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Fireside by vaia Fireside :iconvaia:vaia 7 1 Marie by vaia Marie :iconvaia:vaia 4 0 Forest Tales by vaia Forest Tales :iconvaia:vaia 5 0 The Wastelands by vaia The Wastelands :iconvaia:vaia 3 0 Smoochy by vaia Smoochy :iconvaia:vaia 3 0 Wishes by vaia Wishes :iconvaia:vaia 1 0 Warrior Soul by vaia Warrior Soul :iconvaia:vaia 2 0 Pix by vaia Pix :iconvaia:vaia 1 0 Demiskrah by vaia Demiskrah :iconvaia:vaia 3 0 Ornella by vaia Ornella :iconvaia:vaia 2 0 Bridget by vaia Bridget :iconvaia:vaia 1 0 I protect what's mine by vaia I protect what's mine :iconvaia:vaia 1 0 The Fallen by vaia The Fallen :iconvaia:vaia 3 0 Burning Love by vaia Burning Love :iconvaia:vaia 2 0 In the Grotto by vaia In the Grotto :iconvaia:vaia 2 0 Insidious by vaia Insidious :iconvaia:vaia 2 0

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Spider email drawing offered as bill payment
I am sending you this drawing I did of a spider as payment, to help get you back on your feet.  I value the drawing to be worth more than the missing items, so I trust this settles the matter.
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deviantARTtimes Dec. 7th 2008
Community News
1. Community Operations
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richardbrady has joined the CEA team so we welcome him aboard.
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:bulletblue: Read the Weekly Helpdesk Updates - December 5th, 2008.
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:bulletblue: This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off: The LOL Corner #40
:bulletblue: It's finally here! The DollChat Grand Opening! Join us on the 10th of December for your chance to win subs and devWear and have an all round good time. Read more about the Digital Dolls Chat Grand Opening.
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The Cutting Edge 49/08
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print review queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week!

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deviantARTtimes Nov. 30th 2008
Community News
1. Community Operations
1.1 CEA
1.2 Help & FAQ
:bulletblue: Weekly Helpdesk Updates - November 26th, 2008
:bulletblue: Weekly Tip: Have you ever wished to be a Volunteer on deviantART? If so, click here for more information on how you can become one.
:bulletblue: Random FAQ: :faq11:
1.3 dAmn
:bulletblue: A collection of some of the funniest chat network quotes - read The LOL Corner #39!
2. Community Relations
:bulletblue: CR Newsletter November- a must-read for every deviant so you know what is going on in your galleries!
2.1 Staff News
:bulletblue: A list of Open Volunteer Positions can be found <b>
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DotY: Voting now open!
All right! Here's the time of year you've all been awaiting with baited breath. Voting time for the Deviant of the Year Awards! :excited:
As per usual, we've had a long and difficult process of gathering nominees. And as with the other times we've run it, we've had our fair share of drama, fun, and Chicken McNuggets (:drool:).
Anyway, enough on food.
Time to vote!
This year, we had preselection for the Deviant of the Year Award, and with the other categories, we modified some behind the scenes processes. The top five nominated in each category get a spot, and the other five are chosen randomly from the pool of nominees for that category.
The Nominees
Nominees are sorted alphabetically.
Best New Deviant
The prizewinner in this category will receive: 3 Month Subscription (DotY) +
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Cosmic Illusions Contest Entry by theancientsoul Cosmic Illusions Contest Entry :icontheancientsoul:theancientsoul 50 26 Scar Of Vengeance. by DuckyVader Scar Of Vengeance. :iconduckyvader:DuckyVader 3 2 Ocean flower by Goddesofthemoon Ocean flower :icongoddesofthemoon:Goddesofthemoon 5 6 wolf with the red roses by selenekat16 wolf with the red roses :iconselenekat16:selenekat16 2 1
The Cutting Edge 48/08
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print review queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week!

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The Cutting Edge 47/08 [MC]
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print review queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week!

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Miscats in 3D
Like all other galleries, the Digital 3-Dimensional gallery suffers from misplaced and miscategorized deviations, ie, deviations that should either not be there at all, or should be in another part of the gallery.
Artwork should only be put in the Digital > 3 Dimensional Gallery if it was made with a 3D program, eg, 3DSMax, Poser, Maya, Blender etc; which lets you arrange items in 3D (x, y, z) space before rendering.
Here is an overview of common mistakes people make in submitting deviations to the 3D gallery.
Screenshots of Games
Most computer games are 3D, so it's understandable that you might think that if you make a screenshot of a game, for example the Sims or Secondlife, it should go in the 3D Gallery somewhere. However, deviantART policy only allows you to put unedited screenshots of games in scraps, not in the 3D or any other gallery. For more information, please see :faq578:
Please note, that when you devwatch a deviant, you may tick the box t
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Daily Deviations in 3D
The 3D Gallery is home to lots of spectacular artworks, many of which have been recognised with Daily Deviations. Here is a feature of some of those.


Island Bedroom by zodevdesign The Tree haus by apocryph
Metal Gear Rex Final Renders by Puckducker :thumb23254422: Motorstorm:Pacific rift boxart by radoxist Phantom - v2 by bazze
Color Symphony by k3-studio No No No by Angelus-Hellion Heat v2 by mOsk glass spikeball by damiankafe
Suggest A DD
Seen something that measures up to the standard? Suggest it for a DD! Simply note me, joannastar. For best results title the note "DD suggestion", and include the suggested deviation as a thumb :aww: You can even suggest yourself; just make sure that the recipient hasn't had a DD within the last 3 months.
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Commission Status

Commission Stamp by kyouyatsu Commissions Open Stamp by izka197

Full Color, 3D commissions of your original character beginning at $35.

Feel free to note me or visit my site for more information.

Art Trades Closed Stamp by izka197 Requests Closed Stamp by izka197 Collabs Closed Stamp by izka197


Sprite by Amanora Sprite :iconamanora:Amanora 657 145 CELTIC LUNA CALENDAR for 2010 by ArwensGrace CELTIC LUNA CALENDAR for 2010 :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 280 35 Vivaldi's Autumn Dream by Alexandru1988 Vivaldi's Autumn Dream :iconalexandru1988:Alexandru1988 7,972 2,008 The Naiads by ClintCearley The Naiads :iconclintcearley:ClintCearley 20,063 819 The Dragon by Rodier The Dragon :iconrodier:Rodier 1,455 242 Sin Deep My Wicked Angel by AlexanderCasteels Sin Deep My Wicked Angel :iconalexandercasteels:AlexanderCasteels 564 59 Girodet, Rivolte at Cairo by Sanderx Girodet, Rivolte at Cairo :iconsanderx:Sanderx 53 42 Caffeinate Me by LancerAdvanced Caffeinate Me :iconlanceradvanced:LancerAdvanced 63 3
I've seen some truly fantastic prints on :devart: in my time here, some of which I would absolutely love to have for my wall...unfortunately :dollarus: doesn't allow me to buy many :sniff:




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I've been gone for way too long...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 4:37 PM
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:: Current Stuff ::


Again, it's been ages since I have been on :devart:
A lot has happened since April...and that is a serious understatement.

Brief version:
I am happy - happier than I have been in a very long time - I'm just busy with work, kids and bills.
It's not easy doing it all yourself, but it's getting done - however slowly.

Over the next few weeks, I will be updating my gallery with...gah...6 months worth of images - and then some. I hope to post 3 - 4 a day so that it won't take too long for me to catch up. My blog and other sites/galleries are woefully behind and with work going as it has, I have scarcely had the time to keep up with all of them. I am hoping to get back to square before too long and be able to regularly post on a daily, or at least weekly basis again like I used to.

In other news, this is the 6th time I have submitted this - at least - so apologies if you're receiving this multiple times...but I HATE the new (or should I say current, as it's probably NOT new) journal system and want to kill someone right now...

I hope that all of you are doing well and that the holiday season is being good to you.

Apologies in advance for the forthcoming spamming of the account, lol, and wish me luck!



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V. Nicharico
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Valarie Nicharico, but most folks call me Vaia as that has been my "name" online and off for over 20 years now.

I am a freelance graphic artist, specializing in character creation for roleplayers, gamers and writers. My passion is being able to bring another person's original characters to life for them be it as a full scene portrait or pinup.

I also create custom wedding invitations & cards, photo retouching and editing, and memorial angel portraits for pets and loved ones.

Commissions are almost always open and everything I do is based on the owners direction. For more information, please visit my blog at

Where to find me

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Just a quick note...

I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has added my work to their favorites, or who has added me to their watch lists! I very much appreciate your support, as that's what keeps me coming back here! If I can't return the thanks personally, please let me extend it in advance! :heart:

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek Watermarks Protect by MademoiselleGrief SMP Support Stamp by RockGirl1582

NOTE:: All of my Deviations are WATERMARKED and are not to be redistributed or copied without my written permission! Removal of watermarks or signatures is a punishable offense, and I WILL seek legal counsel if needed. Thank you.



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lemontea Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Cr0oow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Happy Birthday Vaia!

I wish you a wonderful day with your family. May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity. Your artworks are filled with outstanding dynamic lights and shadows. We admire your muse and talent.



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LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Happy birthday!! 🎂🍧🍦
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