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Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I feel forgotten on this site at times, but I'm happy I'm not : )
Cheers!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 9, 2016, 2:09 PM
I didnt expect to get any since things have been kinda dead socially on here, but you guys are the best :3 Thank you!!!!

New Username!!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 7, 2016, 1:49 PM
I'm now Dotswap  on deviantart! I'm named dotswap on every other social media i have, so this is to avoid any more confusion! (I've had multiple people asking me if im stealing art eeeehhh)

woo

Thank you for 2000+ watchers!!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 30, 2016, 9:14 AM
<3<<3

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 10:32 AM
1. How long you have been on DeviantArt?
Three years. It will be four in december :3

2. What does your username mean?
I don't know actually. I thought it was genius at the time but now i think its stupid xD Still dont want to change it though.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Derpy, cringy and demanding

4. Are you left or right handed?
I am right handed

5. What was your first deviation? 
It is long gone now for the best, but i do remember it was a squirtle dressed as a certain vocaloid. (??????)

6. What is your favorite type art to create? 
Right now it has to be splash arts. Even though they are extremely time consuming i always end up feeling satisfied.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Graffiti/street art. I'd love to have work on a larger scale somewhere to be seen.

8. What was your first favourite?
I removed it with older favourites ages ago but I think it was some art made by a friend I dont have anymore.

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Game art, I think? Or concept art. I'm actually not sure. 

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
That is most definetly MichelleHoefener her art is to die for and everything she makes looks so interesting!

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I don't know! Probably someone with the most watchers on deviantart. I'd like to see what they see.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I used to have a friend here named Jaclyn but one day she dissapeared from deviantart and I never saw her again. I always think of her when i think of deviantart.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art? 
A tablet and a pc??? I also like pen doodles.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
The internet? LOL 

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
One time my art was featured on the old old old old front page and I freaked the fuck out. It was amazing.

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire.

Art Hiatus (sorta??)

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 25, 2015, 4:50 PM
Hey all! : )

So as of lately i havent been as active as usual on uploading anything. There hasnt been a huge upset about it or anything but i felt like explaining myself in case someone was wondering but wasnt vocal about it :>

Lately art hasnt been as interesting. It's become sort of boring and i've had other things that i found my time more worthy for.

I figure I'll have to go on a small hiatus until my motivation comes back!

I don't believe this is permanent in any way whatsoever, but I do believe sometimes you need to give yourself a break and that's what I'll be doing now, until i feel like i can draw stuff and be happy about it again ^_^


I have no idea when I'll be back in drawing but no matter what I'll still be on here, talking with you guys and trying to reply to comments and check messages as good as i can!!


much love!! xx

  • Listening to: Yuna

Please read (Limited art in the next couple days)

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 8:03 AM

Hi guys!

Just a quick update, I’ve gotten an eye infection and due to that I’m completely blind on my left eye because I can’t open it.

This means I probably cant draw like normally, thus meaning limited art in the next coming days. Sorry!



2015, a thank you and (positive) updates!!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 2, 2015, 2:36 PM
First of all, happy 2015! May this be the best year yet : ))

I'm writing this to inform you about some.. perhaps very positive updates to all of you.

Firstly, I cannot thank you all enough for 1000 watchers.

That is an incredible number I never thought I'd reach by such a short time. Last year this time I had around 300, so that is a lot of watchers on my part. ;;; woow.... i still can't really believe it honestly xD
I know I promised many things in the past but I simply do not have the time to fulfill them, and I apoligize many times :c 

Secondly, I won't be disabling comments anymore. 
I might regret this, not gonna lie xD BUT now it's balls to the wall and let's just take it as it comes.

THIRRDD me and my brother talked about some things regarding commissions yesterday, and I might have a paypal set up soon : )) This might only be available on twitter though, but I have not thought this through yet. I'm not good with pricing my work but my brother suggests a 20-30 euro sum. You guys can think about that one i guess xp

But yeah, that should be it : ) 

Thank you !! xx

  • Listening to: ODDS&ENDS - teto
  • Reading: sion guides :p

Livestreamingg

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 28, 2014, 10:09 AM

I’m streaming for the first time in forever! Just setting things up and I’ll be there in a minute

Won’t be replying much as i want to finish stuff, but there is music! :D Come watch!

www.livestream.com/dotswapdraw…



800

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 2, 2014, 8:55 AM

Hello everyone! xx How're you?

I checked my watcher count this morning, it was still at 799, which i can't complain, is still a huge number, and i appreciate it VERY MUCHH!!
But i can't believe it, i'm actually at 800 (or well almost) EIGHTHUNDRED OF YOU. THATS CRAZY !!! That's really close to a thousand aswell A THOUSAND ASDJFJKSDA  Kao Emoji-38 (What in the world?) [V2] by Jerikuto

I'm all over the place, I remember two years ago i was excited about reaching 11 watchers, which is almost nothing compared to what you are now.

You are all friends to me, and you'll always be special, wether you come or go. 
I may have lost track of each and every one of you but that doesnt mean i dont know you're there. I love all of you, this wouldnt be possible without every one of you! 
Kao Emoji-06 (Shy) [V1] by Jerikuto
I wish i could thank you all individually but i simply do not have the time n__n;;;
So take this journal entry, it comes from the heart :] <3

Much love, pdz xx

  • Watching: EU LCS spring 2014
  • Playing: league

Anyone here with a twitter?

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 12, 2014, 3:14 PM
I started twitter today, come say hi! :D

I'm Dotswap !!!

Thank you in advance!

Updates? (Regarding req, AT's and life)

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 25, 2014, 2:10 PM

Hello everyone! Kao Emoji-93 (Excitement) [V5] by Jerikuto

I just wanted to update a little, since I feel like some people here are in need of some important information before they go splurring out words that hurt me/others.

Not many has noticed but yes, I do decline all requests and art trades from now on. I'm not sure in which they will be open again, and yes I will change the FAQ as soon as I can with that information. 
Reason being that I have gotten screwed over many times now and I simply dont think I am worth your time if you do that. it's really not okay, so please just don't ask for art trades if you're gonna decline when I do my part, or just deactive as soon as you get it. 
As for requests, they are being taken down, because I feel like my path in drawing right now shouldn't be tied to specific motives, and I'd hate for you to get your drawing late.
I do however realize that some people still need art trades/prizes from me, and I am working on that, don't worry.
I also realized some of you got a little offended when I said no(?) I don't know why but I'm really sorry if I may have sounded rude in any way.


As for my life, those of you who follow me on my tumblr may know that I'm not adapting to my new school very well..
I'm not one of those people who socializes very well, and I feel very guilty about it and it affects me alot both on the outside real life and also online.
This also brings pressure on art blocks ;_;
I'm trying to get by, and luckily some of you get me through the day ;v;

Every watch, favourite and comment make me very happy, so yes,  thank you!

I hope you have a wonderful evening/night/morning/whatever, and thank you for your understanding.

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 10:03 AM
Hello everybody!

SO today dA turned 14! That's only 2 years less than how old i am (lol)
I saw this to be a great opportunity to tell my deviantart story. Cause maybe, just maybe, some of you would be interrested in it.

I started on deviantART, late 2011 (december i believe actually), mostly because i wanted other people than just my family and friends to see my drawings, cause i really believed i had a talent i could take advantage of (That's a little bit of a selfish reason buut..) 
I started out pure digital (MS paint -.-), but quickly returned to my usual traditional cause that was easier for me at the time.
The first couple of months were the months were i appreciated the smallest support. I remember getting my first favourite and just freaked out. And getting my first watch was just KDAKSDFJADS MINDBLOWING. Nothing could go down from here, everything was perfect and going up.
I noticed that the motivation to draw more and more to please my new crowd caused me to improve RAPIDLY and i LOVED IT. I opened commissions, requests, art trades, and learned alot about different artists preferences, and what is okay in art community and what is not. 
Now, let's go through my drawings: (I do it according to time to show improvement and whatever 8D)
And at the end of the rainbow.. by Dotswap
I like to feature this first, cause it's the oldest piece i could manage to find on here. IT'S REAALLY BAD, but I think it sorta marks my drawing-spree. I gained friends, alot in the start, whom 90% unfortunately either left dA or me. Most of them i drew things for, and this was one of them.

I think this drawing sort of marks my breakthrough. I remember waking up to nearly 15 new watchers and i almost fell from my chair out of excitement. The love for this drawing would never stop! I was also trying many new things along with this drawing, but i never really tried to get out of my comfort zone, which is something i always struggle with. I believed that i couldnt't have more than one style, because I was afraid of not being recognized. From here i drew ALOT of fanart.

Now THIS DRAWING, marks where quality started to matter to me ALOT. I wanted good quality and good viewing. I scrapped my old scanners, only used my school's cause the ones at home weren't good enough. I went really far to get editing programs like photoshop, and photoshop elements. I worked really hard, and i got very specific in things that were good enough. Many times i would just scrap finished drawings cause they had mistakes. (Hint: dont ever do that) I wasn't aware that you can't ever be perfect and that you should save drawings, to learn from your mistakes.
Happy Halloween! by Dotswap
Many of you know why this is here ;3 IT MARKS MY DIGITAL STAAART. Yess!! I started digital because my art teacher really really wanted me to. he BEGGED me to. And I decided to trust him. AND IT'S THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE. I hated to admit it at the time, cause i just wanted to draw traditionally, but traditional is just not relevant for a job in the world we live in today. Sure, you can make something BEAUTIFUL in traditional, and sure you can make some money of off that. But digital IS just an easier, quicker and cheaper way of exploring and learning, and finishing. I'd just highly recommend it if you're looking to take art 31949% seriously. 
Now, I could tell in the start of my digital drawing period that many of you did'nt want this. I lost a huuuuuuge amount of watchers and my stats were falling immensely. I was growing a bit depressed, but i never gave up.
you too will be judged by Dotswap
Aaaand here is the deviation im the most proud of rn. It really shows how far I've come. I'm glad I never gave up with digital art, cause here i am, happier than ever with almost 700 watchers *v* wooaaahasdajdsfajsf




Thanks for reading and viewing, I love you guys forever!! :heart:

  • Watching: LCS eu playoffs quarterfinals

OMG GUYS GUYS GUYSSSS GUYSSSSS!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 5, 2014, 5:38 AM
MY DAD FOUND A TABLET DISC FOR ME SO I CAN DRAW AGAIN

IM SO SORRY FOR ALL THESE CHANGES BUT OMG IM GONNA GET DRAWING!! 8DDD
I PROMISE TO TRY AND UPLOAD SOMETHING TONIGHTTT

Things break. Many things break.

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 3, 2014, 9:43 AM
Ok so
I'm back
eey
BUT I have some, pretty horrid news :c
I got home, and got to know that the following items are broken:
My mouse,
my headphones,
my tablet disc,
AND my computer.

I think most of you realize where this is going >.<
Yep, that means no art for atleast another two FRICKING WEEKS
I'M SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry ;n; I really am.
There are many birthdays coming up, and some of you know who you are, and i must say to you that sorry, I'm gonna have to postphone it. :c

And some of you might think 'hey how can you write this without a computer?'
Weeell my brother decided to be an awesome person, so he borrowed me his brand new asus 8D 
and we bought a shit mouse

So things are not completely hopeless 8D I just can't really... Draw. For two weeks.  sorry sorry sorrryyyyyy ;;;;

I really hate to say it..

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 1:32 AM
But I'm leaving for vacation.
again again. xD
This time, Turkey!
yeey. I'm scared people will comment on my hair LOL

Well anyways, I'm sorry and stuffs but I'll be back within a week definetly! 
See ya all!

I am squealing a lil bit ...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 26, 2014, 3:41 AM
I recently watched some calculations on my page, just to sort of keep up with it since it's something i never really check tbh. 
I know this sounds a bit confusing but basically i checked how much of X i gained per day (favourites, watchers, bdfkbkd)

Aaand my watcherpace has finally reached 1 per day!
ADKSFASDFASDL you have NO IDEA how happy that makes me! 1 PER DAY DSFKSAAK
I know it may not seem like it but each time i gain a watcher i just die a little inside IT MEANS SO MUCH

So yeea, I just.. Wanna tell you guys that i love you and thank you so much for supporting me, even if you watched 2 years ago or now ^^

Officially back and other things!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 11:41 PM
I'm back from Americaaa
yayy internet

I am suffering from a huge jet lag and i probably havent slept properly for two days hahah;;
I'm feeling really tired and my throat hurts alot but i have nothing to do but draw cause my mom's sleeping so i probably will upload some things today sometime..?
I just have to finish some personal things first!

PLUS, I noticed i'm getting close to the 700 watcher mark and i jsutngadfjasdfjasdfasdnvadvmk ;;;; OMGG
I haven't even finished the giveaway prizes for the 600+ giveaway! xD (I'm sorry) 
BUT OMG I'm reallly excited for that! aaaah getting to close to 1k AJGFJKADK I will die of happiness when that happens sjdfkaksdfjka
OKI enough spazz! I'M BACK THAT'S THE POINT so heya and smooch and note me if you're bored sfkjdakjfkjasdf

  • Watching: LCS NA

Away i go!! again...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 5, 2014, 10:35 AM
Edit: so some of you might've noticed that i am popping up occaisionally, and that's cause i Got some internet in our hotel in LA.
Apparently my mom brought her iPad soooooo INTERNETZZZZzzzzz. But i'll be back at my regular pace on fridayyy!! But till then i Will check my messages but i wont be around all-time.. ^.^okiii baaai 

Hellooo
Some of you may know that i am leaving for the USA today. 
I'll be gone for roughly two weeks, without internet or anything the like x3
soooorryy

Also,

It was quite rainy today and my pc got wet cause my window was open and theres something wrong with it rn...
Hopefully that'll get fixed when i return!
I'm gonna miss you guys (And everything else on the internet, probably) but when i return i'll be home for two weeks!! 
Hopefully some draws will come out of that heh..

Oh well, seeya!

  • Watching: LCS NA

Surpriseee! IM BACK!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 8:11 AM
Here i am motivated to draw and woohoo i've missed you guys SO MUCH!!!! aaaah :heart::heart::heart:

  • Watching: LCS EU