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About Digital Art / Professional Senior Member Der-shing HelmerUnited States Groups :iconmeekery: Meekery
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OK I'll bite

I've almost been on this site for 10 years! In December it will have been 10. The only reason I started using my account was because my friend AmandaTurnage started using hers, and I wanted to be cool too, although I'd browsed here before that. The word "deviant" kinda turned me off initially (thought process "hey no I'm not deviant"), but now the word has lost nearly all of its original meaning, haha.

Without deviantArt I'm not sure I'd be where I am today, with just enough internet-cred to make friends with all the cool artists and get enough money out of my hand and to continue to put food in my mouth... but I've gone from idly doodling my characters (who got to go in The Meek 4 years later) and drawing reptiles/ dreaming of being an independent artist, to doing Avatar fanart, making tutorials and finally doing paid art for soulless corporations. I've circled back around now though and am spending my time again drawing my characters and planning comics, and doing meaningful freelance projects that really make me feel like I'm contributing to society. I'm looking forward to continued documentation of my weird journey through sporadic uploads. But the real value of the site isn't through being a fridge where I can put my work on it; its from interacting with all you cool guys and meeting new friends and, hopefully, helping other people get to where they eventually want to go too...

I hope dA has many more years ahead of it helping other artists grow :)

PS: thought I'd post my first 5 deviations, just as a reminder of how crappy I used to be! I took them out of storage just to celebrate >__> ugh

Just slogging around by shingworks Symon by shingworks Calde by shingworks Smeg and Jerry by shingworks Night Walk by shingworks

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Payne0West Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Your tutoriais are so awesome! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world! You're awesome T.T
too much awesome here...
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lilla-star Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
THANK GOD FOR YOUR TUTORIALS. You should teach art. I'd be in your class.
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shingworks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :) I did teach for a while, but it was biology and not art. I might open up some kind of one-on-one things or possibly more tutorials via Patreon in the future, so keep an eye out :)
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lilla-star Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Will do, Mr. Shigworks, sir :D
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HopeRider Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read the meek! i read every thing as fast as i could cause i literally couldn't get my mind of of it, it was amazing!!!!! I love your art style and i hope every thing gets better for you!!!!!!
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