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    It has been exactly one year since I last wrote a journal entry.  I remember a time when I'd write one every week, or every other week.  But a whole year has gone by since my last successful attempt at being ignored.  I guess I haven't missed much.

What shall I say, then?  This last year has been typical: full of its own comings and goings, its ups and downs, its victories, defeats, tragedies, comedies, hopes, doubts, loves and losses.  How much of them I have personally participated in I could certainly not put into a single journal entry, a) because no one would read it, and b) because it would be a severe waste of my time.  It would not do for me to look so far backward.  That is what photograph albums are for, and even then one only skims the highlights.  More of my time ought to be invested in looking forward, to what I am about to do, for the rest of this day, for the rest of this year, for the next, and ever after to the end of my life.

In retrospect to my artistic projects of the past year and the time before that, I think I have not devoted enough of my time to practice.  Too many art projects have been full-on endeavors to create my next best piece of art, but very little time has been devoted to actual learning.  Not that each new piece has not been a learning experience in itself, and God knows I value the lessons I have learned along the way.  But going forward, I intend to devote at least half of the time I spend drawing to learning and practice, and the other half to actual work.  How I intend to go about this is still a mystery to me, and I suppose there will be no small amount of faltering and stumbling on my part.

What does the future hold for me, for my art?  No one can say for certain.  I can only state my intentions, and they are this: I intend to post more art on a more consistent basis.  I intend to adhere to something resembling a Plan, wherein my projects will be laid out neatly before me in a line and I will tackle them one by one as I come to them.  Whether I will do any of these things remains to be seen.

What is the purpose of this journal entry?  I am merely thinking aloud and inviting such of you as have stumbled upon my gallery and been compelled- whether in some state of delirium or under the influence of some other alien force- to watch me, to listen.

I do hope that all of you- whoever happens to be reading these words- are blessed in all to which you put your hands in this coming new year.  May your future be bright but not blinding, sweet but not saccharine, and hopeful without disappointment.

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Ragnar Drayke
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I am a professional writer. Currently I'm working on my first book, which I hope to finish and publish soon.

I also like to draw. But liking to draw isn't good enough for me- I want to know how. So I've been learning, slowly but surely; with each completed piece I learn something new, and I am on the steady road of improvement. Mostly I just draw whatever pops into my head at any given time.

Current Residence: Tecumseh, Kansas, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Classic Rock, Celtic
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes
Personal Quote: Don't be stupid so you don't have to be sorry.

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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 8:59 AM
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 9:48 AM
Shouting in a box, cause I'm a bad ass
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 6:22 PM


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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
:iconcakeplz: :la:
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
rofl oh you
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconblue-bplz::iconrainbow-rplz::iconletter-oplz::iconpurple-eplz:  :iconimhappylaplz:
Raynaldo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
:iconparty1plz: HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY!! :iconparty1plz:
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Thank you! :iconraritysmile2plz:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Writer
Why, thank you! :aww:
SonicTheCaptain Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I loved your Rarity's smile really nice & I loved it ^^
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