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Where are you from?! :meow: (just because I'm a curious person! xP and because I want to do a poll! xD) 

117 deviants said Europe
117 deviants said North America
14 deviants said South America
8 deviants said Asia
5 deviants said Australia
2 deviants said Africa
2 deviants said Antartica! :penguin:


About the Llamas

There is no need to thank me for the llamas. :)
I usually give llamas to people who fav, comment or watch my works or to people who I think that are amazing and deserve it.
So... giving a llama is my way of thanking people for being so awesome to me, because I really don't have time to thank to each of them. :/

:glomp: :love:

My works...

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Hey guys!!! :iconstardust-thief: tagged me to participate on one of her journal experiments.
I think it's such a nice idea and this should reaaaaaally become kinda of a chain journal around DA. Each of us really need this :meow:

I'll just copy paste what you are supposed to do in this journal.

"This journal is to praise yourself. I don't mean it in a cheesy "everything you do is awesome!!" way, but just for you to remember once in a while why you guys keep writing, drawing, crafting, etc, and to make you analyze your art from another optic. Yes, your technique may be not perfect yet (according to you)... but perhaps you are expressive, or you make great, crazy concepts, or the stories behind your characters really need to be told, or they represent things that have no match in the world."

Since we are our worst critiques... sometimes it's hard for each of us to find our strongs points. 
Since I have a very low self esteem it was kind of hard to me to actually put into words what I like about my art, but I think I nailed it (more or less! LOL xD) and it was refreshing. :meow:

So here it goes!

- I like the way I draw hair with so much detail and flow. I know I'm not the best but I do a good work with it and people actually recognize my works because of it. Meow :3 I took a long time working on it to make it ... special and something mine, so I'm quite proud of it, even if I still have to master it. ^^

- I also like the way I can make expressions on people. Sometimes they just don't come out right rofl But other times they actually turn out to be good expressions that actually transmit some feelings.

- I like my sketchs a lot, even if i don't put them here very often. Most of them do tell a story through the characters expressions or body languange. And I like that. I like when people look to some of my works and wonder what is behind it.

- I like the patience I have to draw the little details on clothes and hair. You have no idea how many people already told me that! xD

- I kinda like my style too. I've spent about 3 years trying to improve, watching tutorials and trying different techniques. Finally I started to create my own style. It wasn't something that just appeared... I had to work for it, I still need to work a lot. And I feel very proud of myself to actually never give up even when I saw my art as crappy and ugly. Meow :3

Noooow.. TAG TIME!!! 8D
Guys you'll have to do this on a journal and pass it on to other people so we have the chance to more people to see it, okay?

:iconailda: :iconcoffeeletters: :iconmaripazvillar: :iconloonaki:
:icon3lda: :iconaccidentalsketch: :iconhayzy: :iconcloduy:
:iconbrijome: :iconfdasuarez: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconlord-omega83:
:iconvanlau: :iconsumarlegur: :iconwhitebumblebee: :iconjbrenthill:

If you haven't been tag but want to participate anyway, go ahead and do it!!! The more the better! :la:

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  • Playing: Assassin's Creed


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art

Hi there! :iconsweethugplz:

I'm Joana!
I'm a traditional artist (or trying to be! xD) and I'm self-taught. On my "free-time" (let's say... my classes!) I love to draw.

Feel free to speak with me! I love to meet new people! If you want to ask me something, hey, just leave me a note or a comment, and I'll answer you back! :hug:

Also, I'm sorry but I can't thank to each of you for the favs! T.T I really wanted, and I tried that at first, but I seriously don't have time. So, for all the people who fav my work, I'll just leave here a big THANK YOU! Seriously guys, you're so awesome!

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:heart: Awesome People :heart:
(check them out, they are amazing)

:iconailda: :iconcoffeeletters: :iconloonaki: :icon3lda: :iconhayzy: :iconmaripazvillar: :iconaccidentalsketch: :iconcosmicsweetangel: :iconlord-omega83: :iconvanlau: :iconsumarlegur: :iconfdasuarez: :iconcloduy: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconbrijome: :icondarkinata: :icondincturk: :iconwhitebumblebee: :icontixa-gets-sketchy::iconsakuraskywalker: :iconjbrenthill: :icondudazumi:



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Camiixlove Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♥♥♥ thanks for the llama!♥♥♥
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^ <3
roseraven28 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the :llama:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^ My pleasure <3
ViraIndigo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you so very much for the llama! I'm a HUGE fan of your work. I actually remember falling in love with all of your characters before I had an account on DA, so you can imagine my excitement when I was able to re-discover your work again now that I can actually watch and favourite all of it! :D
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg!!!! *u* Thaaaank you! :iconbrohugplz:
just to satisfy my curiosity, how did you find me the first time (before you have an account here)? :D

And you're welcome, it was my pleasure! *U*
ViraIndigo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Honestly, I can't quite remember how I found you. Though I definitely remembered your work considering how memorable it is. :D
If I had to guess, it was probably either just by online browsing or (more likely) me browsing on DA but not being able to fav anything or remember what most pieces were called because I had yet to make an account and had no way of keeping track. Luckily, recognizing your awesome characters the second time around wasn't nearly as strenuous :D
p.s. keep up the amazing work! :) 
SabinaHaq Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional
Ola Joana :)
I came across your profile while searching for Portuguese DA members.
I guess I'm in Love with your works. I very often struggle with the hair part and you are just so damn good at it :) 
 Well,I'm a foreign student at ISEG (Lisboa) and more of a traditional doodle artist.
And I'm trying to get some exposure for my art in Portugal and among Portuguese artists, so feel free to check out my gallery or you can visit my Facebook art page and Like my page to show me some support there, would mean a lot :) (Smile) And if you  know of Portuguese groups or people who might be interested in my work , it would be great if you can guide me through :) (Smile)
Would be looking forward to your response.
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked my works! *u* :iconsweethugplz:
Are you liking Portugal so far? :meow:
SabinaHaq Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional
Portugal is beautiful and peaceful :) I like it here. It's just that I still don't speak the language very well, so I have difficulties every now and then.
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