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Peach Blossom by AceOfKeys72
Peach Blossom
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Its been over a month since I've uploaded something on DA so I decided with something simple. I was talking with my friend about Peaches and their symbolic significance and since I enjoy drawing flowers I thought this would be a good place to start. Peaches in Asia have always been a symbol of longevity and youth but also as a ward against evil spirits and misfortune. I think the peach flower is also very elegant so it was a treat to draw it again.
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I cant imagine anyone can go on drawing, painting, designing etc or any general hobby or skill can continuously go on without an intended or unintended break pause or siesta. But i'm curious what do you do when that break is over? How do you break the silence and start up again? Or do you continue to procrastinate?
For the past few weeks i've noticed a crop of My DeviantArt Stories here. At first I didn't pay much attention to it but I found out it was to celebrate 14 years of DA. Also you get a neat little badge but I doubt I'll get one at this point. However I think doing reflections like this is good for you.

I started DA w a different account four years ago but it wasn't high quality work.  I only started drawing seriously back in July 2010. I learned about DA and thought it was a good way to keep myself accountable with my progress. Funny i say this because I haven't been doing a lot this month. After a few months my first account fell into disuse. I didn't make time for it or to improve my art. Eventually I started up my current account with my friend. Sadly she stopped drawing altogether but i continued.

I always felt insecure that my work would be overshadowed by digital art since quality and interest was better, but I stuck with traditional to improve my skills. I would practice the basics, focusing on Realism, do warm ups, draw still-lifes, animals, plants, large objects like cars and houses, but rarely draw people. However i decided to challenge this by drawing people using google image. Over four years I've made a lot of progress, met different people, made some friends and changed a lot of my thinking and way of doing things. I've started to appreciate the work I put into, take the time to reach out to people here. Now drawing is something I really enjoy doing and its become a hobby I take pride in.

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AceOfKeys72
Traveling the Path Made for Me
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
:bulletblue: My mission statement for my account is to use my account to expand my horizons of what art is and to develop my skills as an artist, to learn from others and possibly teach others to develop their skills as artists.

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Favourite cartoon character: Yusei Fudo
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JoostvanD:iconjoostvand:
Thanks for the watch and i'm glad to hear you like my gallery.
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 1:17 PM
yuusuke05:iconyuusuke05:
how are you dude its been so many years
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hi. thanks for visiting my gallery.
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:iconthe-human-wolf:
The-human-wolf Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
happy halloween!
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ImpotentRage Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I know you've been having a shitty couple weeks so watch this www.crunchyroll.com/orenchi-no… and maybe it'll make you feel better. It's short, sweet and stupid cute. :meow:
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bluesofmysoul Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Thank you so much for the fav!!
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:iconaceofkeys72:
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome ;)
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The-human-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav bro.
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome bro ;P)
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The-human-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ya goof sticking out your tongue like that XD
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol actually that was a typo but thanks anyway ;)
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ImpotentRage Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God just look at it, I don't understand but...LOOK AT IT

fav.me/d6l20oa

Oh and this one...mmmhmmm...

fav.me/d6s91ec
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh...my....god... both are just. no words.  It just like one of my absolute favorite scenes from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls71f7… But omg you single-handedly made me ship Crocodile and Doflamingo so hard. i hope you are happy XD
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