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rock&rol... : (20 October 2018 - 03:42 PM) :glomp:
miss atomic... : (20 October 2018 - 03:20 PM) also! just because you can't see it doesn't mean you're not improving!
rock&rol... : (20 October 2018 - 02:56 PM) that's actually really great advice, thank you <3
GorJesSpazze... : (20 October 2018 - 02:15 PM) you don't always have to be improving, just enjoy what you're making!
rock&rol... : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM) definitely feel in a bit of an improvement rut :/
miss atomic... : (18 October 2018 - 09:27 PM) you did, karni :) thanks to everyone who voted but we're tied again!
Newt Scamander. : (18 October 2018 - 09:06 AM) dreading the next few weeks, all my teeth are starting to get lose... which only means one thing. Wisdom... *ouch*
Newt Scamander. : (18 October 2018 - 07:50 AM) i can never remember
Newt Scamander. : (18 October 2018 - 07:50 AM) did i vote yet? :/
miss atomic... : (17 October 2018 - 04:19 PM) MC is tied right now, so please vote if you haven't yet! http://the-dark-arts...howtopic=146869
cheriechapstick : (17 October 2018 - 12:28 AM) you know when you have a certain stock/texture in mind and you KNOW you have it because youve used it before but cant find it in your files? that's me rn. been looking 20 minutes. I really need to organize everything.
Newt Scamander. : (15 October 2018 - 09:14 PM) If you watch it religiously like me lol, head over to imdb and check out the cast for episodes 13 and 14, night make you happy. Lol *spoiler alert obvs *
klutzy_kara : (15 October 2018 - 03:11 PM) V me too!!!!! ahhhhhhh I was hoping for that ending so bad but I was so ready to be disappointed at the same time
Newt Scamander. : (15 October 2018 - 05:57 AM) OMG shameless season 9 episode 6 had me in tears and then the happiest person ever!!!
hamylton. : (15 October 2018 - 05:43 AM) I opened the canvas

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The galleries of artists who may have gone on to better things, but whose graphics we still greatly admire. You can browse here for some inspiration. Veteran artists that would like their galleries moved back to the Master Artist section, please PM an admin!

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Here you will find the answers to all sorts of Resource questions: Who's That? What's that font? What's that resource?

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