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Happy Birthday Brother by Captain86
Happy Birthday Brother
This is dedicated to a man above men. My dear Brother Jean was the kindest gentlest person I have ever known. A man who would literally give you the shirt off his back. Having him in my life was a privilege and an honor. He's missed. Happy birthday my Brother! January24 2016.
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First and foremost, the news of my Son's death in Belgium is totally untrue. Dimi (ddimitri16) is alive and home from a horrifying experience and the hospital. I have to offer my sincerest apologies to all of you who supported me and my Dimi. You're all such great people. 

Essentially, relatives of Dimi tried to separate him from those who truly care for him. Sending false messages and posing as Dimi's friend Preethy, who's also a victim, in order to separate Dimi from everything he loves. Their efforts were dashed when an alert doctor advised the authorities to Dimi's injuries. The relatives involved are in prison for now. 

I know this all seems totally bizarre, and something out of the movie of the week, but I heard my boy's voice only minutes ago. Again, I'm so sorry for what I put all of you fine people through and the message from Dimi's page. 
Dimi needs to heal from his injuries, but he's okay...and now so am I. Take care everyone and thank you!

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Tony Smith
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Born Philadelphia, PA
Specialize in Graphic Illustration & Cartooning

As of this writing, I've been a 'Deviant' for almost six months.
I've toured the site and encountered some incredible pieces of
art, and some equally incredible artist. As I close on the 50 year old mark, I've never really had much use for the computer
outside of my art and finding information. I never had a 'myspace', never got into i.m.'s, or twitter. I have a 'facebook'
account, but it was for displaying my art work, and since discovering dA, I haven't had a need to go back. As far as networking on a site goes, I feel at home here. Some of the art
and their artist have inspired me to draw in ways I haven't felt
inspired since my 20's. To those I consider friends on dA. I'd
like to thank. The rest, I'd like to get to know. That said, I think
its time for me to let you know who I am.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm
considered the last of the so-called "Baby Boomers" having been born in 1964. The 1960's were a rough year for my country, if not for the world, but, for me, its just history. I have
no memory of it out side of the 1969 moon launch. My earliest
memories are of the 70's. The close, the music, and the television, the instrument that first inspired me to art! For some
reason, the old WWII movies my Aunt watched drove me to draw planes, tanks, and ships. After that, it was shows like
Voyage the the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and my all time favorite Star Trek. Later it was the 'kid' shows I watched
after Catholic school, Johnny Sucko... The Space Giants, Ultra Man, and Captain Scarlet. After TV, this was the biggest influence on my art 'til this day...comic books and comic cartoons. The DC comic Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes was the comic that did it for me. Superman, Batman and the like were cool, but the Legion had it all. Teen aged heroes set in the far future...my pencil was on fire.

To this day, I'm still influenced by comics, and more so the
comic artist that show their works off to the cyber world. All I've
seen are good, many I think are great, and a few have made my mouth drop! Since logging on for the first time, I've drawn
more independent pieces in these few months than I have since in school. That's because of my latest spark of inspiration,
the artist and people here on Deviant Art. I'll continue to strive for the perfection of my work, and lend a hand to those who
my need it. After all, we may have started the art thing for different season... but the art thing is what makes us who we
are. Keep the ink flowing gang!
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:iconddimitri16:
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you immensely for your daily support...
And for everything you do for me
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:iconddimitri16:
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so immensely for your continuous support..for all the feedback
For everything you do for me...
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:icondarkc3po:
darkc3po Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
^_^:hug:hi my buddy,
how are you,how is dimitri doing,
have a great weekend my buddy:hug:^_^
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:iconddimitri16:
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you again for all the support and the feedback....
Everything you do for me....
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:icongudrun355:
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Hi Tony, please take care during the coming snow storm.
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:iconcaptain86:
Captain86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You be very careful too. I think we're gonna get the worst of it this time. Oh well, at least we're not in Washington. Take care!
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:icongudrun355:
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
I'll try to...When I looked at the weather forecast, I thought Tony is going to get too much snow. As far as DC goes, they'll be working hard cuz the President lives there :lol:
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:iconddimitri16:
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you immensely for your feedback and your daily support.
Thank you for everything you do for me.Hug Heart 
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:icondarkc3po:
darkc3po Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
^_^:hug:aww,thank you very much for llama badge,
how are you,how was your new year,have a great day my buddy:hug:^_^
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:iconcaptain86:
Captain86 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm fine my friend. I had a pretty cool Christmas and New year. Thanks for asking! :hug:
How was yours?
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