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BtEC: Chapter 8 Page 26 by IchikoWindGryphon
BtEC: Chapter 8 Page 26
Ok, so.

Work sucks.  Life sucks.  Everything sucks. 

Can't keep my promise of posting on a regular schedule so I'm posting them whenever the HELL I am physically able to.

Please enjoy the random updates.

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A Valiant Valentine's Attempt by IchikoWindGryphon
A Valiant Valentine's Attempt
Jasmine still thinks this is adorably sweet in every way, even if Logan smashed all the flowers and completely botched drawing that heart in the snow . . .

And if any of you were wondering, yes, Logan is freezing his TAIL off.  Even though he's not a true cold-blood like most reptiles, his basilisk form isn't too great on handling snowy weather XD
Wishing everyone a belated happy holidays!  Happy New Year, merry Christmas, and whatever you're celebrating this winter, I wish you the best!

You guys have been supportive of me and my work from day one and no amount of words can adequately express my gratitude.  Whenever I need a reminder I can just look back at my thousands of comments and see the love and appreciation you have.  And that's something I can never get enough of.  Your love makes all of this worthwhile, and honestly it's the only reward I need for my art.

And lately I've had my fair share of struggles.  Although I have found myself a fantastic new job working with some fantastic people, this new job requires a lot more hours.  It's not unusual for me to be working 45-55 hours a week, and that leaves me very exhausted with little motivation to draw.  So my art gets shifted to the weekends, where again I have a heck of a time finding the willpower to pick up my pen and get working.  I just . . . constantly feel exhausted and I feel like I'm letting you guys down.

I have so many ideas and so many things I want to draw and do, but no energy to do any of it.  And a lot of it, I think, has to do with the fact that I may be struggling with some serious depression/anxiety issues.  There are many days where the tiniest of mess-ups can send me into a horrible spiral of depression where I am nearly bursting into tears.  There are days where a smile takes all of my energy and even the thought of picking up my pen makes me exhausted.  There are days where I just don't want to live and wonder why I should even bother living.  I have NEVER acted on any of these thoughts, but these horribly intrusive and depressing thoughts keep cycling through my head to the point where even I in all my stupid stubbornness realize maybe these aren't normal thoughts to have.  It's gotten to the point where I've seriously thought about going to the doctor and discussing it.

I'm not trying to make excuses.  I guess I think that ranting about my personal life to strangers on the internet might make me feel better.  I don't know, but at the very least I feel like you guys deserve to know what's going on. 

But whatever happens, know that I appreciate every single comment, ave, and watch from all of you, and I wish you guys the very very best!


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kingozzo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

I know you probably don't know who I am, But you've been a huge inspiration to me. about 3-4 years ago, when I had just heard about deviantart, I absolutely adored your tf's and comics. (Especially the one with logan who becomes the basilisk) And your probably one of the main reasons I've created my deviantart account! I just want to thank you for all of the awesome stuff you've helped bring to my life!

-Kingozzo ( Formerly known as TheAmatureAnimator)
IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow thank you so much for your kind words! It absolutely delights me to hear how my art has inspired people and I feel so honored! Thank you!
kingozzo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very very welcome! :D
Zayata Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Ichi!
JustinandDennnis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day!
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HABBY BIRFDAAAYY!!! :ihavecaek: happy DA B-day :3 :ihavecaek: 
GoombaPrince Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!~
Metamorpher Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful one. Filled with lots of Birthday cake  icon 
notacukoofangirl121 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
happy birthday!
Lucern7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I hope you have a pleasant birthmas
battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
*in best Crazy Ivan voice* HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Happeeeeeh Birthday :iconcakeplz: !
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Happy Birthday :)
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Happy birthday Ichiko! Hope it's a good one.
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Happy birthday.
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Happy birthday
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