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I vaguely remember feeling scared about how old I was getting when I was about 23.  At that time, I was close to graduating as a graphic design major and had admitted my failure after trying very hard to convince myself that I liked it.  I was at a loss of what to do next, a state of mind I did not and still do not deal well with.  I was entirely frustrated, and felt unprepared to join the ranks of other "grown-ups" who are in the ripe age of 20s.

Seven years later, I can only look back in amazement at how everything ended up working out for the most part.  I had so much fear and so much desire.  I carried a chip on my shoulder so large that at times I got buried in my own insecurity.  Yet the world gave me a spot, and my loved ones continuously put up with me in my worst moments.  I received more help than I ever imagined even when I hesitated to reach out.  Having finally learned that it's ok to be as flawed as I am as a person, I somehow became comfortable enough with who I am - unimaginable to my awkward teenage self, no doubt.

I did not manage to grow into a super mature and responsible adult in the past ten years, as I thought I would when I started the decade.  That's totally fine though... I now realize that not having to fully "grow up" is a luxury, one that I cherish.

It's been a very, very lucky decade for me, and I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for me and people in my life.

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WasahbiArt Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing :jawdrop: :stare:
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fenrysk-art Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Got my d3RoS CE today and saw your name in the index in the artbook. grats on the game launch! 
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Nightblue-art Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D hope you enjoy the game!
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:iconhonkytonk38:
Hi Nightblue! I am a very random fan of yours from the Starbound community forum posts. I don't have a profile there so I've just lurked but I wanted to tell you that I am absolutely in love with your work, particularly the pre-post 47 style that you used. I was on holiday at the time, and I made all your varied Starbound characater drawings my iPad background, switching each day. It was a great reminder of the creature comforts I enjoyed back home. 

Anyway, I don't know if you do this kind of thing but I'm in need of a quick sketch, hopefully in the style that you drew those drawings. I am starting up a video game music freelance webpage and my studio needs an icon. Would you be up for this sort of thing? I don't know how much artists are paid for this type of thing but if you're interested we could discuss it. As mentioned, I am a composer, and we could instead do a type of artists trade - I'd write you a piece of music in exchange. I've done this for friends in the past, using a technique that makes their name into musical code and provides the melody of the piece. Anyway let me know if you're interested either way, and if not, I hope you know how much I love your work. You can check out pieces I've written at www.soundcloud.com/honkytonk38 . Keep up the great work! Also according to other posts apparently it's your birthday, so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

Cheers!
Brian
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Nightblue-art Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!  Thank you very much for the kind message :)  Much appreciated!
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:icontheoctopusman:
Happy birthday, hope its awesome!
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fantasylover100 Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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Happy Birthday
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:iconcid-alderlaine:
Happy Celebrations for another Years Survival, Buddy.
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DarkDragon247 Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Hope you enjoyed it! :dance:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :dance:
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:iconluciferusss:
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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