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A Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared CreativityA Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared Creativity

#sharedcreativity

Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of schools. Whether you're passionate about cupcakes or character design, whether your art is digital or traditional, we want to see where your journey has taken you and where you're headed next. 50 pieces will be selected by fellow deviants and will be integrated into a rapid-fire animation that represents a collective experience in creativity.

example entry
Example Entry By nigelsussman

Use one of the templates below to create an image showing the route you've taken or plan to take in the creative and applied arts. Use the contents of your gallery or start fresh, add in anything you want, and show us your bliss and risks.

The collaborative video will be distributed by deviantART and The Art Institutes schools as a celebration of the arts and of the deviantART community.

How to Enter
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These templates will run through the video. Pick one of the three. You must use one of these templates or copy it exactly in the exact same size and resolution. You must use the road provided in each template without moving the road and the road must be not be blocked to traffic.

Download TemplatesCreate In Muro template #1

Create In Muro template #2Create In Muro template #3

Step 2: Create

Use any medium or program to place your journey on the road. Pull from your gallery, make something new, illustrate, photograph, collage—it's your trip in your style and media. We've even placed the templates into deviantART muro.

Step 3: Submit

Use the Enter Now button below to submit your entry. Your entry must be a single JPG or PNG file on the template with the road open. Sorry, no video, animations or GIFs.

50 works will be selected for the art video and each artist will receive a one-year premium membership and $100 USD.

Three of the 50 works will be eligible to become the First, Second, and Third place prize winners for extraordinary distinction in execution and each will be featured on the homepage of deviantART as a billboard for one full day.

  • $5,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • One-Year Subscription to Sketchbook Pro
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Prizes
Second Place
  • $4,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Third Place
  • $3,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Semis
  • $100 USD
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Judges
dittin03

Kristan Yadao

Bachelor of Art in Media Arts & Animation, 2008

The Art Institute of Colorado

marionettedolly

Stephanie Rattanachane

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation, 2011

The Art Institute of Tampa

charfade

Cass Womack

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design, 2008

The Art Institute of Tampa

Contest begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Sept. 29, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014.

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of Sept. 29, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.
  • Must use one of the three templates provided at the contest site without altering the size or the dimensions of the template and keeping the road open.

50 semi-finalists will be selected by The Art Institutes alumni. From the semi-finalists, The Art Institutes alumni judges will also select three grand prize winners who will be posted on deviantART.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:

  • Technical and artist skill
  • Successful and effective completion of the challenge objective
  • Originality
 

We believe creativity is more than a word. It's a passport to a life less ordinary. It's what drives us to foster and facilitate an inspiring community of creativity. One that's full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.

Most importantly, creativity is the reason we're here—we have over 50 locations throughout North America—to help guide you toward the creative career you want in design, fashion, media arts, or culinary.



In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New


The Shape Of Things To Come


spyed has posted an important update regarding things to come in deviantART's near future, including our very first official mobile app, tags, the new Today page, highlighting Daily Deviations, and more.

Read more »

Tag Editor and Tag Changes Based on Your Feedback


A few weeks ago, we announced that keywords were being transitioned to tags that will be publicly displayed on deviation pages. In response, we received many comments from deviants regarding concerns that their keywords would become public-facing. We heard you, and have made changes based on your concerns. Keywords that were added before we announced tags will not be visible on deviation pages  unless you approve them.


To make this transition easier, and to help managing tags in general, we've just launched a Tag Editor that lets you add, edit, and approve tags on your deviations in bulk.


The Tag Editor allows you to manage tags, up to 20 deviations at a time— making it a more seamless process for you to tag your content. The Tag Editor can be accessed next to the “tags” field while editing any existing deviation.




Change Log


  • The "Forgot password?" page was not optimized for the mobile website. Fixed by baclap
  • Commission Request Correspondence messages would erroneously have extra "Yes" and "No" buttons that did nothing. Fixed by trezoid
  • Pasting comma-separated tags into the tag input box did not split them up based on the commas, instead turning the pasted text into one long tag. Fixed by szlosek
  • For a brief period, submission Correspondence Messages to Group Gallery or Favourites Folders would all display as though they were submitted to the same one folder. Fixed by trezoid
  • The modal for changing one's username was briefly broken for some deviants. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • We received a variety of feedback regarding the features in Beta Testing. We've been making various changes to the Activity Feed, including some bugs and design issues reported by deviants. 
  • Some deviants misunderstood the Activity Feed as being a replacement to the Message Center or replacing the front page; however, we wanted to stress that the Activity Feed is optional. The Message Center is not being removed, and the front page can be customized based on the page you've last visited.
  • In regard to the new site navigation, the main point of contention brought up in conversation was the new location of the Message Center button.
  • One common point of feedback from our Beta Testers which was brought up in the comments on last week's Site Update as well is that the absence of the Daily Deviations from the site footer is being felt pretty heavily. We're going to make Daily Deviations more prominent, as mentioned in spyed's update.
  • Thanks to those who shared artwork with us last week! We enjoyed seeing Collections you found interesting and reading about why you like them.

Discuss!


The Shape Of Things To Come

While we normally have a Discuss topic on the Site Update, this week we'd like to focus on spyed's Journal, so we encourage you to read that and join the conversation there.

Check it out »

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The Shape of Things to Come

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 6:26 PM


You want change on DeviantArt.  Everyone here has something they would change.  We do listen and, yes, we can’t get everything done. Still, as a community, with any change we change together because we are all here together.  

We found major talent to join the DeviantArt team this year to help us assume responsibility for major change and deliver on it.  In return, we will be calling on the whole community to exercise its responsibility of continuing to shape DeviantArt into the place where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.

DeviantArt is as binary as it is digital in its platform.  We serve equally those who produce art as those who need to see art and engage with it.  Creating the undercurrent is a function of tools as much as it is a function of community activity.  Getting these two to work in unison has always been the secret sauce of DeviantArt  and every recipe for the sauce begins with the community.

This is the shape of things to come.

New Mobile App!


They wanted me to say “new” Mobile App but really it’s not new, it’s the “amazing” Mobile App! As you all know it will be our very, very first official DeviantArt Mobile App. You’ll be able to access the entire community from your mobile devices. You’ll be able to submit art as you see it. You’ll be able to connect and browse endlessly. It’s a whole new way to experience DeviantArt.  It will turn the undercurrent towards a massive flood of creativity. When?  You won’t have to wait long.

New Site Features


There are several new site features that are all designed to liberate creative expression and advance this community:

Collections:
Art curators are the unsung heroes of DeviantArt. Collections display breathtaking, thought-provoking, emotional and brilliant galleries gathered from, and then dedicated to, the community.  You’ll get to watch Collections as they happen! Collections will be given a bigger role on the site with increased visibility, new discovery tools, and a showcase to highlight the best of the best.

The Today Page:
This is where you will want to have your morning coffee. Every day, the Today page editorial team will draw from and reflect back to the community a vibrant combination of news, features, curations and conversations about this community and its impact, pulsing into the undercurrent as the heartbeat of DeviantArt. When DeviantArt first launched and for years later it had a news section.  The Today page brings that back to an audience that has grown immeasurably in size influence and interests.  The scope is immense.

Activity Feeds:
As we designed for Mobile we understood we needed something more streamlined and direct to carry the flow of what you want to watch. The Activity Feed, already with our beta testers, is a real-time sequential delivery of every Journal, deviation, Collection, Status Update, Poll, Forum thread and Critique posted by your watchlist. From the Activity Feed you can comment or you can post new Status Updates. Keep in mind, we love the robust tools in the Message Center and it's not going away.  

Status Updates:
We’ve now added the ability to post short Status Updates to your profile or to the Activity Feed as an alternative to using Journals. It’s another push from our designs for Mobile. The simple and direct format of a Status Update lets you create informal conversations with your watchers; something Deviants have needed and requested for a long time.  Use these to share how you’re feeling, what you think about, what you’re working on, or to link your watchers to the work of an artist you love. On the Mobile App you’ll be able to use them on the go. Our new Tags will also work in Status Updates.

New Site Navigation:
New navigation will make it easier to jump in and explore the full range of DeviantArt. Everything related to Your Account will be grouped together on the right side of the page. Undiscovered, What’s Hot, Activity Feed and Today will be separated from Browse and Search to highlight and more clearly reflect their functions. The Browse bar will scroll down the page with you  a kind of obvious convenience we will try to focus on across the board as we introduce fresh design. This is the kind of change that does require time to get used to. My bet is in seven days you’ll be fine.

Tags:
We’ve already launched the beginnings of Tags on DeviantArt.  Tags let you group deviations, Journals, Status Updates, and comments by subject instead of category and will let you add them to other subject groupings. All content with the same Tags are grouped onto Tag pages that let you follow the full activity of the community on a given subject.  We’ve missed a way to connect the DeviantArt community with trending events. When you dip into the undercurrent, Tags are a way to do it with passengers.  

Daily Deviations:
We are giving new prominence to Daily Deviations lifting them up off of the footer. It’s amazing work from every corner of the community and it belongs up-front and center! In the Mobile App they will be available as a separate browse category and the same change will be made on the website in the new Header as a part of the new site navigation.  

A Fresher Look and Feel


All of these changes, particularly Mobile, made us re-examine the way the site looks and feels. As we design these new features and functions, the look on the site will be cleaner and simplified.

In early feedback we have heard concerns that DeviantArt will look like Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. That’s not our shape to come.  Mobile is here, and we have to be ready to function within that platform and its conventions. We will start pushing Mobile to do things just like we pushed the Web. On our way, it may look like we are conforming to others; but, DeviantArt will always be devious.

We went through a deep process of re-examination and definition over the past months.  Some of that came out in the Celebrate DeviantArt's 14th Birthday Journal. Now you will actually begin to see a re-imagined us.

It’s time for change, both actual and symbolic.  We intend to seize this time together. We will in fact:







In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New


New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates


Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.

Read more »




Watchable Collections are Coming


As part of the new Activity Feed feature that's been released to our Beta Testers, Collections can now be watched, and will display on the Activity Feed when deviations are added to them. Watching deviants' Favourites has been a long-requested feature, and we're happy to offer a new way to discover art!

If you’d prefer not to have a Collection displayed in other deviants' Activity Feeds, simply visit that Collection, click the "Collection Options" button in the top right, and select the "Disable watching" checkbox (unwatchable Collections are still displayed on your Favourites page).


Site Outages


Over the past weekend, some users' access to the site was inconsistent. Our team of developers were aware and working on this situation as it was ongoing, and we apologize for any inconvenience during the outages.

Please keep an eye on our Status Forum for updates about happenings like these. Our Help Desk team posts regularly about outstanding issues, so you can easily see if an issue you're encountering is one that we're already aware of. Thank you!

Change Log


  • When adding or editing tags, the input box would not always recognize keyboard controls. It now recognizes these controls, and will also react to highlighting text via mouse click, making everything selected editable. Fixed by szlosek
  • The autocomplete menu for tags on the Submit page would sometimes stall on "Searching...". Fixed by kemayo
  • Literature deviations created more than a year ago and edited with a new version could still contain an older draft of the work instead of the current version, when selecting "Download". Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the commentary you left for us:
  • In response to the Discuss topic, generally deviants mentioned that they don't comment on Collections made by other deviants.
  • Deviants who have commented on Collections said it was usually to thank the person for adding their art to their Collection, moreso than to comment about the Collection itself.
  • Deviants liked the suggestion that the tag input field could have a "Recently Used Tags" menu.

Discuss!


Quality Collections

Find a good Collection made by another deviant that you like and share it with us! What in particular caught your eye about that Collection?

Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina
(Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina, found in neurotype's Collection digital)

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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log


  • The Submit page did not specify that keywords had been changed to tags. Fixed by kemayo
  • Copying and pasting rich text into the tags entry box on the Submit page did not work. Fixed by szlosek
  • Pasting space-separated text into the tags entry box on the Submit page would not create a tag per word. Fixed by szlosek
  • Typing a @ in the middle of a word would erroneously load the username autocomplete menu. Fixed by trezoid
  • When in Chat, clicking on a link would open that link in the already open window, rather than opening it in a new window or tab. Fixed by trezoid
  • Comments left on a Group Journal by the author of that Journal would incorrectly display in the Group Messages area of the Message Center for admins of that Group. Fixed by trezoid
  • When browsing on the mobile website, scrolling wouldn't work properly when deviations were set to display in Full View. Fixed by trezoid
  • Moving deviations from one folder to another in a Group Gallery would not work as intended. Fixed by trezoid
  • On a deviant's Gallery page, clicking a page number to view a specific page of artwork would incorrectly redirect to that same deviant's Favourites instead. Fixed by trezoid
  • When selling one's work as digital content, files that were attached to the deviation previously would display more than once on the Edit page despite only being included once. Fixed by trezoid
  • When uploading transparent .psd files, the automatically generated preview image would sometimes end up having a black background. Fixed by lepidosteus

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • A few deviants suggested that a "Recently Used Tags" menu for the tags input box on the Submit page would be helpful.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they create tributes to honor people who have passed, artists whose work they look up to, or specific events or locations.

Discuss!


Commenting on Collections

How often do you leave comments on a deviant's Collections? Do you often receive comments on your Collections? What do you typically have to say when you comment on a person's Collection?

Inner Sanctum by Ishutani
(Inner Sanctum by Ishutani, found in Pechan's Collection where i want to be)

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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You must purchase premium membership so you can deactivate those adds-on you get on your account. By upgrading premium membership you're removing them from your account permanently. But if you want to deactivate them completely, then install adblockplus for your browser. You have full instruction on this account how to do that. :iconadblockplusplz:
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ScourgeTheKiller225 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already got that Ad Block Plus but I'm not entirely sure yet about getting premium membership
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Then if your adblock is activated you have no worries about popping addson everywhere.
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PuccaFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me, dA? I um...hope this isn't too much to ask, but I sent you a ticket at the help desk... For some odd reason, my account has been banned from the shop and I have no idea why. It's been going on for a while, and it's been making me kinda anxious, cuz I need to do some people's points commissions and extend my Premium Membership when it's over... I hear some people have been unbanned before, but I'm not sure how. I'm hoping that their request was filled from the help desk. I know you're a busy site, but I just wanted to inform you in case you have the time. Thank you. :)
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Contact :iconcommunityops: They are incharge for all your problems you have, this group is only for features, DD deviations and devART news. Nothing more.
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PuccaFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hei!

happy new year!!:) i just wanted to tell you that there is something wrong with the 
Deviousness profile! the text stop right in the middle of an sentence and the "read more" button is gone! :)

i wish you an happy 2014! :hug:
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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am a dummy!  I wish everyone here a wonderful 2014! Happy New Year! I am a dummy! 

Well, it seems we've survived another year. We've fallen down 2013 times and gotten up 2014 (more actually). We've gone through so many things, and I want to thank you. Thank you for (existing) teaching me, inspiring me, supporting me, appreciating me, helping me, being kind to me, keeping yourself alive... you all mean the world to me. I wish you and all your loved ones all the best - you deserve it. Hug 

Sending love from across the world, Aylli. Heart 
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ShadowRulesForever11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found out who owns the adoptable :iconsilvertabbs: stole. It belongs to :iconsegnory:. I hope you can now do something with the present information.
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ShadowRulesForever11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :iconhq:. This deviant right here :iconsilvertabbs: is planning on selling someone else's adoptable and he is scamming deviants to buy it. So far deviants have given him points for it and he admits he stole it. Here is the link---> silvertabbs.deviantart.com/gal…
He says he removed it but it's still there. I hope you do something before other deviants get scammed into handing over their hard earned points toward something stolen. (P.S. I tried look for who it belonged to but I couldn't find the original owner.)
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hate those pricks who do this just to get attention, I hope she gets banned for this what she's doing.
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ShadowRulesForever11 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right.
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Let's hope she gets banned for that.
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
rules for use: "This lineart is totally free to use. It means you can use it everywhere without my permission, you can colour it, make adoptables with, etc..."
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ShadowRulesForever11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But he didn't make the adopt either. I mean it's an adopt from :iconsegnory:. He didn't make it. I know what it says about the lineart but the adopt isn't his. :iconsegnory: makes adoptables too and the one :iconsilvertabbs: is trying to sell is one of :iconsegnory:.
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
if you think that it's stolen, inform the artist and let them decide. but again - the artist gave explicit permission to use their lineart also for adoptables, if the copyright is not removed from the picture.
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MojoCNYartist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen so many celeb edit thieves selling images for pts...will HQ do anything about them too?
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ShadowRulesForever11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know... They should though. I'm tired of people earning points off of someone else's hard work. It's just unfair.
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MojoCNYartist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sick of these thieves...I call them cockroaches because you get rid of one and three to four more pop up outta nowhere.
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AwesomeFluffy710 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013

Hello,~Spammer-Mark is :devHatersgonnahate12:,who I belive,got banned before now.

Is there anything you can do to help the people is spamming? 

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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Account banned/terminated.
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Jillian51894 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Writer
HELP PLEASE!!! I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for Christmas, and know zilch about tablets-what's the best way to run deviantART? Like, is there an app or what?? I'm only good with computers!
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nopinky Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Using it on your browser (the website) is the way to go, seeing as there's no official (though plenty of unofficial) app for it atm.
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JenovaAstaValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I need help, fast. There is a person called Vaporeon249 who accused me of stealing art, has supplied false info to my watchers, used foul language and also "reported" me for no reason. This person's last activity has also been about reporting and insulting others. I need help! I blocked her, and now others don't believe me and sided her! I'm very sad and confused and angry because I did not ship the drawings. I copydrew on computer and edited and was allowed as most of my drawings have no copyright.  Help me please. Help.

Help...
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