you..Lady j..:)
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Aww, so nice of you to include my drawing in this beautiful feature! Thank you so much Sabhankar! :heart:
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature. :) I don't like Facebook because people don't take the time to discuss, be articulate, and think about things like they do here on DeviantArt. Plus the point of being on the internet is to meet new people, not just keep in touch with people you already know. :)
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jennieannieHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one of the sweetest, most heartfelt entries I have ever read. It's great to know you and your art! :tighthug: Thanks for everything, including this! I feel honored to be included. :)
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lightrainbowProfessional Traditional Artist
Subhankar, it's an honour to be your friend. You're very kind and attentive person, I appreciate it a lot. Thank you!:hug:
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Perfectly said my friend.
I totally understand but I have found this is really not enough.
I myself am a very alone person that is finding
I need people other than just friends here.
Human contact is a part of our make up. Maybe I am alone in my thinking. :shrug:
Thank you for thinking of me in your beautiful feature. :hug:
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I'm a bit different in that in real life I have quite a few friends-- however, in my 3 years on deviantart, I've made friends who I'm closer to, friends tha I can tell anything, friends that I trust more.
I'm so honored to be your friend, subi, even though we haven't talked or been so for a long time, I know that you're such a sweet, caring person and I can't wait to see more of your work and talk to you more!

thanks for featuring me and I hope you have a wonderful Friendship Day. Thank you for including me in your "family" <3
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philippeLHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very descriptive of my own situation, Subhankar :nod: We are sooooo alike!!! Thank you so much for featuring my work, dear friend, and have a very nice Friendship Day :wave: :iconfireworkplz:
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Aw! Thanks so much. Half of my friends are on the internet and I'm damn proud of that fact! Your work is great, and I'm so glad you're an active part of the community! xx <3
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i'm glad to be a part of your 'family' dear:):tighthug:
Mariska1974's avatar
Aw, sweet! :wave:
You have a beautiful new article! :boogie: and thank you so much for including my work, very kind of you! :tighthug:

Good Sunday! :cuddle:
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