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Been drawing almost daily since I was a toddler, I tried digital for the first time in 2001 but didn't adopt it as a serious and regular medium until coming here and working harder at it in 2006. I have invested thousands of hours and dollars in this hobby just in the past few years alone - please don't steal what I've dedicated everything I have to perfecting :police:

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I've been wondering if I should change my username, what do you guys think? 

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297 deviants said Not fussed either way.
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260 deviants said Nah, it's fine the way it is.
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123 deviants said Yeah, you've kinda outgrown your current name, time for something fresh.
In the past couple of months, but more specifically within the last week I've had a lot of sudden realizations about myself, particularly my image and how I have portrayed myself to the world and that caused me to finally think critically about myself and how others see me, and this is what led to my decision to change my username here.

Its been a chain reaction of things. First a few months ago it dawned on me that I'm gonna be 30 in July and I realized that I've been alone for so long and have never really tried to put myself out there in the dating world for a number of reasons. First my priorities lied in other stuff - improving my art being the only one that really resulted in anything worthwhile. But the fact I'm gay also made it harder, especially since I never was a club or bar person, and I was shy and insecure and just a general anxious mess from my shitty growing up experiences.

But a little while ago I tried some apps. I never wanted to resort to that but truth be told I was feeling pretty lonley, desperate and depressed. So I went into that with confidence, after all I'm a cool looking guy and I'm sure I'd still be appealing to those even younger than me. But a lack of interest from guys on there told me otherwise and started making me question my appearance.

So, just yesterday I had to find out does the world see me the way I always saw myself. I knew I couldn't ask family, friends or even my dA watchers since they'll all sugarcoat it since none of us want to hurt the feelings of those we care about :hug: I needed unbiased honesty so I turned to complete strangers on an "Am I Ugly?" board where people concerned about their appearances go to get, well - wilfully judged and given advice on what to do to improve themselves. I needed a reality check so jumped in with some recent photo's to get real opinions... The results were not pretty.

For starters I can't pass for a "boy" of any kind anymore - my age is showing and I was advised to work with it, not fight against it since I definitely have the look of a man now. I'm also really thin and need to gain weight and work out if I want to have a body that matches my new, more "distinguished" face, since while boys can look great when skinny - men usually don't, can't say I disagree either. My skin is bad, hopefully I can do something about that. My hair was the worst offender to everyone though and was a point of interest in just about every comment - years of bleaching it has made it dry and as one comment put it "mankey" (no, not the Pokemon :pokeball:) so I might have to spend a while being my natural colour if I want to save it. Everyone suggested a new style too because going for the Final Fantasy look at near 30 is bordering on the desperate. By the time I'm 40 it'll just be plain pathetic :ashamed:

All hard advice to swallow but perfectly justified. I'm not sure if I can even afford the time or money to do all this self improvement stuff to hopefully transform from aging boy who thought he looked good to confident man who actually looks good, especially to other men who aren't creepy old perverts. But just in case I don't I need a new name that wasn't suggestive of my appearance or age. Something simple, original and won't reek of desperation or "former glory days" in the far future (though I sure hope those weren't my glory days!) It's better to change it now than wait another ten years.

Being an artist is about trying new things, not just with your creations but with yourself.

I could still say a lot more but I'll save it for the comments. Any questions about my decision will be answered, any advice on where should I go from here will be considered. Any advice others who might be going through the same thing want from me will be given... to the best of my ability ^^;

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Matthew Attard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Australia
If you wish to contact me regarding commissions, features etc, e-mail me at:matthew.attard1988@gmail.com

Artist from Australia who draws what he loves. Mostly things having to do with nature, the universe, fashion (on hot guys) videogames and a variety of other interests. I try to alternative between the different subjects and styles I most often like to feature in my work regularly.
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Cloud Avatar
Welp, after a decade of service it's about time I put my o'l Cloud avatar out to pasture. Symbolic of my "priteeboy" era which ran for a really long time (probably longer than it should) Anyway I wanted to keep it up here so people can remember it. Please note this does not mean it's available to use. This animation was created by me and has kinda become a part of my history here on deviantART so don't steal my (former) face please :)

Animation created by me. Please do not use or redistribute this gif without my permission Doesn't matter if it's in scraps :evileye:
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Back home from visiting the Supanova pop culture convention today. Got a perfect opportunity to dress up how I want in a public place, and met some cool characters (literally) while there!
Supanova 2018 by Chromattix

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
If you've spent any time browsing the galactic wonders of the Space Art gallery on DeviantArt, you have likely run into the otherworldly creations of Chromattix. Much to the delight of the viewer, he uses a digital canvas to unleash his wild imagination in a vast array of vivid colors and incredible textures. However, it is more than his graceful invitation to visit the lands he creates that draws one to him -- his infectious personality and his love for the DeviantArt community serves as a beacon to all. After over a decade, he still calls DeviantArt home and takes the time to provide meaningful critique and feedback to fellow community members. Let us also not forget that he was the first to be honest about, "Where Subscriber Money Really Goes". We are delighted to be awarding Deviousness, March 2018 to Chromatixx!
-awarded March 2018

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Sara-Arasteh Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much the fav!
Black Hole, A New Beginning.. by Sara-Arasteh  
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Flareheart8 Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on your award.
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LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the Deviousness Award! And I support you on your self- reinvention journey!   
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Belated Congratulations on your Deviousness Award! :clap:
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Stygma Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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suezn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
:wave:  Congrats on your AWW Award!

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Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww award? :confused:
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Lesleigh63 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
Congrats on the award.
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Krissi001 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
I honestly thought you already had the deviousness award, guess I was wrong :lol:  Well deserved, Congrats!! :excited:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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PatrickCarvalho Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  New Deviant
Grats for the awsome profile!
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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xHearse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Photographer
Congratz Good Sir! :iconspazhugplz:
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
:iconcongratssignplz: Many warm congratulations, dear Matthew! :hug: :party: :iconsomeconfettiplz: You totally deserve your Deviousness Award! :love: :heart:

Enjoy a lot this happy, lucky month! :iconcocoloveplz:
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