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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Member LiliaFemale/Portugal Groups :icondragonball-forever: Dragonball-Forever
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Down the rabbit hole: Rabbit hole

Oh my God! I get away from my dA for a couple of months and everything is different. I feel kinda lost, just like when I came here for the first time. But so far I like what I'm seeing.  


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Brolly_colored edition by carapau  I'll Stand By You by carapau  One Devious Year by carapau  Funny Argument :revamped: by carapau  SasuHina - coloring contest by carapau
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Request for blitzgundam by carapau

1 - One of my first digital artworks, done in MS Paint
2 - With Paint.NET I slowly began improving
3 - In less of a year I had surrender to the popularity of Paint Tool SAI
4 - In 2009, when the groups platform appeared I started my own project - :icondragonball-forever:
5 - One of the coloring contest entries that got me first place. 
6 - My very first commission. The payment for it wasn't much but I had fun drawing it. 

My deviantART Story:

My story on deviantart art started way back in 2008. I remember searching for Goku x ChiChi (my ultimate otp) fanart on google and in most occasions, the images I would like best directed me to deviantart. It was my first time being in contact with an art community, but the impact was so strong that it was a matter of minutes to decide to join in. At firts my ony intent was to collect faves, but being surrounded by so many talented artists I ended up getting interested in digital art. My first deviations were simple attempts at making my own digital linearts and coloring. I was never an aspiring artist. Art for me was - and still is - just an hobby. Mostly because I lack talent and also because I am a lazy person by person I've never really practiced enough to make real improvement. But my interest by computers and the digital world itself was enough to get me started on digital art. The problem was, back then, I was only familiarized with MS Paint and at even that I was a noob. After a few embarrassing attempts at using MS Paint I "upgraded" my tools for a more complex program - Paint.NET. That was the tool of choice for most of my early "artworks".     

By the time I had celebrated my first anniversary as a deviant I had already invested in a graphic tablet and had switched to a more advanced painting program - Paint Tool SAI. Slowly I improved in my technique while I also made friends and shared interests with people who had the same tastes as me. I even started my own group dedicated to my passion - Dragonball -  and with that came more responsibility and more people to meet and more beautiful art to see. It wasn't been easy, currently the group is suspended due to my lack of time to manage it and due to lack of the proper tools - an stable, more of less fast internet connection - but I still want to bring my "baby" back. 

In the last few years I spent my time meeting new people, working some more to improve my skills and apparently some of that work was worth it. I got some commissions and even won some non-official coloring contests. Of course I'm not at a level I can brag about. I'm still not an artist and that is fine by me. But I can look back and proudly say that I've gone a long way since my beginners days here on DA. Let's hope that another 14 years from now I'll be on a whole different level that I am today. Yes, I'm pretty positive that DA will be around for many, many more years to come. And I have no intentions of leaving this place, because it feels like home. DA has long been part of my life, a good one, and I don't want that to ever change. So let us all meet again and Happy Anniversary DA :party: :cake: :airborne:   
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  • Reading: Fanfiction
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HandsomeHarry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Hey, can I ask you a question?
Yechezqel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello You, I am thinking of buying Paint Tool Sai. I don't know much about this program, been using photoshop entire time. I want to start painting, got wacoom tablet but haven't really utilize it yet. Which program is easier for beginner Paint Tool Sai or Photoshop?
Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you making collaborations/point commissions/free requests right now?
I noticed you're coloring other's works and I would be very pleased if you colored one of my linearts. :)
carapau Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do love doing collabs with other dbz artists, so I'm always open to do them ;)
The problem is that right nowI barely have time to sleep. So it would take me a while to finish the coloring. But if you don't mind waiting, I'll be honoured to color one of you linearts :D
Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For you I can wait whole my life.
carapau Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, now you're making me blush :blush: .... And although I'm slow, I hope to not make you wait that long, lol.

Anyway, do you already have the lineart you want me to color ready or is it something that you still need to draw?
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RedViolett Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much for all the faves *3*
Equestrian-Equine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
CelestialRayna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014


Thank you very much for the :+fav: on this Sailor Moon picture:

Sailor Moon by CelestialRayna

emorocklara Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:thanks: thank you for the :+fav: :tighthug:
hyamara Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
obrigada pelo watch!
irethlasombra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Obrigado sweetie!
VideoFan9864 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
hi whats up? I haven't heard from you in a while
Miruruko Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
Dbz-Reti Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks for the fav! ^^
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