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He Who Dies With The Most Toys... by MShades
He Who Dies With The Most Toys...
My mother requested this one. I'd send her the original, but the centering was wonky and there's a big ol' inkblot at the bottom where another piece came into contact with it, and the ink on that one wasn't as dry as I thought it would be, so I had to fix all that in post-production. So it goes. All that really means is that I can put this on the "re-do" list for the future.
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Spring by MShades
Spring
I had a bunch of gouaches mixed up from doing my entry for the Reddit Spring Calligraphy contest, so I did a couple more to play with blending colors on the go. It takes a lot of patience and attention to get it right, and I still need work. But I like the effect.
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I have a massive bank of quotations, but if you have one that you think would look good in calligraphy, please let me know! I'm always up for something new...

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Chris Gladis
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Japan
I live in Osaka, Japan, and my creative outlets are kind of like Ultra Boy from the LSH: I can only focus it in one direction at a time. Right now, it's writing fiction. I hope it'll swing back to drawing one day....

Current Residence: Osaka, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Rock
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Conch
Favourite cartoon character: Aang
Personal Quote: Pulvis et umbra sumus
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isolationism Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on having two of your pieces featured in the Terry Pratchett blog entry by techgnotic
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MShades Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cool is that! I have no idea who these folks are, but I'll take the compliment...

The "It's vital to remember" one has been really popular this last week. I don't know how to find out, but it's likely one of my most favorited pieces.
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isolationism Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Techgnotic is pretty much the voice of DeviantArt. The community provides the content, but techgnotic organizes it into stories/articles/galleries based on circles of interest, or recent news events (e.g. this gallery is about Terry Pratchett passing on; a couple weeks ago a similar one was posted regarding Leonard Nimoy's passing. Last year Robin Williams got one. And so on). The link to the article is right on the front page; if you click the "Today" link in the top bar then scroll down to "Featured Stories" you'll see it.

As for your "It's Vital to Remember" piece, just scroll down and look on the bottom right; the statistics are printed there for all to see:

Views: 193 (21 today)
Favourites: 42 (who?)
Comments: 4

Cheers.
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MShades Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent - thank you!

And I found the User Stats page. That Pratchett one has a ways to go before it beats the Philip K. Dick "Reality" piece at 80 favorites.
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FullonComma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member
Your calligraphy is mind-blowing, only privileged to have been watched by you. 
Hope to learn so much! La la la la 
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MShades Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! And perhaps I'll one day be able to put out works as ornate as yours. "Gnossienne" is gorgeous!
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FullonComma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member
Bonnie Gagnam Style lol (Chat Icon) 
To mutual growth!
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calligraphyartworks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful calligraphy works!!! A very good hand in lettering!
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MShades Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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dark-loli-chan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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