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Words of Thanks

I wish I could personally thank every single one of you who has shown me and my art support, it's not always possible to reply personally to each comment I get. I do read every single one!
So I must give a heartfelt thank you here and let you know how much I appreciate all of your kind words and support over the years.
I hope continuing sharing with you little pieces of my soul through my art is thanks enough :hug:

Meet me at


Conventions 2015



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~ Dee-con ~
April 4th - Dundee, Scotland

~ Supanova Melbourne ~
April 10th - 12th - Melbourne, Australia

~ Supanova Gold Coast ~
April 17th - 19th - Gold Coast, Australia

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~ MCM Belfast Comic Con ~
May 2nd - 3rd - Belfast, Ireland

~ MCM London Comic Con ~
May 22nd - 24th - London, England


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~ Supanova Sydney ~
June 19th - 21st - Sydney, Australia

~ Supanova Perth ~
June 26th - 28th - Perth, Australia

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~ Japan Expo ~
July 2nd - 6th - Paris, France

~ Hyper Japan ~
July 10th - 12th - London, England

~ Manchester MCM Comic Con ~
July 25th - 26th - Manchester, England

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~ MCM Dublin Comic Con ~
August 29th - 30th - Dublin, Ireland


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~ Toronto Fan Expo ~
September 3rd - 6th - Toronto, Canada

~ FACTS ~
September 26th - 27th - Ghent, Belgium

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~ New York Comic Con ~
October 8th - 11th - New York, America

~ MCM London Comic Con ~
October 23rd - 25th - London, England


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That's all the planned shows this year! :heart: Let me know if there's any other events like to see me at :)

Thanks so much for your support at these events, it really means a lot as it means I can keep drawing! :D

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Looking forward to seeing you there! :wave:

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists. She is a long-term deviant who regularly pours her heart and soul into the community, and spends much of her time each day leaving thoughtful, helpful comments for other artists on their work. In addition to the kindness and energy she puts forth into the community, her art is instantly recognizable, covering a variety of themes that any viewer can appreciate and connect with. It is our pleasure to name DestinyBlue the recipient of the Deviousness Award for July 2015.
-awarded July 2015
This month DeviantArt has decided to bestow me with the award of 'Deviousness'! They've given me a crown for my profile and everything! The announcement article is here: fav.me/d8zcdli I have to say I am happily stunned. I never would have thought I would be considered for such a honour! It's also poignant because this award comes at a time when things are taking off for me, mentally I'm getting better, and I'm finally earning enough to make an actual proper living as an Artist (with a capital A ;))

DeviantArt has truly been instrumental in allowing me to become a professional artist. When I started drawing, being an artist meant doing commissions, or working for a publisher, or applying to a curated gallery, but all I wanted to do was draw. So I did. I thought it might be a nice to share my drawings with others, so, 11 years ago, I started to put my art onto this little website called DeviantART. I never had any formal training in art past highschool, so in many ways DA has been a teacher, people would tell me what they liked about my stuff, and would also point of the wonky hand or dodgy eyes and give me tips, and that spurred me on to be better, to push my improvement. It also let me connect with people. It's no secret my art deals with darker themes sometimes, and these personal connections to people have been so important to me throughout these rollercoaster 11 years. 

It was in 2010 I did my first even convention: I traveled from London to Dundee Scotland, on a whim and without a proper table booking, just an email that they might have a spare table. Luckily they let me in and I had my first taste of selling my art. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!, Meeting people and hearing feedback on my drawings was fun and rewarding, I even managed to turn a small profit! Imagine that! making money from my art! It was a great feeling. So I booked some more conventions later in the year, and haven't stopped with them since. Now a lot of people who I meet at conventions have seen my art before online, which is a big change :) I have now been able to give up the various jobs I've done part time to support myself and I now make a (very modest) living from my art through conventions and print sales. I still don't know if I should use the term 'professional' for myself as I still don't do any commissions or draw for anyone else. I just draw whatever I feel like, and I'm so happy people like it enough to support me.

'Making it on your own' on social media wasn't an option when I started, there wasn't a mold to fit into, I didn't even dare to dream I could be a professional artist. So I had no idea it would work out like this! I just wanted to draw. So when my Deviousness Award says "DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists" it sounds almost unfathomable to me! How did that happen?! But i am so happy and grateful it has worked out like it has. I get an immense satisfaction and joy from what I do. I'm so glad so many connect with my art! I love meeting people though the conventions, though often the work that goes into organising them can feel unrelenting (so much goes on behind the scenes for planning, preparing and printing for a convention, especially overseas) but it's also a dream come true. The next goal is working out how to get in more time to draw and develop my skills -as you can see I haven't uploaded a drawing in a month! I am also quite aware, like everything in life, this could slip though my fingers (and that's okay too) I'll work hard at it, and try hard. But no one ever said living as an artist wasn't precarious!  XD

It's beautiful to get this recognition from DeviantArt. Reading all the wonderful things people said about me was so heartwarming. (How did they find you?!) I feel humbled and proud, which are tough to feel together, but welcome to my emotional life ;)

I write this from a Eurostar train to Paris, after touching down from Australia yesterday. I'm planning to post a journal about this adventure, so keep an eye out for that!
I'm in Paris for Japan Expo. In the 'Young Designers' section D111, at the back (where I will be literally melting)
It might well be the last time I do this show, so please come say hello if you'd like to ^-^

Thank you! :heart:

Peace, Love and Crowns
Blue x

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DestinyBlue
DestinyBlue
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United Kingdom
My work as an artist takes me all over the UK (and the world) to many events and conventions, I love drawing, traveling and people, which is great because I get enjoy them all doing what I do! :)

~I couldn't do this with out your support! Thank you all so much *bows deeply*

FAQ

Where did you learn to draw?
I'm completely self taught! My high school art teacher told me cartoons were not art, so I didn't peruse any formal education in art. My drive came from within, to draw something into existence has always been intoxicating for me.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Drawing is the way I can best express myself. My art is like a visual diary, documenting feelings, thoughts and events. I find my inspirations all over, most often in everyday life, or the need get crap out of my head onto paper.
Please don't let me darker work fool you. I'm naturally a cheerful person; who has struggled with tough times. During the hard times I use drawing as an escape, a way to vent and put my story on paper, to be constructive with the destructive thoughts. It's been a life saver.

Do you do commissions?
Never, sorry. If someone is controlling my pen with their money I find it stifling. Staying independent is really important to me. I need to tell my own stories, an I know you guys appreciate seeing original work :)

Do you do requests?
No, sorry. See above. Minus money. This includes drawing you XD

What tools do you use?
PhotoShop CS6 and SAI, and a Wacom intuos3 drawing tablet, or my snazzy new Cintiq Companion. I recommend looking at Wacoms 'Bamboo' range if you're just starting out :)

Do you read your comments?
Every. Single. One. The support and feedback you give me is beautiful and often overwhelming I'm truly sorry I cannot reply to everyone (If I did I would never get any drawing done XD) but I read them all, and so many of you have touched me more deeply then you'll ever know :heart:

Can I use your art for something personal/non profit?
Please do! I love it when people use my art for wallpapers/backgrounds/tattoos/scrapbooks
I also love to see my work shared, as long as credit is provided :heart:

Can I use your art for my commercial product?
No. You may not use my art for your financial gain.

Can I do a school assignment about you?
What an honour ^-^ Please feel free to, though I'm sorry I can't personally answer questions, I have covered a lot in my full FAQ: fav.me/d5x4z8h

Can I create something inspired by you?
Wow, yes! I adore seeing works I helped inspire :heart: Please do. Stuff like this makes my day :)

Where can I buy prints?
You can order signed prints which I produce and sign personally form my store: www.storenvy.com/DestinyBlue
I also have a Society6, where my art can be found on phone cases, pillows, mugs and the like society6.com/destinyblue

I have more questions!
That's not actually a question ;)
But if you would like to know anything more please check out my long full FAQ here: fav.me/d5x4z8h

Thank you! :heart:

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0Yuki-san0 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaawh thank youuu!! ;u; Yes it was! I was litterally melting, but when I met her, my heart melted! >u< Thank you thank you thNk youuu!!! Heart 
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the deviousness award!
I'm still really glad I got to meet you at FACTS a couple of years back and I absolutely believe this award is more than deserved! 
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Xuruki Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
congratulations! :) :heart:
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Athena1000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's me, Natalie. The young girl who came all the way from New York not only because she was visiting her grandparents, but also because she wanted to go to the Japan Expo. I was the first person at your stall on the first day. I bought a large Fire Underwater, a small The Universe, and a small Never Seen Stars. You're my favorite artist ever, I'll really miss you. (I REALLY am on TEAM BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)




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:D (Big Grin) Love Hug :happybounce: :happybounce: Woohooooo! w00t! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! #1 Worship Worship Worship Happy cry (Tears of joy) :squee: Judge Buy My Prints Please Bounce Party Gallery Kitty-chan mmmm books... Tight Hug 
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
GraTZ.
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S-HElle Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Hello ! I talked to you today with my friend, at the Japan Expo (I'm the one with the Cryaotic T-shirt and the red glasses), and I wanted to thank you again ! I love English, but as a French student, I don't always have the opportunity to talk with people who use English everyday, so I was very happy to have this conversation with you ^^
Moreover, as I said, I admire your work, and talking to an artist makes me feel more determined than ever for my future art studies. 
(I also realized that I wasn't officially watching you on dA, what a shame Facepalm mistake fixed !)

I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your journey in Paris, and congrats for your award ! :D
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silber-englein Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Congrats on receiving deviousness! :heart: :hug: Your art is amazing and your journey is inspiring!
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HaroldKoko Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats yo!:thumbsup:
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
Congratulations! Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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NebulaWords Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Hello ! :)
I'm one of the two girls who met you at the Japan Expo today and I was the one who told you about my plans to go to the States to study art :)
It was very nice to talk with you and I wish I would have been more prepared financially to buy one of your drawings. Especially Night Maker which is my favorite~
Perhaps next time ?

PS : I started watching you ^^ And Congrat on the crown ;)
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