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My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:24 PM
My deviant story is not one of the longest, I'm here since January 24th. As you may already know, I have started 2014 with the objective of drawing 1 doodle a day. For the whole year. (:


 #1 You're scarier than you think by 365-DaysOfDoodles
My first deviation, doodle #1


Everything started as a very personal project on my Instagram account. I admit I was a bit afraid of joining dA and submitting my project in here.

In part, that was  because I don't think I can express myself in English as well as I can with my main language - which is Portuguese. Another reason was that I came across deviantART through very famous deviations so I used to see dA as a fancy art gallery, not as a digital community.  

Countdown by yuumei
guess which artwork first got me into dA? Yep, Yuumei's Countdown.


I was on high school when I discovered this site. It took me some time to figure out how deviantART really worked. 

Daily Sketch 28 by NesskainDaily by koyamoriTentacles under the bed by MGandiNightmares VS Sleepless Kid by prema-jaBlueberry Wind - remake by yanadhyanaMOLESKINE DOODLES: The King's Awakening by kerbyrosanes

dA is about sharing your artwork disregarding how famous or "fancy" it is. These artists here are different in style, theme, media and colors. However, all of them are able to tell their own story. That's the way I wanted my art to be seen.


I was really surprised that so many people were interested in my art! It helped (and it still helps!) me to stay loyal to the 365 Days of Doodles project and to keep improving my doodles. 


Then
#13 I want to see the sea by 365-DaysOfDoodles#19 Show me your true color by 365-DaysOfDoodles
Now
 #141 The Little Mermaid by 365-DaysOfDoodles#182 Exposure by 365-DaysOfDoodles


 The feedback I got on dA (from anatomy issues to my pictures' quality) wouldn't be possible if I kept the project on Instagram or Facebook. The biggest advantage of being on dA is that it's a community. People here are very very often interested in the same stuff as you (or at least in art in a bigger sense of it heheh...).

I hold deviantART and the people I met here very dear to me. My username may say that I have only 365 days of deviantART but I wouldn't quit this place for anything. Thank you all for the great time!


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:iconvalentine2102:
Valentine2102 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist
You are _picolo on instagram? :D
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TheNinjaFreak12 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
whoaaa, wait a minute. portuguese? that's supposed to by my highschool language!
and i had no idea till i read this that english wasn't your first language. i'm impressed!!
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:iconrobertvfrazier:
RobertVFrazier Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Halloween's coming! Do Ruby Gloom! Please.
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LaLaLani-XX Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your goal of 365 days of doodle, I too started this year with a goal of drawing a picture everyday.... I even got Facebook to help me make a list of 365 things but new University studies, break ups and moving pushed it right off track. After seeing how much you love it and the difference in your art (mine is terrible and I need all the help I can get) I might start up again.

Thanks for inspiring me XD!
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mrndak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
what is your name on instagram?! =)
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:icon365-daysofdoodles:
365-DaysOfDoodles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
find me there as "_picolo"
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry for pointing out that backwards hand one time ;v;'

But I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay and had so much fun. it does suck a little bit that you've become a little harder to reach or get a response from, but that's to be expected with such a dramatic fanbase increase. x'D

Keep drawing dude! Cheers ;v;
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:icon365-daysofdoodles:
Thank you so much  Chris! It's really a pleasure to see you're always around! :hug: :iconcryforeverplz:
I may not answer all comments but I always ALWAYS read them!! (TvT)/
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:icontraceofhatred:
TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, mate! I'll try and keep commenting just for you then. \;v; Best wishes.
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vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice story bro. :D
Also YAAAAAAYYYY OMY YOU'RE NOT GIVING UP IN A YEAR AND YOU'RE STAY IN HERE MORE ASDFGHJKL :iconcraiplz:
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Darkashter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Digital Artist
*support*
Found you today~<3
You are one of my 5 favorites!
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Relictune Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
in my opinion these aren't doodles , there works of art !
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many Cheers :cheers: to you. I really appreciate your journal and honesty!!! dA is the one and only site to build artistic skills, meet deviants, volunteers and staff that you will call friends and family for this lifetime!!

Love your works of art........ off to check out your gallery Cheer Sephy for NoBuddy-Else Cheer Sephy for NoBuddy-Else 
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GaurdianKid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I marry you i love ur art work soooo much lol.....u r the type of artist that inspires me everyday to become a better artist myself and i thnk u for that......much love!!!! <3 <3 <3
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Baby-xion Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg you're a fan of yuumei too <3 hahahaha, same hereee
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:iconpurplecookiez:
purplecookiez Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Your art is absolutely wonderful :'D! I love the style, I love the nostalgia you create with the old cartoons you've redrawn, and the originality throughout is always inspirational! Please stick around even after your 365 days of doodles are up! Your artwork is always something to look forward to <3
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LoonyFool Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Your doodles are great and inspiring for me, thank you for sharing them on Deviant and...keep going ! ;)
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BlackWishes98 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Your doodles are masterpieces :)
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:iconopheliac-noire:
Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing your story ^_^
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:iconbejeweledapples:
BejeweledApples Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your work is extraordinary. I've never seen anything like it. Congratulations for being able to both express your unique personality and tell your own story in a single picture a day.
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I don't see how you have the time to do a "doodle" a day.  Many of them are incredibly detailed and should be called "Drawings" because they are so good.  How do you manage? Is it just for this year or will you continue the theme next year?
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Monarch-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was beautiful :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconsmil235:
smil235 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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:iconrakusaru:
Rakusaru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep up the great work, man! I look forward to seeing your art everyday.
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:icontharycasprio:
tharyCasprio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your art, it's very great!
you're very talentedLove 
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:iconmariakitsune:
MariaKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your such a good artist and your art has a lot of inspiration put together!
plse keep it up Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] 
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Glenofobiya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
thank you for your work. your fan from Russia!Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
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:iconnelphie:
Nelphie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your a great guy and such a talented artist!Keep up the good work i wish i could meet u in brazzil and steal a few tricks from u:D
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:iconmaria-hr:
maria-hr Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it. No place gives you honest feedback like this place does.
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:iconkwikdraw:
kwikdraw Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful story and artwork! :love:
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:iconryoxsaku:
ryoxsaku Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
wow your amazing and in a little amount of time come so far clap clap Elsa Clapping Panda Emoji-01 (Clapping) [V1] Neko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] EXO : Kyungsoo Fangirling 
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:iconananyaarts:
AnanyaArts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a very talented artist Gabriel :)
Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your story with us :D
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:iconatta9:
atta9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are awesome. artist with the biggest influence on me this year :)
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kissingcyanide Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I admire you so much for keeping that challenge with (it seems) such ease! I wouldn't be capable to do it! I have so much things to do in my everyday (from university to family issues) that it seems just amazing for me, I wait everyday to see what are you going to upload next!
You're an amazing artist, you have a great backstory, and you don't have such a bad English as you feared haha
I love your style and it inspires me a lot, so keep up the good work and enjoy this loving community for much more than 365 days! :D
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nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know I eagerly await your picture every day ^^ you've got a wonderful style and imagination!
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:iconli-and-mo:
Li-And-Mo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad to know you won't spend only a year here. Your art is amazing. Keep at it.
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SophieArts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just signed up on dA and reading your story really makes me excited to be a part of this community!
Thank you for sharing!  
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ny-mets-girl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you! for sharing your amazing art!
I always enjoy looking through it! Your work is really an inspiration! 
xD
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sukilisebiil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I don't know why... But this journal is a little bit touching :')
i always wanted to know how someone ended up in here XD, and your story is interesting! 
Keep up the doodles! Because your doodles always makes me wanted to draw something ( even though i haven't done one today :/ ) 
but hey!  I'm gonna wait for another series of the doodles next year or another project of yours :) 

keep it coming!
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CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Short story indeed, but not boring!:p
I think my My DeviantART Story would be pretty boring.
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Saaally Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Poooooooxa que lindo! <3 adorei seu story journal!
estive te watchando faz tempo ja e nao tinha notado que vc e brasileiro, q errada eu! =o 
parabens pelo seu trabalho, eh fantastico, e saiba que com certeza inspira muuuita gente, inclusive a mim (:
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xXXXKagamineRinXXXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
(( I thought I was the only one who thought you would leave after the year was up. ))
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IMDSound Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Proud of you! It's very inspiring to see you stick to your routine of a doodle everyday. Keep up the good work, because it helps us also stay inspired! That's dA for you! A community :)
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Qazmax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gostei muito da sua história, acho que até me motivou para não desistir tão cedo, eu ainda tenho ainda uma longa "jornada" para melhorar meus desenhos!
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:iconthebingbang:
thebingbang Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well, glad you got on here. LOVE your work! 
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isaroncoli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Sua arte é foda e sinceramente me sinto feliz ao dizer nas redes sociais, onde possuo amigos do exterior, que um artista que eles gostam vem da mesma terra que eu. Descobri recentemente que você pretende atender à uma convenção em são paulo e gostaria de saber se é a comic con ou comic con XP pois seria ótimo passar pela sua loja lá (ou exposição dependendo do que vai fazer).
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:la:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
Very inspirational!
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:iconluna-nalu:
LuNa-NaLu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have an amazing story! 
Please keep up the good work! :3 
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