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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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Awesoma Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hey! Long time fan I just want you to know that something got me thinking about your comic The Meek and I havent actually read it in a long time. I just want you to know I love your style and that you are pretty cool.
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ghoodik Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
really like your tutorial . . really awesome, like it . .
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ekf501 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I find your tutorials gorgeous and sooo helpful, but not only that! I go to this page to click the watch button only to realize you make one of my favourite web comics! :D that's so awesome, what luck!
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chaos-bringer23 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Your tutorials are amazing !
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remnantcomic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't put into words how much I love your art - it's been a phenomenal inspiration to me! : ) I think I can almost pinpoint when I started (tried? <X D ) to move away from 'generic anime' style drawings was when I found The Meek and your overall work. It's so great to see you using dA again (even if it's not on the reg) and doing well in your pursuits. : )
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