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Spirit of the Sound :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 2 0 Facade :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 0 0 Fursona Loading :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 1 2 Burning the midnight oil :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 0 0 Think :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 4 0 DevID, February 2015 :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 0 0 Lighthouse :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 2 0 Abandonment :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 2 0 Lookout :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 2 0 Problems in Paradise :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 3 0 Contrast of Nature :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 2 0 Standing out :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 1 0 Basic Math :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 28 12 Muffins! :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 48 21 Looking Down Onto Humanity :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 0 3 Symbolism :iconseashepherd97:SeaShepherd97 1 3
It's really obvious by now, but I'll be honest...

I'm not really sure I have that much more interest in DeviantART.

I've met a handful of cool people, certainly, but it's not really going anywhere for me. I mean, I haven't posted that much art, haven't really connected with the fandoms and communities I've been looking for, and in all honesty, haven't really accomplished what I wanted to. It's just...uneventful, is all. And really, most of that is my fault for not damn well doing anything. I haven't reached out as much as I should have, and as a result, nothing's gone anywhere due to my own inactivity. I feel pretty bad about it, but I really need to move on, or things are just going to keep stagnating.

At this point, the only things keeping me here on DA are the connections I've made with a few people. I mean, as little as I do on this site, you guys are cool, and I don't just wanna shut the door.

That said, I'm not leaving DeviantART. Not by a long shot. This account is staying open, indefinitely. I'm still going to post all my art here, though I'm pretty much done with photography and will be focusing on traditional drawings and sketches. I'll still check up on my messages often, to see what's going on. However, I'm not going to be doing much more here than just posting, simply to have as a database, and in case my art gets randomly noticed by someone. I'll be focusing a lot more on other sites, especially those that align more with my interests. So far, I've mostly been on Tumblr as of late, though I've also got a (largely unused) Weasyl account, and am considering joining FA. (That one's tentative, though.)
(For reference, my Tumblr url is furgraphiteandchlorine.)

It's not that I'm leaving; after all, I'm not. I'm just taking the time to expand, as well. I feel as though this is a positive step for once, and the notion of reaching out and meeting new people is already getting me both excited and motivated. As of lately, I've been pretty productive, though I've kept most of it to myself so far. Pretty soon, I hope to start posting some finished artwork, and really work on some character design and original creations. After all, I've been working mentally on a story for around 5 years now. The "webcomic" that I used to allude to in my journals? That's been developing in my mind (and in a host of documents on my laptop) this whole time, and as much as I regret waiting, I'm glad I've given it all this time to incubate and become what I imagine it is. Now, though, I'm about damn ready to break out of my shell and give it life. And just saying that excites me.

To everyone who's ever interacted with me here on DA--posted a comment, replied to something I've said, favorited my artwork, anything--thank you. You've encouraged me so much, and if it wasn't for all of you, I would have quit long ago. You've given me the motivation, and just the sheer interest, to keep pursuing what I know I want to do, and for that, I can't thank you enough.

DeviantART has helped me get this far--it's because of finding this site that I gained the motivation to become an independent artist in the first place. Now, it's time to take the next step. 

I'll still be around. That much, I promise.

--SeaShepherd97
  • Listening to: That sketchy sound of pencil on paper.
  • Playing: No. Drawing.
  • Eating: Give me food and I guarantee I won't complain.
  • Drinking: Butyric acid, as always

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SeaShepherd97
Venn
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
“In our lives, there are many sad inevitabilities. Ignorance, stupidity, even bigotry and hatred, are some of them. Fortunately, so is learning.” --Me

So you’ve found your way onto my page. Congratulations, I suppose. I may not have much to offer, but for what I do have, I offer all of it. I’m not going to say anything about myself below, but what I will say should give you a pretty good idea of who I am.
Welcome.

“If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer,

If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax golden tales to spin

Come in--Come in!”
--Shel Silverstein

"We're insane. As a species, we're insane. So quite frankly, I don't really care what people think about what we do. They can criticize us all they want, but their opinions mean nothing to me."
--Paul Watson

"The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity."
--Winston Churchill

"You can do it, Shinji! Do it for yourself! Do it because this is what YOU want!"
--Misato Katsuragi

"If you're going through Hell...keep going."
--Winston Churchill

“Religion is a gift, not a weapon.”
--Me

"Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true"
--Aerosmith
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:iconavisparadise:
Avisparadise Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for watching <3
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconjay-shell:
Jay-Shell Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching me!
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well, thanks for making great art!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Hey, thanks so much for the watch! :huggle:
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure! I really enjoy your comic--read the whole thing in one evening and just got hooked. (Plus your style's really visually pleasing. There aren't enough traditional-media comics out there any more.) 
Keep up the awesome work; can't wait to see more of it!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks again, I'm honoured you like my comic, and that you enjoyed reading it :)
I hope you like the upcoming pages :D
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Mcgir Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
Birthday! Happy! Yay! X3
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Mcgir Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Tag a quality deviant, you’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! ♥
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DontEverDisSpongebob Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student
Happy Birthday!! ^_^
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Mcgir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Writer
Happy almost birthday, Pete-sama! Hope you see this, because I was just wondering if you'd like a one-shot for your combined Christmas/Birthday present?
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tagged. [link]
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:icongeargades:
GearGades Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave:)
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome, but...what exactly did I favorite?
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:icongeargades:
GearGades Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
My Bad; I was opening many links to thank some who favor some Deviations of mine and I think I fave you be accident!
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. Makes sense.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to find others who support Sea Shepherd's efforts against poachers.
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:iconseashepherd97:
SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So am I. And thank you for making yourself heard.
By the way, do you happen to be in my group, :iconseashepherdsupport:?
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and yes I am, I joined :iconsea-shepherds::iconseashepherdsupport::iconseaofsadness-sos:.
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I promised someone that I would do a blog on captivity of orcas, and I have not had an opportunity to post it, so can you? The information is in comments on the last blog.
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SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, I can't seem to find the comment you're referring to...Which blog is it on?
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The one prior to the one you posted... I think.
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SeaShepherd97 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't seem to find it...
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