gave me one hell of a wonderful shout out and feature, so I'll be dammed if I don't reciprocate and share the good vibes, especially since they seem to be in short supply with a lot of people I know!
FIRST OFF, JashJash
This awesome person has really been around for me for a while. They started out as a supportive follower, and has stuck around and continued to stay active longer than ANYONE else that I've known on this site and became a good online friend of mine. Jash, you keep me feeling young you young Australian whippersnapper you! They make some pretty cute adopts and shows some great potential as a young artist, so go show them some love! hoz-boz
TALK ABOUT COOL ART MADE BY A COOL ARTIST. Hozzers here is an art student who's seriously out to smack some butt and take some names and numbers! While I haven't known them as long as some other people I'm going to mention in this journal, it didn't take them long to make a serious impact on me, and even less time for us to strike up what is becoming a freaking amazingly wonderful friendship! Not only do I look to them to have fun, but we've found that we've had a lot of negative relatable instances in which we've given each other some very sound and helpful advice and support, for which I am eternally grateful. In both art skill and vision, Hoz here is never in short supply of amazing things to produce! GO CHECK THEM OUT BECAUSE HOT DAAAAYUMCorpse-boy
HOW COULD I NOT PUT THIS LOVABLE CUPCAKE-WHORE OF A BRO ARTIST. When I first joined DA, he was one of the first artists I came to look up to as an on site role-model. Through the years, we've built a friendship that has led us down some pretty crazy roads, and he's helped me improve with my art and confidence on DA tenfold. He is currently in uni as an animation major, and has already produced animations that have been featured and awarded in multiple film festivals! Corpsie here is also one tough cookie, having been able to live out some pretty tough situations to live out his dreams and goals when I would have turned tail and ran crying home to mommy long ago. KEEP IT UP BRUH YOU'RE GOING PLACES.OfBugs
GIRL, FOR REAL, YOUR ART THOUGH. Tanu has some serious talent and a style that I love to see every time she posts on to DA or on her tumblr. Whether it's a sketch, a pixel, or a larger piece of art, I am always blown away. She's possibly the most kawaii-as-fuck artist I've ever known, I'm jelly I wish I could be that cute and cool at the same time HONESTLY YOU HAVE TALENT OUT THE AAAAAAASS TANU. F'REAL. Zilla-Breath
GO HARDCORE OR GO HOME ANDY HELL YES. Another artist I've known for years, Andy here is oooone cool fellow! He's going into school for one of the coolest things EVER, special effects make-up and sculpting! That's right, he's going out to be one of those people who are behind the scenes making your favorite sci-fi characters look as fucking amazing as they do! Andy's full of energy and has been cool as hell to me. KICK SCHOOL'S ASS BRUUUUH, KICK IT HARD. KICK IT IN THE ASS SO HARD IT'LL BE TASTING SHIT FOR A MONTH. TheDaveL
LOOK AT THIS ADULT GUY DOING ADULT THINGS LIKE MAKING ONLINE MAGAZINES AND MAKING YOUNGINS LIKE ME FEEL LIKE THEY'RE HOT SHIT WHEN THEY AREN'T. DaveL has been an encouraging force that has been keeping me going for years here on DA. Despite the content matter on his DA (which is cool as HELL, but not for the weak of heart for sure!), he's been one of the kindest people I've known here. He's always with a kind word, or a comment on how much I've progressed from piece to piece. He's the kind of person that I wish to grow to be for some other younger person on DA who needs a good word to keep them going ever now and again.
There have been people who have come and gone through the years I've been here. Some friendships have gone by the wayside, or never grew to leave enough of an impression to remember. Some have soured and left behind nothing worth saving behind. Some Deviants have simply stopped coming around, never leaving behind a word as to why. These people mentioned, though, have been GREAT to me, and still are, whether it's through art collabs, influence, advice, encouragement, or strong friendship. These are the kind of people that everyone needs around in their life, even if it's just through the internet. I'm lucky to have had you guys around for the time that I have, and hopefully we can keep this awesome streak going! Stay as awesome as I've made you out to be. :>