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About Digital Art / Professional Senior Member Der-shing HelmerUnited States Groups :iconmeekery: Meekery
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Deviant for 9 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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:iconashdarkside:
AshDarkside Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
"The Meek" fan reporting for duty.Spyed (deviantART CEO) 
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:iconshingworks:
shingworks Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:D Hello~ I am looking forward to getting more Meek to you soon.
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:iconashdarkside:
AshDarkside Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconunusualthings:
unusualthings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member
You have an amazing style! and thank you for tutorials :happybounce: 
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SaxonVoter Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2014  Student
I just read all the pages of the Meek and I gotta say I love it so far. I'm glad you're going to continue it. I can wait until next year, don't worry, I totally understand how personal life can get in the way of projects like these! : )
(I've been working on a comic project for about 4 years now and although it's now unrecognisable from the original idea, it's still my baby. I haven't even gotten around to scripting the new version yet... So I get your point as to why it takes so much time on top of real world stuff.) 
Oh, and I love your tutorials.
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