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TheSentinel001 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoy looking over you works and feel the emotions and "feelings" radiate out from each pixel.

I have to ask, why are some of your work "stored away". I realy like the work of the dieing creature purring its essence, its soul into a orb that is a "sub-universe". I forget the title, but the work itself and the description you posed was for it just expresses shuck a profound... truth.

Keep up all the great work and know that you have supporters here.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm touched by your words, thank you. I restored the image I think you're talking about.

I've been storing images I don't feel represent my style(well, visually) or level anymore. I'm leaving those I can still feel happy and nostalgic about. It's good to know I have supporters :hug:
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TheSentinel001 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I aim to please and help as best I humanly can.
also "My link to the Reality..." was the work of art I was talking about.

On the topic of storing, why hide it way, why not move those works in a "old style/stuff" folder. At first glace this may look like such a practice would "degrade" the value of the work, but in my opinion, storing like the way you are seem like you are ashamed of those works or some "outside force" made you hide them (systems crash, publishers, ... idk). If not for you, keep those "non-representative" works viewable to your audience so new comers know where you have come from and see how you have grown into the great artist to you have become and still growing into.

If you look at my gallery, most of my stuff is a few year old now, but their are a few gems that I am proud of, though the likelihood of me using that style or medium is very unlikely in the foreseeable future. I do plan on piking up the pen again and start creating new works of my own (or at least start posting my more resent works that are currently collecting dust in their own storage), but I will do not intend on hiding my old work. While I may not use those styles, I may try to show how I have changed and explored the possibilities of my talent.

Keep in mind these are all my thoughts and I am not intending on swaying you to my views, but do try and keep in mind the impact of storing works with out expressed reasoning. Now, in my defense, I have not been keeping good profile management skills with my own (my watch notices has mounted up to above 10 thousand works (o_O) ), and so I did not see when you started the storage and see if you left some kind of post explaining why. If you are going to post some work on a site like deviantArt, you are doing to (at least in my mind) for at least one reason: to show the world what you have accomplished.

Sorry for the blocks of text, but if I have something to say, I want to make sure I am understood and my point(s) do get across, and so if you have any questions about my comments, don't be afraid to ask.

Thank you for your time and your talent,
ROBOTO001, support of creativity and appreciator of hard work.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I understand where you are coming from with this and yes you are right, there is shame. I did not go to explain what I've been doing because I don't think anyone cares what I do. I'm being honest, not in any way shape or form trying to be offensive. Do I care? Not really, I don't watch anyone's activity. I'm not a community sort of person, just a lurker.

But it's not just the looks of the old art, believe me those stir such nostalgic memories. The problem here is my old attitude.  I am ashamed of the high pride reflected through my old art.  I lacked empathy for other artists as well, I used to think I was better than a lot of them. I formed bad habits-and for all of that I stagnated on my art. I was too prideful to try to move forward with my art because I honestly thought it was fine. It's not because I did not research good resources to practice, it's not because I was being taught wrong, it's because of how I was. I suppose that is all part of growing up and readjusting one's flaws and core values - I did it too late though. So when I look at my old art, I see an ugly reflection of myself. And I'm ashamed of it. I've lost friends because of that, and I almost lost myself.

One day I sat down, and began to research my core issues, because I've had enough. I was tired of my flaws taking over. I'm glad I did, because my life is so much better now. Don't get me wrong, I'm still the same person.  Everyone says older souls should know better, that's precisely it. We don't change, we readjust.  I still have my pride, sometimes I need it, other times I hate it. Sometimes it's funny and I would joke about it to my friends. That isn't my only flaw,  I still gotta work on my confidence!

I've been humbled throughout the years, and understand the feelings of others better. I really needed that. But I can't seem to shake off this shame I feel for my past. Maybe one day I'll break through the wall and do what you suggested, but it's just really hard at the moment.

Thank you for caring.
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ceemaire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*fangirl screeches* Your stuff is in a dragon art book I have!!! 8) I found a famous person!!!!
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is it that book with the red dragon portrait cover? It's been quite awhile lol
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ceemaire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No. It's called Dragon Art with a forward by John Howe. Your stuff is a little bit in the back.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OH yes I know what book, they just change the cover. 

But yeah, I'm not famous, I was a bit popular back then but I've hid under the radar for quite some time. I like it better that way :) It's nice to know I'm not forgotten though so thank you :hug:
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ceemaire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is too awesome to forget. ;) Your style is really cool. It's like all line-y and flow-y. lol
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In other words, painterly? XD

Thank you <3
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