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About Digital Art / Professional Senior Member Der-shing HelmerUnited States Groups :iconmeekery: Meekery
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Deviant for 10 Years
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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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I mostly use Tumblr nowadays

My Tumblr

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My webcomic (has been on hiatus forever because I suck)

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CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read your webcomic The Meek and it's awesome!:la: I'm very curious how the story will to continue.
Great work!Meow :3 
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thoughtsoflove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial they are amazing! Would you do a hair tutorial?
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erneshei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
thanks a lot, dude for the commision tutorial, it was helpful
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WhereBeDragons Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love The Meek. Love your work. You're a very talented artist and storyteller. Thanks for sharing your worlds with the masses!
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theSwitt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So much amazing work and tutorials here man!
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