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Hey everyone! I would like to extend my heartful thanks for giving me such a wonderful month here on deviantart.

I still can't believe that i got the deviousness award for the month of October and I can still remember when bradleysays tagged me on Facebook, sharing the link of the article and my mom was so shocked when she heard me scream with glee, big time! And special thanks to fourteenthstar and to the deviatART staff for believing in my efforts and passion. :heart:

Take a look at Thiefoworld's interview too! :la:

October was a jam packed of events. Aside from the deviousness award happiness, I received an invitation to join the communityrelations team and became the Cartoons and Comics Community Volunteer along side with alexandrasalas. Thank you Moonbeam13!

During my first days as a volunteer, there was certainly a learning experience on my part, when i featured one deviation that started to spread like wildfire and I even got hate messages because of that. But really, im not turning my back on that particular event but like what i said, it's such a learning experience for me, especially as a Community Volunteer.

DeviantART has become a great part of my  life. I've met lots of good friends here and some became my great and one of the best friends. Not only that it led me to meeting new people from different places, beliefs and traditions, but deviantART has also helped me grew as an artist. Im happy to tell you that i started my humble beginnings here, especially with Digital Art.

Waiting Earnestly by jcroxas Doodle Mindanao by jcroxas
Where am I? by jcroxas
Modo De Ser by jcroxas Desenyo by jcroxas A Tribute to our National Hero by jcroxas

Im really happy that with my early stay here, i got lots of feedbacks and messages and i can say that it helped me to improve as an artist. And deviantSURVIVOR has been a great help for me too! Being in the first season has marked my activeness here and i met lots of great friends there and submitted a bunch of artworks per month. Im a bit sad that it's not running now, but i hope they will be up again soon :heart:

I even got the chance to share my literature pieces here, though i have to admit that i am never a pro at writing and that this is more of a hobby, submitting lit pieces has never been a hindrance to me for sharing my thoughts here:

DeviantART boosted my confidence for myself, and it is constantly reminding me to let my feet stand on the ground.

Going through the site everyday and as being a DD Suggester myself, i get to see hidden pearls within deviantart. Going through the galleries and favourites of the members here, i was able to see lots of talents, inspirations and styles that really caught my taste and that gave me a wide range of ideas especially when I nailed myself to illustrations.

Here are some of my artworks from the early years

Lovely Day by jcroxas COMISH: DNA Island by jcroxas
My Life Mentor by jcroxas
Witch Will by jcroxas Fighter by jcroxas I Fear them All by jcroxas

Some of you knew that I wanted to become a story book illustrator too, and after graduation, i met the Audacese team who is helping me reach my dreams atm. I started working with them 5 months ago and they are making excellent efforts so far in helping us squeeze creative juices and their support is brilliant! that's right! I met them here and they are already a big part of my life, because they make sure that I am growing as an artist too, so thank you guys! :heart: 

And at this moment, I present to you jcroxas after my 4 years of stay here :heart:

The Child of Venus by jcroxasUnderwater Marvels by jcroxas

The Coffee Addict by jcroxasWhenever I look at the Window at Night by jcroxas

Princess Bubblegum Pop by jcroxasNoah's Ark by jcroxas

And most importantly, THANK YOU for making my stay here even more wonderful! :heart: and special thanks to my family for all their support, trust and care.

I love you all!


A personal call if you want to get involved for the Movember project :heart: Check the details here

(Leeteuk is joining the Koream Army too. We'll wait for you bro :iconbrohugplz:)

Looking back at my early years on deviantart
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Ninetynineprobs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to see you've come so far. I'm doing Nanowrimo this month and am super nervous about putting my art on hold for it, but I hope to get more involved in the Deviantart community when I come back, I don't really feel like I've made many friends here yet.

Good luck with all you choose to do in the future!
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great to see :hug:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
goyong Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its really inspiring to witness how you went from an inspired kid 4 years ago to this Jude Christoper Roxas Roxas that we know, now :D

congrats! and keep up the good work Judes ^_^
Armonah Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I'm glad to hear that this site and community has done so much good for you. The improvement you made over 4 years is really noticeable :noes:
Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Such an awesome story! :love: Thank you for sharing, and thank you for being such an amazing part of the community! :huggle:
MagicoffMusic Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, wow what a wonderful experiences you got on here :).
Awh you really have grown throughout the years in your art :heart:.
Even when you just started drawing digitally I already loved it and still today I love your digital art although it has much aspects to it then when you just started. with more difficult backgrounds and stuff.

Keep up all the great work.
and have fun on board at the dA community :D.
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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