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Thank You DeviantArt by Lucky978 Thank You DeviantArt by Lucky978
So, I was looking at my stats this morning, and to my surprise I realized that I had just reached 10,000 watchers. With my 5 year dA anniversary coming up in just a few weeks, I feel quite overwhelmed and just so so thankful.

I joined dA back when I was 14, just starting high school, and had very little artistic direction...in a way, I have sort of 'grown up' on dA (artistically at least). There is so much this community has given me over the past 5 years...and I just have to write about how grateful I am for a place like this. I didn't know how best to show my gratitude, but I decided that a picture to show my improvement accompanied by a few paragraphs to write my thanks might attempt to get my message across.

Forever ago, when I first joined dA, I drew this: It looks a little silly now, but back then that deviation was my 'break'. It got over 50 favorites, and I was simply dazed that many people would like my art. It was from that moment that I really began to try harder, learn more, and take my art more seriously. And so, here is a redraw of that picture from forever ago :) I seriously hope you guys can see the improvement XD

And now I would just like to thank some people that have helped, and inspired me in more ways than they probably even know XD These people deserve all of my thanks and recognition...and many of them probably barely know me or will not be looking at this XD Many of them are very busy, 'famous' deviantARTists who have contributed throughout the community. Others are great artists who I have come to consider friends on this site. So without further ado, in no particular order, let me thank some fellow artists:

:iconamuronova: She is a fantastic artist who I have come to respect over the years :) we have done art trades, gift exchanges, and have been watching each other since back when I first joined dA. She is an amazing person, and artist.

:iconnine-tailed-fox: is an amazing artist and fellow deviant who I have been watching since I first joined this site. I did my first art trade with her FOREVER ago XD

:iconbr3ath3: was the first person to ever commission on this site. It was the most incredible feeling to have someone want to pay for my art (even if I was only getting a few dollars in return). Thank you :) You gave me the confidence to continue pursuing my commission business.

:icon7irz: A big thank you to this person! Without you I would not have received my first DD. Thank you for feeling that my art was special enough to suggest for a feature.

:iconmoonbeam13: And of course, a huge thank you to moonbeam for featuring my first DD. The love and support you give to this community is inspiring!

:iconprincepal: A big thank you to princepal for featuring my second DD. It is very encouraging to get two of these amazing features...it is very reassuring as an artist :)

:iconexileden: A HUGE thank you to this wonderful deviantARTist...she has always been one of my biggest inspirations and motivators for improving my work. Perhaps the biggest reason I would like to give her thanks is that she is one of the reasons I feel so inspired to travel. Her encouraging journals about her journeys are always so inspiring and motivating :D

:iconblackbutterfly006: A big thank you to this wonderful artist! I've only been watching her for a few months, but she is always very encouraging and supportive...not to mention her tribal designs are rockin' :)

:iconmelodyofthewolf: Thank you for all of the uplifting comments and for being a wonderful person :D Thank you for commissioning me, and trading with me!

:iconkickthegrunty: Thank you for the multiple commissions and for visiting me at my first Artist Alley!

:iconkankakanka: :iconlyanti: :iconkhaosdog: :iconwildspiritwolf: :iconalectorfencer: Thank you all for being such big inspirations to a small 14 year old artist :D

There are so many more people to thank! So many more people I consider friends....I could go on and on listing people.

Just THANK YOU! :heart: Thank you all so so much! :love:
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:icontigerstarships:
tigerstarships Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
this is soo cool!!!
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:iconwerewolflover97:
WerewolfLover97 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I absolutely LOVE your pieces! Especially the wolf ones! Your a really good artist :) 
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:iconknightwing09:
knightwing09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Hi I have been looking through your art for ages and i just think you are amazing at drawing
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:icondragonkiss114:
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*O* I AM SPEECHLESS! XD
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:iconnightcorewolf16:
Nightcorewolf16 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing pictures and happy anneversery
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:icontalidaga-montrega:
Talidaga-Montrega Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome. :) :iconglompplz: I'm glad to have jumped in on your watch list in the past year and to see the improvements that you've done in just this small amount of time.
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:iconneonredwings:
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Soo cool!
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:iconwolfdog554411:
Wolfdog554411 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist
woah
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:iconmoondustfox:
moondustfox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! You do awesome pictures!
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:iconboscolover:
Boscolover Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love the colors. :3
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:iconlewd-loli:
lewd-loli Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! :aww: I'm saving up money for my favorite band's last concert! Please help :sniff: If you want to commission me please view this journal [link] If you're not interested though feel free to ignore this :forgiveme:

THANK YOU!
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:icondarkerwolf123:
darkerwolf123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
dat is awesome
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:iconscarlettthenightfury:
ScarlettTheNightFury Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh mah gah this wolfy iz awesome!!!!!!!
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:icondrayien0208:
Drayien0208 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Stunning art works, please do keep them coming along. Looking forward to seeing more.
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:iconamour-chan:
Amour-Chan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Oh my gosh, your wolf works are so beautiful!
Keep up the amazing work ♥
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:iconkurushimifutago:
KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool~ >w< You have very much improved since you came here~~
You're welcome~ Even though we haven't been watching you for too long like most of these people... XD;;;
What's a DD? *tilt their heads*

FuK~u
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:iconmonotsleigh:
monotsleigh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daily deviantion, scroll right down to the bottom of the page and there they are! :)
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:iconkurushimifutago:
KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool~ ^-^

FuK~u
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:iconnikkywot:
NikkyWot Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is great
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:iconnyrawolfdragon:
NyraWolfDragon Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The first thing you uploaded is also amazing! And you did improve, so it's super amazing now! Congrats with the 10,000 watchers :D
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:iconsl4d3x:
SL4D3X Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
just... awsome
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:iconkaito-gorillaz:
kaito-gorillaz Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Good!
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:iconbornfreak:
BornFreak Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist
This is sooooo cool! :love:
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:iconshay-tank-dragon-41:
Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :hug: your art is amazing, you deserve it ^^ and that's an amazing Blue O.O
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:iconarinantwolf:
ArinantWolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
hey you redrawn it. Haha I sayd it was a nice idea to redraw one of your oldies. I love how many improvement you've made these years.
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember that! :D Hehe thank you! I'm glad you see improvement :heart:
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:iconarinantwolf:
ArinantWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome and thank you too. I was really wondering how that old drawing would look redone now.
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:iconlouisex52:
louisex52 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Really good :D
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:icontessa-grace:
Tessa-Grace Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing! Congratulations
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:icontessa-grace:
Tessa-Grace Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconkurotorasempai:
Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The improvement is incredible! And the reason for creation is... well, adorable. (sorry if you don't like to be called adorable.) You've made such a simple but incredible piece, with nice colors and an energetic but smooth rhythm. The only issue I might take is the eye placement looks a little odd. Overall a definite fav. Congratulations, and great job~!
(And looking at this makes me want to break out the colored pencils...)
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:iconterramoo:
Terramoo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing. Your such a amazing artist.
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:iconallthingspurple-51:
ALLthingsPURPLE-51 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulation on your success here at DviantArt and your "testimony" is totally awesome!! :clap: :hug:
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xXZackataXx Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so happy for you!! Doesn't it just feel great to have people appreciate you that much? You are one of the artists who inspire me, I am 13 and I hope to become a well known, greatly talented artist once I reach the age of 19 c:

I am glad to say, THANK YOU! Thank you for being such a nice person, never giving up, and giving so many people hope and confidence in their work and what they do, and to keep going and never giving up in hopes to be like you one day. We are just as grateful for you to have you as you are of us. :heart:

I will continue to admire your personality, artwork, enthusiasm, and just you as a whole. If I end up going to the devMEET, I would really love to give you a hug if that is okay, because you definitely deserve it! You have been so confident with your work, just think, you are to me like your idols are to you. Just looking at you work makes me want to pick up a pencil and start drawing. I am dying to meet you in person!! I would draw you so much, give you so much money, love, and everything!! I don't have that much time or skill to draw much for you, I have just about no money, but I hope my love makes up for it!!!

I will also say your welcome, I know how great it feels to be appreciated, even though not many people if any look up to me as an artist, every pittle comment just makes me so happy.

I hope you continue to draw, obviously you have a talent, and I am so glad you decided to share it with dA! As you grow up and improve, I hope to be there and support you every step of the way :meow: :heart:
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WhiteTigerTails Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Congratulations!
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Strifehart78 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yay congrats on your improvement and your anniversary that is coming up :3
I can relate to you as I have also grown up here :) and improved greatly!
So happy for you!
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:iconchristywoowoo:
christywoowoo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sexy, my gosh its so good
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:icondrawyourownhistroy:
DrawYourOwnHistroy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Awesome! I Love it! :D
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:iconkevinrollins:
KevinRollins Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awe...this hit me right in the feels, after reading the words your wrote. You are a good artist. Well, at least I think so. I've seen your art around over the past few months. You've certainly developed your own style, judging from what I've seen of your earlier works. And I like it. Knowing that you've been able to grow artistically over the years, well, that just sounds pretty awesome. I'm happy for you. Congratulations on reaching this milestone. I'm sure that you, in turn, are inspiring other artists out there. And I'd say that's the great thing about it all.
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:iconisellahowler:
IsellaHowler Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're so awesome!
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:iconjet-kai:
Jet-Kai Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style reminds me of mine a little, but a lot better.
And more colorful. :)
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:iconxdisturbedchildrenx:
xDisturbedChildrenx Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome possums :)
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Swifttail28 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im 14 now and have just gotten into DA (even though I made this account a year ago) and I hope to be as awesome as you when Im 19! I just love all your stuff, its always a delight to see it in my inbox C:
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D

Yep! All it takes is some dedication and practice :hug:
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:icontrivel64:
trivel64 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Okay, so I was eating rice pudding while I was reading this.
When I got to the part about you being 14 I just stopped mid-bite and stared wide eyed at the screen.
You're 14?
I thought you were in your twenties! You're so mature for your age, wow. I'm 14 and just
wow can you not be so good at life its making me mad
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no no! Haha I was 14 when I joined :D I'm 19 now ;)
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:icontrivel64:
trivel64 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH OK
goodness gracious you gave me quite a scare! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconrosey996:
rosey996 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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