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About Varied / Student Core Member ValiantShadowMale/United States Groups :iconstreet-race-equine: Street-Race-Equine
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by Tamnyan

Let me just say: wow. This is a gorgeous piece, Tam. The face/mane does kinda remind me of Simba, but the eyes are quite different; the...

This is gorgeous! Your grasp of the movement between horse and rider is very nice. The only thing I see is that she's riding with very,...

by Alukei

This is overall a gorgeous piece, Luka. The aurora borialis (I'm assuming it's borialis and not the other one, XD) gives the picture al...

Newest Deviations

Dress Up by ValiantShadow Dress Up :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 8 4
Mature content
Call to Action | Moree Checkpoint 2.5 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 0 0
Midnight by ValiantShadow Midnight :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 5 0
Only in Dreams
Soft, sweet strains of lyre music floated through the air, weaving their way around those gathered, alighting upon the ears of anyone who chanced to listen.  The dipping, glistening tune of the music was infectious, and everywhere that the palomino mare happened to look, horses were nodding heads or tapping hooves in time with the bouncing melody.  Bright, golden lights hung from the seams of the frescoed walls, illuminating the scene with a shimmering, summery glow.  Before the palomino, a spread of visual intrigue attracted her attention.  Mares, their manes braided, twisted, or curled upon their necks, danced swingingly with broad-shouldered stallions, their decorations glimmering in the lantern light.  Pearls, jewels, and swaths of fabulously died cloth twinkled, and the palomino wished that she could take enough time to see each one individually, rather than viewing the colors all as a blur as she did now.  There was so much to behold; she was unsure
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I Can Swim on Land by ValiantShadow I Can Swim on Land :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 14 7 DoC | Great Minds Think Alike by ValiantShadow DoC | Great Minds Think Alike :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 7 2 The Migration | Talori Mini-Prompt by ValiantShadow The Migration | Talori Mini-Prompt :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 8 2 Mo's Room | Concept by ValiantShadow Mo's Room | Concept :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 2 2 EluAwenasa | Ashe | XP Tracker by ValiantShadow EluAwenasa | Ashe | XP Tracker :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 2 0 EluAwenasa | Ashe | Aronos Circle Member by ValiantShadow EluAwenasa | Ashe | Aronos Circle Member :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 9 2 Are You Hype? by ValiantShadow Are You Hype? :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0 Hold on...Hold on to Me by ValiantShadow Hold on...Hold on to Me :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 9 8 Moree | Checkpoint 2.3 by ValiantShadow Moree | Checkpoint 2.3 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 7 2
Street Steeds | Unexpected Gifts
It was dark, just after five thirty in the morning, when Henley crawled out of bed, blearily silencing his alarm.  Yawning, he pushed his dark brown hair back and sat up, stretching.  Although he was used to rising this early, his body never quite adjusted to the drag.  Odin, the dog that Henley had adopted to help him cope with feeling so alone, jumped up, barking as he dashed downstairs, eager to meet the day.  Sighing, Henley stood, quickly changing into the jeans and T-shirt he’d laid across the back of a chair the night before, pulling on his black boots and heading downstairs.  His shoes clumped heavily on the carpeted stairway, announcing his arrival on the ground floor.  Crossing from the hallway to the large, open kitchen, Henley grabbed an apple from a wicker basket sitting on the gray marble countertop.  Now that he had his breakfast, Henley focused on getting Odin’s bowl, scooping half a cup of kibble into it, and setting it be
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Street Steeds | Propositions by ValiantShadow Street Steeds | Propositions :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 6 9 Street Steeds | Glasswing Ghost and Henley Javez by ValiantShadow Street Steeds | Glasswing Ghost and Henley Javez :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 2 3


CM| Gods of Novus by franknsteins CM| Gods of Novus :iconfranknsteins:franknsteins 100 13 SA | ELIZABETH | BREIM | ASTRAL TRACKER by Classicaltoad SA | ELIZABETH | BREIM | ASTRAL TRACKER :iconclassicaltoad:Classicaltoad 5 0 SA | Daemyn | Checkpoint 1.4 by SagaWolf
Mature content
SA | Daemyn | Checkpoint 1.4 :iconsagawolf:SagaWolf 14 6
SA | Servile Slave | Omar by 11IceDragon11 SA | Servile Slave | Omar :icon11icedragon11:11IceDragon11 51 41 White Horse by Fargonon White Horse :iconfargonon:Fargonon 106 6 SA | Seven | Sea of Color by MariahWhy SA | Seven | Sea of Color :iconmariahwhy:MariahWhy 26 7 Kenai by Scutterland Kenai :iconscutterland:Scutterland 16 5 A blessing on your head by Zoubstance A blessing on your head :iconzoubstance:Zoubstance 106 54 SA | Golgotha | Fury by franknsteins SA | Golgotha | Fury :iconfranknsteins:franknsteins 71 59 Salapupu 2014 Marina by Kipine Salapupu 2014 Marina :iconkipine:Kipine 167 25 What a Beautiful Horn by Kipine What a Beautiful Horn :iconkipine:Kipine 1,259 85 KillerK990 by Miiroku KillerK990 :iconmiiroku:Miiroku 191 7 SA | Wait For Me by Chipo-H0P3 SA | Wait For Me :iconchipo-h0p3:Chipo-H0P3 97 22 Faust by TypicalCoyote Faust :icontypicalcoyote:TypicalCoyote 10 2 'coloured in ''soon''' by p-ond 'coloured in ''soon''' :iconp-ond:p-ond 16 8 Arm pillow by griffsnuff Arm pillow :icongriffsnuff:griffsnuff 238 38


Do you prefer my traditional or digital art? Why? 

7 deviants said No Preference
4 deviants said Traditional
4 deviants said Digital
2 deviants said Potato
No deviants said I'm curious


Stamp. by TrynnieHighly Opinionated Stamp by In-The-ZoneSpongebob stamp by DreamypunkTakeover Stamp by JetProwerTheFoxDA Stamp - Rainbow by phantompantherAnti-anti stamp by herhinneyVulcan Stamp by explodingmuffinsTwilight Stamp- by Plus-x-MinusThe Early Stamp by BusirisJedi Feeling Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteiaBlack Pearl Crew stamp by purgatoriXD Stamp by MimiMarieTSarcastic Stamp by PixieDust01Fantasy+RealLife Stamp by Monkey-Girl146Tomboyish Stamp by xSweetSlayerxGoatbusters Stamp by Kezzi-RoseLove Stamp by Kezzi-RoseOHSHC Stamp by caricaturesqueReligion by MaruLovesStamps:thumb212117314:the blond stamp by kyokosphotosSpitting stamp by HappyStampmy name is by peanutman27


Stuff For Me

Amazing artwork from others to me.

Check out :iconfargonon:'s awesome badge for my EB:
Vox Lucem Badge by Fargonon

And this from :iconfireshrike: Midnight Oil by Fireshrike

Contest priiize: A Forest Stroll - Prize by JEAikman

Another Prize: :thumb403080106:


Sat Dec 15, 2012, 6:10 AM
Widgets are fuuuuun
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 6:28 PM
Yes, they are.
Wed Aug 29, 2012, 9:34 AM
Widgets are good things c:
Wed Aug 29, 2012, 9:20 AM
Trying out new widgets.
Tue Aug 14, 2012, 6:48 PM



Rather Inactive

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 12:45 PM
Just letting y'all know I'm going to be rather inactive for a few reasons.

I do have Wifi at home, but my computer is being a butt, and refuses to even load the home screen.  If I do get to the home screen, I can't open or use any applications, so I'm stuck with a nice metal desk-topper until I can get it fixed.

And on the more serious side of things, coming out to my mom did not go well.  I was originally supposed to start T this Friday, but I am now looking towards a six-month delay.

I will not be able to attend cosmetology school in June.

I will have to work full-time.

I will have to visit an M.D.

I will have to go to family counseling.

And I will have to go on suicide watch.  

If we can't reach some form of agreement about what to do, my mom will be taking back the year's rent that she gave me in advance, which means my boyfriend and I would have to move again.

My dad and I are going to try and show her that this really is me, that I'm not crazy, I'm not going to do something stupid and regret it, I'm not thin-skinned, I'm not doing this for attention or to be cool, and that I've not been "influenced" by my friends.  My mom is rather fearful and ignorant of Trans issues, so she really thinks that I'm just searching for a "quick fix" for my manic depression.  Hopefully, if I tell her how I've felt my whole life, and how I managed to hide it from her so she wouldn't know, she'll actually see that I'm not insane.

If I post anything, it'll be personal artwork to help myself cope.  With the above schedule though...I'm not sure when I'll have time to draw or feel creative.

I have just a tiny bit of hope left; most of it was crushed last night.  Until I'm feeling up to it, my AMAZING admin friends will be helping with my duties. (Seriously, Nords, EA, Street-Race, Starborn, you guys all ROCK!)  

I hope to be back soon, and I will still be floating around looking at all your pretty arts.  I just won't be doing as much of my own.  ^^

:star: Have a nice day :star:


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Journal History


Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Hey everyone. I'm Val, woot. I'm a
young artist, and an aspiring animator.
I'm an animal-lover; my favorite animals are
wolves, cats, dogs, horses,
and the like.




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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha! Ummm...yeah...sure..... -.0
Dafoxi-Tohvel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you won't get it. >:I You get a cookie instead.
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Fireshrike Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, Moony! It's Shadow&Blue!
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Fireshrike Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So what's up wif you?
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Not much.
Vani-llaSwirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
found ya' tis I ~starshine~ from warrior cats forums...
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Found you too. Dang, you're good! [link]
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