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Journal Entry: Tue Oct 8, 2013, 6:00 PM

Digital Art Feature Journal AND Commissions are OPEN!

Hello everyone and welcome to the long-awaited Feature Journal! 
(Please excuse the really rough format of this journal - I'll get round to it... sometime... soonish...)

So, my last feature journal had a very long and fangirl-y blurb about my love for art and fandoms and how I'm inspired every day by the art I see on my social media accounts - and this journal is no different , sorry to tell you. Except it may have a slightly different tone this time around. This is going to be one hell of a long journal, so strap yourself in.

Keep in mind that I am in no way, shape or form a professional at this - but these are my thoughts on the following subject. Enjoy!

One of the things that I've come to notice and dread in the art world, is recognition. It may not be important to some artists, as they have other lives and jobs and create art just for themselves or for fun. For a lot of artists and designers, however, recognition plays a very big part of staying motivated and getting a sense of one's development as an artist. 

I've been on a gap year since the beginning of the year, and while I was working for a design company for the first three months, I haven't been doing much of anything since March. This time for myself gave me the opportunity to develop my skills in the Digital Art category, as well as to explore a whole lot of different art styles and attempt to improve at drawing anatomy (as it is a constant struggle of mine). However, this time also showed me that getting recognized in the art community and online is difficult.

This may not be the case for everyone, as some artists seem to find a little gap in the market and promptly fill it with their awesomeness and TADA! people are flocking in from all across the globe to say 'Wow, you're incredible' and whatever else. But this is a one in a million situation. The majority of artists take years to get to the level that they're at in the community and even then, it's a constant effort to keep oneself afloat and not get sucked into the ever-growing abyss known as 'The Art World'. New artists are popping up every day, so keeping on top of things is very important. 
This is not to say that your art becomes any less personal, you just have to know how to go about it if you're wanting people to notice you or if you're wanting to a) make a living out of this 'thankless' career or b) make some extra money on the side. 

In my case, it's both. I want to be a professional graphic designer and artist, and while I will only be attending University in January, I can't simply sit around and do nothing (and the state of my bank account is a glaring reminder every day that I need to haul ass). 

So, what is the point of this whole story? 

This; I am slowly but surely learning that if you're wanting people to notice you, for the purpose of acknowledgment or to get money in from commissions - You need to get in people's faces, in the politest way possible and you need to recognize others.

Why? You may ask...

It's quite simple.  

People are, by nature, quite forgetful and with the constant onslaught of social media attacking us every day, you are very likely to fall by the wayside. Thus, a gentle, subliminal reminder every so often (basically, every day), is a very good way of never giving anyone the opportunity to forget you. 

Recognizing others is probably pretty self-explanatory but I'll explain anyway. You want others to acknowledge your presence and skill? Wonderful. But what if everyone went around saying 'I wish people would recognize me and like my art and talk about me and love me and....etc', but they never went out and favourited or commented on or shared anyone else's work? 

Basically, you'd have a whole lot of artists sitting on their own pages, staring longingly at their pageviews and weeping into their sketchbooks. 

So, what do you do? First, you inspire yourself by looking at other people's work and marveling at how magnificent they are. Second, you get fired up because you want to boast such incredible talent. Third, you tell people about the artists that inspire you. Fourth, you keep admiring and telling everyone about these people until, one fine day, someone comes along and says 'You have been featured in my journal! Your work is incredible! You've inspired me for years, thank you so much."

Wouldn't that be great? Yes. Yes it would. Let's not deny it. 

Now, I may not be the greatest artist out there (although I've improved quite a lot since I started doing digital art last year October), and I may not have a lot of reach when it comes to my influence in this community - but you know how they say 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have'? 

This is one of those situations. I like to give credit and praise where it's due, because even if only a handful of people see these features, that's a handful of people who can also acknowledge the talent and hard work of these amazing artists.  I want to be someone in the art community who is well-known and has the influence to promote other artists, so I start promoting other artists until (and long after) I get there. 

Here are some art sites that I love spending time on, whether it be because of the resources, tutorials or general art appreciation:

There are many more, but these are my favourites. 

But enough about that, let's talk about art. 

As you should have gathered by now (or if you know me), I am a complete art nut. I live and breathe anything and everything art. My room is covered floor to ceiling in pictures and my own artwork and art books and supplies, my Tumblr (while catering to my obsession with fandoms) is full of fanart and sketches and tutorials and resources. 

So, it stands to reason that I have quite a few opinions on the subject. I always hear people saying 'art is subjective', and while I agree 100% - it made me think. What makes certain styles of art more popular than other styles, and what is the appeal for others in the art that doesn't appeal to me?

Well, I may not have all the answers because I'm most certainly not an expert but I can tell you what I find appealing and why. I wont list all the styles I like because this journal is long enough already, but I'll point out a few things that catch my eye immediately.

Good colour sense  
If the colours pop or work amazingly well together at first glance, I will take a long second glance
Incredible anatomy  
Because anatomy is the bane of my existence, I'm constantly amazed by those who can make it seem effortless
If an artwork can make me feel what the subject matter is feeling, it's a winner
When I come across something so mindblowingly different, I immediately take a shining to it
Subject matter 
Because everyone is involved in or inspired by some fandom or another [or another artist], we are generally affected by certain characters. For this reason, I am almost always captivated by fanart. I even get attached to other people's Original Characters sometimes
Blending! Realism! Shading! Detailing! Everything that makes me stare at an artwork for over 10 minutes is pure love
Give me an incredible panoramic painting, a well thought out landscape/environment, a dynamically posed multi-character drawing and I will be in awe of you, no matter the level of your technique

And that is what I generally look for in art. Which is not including Individual Style, which is equally (if not more) important to me than anything. I love to see a thumbnail on the front page and guess which artist it is, click on it and having it turn out that I was right. It's a hat-off to the artist of the highest level, in my opinion. 

And now, the features. I always struggle to find artists to feature because they either get a lot of attention already and so it's no surprise that they would be featured (and I do prefer to find artists who need a spotlight pointed at them) or I spend so much time sifting through badly cell phone photographed lined-paper pencil sketches that I get a bit exasperated. 

I try to vary the features a bit, so that it's not all fanart and not all geared towards my specific tastes. They might not all be by unknown artists (some of them just really deserve mention - popular or not). 

These are the artists that I managed to find in my journey to the center of the art world;

Cowboy Bebop - Swordfish in the Asteroid Field by arthurloftis 
Cowboy Bebop - Swordfish In The Asteroid Field arthurloftis
Study chair by DeerandFox 
Study Chair DeerandFox

Mercedes Ref Update TacosaurusRex

Yes This Is A Good Title rirth

ERWIN SMITH bw by idaiku17 
Erwin Smith bw idaiku17

Magical world by IgorWolski 
Magical World IgorWolski

Survivor Artwork Concept by Rofelrolf 
Survivor Artwork Concept Rofelrolf

Mojave QuinneCL

07 by Zellim 

Randy by kimberly80 

Barracuda and Thresher by SplitSoulSister 
Barracuda And Thresher SplitSoulSister

After dive into you by Hinell 
After Dive Into You Hinell

self-portrait by kanzzzaki 
Self Portrait kanzzzaki

Divine by gkb3rk 
Divine gkb3rk

Soldier by Lenqi 
Soldier Lenqi

Between Sheets neonanything

The Black Crowned by Lugas 
The Black Crowned Lugas

{KAIJI} you are enough by llllle 
{KAIJI} You Are Enough llllle
NeoZoic201-Cover color by ivanplascencia 
NeoZoic201 - Cover Color ivanplascencia
And so concludes the features for this journal. There are so many more artists out there that deserve mention and thousands that I haven't even come across yet. Each and every artist mentioned here is deserving of your attention - so drop them a favourite or a comment if you like their work! 

I'll try to do features at least every few weeks, but it's a whole lot of work finding artists who aren't too well known. 

Right! The last order of business is a bit of news from me - I've recently opened my commissions (which I'm very excited about) because the life of a starving wannabe artist isn't nearly as exciting as the movies lead you to believe. So, here are my Commission Prices. I would really appreciate the support!
 Red by Teine-tor        Battlefield by Teine-tor

Commissions Open by SquirtleStamps  Request Closed Stamp by SquirtleStamps  Art Trades Closed by SquirtleStamps
Please excuse the ridiculously long Journal - but it doesn't happen every day and it's important!

I spend a whole lot of time on Tumblr - so you can find me there as well. 

If there are any questions regarding the Commissions or if you think there's someone who should be featured - send me a note or email me (

This can be reblogged here!

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  • Listening to: The Great Gatsby OST
  • Reading: Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
  • Watching: Kuroko No Basket
  • Eating: Milo Cereal :D
  • Drinking: Coffee

Features in the Next Journal!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 23, 2013, 5:44 AM

Just an update to say that the next journal will be a feature journal (including a beautifully long rant about my love for art :D).

If anyone has any suggestions for deviants that they think should be featured - let me know!

I'm going to try and incorperate an "Undiscovered" section for artists that are truly brilliant but not as well-known as they should be! :D


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Saying Goodbye To An Angel

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:33 PM

Nč Creator nč creatura fu senz' amore - Neither creator nor creature was ever without love.

Today, I said goobye to my dog of eight years. Needlesss to say, it was a hard day. She was very sick and so I believe that now she is in a much better place and free of pain.

My dogs are part of my family. Her and I shared a very special connection. She came along at a time in my life when I felt very alone and just needed someone who wouldn't judge me and who would love me despite my flaws. Vlooi was that someone.

Every now and again, someone appears in our lives for a specific purpose, whether it be to guide us, love us or simply just live life with us. Vlooi did all of those things for me. In return, I gave her as much kindness, love and understanding as I am capable.

It may sound strange to some, for me to say all these things about a dog, but if you have a pet of any kind, you should understand the bond that some people form with their companions. I won't explain why I'm so heartbroken, if you don't get it, I can't help that. If you do, then I hope you get the chance to say goodbye to any loved one before they pass. Vlooi waited through the night and into the morning for me to say goodbye and I will be forever grateful for that.

I found this quite heartbreaking but helpful at the same time;

My sister and brother-in-law went with her to the vet this morning and they said that when they went in the whole building was silent, no music, nothing. They went in with the vet and found out what was wrong with her. We made the call that she shouldn't be made to suffer with a cancerous tumour, renal failure and arthritis. Before she could even be euthenized she breathed her last breath, obviously ready to go. She passed peacefully, on her own, with family nearby. When my sister and brother-in-law left the vet's room, the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol was playing loudly in the reception. It broke my heart, because that song sums up my last moments with her (lying with her on the floor, holding her and just shutting everything out) as well as our eight years together. You could say it was ou 'thing' to sit together on the floor and just be in each other's company.

Anyway, you might think I'm dramatic and that's alright.

My Angel by Teine-tor

[I'll miss our companionable silences that weren't silent at all. I'll miss the peace you gave me with your unshakable calm. I'll miss your unconditional love that none but you could give. Most of all, I miss you and I love you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you gave me and what you let me give. ]

  • Listening to: Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Bleach
  • Playing: AC3
  • Eating: Frozen Yoghurt
  • Drinking: Coffee


Journal Entry: Sun Nov 11, 2012, 8:53 AM

The Pursuit Of Happiness in The Form Of Art And... Can You Say OBSESSED?

So... since my last journal entry (in which I told you all about my new found love for speed painting and my subsequent pride at my admittedly shitty attempts) I've been practicing like a mad woman at digital painting. The results... well... I'm over the moon, because I've finally found a way to express my love for the characters that I've been reading about for who-knows how many years. It's also opened me up to a field that I've always been too scared and insecure to enter.


As I am relatively new to this field, there are many things I still need to learn, but I've honestly never had so much fun doing anything 'learning'-related in my entire life. It's amazing. Also, reading Naruto and Bleach and whatnot, it really just inspires me. Many people see these manga (and the fans who trail after them) as stupid and childish, but because of them, I decided to try something new. I don't really know how to express my love for both of them but I will say this; Naruto and Bleach and all the other manga and anime out there seriously open up an amazing world for all of us fans. There's just something really beautiful about someone creating such diverse characters and universes and having all these people band together to show how much they support them. From fanfiction to artworks, it's really quite astounding how the most beautiful work comes out of these fandoms. Not to mention the adorable and slightly chaotic wars that ensue in defense of people's OTPs. It really great to see the healthy competition and the absurd humour that comes out of parings, especially crack parings :rofl:

Over the past few days, I've been incredibly active on DA, and because of that I've come across some of the most amazing artists. Seriously, you guys wouldn't believe the level of talent out there. At one point, I found three incredible artists in the space of 5 minutes and (if you ask my mother, she'll tell you just how insane I was acting) all of a sudden I was hunched over my laptop, cackling like a crazy person and opening too many tabs for poor Mozilla to handle. And all of a sudden, I was filled with this absolute joy, it was unparalleled. I just couldn't believe how beautiful all of the artworks were and, as I know how much effort goes into any one artwork (being an art and design student), I was in complete awe.

I know I'm going on like a lovesick puppy, but I'm just trying to explain to you lovely people how becoming more active on DA and making new discoveries and trying new things has made me fall in love with art all over again. I went through a time where I was completely apathetic to art, it was basically this whole year. I was inundated with projects for school and I just couldn't stand the amount of energy it was taking from me. All for the sake of marks and a sterling report card.

It's really just so important to surround yourself with beautiful and thought-provoking art. It makes the biggest difference and gets the synapses firing like crazy.

So, without further adieu, here are some of the artists that have been slowly but surely refilling my proverbial cup of life;

:icondaotae: - Dead Waters Dead waters by DaoTae

:icondoomsplosion: - Death The Kid Noir Death the Kid Noir by Doomsplosion

:iconplaitum: - Naruto 553 Sasuke Naruto 553 Sasuke by Plaitum

:iconaquasixio: - Don't Trash Your Dreams Don't trash your dreams by AquaSixio

:iconmerinx: - Aries :thumb332184694:

:iconroggles: - Tears Tears by Roggles

:iconalice-insain: - Ranmaru Ranmaru by alice-insain

:iconkeelerleah: - Bleach - Ichigo - Getsuga Bleach - Ichigo- Getsuga - by keelerleah

:iconkivi1230: - Sasuke - Cause and Effect Sasuke - Cause and effect by kivi1230

:iconradfel: - Reason - Reason by radfel
(For some reason, I had an unexplainable burst of tears when I saw this... :iconcryforeverplz: oh, there I go again...)

:iconnanfe: - Senbonzakura Kageyoshi .Senbonzakura Kageyoshi. by NanFe
(Seriously, NanFe's art is the only thing that got me through that horrible horrible Kuchiki Byakuya time :iconcryforeverplz:)

:iconsideburn004: - Bleach: Ichigo BLEACH: Ichigo :spoiler: by Sideburn004

:iconkanzzzaki: - Dreams dreams by kanzzzaki  
(Another one that made me bawl like a child...)

:iconamirzand: - Long Road of Winter Long Road of Winter by amirzand

:iconsuzanne-helmigh: - the Day The World Went Away The day the world went away by Suzanne-Helmigh

:iconsakimichan: - Red Haired Samurai Red Haired Samurai by sakimichan

:iconandrahilde: - Industrial

Mature Content

industrial by andrahilde
(Seriously, her entire gallery is perfection. GO THERE NOW)

:iconartbybin: - Speed Painting speed painting  3 by artbybin  
(The most amazing environments and speed paintings you will EVER see).

:iconabz-j-harding: - Kakashi: Ketsurui :Kakashi:Ketsurui: by Abz-J-Harding
(One of the artist on DA that I go to for my Kakashi fix :D)


And that is just a TASTE of what I've been doing for the past two weeks of my DA life. There's seriously too much to even show here. The journal would go on for so long that you'd be scrolling until you turn 90.

So basically, all of this awesomeness inspired me to try be awesome too, so I started messing around on my iPad and eventually (finally!) I became able to digitally paint my favourite and even my not-so-favourite characters and learn new techniques while I was at it!

So here's what I've got so far, the ones I'm proud of anyway, in chronological order;

If you have the time, take a look at the artists that I've featured here, if anything, their hard work deserves a comment or two, maybe a fave and if nothing else, just light up your own little world by maybe finding a new favourite. And that signals the end of the longest journal I've posted in over a year :D I Could seriously go on and on and on about how my fandoms and unhealthy (but kind of really helpful) obsession with these make believe worlds and characters rekindled my absolute love for art, but then I'd bore you... and we wouldn't want that, now would we?


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Watch this episode :rofl: OMFG Neji's reputation is so screwed hahaha :lmao: No seriously. This made my day :rofl:…

  • Listening to: AWOLNATION - Burn It Down
  • Reading: ...fanfiction... *cough*
  • Watching: Nada
  • Playing: With mah iPad :D
  • Eating: Noooothing.
  • Drinking: COFFFFEEEEEE!!


Journal Entry: Sat Oct 20, 2012, 9:21 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hey there everyone (all 4 of you :D)

So, I've been gone for a bit, doing art and design stuff for school. I'm happy to say that I have no more projects to hand in this year and the only things I have to focus on are my final exams. With this new found freedom I've submitted a few new deviations, most of them are quite old and I just decided to submit them to actually do something on DA. I have, however, completed two new digital speed paintings, the first one is literally my first attempt in this category and is therefore pretty crap. The second one, I will admit, I'm quite proud of :D

I've always looked at all the speed paintings on DA and been like "WOAH". So I finally decided to get over myself and try it out. Using an app called 'Procreate' on my iPad, I experienced so much frustration that I wanted to pull my hair out. It was also a shit load of fun. The biggest difficulty technique-wise, was probably having to use my fingers (like FINGER PAINTING in KINDERGARTEN!) instead of a stylus, but I got the hang of it (eventually!). It's definitely really great getting to chill out on my bed while 'painting' instead of getting back ache in front of my PC :D

Uchiha Itachi - Resurrection by Teine-tor

Apart from that, I have no new news (;))

I hope you're all enjoying life at the moment :D


Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. I'm Insane.
  • Listening to: AWOLNATION - Sail
  • Reading: ...fanfiction... *cough*
  • Watching: Nada
  • Playing: With mah iPad :D
  • Drinking: COFFFFEEEEEE!!

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 5, 2012, 12:53 PM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:



Sorry for being M.I.A for so long. I've been so busy with portfolios and whatnot for school. I'm in my final year of school, so the workload is on a ridiculous scale.

Right now, my main priority is pumping out work for my Visual Art and Design classes, so unfortunately, my social life and DA life has taken a proverbial backseat. Lately, I've been going through waves of art block and crazy inspiration, and when I am inspired, it all goes into my portfolio at school, leaving me little energy to actually put up some work for DA.

I really miss the DA life. I find myself staring longingly at the DA button on my browser, giving it sly looks and sideways glances, but knowing in the back of my mind that if I click that button I'll get lost for hours and then fail my final year :P

Anyway, this was just a quick check in so that my journal doesn't sit idle for so long. Needless to say, A LOT has happened since last year June. For one, me and magenta-territory completed a HUGE mural at our school. So hopefully we;ll be able to post some pics of that. I have another 2 murals lined up for the next month or so, so there's that. Otherwise, I'm going to try to find some time to post some of my work so far, as soon as the teachers at my school stop riding my ass to hand in everything :/ *SIGH

I'm pleased to say that at least the reason for my absence has been art-related and not something like me studying to be a stock-broker with no art in sight.

So yeah, that is about it.

BYE GUYS! (Assuming I have any followers left :S :cries: )


Inspirational lyrics (Just because the lyrics speak to my soul :cries:):

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

I've waited a hundred years,
But I'd wait a million more for you.
Nothing prepared me for,
What the privilege of being yours would do.

If I had only felt the warmth within your touch.
If I had only seen how you smile when you blush.
Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough.
Oh I would've known what I was living for all along.
What I've been living for.

Your love is my turning page,
Where only the sweetest words remain.
Every kiss is a cursive line.
Every touch is a redefining phrase.
I surrender who I've been for who you are,
Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart.
If I had only felt how it feels to be yours
Oh I would've known what I've been living for, all along
What I've been living for.

Though we're tethered to the story we must tell,
When I saw you, well I knew we'd tell it well.
With a whisper, we will tame the vicious seas,
Like a feather, bringing kingdoms to their knees.

Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. I'm Insane.
  • Listening to: Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
  • Reading: Dark Moon - David Gemmel
  • Watching: SUPERNATURAL <3
  • Playing: Wishing I was playing AC Revelations :'(
  • Eating: Gum >_>
  • Drinking: Orange Juice o3o

Long Time No See :D

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 19, 2011, 3:37 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


So, it's been a really really really long time since I've done anything on DA. I've probably lost all my watchers... :cries:

I just wanted to update my journal so that it's no longer going on and on about Christmas, which was 6 months ago... -_-
I've been super busy with work, so I haven't had any time to do any art for myself that I can put onto DA. Once my mid-year exams are over, I'm planning on submitting a few new pieces. So, yay!?

Anyway, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, and if i have any watchers left, I'm sorry for being M.I.A :D

:heart: Teine

Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. I'm Insane.
  • Listening to: Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory - - -> o.O
  • Reading: Wuthering Heights - Bronte - - -> O.
  • Watching: My Study Notes - - -> +__+
  • Playing: ...the fool - - -> 0.o
  • Eating: Apple :D nom nom nom - - -> -_-
  • Drinking: MILO , it's freezing down here in SA - - -> *.*

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 24, 2010, 12:06 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hello. This is just a short journal to say Merry Christmas to everybody here at DeviantART. :D

I hope you all have an amazing festive season and New Year. I hope you've all made your New Year's resolutions which you don't intend to keep. :P

Anyway, Ciao for now.

:heart: you guys!!!


Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha. I'm Insane.
  • Listening to: Random X-MAS carols... bleh... - - -> o.O
  • Reading: J.R.R Tolkien - The Silmarillion - - -> O.
  • Watching: My Awesome X-mas Tree - - -> +__+
  • Playing: My Awesome X-mas Tree - - -> 0.o
  • Eating: My Awesome X-mas Tree - - -> -_-
  • Drinking: My Awesome X-mas Tree - - -> *.*

Best Night of My Life + Other News :D

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 22, 2010, 11:41 PM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:



So... on the 19th November (Friday) I went to the '30 Seconds to Mars' Concert, at the Coca-Cola Dome here in Johannesburg, South Africa. To sum it up: it was. the most. amazing night. of. my. entire. life.

I can't stop thinking about it, I've become sort of obsessed now. Which is bad, I know, but I don't care.

We got to the dome at about 15:10 (?) and then we waited in the wrong line for about an hour and a half before finding out that the Golden Circle line was actually at another entrance, so then we raced down to the proper line (which was SOOO long) and we waited for another 45 minutes. Me and my friends were trying to scheme up a way to get to the front of the line without people noticing, so eventually me and my friend, Claudia, started walking to the top of the line, real nonchalant, and then EVERYBODY started following us. Before we knew it me and Claudi were separated from the rest of our friends and being pushed and squeezed buy the onslaught of people trying to be at the front of the line. Eventually our friends showed up on the outside of the crowd and squeezed their way in to where the 2 of us were.

We waited there for about 30 minutes more, chatting and being pushed around. THEN, the guards let everyone through to the first ticket checkpoint gate and everyone just ran. I grabbed onto Claudi, who was grabbing onto magenta-territory and we all just ran. The guards took their sweet time splitting my ticket, but then I was off to the next gate, where they take the other half of your ticket and give you a bright green "Golden Circle" bracelet. The idiot who was supposed to be putting my bracelet on decided it was a great time to check his messages, so he stops, takes out his phone, checks his messages and THEN proceeded to put my bracelet on, which also took him a couple years to accomplish.

There were a crap-load of people pushing me from behind, and by the time I got my bracelet I had to almost climb over some people to get to the last checkpoint.

The last checkpoint was 3 gray garage doors. This was the place that everyone was getting really excited and antsy and there was A LOT of pushing and shoving. I ended up getting separated from Claudi and magenta-territory but I was with my other friend PoweredbyRamen . We all ended up in the Golden Circle together, we waited another hour and a half (about) then the opening band came on (the Black Jacks) and then we sat through the dreaded intermission. The LONGEST 35 minutes of anyone's life. Everyone is so excited to see 30STM that they push and sit around and everyone is so close together, because the Dome was PACKED TO THE RAFTERS. Everyone is also trying really hard to keep their position close to the stage.

Me and all my friends were in the 4/5 row from the stage. It was awesome.

Finally, at 21:10 30STM came on. Shannon :heart: on the fucking awesome drums then Tomo :love: on lead guitar and lastly JARED LETO :drool: came on (in that order). Jared's entrance was amazing. He was wearing his blue jacket and a pair of shades. It was so hot.

I can't really explain how amazing the concert was without writing a ridiculously long journal. Just know this, I am completely in love with Shannon Leto and his drumming skills. Jared Leto is the most amazing and sexy man on earth. Tomo Milicevic is actually really hardcore-awesome on stage, and also... kinda really hot. :blushes:

Shannon played L490 on his acoustic guitar, it was so hot. *swoon* and then at the end he threw a whole lotta drumsticks into the crowd, I didn't get one :cries: . Claudi caught a pick that Jared threw into the crows and my other friend Ales also got one.

Overall, it was the most amazing night of my life. I've never been so excited and starstruck and just... wow. Shannon is a god. I'm just saying. :D

The only down side is that I was in A LOT of pain after the concert and now I have the worst sinus/flu that I've had in a while. ): but it was totally worth it.

Anyway, that was the concert.
Sorry, I'm actually supposed to be studying so I'm typing really incoherently.  


I now officially have a 30 month premium membership to DA. I took advantage of the premium membership offer. =D so... yeah. that's about it.



I :heart: Shannon Leto (yes, I'm a complete fangirl :blushes: )

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  • Listening to: 30 Seconds To Mars - Hurricane - - -> o.O
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant - - -> O.
  • Watching: My exam study notes - - -> +__+
  • Playing: My exam study notes - - -> 0.o
  • Eating: My exam study notes - - -> -_-
  • Drinking: My exam study notes - - -> *.*


Journal Entry: Tue Oct 26, 2010, 7:08 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hey, this is just a quick journal update to let everyone know that I'm still alive. :D

I've fallen of the face of the DA Earth, but I'm still alive... sort of. Basically, I've been so busy with all my design projects that I haven't had the time to be active on DA. I  just have too much work to do. D: maybe some day I'll post one of my projects. I'll have to thank all the artists on DA, because I go through people's gallery's and that's where I get most of my inspiration from. So, a big thank you to all of you awesome people. :D

So, this is just a short journal. Hello to everybody, I miss all of you (haha all 3 of you XD).

Chat soon :heart:

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  • Listening to: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> o.O
  • Reading: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> O.0
  • Watching: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> +__+
  • Playing: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> 0.o
  • Eating: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> -_-
  • Drinking: DESIGN HOMEWORK - - -> *.*

:'( waaaaaaaaahhhh!!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 16, 2010, 11:52 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:



So, in case you didn't gauge from the title, I'm really sad. I've been really busy these last few days and I've just been really sad too. I've been busy because of exams and sad because of an idiot. :tears:

I'm rarely ever sad or in a really bad mood. I'm actually pretty cheerful (just ask magenta-territory) and nice (albeit sarcastic). But now I'm sad, and I'm not really sure how to pick myself up again. Lucky for me, I have some ridiculously awesome friends that have been helping me out. Overall, I'm sure I'll be fine, but until then, I think I'll just :tears:

Sorry everybody... all I want is a :hugs: from all my friends.


ErickCarjes you're not on DA enough... makes me sad. :tears: Sorry for the depressing journal, HOWEVER, I am going to be making you a feature journal soon, for your birthday =D Sorry, it's a bit late, but I've been so busy. Forgive me?



I'm busy preparing for an art exhibit (at school), I just have to get all my shit together, and I have to perfect my portfolio. It's so much work, totally killing me. It's still kinda exciting though :)


So, love all you people. I hope you're having a party wherever you are. =D

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  • Listening to: Nine Inch Nails - Closer - - -> o.O
  • Reading: Lord of the Flies? - - -> O.0
  • Watching: Nothin' much - - -> +__+
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed II - - -> 0.o
  • Eating: Oranges (Yummmmm) - - -> -_-
  • Drinking: Water - - -> *.*


Journal Entry: Mon Jul 12, 2010, 6:28 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:



Well done to the Spanish Team, it was a pretty stressful match at some points. =D I had a complete blast with my friends and family, watching the game. Although I would have sold my entire family to have been in that stadium, which isn't even 40 minutes from my house... sigh.

I dressed up in full on Spanish colours, with my Spanish decorated vuvuzela and my face paint and my shirt =D it was a lot of fun =D

I was totally screaming my guts out for the team, but mainly for my boy, David Villa <3
I was sad though that when Torres came on, Villa had to go off, because I like both of them. ^^

Anyway, I just wanted to say, Well done Spain and COME BACK SOON!!

Of course I'll always support my boys, Gli Azzuri. Because I am and always will be, proudly Italian. =D

It's actually a bit of a difficult situation because I also supported South Africa, because this is where I live and grew up, so technically I support A LOT of teams. My main team, however, will always be Italy, no matter how shitty they played this year. =D

In four years time the FIFA will be in BRAZIL!!!! Me and my friends are totally going to be there. =D I can't wait, that's definitely going to be awesome!!! I really would love to see Brazil, see a new place.

Having the FIFA in South Africa this year has really been strange and amazing! The vibe is incredible! I really love all you people that have actually been following the FIFA, because this year has been really quite strange and unpredictable.

=D I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!! Not only is it an awesome game to watch and scream at, but occasionally I get a little eye candy on the field that just fuels my optimism :blush: what can I say? I love a rugged football player.
Recently I found an incredibly strange attraction to my very first clean shaven/bald-ish man. It sounds gross, but it's really not. =D Usually I go for scruffy guys but Cannavaro (The captain of Gli Azzuri) is bald and sexy (Strange combination for me)

ok, enough about Cannavaro and his sexy smile... *swoons*



magenta-territory and my other best friends Claudi will be joining me on my awesome trip to Brazil =D

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  • Listening to: FIFA - - -&gt; o.O
  • Reading: FIFA - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: FIFA - - -&gt; +__+
  • Playing: FIFA - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: FIFA - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: FIFA - - -&gt; *.*


Journal Entry: Sun Jul 11, 2010, 8:24 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


So, I'm supporting Spain for the FIFA World Cup today. ^^ Every team I've supported thus far has been kicked out, so I'm going to be supporting Spain, on the very last day!! =D

This is going to be a very short journal because it is 5:21PM right now, and the closing ceremony starts at 6:45PM. We're having a massive party here in SA. Basically South Africa is one big ass party at the moment. It's really exciting. =D


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  • Listening to: FIFA - - -&gt; o.O
  • Reading: FIFA - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: FIFA - - -&gt; +__+
  • Playing: FIFA - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: FIFA - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: FIFA - - -&gt; *.*

Hello ^^ I'm 'officially' back!

Journal Entry: Mon May 10, 2010, 3:52 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


So, I got back from EuroTour a while ago, but I have been completely swamped with work from school, it's actually a little ridiculous. But I've somehow managed to sneak some time in to quickly update my journal. ^^

The Tour was brilliant, unfortunately I don't have time go into detail, but maybe at a later date you'll find out. ^^ I will say this though, the 'scenery' on the boat from Spain to Italy was very... delicious and shirtless ^^ hahaha, so, I appreciate good looking musicians, is that a crime? :blush:

Anyway. I've been trying to get over my art block, but honestly it's not working. I have to focus all my inspiration into my design and art assignments, so by the end of the week, I have nothing left in me. Sigh.
But I did manage to put up a picture or two that were my favourites from my photos. So, I tried my hand at photography, I don't think it ended too badly. ^^

Here they are:

A Place where worlds meet... by Teine-tor A Place where Worlds Meet...

The Deepest Reaches by Teine-tor The Deepest Reaches.

So those are the two pictures, hopefully I'll come up with something new very soon, or else I might just wallow in my artlessness forever. ^^


So that's about it for now, I don't really have any other news. OH! The only news I have is that it was my birthday yesterday (Saturday 8th May) and even though I had a REALLY high fever and had to stay in a dark room with no light or noise for the entire day, I got the most adorable iPod docking station. It's a PIGGY! ^^ His name is Rico. ^^ So that was an upside to my dilemma.

Ok. THAT is definitely all. CIAO everybody. ^^
Love you all!! ^^

Peace, Teine.

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  • Listening to: Greenday - 21st Century Breakdown (CD) - - -&gt; o
  • Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: Chuck &lt;3 - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: Mario Bros (NDSLite) - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: Orange - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: Cough Syrup (don't judge, I'm sick, not crazy)


Journal Entry: Fri Mar 26, 2010, 5:02 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hey, this is just a quick journal to say 'bye'!! ^^ I'm about to leave for the airport and won't be here for about 2 weeks, so I'm just posting this journal as a quick goodbye to everybody ^^

I'm going on EUROTOUR 2010 which means I'll be visiting Barcelone, Rome, Munich, Prague and Berlin in the space of 2 weeks!! ^^ I'm really excited! Also, it's going to be sort of chilly there so I'm really happy, Winter is totally my season ^^

Anyway, I can't write too much. So...


Erick, if you read this, sorry we haven't spoken in so long. Hopefully we'll be able to speak again soon. ^^




Even though I won't be here, comment anyway and I'll reply when I get back ^^


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  • Listening to: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: EUROTOUR - - -&gt; O.o

hey there. ^^ I have something interesting today..

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 19, 2010, 4:10 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


I stole this from Stooshmeister 's journal because I replied and thus had to do it. ^^ It's an interesting take on those journal meme things, it's pretty short, so do not be alarmed. ^^

So this is how it goes, if you post a comment on this journal I will:

1. respond with something random about you.
2. tell you which song or movie you remind me of.
3. pick a flavor of jello to wrestle you in.
4. say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. tell you my first memory of you.
6. tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. ask you something I've always wondered about you.
8. tell you my favorite thing about you.
9. tell you my least favorite thing about you.
10. challenge you to post this on your journal!

I suppose it only really work if I've known the person for a decent amount of time. So, if you think we've been friends long enough, then, give it a go!! ^^



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  • Listening to: The Kaiser Chiefs - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: To kill a mocking bird - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: Fringe - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: AudioSurf - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: Strawberries - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: Orange Juice - - -&gt; O.o

Back! and SUGAR BAY!! ^^

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 5, 2010, 11:42 PM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Ok, so I got back from the sweltering heat 2 weeks ago, I just haven't had the time to update my journal. ^^; sorry.

Well, the week away was brilliant, I had such a good time. I've never really been one for school camps, but this one was awesome!! At this place there are counselors that look after us and facilitate the activities and going to the beach and stuff, and they were awesome people!!!
They all had different names to their real names, like nicknames, and we called them by the nickname. Here's a few of the counselor's names:
Fox ("so special")
Sangoma (Who was actually British, despite his African like nickname)

Yeah, ok they're really weird names, but whatever. All of them have stories behind their names ^^

Anyway, I came back with a very charming burn line on my face, LOL, it's gone now. ^^

Sangoma was the funniest out of all of them, he had the funniest stories in the world and he told them so well, with his awesome British accent helping the stories along. ^^

("Bye bye Daddy he he he")


In other news, my first few weeks of the new year haven't been so bad, although, I have so much art and Design homework that I'm not sure what to do with myself, it's all a bit stressful. Anyway, I just need to come up with a routine ^^


DA has been pretty quiet for me lately, I haven't had much interaction with other deviants lately.



LOL, meltdown over...


Bye bye Daddy he he he

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  • Listening to: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; O.o

Gone for next week and other news

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 14, 2010, 6:00 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Ok, well, the whole of next week I will be dying in the heat and chilling on the beach in sunny Sugar Bay. A charming 7 hour bus ride away from my world. With 125 teenagers. Yay.

ANYWAY, so I'll be away and obviously not coming onto DA at all. But I'll be back after that, you know assuming my art and design homework doesn't kill me first. ^^


So I started the new year yesterday, and I already have so much Art and Design homework that I don't know which way to turn... it's a bit scary, but I'm getting into the routine, slowly but surely.

I miss having all my classes with my two friends but whatever, I'll just have to suck it up. :cries:

I don't really know what else to tell you, except that soon I'll be drawing a picture of myself, not sure what style yet, and I MIGHT submit it to DA.

Er... I'm sure there was something else... hmm... what was it... ... ... NOPE, my mind's gone blank... sorry.


This year I'm going to be trying to get out there a little more, like helping the DA community, considering I've been here for 2 years and I should probably help DA out a bit... ^^

Also I'm going to try get some ART EXPOSURE (horror!) because I'd like to expand my horizons.

I've already dropped some of the people that I watch (I'M sorry about that... all of you...) because I'm trying to keep my watch list strictly art based and then only some of my friends. A select few (magenta-territory you just made the cut LOL). I'm feeling very horrible about it, but I can't have so many unwanted deviation and whatnot. ^^

So, we can all look forward to my attempt at horizon expansion. :lol:

So yeah, that's about it.



OH!!!!! p.s.
magenta-territory is holding an awesome contest, so check out her page to read more about it. It's seriously awesome, AND it gets you a little out there in the DA community. so check it out, seriously!! Just check out her page for all the info. ^^


:heart: all my awesome DA friends

:heart: ErickCarjes :heart:
:heart: magenta-territory :headbang:
:heart: SanitySwirl :rofl:
:heart: ales-foto-fantasy :highfive:

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  • Listening to: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: DESIGN/ART HOMEWORK - - -&gt; O.o

HaPpY nEw YeAr!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 2, 2010, 4:00 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hey, so another year over, huh?

That year went by so quickly, geez... That was my last single digit year, now onto the DOUBLE DIGITS. I feel so old... LOL

I'm hoping that everybody had a slamming party to go along with 2010, I definitely did! I was having an awesome time with my friends, and we had an absolute blast. We stayed up ALL night, sounds lame... but whatever... 23 straight hours totally killed my brain power.

My New Years Resolution = Be nicer to people... ^^;

What is your New Years Res? I'm curious to know ^^

OH! I'm totally moving into my sister Anixeltra 's room (whom she shares with her fiance Stooshmeister). They're moving into their own place today, and so I get their room. My room is the size of a large pantry, so moving into their room is really awesome for me. There's more space for me to do my art. ^^ Good way to start off the year? YES!!! I LOVE YOU 2010!!

ALSO, I'm totally in love with Brandon Flowers at the moment, I just love him so much. He's the lead singer of The Killers.
He is so awesome! :heart:

Have an awesome year, 2010!!!! I Love ALL of you! ^^ (but I love Brandon Flowers more, sorry.)

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  • Listening to: Tranquilize - The Killers - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: The Lord of the Vampires - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: nothing - - - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: Fable - the lost chapters - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: AIR - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: Imaginary Amarula LOL - - -&gt; O.o

Hey. I'm back! Also, THE KILLERS!!!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 8, 2009, 3:26 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! :wave:


Hey everybody, I'm back from my unexplained absence. The thing is that I had exams and stuff, so I didn't come onto DA at all. Also, these days I seem to be avoiding TV and Internet a lot, I have NO IDEA why. LOL ^^

So, hey to everybody that actually noticed ^^

In other news. I went to The Killers concert on the 4th December and it was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I'm actually close to adoring Brandon Flowers (lead singer). He was amazingly sexy up on that stage (Kels, I'm sure you agree) and they were brilliant live(sometimes I have my doubts about bands and whether or not they are good live or not).
I can't actually explain how awesome it was ^^ Oh, then when me and my friends go home, they wouldn't let me go to sleep... because they wanted to talk or something, and so I only ended up going to sleep at about 4:15 in the morning. LOL I'm not very presentable when I'm tired. ^^

Oh, right, I finished exams, and I'm proud to say that I didn't fail maths, and that my lowest mark was nothing below 67% Yay for me!! ^^
These exams were pretty intense, I had an exam everyday for 10 days and on 2 of those days I had 2 exams (it may not sound like much, but I hate sitting in that hall with all those people for so long!)
Anyway, whatever, they're over now.

OH! Christmas is coming up soon and I have absolutely no money to buy my friends gifts, and also my family... I'm going to have to sell my body to the night (LOL kidding, I'd rather be a hobo). I'm going to have to find something to do to get them gifts... any ideas? LOL

So, It's almost 2010, and there's a very exciting line-up, here is my checklist of exciting things that have happened or haven't happened yet:

1. Coke Zero fest 2009 (DONE!)
2. Harry Potter Movie (LOL yes I'm an absolute nerd for Harry, DONE!)
3. New Moon movie (Yet again, I'm a nerd, DONE!)
4. THE KILLERS CONCERT!!! (Best night ever!!! DONE!!)
5. Sugar Bay 2010 Tour (yay.)
6. EUROTOUR 2010!!!!!!! (WOW! I am SO Excited)
7. Cokefest 2010!!!!!!! (If I'm back from Europe by then ^^ *crosses thumbs*)

So yeah, that's the lineup ^^
I'm hoping everybody's having a blast this holiday, let me know if anything exciting is happening! ^^

Bye for now
:heart: to all my friends!

:iconerickcarjes: :heart:
:iconmagenta-territory: Awesome dude! ^^ :headbang:
:iconsanityswirl: Awesome Kirst!

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  • Listening to: Spaceman - The Killers - - -&gt; o_0
  • Reading: er... can't remember name... hehe - - -&gt; O.0
  • Watching: The IT Crowd - - - - -&gt; ;__;
  • Playing: Overlord - - -&gt; 0.o
  • Eating: Club Sandwhich - - -&gt; -_-
  • Drinking: Oros - - -&gt; O.o