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Hi everyone!

This is my first journal, and I'm not sure what I should be writing. Do I ask for feedback?
I would like my approach to be similar, if not exactly the same, to the Youtube user Cryaotic ("chaoticmonki") where he just puts his content out there and it's up to the viewers to do all that jazz (the like/favourite/subscribe shebang). Is it nice to know you're not posting things into the void? Of course it is, but I won't ask for people to do it, if they like my stuff enough then they will.

I was never a blogger or a diary writer, instead usually just venting my feelings out into an art piece when it became necessary. Or sing to songs that fit my mood. So occasionally these will be awkward. But perhaps practice makes things better? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You always see this with youtubers, watching them become progressively more "professional" and "confident" in themselves.

I know I've been a member for a long time, and to be honest I was always intimidated by other users and never posted any of my stuff (just note how much of a time disparity there is between pieces I posted in January and the previous ones [six years? ouch]). Also I will fully admit that in the past I mainly used my account to watch other artists and comment/favourite their work. 

But no more! Hopefully.

Now that I have a steady stream of art being made and completed (crosses fingers), I hope to, if nothing else, be more active in posting my art here as I am much more confident in the quality of my art and putting it out there. I won't promise to be more consistent with journal updates, let alone art postings, because I try not to make promises that I am unsure I will be able to keep.

But I will promise that I can at least try to be more active, if nothing else. And after all, isn't trying half the battle?

~*~ elf mermaid ~*~
Extending Friendship by elf-mermaid
Extending Friendship
A quick thing that I worked on over the span of about two days. It started out as a surprise meeting between two of my OCs but I was a bit tired of drawing them, so they turned into I guess this. I know a lot of things aren't right, but a lot of things are, and it's the first original content that I've finished in a while, so I'm proud of it.
RonxCake by elf-mermaid
Lineart created and colored by me, but original drawing and concept done by a friend.
I know it's flat, but I wasn't up to doing the shading and stuff in right now. Maybe one day I will come back and fix it. Hey, I got a background in, so that's something.
Squid Spaghetti by elf-mermaid
Squid Spaghetti
Giving credit is a bit complicated here, because I had the idea of a squid girl eating spaghetti, and a friend drew this, and I colored it. So yeah, there's the whole story. I know it's not the exact Splatoon Girl look, but I decided to emulate the colors.


United States
Favourite style of art: All, I guess?
Shell of choice: mussel shells, I like pretending they're like a compact mirror or something.
Skin of choice: Umm... my skin?
Personal Quote: "I see the glass as being half-full. You see it as something to hit other people with."

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sirenabonita Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
:iconahoyplz:  Mermaid Lily & i thank you and invite you to visit the mermaid galleries ~…
elf-mermaid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Oooh, thank you! I will definitely check it out!
sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Mermaid glomp Icon 
NiennaY Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:! :hug:
dracaena-akira Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for faving Artemis :)
wfbarton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Howdy, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for favin, I really appreciate it and want you to know that I've got more stuff comin and hope you like it. Take care and have a great week
Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Kiome-Yasha Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thanks for the watch! :wave:
WhiteRaven4 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey! Thanks for the watch :meow::heart:
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