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Journal Entry: Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:07 PM

haha wow, i just noticed that I've officially been on deviantart for 10 years now. gotta draw something to commemorate that soon! i'm not gonna lie, it means quite a lot to me. even though i didn't know it at the time, putting my artwork online and joining art communities like deviantart has become the foundation of pretty much my entire LIFE as i know it now. i mean i started uploading my artwork to this site for fun, just to get in touch with other artists and gain some exposure, and now it is my career. i firmly believe that my fanbase here on deviantart and the things i've learned here have EVERYTHING to do with me being able to work as a freelance artist. i discovered so many inspiring and great artists through this site. the reason i chose the Utrecht School of the Arts as my college was because i followed Bakenius and loved his work; when i didn't like the school i was attending at the time, i contacted him through deviantart notes and he advised me to check out his school in Utrecht. i met most of my friends and my boyfriend (who i've been with for 6 and a half years!) there. i remember two of my new classmates had already seen my work before ever meeting me, thanks to my DTF's!! (deviantart veterans will know: this means Daily Top Favorite, there was always a list of these on the front page and getting one gave you tons of exposure.) 

now, as a freelancer, a lot of my clients approach me because they saw my work online, often here on dA. it's the site that brings the most exposure and traffic to my website, sketchblog, etc. something i never would have guessed when i started uploading all of my pixelly doodles at the age of 18! i still have people approach me, online but also in real life, who know my work from deviantart. it's the art community that i've definitely invested the most time and care into! and have many fond memories of. from the early days when it was still such a small site and new deviations were uploaded only once every few minutes, to the whole jark fiasco and 'yellow day' protest, to the passionate discussions and debates that resulted from every tiny change made to the website, to the chat interviews i've participated in, to receiving daily deviations and becoming a senior member, something i'm very grateful for! although i don't have as much time as i used to to answer comments and interact with people, my fanbase here is incredibly important to me and i really love this community! so yeah, to make a long story short: i'm proud to have been a member of deviantart for 10 years now. on to the next 10!!! 




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LukeHochrein 1 day ago  New member Student General Artist
I first heard about you through Sycra on Youtube... (loved the interview) then i looked up your artwork and it is simply amazing! Keep up the good work and i cant wait to see more!
BlanksArt 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Your artwork is awesome! I hope I can get this good one day :)
JoshJ81 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the sharing your great gallery!  I was wondering if you would be willing to share your brushes or give some insight on your setup?  Thanks
I sure do like your stuff.
IvyBeth 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: It's been a while. I hope you're doing well. 
fl13 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just watched your interview with Sycra. It's cool to get to know you more as an artist and person. Pretty awesome. You have an amazing style and I like how you branched your one style of, girliness I believe is the word you used to describe it lol, into something different. I'm a self taught artist so when I realized I had to do more than one style and change the technique up a bit, it was pretty difficult. I find it even more difficult to mature all these things I know into professional styles of work, its time consuming haha. You have an amazing talent and your style is the kind that really inspires me to keep at it :)
I read your story about your injury. You're already incredibly successful as an artist; I'm sure building a more balanced life for yourself will improve your life (and your art) in new ways! In my own way, I'm also addicted to drawing and working. For a totally different reason, having two infants, I'm forced away from my computer; but it's so worth it.
Get well soon :)
thank you :)
Kwentaro 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Love your art Loish. I always have time to enjoy your last picture. Eres toda una inspiración, tus dibujos inspiran ternura, alegría y melancolía a partes iguales. =)
Cal-Paul Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just dropping a comment to say big fan and as cliche and cheesy as it is to say I have to say it, you're an inspiration of mine. Love checking out your new paintings so keep up the great work. Thank you
thanks so much :)
DreamsOfSilence Apr 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Such a beautiful gallery and amazing skills! +watching ^^
Muisha Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Youre such an inspiration. :la:
martawanda Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art :love:
ImaginumFisix Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
♥ ♥ i love you!!!!! ♥ ♥
MistressLegato Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I watched you a long time ago . . . but I think I got into a REALLY stupid argument . . . so do please forgive me for being a completely fuckin' stupid asshole if that's the case!

Regardless, I've grown a lot as a person, and this person still really enjoys your art! So I have added you to my dev-watch. Thanks for making such lovely work  :)
haha i have no memories of such an argument, so consider it forgotten :) thanks for re-adding me!
MistressLegato 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a gorgeous gallery you've made. It's so wonderful
mSapia Mar 31, 2014  Professional Artist
esemese Mar 28, 2014  Professional
Just here to wish you the best and faster recovery about your arm ):

Take care, don't press yourself. You'll get better really soon and doing that beautiful work you do again, you'll see!
RamiRamahi Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
allow me to pay you compliments, you were more than amazing in the recent video interview
Im so glad I've watched it, your such a huge inspiration even though im a 3d artist. you mentioned so many things I feel i can strongly relate to, you have no idea how helpful and relieving to hear from you
and I have to say your more beautiful than I expected and really kind 
wishing you all the best and get well soon :) 
thanks so much! i'm happy you found the interview to be inspiring :]
RamiRamahi 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Im even Happier that I received a response!! its an honor to meet you :D 
ghost59 Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish i was good as you. :3  but i know i won't be, i understand it will take a very long time for me to improve. i already have three under my belt. i have nine more to go. 
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