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Restless night by James-the-Typhlosion

I think this is my first critique ever? Hopefully it'll be a helpful one! :) I'll start by saying some disclaimers, one being that I won...

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  • Mood: Insecure
  • Listening to: Rain and wind chimes
  • Reading: Conquering the Artist's Struggle
  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Drinking: Water
I've been posting consistently this whole year at least 3 times a week, and every week or other week a poll, and its only this past month people have come to me with things like "Wow, glad to see you're back!"

What? I've been here this whole time! Have you not been seeing my art? :shrug:
Speaking of, I just feel like I'm not getting as much out of dA lately, but I've probably put more into it than I have in the past.
Maybe it's because I don't submit art to groups as often. True it's not like I'm super involved anywhere. I just don't feel I have the time.
I'm saying my audience hasn't been expanding with my art. Which is sad. And I look at artists who are far more experienced with far less watchers/comments on their art and it makes me sadder.

It's making me see posting on dA is less and less worth the trouble now.
Maybe you'll recall my journal at the beginning of the year saying I have a digital art-book for sale on the cheap, and yet, any time I talked to someone from dA about it, they were scratching their heads and didn't know it existed! In spite of it being prominently displayed on my profile and being submitted as both journal reminder and deviation.
Now I know people don't look at profiles as much as I probably do. So that's fine and good, nor am I whining that no one bought my book. (Well, no one DID buy my book here, but on other sites, like tumblr.) I'm just trying to prove the point that I'm not really being heard here.

So, if you want, follow me on Tumblr. I'll probably give in and get a twitter sooner than later too.
I post a Pokemon drawing daily there. And I'm quite ahead compared to here!

Am I going to stop posting here? Naw, not until it's really pointless for me to bother.
And no I don't think it's anyone's fault, heck, it's not dA's fault either. If anything it's just me. I just want a proper outlet to vent my thoughts I've kept holed up for a while.

THAT ASIDE, let's talk about Pokemon Beta.
Pokemon Beta Ch.8 Title by the-b3ing
It's updating! Woo! Yes. Good. It took too long to get going again, but I had indeed been spending all of March and April drawing it. By the end of this week, fingers crossed, I'll've gotten the whole chapter linearted.
So expect weekly updates, on Saturdays. I'll be shifting my Mon/Wed/Fri art-uploading to Tue/Thu/Sat.

This is my last week of college, for the spring term at least.
Aggravatingly enough though, the summer term starts only one week later. :/
Which is super lame. Last year I started toward the end of May! Blah. Bright side is I only have 5 classes left until I'm am done with my design degree. The not-so-bright side is that because of the specific nature of these last classes, they're very difficult to get into! Mostly because they're never available. (I have one class in the fall AGAIN, because the head professor of the design program loathes the fall or something.) Soooooo I'm just PRAYING the final two classes I can't take this summer or in the fall will be available in the spring of 2016. If you can't tell I'm getting tired of college, haha.

By the way, COMMISSIONS ARE VERY MUCH OPEN! That's probably one of the bigger reasons why I haven't exactly given up on dA. Because I still get them, fortunately.
2015 Commission Prices by the-b3ing <--My prices
If you want to be uber cool and support me in some financial way then go ahead and buy my book, or have me draw you a pretty picture!

Anyway, I've talked enough. Gotta go back to doing what I love. Art.
Hope you all have been having a good 2015!

What fictional character reminds you most of yourself? 

8 deviants said Can't think of any. I dunno.
4 deviants said It has to be... (comment)
4 deviants said There are plenty of characters! Can't choose! (You could give me a few :P)


The Being
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Greeting, greetings, to those who are so kind enough to read these ridiculous tidbits on my webpage~! :D

I still somehow like Pokemon, among other video games series such as Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, or Shin Megami Tensei.
I am aiming to spend my life doing art, and while I do not yet quite know what I am exactly going to pursue in the art field, my current project is to make and publish a graphic novel. (I'd been making comics since I was a kid...right now it just makes sense to pursue it.)

I like to keep myself doing a variety of things, however I tend to keep the medium of my work to digital; efficient, economic and environmentally good in the long-run...etc.
So you'll find about 70% Pokemon/Fan-art related things and 30% original work.
I aim to balance that out in the future; it is just that I've deleted a lot of my original stuff as it was out-dated.


Current Residence: USA-Florida
Favourite genre of music: Not country, blue-grass, or dubstep, please.
Favourite style of art: Hard to say...I guess I lean toward more believable/realistic styles with a degree of fluff.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: I never watch TV anymore


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Mitsuyuki32 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what's going on. Anyway, I come here to thanks for your warning. It happens to me first time and I don't know what should I do or not. If you know anything that relate to the current situation please tell me
,thank you.
MichaelaKatrina Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"Hahah, I'm glad to know we have fellow artists' backs in that group!
An annoying thing is reverse-image searching other images led to pinterest, which sucks because I find that site to be terrible in crediting the artists, difficult ot navigate (and after only like 5 seconds of browsing they try to get you to sign up, bleh)  so I guess it just leads to easy pickings for thieves."

-The way P
interest works is that it seeds from a link, if you actually click on the post and expand it, it does lead you to the original source thus the artist - I use Pinterest to brows pictures of baked goods to find recipes I like, but you have to actually click on it to get the original source. With art, people don't click the links because it's right there. But if you want to know who created a piece of art actually click on the posts. Most people aren't uploading other artists stuff because of what a hassle that would be and it is tedious. It's much easier to get it from it's original source. So try that out next time you are browsing and see if when you click on it, and it brings up that second window these is usually a source link towards the bottom of the image that will bring you back to the original link online.
James-the-Typhlosion Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!~ :hug:
xLazulax Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hey hey, thank you so much for the watch! I appreciate it : ) :heart::iconrubcheeksplz::heart:
the-b3ing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh, daww, it's quite alright! x)
You have great work and I look forward to seeing more!
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