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EVERY TIME I BROWSE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE I FIND SUCH AWESOME DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS ARE YOU KIDDING ME

This website and its artists, man. wow.

Thank you all for creating such wonderful art~ Please keep up the brilliant work <3

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Long time no see guys~! I am so very sorry for being so dead on here, so much stuff happened while I was away, but the gist of it is that I want to come back on DeviantART and start posting art again.

The reminder of this post is purely my personal story, as I felt I owe you an explanation for my absence, at the very least. So feel free to indulge in the going-ons of my life since I went into hiding.

During the latter half of last year, I was starting to lose my vision for my art. Why was I making art, for whom, for what reason...all these questions started to interfere with my drawings, and for a while, making art indeed felt like a chore. An obligation. A job. And that wasn't a good feeling.

I was overwhelmed with pressure to produce more art, be it for myself, for my watchers here, for whatever. The point is, it was causing so much unnecessary stress that I didn't need nor deserve.

So I went on self-imposed exile since late July, trying to find and rediscover what art meant for me. I dared not even visit DA at all, which I believed to be the reason for all this stress. No announcement, no journal post, no nothing. I disappeared just like that.

Then my first year at university began and completely overwhelmed me. For the very first time, I discovered how much I get nervous when I'm around other people. The thought never occurred to me during high school, because I was well-known for being a good student. But in university, it was different. People I never knew flooded the lecture hall, and the white noise of them chattering would keep me at edge. Was I supposed to talk to them? Do I attempt to make friends and such? The worst part would be when we were told to split into groups, and all the students would happily cluster and band together, each a part of their own little friend group, and I would be left alone, struggling to leech to any group, though I would feel that I was intruding on them.

Unfortunately, this horrible case of social anxiety would quickly spread into my online life, and I started quietly fading from other social networks, because I started to feel that "I didn't fit in." 

Throughout this time, I have never stopped drawing. Creating art was a sanctuary, a haven from all the mess I was facing in the real world.

Now that a whole semester at university has come and gone, I realize that I have learnt a great many things. About life, about people, and most importantly, about myself. It was only a couple weeks ago that I have completely realized the importance of creating art in my life. 

I was always focusing on the finished product, rather than the process. And when I randomly decided to flip that perspective around, I felt a previously unknown satisfaction while drawing. Enjoying the process, enjoying every step of the journey, that is what makes me feel alive. My desire to finish a drawing is now not because of the end result, but because I'm excited to know what lies ahead in this everlasting journey.

The other thing I've learnt about myself is who I draw for. I must confess, for as long as I can remember being here on this website, I have been obsessed with gaining more exposure for my art. More views, comments, favourites, etc. jumping from one group to other trying to spread my art like a plague. Each time I would upload something I would sit the next day continuously refreshing my page, consuming any form of feedback like a deprived beast.

But each time, after things would calm down, I would feel empty and frustrated. I would desire more, and I start a painting with the thought of gaining more positive feedback driving me. Then I would feel even more frustrated when the risk vs reward wasn't as great as I expected.

This mentality of seeking others' approval and weighed down on me, deluding me from the reason I create art in the first place. Ultimately, If you don't derive joy from creating art solely for your eyes, it will be difficult to do so by seeking feedback from others. This is a lesson I have had to spend half a year learning.

But now I have started to miss being around people. The friendly conversations, sharing thoughts about art and whatnot, and seeing my favourite artists post their lastest...I sincerely miss all that.

And when I received a few messages from a few friends I've made here and on other websites asking about my whereabouts, I truly felt bad and horrible for disappearing for so long. I was happy talking to people online, I just never realized that.

So now I will myself to come back to this community, trying to make amends and posting my art as usual. I may take gaps and breaks in between as I explore personal projects, though. And to those watchers who started following me but never saw any new content, I owe you a special apology.

I'm hoping to better myself and be more social here on DA, on other networks, and maybe even offline (though that one may be difficult to do haha) I do consider writing this entry a small step towards that goal, and progress is what matters~! ^^)/

Lol I hope I didn't go on for too long, but if you had the patience to read to the very end, then I wish you a very nice day! \^o^/ (or night,whatever floats yer boat) ;)

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SnowCorridor

Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I am a simple high school student who practices art as a hobby.

The reason I like art is, artists often draw according to their views. Whether it's
a vision, an opinion , a message, a dream..etc. With their skill, they are able to project their views for the world to see, regardless of impossibility.

I draw to share my visions with the world, my dreams,desires, thoughts,the things I wish I had.

What I would like to see, is a world full of bright colors, where everyone is content and happy. That is what I would like to achieve through my art.

Though I do not claim to have the level of skill necessary to do so, I do promise that I'll try hard to improve, so that I may give my family,my friends, and this magnificent community the same support they have given me.
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SaikoRapture 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has been a while. How are you?
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SnowCorridor 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure has! I've been having exams lately, Chemistry on Thursday, and finals are in less than a month TvT Definitely in the most intense period of the year.

But, I try to find some peace through arting XD loads of fun ideas I'm planning to draw, as well as looking forward to summer when I'll hopefully get me a desktop PC for art purposes!

I also have a really long list of anime to watch but I procrastinate by drawing haha long live art XD as well as starting Dark Souls which a friend of mine gave me a couple weeks ago.

So that's basically what I've been up to. What about you friend? 
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FreeForms 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav::hug:
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3wyl Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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We also have Targeted Commenting where you can just leave a link to your piece, a few questions, and we'll comment on your piece so that it is more driven and focused for you.

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Calur Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!! :love:
Of course your anime-style art is so lovely, and your landscapes are ... very very beautiful!!
I love the use of colors ^^
Keep up the great work please!! XD 
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SnowCorridor Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Thank you so so very much for the kind words! I know sorry for the late reply but I wanted to tell that I appreciate your support!
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Calur 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! And don't worry ^^
Thank you for sharing the beautiful works :heart:
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AsakuraShinji Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the watch~ :iconchitandaneplz:

And damn, your gallery is so cool...
I really like the dominating blue in every single artwork. :thumbsup:
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SnowCorridor Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~!

And thanks! Blue is definitely my favorite color. :)
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TNightPhantom Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can never decide on a single color. But my favorites are Black, White, Red, and Blue. Maybe I should stick with those when doing characters.
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