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Inktober, MerMay...let's have another great month of fun.
There's still 1 week left till July, but so you won't miss an awesome opportunity, we are here to remind you of something awesome to come. :la: Hop 

July is 

WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH

31 watercolors in 31 days

Yes, it's a month dedicated to watercolor. And since we are a watercolor group it's only right that we take part in it too. 

Are you in?
bunny 4 by cherrielty

"So what do I have to do?" 
Just paint each day in July a watercolor painting and tag it with #WorldWatercolorMonth 
and of course don't forget to submit it to our group. =D

On July 1st we will again open our World Watercolor Month folder.

Any member of watercolorists can submit one artwork created with watercolor daily to the "World Watercolor Month" folder, in addition to the normal limit of one artwork per day.

Normal rules apply, and your work must be tagged with #WorldWatercolorMonth to be accepted into this folder.

"But I don't know what to paint for 31 days!"
No worries, there's an official prompt list which you can use.
Or you can make your own.

World-Watercolor-Month-2018-Official-Prompt-List-1 by TokyoMoonlight


More info about it on the official world watercolor month website:
doodlewash.com/world-watercolo…


Your watercolorists team
.:Bunny love:. 

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:iconnekomarik:
NekoMarik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad I saw this!  I've been slacking off on practicing my art this last month, better use this to kick my ass into gear!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018   Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] Great spirit :happybounce:
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LikaKinsky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   General Artist
that sounds awesome! 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Yes...it does...I'm also trying to prepare for it...first paper size then a theme =D
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LikaKinsky Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018   General Artist
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1]can't wait to see your works! 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018   Traditional Artist
My first one is already on Instagram. But I made my day 1 only today :blush: No matter if I'm not on time, but as long as I keep on practicing. :la:

www.instagram.com/p/BkvRRAlAPy…
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LikaKinsky Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018   General Artist
I absolutely agree with you! I'm behind the schedule, too, but wanna make those 31 pictures!
BTW, I absolutely love your work!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
2018YupiANanEmote019 Thank you...I just know that when I make landscapes I'm saving lots of time...don't need to make any drawings...maybe just a straight horizontal line and a circle for the sun and that's it. :giggle:
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LikaKinsky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   General Artist
fair enough! 
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Beathyra Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2018  Student General Artist
I'd like to but I can't do all themes for 31 days. :( I can choose few themes to draw. (Also, I just joined your group)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
This activity is not from our group. It's a world wide activity.

You can paint as much as you can. What you want to paint depends also on you. We just informed our members about this and if somebody wishes to take part in it, that we will also again open a special folder for it =D
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Beathyra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student General Artist
OK. Thanks! 
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QuixoticChipmunk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it okay to post something late? I might be away from my laptop for a week in July.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018   Traditional Artist
Don't worry about our group ;)
The challenge is for you...when you post to our group i'ts not so important =D

Last year we left the folder open even in the first week of August for all who wanted to "finish" the challenge till the end.

You can painting something on Monday and post it on Friday...the main thing is you paint...practice :la:
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I am hoping to take part in this challenge, and it really will be a challenge as I find it hard to complete anything in a day :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
If it would be easy, it wouldn't be a challenge =D
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha rofl. I am sure that some people find it easy to paint every day? I will give it a go. Can I also use a bit of pen and ink with my watercolour? :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018   Traditional Artist
:dummy: for accepting submission into our group, the artwork has to follow our regular group rules...so ink is ok, pen also when it's used for details, lineart^^

Some are really dedicated to those challenges...last year we had at least 2 members who completed it in full :happybounce:

Maybe you wanna take a look around to find inspiration and courage to try it:
World Watercolor Month #24 by RafaCM   Sail by TheUnconfidentArtist

:idea: revamp Tard Idea One more thing: Try to use a smaller size of paper...that way you cut the painting time a lot...choose more simpler subjects to paint and make a list of what you want to paint each day beforehand...if you use reference photos also. That way you can start to paint right away without searching for what you want to paint that day ;)
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TheUnconfidentArtist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The paper size is what saved me last year xD those were like, A7 except the last one :nod:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
What...not even A5 but A7...this is really tiny :plotting: good to know =D
Not that I would steal this :lmao:
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TheUnconfidentArtist Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally not :lol: 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
I just prepared some paper pieces...size 13,5 x 11,6 cm :O
So yeah...I must be crazy for taking part in this...oh my oh my.

Inktober almost finished me off...and now this :P
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I already have some ideas of what I want to paint, but they won't be very complex pictures. Does that matter? :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
I'm not a master of this event also...I just heard about it the previous year :giggle:

The main thing is to make art (with watercolors) each day. You can make a doodle or a master piece =D
If you would just make some watercolor abstract textures this would also count as an artwork ^^
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
That's good to know :D (Big Grin) 
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cassandra4 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds Amazing! I'll try to be constant and participate with a watercolor painting per day, but sincerely I find this list quite boring... I'll look for for any other idea...
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cassandra4 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your advices! 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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jeskohh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I'll be able to paint every day, but I will definitly try some of these ideas! Thank you for sharing :D
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
This challenge can be completed in full (31 days) or you can try to make as often as you can. Every watercolor painting you create during July would technically count as world watercolor month artwork. Just like every mermaid painting in May =D

Give it a try...if you make just 1 piece per week you will make 4 painting. It's better then nothing :la:
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jeskohh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOW now this! Idk if I can do this but I am interested in joining and polishing my watercolor! :D can we have an official name for this event? Something catchy like inktober or mermay's event 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
That's the catchiest as it gets XD
That's the official name for this event.
World Watercolor Month =D (it's in the same official category as Inktober, MerMey, NaNoWriMo)

This name is also trademarked. It's not our name (from watercolorists ) but by someone else. Charlie O’Shields is the creator of Doodlewash, and is the founder of World Watercolor Month. :cutenod: 

But we use also the short version WWM ;)

The official webpage link is also in the journal, but maybe you missed it:
doodlewash.com/world-watercolo…
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough! :D I'm excited about July!
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Leochi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
:bounce: Already looking forward to it. :heart::heart::heart: Thanks for posting the prompts. I did my own prompts last year, but it's nice to have the official list, too. :D
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
They released the official prompts just recently. I was worried that this year they won't have them :P

One of our members had an awesome idea of choosing the theme "jellyfish". The last one for the world watercolor month was the best XD
End of the Journey by TheUnconfidentArtist
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TheUnconfidentArtist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the mention :huggle:
It's sad that I can't participate in WWM this year D:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
What?! Shocked 
And I was counting on you :la:

Maybe Inktober then ;)
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TheUnconfidentArtist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so xD
Last year I didn't managed to finish that, either
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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Leochi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
:D Jellyfish sure makes one think of summer.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
Jellyfish 
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I just got my hand on a book with watercolour basics inside
And they have a few step by steps for very simple painting I'd like to try as an exercice
this could be the occasion
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018   Traditional Artist
yay...awesome
Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
Since the challenges are always hectic, I thought it would be good to make an announcement for artists to prepare beforehand.

If you manage to decide on what you will paint each day is a huge help :B
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, but I won't, because I have stuff already planned
=/
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
I'm still pending...if...then I would do really small paintings (even smaller then for Inktober) and more like a doodle. :plotting: :P
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
well, I'd love to see that!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
I already searched for references...and I think I have a theme :P
And so much other work to do...I must be crazy :facepalm:
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
we all are, I think ^^'
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DeviantART Eclipse: A Breakdown and Review by Kyu

Okay, so first off, I just want to say let's all be adults and not bash each other with mean comments, name calling and harsh opinions but rather constructive criticism and fair point of views as well as equal judgement okay? I mean, everyone has their own opinions and not everyone is gonna like or hate the same thing.

Now I'm not promoting Eclipse, these are simply my own feelings and thoughts about the whole thing~

Also, I'll be showing some screenshots (whether or not I'm allowed to I'm not really sure, but hey~ I can right now so why not). Most, if not all, of the screenshots will be in the Dark Setting because I love the dark setting.

Well, now that we've got that out of the way!

I wanna say, the New Deviantart Eclipse is really, really nice ok. I especially love the dark theme, like aah bae! But in all seriousness, it's not the end of the world. I seen a lot of journals yesterday pretty much yelling about how "bad" it is, but... it's really not. To be fair tho, I did complain about it to my friends in Discord when I first tried it for like, ten minutes but eh, maybe reading those journals made me think that way. I mean sure, state your opinions on it, but there's no need to call out the whole dA family/Devs and say how they could have 'done better.' They're doing their best guys. And in my opinion, Eclipse (which also happens to be the name of one of my OCs heheh) is very professional and well done considering it's still in it's beta phase.

But here are the Light vs Dark Themes; I personally love the dark, but looking at them both side by side like this makes me appreciate both of them.

Okay, let's talk about it shall we?

These are based on my experience with it- tell me about yours if and once you've had it.

My own opinion and thoughts about it as well as breakdown bc Kyu gets carried away easily with reviews-

I get you, I get you random deviant reading this that might be sore about the new update. The reason, or at least one of the main reasons people get Core is for the customization; that was about the main reason I get it. I mean yeah, the customization justified for paying the fees bc everyone wants to be known through their pages right? It's like going through your own personal art expo that screams YOU!

The custom widgets and the making your page all one consistent color, shapes and aesthetic. The fancy buttons and feather clickers, floating characters; even the non-core custom coding stuff. That's all gone, or at least not around in this early stage of Eclipse. I learned coding that way (very basic I'm sure lol), and while I'm going to say I'm going to miss it; I won't be really upset if it doesn't come back, to be honest. I mean, the coding thing was way complicated and confusing at times and sometimes it doesn't always line up with each other so you had to be very careful with how and where you put things, plus it takes a lot of time unless you were an expert at it,,,, erm, if you code, or at least coded in dA you'd know what I'm talking about,,,, hopefully

These are the widgets under the "Add Section" buttons tho

These are about the most you'll have to work with. Each one of them is very nice when added onto the profile though so I'll give them credit for that. And these choices down below here are for your About page, which is pretty self-explanatory once you see it. But all in all, it's about how it's going to look with everyone. At least until they get customization integrated, so don't lose all hope yet.

Can I just say the whole look though? I mean, it's very aesthetic- both black and white- and pleasing to the- at least my- eyes. The whole dark themes are always my fave to go with. Dark discord, dark YouTube, and now dark DeviantART yay pfft. Now I know it's not for everyone, but it looks awesome in my book.

Though another con I personally have, as well as from other people according to their journals, is the comments area. You can't nest comments so all of the comments on your page is shown,,, hmm just like the usual if you don't have it nested, to be fair. I personally would have like to be able to keep just the one comment for everyone to reply under and keep the extras hidden so your page is "clean"- in other words, nest the comments- but, looking at it now, it's really not that big of a deal. I know a lot of people that don't mind the comments too so this won't be an issue for them.

<<<This is what I mean by it tho- in a dramatic VS style heck yea- featuring one of my favorite ppl lol,, Hi Noe!

However, a little fun thing about the new comments thing is that you can give comments likes haha. I don't know why I smile at that.

Now, my favorite part about Eclipse so far is the header/banner area.

The thing is, you need to find- or make- the right sized artwork for it to fit, otherwise it's only going to show, say, the torso area and lower, of your character.

(I tried this out on my taller drawings and it didn't fly as smooth; it doesn't scroll to see the whole thing and you can't customize it so that it shows the face area, which to me is what I wanted here.)

But!! once you find that one that fits -or you could make it-, mhm, it's so freaking nice. It would be nice to be able to customize how any size artwork would fit on the banner though (kind of like how it works in YouTube, but hey who knows, that might come in the future; HEAR ME DEVS teeheh).

Right now (as of 11/15/18 lol), I have an artwork of my character, MinJae made by Zismo, as my banner and it fits so perfectly it's just something I can't really look away from.

(I mean look at this beauty, it's so gorgeous aaahhh!! Now to me, that's perfectly aligned and is very nice to have the banner art thingy there; Credit to Zismo for the banner art, Likesac for the icon; character is mine criii)

Now onto the top bar~

Everywhere else in dA is not really all that different as far as navigating goes. The main page of DA, when you click on the site icon on the top left shows the front page as usual- though I never go anywhere but my notifications and watch areas so I can't really say much about the differences-. That layout goes about the same for the Browse, Watch, Daily Deviations, Journals, and Status Updates, etc. They're all pretty easy to look at and easy to find.

Now for notifications part, that confused me a bit until I got used to it but once I did, I actually like it a lot more than how it used to be. You click on that little bell icon up there next to your pfp and a drop down like setting comes up. A little side note: the Submit button is about the same except now it has a Status Update button, so you don't have to go to Watch or put in the widget to make a status update; although the stash link is under your pfp and not under submit like previously. I haven't found Manage Deviations yet, but hopefully that's still here or at least have something similar to it because to me, that was pretty important.

I love the fact that a "give back" button for giving back llamas is right there tho. No need to go to anyone's profile to do it. Now for me, I will always go to the profile anyways, because I love seeing new people's pages and works but it's that little convenience thing, you know. That and I might have a little obsession with giving out llama badges, so the faster I can do that, the better,,, wheeze

Polls! I actually found this part really interesting because it gives you a whole section of polls you can vote on. Now some of these aren't even from deviants that I watch, but I just thought it was a pretty neat thing to see.

Now comes the Art-ing part. First off, it works nothing like how it used to. You can't just go to your notifications and see all of your watched artists works right there. No, the notifications are for your likes, comments and llamas, and maybe more- we'll see. It's something that you're gonna have to get used to, and it may or may not take a while.

What I found is that you have to click on the "Watch" button on the top bar and there you'll see all of your favorite artists recent submissions, group deviations, journals, polls, and status updates. To be honest tho, I like how it looks a lot better. It just seems like its easier on the eyes.

One thing I seen that people wasn't too happy with was the fact that you can't drag and drop deviations into folders. You have to click on it, hit the star then it'll give you the option to put it in folders, instead of just one click, drag then move on. But to me, that's really not a big deal because that's the reason I watch these people right? To look at their art in it's actual size, admire it for a bit and not just see the thumbnails and save them after a few seconds of seeing it--

OH! I also saw this which I thought was pretty cute. It now has this little heart bar on the left side where you can drag it and it goes from: Not my taste > I like it > I love it. I'm assuming that's for sending you recommended deviations in the future based on what you like.

Last thing I'm going to talk about is the Notes area which doesn't really need explaining.

I love the new look though. The edges, accents and co l o rs! But yeah! The new Eclipse looks great in my book!

Man, that was long but I had to say something to negate-- er, the negativities??? It's a double negative, what does that mean,??? snrk,,,, I think I might have missed a few things tho but eh- I'm sure it'll come out sooner or later.

I mean, when you think about it. Once this goes out to the public, with maybe more stuff in the future- keep in mind, it is still in beta so anything can happen- everyone might grow to love it. And once the Devs find something else to evolve into, everyone will flip about that update just like we did with this. But remember, they are only human as well and they're doing their best! Let's show them support and fair criticism instead of straight up bashing them; they did make this site in the first place and it's going to stay great! But overall, I really like Eclipse so far. I don't think it's just for the whole professional look, and it is still in early stages but hopefully for those that wants more, the Devs will put in custom widgets and something fun like that.

And if you say, I'm being a suck up- well then good for you.

But yeah! Those are my thoughts about it, I'm not gonna get too attached nor will I bash it so badly that I won't accept anything new. All in all, it's pretty sleek and such, and ofc it's going to need a lot of work and consideration of deviants wants with it. I'm waiting, at this point, for more things they might add and hopefully they will because this could turn out into something awesome. Just remember though, keep an open mind and try not to get too upset about changes that you might not like.

Art thief alert: Fredrik Persson

Yet another case of art thief public shaming. I usually don't make a fuss when people just repost my art but this one got me really pissed off and let me tell you why.

The drawing in question was this one i posted yesterday (see below). And the thief took it, removed my watermark, mirrored ir and posted it on reddit here https://www.reddit.com/r/2007scape/comments/ae5hn5/kebos_lowlands_konar_fanart/

Now what pissed me off was that people started asking him if his commissions are open and he said yes, so basically he lures people with my art and then scams them maybe doesn't even deliver any art, or gives his own art. I cannot let my art be used to scam people, this has gone too far. And then taint my name when the commissioner doesn't get what he wanted.

People recognized my art and called him out so he erased the reddit post but i did some digging and found his artstation where i sent him a message.

This is his artstation https://www.artstation.com/dolkman

and his name is Fredrik Persson, from Sweden apparently.

I found a small thumbnail of his edit of my art and but the whole thing was erased because he erased the thread, but you can get an idea of what it looked like

If you look at his art (i posted it below), you'll notice it's not that bad, he still has a way to go but he could ask for commissions using his own art. But instead of working his ass off to improve, he thinks taking an easy route will help him somehow, but it does nothing but damage his name and mine.

In case he erases his artstation too, i will link some of his art on my page from stash so you can see for yourself and form an opinion.

My art:

His art:

https://www.artstation.com/dolkman



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