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Learn to Fly by Cataclysm-X Learn to Fly by Cataclysm-X
"Hold your head up high for what you do" the elder bird said to the youngling, "but be careful. You should always remember your roots. No matter how far you've reached, we all had to start from the beginning. And that makes us equal."



Happy 9th birthday deviantART!!! :heart:
I've been supporting you for almost 5 years now, and (hopefully) many years to come.
:party:



To me deviantART is a place when you can learn all about art, whether you still need to learn to fly, or when you want to improve yourself. It makes you feel free like a bird. The sky's the limit!



:bulletblack: Elder artists show the younglings who follow us how it works by showing what they create, how they do it. And of course we drop little mistakes here and there like leaves, but you'll learn from them so you can improve yourself even more.



:bulletblack: The tree -with the conciously made 9-looking branch- shows the root of many aspiring artists. It has been there for 9 years. And secretly I hope this place will last forever.

"Root" explains what deviantART is all about. Let me explain...



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We root for each other.
- Here at deviantART we cheer and encourage each other to explore the great and diverse world of art by commenting on each other's works, journals, notes, posts and of course by creating art by ourselves.



DeviantART takes root all over the world.
- People from all over this world have gathered at a single place to celebrate art. That's why I love deviantART so much.



Artists put down roots at deviantART.
- Because we feel that we belong in this place!




(The definition of root according to The Free Dictionary)
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:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist
I think I see Pac-Man!
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:icondigeoke:
digeoke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great composition! Very nice gallery, Well done.
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:iconbrunette-from-oz:
brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
Lovely!
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:iconyoungnhopeless:
youngnhopeless Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks awesome. nice idea you had, great job <3
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:iconwinter-diamond:
Winter-Diamond Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009   Photographer
This is so cute ^.^

I love the effect!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconwinter-diamond:
Winter-Diamond Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Photographer
You're Welcome!
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:iconzombiel:
ZombieL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Wow that was very lovely. What a nice quote! I have been feeling a little down lately, and that certainly helped me to feel better. :love:
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:iconchocolate-kunai:
Chocolate-Kunai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Congrats.
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:iconketysmile:
KetySmile Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
congratulations for the first place :D and wery good job ;)
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:iconlasirenofeire:
LaSirenOfEire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the win! This is awesome! :highfive:
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:iconsun-goddess-ama:
Sun-Goddess-Ama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student
:hug: Yay! Im so proud of you my elder bird!
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:iconkoyanaskotzi:
koyanaskotzi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Writer
Great job! You deserved to win.
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional
Congrats on winning my friend! Well deserved! :hug:
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:iconwalkingtall85:
Walkingtall85 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student General Artist
congrats for winning!
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:iconlemon-hush:
lemon-hush Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
YAY! Congrats on winning!
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
What a beautiful piece, I really like the concept and you've executed it so well =D I think this defintely deserved to win, congrats! :heart:
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:iconyuki-no-hime:
Yuki-No-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
pretty nice work! :) congrats winning the 1st place! :clap: :hug:
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:iconyorkey-sa:
yorkey-sa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. Congratulations on the result :)
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:iconkrishsajid:
krishsajid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulations
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on your win!! :woohoo: :dance: :clap:
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:iconacryliques:
acryliques Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
i like it. =3
but, in your descrip. i read it as "we root each other". =3
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
that's smart, great job! ;)
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:iconru2563:
ru2563 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
this rocks
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:iconwooded-wolf:
Wooded-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
That's a clever use of shapes - good luck in the contest :clap:
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:iconkawaiiusa-chan:
kawaiiusa-chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice! And good luck, I think you stand very good chances of winning!
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:iconizoker:
izoker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waw it so defferent of yours that I see..

its so...I dont know

but it happy..

hehehe
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Great work on cubism
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:icondarkdisciple:
DarkDisciple Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Ah, this is so neat!

Gotta admit, I like the tree in yours a little more than I do the one I have in my silly, little entry. Good luck in the contest.
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:iconastarlen:
Astarlen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Photographer
very intricate-looking!!
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:iconsaurukent:
saurukent Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
diz is like a design for glass..huhu...u know it,rite..?
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:icondoeremi:
Doeremi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
This is so perfect :)
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:iconmeb-illustration:
MEB-Illustration Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
The style, the colors, the idea; simply perfect!! :#1:
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:iconyagami0:
Yagami0 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow absolutely and amazing work, I really like it.
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:iconloyse:
loyse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Interesting concept!:clap::clap:
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:iconha-zuki:
Ha-Zuki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
very nice
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Wonderful!
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:iconloopylass14uk:
loopylass14uk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Hehehe that's quite groovy. I think it's cool how you can pick that out of there and it doesn't look forced which some of them do :)
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:iconlionelc:
LionelC Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!!
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:iconkingpoof:
Kingpoof Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a sweet concept ^^
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ^_^
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:iconchaos-of-vinnie:
chaos-of-vinnie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
wow I really like the picture and the thought you put behind the drawing, I feel the same way I have a learned alot from being a memeber of Deviantart :D
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:iconalyksirrom:
alyksirrom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
It's so cute and
very nice to look at!
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:iconpaladinartea:
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
wonderful symbolism here.
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:iconbladyle:
Bladyle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Oh, wow, I've never seen cubism like this. I could stare at it all day...
Oh! Look! A hidden Fella! I think... =P
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:iconerilisvampyre:
ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
:clap:
Well spoken.
I feel the same way and hope that dA has many more to come. I love it here. :love:
Hope you win, dear friend. :nod:
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:iconakito-uchiha:
Akito-Uchiha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you made this piece. Not only because it's representative of many of the reasons I motivate people to join this site, but because it's so different from what we're used to seeing from great artists on this site.

It's refreshing to see a Deviation that feels warm and familiar, rather then extravagant or intimidating.

The concept could not be more fitting. Best of luck to you.
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:icongoonlalagoon:
Goonlalagoon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Brilliant!
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:iconmaebyjane:
MaebyJane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome, good luck in the contest!
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:iconingle-nook:
ingle-nook Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Writer
The best I've seen so far in this contest - very well done. :heart: :nod:
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