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My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 2:31 AM
:bulletblue: I typically shy away from these types of "tell us about your art" community journals. Even though I am very proud of my art, I hate to sound braggart. But, since I'm feeling rather blah (battling more sickies--will I ever get well?), I figure it would be nice to reflect back and see my growth.

Limiting it to 5 pieces was hard. So I'm not really sure if this full shows how I've grown, but here they are, and why:

Surfing the Web by Mirz123
My first Daily Deviation, given by Synfull. There is so much I love about this piece, but there are also a lot of things I could have done better. This piece took me SOOO long to do. The fact I probably could do it in half the time now speaks of my growth.

Marx Brother Emote - B+W Entry by Mirz123
One of the emotes I'm most proud of. Though technically not spectacular, it placed in the semi-finals of a contest that had over 1000 entries (mine made it into the top-30). I should note this was shaded in grayscale, which was a challenge.

Monkey Pirate Ship by Mirz123
Still my favorite piece in my gallery. Though, again, you can see more primitive pixelling. I probably would do it more elaborate now, but I feel it would lose some of its charm. I much like the simple, more cartoony style of this piece.

Lament for Icarus by Mirz123
My most recent Daily Deviation given by SparklyDest . I think this piece showcases how far I have come in my emoticon art. While "Surfing the Web" was technically challenging, the pixelling was not spectacular--it didn't have to be. The Icarus piece took me days to do, but the end results are so satisfying. I could not have done this when I first joined the site. I think it illustrates well where I've come in the 5 years I've been active in the emoticon community.

Relativity Pixel Font by Mirz123
My most recent pixel font. I am just as proud of my fonts as I am of my emotes. In fact, I am more well-known off-site for my fonts than any other art. They are included on several major font sites and have over a millions downloads collectively. Looking back at my first font, it was so simple. The fact that I have so many complex ones in my gallery now shows my growth in that area. But I feel all of my pixelling goes hand-in-hand. I wouldn't be nearly as good at pixel fonts if I didn't emote, and vice-versa.

Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123Rainbow Emote Line Divider by Mirz123

So, that's my journey. Link me to your journal so I can read yours! :heart:

Smile Stamp by mirz-alt


Pick 5 pieces to show your art journey on dA? Okay. :D
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Your dA journey is awesome! :love:

Keep up your talented job! :clap: :hug:
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I want to do this! great to see what you felt was important and your DD's as well. :D
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I remember favoriting that "surfing the web" one, too.

I think I'll fill this out in my journal...later
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redvelvet-cupcake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great! i wanna do this too XD
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