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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:

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  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda

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CaseyDecker
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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50 :points: - Colored Picture Without Shading
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100 :points: - Colored Picture With Shading & Choice Of Background Style (Patterned, Textured, or Transparent Clear)

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TheDogwhitaTail Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
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SuperMafia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Yo, Casey, how is my share of our trade going?
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
I still haven't been able to start drawing your picture yet, mainly because I don't have enough motivation at the moment, and I'm also spending the weekend at my sister's house watching her dogs while she and her boyfriend are gone.
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SuperMafia Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Oh, okay. I still had to ask because I was curious. Also, when the time does come, could you make Angel's orange shorts be skin tight, like spandex?
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TUFFAgentShepherd Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Hey, Casey!

You said you wanted to draw Kitty and the rest of Team Katswell, right? Well, could ya wait until next year, 'cause I made an update to their outfits, as well as added a new member, John Shepherd.
Also, could you upload solo pics of each character like you did with Team Shinobi, please? ;)
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Sure, I suppose I can do that for you, since I am usually willing participate in a collaboration whenever I get the chance, and I also hope to get enough motivation to draw pictures of the Team Katswell members in their new uniforms as well. :)
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TUFFAgentShepherd Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Okey-dokey, then. ^^
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urbanmusiq Featured By Owner 3 days ago
nice gallery :)
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for saying so, man. :D
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cesaralexis Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hey thanks for comment my little stripper girls so you like em? whay U think man?
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