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Monument :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 0 Kindling :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 1 Solar Rain :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 2 0 Amidst the Leaves and Sunlight :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 2 0 Secret Place :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 0 Autumn Leaves in a Puddle :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 3 0 Dusty Rose :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 2 0 Lense Tilt Experiment, Country :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 0 Wet Blue Flowers :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 4 3 Sit Here :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 0 Sanctuarium :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 0 0 Blood Orange :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 0 0 Molten Gold :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 0 0 Wet Clover :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 1 3 And The Clouds Were All Alight :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 12 3 Porthole to the Sea of Green :iconcinderdragon:CinderDragon 2 0


Fire Dragon :iconspirit-warri0r:spirit-warri0r 435 48 Enforcer :iconomen2501:OmeN2501 9,643 596 Winter Wallpaper III :iconsvenmueller:SvenMueller 2,872 271 Explorer :iconmoawallin:MoaWallin 270 95 Vertigo :iconal-baum:Al-Baum 7,262 634 Tog :iconal-baum:Al-Baum 281 40 The Drop :iconadamburn:AdamBurn 1,935 230 The Connection :iconnovawuff:Novawuff 1,728 125 Fly. :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 49 22 Tree House Wallpaper :iconeclipsy:eclipsy 606 163 random stuff :icontonyholmsten:Tonyholmsten 4,511 138 After the Rain :icontysontan:TysonTan 11,606 643 Welcome to the Jungle :iconsyntik:Syntik 777 173 Light of the Emperor :iconkingmong:kingmong 2,282 268 In the emperors light :iconsttheo:StTheo 2,860 644 Symmetry :iconaf--photography:AF--Photography 232 63


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Crystal Ann :iconwerol:werol 5,136 528 DRACONIS INFERNVS II :icondeligaris:Deligaris 4,109 889 Tiger in Water 3 :iconart-photo:Art-Photo 424 58 Tiger Lullaby :iconpixely:pixely 893 109 Samurai Spirit 5 - Slasher :iconartgerm:Artgerm 17,922 1,807 Cold City :iconmortalitas:mortalitas 1,443 307 Focused :iconarcipello:arcipello 1,496 341 Shen Ku - The Dark Samurai :iconarcipello:arcipello 4,320 616



Right turn★wrong universe
United States
Lately, I've begun to think about this account and the art I have submitted to it. It's been a long time since I've uploaded anything and I've never been active in the community. Some people might be content to let their account collect dust rather than lay it to rest properly. I am not one of those people. It just feels wrong to have created this little page for myself and then to abandon it without saying anything.

I'm not quite sure of what I expected to get out of joining Deviant Art over seven years ago. I think I just wanted someone beyond my immediate family to see my art and acknowledge it in some way. I do recall the handful of times I logged in to see a comment or favorite and the warm fuzzy feeling that followed.

It's hard to say when but, at some point, I became more interested in making art to post here than as art for the sake of art. The simple childish joy of photographing desert flowers in Joshua Tree Park shifted to a need for attention, for acknowledgement. I became more concerned with what people on the internet would think of my work rather than what I though of it.

I can't remember the last time I worked on something for my own enjoyment without planning on presenting it to the world, titling it, coming up with a unique artist statement. The last time I even went on a shoot was almost two years ago.  I can't help but worry that I've lost any desire or patience to make art. Strange, considering that I originally intended to go to college to study art.

I won't delete my account, simply because of the handful of favorites I have received. Who knows? Maybe one day that person will scroll through their favorites and see that one has been removed. They probably won't even be able to remember it but they will definitely wonder what it was. I wish for them to avoid that little moment of sadness. The same goes for any work with a comment on it. Deleting it would seem an insult to the commenter somehow. I will simply delete anything that I was never really proud of and things I submitted just so they could be seen.

Maybe someday I will pick up my camera again or mess around in photoshop a bit. I've been struck with creative urges before, after all. But, if that happens, I think I'll keep the result for myself. My art needs to be for myself, first and foremost.


- CD


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l337a Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Neat stuff you have here. Good work. :)
CinderDragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Thanks! I like those Hexa world things you do.
l337a Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
I'm glad you like them! :)
LINCARD1000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You have some beautiful photography here... really lovely.
CinderDragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Thank you. I'd compliment you on your book if I had actually gotten around to reading it. In all likely-hood, it will happen sometime over winter break.
LINCARD1000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:-) I don't have expectations that people will read the stuff I've written. If they do and enjoy it - bonus. If not, well so be it.
AF--Photography Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for the :+devwatch: :)
Artelfic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
thx for the fav :damphyr:
gigighost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Looks like you're loved by alot of people. You shouldn't be so dissapointed. In fact, you should read some of these comments :P
scott5353 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Thank you for faving Last To Leave.
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