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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 3:37 PM
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As a way of celebrating deviantART's 14th Birthday this year, I have decided to write this short story involving my life as a cartoon artist so far, and how deviantART has inspired me to continue drawing and becoming a proud user of this awesome site as well...

As far back as I can remember, I've been the type of person who's always enjoyed cartoons as I was growing up as a kid. Ever since I learned how to draw back when I was in kindergarten, it was one of my most favorite hobbies that I've enjoyed, and I remember being able to doodle nonstop as long as I had a pencil/pen and some paper. A lot of the things that I liked to draw were practically inspired by my favorite cartoon shows and video games that I still enjoy to this day. I'll admit, my drawings back then weren't really that good at all, and I was just an amateur at such an early age, but I was still able to doodle whenever I got the chance.

As I started growing up, my drawing skills started to improve slightly, and I was also able to create my own original cartoon characters whom I've become quite attached to over the years. Back when I was in 7th Grade, I was able to do a bunch of comic strips staring a Dalmatian character that I named 'Lucky' (presumably after the puppy from the Disney movie "101 Dalmatians"); Many of the gags that I used for my earlier comics were practically based off of strips from the "Garfield" books that I've read over the years, and "Garfield" happens to be one of my favorite cartoons that inspired me to draw as well. And so, Lucky had become one of my favorite characters I've ever created, and I was able to draw him and a few other characters that I was also able to create on my own, which I may be able to share with everyone else in the future.

I continued drawing cartoons even after graduating from high school in 2004, and I was also able to develop certain tastes for the types of cartoon characters that I like to draw. I realized that most of the characters that I've loved most happen to be animals that are anthropomorphic, or human-like in appearance, which is kind of understandable because I've always been incredibly shy around other people in person, and I tend to find myself interested in cartoon animals a lot for some reason as well.

It wasn't until 2009 when I discovered deviantART, which is an art website that can allow me to show off my original artwork for all to see. At first, it was kind of difficult for me get everyone else to notice my cartoon artwork right away, but then I found out that I needed to comment the artwork of all the other artists who were able to post their artwork on a regular basis, which I've been able to make quite a habit of before posting my own artwork. It took a bit of time to get noticed, but sure enough, I was able to get a lot of support and inspiration from the other artists that would allow me to continue drawing my pictures, and I've also began to develop friendships with other fellow artists who are nice enough become friends with the same interests as me.

Shortly after becoming a member of deviantART, I decided to continue creating some new original characters for me to draw. One of my newer original characters happens to be none other than Whitnee Squirrel, a female white squirrel who has become one of my most favorite characters ever since I started drawing her. Part of Whitnee's inspiration actually came from a webcomic series called "Sabrina Online", in which one of the main characters was a female squirrel named Amy, inspiring me to create my own female squirrel character who was sexy. I was then able to develop a unique personality for my character to have, in which she loves video games and anything related to Japan, and she also has a fond interest in ninjas as well. I've loved Whitnee so much over the years that I was also able to create one of my own "T.U.F.F. Puppy" fan characters who would be loosely based off her while being a completely different character altogether. In a way, Whitnee has become a character that I wanted everyone to love, and she has managed to gain quite a few fans over the years as well.

Even though I've had a lot of good times here on deviantART, I've also had a couple of bad times as well. For instance, sometime ago back in 2010, I ended up being confronted by someone who hated me for no reason, and he managed to hack into my dA account and deactivate it. I was so distraught by what had happened that I had no other choice but to create a new account, which I've had for quite a while now and I still use to this day.

Of course, I probably wouldn't have gotten this far without any support from my friends, who have always been here for me, and they've always been able to give me the inspiration needed to continue drawing cartoons while feeling like a true pro (even if I still need a little practice). Even if I'm not actually able to meet them in person, I still feel that they do care a lot about me by being so understanding and thoughtful whenever they're able to share something with me, and I try my best to do the same despite my stubbornness and shyness. Because of how grateful I have to have such awesome friends, I'd like to take the opportunity to give a friendly shout-out to some of the following users whom I consider as true friends to me on here:

:iconwolf492: :icongeminijc: :iconkbafourthtime: :icontiny-toons-fan: :iconmintymousyxfce: :iconwolfn85: :iconkidokoala: :iconlatinnewyorker: :iconsmutsblod: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :iconmagic-kristina-kw: :icongermanname: :iconchipmunkraccoon2: :iconbrandonthebunny: :iconherroroo: :icontuffagentshepherd: :iconshinragod: :iconivan-elterrible: :iconhai-kulture: :iconsuiish: :iconacpawz: :iconprettyfoxxylady: :iconalukasherzblut: :iconcyberboy7000: :iconstockings300: :iconprincesstales: :iconicartoonfantic: :iconcreative-dreamr: :iconksapphire8989: :iconxxneonpurplexx: :iconalexandersie: :iconeelball:

Thank you all for being my friends here on deviantART, and I really do appreciate your friendship and support as always. :thanks:

:icondeviantartplz: Happy 14th Birthday, deviantART! :icondeviantartplz:

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda

CURIOUS QUESTION TIME - Does it sometimes matter which of my OCs should I feature in every picture I draw? 

14 deviants said No... (Please comment.)
6 deviants said Yes! (Please comment.)


Casey Decker
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
United States
I am a misunderstood guy enjoys cartoons and video games all the time. I'm also incredibly shy in real life.

Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: 80's Pop
Favourite style of art: Furry
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character(s): Bugs Bunny, Garfield

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cesaralexis Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Hey thanks for comment my little squirrel U think I should draw more of her?
WolfIBane Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Fav La love 
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome, and please feel free to check out my gallery as well. :D
WolfN85 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Writer
Rita Cheetah by WolfN85
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I just checked it out recently, and it was very nice as well. :D
WolfN85 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
I'm so glad you like it!
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
No problemo, man. :D
BrandonTheBunny Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
sorry for bothering you, but how is the commission going?
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't actually started on it yet, but I should get to work on it soon enough. :)
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