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Journal Entry: Wed Mar 12, 2014, 2:11 PM


OMG! I just realized that I'm on Deviantart for 10 years now! Time to celebrate! * cleans the corners of her gallery from the dust and spiderwebs*.

I joined the community in 2004, depressed because of my poor skills and also overwhelmed with the amazing artworks and famous artists from all over the world. I saw how much I had to improve to become at least half as good as people I admired at that time. It never happened though. Those amazing artists kept on getting better each time I made a step forward with my own skills, therefore, I could never reached them. I don't complain, they became my inspiration and the reason I never gave up. Many of them created amazing tutorials which helped me to learn new things.

Thanks to the constant support from my followers, their lovely comments, critique, and faves I started to believe in myself more. I could share my problems, my happy times, get hyper with other fans and talk freely about favourite characters, series, films, etc. I think that is what makes this community so amazing. I can't forget about the moments when I am able to meet some fellow deviantart users at local or foreign conventions (cheers to Japan Expo and London MCM expo participants :hug: ). The meetings are always memorable!

Even though Deviantart has changed a lot, I still find it the most comfortable place to share my artwork with you.  If only I had as much free time as I used to have in 2004- 2008... *sigh* (I  was a happy student and carefree Narutard).

Dark Side Of My Soul by Red-Priest-Usada
Maybe not the first, but still one of the oldest drawings in my gallery- coloured with colour pencils and smudged in Corel Photopaint to get it smooth (I didn't know how to use Photoshop 8D).

Sasuke and Itachi-Happy Past? by Red-Priest-Usada
As I said, I was a huge Naruto fan and Sasuke fangirl. I had more Sasuke fanarts in my gallery but they were so ugly that I deleted them a long time ago. Surprisingly, I still read Naruto and I have a soft spot for Sasu :heart:

Usada's ID3 by Red-Priest-Usada
One of my first ID pictures. Me with Sasu and Nataku from Houshin Engi. Anime bishounens were always the main reason I got interested in particular series 8D.

Gimme back my bananaaaaaaaaa by Red-Priest-Usada

My first full Photoshop drawing (Naruto again). Using the soft brush to shade thanks to one of shilin 's tutorial. I miss those times. I was so much into Gaara fandom and everyday I drooled over him with some fellow fans :D

Chibi Fruit Ninja-Sasuke by Red-Priest-Usada
Chibi Fruit Ninja Sasuke aka Pregnant Sasuke pic XD- the series crreated  during my trip to Radittz It received a lot of attention and sometimes it was a bit scary. Fortunately, most often people enjoy it and that's great!

Iris by Red-Priest-Usada
The first image when I learnt how to appply textures. Also, it was when I started to be very productive and experimented with different colour schemes.

Nyx- The Goddess of the Night by Red-Priest-Usada +Madame Peacock+ by Red-Priest-Usada Akatsuki Package by Red-Priest-Usada
My most popular images in my gallery.

KHR- Pineapples vs. Boats by Red-Priest-UsadaKHR- Hibari is lovin't it by Red-Priest-UsadaPeriod Horror-bishies suffer by Red-Priest-Usada
The most crazy stuff in my gallery :P.



Awww... those were wonderful times ;___:. I'd like to thank all of you for being the part of such amazing experiences. I wish I could hug everyone now!


THANK YOU FOR THOSE TEN YEARS AND FOR HELPING MY DREAMS COME TRUE :heart:

Usada

Our Sweet Army of Cupcakes

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Serinji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy 10th:dummy: It's my 10 year as well:XD: Though, I didn't use DA much for the first 2 years and this is my 4th account:O_o: But I'm glad I found DA and I'm glad you did too!:dummy: Happy 10 DAversary!:la:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you had a great ten years on deviantART. ^o^ I've only been here two years, and already made a lot of close friends.

Here's to another wonderful ten years for you, Usada! :iconexcitedlaplz: *throws confetti everywhere*
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you very much :hug: I hope you will also have wonderful time here!
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. >w< And thanks, these past two years already have been great, I love my friends here. :la:
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Mithinco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Congrats! I'm still around but not active anymore sadly. I still remember you too! Here's to another decade of life! Live life to its fullest!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you very much : ). I noticed that many people (including me) became less active here.
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow congrats on being here that long!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thanks a lot :hug:
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Namyi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing all those older artworks until the new ones is inspiring c:
You came a long way and you have already been good but your art is still becoming more and more amazing :heart:
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thank you :---;. 
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Namyi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem really ;//A//;
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SaraDeek Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
woaaaah... that's a lot. You Improve a lot in this years :)
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I hope so ; ]. Thank you very much :heart:
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Blaue-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congrats, you totally deserve it~!!! :la:
I'm glad you've improved so much all this time~!!! ^^
Keep it up~!!! :hug:
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you very much :smooth:
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Blaue-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~!!!  ^^
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
:smooch:
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mahoujirou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely journal and lots of congratulations! hope to see your wonderful art for some more years!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Awww.... thank you ;___:
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mahoujirou Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're oh  so very welcome! :la:
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christi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's neat seeing how your art looked then and now. ^^
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thank you : ]
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Gratki Bejbe!! Ależ się wszystko zmieniło od tamtych czasów. Jedno co jest mniej fajne to to, że ludziom się odechciało komentować, a kiedyś to byle kupa była skomentowana dokładnie xD A Ty wiesz co? Zastanowiłam się ile ja już jestem na Devie, więc spojrzałam i szok... Ja dzisiaj mam 10 rocznice! xD Dwa dni po Tobie założyłam Deva hahaha xD Ojej trochę to straszne, że to 10 lat... 10 LAAAAAT!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Moje gratki Skarbie :). Ale się zasiedziałyśmy, nie? w 2004 jakby mi ktoś powiedział, że będę na devie tak długo to bym mu nie uwierzyła. Zdawało mi się, ze wytrzymam raptem kilka miesięcy.
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
No totalnie xD Jakoś tak założyłam konto, bo po kolei wszyscy z oekaki mieli xD Nie bardzo się zastanawiałam po co mi to.
Ale fajnie było bo ludki z oe się razem trzymali i wspierali. No ale lata minęły, ludzie dorośli i to zdechło <:3 (tak jak samo oe teraz;;;)
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Mtaaa.. starzejemy się, większość z nas pracuje, ma obowiązki. Skończyły się lata beztroskiego fangirlowania na netach. Ja sama ledwo znajduje czasami siłę by kompa odpalić OTL...
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
:iconrejectedplz: Straszneee!! Ja nie chcę tak!
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know of your art even before i joined dA 3 and a half years ago :D you inspired people and you didn't even know it, just like you were inspired by great artists. When i joined dA and watched you i already knew most of your gallery images (i forgot to even fave them lol but i have admired them for years) drawings such as madame peacock, bonds of death, only you, love between us, and there was a drawing with your OC Thanatos that i can't find in your gallery where he had a string in his mouth and a light brown robe with little skulls on it, you might have erased though because i can't find it :D but that is one of the most memorable drawings of yours i remember that i knew before joining dA. I didn't know who you are and how to find your gallery again but i saved these drawings in my computer and started at them again and again :D
anyway what i'm trying to say is thanks for posting your art on the internet for others to see~
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
OMG. You don't even know how  much your comment made me so happy and touched :___:.  I didn't even know how to reply since words on Internet are not always sufficient to express yourself. I wish I could hug you irl >__<. Well, I'm speechless to be honest. I was inactive for so long that I was afraid to come back here again. And then your words... They made me feel I'm welcome here, that there are people who remember  me and my characters. It's amazing and touching! Thank you so much for letting me know about it :__:
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad it did :D frankly i never thought back then that i would ever get to actually speak with the artists that drew the drawings i admired, imagine my surprise when you watched me :la: getting recognition from someone you admire for many years is indescribable
i watch many artists over the years but the ones i know for a long time have a special place in my heart :D
yes you are definitely welcome here ;u;  feel free to post drawings, sketches, anything here, i'll be watching you (but not in a creepy way! haha)
i'm not so good with words either but here's an internet hug :hug:
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
<3!   Congrats, I just looked at mine today and saw I've been here on this name for 8 going on 9 years.  It would be longer but I use another name before, I don't know what I was thinking.  XD;;;  And I feel it's still the place to post all my art.
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thank you :)
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very welcome!!
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Tsukinekoi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
congratulations
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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xkhrymson Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy decade~
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
 :hug:
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CherryInTheSun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gratulacje rocznicy! ;)
super journal, bardzo motywujacy i wzruszajacy zarazem :)
zycze kolejnych 10 lat (i kolejnych, i kolejnych... ^^), mase sukcesow i zebys zawsze mogla sie rozwijac, isc do przodu i nigdy sie nie zatrzymala
mam tez nadzieje, ze przyziemne sprawy i obowiazki nie zabiora Ci kompletnie czasu na Twoja pasje :)
pozdrawiam!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Bardzo Ci dziękuję za tak miłe i motywujące słowa :hug:. Dzięki takim komentarzom aż chce się ruszyć swoje cztery litery i zacząć być aktywnym na nowo!
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Happy DA birthday!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you :)
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thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow! it's really awesome to see how much you've grown as an artist :")
it makes me feel like I too have hope OTL
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Never give up :hug:
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mangafanatic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats...enjoying the inspiration and the creative process its a great fulfilling thing and in art I think its the most important...it feeds the soul.
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Yeah, I agree :). Thank you!
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mangafanatic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks also ! :)
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mangafanatic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np :)
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SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! I hit my 10 year mark this January! congrats!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
My congrats to you, too :hug:
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