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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:

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:

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
Keeping you guys updated on happenings in my (rather busy) life! :heart:

Because I love long fights and jet-lag I decided to travel over to Australia for the second time this year! XD :heart:Fbsydney by DestinyBlue

Sydney and Perth this time~ for Supanova!

I had a good few days before the show to explore and sort things out over there. But I managed to completely screw up my body clock when I slept through my alarm (earplugs too successful) and sleep for 16 hours on the second night! Arg! There's 10 hours time difference England to Australia, and it's their winter so it's harder to reset your body lock as there's less sun. I was out there for 3 weeks and I honestly only got on track with sleeping wen it was time to go again! XD Oh well... I still did it! ;)

Many of you saw I put out a call for helpers, and four awesome ladies were chosen to help the cause on the southern hemisphere :D
Two super girls helped me in Sydney -Amy (ArmadaPaw)  and Caitlyn, and below are my loverly helpers for Perth, Ash and Ehryn (Ehryn): 

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Sporting the mandatory uniform of set-up -Hi-Viz!

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It's me! it's not hard to tell I haven't slept and am running on caffeine! XD 

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Happy to report Woolworths is still alive and well out here! ;)

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Oh the flight back I was offered a super cheap upgrade to business class as the flight was overbooked and I'm a frequent flyer! Yes please! ^0^
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The staff addressed me by fist name and offered my champagne before we took off! The chair turns into a bed and I was in heaven for 11 hours! It was a night flight so the cabin was dimmed so I don't have any great photos, but I got a three course meal, cocktails, warmed nuts, tea, chocolate, a vanity bag with lots of smelly things in. This is probably the only time I'll experience business class in my life, so I made the most of it! XD I didn't actually watch any movies, just draw and read and enjoyed not being squashed! :D

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I was back where I belonged in Economy for the second 8 hour leg though! XD


After touching down back on English soil, without a day to recover, I hopped on the Eurostar and headed over to Paris, France to exhibit at the 4 day beast that is Japan Expo:
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Stall all set up and almost ready to open!

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Saw some amazing cosplays while over there! DestinyBlue meets Destiny Island! XD

Lest you think my life is too glamours here's my evening meal after the convention:
Photo 1 (9) by DestinyBlue

You guys are so kind: ;-;
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First photo are the kind gifts and drawings given to me in Australia, yes, someone made a rubix cube with my drawings on it! (Thanks Rebekah!)
The in France artists were out in force to make me feel welcome, and I now have over 10(!) new beautiful drawings to put on my wall! Thank you so much everyone! ^0^ I honestly have the most wonderful supporters :hug:
(I'm sorry I can't remember everyone's usernames to tag drawings right now, drop me a message if you see your art here and I'll tag you! :heart:)

But no rest for the wicked ;) I'm at Hyper Japan Friday to Sunday this week! Ahh, why do I do this to myself? XD :)
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Anyone else going to Hyper Japan? :D I am, and I have lots of printing to do for it! :P

Thanks for all your kind comments congratulating me for the Deviousness award! I am so proud and humbled ;-; You can read the article here:  Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015



In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing DestinyBlue
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“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, of


I'm hoping DeviantArt is a monarchy so the crown makes me some kind of royalty ;) Haha

Peace, Love and Awesomeness,
Blue xxxxxx

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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*

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catiasparks Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats for the deviousness award, you truly deserved it. i love all your artwork and mostly happy to have seen it! please continue to do this work it is amazing!Dance! 
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hclausen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not sure how I happened on your lovely gallery, but I am glad I did.  Thank you.
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PokeguardianZ Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Your art really inspires me. :) I love to draw and seeing your drawings makes me want to curl in, I feel like I can never be as good as everyone else on this website. But then I read the descriptions and saw each meaning behind it. I actually nearly cried.
I've been bullied and outcast by a lot of people at school since fourth grade, my rocks only being my best friend since second grade and the only small group of friends I have at school. I often draw to release my feelings, to put in all the happy feelings I wished I had each day so I can at least let one person see them and smile. But you really inspired me. I'm going to teach myself to get better at art and won't look back. I'll aspire to be someone like you, someone who can inspire others through what they love (writing and drawing for me).

Thank you. And happy drawing!

~PokeguardianZ

(P.S. To those who read this comment, I hope you all have a wonderful day and smile at least once a day. :) (Smile) )
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elantreet Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't explain how much I love your art! congratulations! you're such an inspiration
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pakchoi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Congrats on all the wonderful things that have happened to you. You're pretty much living my dream life <3.
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 thank you for the print from the Manchester comic-con its absolutely beautiful keep up the great work
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Freelotus Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I absolutely adore your work. Keep creating, its a great escape:)
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WoodenTurtle12 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm sorry that your dealing with a mental Heath issue truly I am
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Musicway Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey! I saw your work at Sydney Supanova but was too shy to say hello, just admired your work in person from afar. It's absolutely stunning as ever xx
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adobeLover Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
You are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
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