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Deviant for 12 Years
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Kay, damphy, etc. I am short, spunky and Texas born. I love everything from classic literature to comic books to Pokemon, and have been described as 'quirky' on more than one occasion. Yes, my hair really is purple, and has been for roughly eight years now.

I have dipped my toe into various industry waters, including reality TV and comic books, and am a two time San Diego Comic-Con panelist. I became a volunteer for deviantART in 2004, and did everything from moderating chat rooms to directing galleries. In 2006, I officially joined core staff as a member of CEA. I always enjoy a challenge and am often found geeking out over various shows, movies, books and games. I love art and artists and genuinely adore all the amazing and sometimes odd creations my job exposes me to on a daily basis.

Be good to each other!


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`damphyr is one of those people who form an essential building-block of any community and we're especially grateful to have her in ours. Helpful to new deviants and old alike, she goes out of her way to find great art not only to highlight in her journal but also to suggest countless Daily Deviations to be put up as well. She's always ready with constructive criticism of the highest quality. While others moan about deviation violations, she does her deviant duty and reports them. Like any other great artist, she's never afraid to try new things for the sake of her art. For being not only a wonderful deviant but a wonderful artist as well, we recognize damphyr with our award for Deviousness for October 2004.
-awarded October 2004



My DeviantArt Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 3:46 PM
Wow, 14 years is such a long time! And as of the 21st, I will have been part of the community for 12 of those years! :faint: DeviantArt has seen me through so much, and it's time for me to tell you all a story about it. :D

I first found DA when I was in college, writing fantasy short stories and looking for feedback for my (terrible) drawings to go with my words.

 Daria - College Life by eve-bolt Postapocalyptic Fantasy by MartaNael

To say life was different back then is an understatement, I was in a school I hated, in a relationship I wasn't very happy in, and fighting my boyfriend in said relationship because he did not like my fascination with fantasy or my Internet addiction. It was in no small part because of DeviantArt that I found the courage to end a relationship with the person I thought would be "the one" and face post-college life on my own and made the trek from the frozen, dark lands known as Michigan during fall/winter, and headed back to Texas!

2GAG - The Breakup by Drunken-Novice  Texas by incogburo

Eventually, DeviantArt sent out a request for moderators to their brand new, shiny chat system, dAmn. Eager to get involved, I applied and was accepted. That started two years as a volunteer, during that time I did all kinds of things. Chat Mod, DD selector, Gallery Director, PV... all of which now fall under the umbrella of Community Volunteer. Eventually, my department was shifted from volunteer to a paid position, and so I became an employee of DeviantArt! :dance: It was a happy day!

Volunteer by smokedsalmon55 Celebrate !!! by Niking

Since that time, I have moved to California in order to work out of HQ, I have attended and spoke at several cons, made amazing, lifelong friends and been able to do the thing I have always wanted to do: Help artists. Every day brings something new and different to my screen, I am surrounded by amazing, creative and hilarious people. Long story short: I found where I belong. As of the 21st of this month, I will have been a part of the DeviantArt community for 12 years, needles to say, it has been a huge part of my life, and of my growth as a person. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey with me, I wouldn't trade it for the world. :love:

hug lions by KeepCalmAndHugLion Knite: Llama Love by yuumei

And that's my DeviantArt story... what's yours?

sxsw devmeet '11 - 4 by randomaxes Kay and Kay by LaurenKitsune Happy Halloween (2012) by Shyree Kay and Julie Shipping by makepictures

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damphy image by kozispoon, journal skin by Ikue, icon by NekoSoraYagami
  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

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FrostyVixen92252 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello there would u like to join :icondemons-only:
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damphyr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Oh no, it appears you have taken a wrong turn! :omfg:

Please contact the help desk with the details of your issue, staff cannot assist you via personal notes, we need everything logged and in the proper channels.

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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
xHeartbreaker-X Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist
Hi damphyr are you going to SDCC? btw I'm attending It can you tell me that Is It In CA? Canada? because I'm from london can you tell me where It'll gonna be I'm In Artists'Alley >W< Yippeee MEet you soon there buddy!3 colors full of joy 
damphyr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I was so busy getting ready for it all that I didn't see your comment until now! :noes: Did you have fun?? It's such a huge, overwhelming convention. :faint: I hope it was amazing for you.
xHeartbreaker-X Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Artist
It's okay yeah I had alot of fun and do you know I got a HULK Drawinggg >W<~~ what you gott?
nemku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gph-artist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you going to be at SDCC?  I'm in Artists' Alley again (Yay, me!) so I'm keen on seeing all of you Deviants again.

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