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Ladies and gentlemen of the DeviantART universe, I bid you a warm welcome to my gallery! :wave:

Inside, you're bound to find items from all walks of life, from perceptive poetical pieces, to photographic memories, to personal computer work (including skinning and soon 3D animation and video milestones) and more as I get ideas. :iconthinkplz:

Please feel free to leave any critical feedback or comments on my art and I will get back to you as soon as time permits me. Perhaps further down the line I may start writing commissions for you (mostly) wonderful folks. Please make yourself comfortable while on my page and allow me to say thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your stay! :iconyesyesyesplz:

Honorary Class Deviations

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This is an ever-updating collection of art from other artists that I felt the absolute need to present. Over the 2 years and counting that I've been here, I've seen people go above and beyond with their work, be it poetry, drawings, portraits, fan art and what have you.

(Poetry and prose can be found inside the folder... Apparently slideshows are too good for written words. =p)

Sit back and enjoy this collection that I truly take pride in sharing with you. Heck, leave them a comment or favourite yourself! :D

Living Pools - by MichelVictor

If one needs to take their mind off the world's worries, you definitely can't go wrong with this stunner: :nod:

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Living Pools by MichelVictor Living Pools by MichelVictor

HCD - Poetry, Prose etc.

Since the slideshow thinks it's too good to display written works, I feel I have to take the initiative. =p

Below are all the works that didn't make it in the slideshow, so please, show them a bit of love as well! :love:

How to be a better writer!How to be a better writer, or
Even a better artist.
“Trust me”, I have experience,
I’ve been at it for years.
Let me give you a few simple guidelines,
Some that I myself go off of,
And I’ll pretend that my style,
Choice of words, will work for everyone else.
And let’s not forget to mention that
I am a premium member! A beta tester!
A senior member!
Till hell freezes over!
I must know what I’m talking about?
In all my greatness and glory!
I have the authority,
To tell others how to make their art better.
Let’s cut the bullshit here and now,
And ignore those people who tell us our style.
One person, so skilled and great,
With art that all tend to appreciate,
Does not have the right to lead ‘his’ flock,
To determine whose art is worthy or not.
You write one way I write another,
My thoughts are calm, while yours are loud as thunder.
She strokes left, but he’ll stroke right,
Her art his peaceful, but his depicts a fight.
A pencil i
Is that all?
A burst of
and all I get
is good?
Hours spent
making sure
everything flows
and all I get
is good?
Give me more
I need to know
what works
what to improve
what to change
what to try
Don't give me
Give me

WordsIt’s when I get my thoughts to rhyme
That I can truly start to see
What has been swirling in my mind,
And then I get to set it free.
A turmoil of chaotic calls
Becomes a desperate, pleading choir
Of thousands of tangled words
Awaiting me to help them thrive.
They cry, and weep, and beg like kids,
Won’t let me drown myself in sleep
Until I give them what they need –
A string of rhythm and sense to grip.
I strive and strive to make them speak
And give them a melodic vibe.
Yet their presence is too weak,
I'm losing hope that they'll survive.
But after stumbling time and time
Again to let them slip away
I start to hear their chime.
I start to see them find a way.
So one by one and step by step
I see them coming up to me.
They join to spin a magic web –
My soul’s true epitome.
And that’s the place they shall remain,
In subtle, fearless accord.
I never thought that I could tame
Such mischievous, capricious words.
So now I’m pacing back and forth
CryingBaby cries for the mommy
Boy cries for the attention
Teen cries for the confusion
Man cries for the reality
Senior cries for the regret
Deceased cries for the living
No matter who we are
Powerful or weak
Happy or depressed
Rich or poor
Popular or alone
We all weep together
One way or another

AutismLocked away in freezer
By my “refrigerator mother”
Was thought to have been
The cause of “it.”
At first, I was “normal,”
But my parents could tell something was off.
I couldn’t act or think nor progress
Like the other kids were doing.
The reason for this was
Found later but there is no cure for that.
I couldn’t read or write nor speak
Until I was thirteen but that was when
Everyone’s bodies were changing.
Ignorant of this,
I suffered “loneliness” with no
Idea how to feel.
I will now pretend that
My arms are wings,
Flapping then to a safe place
So far away—whether it’s for excitement
Or to get away from the noises,
I didn’t notice the reason why.
Flying away is so easy now
With my usual destination safe in mind,
I will be okay.
The skills for math and science
Come so naturally for me, so as
The art of drawing.
I never know what the words
“Solitary” and “outsider” meant
So I smiled
A Victim of CircumstanceWhen one is with friends and is asked, “Do you know any stories?” one usually has a particular tale prepared for such an occasion. This tale can act as an icebreaker, lead to good conversation, or simply garner a satisfied “Can you believe it?” reaction. This is one of those stories:
Paul Edwards, a man nearing his fortieth year, was still a bachelor. He was a barrister, and quite brilliant at his job. Flawless, even. In his entire career, he had not lost a single case. Impressive, no? Unfortunately, his unblemished record was to be tainted on the twenty-second of September, ninety-seven. Paul did not appear at the trial, an omission previously unheard of by his family and friends, because on the twenty-second of September, nineteen ninety-seven, at eight forty-seven in the morning, Paul Edwards was hit by a train.
So how did Mr Edwards QC come to such a quick, but nevertheless tragic end? He was not pushed or shoved or thrown or tripped. Instead, Mr Edwards

NumbFamily, everybody has one. Some people may have a small, close-knit family. Others may not even know theirs. Mine was large enough to run a circus. See, my mom was one of five sisters, and her mother was one of nine siblings. Yes, nine. Despite two of her brothers dying in WWII, the remaining six had between two to four children each. Including my mom and aunts, the grand total came to a whopping twenty-four. And they had children giving me a total cousin count of eighty-seven, a number that seems to grow by the year. And that’s just my mom’s side of the family. There are so many of us we have to have a family reunion every year just so we won’t forget whom everyone is.
Now, not all of them come to the reunion, but the crowd that does show up is still enough to start our own civilization, and certainly large enough to make my Great-Uncle John’s farm feel like the size of a tennis court. The event felt more like a festival than a family gathering. In fact, there
Dead RingerWhen they shook hands, the first things John noticed about Gregory Treb were his fingers. “Piano-playing fingers,” his old woman would have said. They were long and lean- the kind more suited to detail work than heavy lifting. It wasn't a trait John had expected in a bellfounder.
He was sure Mr. Treb would disagree with this idea- just like he disagreed with everything John had said.
“That bell is a masterpiece.” The man flung his arm toward the stone chapel behind them. “You have no idea how many days went into making it. And now you're demanding a replacement?”
John sighed. “As town foreman, it's my job to make sure everything is working like it should. It's a nice bell, sure- rings real pretty. But it's a weak one.”
Treb's frown deepened. “You ordered a bell for services. Something like that needs to be soothing and sweet. Especially here!” He looked askance at the structure, then at the graveyard stretching behind it.

The Worst Antagonist of Them AllI’m the maker of horrendously tragic starts
The molder of unfixable broken hearts
I’m the planner of twisting roads of pain
Where goals can never be obtained
I take pleasure in friendships torn in two
And rejoice as enemies begin to accrue
I’ve cursed the lands to suffer in anguish
The inhabitants of such will surely languish
I tear my loved ones limb by limb
Certainly, their lives were nothing but grim
I spill blood of the damned and innocent both
If only, for them, it wasn’t my oath
I evoke tears of anger, sorrow, and strife
As I claim yet another precious life
Betrayal, cunning, and wicked lies
In the end, that’s right, everyone dies!
I’m sure you’re all very curious
“Who’s this person, so injurious?”
“A murderer bent on taking revenge?
The thirst of which will never be quenched?”
“A wicked soul who’s lost their way?
Pulling down with it those who go astray?”
“An antisocial killer who liv



Inactivity Blues...

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 4:13 PM
  • Mood: Stuck
  • Listening to: The sounds of silence...
  • Reading: Not recently...
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: Played RS before...
  • Eating: May have breakfast.
  • Drinking: Perhaps some milk, we'll see.

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

Hey everybody, it's Didge here! :wave:

Well curse my inactivity once again... I absolutely had plans to write new poetry and get around to handing feedback but damned if the road to hell isn't paved with good intentions.

I aim to get back to commenting and contributing as soon as possible, but know you're never forgotten. For those who await feedback (at least, those whose pieces were interesting enough), bear with me. :)


A Tragic Circumstance...

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 9:59 PM
  • Mood: Unhappy
  • Listening to: The sounds of silence...
  • Reading: Not recently...
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: Played RS before...
  • Eating: Had some snacks here and there.
  • Drinking: Had a Coke earlier.

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

A truly gloomy day for the world of cricket with the death of popular rising star and batting machine Phil Hughes, who suffered horrible head injuries from a vicious bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match on Tuesday and was subsequently knocked unconscious.

In the relatively short time of his cricket career, he became the youngest player ever to score back-to-back centuries in two Test innings and the youngest Australian in nearly 50 years to score Test centuries (Longest forms of the game).

At just 25 years of age, his life was cut short by what many would consider a freak accident, given how protective helmets are in cricket. Well done Mr. Hughes for realising your dream and crafting such a legacy for young cricketers to follow.

R.I.P. Phillip Joel Hughes (30th November 1988 - 27th November 2014)  :(

Also, I'd also like to give Sean Abbott, the man who delivered that fateful ball, my support and deepest sympathies. He was already torn up after that delivery, and with the news of this passing, he's going to need all the support he can get.


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David Nicholas
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G'day everybody! I bid you a warm welcome, and say thanks for stopping by my page!

The name's David Nicholas, and aside from being a random hobbyist artist, occasional critic and devious comment-bomber, I'm currently studying a double degree in Accounting and Economics at La Trobe University. Other than that, strike up a conversation with me and perhaps you might learn more. Recently I spent four-and-a-half months studying overseas at the University of Anchorage on a scholarship (one of the largest my university had to offer), a true privilege that I appreciate every single day since I returned to Australia three weeks ago.

I also like to express my thoughts and opinions on just about anything, but the only way you'll find that out is by striking up a conversation with me, so please, feel free to do so in the comments below. I've also have occasional polls on hand to provide a bit of fun and provoke some thoughts from this creative community I call home.

Thanks once again for stopping by my page and I wish you a wonderful day everybody. Peace! :wave:

New poll time: If someone provided honest feedback on your work, how often would you provide similar feedback on their work? I'd love to hear opinions. Be as honest as possible please! :) 

7 deviants said Sometimes. I provide feedback on what really grabs my interest, and that's about it. :shrug:
4 deviants said Most of the time. I'm happy to check genres, but the skill of the artist influences whether I provide feedback. :nod:
2 deviants said All the time! As a community, artists of all genres and skill deserve helpful feedback as often as possible. :D
2 deviants said Rarely. I barely have the time or even the words to provide meaningful comments. :p
No deviants said Never. It's about impossible for me for a number of reasons. :(


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seika Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama

AussieDidge Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing! :)
omnivore7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you sincerely for the comment upon All Hallows Eve.   I do appreciate it.

I shall return to take a look at your own work - and I look forward to doing so!!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The pleasure's all mine, and I do hope you enjoy my work in return. :)
muttleymark Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, Again MASSIVE thanks for the praise and great review, Those are the best crits I have ever had..
Cheers. Have A Llama in return.
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I try. :)

And thank you, I'll be sure to hand a llama back in return! :)
sammyxfreak Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
what did you like about "How Sickening"?
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, there was just something about the title and a glance of words that reached out to me. That's why I created the folder "To Comment on Later", to store great works and comment on them when I got the chance.

But, I'll be taking a closer look at it in due time. :)
sammyxfreak Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
conradknightsocks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure! Keep an eye out for my feedback, coming soon! :)
conradknightsocks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Look forward to it, matey.
muttleymark Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, many thanks for adding my stuff to your collection. Cheers.
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries mate! Keep an eye out for my feedback, coming as soon as possible. :)
Nefilibata Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the star! Fav fella (Badge) 
I'm looking forward to reading your comment. :D
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure, and you will be addressed as soon as possible. :)
djdarkstorm Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on The Pen! It's almost unnerving knowing there's a comment coming, with no idea when. Haha. <3
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome, and while you may not know when a comment's actually coming, I can tell you you're on a priority list, just for coming out and saying thanks. So you can expect it pretty soon. :)
Commentcritic92 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Writer
Fankies for the faves ^^
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, expect a comment (or two) from me soon! :)
KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the faves!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers very much, and hope you'll enjoy my comments when you get 'em. :)
KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yes, i did enjoy them very much.

 It is my practice to try faving and commenting on the work of anyone who favs me... just my own little oddity
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's sad is you call it your own "little oddity"... You would think for a site like this EVERYONE would be tripping over themselves to give comments and feedback on different genres, yet the works mostly get ignored for some flavour of the month...

At least you can take comfort knowing you've got an open mind. I'll be addressing your work as soon as I can. :)
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Simbalonso Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for faving my poems: 'Am I' and God'. I appreciate it :)

Have a nice day :happybounce:
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