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Seven years.  I've been a member of Deviant Art for Seven Years.  And boy has it been quite a journey for me.  My friend :iconblackhat0061: introduced me to this site and I both blame and thank him for that.  :)

BlackHat's Bag by BlackHat0061

For the first few years, I was blown away by how much amazing art there was here.  And while I was not a popular artist, I did appreciate every comment, favorite, and watch I received.  It all encouraged me to keep drawing and to keep working on my original ideas and characters.  Eventually I even participated in group and community events and contests.  I met some cool artists on this site, even befriended them and followed and supported their work.  

DeviantArt Secret Wars.  This was hands-down the best thing I was a part of on DeviantArt.  Years ago, :iconkostmeyer: started a crazy huge collaborative event called the Deviant Art Secret Wars based on Marvel's Secret Wars.  It started with the similar premise of the original story with a being called the Beyonder summoning two forces to fight each other on Battleworld.  One army being made up of heroes and the opposing army comprised of villains.  Like Marvel, it also has 12 chapters.  But from then on, the stories and characters are all original.  Each of the characters belong to an artist and nearly one-hundred artists have contributed to this project with their characters and storytelling skills. Going on for over two years, this was quite the journey of a project and some artists including myself have benefited from this. They gained new friends, practiced with their styles, developed their character(s), and got feedback from fellow artists on their skill. Each artist and character has without a doubt been an important part of this project. This has been a long but grand project and a great experience for the artists involved and hopefully a good story for any interested viewers.

Unfortunately, the Final Chapter was never finished and thus the DA Secret Wars was not concluded.  But even so, this gave me the amazing experience of collaborating with other artists to keep the story flowing, to create tension, drama, humor, and action, and to practice comic book writing and drawing.  It led to friendships and to other community and group events.  It helped me build more self-confidence in my art and characters as well as gain support and believers in my ideas.  And just as importantly, I had a lot of fun along the way.  :)     

Secret Wars Chapter 11 pg 9 by Kostmeyer

Over the years, I not only worked on creating art to practice and improve myself but I also did what I could to support fellow artists.  I would comment on their art, critique their work, favorite it, even make entire collections dedicated to favorite artists and DA buddies.  I also went out of my way to suggest as much artwork from as many artists as possible for Daily Deviations.  This Lucid's Dream poster by :icono-kemono: is one of eight suggested and accepted entries for the Daily Deviations.  If I had the money, I'd buy a print, commission, calendar, or even a book to support them and to have one of their works for my own.  In 2008 at Anime Expo, Deviant Art had these screens featuring artists and their work.  Any attendee who had an account could type in their name and their artwork would be featured on these screens.  I typed in as many artist's usernames as possible and it turned out a month later, they all got a free month's subscription to DA.  As said from an Arab proverb, "If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart." 

Lucids Dream Poster 2 by o-kemono

I have followed many of these artists for years, watching in joy how some of them grow, improve, and even make their dreams come true.  Sometimes they even surpassed them.  Others disappeared, not updating their accounts or deleting them altogether.  Some went beyond DeviantArt and made their way into the professional business, joining companies, or even started their own.  It is amazing and inspiring to see how far some artists have come.  

Ingenero Spiritus. by hybridgothica

2015 Zodiac Dragons - Taurus by The-SixthLeafClover

It was also a lot of fun to follow artists and to see the amazing fan art there is here.  Sometimes it inspired me to create my own fan art or to even be curious about these fandoms and follow whatever it is they are making art of.  At times, it drew me to the show/movie/series!  And long after I got into the series, I still browse occasionally to see what amazing work people come up with for their favorite series!  

Hakuna matata, Fluttershy! by Huussii

Though for now I am on DeviantArt less and less to focus on college work and animation, I am still glad to have been a member of DeviantArt and I am thankful for all of the experiences, events, and friends from this amazing website.  More than anything, I want to do what I love and encourage everyone to do the same.  Happy Birthday DeviantArt.  Thanks for the memories and hope to be back soon with new work I can be immensely proud of.  

PS  There are far too many artists and too many favorite artworks for me to put up in this journal.  It would be too big and flooded with images!  I wish everyone here the best and hope that they keep up the awesome work!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Love Runs Out - OneRepublic
  • Reading: Dumbing of Age
  • Watching: The Conjuring
  • Eating: Subway
  • Drinking: Water


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Richard Cardenas Jr
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Current Age: 24
Current Residence: My worlds
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Comic.
Favourite cartoon character: Smiley Bone (from Bone) and Pepe le Pew
Personal Quote: Do it with creativity

Hello, my name is Richard Cardenas Jr. Ever since I was a child I have had a profound love for drawing. As I grew up I developed many stories and characters with a lot of love and dedication put into them so it became my dream to publish my works for the world to see whether they be in the form of graphic novels, comic strips, (animated) shows, or even a feature film. Now I am in the BFA Animation Program at Cal State Long Beach and I am confident that I will make it no matter what career path I choose. Family, friends, and peers have always encouraged me to follow my passion and now that I am part of the DeviantArt community, there are artists from around the world who also encourage me to make my dreams come true. I'm very thankful for the friends I have made here and the people who continue to support me throughout the years.

I support fellow artists here in any way I can. :)

And I appreciate all and any support from fellow artists! :D









Do You Believe in Jesus? by JW-Jeong

Brilliant, sacrilegious, thought-provoking and in a strange way necessary. I have noticed who is mourning the "Jesus" on the cross, I h...

Discord by awaicu
by awaicu

:iconfeedbackfrenzy: Once again, another critique from another team member! And so, here I go! Firstly, I will be critiquing as both a fan of the show and...

OC : Take you to Heaven by Sa-Dui
by Sa-Dui

I'm here on behalf of :iconselftaughtartist: because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder. This is quite an interesting scene. I have see...

Very eye-catching! Now because this is another humanized mlp fan art and this style is based on another series originality is slightly ...

My art by jamespuga

WOW Just, wow. I love this! You have not only made an incredible image, you have also made clever and believable uses of the original s...

House of Rising Moon by zummerfish

The instant I saw the thumbnail, I was blown away! Though houses, castles, and even worlds on the back of turtles is not an uncommon co...

I enjoy giving out critiques to fellow artists expressing what I like about their pictures, what they need to improve on, and encouraging them to keep up the good work! :D

Journal History


Thank you very much for the llama!
Fri Jan 17, 2014, 6:09 AM
thx for the fav ^-^
Tue Jun 25, 2013, 4:45 PM
Thanks for the llama :squee:
Tue Dec 4, 2012, 6:31 PM
Thanks for the Lama :)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 4:45 PM
Many thanks for adding to my growing Llama herd!
Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:02 PM
Nothing better than a llama in return, thanks for the llama :D
Sat Nov 24, 2012, 8:37 AM
Hey, hey! Thanks for the llama! :)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 4:33 PM
Thank you for the llama :D
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 4:17 AM
Thanks for the llama man! =)
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 1:16 PM
thanks for the llama man. have one for yourself
Thu Aug 30, 2012, 8:56 AM

Which version do you like? 

8 deviants said Gila Monster 4 by RCWikkydArtist
5 deviants said Gila Monster 1 by RCWikkydArtist
4 deviants said Gila Monster 2 by RCWikkydArtist
2 deviants said Gila Monster 3 by RCWikkydArtist


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KFMoore Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Hi, thank you so much for the fav! :)
Zebesian Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Thanks so much for favin' yo, your support means the world~
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome.  :)
kinkajoomotion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fav :squee:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Athos01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Thank you very much for the fav :).
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome!
Bree-Kim Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the favourite Richard! :heart: If you were keen to take a look at some more of my art I have a page -…
A 'like' or any support would mean the world :D
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome!
AustinDR Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist
TY for the Llama.
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
ChipmunkRaccoon2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
Feel free to leave a comment on it if you'd like. ;)
Mojo1985 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
thanks for llama
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome
wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!:D
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Emma-LeeJane Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
yay, thank you so much for the fav on flutterbatt!, 
i have a few more mlp works to if you havn't had the chance to glance at them yet, 
thank you so much anyway! :D :hug: 
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome!
seriousdog Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for faving my comic series!! :D (Big Grin) 
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks again for the fav!~ i really REALLY appreciate it!!~
awesome gallery btw!~ keep it up!!! :happybounce:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Amarcato Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for the llama and the favorite! I really appreciate it! :3
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