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Eagles at War by Gold-Seven
Eagles at War
Commission for author Ben Kane.

Watercolour and Ecoline, 30x21 cm

Blog post: goldseven.wordpress.com/2015/0…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…

*If you've read my last journal, you know why I'm disabling comments. A lot of people have suggested posting my stuff here, and leaving a link to my website, where you can still comment and see work-in-progress shots. Thank you for all your support and kindness! :blowkiss:
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The Elvenking by Gold-Seven
The Elvenking
Watercolour, 30x21 cm

Blog post: goldseven.wordpress.com/2015/0…

Prints: www.etsy.com/listing/223025702…


Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…

*If you've read my last journal, you know why I'm disabling comments. A lot of people have suggested posting my stuff here, and leaving a link to my website, where you can still comment and see work-in-progress shots. Thank you for all your support and kindness! :blowkiss:
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Glorfindel returns to Rivendell by Gold-Seven
Glorfindel returns to Rivendell
Watercolour and Ecoline, 30x42 cm

Blog post: goldseven.wordpress.com/2015/0…

Prints: www.etsy.com/listing/222697843…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…

*If you've read my last journal, you know why I'm disabling comments. A lot of people have suggested posting my stuff here, and leaving a link to my website, where you can still comment and see work-in-progress shots. Thank you for all your support and kindness! :blowkiss:
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This is mostly a good-bye. I've had great times here, met great friends, whose presence in my life is something I don't want to miss. A few of them are still here, and they kept me from taking this step years ago. 

Now, they're getting less and less. This site still has great artists and thoughtful commenters. But the percentage of comments containing pure idiocy is getting more and more every month. I am sick and tired of sweeping my galleries free of comments featuring masturbation, cum, tits, insults, and confrontational ignorance as a natural part of my daily routine. This is not my life anymore. This isn't my site anymore.

I have already moved most of the main offenders (deviations that just piled up idiocy in the comments) to storage a few months ago, and have now disabled comments on all my artwork.

I may still post some work here with comments turned off, but if you want to know what I'm up to (or talk to me about it - which I'd love!), the best place for that is Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…
and, of course, my blog: 
www.goldseven.de
And there's Tumblr, though I don't post that much there. 
goldseven.tumblr.com/


I want to say thank you to all my friends here over the years. You've meant a lot to me. And still do.

Edit: And wow, thank you for all your understanding. :hug: I wasn't aware that there are so many other artists who have already left dA due to the same sort of thing - though it doesn't surprise me. Sadly, I think it's just a general development all across the Internet - the great time of art sites was from the late nineties until the rise of Facebook. I like Facebook as a connecting device, but there's little doubt it has changed Internet communication, away from comments and towards a mere "like". I can't say I'm free of that either. (But at least I don't talk about masturbation on people's artwork. Ts.)

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Gold-Seven
Jenny Dolfen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Germany
Blog: www.goldseven.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…

My illustrated novel project
Darkness over Cannae: darknessovercannae.com
Cannae on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DarknessOverC…

Commission Info: goldseven.wordpress.com/commis… (Commissions are closed)

Please do *not* approach me with requests to draw your character for free, to enter your "competition" where I may put in eight hours of work for a chance of some pocket money, or do a commission for you in return for a mention on your website.

I'm a professional illustrator; I do this for a living.

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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The booklet arrived yesterday. You are welcome, my friend.
Blessings,
Steve the Knave
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love your art man!
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello I noticed that you had several great images depicting Hannibal, therefore as Carthage is a predacessor to modern-day Tunisia, I posted a note on the comments section of a group called TunisianDeviants recommending to the group to consider requesting to put your images of Hannibal into their gallery.

After I posted that I noticed that the group may be inactive, I am not certain though.

Anyway I just wanted to help out expanding the scope of galleries your images could be in. :)
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I appreciate the kind words, as well as the invitation to the Italian History group. However, I'm no longer very active on dA and have decided not to join any new groups. I'm happy to let you add anything you feel fits the group, though! :)
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CelidahD Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, good to see you're still posting after all (at least for now). I randomly ran across your work just a few days ago, and promptly started watching you. Of course, right after that was when I read your journal.

I understand your frustrations, but I'm glad to see you haven't abandoned dA altogether yet. I hope you continue to share your work here, too. It's a delight for me to see new notifications of your work pop up in my inbox. Big Grin 
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I hope that you never stop posting here.
You're one of my favorite artists and you have been from the time I joined
DA nine years ago (I can't believe its been that long?)
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Imagine how long 12 years feel ;)
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you never stop posting on DA. There are a lot of people of love your art and I'm one of them!

GOD bless
John 3:16
 
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Your latest works are worthy of you.  That's as high a praise as I can give them, for you are truly among the very best of the best.  The shot of Glorfindel and Elrond is just heart-wrenching, and you 'get' the Romans.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Oh, dangit; I hadn't realized you were getting so many junk messages. Aaaarghh! I'm so sorry to hear people have been such incredibly rude idiots.

Please, PLEASE do continue to post your art here; I don't have time to check dozens of individual art sites every day, and I'm selfish enough to want to see your amazing and beautiful work despite my laziness. (Okay, I'm not making much of a case for myself here, am I. But still...!)

--Nonie
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
A lot of people echoed what you said :) And as long as nobody blames me for posting and running, I suppose I'm fine with it. 
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
By "posting and running" you are sharing your talent and the beautiful, amazing works that talent generates with a great many folks here on DA.  Each of us who watches you is greatful for this, or darn well should be.  As someone who watches rather than produces art, I am unaware of the hassling artists like you apparently receive.  For what it's worth, I offer my condolences and, once again, my thanks for sharing your art.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Honest.  I really don't fave everything you post.  Sort of.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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RubelleRising Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student General Artist
i hope you are not going to remove your art
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I don't plan to, right now. I'll also keep watching folks here, and I'll keep my dA favourites as a great means to get some inspiration. 
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be honored to feature some of your work in my freshly opened military illustration group  It will feature only the finest pieces of warfare art.

arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

Ive sent the requests. You are also warmly invited to join.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've added the items to the gallery. As for the invite, I'm flattered, but since I've just decided that I won't spend that much time on dA anymore, I can't join any  more groups. I hope you understand!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
So schade ich es auch finde, dass du DeviantArt den Rücken kehrst - was ich allerdings wirklich gut nachvollziehen kann, weil selbst mir als nicht besonders involvierter Userin die Veränderungen aufgefallen sind - möchte ich dennoch noch einmal die Commentfunktion nutzen, um dir alles Gute zum Geburtstag zu wünschen. Deine Kunst ist und bleibt eine großartige Bereicherung, egal, auf welcher Seite wir sie bewundern dürfen. :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Danke! :aww:
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Timeship Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015  Professional Writer
Hi, I love your coffee painting technique, at gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/… - so I tried it, but it barely left any visible stains on the watercolor paper. I really condensed it, but still the same, so I guess the brand matters, after all ;-) Which one do you use? THX
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm, I don't know - I've tried several, including cheap instant coffee from a discounter - they all worked. Especially instant, as you can make it far thicker than you ever would other coffee. ;)
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Prussian-Kiwi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is intense and powerful. It absolutely blows my mind<33
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