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Congratulations to :icondeathgoddess231: who won the giveaway.
For those that didn't win; keep following my journals.
There are more giveaways and features coming in the near future :la:

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Like some of my old watchers know, I have a premium membership giveaway for watchers at the end of every year.

In most of the previous giveaways, I always asked my followers for a good reason why they'd want a premium membership. I used to read all of the messages, and picked the one that touched me most.
However, with the current amount of watchers and messages I get on a daily basis, I realize this will be hard to keep track of. Let alone picking just a one from that huge group of people. Because I'm sure there are many of you that have interesting story's, and all of you have your reasons to want such a membership.

That's why, this year, I'm going to do it in a different way.
If you want to join, read along! 


:bulletred: What will I give away?

One 12-month premium membership.
You'll be a premium member for the entire next year!


:bulletred: How do I join?

You need to do the following in order to join the giveaway.
:bulletblack: Watch me. This giveaway is for my followers only.
:bulletblack: Leave a comment under this journal, and tell me in which way my art/journals have inspired you over the past year.


:bulletred: Until when can I enter

You can enter until December 24 2013


:bulletred: How will the winner be chosen

Like with the 10.000 watchers giveaway, the winner will be chosen from the comments at random. 
He/she has to be a watcher, though. And has to had left a reasonable comment (No spamming -- I had that a lot at the previous giveaway)


:bulletred: Q & A?

:bulletblack: Does it  matter how long I've watched you?
:bulletwhite: Not at all. Every watcher is equal.

:bulletblack: Can I give my membership to someone else?
:bulletwhite: Nope. The person that comments get the membership. If you want one of your friends to win it, tell them about this giveaway.

:bulletblack: Can I comment multiple times?
:bulletwhite: Yes. You're free to comment multiple times, but it will not increase your chance on winning.
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:iconrubyrox456:
Rubyrox456 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Photographer
Oh we'll better luck next time *sigh*
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AlbannachMara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well crap lol... seems a tad late huh? oh well next year if i havent already bought one ;D Semper Fi 
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boxingglovehands Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the winner is ultra lucky...............ohh well better luck next year!
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kurisuti-san Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who won? and who here loves Llamas?
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Merry Christmas my =DamaiMikaz  =)

 

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AwkwardFallingMotion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats!
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impopulargirl9 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww.. Anyways, congratz and merry christmas and a happy new year c:
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toogoodartist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Congratulations to the winner ! :D
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loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yayy grats :3
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Undead-Rainbow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
~Congratulations to the winner ! :3
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digglesthedog Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the worthy winner! :)
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PrinceCaeruu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
congrats to the winner! partay - NaNoEmo - day 3 partay - NaNoEmo - day 3 
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Subject7081 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So here I am, with a new account but I already watched you for quite a time.
Uhm, yeah, premium would be nice :D

If you want to know why I got a new acc: Because I had no laptop[tablet was useless] for a few months, after that my style realy changed, my ideas changed and I wanted a fresh start because I wanted to drop my old stories and bring up my new ones. These few months changed me entirely and so I consider myself to be "new" and yeah, I got a new accound :D
Baigox is my old one if you want to know but I will delete it completely soon if nobody will note me and ask for my new account.
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UlfaShirayukiHime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
even though I am still new in watching you, your art already took my heart away when I saw your art I'll bring you home, that also becomes a reason why I watch you, through your arts, I find something different yet beautiful, I see there's a sorrow but it's powerful, and that's the reason why I love your arts especially your BW art, even though it seems cold and sorrow but it's warm, pretty, and powerful, here have a heart ":heart:"
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xxarrowstarxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art has inspired me to pay attention to detail more cuz your art is so amazing at epicly detailed.  i hav now started spending more time on detailing and my artwork has changed tremendously tyz c:
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Centuriantale Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
That you should just draw what you want to and that just fits in with me and not to care what anybody says that is how you have inspired me.
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:iconkurisuti-san:
kurisuti-san Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Wuvs!! Lamas!! ^-^
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floralies Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how there's one thing that pops out in your art and I really like the b&w look with a single touch of color, your art style is v unique!
thanks for this
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genacline1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Well, hmm, interesting question. Edward elric icon I'm sorry, he was just so pretty in that picture....
I'd like to say it's inspired me to become a professional artist....buuuuut I'm a really lazy person Sweating a little... . Instead, I guess I'd have to say I like the emotion you portray, not so much as how it reflects back to me (I'm pretty good at understanding and dealing with my own emotions). More of how it sometimes portrays the bleakness that I have seen many people feel, and how they've had trouble handling it.
So....I guess you could say it's helped with my empathy, reminding me that others face hardships all the time and to be an overall pleasant person; might as well give them kindness to combat the problems they face.  :iconpositivityplz: 


PS Happy Holidays, and good luck with the giveaway! Hazuki Nagisa (Dance) [V1]  I really am a sucker for these pretty emotes everywhere.... and I swear Free! is everywhere.Haruka Nanase (Sexy Strip...) [V1] 
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Rainechod Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... your art is good. I haven't had time to watch it all, but it is really good. Even if I haven't read or seen all of your artworks, I like how most of your artworks have a story. I'll have some time and read it all, I promise. I really like how even if you draw humans in a "supernatural" form, you keep the details of an original one. I surely taken a few tips from that. :)
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Cogitat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
It isn't often that I watch people, but firmly believe all artists should look to each other to learn no matter the skill level. There is something new in every piece that is created.
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SoulSapling Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I remember the first pieces of art I saw from you.
it was this one:
and this one:
However, it is not the art which made you change the way I see DA. It was one very specific journal entry.
You posted a Journal entry asking to know about your watchers. You said "Quiet watchers are boring watchers" or something along those lines - I can't find the journal... sorry.
That really changed something in me :D seeing an artist who really wanted to know ALL her watchers. No matter how many. This very journal is another example of it.
You have taught me one thing through your journals. How important it is to be alive, active and kicking among your watchers.
In fact, I was even inspired to make my own Journal :D :
However.... I received no feedback. But that's ok. Just shows me I need to keep working harder. I have only been on for 1 year after all.
The biggest thing you could give me is to reply to this comment with your opinion. Haha, even bigger than the Membership. If you don't, I'll understand. With 18,000 watchers it would be difficult make everyone one of them feel noticed.

Thank you Damaris
Soul. 
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minecraft1113 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I just say I recently found you and because you said to tell you what of you art has inspired us over the year... I just wanted to say all of your art has given me tips, but
 whats helped me the most is some of the situations sometimes your art looks really sad and beautiful. I have been depressed lately to the point were i can't even get up in the morning and your art has made me fell better. I don't care if I don't win I just want to say thanks.
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PigmentThought Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your are reminds me of things that do happpen tey are all too subtle so when i see your art it makes me think of the subtle and not the big things
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Kate8998 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've entered days ago if you remember :heart:

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Dreamhunter03 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Every time I see your art when it pops up in my message I just have to look at it for a little while and appreciate it. I look at it and my imagination kind of runs away with me as I allow myself to just imagine small storylines to go with each of your pictures. Whenever I see some of your art it inspires me to be more creative, to create characters when I write that are different yet still relatable. Your art is beautiful and if I could draw (which I cant :') ) I'd find myself inspired by your art to do better and push myself to my limits in order to make something better. Not only that but the fact that you don't worry to much about how many watchers you have or how many favourites or comments you get on somethig you upload. It sort of makes me feel bad for wanting more watchers/comments instead of concerning myself about how I can make my submissions better. 

I hope you continue to create such wonderful art so that it gives me a chance to push my imagination further. Thank you. 
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Pikachuchu1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking at your art for quite sometime before I watched you. I find your art very fantastic. I adore the shading which I practice a lot more because of you, the quality itself is quite intreging and I try more and more everyday to make quality much better. It seems like you practice everyday which I respect. It makes me want to be as good as you are. There are very few words i can explain your inspiration on me as you can tell. All I have to say is your art makes me want to try harder at every drawing, story, painting, poem , or even my debate team arguements.
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RyuzakaInoue Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The amazing quality of the shading and your art makes me want to improve my art all of the time. I think to myself, 'Man...Maybe I should try something like that!' And then I'll go try it, look it over, and remake a better version. I've been trying really hard to improve the quality of my art ever since I've first seen yours. Sure, some is still a tad sloppy/I could of done better on it, but it's artists like you that make me want to push myself to get better, to focus on the quality of my art and not the quantity of watchers/favorites/comments I have.
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vampirequeen100 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ur art work has encouraged me to try an draw better everyday... I have been ookig at ur artwork since I joined this site but never really did anything and I gt a spur of the moment decision that I want to try and draw like u. ur drawings have been that helpful to me thank you
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surviorlaura Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I love all of you recent art. I wish I was that good... I really try hard because you inspire me along with others. I'm glad to see your back and posting more journals and deviants[that's what the pieces of art are called, right? If not sorry for getting wrong.].
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ExplodingBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have inspired me in both art and your journals. Especially that You are worth it! journal. I have always been depressed of my art until I saw that!
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loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not just your art that inspires me, Mikaz! It's the feedback and favorites you've done for me. It seriously just brightens my day when I come on to see a message that states DamaiMikaz has favorited one of my works. It only pushes me further to improve not only as an artist, but as an individual. (:

<3
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Exleston Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have found your work surrealistic. asking those mind-bending yet true-to-life questions my brain is seemingly always ingaging in. XD
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Edmondson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Merry christmas!
Your work has inspired me to look into book and game making, all your art really makes me dive into my mind and see what lies beneath! I thank you for that :3
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Tophlee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy holidays!

Your art has inspired me to practice my semi-realism more, even though it's still not as good as toupload it yet ^^ Also, by looking at your pictures I've discovered a few tricks to working with black. Thank you!
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VampireJJ Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cookies. just because i can.
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shadowfeather1sbff Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're art always inspires be to continue getting better with mine
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Roi-Chaton-Noir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art inspired me to try and be more dynamic with my own and also to work harder at my traditional art so that it could look half as awesome as your sketch dumps XD

>w> I don't post my traditional stuff though so no one knows I am practicing xD
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half-rose Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What inspires the most in you is how your journals are written, those journals you make are capable of making people stop, look around, think about themselves and what's around them, think about their actions.
Then your art also inspires, the appearance, but not only the appearance but also how looking at your pictures, I am able to see a hidden message or feeling.
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Delofasht Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well I suppose since you want me to comment I should do so!  Honestly though, in the past several hours that I've gotten to know you I have been inspired. . .   to listen to the universe, be aware of the world, everything is happening for a reason.  It is going on for a purpose, whether it all makes sense or not, the purpose is there. . .   you will learn and grow, for as long as you strive to do so, or so I have "heard".  After years of hiding from the world and dreaming of people looking at my works and being amazed, I finally stepped from the shadows and into the light.  To know you are putting in the work and exposing yourself to the crowds in turn has shown me what is needed to be successful.  In fact, everything in the world is showing me what I need to do to be successful, I just had to open my eyes and see it.  I hope who ever gets the membership is someone who can use it effectively, and push their dreams forward based on it, and know, that they too can be seen for all the greatness that is within them.
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Your art inspires me because.. I just look at it and it makes me think about how to change mine and get better every day.
It's so unique and free and breath-taking..not to mention it means something.

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Smoshu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say your art inspires me highly

It inspires me to be a free spirit in my own art and have a unique being about what I do

Also what I get out of your art is happiness every day for what I do and it shows how much you care for drawing which would enlighten everyone to see what masterpiece you would come up with next <3

And one more thing, I really hope you have a wonderful holiday!
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Metacharis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Anima, I have always been inspired by religious iconography and I really think you captured that in this piece.  The color palate is beautiful and one of my favorites.  It's a style that I have always loved, yet have a hard time capturing.  It's just beautiful.  I am rarely inspired by male figures since I find more beauty in the curves of the female form.  But I like that it's not just a pretty picture, but a story.  And that is always something that I try to capture in my work too.
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StarrySkyKnight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(You don't have to enter my name)

I just wanted to say that your gallery in general and all those journals you take so much time in typing like "Why Artists Suck at Marketing" gave me so much hope in a small career in art! So, thank you!
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TheSapphireWolfFox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have I already entered this? x3
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kadvas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say that your art is awesomeingly awe inspiring , each of which tell their own exquististe story to either how they came to be or their own birth in this world. Sorry if that didn't make sense XD
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Mocha-Bean Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Your art is beautiful and your journals are so inspiring and insightful! My favorite has to be When You Want to Quit Art... There have been times when I wanted to put down my pen and walk away forever but I look at all the inspiring artists and read your journal and I know I have to keep working to improve. So thank you so much <3
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
The question isn't how your work HAS inspired me, it's how it hasn't. EVERYTHING about your work is just amazing - your play on colours (or lack of sometimes) your different "styles" within your unique style, just everything. With most artists, they have somethimg they do repetitively. Headshots, full-body shots, sketches, full colour paintings, etc. Most people just do what they're used to, and every image - in its own unique way - is similar to the last. But your gallery, your art, is different from that. You may feel comfortable with what you do, but I love, personally, how you're not afraid to experiment with things. "Let's try this" "Let's try adding just this colour here" and such. It's what makes you such a great artist, and it's what inspires me with my art. You have such a wide variety of things, that one simply >can't< get bored looking through your gallery. 

It's something I've always wanted as an artist, and here you have it. And you deserve it. You really, really do. So, thank you for being on deviantART -- Thank you for being such an inspiration.
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SpiderZed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Your artworks does looks really awesome in my eyes. That is what I am trying to learning for my future and job to drawing as like that. Even I want to learn how to do on the tablet more likely yours. I thank you for help me to learn a bit more. Also I learn about your artwork after you give me llama which it lend me to watch you.
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deersiss Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I really like your journals because of the 'technical' aspect you usually show. As you are familiar with online marketing, you see art things very uniquely as well. You are not afraid of the practical side of art which is very rare amongst artists who don't even want to learn how to wash their coffee mug properly. This is really valuable and I'm happy to have the opportunity to learn from you.
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