Spoder's Inktober 2019

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Aah, friends, I think it has happened. I've gone more than a week before I create new contents for Steemit. So, let's just call a spade a spade. I'm officially fallen out of love with the platform and you will see less and less contents from me on this platform in the future.

Anyway, raining blues isn't my style, so why not let us welcome those who have come back instead :D

Please say hi to @hananan and @donnadavisart :D They both have recently returned to our folds, and they both are incredible artists AND very, very lovely people <3

Check out @hananan's latests posts, here, here, here, and here. She has had a three months hiatus and she's returning with a stronger spirit after she had to face some personal ordeal.

And @donnadavisart's recent posts, here, here and here. Donna had a five month break from us, having to wade through a lot of real issues with her house and reno projects, and she returned with amazing new skills in animation :D !

Yep, I do pay attention, hahah :D I love supporting others when I can, so I do what I do, when I can :>

Inktober 2019 - Compilation Post

So, I saw a lot of inktober artists did this and it looks awesome when all the inktober pieces are put together, so for today's post, I'm just gonna follow suit and compile all EIGHT pictures that I managed to do this year XD

Here goes!

Day 1 - RING

Day 2 - MINDLESS

Day 3 - BAIT

Day 4 - FREEZE

Day 5 - BUILD

Day 6 - HUSK

Day 7 - ENCHANTED

Day 8 - FRAIL

Last year I managed 31 for 31, but this year, I have to say that I had to stop at 8 ! ALAS~ Maybe next year I'll return to form but for now.... I have to say that I had fun, and I am glad that Steemit artists hopped on the bandwagon of the annual event, and I can only hope that next year there will be more of Steemit artists at it :)

For now, that's it from me! See you in the next post, friends o/

Artists’ Highlights with C2

On another note, please check out this article that I wrote for the @c-squared’s Artists’ Highlights a few days ago :) Please check it out! I am featuring TWO artists at a time, and the tenth pair is: @longer and @znkd :D

Log

Issue 1: @Arrr and @thilah
Issue 2: @EdgarUVM and @Zsolt.Vidak
Issue 3: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart
Issue 4: @elenasteem and @patschwork
Issue 5: @nyarlathotep and @carlgnash
Issue 6: @mikkolyytinen and @nekromarinist
Issue 7: @azbeen and @barbara-orenya
Issue 8: @rachelsvparry and @jankasparec
Issue 9: @armandosodano and @shibasaki
Issue 10: @longer and @znkd

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You have fallen out of love? Oh no @veryspider :(
cool inktober drawings though! still love your style <3
Hope you're ok!

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thanks nouksie !

and yeah, im doing really well :D :D :D

Y'know... I'm not that fond of bloggin, or social networks in general. When I came here I didn't know what to expect. But I had a warm welcome which was kind of weird. Never had such a welcome on other sites. So it was cool, I got to know your arts, scrawly's, mr green's, thila's, ryo's manga, shiba's sexy watercolory brushwork, and very cool projects and blogs that made me want to leave a comment and follow their work. That was at the beginning. But this thing of the money, the quantization of "quality" of a post, curation "rewards"... somehow made me feel that some (some cuz there's genuine cool folk here) of the people interactions are... kind of... hypocrite? Being nice just for the growth of their stakes, their investment. I know I'm perhaps an idealist but dunno. I'm kind of disenchanted... but I'm almost always disenchanted in any social sphere XD... -_- I have some arts for posting, but I've been feeling like "why should I post stuff ?".

I wish I entered here before, when you were posting daily, to read your posts right straight from the oven... Warm and spongy. <3

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Oh by the way, the last 2 pieces of your inktorture... mmh cough, I mean inktober are superb, you crowned Gerda and Kai with those lovely writings and poses... and VFX! I'd love a couple of t-shirts with them printed. Yes.

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ink...inktorture XD

you make me laugh, zeeeeeen <3

so very sweet of you * ___ *

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Heeey I totally understand what you feel, I’ve met many great peeps (and a ball of colours) too! At the start, it’s a really friendly place filled with all kinds of people, but most of my friends have gone back to the old social media sites. It’s quite something since those sites don’t offer any direct way of earning money, but somehow they rather post there. I guess it’s not all about money for them; some of them left Steemit without even cashing out their Steem.

Anyway I’m still around somewhat since some of my friends are still here and it’s nice to see what they’re up to :).

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Da scrawly ( ~-)~ !

I miss your watercolories. I liked commenting nonsense in those cool artworks. They inspired me to express some words. I thought I'd see more of those chibi characters in watercolor, like Hayabusa Ryu and Arucarudo. Hopefully you'd share more arts here... soon
(◉ . ◉)

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SPONGY.... I... I have never known anyone that can use "spongy" as a compliment but NOW I HAVE FOUND ZEEN AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR REMARKS !

And I totally understand you, completely, like 99.99%

At first, too, I thought it was a great place that can foster genuine communities to thrive. Where people can just come together and lift each other up. Because we are all gifted with the same 'abilities'.

I didn't start as a big player or a whale. But I have time and I wanted to get to know others so I use my resources (time) to look at what other people are making / saying / drawing. To connect. But these days, I'm like you, Zeen. I'm starting to think, there's a lot of dishonesty and hypocrisy, and I'm disillusioned too.

Like you, I have stuff to post, but I haven't... felt motivated with posting them here :3

I've tried so hard, but now I'm out of HP/MP.

I wish I could remain warm and spongy but alas! ALAS POOR YORRICK~

ANYWAY, I'VE GOTTEN YOU AT DISCORD AND WE ARE NAKAMA FOREVER Y'HEAR

❤️ zeen

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I just saw a couple of hamlet videos because of the "alas poor Yorrick". LOL Always learning new bits with a most spongy spider.

💞

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Aww I'm glad I got to know your arts too!

Yeah, I think even without the money aspect it's a bit hard to tell if someone genuine at times since there are other things peeps could be after
So long as those peeps don't do anything that'll purposely lead to anything bad or hurt anyone who am I to say if they're not being genuine?

And mm I know the feeling of "why bother to post stuff " tear but if it's any consolation, I'd like to see more of your work!

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Thanks a lot thilah you - are - grrreatness! <3

You are such a cool artist. Here's a Deranged coin:

!DERANGED

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Thank you!!! Very tasty!


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Thank you for your shout out @veryspider I am happy to be back but was curious what I'd find. I wasn't sure if the 'community' would still be here and who was around with the SBD prices so low.

I'm glad you'll be around a bit, and I'll probably not be a daily contributor for sometime as well, as I've still such a busy schedule.

I missed your darling ink and am not disappointed now. I love the straw man.

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Donnnaaa~ I'm glad you're back :) I hope you will find your groove again in Steemit ! There's still a community, for sure, and even new artists ! :)

Thank you for the kind comments, as well :D I'm happy you liked the straw man !

Very interesting and charming drawings, @veryspider. I specially enjoy the "Build". Really cool!

beautiful ink work @veryspider nice to see going little squiggly here and there, like the little flames

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Yes, hahah, they are supposed to be flamey :D Thanks, Mikko ! Glad that you noticed :D

You did fantastic even with not finishing the challenge 😉
I do not like the news that you will be less and less around...just deal with that ! 😄
(I didn't know the expression fallen out of love with...)

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Thank you, Barbara ! I did as many as I could :D

And you are always very sweet, and I love your darling arts very much <3 <3 <3

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@veryspider I've just spotted there is a typo in the title of your post 😉

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hahahah that's intentional, barbara :)

it's internet lingo, sometimes people intentionally mispell with using "o" instead of the proper spelling to create a humorous atmosphere :D

Sup Dork?!? Enjoy the Upvote!!! Keep up with the dorky content for more love!!!

Hi @veryspider , too bad hearing about your constant falling of posting frequency :( I'm not super active myself but one has to keep on trying to achieve something I guess.
Anyways turned out that I missed your "bait" drawing and it quickly became a favourite of mine :)

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Hi @longer! I'm very active outside of Steemit these days, instead XD

I loooooooooooooooooooove your inktober (and really, everything that you do), so I'm always excited when you DO post <3

And thank you so much for kind comments <3 I really appreciate it !

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Really, the inktober was a great challenge for me, I loved your veryspider art

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Thanks very much, Jesus :)

Ooh the compilation of your Inktober! I like the mindless person a lot, and all the adventures of the kids.

Always do what makes you happy and fulfilled, since time and effort are not unlimited. I appreciate what you bring to this place, not only your great art, but also your kind and genuine attitude.

Have fun and prosper! Try new things! Keep spodering on!!! o/

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Yeah, I think this year's batch is pretty gud, in terms of prompt interpretation/ inspirations :) Im glad I did as many as I could without having to force myself just to churn out stuff...

Imma continue as you advise, WISE SCRAWLEROO! Will just do what I am happy to do, when I'm happy to do 'em \o/

HOORAY HOORAY

Nice to see them all together :D And I seem to have missed one?! O_O

Did Kai and Gerda have a fight at the end? Hopefully this won't be a grudge thing when they grow up XD

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Ah-ha! I knew it was a good idea to put 'em together, just in case friendos missed some! :D

They occasionally fight, like all siblings XD

''Mindless'' is awesome! I like those type of concepts as of late. These make a great compilation, very cool work.

And I feel you on the motivation to keep Steeming. That's why my activities on here are inconsistent. I tend to drop out and come back, not really sure what to make of it.

Always great to have you on the platform though, the genuine feedback, the positive vibes and great art. Inspiration keeps jumping and flowing from place to place, so sometimes you just gotta roll with it :)

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Thanks, @benja ! It's a bit of a meta commentary on social media generation, I guess haha~

Yeah, I feel you~ I was consistent for about a year, posting daily, then I started to flag, and these days I dont even feel like signing on anymore :3 I guess maybe it's just how some of us are? We have our 'phases' so to speak?

And hahahah, thanks so much for the kind words <3 You are really wonderful and I am super happy that I've run into you on Steemit :) Love your creativity, both musically and artistically, and you're also super nice * ___ *

And yep, just gotta roll with things, dont we! :D

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Yes it is, yet still necessary and interesting nonetheless. It's the ''downloading opinion'' that made it stand out regardless. Haven't seen that before, that's what makes it even better.

I guess maybe it's just how some of us are? We have our 'phases' so to speak?

Couldn't agree more, at some point some things start to feel like an ''obligation''. It really isn't, but you become a part of the algorithm and it all feels forced and unnatural.

Thanks and you're welcome, glad that I got to meet you here aswell for sure :D

All lovely :) I remember most of them.

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Thanks Manol :D !!! Im glad you remembered some of them :)

Nice work with the 8 Inktober drawings that you did manage to do! I know it probably sucked to not get all 31 days but at least you’ve attempted. lol

And sad to hear you’re feeling faded from the platform. When I came in, I think you was here over a half a year already while I was trying to get my feet (or paws) wet but was less active at the time trying to balance posting on all my other sites. I think you was even helping me here in my initial days along with others like @scrawly and @trincowski to name a few. X3 Looking at the comments here, I can understand how you feel about your active ness here.

Like it’s true the rewards aspect can sometimes make it questionable on some genuineness of some folks. So I can see how it can be a little deflating a little. Though at least IMO, I can see the benefits of that outweighs the good. Like a benefit being able to support others especially our friends’ works and help them out. I can really see this platform being something great for many types of content creators from fellow artists to musicians, video makers, photographers, bloggers, etc. I even tried and got some of my friends to check out this place recently. X3 So I guess what motivates me here is not only the support of y’all here and meeting y’all, and of course no lie here reaching goals on rewards after putting in a lot of work to earn it, but even more so knowing and part of a platform and helping grow for many future creators to turn to and benefit greatly from for us support each other and laying the foundation and supporting Steem!

So yeah, I totally understand your feelings here. But hopefully you’ll still be around, and who knows, maybe you’ll rekindle your spirit here especially if you see my perspective as a motivator. :3

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thanks :D maybe next year i will return to form and beat inktober again XD

yeah, i remember those days :D i think scrawly was the first curator that noticed you and got you your curie upvote :D

i just feel like i've done enough for the platform and i've overextended and it has gotten past the line where things are enjoyable, that's all~

at the moment, i'm finding a lot more enjoyment elsewhere, unfortunately!

but i'll check in from time to time........................ maybe XD

hope you will continue to create and remained motivated, bleux ! \o/

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Yeah, time sure flew by since then. lol

And yeah, it's understandable. X3 I'll try to keep up the fort here and encourage more folks here. And hope you'll still poke your spidey head up around here at times still. 🕷️

Missed seeing your post...

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awww, lailai <3 that's so sweet of you to say <3 !!!

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Not at all, I mean it!

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Me encanta el hecho de que usas un personaje principal para realiza la mayoría tus inktorber, es muy brillante. Los niños, son realmente encantadores y siento que mueven algo especial en mi corazón.. Bravo! bravo! :-3

So many amazing ink works @veryspider! Can't believe to read that you have fallen out of love of steemit :O I can understand but you're so important to the art community it feels it's over now. :(

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Awww, Sander <3 You're one of the few friends that I made on here that made the platform really wonderful for a long time !

It's just different now, and I'm not even talking about Steem prices as I've trucked through the periods in which Steem was in the 12 cents. But I noticed that a lot of people are very content to take and take and take and take and take.

I've supported so many people, with constant comments, upvotes, curations, etc. I've given away steems. I've ran contests. I build communities. But at the end of the day, I felt taken for granted. Again, I'm not talking about earnings. Just felt as if there's a huge void of genuine authors who are here to foster communities, connections, real talent, and the long term, actual success for the entire platform. The bulk of steem authors feel to me, lately, as if they are just here to get upvotes, and that's it. They are not interested in anything else.

As soon as I realised that I feel this way about others, I realised that it was time to step back. I dont particularly enjoy being jaded about others and so, I've reached the end of the road.

Maybe, it is temporary. I'll try to check back in every now and then, but yeah, I've fallen out of love with the platform.

I do hope that it will somehow prove me wrong and that it will be a thriving place in the future. To that end, I wish you and everyone else who still believe in it .... THE VERY BEST OF LUCK :D !

PS. Wishing you and your wonderful lady a safe and healthy twin babies delivery in the near future <3 <3 <3 And also for your arting career to take off to great heights! :D

8 pics is still better than nothing in my book! Your arts are still amazing either way❤️❤️❤️

And huu it's okay spidey you shouldn't force yourself to be active!(coughs at self who has trouble staying active anywhere) I'll miss your posts but good thing I can support you pretty spidey arts in other platforms~

Just post when and where you feel like!

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heheheh, thilah is so kind * ___ *

and yeah, i think for now, other platforms are funner for me :> maybe will create a post here again at sometime in the future, but boy, the FUN factor can't compete..... right now :3

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :>(

You're missed already. Hope you're doing well on the sidelines

Big hug from Portugal

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i'm doing really well :D thank you so much for dropping by <33333333333

love your blog, vincent <3333333

I miss you, Lise. Hope you're okay.

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awww i miss you too jaundre <3 im doing extremely well, thank you for worrying <33333333