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About Varied / Hobbyist ChopnScrewMale/United States Group :iconkyokugenryu-dojo: Kyokugenryu-Dojo
Art of Fight, Fight of Art. OSU!
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Old works #4: Gaige the Mechromancer :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 12 1 Old work #3: Little Sister :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 1 5 Old works #2: Big Sister :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 3 5 Old works #1: Butt-Hat :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 0 0 Something to fight for...? :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 13 64 Collab: Shin Tenchi Haoh Ken - Colored :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 25 21 Shin Tenchi Haoh Ken :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 29 47 Ingrid - Solo :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 23 3 SF' Ingrid :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 16 17 Strictly Fanservice :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 24 26 Kuuga :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 53 31 Time's Warriors :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 3 30 After 3 :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 41 29 Felix Redux :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 4 13 Han Samuel :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 5 27 Acclimation :iconchopnscrew:ChopnScrew 36 36
"Recognition is the greatest motivator" ~ Gerard C. Eakedale

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One year. One entire year from this place...
I can practically feel the dust entering my throat and cobwebs sticking to my now ridiculously long hair.

As I dust off my old profile and look back at - not only my old projects, but my fellow devwatcher's too - I wonder why I ever stopped visiting, contributing, and socializing on DA in the first place.

Initially I thought it was my self-esteem taking a deep dive in my artwork; feeling that my desire to improve wasn't going at a fast enough pace.
And how could I not? On a daily basis, I come across projects whose quality is well above mine. I know it isn't a healthy perspective, but it's a subconscious thought that pesters on the back of my mind every time I check my devwatch.

Perhaps it was the lack of recognition? I always tell myself that I am a small time artist that treats this stuff as a hobby above all else. Not to mention, I'm not as sociable I used to be to go out there and gather new watchers.

As I write this, I still have no idea what it might have been...
I enjoyed drawing, creating the stories that came with every project.
I enjoyed the little feedback that I got from them.
I enjoyed the conversations had from that feedback.

Dwelling, looking for an answer won't change much.

As you might suspect, I write here to prove that I tend to change that.

Although I haven't drawn in a long time, my ideas never stopped coming.
My first batch of to-be projects will be some new character designs. A great theme to start out with considering it's what I used to specialize in.

It's high time I restarted putting them on paper/tablet. I just hope I'm not too rusty...
  • Listening to: I remember - Deadmau5
  • Reading: +300 messages
  • Watching: Nostalgia Critic
  • Playing: Borderlands 2, Tekken Tag 2, MGS Peacewalker
  • Eating: Eggs & chorizo with potatoes
  • Drinking: Classic Coke

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ChopnScrew

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United States
Proud founder of the Kyokugenryu-Dojo

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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Scorching-Whirlwind Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Hey are you doing any kind of commissions?
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ChopnScrew Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for the insanely late reply. ^^;

I'm flattered you'd pay to see me draw, but I've been out of the drawing game for awhile now and I'm embarrassingly rusty. So for now, I couldn't bring myself to take requests. Not until I get my groove back, anyways.

Thanks for understanding! :)
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday Grin 
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! =D
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Marvelguru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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blue-indigo-girl Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
heya :)
long time no see
how are you ?
comment va tu ? XD
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
youtu.be/D_sT8FF3yjU

Dude meet funny dudes.
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Sailfin-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
th04.deviantart.net/fs15/PRE/i…
So by seeing this, you have a very good idea of Onyx's actual size.
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Engirish Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav
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ChopnScrew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NP. Keep up the good work. :)
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Engirish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ChopnScrew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A feature, huh? That's pretty cool of you. :D

Odd choice for a deviation though; didn't know that one happened to be your favorite.

Also, should I return the favor? I don't know how this new meme works.
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't looking for my fav, per say, but what I thought would be one of your best works.  IMO, of course. =D

If you wish to return the favor, all you have to do is put a link up of what you think is one of my best works.  Simple as that, ruffian. 
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Shadoru-Flames Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, have a nice day! :cake: :party:
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Grace-Winters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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