RockstarVanity, TsaoShin and JunkbyJen to the Community Volunteer team!
RockstarVanity (General Photography)
TsaoShin (Fan Art)
JunkbyJen (Digital Art)
Take a minute to go say hello!!
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
My name Ry/Ry-Spirit. I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia when I was 8. It was tough moving to a whole new country in a new school not knowing anyone or a single word of English. It wasn't like I didn't want to make friends but I just didn't know how to start. But something helped with that.... art! It helped me break my shyness as well as giving me the confidence to keep pushing forward. I remember this one time, I had to leave in the middle of class to do something, the next day my friend who was in the class said the teacher (Mr Newton) told the whole class after I left, he said 'Ry, remember that name, he will be a famous artist one day.' That comment really stuck with me and motivated me to become a better artist.
Throughout the years of high school, whenever I get the chance I would just draw, draw and draw. Its great getting positive feedback about my art from my friends and family. I also developed a habit of drawing in people's notebooks without them knowing, its great seeing their reaction when they see it.
Seeing people's smile makes me happy. After high school I really had no idea what I wanted to do, I'm afraid I didn't get enough marks to become a lawyer or doctor (I would be horrible at it anyway). So I studied Graphic Design. It was during then that my girlfriend at the time suggested that I start putting my art online for the world to see. She introduced me to the amazing world of... Deviantart! Ry-Spirit was born that day.
Eventually I moved further away from Graphic Design and focused more on illustration, people seemed to like that. - and so did I! Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and support over the years. I hope I have made you smile with my art, my Rydiculous punny journal entries and my one million polls. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Deviantart. I will continue to be try my best to entertain you! Ry-Spirit cares
DeviantArt and Ry-Spirit go hand in hand. From his fun-filled artwork to his quirky polls, Ry-Spirit has spent the last eight years becoming a shining light within the community. Having served as a volunteer for the fan art gallery, he’s dedicated his time to making DeviantArt a better place for those around him. His participation in the yearly Valentines Day event and his clever April Fools’ jokes bring a smile to the faces of everyone who encounters them! The DeviantArt community is lucky to have a true deviant like Ry-Spirit. It is with great excitement that we name Ry-Spirit the recipient of the Deviousness Award for November 2015.
Ry-Spirit has always been one of this deviants who's stepped up to the plate to be a shining example of this wonderful community. Not only is Ry's art inspiring but it's just so adorable in the most professional way! I've been a fan of Ry's for a long time and I'm so glad to see a deserving deviant receiving this recognition!
Ry-Spirit Creates bubbly, colourful art work that springs out and greets us with quirky humorous scenes, his art is easily recognisable and appeals to all ages!, I'm glad he has been awarded a deviousness award as I am in no doubt that he has lifted the spirits of many individuals, he definitely deserves it!. Congratulations Ry!
Ry is one of those artists you instantly fall in love with. His art is vibrant, fun, and the themes are often light-hearted and funny. While his gallery is a pleasure to look at, Ry is also one of the most down to Earth artists on DeviantArt. He takes time to engage his followers, celebrates fandoms with themed drawing months, and participates in fun community run events. Every time I see a new Ry drawing pop up in my feed, I get a smile on my face. Heâ€™s definitely a big part of the DeviantArt community spirit!
We may be strangers with each other, but our love for the arts bind us together and I know very well that Ry-Spirit has been (and will always be) inspiring lots of growing artists in continuing what they truly love. His artworks are full of life and are vibrant which will make sure to put a smile on our faces. Ry, thank you for adding colors to our lives. Thank you for sharing your artworks. Thank you being fun and most especially, thank you for being you. You are truly an outstanding deviant and congratulations on this new milestone in your life. Long live!
Ry-Spirit is like DeviantArt's very own Pokemon Gym Leader, whose Badges testify to his hugely-committed engagement with his fans, the community and NPCs far and wide. It is especially difficult to overlook Ry's presence on-site with his distinct art style which even the smallest thumbnail could not mask. Granted, things would get ambiguous below the 30px mark, but this doesn't mean Megachu is any less mega. Indeed, Ry's less tangible attributes shouldn't go amiss too; namely, the joy, positivity, hilarity (and outright absurdity) which regularly ooze beyond the pixels. To Ry, I say: way to go pal!
Well what have we here? what can be said about Ry-Spirit that hasn't already been said? Actually I don't actually quite know since I've not read what everybody else has already written down, hah. BUT, if you are familiar with Ry's work and his presence here on DeviantArt, then you should already know of what he brings to the table. Fun pieces with broad appeal. Whether fan-art or general randomness, done in his signature loose but precise paintery style. To top it off, he's constantly creating. One of the many signs that he loves what he's doing (and you can see it) Congrats on the award, Ry, it was no doubt inevitable!
I have frequently seen Ry-Spirit's works on DA while browsing and it was always a pleasure to find see his works while browsing. And he does have an active fan base and watchers. So after watching him, it was great to see him involving his watchers in discussions or even fun polls! If you are ever in need of some uplifting or cheerful moments and browsing for artworks artworks or simply a fan of particular fandom, you are very like to see them in Ry-Spirit's gallery. It will make you smile, laugh, and even giggle at the adorableness, as well as continue looking in amazement in his ability to portray such an extensive array of characters in different ways. He is also a very community oriented user in the fact that he is very active in participating and interacting with his watchers through the various journals he creates as well as the impressive number of interesting and often amusing polls. As a former Community Volunteer on DeviantArt, he also promoted amazing works and artists through Daily Deviations! His inexhaustible ability to create such lovely, hilarious and amazing works and being such an active deviant who interacts with the community and his fans or any who stumble on his works is extraordinarily inspirational! Congratulations!
Ry is simply amazeballs, not only a talented artist but also a funny and creative guy, I love how he always do things differently, in a fun, colorful, light hearted way, doesn't take things too seriously and in that sense, he really is a fun definition of what it means to be a deviant. I declare myself a Ryceball!
Are you ready? Start at the gate with the Maid:
“It is such a big honour for me to be part of DeviantArt and now being this month’s Deviousness award winner. I am Hellobaby, a self-taught artist, who loves drawing. My main tools are pencil & colour pencils and while I didn’t go to art school, drawing is my passion. It’s hard to believe that I joined DeviantArt 10 years ago! When I first joined, I was so confused and didn’t know how to use DeviantArt, so after I created the account, I left it. About 5 months later, I came back and started to share my work. My first work was not even a drawing, it was a photo . Then, I enjoyed finding new, amazing artists and was awed by them. I started to log into DA more often and eventually, every day! I must say that DeviantArt has helped me to develop my style. I used to draw and learn by myself, my style was very static.
I never knew there is another art world out there. Back then, I didn’t even know what photoshop was (I thought it was some kind of traditional tool — isn’t it silly ?). When I found DeviantArt, a new world was opened up for me and I had chance to see artists around the world work. The way they mixed colours, their styles, everything — something I had only dreamed of. I started to learn how to play with new colours, met more amazing artists, learned how they did things like anatomy, made friends around the world and all of that has influenced my style today. Though I still need to learn a lot and try to every day. Drawing was just a hobby from me and now it’s like part of my life. Thanks a lot to DeviantArt and everyone who supported me from my very first step until now. You are always part of my heart.”
Hellobaby is an integral part of our community at DeviantArt. A site member for 10 years, her unique style of traditional anime drawings have made her artwork instantly recognizable. In addition to her beautiful artwork, she has encouraged the growth and development of her fellow artists by hosting challenges, creating art features, and providing her own line art for other deviants to practice coloring. On top of this, she has dedicated a section of her profile to featuring deviants who may need help.
Hellobaby has been a staple to the DeviantArt community for many years! With her kindness and talent, it’s no wonder, that she is well loved within the community. Her whimsical work is so detailed and incredibly inspiring, but so is her heart. She is always trying to help people out in every way she can, as well as promoting them so others can help as well. She has one of the biggest hearts on DeviantArt and I am so happy she is being recognized for all of the love and inspiration she continues to spread!”
I can’t think of someone more deserving of the deviousness award as Hellobaby. She has always contributed greatly to the community, by making people smile with her art and charisma. She’s always supportive of people who are in need and always makes space to have an extra spot on her journals. She is the sweetest and most terrifying person you’ll ever meet and that is amazing because in her art you can see her really strong side and her loving side as well. It makes me really happy to call her a friend and I am sure she will continue to make DeviantArt shine like she has always had. To my sweet and extraordinarily creepy friend: You rock and keep being amazing like always!”
Hellobaby is one of the deviants I immediately think of when someone asks who are some of my favorite artists. She is very skillful with traditional art and exercises her genius well in the field. Although I adore her work, I admire her lovely heart even more. She has been so supportive of the DeviantArt community. She has given back to this community by helping many deviants throughout the years who have struggled with bills by advertising for them. She shares her traditional art skills through interviews that she has been more than happy to do! She was one of the deviants to comment back to me on a regular basis and she was very open to helping me with contests and fundraisers. I cherish her very much and I think she’s a great idol to many deviants including myself. Thanks for everything HB and I am so happy for you!”
Hellobaby artwork shines with high style, delicate lines and tons of detail. As a deviant, Hellobaby shines with kindness and compassion, always willing to feature artists and help spread the word about those in need. If you’re looking for inspiration or just something pretty, her gallery is a must-visit destination!”
Hellobaby is one of those cases in which you totally thought the deviant already had the Deviousness Award. Her art is instantly recognizable and never fails to amaze me, her illustrations are always full of intrincate details and her dedication and passion is evident in every piece, a passion that is also present in her attitude towards every deviant she encounters. She always have something nice to say and is always willing to help, to spread awareness and give promotion to her fellow deviants. Her positivity is contagious! I can’t be more happy for her, this award was long overdue!”
Hellobaby been an inspiration for me since I joined DeviantArt. At first, it was because she is an exceptional traditional artist - and being that my media of choice, her gorgeous art was extremely inspiring. Later on, as I got to know her better, I learned that she was a person with a soul just as beautiful, tender and lively as her art. My dear, you’re so deserving of this award. Congratulations, you’re one of the best people I’ve ever met. Keep being an inspiration to me, and everyone!”
What can I say about Hellobaby ? She is one of the nicest and most caring people you could ever hope to meet. She is a long time member of the community who uses her popularity and influence to help promote other deviants who need to reach out for help from the community. More than just her caring personality, she is truly an outstanding artist as well. Her skill as a traditional artist is second to none. Her art is full of soft lines and immaculate details, the colors pop from your screen, and it all manages to blend together into beautiful drawings. If you haven’t looked at hwer work, do yourself a favor and browse through her gallery. You won’t be disappointed.”
Hellobaby is a deviant who has unwavering devotion to the community and to friends! Hellobaby’s positive vibe is absolutely infectious in all the right ways! Hellobaby’s artwork is equally as inspiring with fresh, unique pieces of art.”
Hellobaby is a ridiculously talented, selfless deviant. She cares a lot about her followers and friends and she supports them by sharing their commission/help needed journals whenever she can, her FAQ about her drawing process and in general her positive attitude - even with all the pageviews and comments and favs she gets daily, she’s still that caring of a person! It’s amazing. I’m in love with her art and she’s no doubt my favourite visual artist on DA: if I were to get a second tattoo I’d ask her to draw it.”
Hellobaby is a powerhouse of awesome. Upon a quick first look of her page you’ll see her stunningly breathtaking artwork; they all contain lines and colors which are so eloquently fluid. Truly, if I could cover the walls in my home with Hellobaby’s works I’d count myself very lucky indeed. Once your breath returns, you’ll see her awesome come full circle. She is so helpful to everyone in so many varied ways that it appears she does this with the same fluidity expressed in her art. I behold in my eye a deviant truly embodying what this community is meant to be about at its core. I have great admiration and respect for her. My utter Congratulations to you, Hellobaby, on this long deserved recognition.”