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Excuse Me! by Zaphkiellane Excuse Me! :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 56 34 Jenifer the Woozle by Zaphkiellane Jenifer the Woozle :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 65 30 Honeymoon by Zaphkiellane Honeymoon :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 50 49 Bad Guy? by Zaphkiellane Bad Guy? :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 40 26 Lost in Orbit by Zaphkiellane Lost in Orbit :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 69 41 Cutting a Deal by Zaphkiellane Cutting a Deal :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 18 20 Thunderbird by Zaphkiellane Thunderbird :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 43 28 AECC Service Days by Zaphkiellane AECC Service Days :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 37 30 Space cowboy birb by Zaphkiellane Space cowboy birb :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 81 37 Announced by Zaphkiellane Announced :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 28 12 Pie and Chai by Zaphkiellane Pie and Chai :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 28 30 Confirmation by Zaphkiellane Confirmation :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 38 22 The Strange Folk by Zaphkiellane The Strange Folk :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 61 29 Beaver Pier by Zaphkiellane Beaver Pier :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 37 30 Heart of Palm by Zaphkiellane Heart of Palm :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 42 11 You're So Pretty by Zaphkiellane You're So Pretty :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 42 21


Um Jammer Lammy by BASELARDER Um Jammer Lammy :iconbaselarder:BASELARDER 18 0 Polecats by ArtRock15 Polecats :iconartrock15:ArtRock15 12 4 Valentine by Santeza Valentine :iconsanteza:Santeza 3 0 Day 14 by long-haired-lady Day 14 :iconlong-haired-lady:long-haired-lady 45 9 Day 13 by long-haired-lady Day 13 :iconlong-haired-lady:long-haired-lady 21 0 The harvest day by Reiterin2501 The harvest day :iconreiterin2501:Reiterin2501 40 10 Hips by azumaril Hips :iconazumaril:azumaril 1 1 Oops, wrong nest... by Anatoliba Oops, wrong nest... :iconanatoliba:Anatoliba 81 6 November by CanisAlbus November :iconcanisalbus:CanisAlbus 1,296 24 Jammy the Genie by BaikoBits Jammy the Genie :iconbaikobits:BaikoBits 12 7 Why the long face by Shabazik
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Why the long face :iconshabazik:Shabazik 96 19
Wandering thoughts by Alessio-Scalerandi Wandering thoughts :iconalessio-scalerandi:Alessio-Scalerandi 57 3 Hazy Shade of Winter by BlackSpiralDancer1 Hazy Shade of Winter :iconblackspiraldancer1:BlackSpiralDancer1 56 2 Autumn Squirrels by Paulina-AP Autumn Squirrels :iconpaulina-ap:Paulina-AP 72 13 The Cape: Fallen page 8 inks by Spacefriend-KRUNK The Cape: Fallen page 8 inks :iconspacefriend-krunk:Spacefriend-KRUNK 63 10 Bau by TheStrangeThing Bau :iconthestrangething:TheStrangeThing 24 4

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39 deviants said devote a lot of time to making quality work even it there is less of it.
20 deviants said post content frequenly even if it is just sketches.
So this is a different journal than what I usually post. It is in response to some trends that I see going on lately here on the site. Recently I have been getting quite a few new watchers, but I've also seen a few of the older content creators that have helped me get started closing their accounts. It makes me sad to see a lot of people that I looked up to go, but the big insurgence of new accounts means that the site is far from dwindling. 

So to my contemporary peers here on the site lets keep the positive energy going. I feel like it falls on us to take a more active roll here to keep the legacy we have been handed going. A lot of the success, enjoyment, and lessons I've learned while posting here have been because of other helpful people here on the site. Lots of awesome people have been promoting me, helping me develop my skills, and giving me helpful advice. I think it falls on all of us to keep up this tradition of artists helping other artists. The most enjoyable part of this site is the since of community I've experienced here. Unlike a lot of other social media sites this one has been much more free from drama and politics. The focus here seems to be a more genuine spirit of love for artistic creation and the encouragement of fellow artists. Lets keep that tradition going by being as helpful and supportive as we can to new accounts. So get involved by assuming admin roles to keep groups going and actively answering questions we get in our comments.

I plan to do my part in trying to give the same sort of help I've been given. Always feel free to strike up dialogue or ask me for advice. If you like something I'm doing I'm more than happy to share what I know. Asking questions to learn and sharing what you've learned should continue to be the model for interactions here.

That being said, to all the new watchers I've picked up lately, if you like my kind of artwork you really ought to be watching the following artists as well.……

That's I no particular order and If I've been remiss in mentioning any of you that I should have, let me know so I can list you in the next feature.

On a personal note, I'm Looking forward to being able to get back home soon so I can get back up to previous art production levels. This current project has me a bit tied up lately with work and less time to scribble. Such is my recent punishment for doing more that minimal effort before. Now I think they think I'm competent or something. This fall ought to much more frequent drawings. 


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Currently living in North Carolina

I grew up in south east Texas.

I work mostly with traditional media, but I experiment with digital now and then. Traditional artwork is my own preference. I like to get comments on my work. Especially if you have caught one of the cryptic religious, scientific, or esoteric messages that I like to hide in my drawings. There is something symbolic or deeper in everything I post and it's fun to find things in other people's art.

I will try to reply to any questions and welcome sharing advice and techniques.

My work is mostly based on my world that I have created. Involving my original places and characters. I hope you enjoy.

If I've left you a llama it's because I like your gallery. I just like to check and make sure your account is still active before giving you a watch.



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CatLaurelle Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Are you and Albrict Durer fan as well?
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I am, he has always been one of my favorite artists. I have a few references to him in some of my drawings. 
TheFelineAlchemist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the watch :3
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks in kind Meow :3 
FlapperFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the cake badge!birthday cake 
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, I hope you had a great birthday. 
meanpersonaart Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav Heart 
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, I really like pictures with lots of elaborate detail like that one. 
meanpersonaart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
Mutabi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! :)

Thank you very much for the :+fav:! :hug:
Please have a wonderful new week and some colourful nature around you. Fall leaf - F2U
Your Mutabi :rose:
Autumnal greetings by Mutabi
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