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I've made a pretty big decision. I've decided to make art my life. My whole life. As in my career, my hobby, my passion. I haven't gone to art school yet but it's on my horizon. Actually, I have an economics degree. And for the five years (yes, five) it took me to get that degree, art was my stress-reliever and my distraction. But it was whispering in my ear that whole time, pulling me in to its snare, and it's finally trapped me. 

Art is my life. 

Since I've come to this realization (which happened after a long period of artistic stagnation followed by a big life change) I've made it my mission to get better at art. And I think, just maybe, I'm on the right track.


Devon-realism-2 by sabroder Devon Painting by sabroder
This is one year of improvement. One year. Of mostly self-guided improvement. Check out the signature tags- 2014 to 2015. 
And already I can see aspects of the new one that need improvement, the areas I need to work on. 

But something's changed and I can feel it. I am more serious about art. I study it more intently. I practice it with purpose. I draw and paint as much as I can. A huge part of my improvement had been from watching tutorials on Digital Tutors. Seriously, the subscription is worth every penny. 

I'm excited to see where I'll be in one more year. Heck, I'm excited to see where I'll be next month. And mostly, I'm excited that art is finally taking center stage of my life. It's about damn time. 

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3Bliss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for :+fav: Boy Siren Design! Your support is so appreciated!
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sabroder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey no problem! I really enjoyed your line work and use of colour on the character. It struck me as very interesting. Keep up the good work!
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Encouragement to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
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sabroder Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! It was so good to read something like that. That's a huge reason why I stay on dA and love engaging with it- stuff like that keeps me going and in love with art. Thanks for posting it :)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite :)
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Minimeri Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thx for the fav on minimeri.deviantart.com/art/ol…
if you want, you can follow me on fb's page www.facebook.com/marianna.fort…
:D (Big Grin) 

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shingworks Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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NE-R0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch c:
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runeshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I'm also watching you from this account as well
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iuvenis-S Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student
fancy meeting you here ;)
You've got some nifty designs

Welcome to Deviantart by the way
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