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"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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: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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:iconchocolate-kunai:
Chocolate-Kunai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
This is so really cool I can't describe it. :eager: This shall definetely win.:iconblushingplz:
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:iconartemis-diane23:
Artemis-Diane23 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Nice concept, your view is original ! :D
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:iconrins-art:
rins-art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist
love your concept ^^
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I love the concept. :dalove: Beautifully done! :clap:
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:iconkaelthas-wolfheart:
Kaelthas-Wolfheart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its strange, but is fabullous.....definetely FAV+
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:icondrownedfeather:
DrownedFeather Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
So wonderful! I think you may have a good chance in winning ;)
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:iconbubby-bobble:
Bubby-Bobble Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is quite lovely! :eager: One of the best so far, IMHO.
The cute little blackbird is my favorite part of this piece. Oh! And I love the tree, too!
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:iconalorakitten:
AloraKitten Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Great representation of how you fell about this place! I love the lighthearted colors and it's overall whimsical feel.
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:iconjimfield:
JimField Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Very different to your usual style but very very funky and children would love this :hug:
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:iconcaptdiablo:
captdiablo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I like the concept, and it's pretty cute :)
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:iconscochrane835:
scochrane835 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours, you can tell that you thought alot about this!!! I live it!
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:iconalejandro-delafuente:
alejandro-delafuente Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
so creative :thumbsup:
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:iconvalxonia:
valxonia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome!!
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:iconfarhadvm:
farhadvm Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
most clever one :clap:
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:iconsapphirexkitsune:
SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Absolute fav entry so far! :D
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:iconsilentreaper:
SilentReaper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! And crazy cool :love:
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:iconmrichston:
Mrichston Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice symbolism and cleverly done. You might want to change eyes of those birds, so ppl would not come nitpick about contest rules.
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm true that! Thank you :) I will change that soon!
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:icondevil-lived:
DEVIL-LIVED Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
hmm.. that's something new.. i like it =)
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:icond4rkr41n:
D4rkR41n Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done :D And it's depiction of the symbolism is full fledged :) hahaha, get it, bird... fledge... XD hehehe :evillaugh:
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xXSilver-DarknessXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your explanation for all of this, and I think you did a great job coloring it. The little blue birdy is my fav part, cuz he's my favorite color xD good luck with the contest!
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Is that a Wailord in the bottom right corner? :eager:
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:iconarcticfoxkit:
ArcticFoxKit Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I am 110% sure that this will make it into the finals. (The left over 10% is for 1#~!)
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:iconkerihobo:
kerihobo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesomely :)

i would give this a go if i had time. hey it'd be cool if you turned this into one of your style of pictures, like all real and stuff, like that tree with the hoop branch and black bird on top would look awesome drawn by you :)
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:icondorkus1226:
dorkus1226 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow yours is amazing! =D
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:icon770animeluva770:
770AnimeLuva770 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
wow
o.O
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:icontoniart57:
toniart57 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
:iconhappyfellaavatar:
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:iconthis-silent-scream:
this-silent-scream Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   Writer
I love this one. FTW in my opinion!
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:iconfireasprin:
fireasprin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
great job
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Th symbolism of this is overwhelming, there's lots of pretty entries but they only go as far as that - not as deep as this. And yeah, I'm starting to feel like the student of older generations who has now become the teacher of younger ones (granted that todays "good" artists are much more socialble than the ones who never answered my questions when I was new :roll:) but this cute image shows all the good things this site does! I shudder at the thought of how much I would still suck if I never joined! :fear:
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