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It's my birthDAy!As of today, my account is 12 years old. My account is almost old enough to have an account here.
It's been an incredible twelve years, and I wanted to thank everyone who has made this journey so amazing. From my friends from Neopets (OMFG, Neopets? That was so long ago! ) who introduced me to this site, to my forum buddies to the volunteers and staffers who made the plethora of amazing things, leading up to this moment:
Thank you all. I cannot put into words just how much DeviantArt means to me and how much it has changed my life.
I can't wait to see what's next.
My DeviantArt StoryWow, 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! DeviantArt has seen me through so much, and it's time for me to tell you all a story about it.
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.
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!
Those darn Vivillon.So... I blinked, and somehow, suddenly, I'm playing Pokemon again. Don't ask me how it happened, but it did. And I have, apparently, decided that I need to complete my Vivillon collection. Those darn Vivillon.
Anyone wanna trade? I'm currently seeking the following patterns:
Icy Snow Pattern Archipelago Pattern Sandstorm Pattern Monsoon Pattern Sun Pattern Ocean Pattern Jungle Pattern Poké Ball Pattern
DONE, thank you to everyone who helped!
Ready? Set? Catch 'em all!
OMG Comic-Con! (Video Update)San Diego Comic-Con was so amazing this year, I am exhausted but elated. I hardly even know where to start! Be ready, guys, this journal will be full of pictures and feels!
I got to see amazing old friends once again, which is one of my favorite parts of Comic-Con. So many artists who are not only stupid talented, but also terribly friendly and just too kind for words, who I only get to see once a year. Thanks to everyone in the Alley and at their own booths who take the time to chat! It totally makes my fangirl heart happy.
akreon and vesner flew all the way out for the convention, these girls are so amazingly fun, guys, I can't even explain it. They signed a Milk for the Ugly poster! The poster is so gorgeous, a lot of people who came by the DeviantArt booth thought it was a movie poster! We had a great time at the DevMeet.... don't worry, ladies. I won't post that picture we took
Comic-Con 2014, here we come!In case you didn't get the message: Don't Panic! Prep the TARDIS! Call the Banners! Comic-Con is (almost) here!
I'll be heading down to San Diego with a brand new, shiny costume to man the DeviantArt booth, meet and greet deviants, hang out with fellow fans and, this year... co-hosting a panel! aunjuli and I will be hosting a panel Sunday at 12:30, discussing fandom and all things ship! We hope you'll join us, if you're heading to Comic-Con.
If not, not to fear! We'll have lots of stories and updates. I'll also be updating live this year... I've joined Twitter! This is a new and horrifying thing for me, DeviantArt is the only social network I've ever been a part of. Please excuse me if I fail a little at Twitter etiquette. Give me a shout at @Kaydamphyr. While I'm stumbling through Twitter, I'm so excited to be able to share pictures, events and the whole Comic-Con experience in real time.
And now, I must scramble
Thank you All!Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day and made some real progress on my little project. I wanted to give a shout-out and a thank you to kozispoon, who drew an adorable toon version of me, which is now the header on my main page. It is so friggin' cute and I adore it. It's nice to have a new graphic there, since my old one said $damphyr... and the $ is no longer in use on the site. Oops.
Not much more to update with just now. Labyrinth Ball is fast approaching, and I'm so excited to get my owl on again. I've added more feathers and more lights this year, hoping it'll be the most glamorous year so far!
I hope to have some exciting things to update you all with in the very near future, but for now, this is all I have. Be good to each other and have a great day!
THAT dayYep, it's that time again... at least it's my time again. Time to celebrate another trip around the sun. As of 3AM, in 7 short hours, I'm officially another year older. I can't say I'm doing a bit celebration this year, but my mother was in town for weeks--literal weeks--so I'm kind of socialed out. I plan to spend the day chilling at home with Cosmos, video games, my kitty, and working on a little something for Comic-con. It's gonna be a good day!
Hope the day sees you all well, if you're so inclined, please raise a glass to me on my b-day. I'll have a drink to you, in return.
Be good to each other!
Flight RisingHey all!
Just wanted to pimp a little project I've had my eye on for a while now... :iconflightrising: is open for registration, for today only! Head on over to http://flightrising.com/ and adopt yourself a dragon! My screen name there is also damphyr, so feel free to say hi, though I've literally just signed up and have not had the time to get to know the secrets of the site, so I won't be able to help you too much just yet. You can check out their dA group or just poke over to neondragon's page to see some previews of their dragons. So go on, check it out and show 'em a little dA love!
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsWatch depthRADIUS
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
Why did we delay for more than a week the publishing of this remembrance? Because to properly reflect the impact of this loss on the millions of Robin Williams fans worldwide, we wanted to be sure to capture a true sense of the torrent of love for Robin pouring in from the community in the form of heartfelt portraits and other tribute art.
We chose the “best”
Monthly Theme VOTE and WIN POINTS:icontransparentplz:
All works here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 1Galleries Month
Traditional Drawings and Paintings
These two subcategories of Traditional Art contain almost the same sub-galleries - the only exception is Technical Drawings in Drawings subcategory. There are many definitions to describe what paintings and drawings are and you can still add a huge "except..." at the end of each. General rule is: in drawing, you create the picture with lines, while paintings use filled shapes or surfaces. For painting, the medium is a combination of pigment and liquid (simply put), but some pictures done with dry media (such as dry pastel) can also be called paintings, following the previously mentioned definition.
Pictures focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery. They emphasize lines, colours and generalized or geometrical forms, deprived of reality and recognisable objects or beings. Very often confused with Surreal.
Fan Art Friday: PersonaHello and welcome to the 52nd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature art from the Persona series
Persona woodburned tarot set by cutiechibi Persona 3 - Thanatos by kiyo-e Persona 4 - Izanagi 01 by garion Master of Persona by genkimami Persona 3 - Forced Religion by YumiKoyuki
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries Month
This sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.
Two-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.
An artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.
The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
shadows of the street
kom2106 by WilfredSagen
assistance is offered by EintoeRn
witchcraft by PsycheAnamnesis
:: ghost town by noahsamuelmosko
Fuji5579 by wchild
Untitled by djailledie
the ladder ... by DeterFArt
from nowhere to elsewhere VIII by Tom-Ripley
Secret view by 9dZign
00707 by NunoFigueira
Balloons by pavboq
der Musengaul by tanja1983
David Brubeck - Blue shadows in the street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzjjkeETWMc
SYMPHONY OF COLOURS....A POETIC FANTASY FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON....
One Last Look by maiarcitaUp close and personal by gigi50
Flaming rose by Deb-e-annharmony by HippieVan57
Untitled by Serdar-TChange Of Plans by Joe-Maccer
Playmates by SweediesArtVENUS by Digithalie
Mauve by KmyGraphicWhen Sadness Surrounds Your Heart by sesam-is-open
infrared. by JustOldPurpleAngelInfrared Pond by La-Vita-a-Bella
Infrared Tree And Pond by LDFranklin
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Spotlight Vol. 130
I Need Some Time
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More