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10 Years on DA

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:31 AM
 














Ignore what it says at the top of my profile; I had another account before this one. I first joined DA in December of 2005. I remember being terrified to post anything, because I wasn't used to showing my art to other people. I had previously posted some drawings on Elfwood and had it all taken down because they weren't fantasy enough, and was afraid of something similar happening here. Luckily, I found it to be a (mostly) good experience, and have stuck around ever since.

I owe a lot to DA. I've started many friendships here, met my husband here, discovered lots of art that has influenced me to this day...A lot of people talk shit about DA, and yeah, it's got its shitty corners, I don't deny that. I've written many journals over the years detailing my irritation at certain aspects of this site. But I don't run into those things as often these days. I'd say DA is my favorite website/the one where I spend most of my time and where I feel most comfortable. 

Things have changed a lot since I first joined here. I'm making art in a professional capacity now, rather than just drawing and showing off the characters I come up with. In a way, that's good, because it shows that I've grown and have progressed with my art. On the other hand though, part of me misses the simplicity of those days. When art was just a hobby that I did after work, I was comfortable with pretty much whatever I happened to come up with. Nowadays, I've got this whole ~ideal~ in mind that I'm constantly striving to achieve, an image I'm trying to project, and I can't help viewing everything I make with this overly critical eye that's never satisfied with anything. Sigh.

HOWEVER. If I were to make a New Year's resolution this year, it would be to do more 'just for fun' art, maybe one per week. So maybe I can have the best of both worlds, after all. (Let's see if I actually remember to do it :paranoid:)

Since I already kind of covered my thoughts on my 2015 in my art progress meme, I won't repeat myself here. I'll just say that this was the first year I've had in a long time that I wasn't relieved to see the end of. Not that I'm dreading the future or anything- anything but. I think 2016 will be an excellent year (at least, I'm hoping it will be). I find the fact that I reached the end of this year without feeling run down and utterly wasted by the passage of time is a good sign.

I hope all of you have a happy and safe New Year's, and look forward to all the art we will make in the coming year. :blowkiss:

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Enamorte

Artist | Digital Art
Australia
I was born in small town Ohio, USA in 1983.

When I was 17, I started to take drawing seriously, and it began to consume me.

In 2008, I packed everything I could into two suitcases and moved to Australia to live with this guy.

There I remain, where art continues to mercilessly rule my life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

- Why isn't -x image- for sale as a print? I'd like to buy one.

- I used to submit every new piece as a print, but since they sold so infrequently, I stopped doing it. However, if you are interested in purchasing something as a print, just click the "Request as Print" link to the right of the picture and I'll get it set up for you, no problem. (Okay, so this question isn't exactly 'frequently asked', but I thought I'd put it here, anyway =P)

- I know your journal says you're not taking commissions, but is that up to date? Would you make an exception?

- Whatever the little stamp at the bottom of my journal says, goes. I always keep that up to date. And no, if it says commissions are closed, I do not make exceptions to that. The truth is, I do not typically take on commissions at all. I do not mean to sound rude if I turn you down for a commission, but if I say I am not taking them, then I ask that you please accept that. Thank you.

- I am interested in selling your work as PSP tubes, would you be interested?

- I already sell tubes through Creative Design Outlet, so no.

- Can I post your art to my Facebook page/blog/Tumblr/other non-profit site?

- Sure, just don't edit the images in any way. That means no color changes, no resizing, and absolutely no cropping- making Instagram a big NO by default. Also, I do not allow the use of my images on commercial websites without paying a licensing fee. Contact me here on DA or email (enamorte92 at gmail dot com) if you wish to use my images in this way.

- I would like to make wallpapers out of your art to share them on -website-, would you allow that?

- As I stated above, I do not allow my images to be edited. If you are wanting to make them from my tubes which you've purchased from CDO, then you need only follow the terms of use provided on their site. Other than that, I must say no.

- Can I tube -x image-? It will only be for my own use and I promise I'll give you credit.

- NO, absolutely not. I already offer tubes through CDO. If the piece you want to use isn't there, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

- Would you mind if I got some of your artwork as a tattoo?

- For the most part, sure, I don't mind. There are some pieces which are rather personal to me that would prefer you not (mainly just my Amethyst Eyes stuff), but as for the rest, go for it.

- I would like to enquire about licensing your work for use on my product/s, would you be interested?

- I can't answer that off hand, as it really depends on what the product is, but please note that I will not offer my images for sale in digital form. My work is currently already licensed through:

Creative Design Outlet (Paint Shop Pro tubes)

-Thanks for reading. :)

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MysticLineCreations Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing !!! wouahou !!!!
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Thanks for the fave! Heart :happybounce: 
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justthebutts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   General Artist
Thank you for the fav. I'm glad you like my writing.
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Surahmay Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so beautiful. I've been looking through it and it's rare for me to like so many things in someone's gallery! Everything you've made is amazing!
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callanl0217 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student General Artist
hey,  i saw  two halves of sorrow  and love it
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