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About Digital Art / Professional Member Dean OyeboMale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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I'm honestly unsure what to make of Deviant Art lately. It's always been an odd place but I feel myself steadily drifting away from it as somewhere I want to display my work. I've been here for 8 years and in all that time I've never felt it's really a fitting place to have people discover you. In fact I would go so far as to say it has become impossible. There is a lot of what could be termed 'noise' here, and instead of seeing any real attempts to filter it out it actually seems to be getting worse. There are a few good days where the front page has some noteworthy and skillful pieces on display. More often though I find myself confronted with nudity skirting dangerously close to the realms of porn, my little pony, comics of popular memes, actual memes and artwork of generally poor quality that is only there because some young person has amassed a legion of followers of a similar age.

I was also utterly dismayed at the comments from the community over the winners of recent contests. No you don't have to agree with the choices; art is subjective, we all know that. But some of the hostility, entitlement and ego flying around was appalling to see. And, frankly, completely uncalled for. Although I didn't feel any of it was aimed directly at me it was quite disheartening to read and really highlighted a lot of immaturity among some of the members here.

Anyway, while I'm not planning to move on just yet, I thought you might like to know that I've recently set myself up over at DrawCrowd, Facebook and created a personal site over at Blogspot. So, if like me, you're finding yourself growing slowly less and less interested in stopping by, I can always be found elsewhere. I've added links to all of these places to the pile at the bottom!

Till next time, then :)

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I am currently available for commision and freelance contract work. Please email me at regarding either. 
More details on commissioning me can also be found here:

I am unable to work for free, I'm sorry.

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SOCIETY6 STORE - ::- Art Prints and Goodies!
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TUMBLR - ::- My blog
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YOUTUBE - ::- A place for my other hobbies
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Dean Oyebo
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom

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Nestasio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Wow ur art is unbelievable!! U know some looks like the amazing artwork found in Guild Wars 2! 
TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Nestasio that's great to hear! The artists that worked on GW2 concept art are a big inspiration to me. I hope I've not took too much from them.
Longlost-cat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Your works seem really good! and after reading your bio I couldn't agree more with it thanks for sticking around long enough for me to discover you. :) good luck with things.
trustysword Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  New member Professional Interface Designer
RPG BARD KICKSTARTER LIVE at…. Thanks for your help with the example cover art which appears in the Kickstarter video and on the page (small), and on our DeviantArt page (large) where we had to route visitors because Kickstarter doesn't let you add images to the FAQ section. Still, got your portfolio information posted in both the Kickstarter FAQ and on the DeviantArt post. Please free free to share at this time. And once again, thanks!
BrisingrChic1220 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the DD, You are pretty fantastic! :D
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