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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

First Tattoo! by ValiantShadow First Tattoo! :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 1 1 Blessed by the Water by ValiantShadow Blessed by the Water :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 6 2 Back in Woods Creek by ValiantShadow Back in Woods Creek :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 2 5 A4525 WoS Samite Lima by ValiantShadow A4525 WoS Samite Lima :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0
Curtis MacArthur | Hemlock Grove | Werewolf
General Information
Name:  Curtis MacArthur (Curt)
Gender: Cis Male
Age: 24
Date of Birth: Feb 1, 1993
Hometown: Abilene, Tx
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 140 lbs
Ethnicity: White
Hair Color: Dirty Blond - dyed orange fading to black at the tips
Eye Color: Blue
*Faction: Werewolves
Distinguishing Features
Claw shaped black plastic gage in each ear, X shaped scar under right eye, myriad of scars along back and arms.
Personal Information
Curtis has a gorgeous singing voice, and loves to spend his time using it.  He enjoys sparring, horseback riding, and reading as well.  Dislikes include threats to his authority, spiders, and cruelty to animals, especially those of the canine or equine families.
Curtis’s personality is sharp, and quick tempered.  He is first to jump into whatever situation arises, which sometimes puts him in an awkward situation, or even a dangerous one.  While he tends to look before he leaps, he cares de
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Nordanner Summer Splash | Familiar Friday by ValiantShadow Nordanner Summer Splash | Familiar Friday :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 4 0 Nordanner Summer Splash | TBT by ValiantShadow Nordanner Summer Splash | TBT :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0 A4561 WoS Foxtrot by ValiantShadow A4561 WoS Foxtrot :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 4 1 Nordanner Summer Splash Week 3 by ValiantShadow Nordanner Summer Splash Week 3 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0 Nordanner Summer Splash Week II by ValiantShadow Nordanner Summer Splash Week II :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0 Nordanner Summer Splash Week 1 by ValiantShadow Nordanner Summer Splash Week 1 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 3 0 snake sketches by ValiantShadow snake sketches :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 0 0 Moree | Checkpoint 2.6 by ValiantShadow Moree | Checkpoint 2.6 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 6 0 Dress Up by ValiantShadow Dress Up :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 10 6
Mature content
Call to Action | Moree Checkpoint 2.5 :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 2 0
Midnight by ValiantShadow Midnight :iconvaliantshadow:ValiantShadow 6 0


SA | Adonis | Wiseman by fynli SA | Adonis | Wiseman :iconfynli:fynli 172 94 SA|Undyne|Aodh , Commoner (Sanctum Attendant) by PaganStars SA|Undyne|Aodh , Commoner (Sanctum Attendant) :iconpaganstars:PaganStars 48 39 Bale | Sanctum helper - Aodh | SA by lemonyh Bale | Sanctum helper - Aodh | SA :iconlemonyh:lemonyh 56 31 SA | Embryss - Yeshua| Higher by Queerly SA | Embryss - Yeshua| Higher :iconqueerly:Queerly 125 8 [Prompt] Starfall Outing by deeed [Prompt] Starfall Outing :icondeeed:deeed 31 17 Commission - Korrasami Cosplaying by nymre Commission - Korrasami Cosplaying :iconnymre:nymre 552 26 SA | Ianthe | Chapter Four - Gathering Resources by SagaWolf SA | Ianthe | Chapter Four - Gathering Resources :iconsagawolf:SagaWolf 26 6 doc | junkyard dogs faction july 2017 by kitboys doc | junkyard dogs faction july 2017 :iconkitboys:kitboys 12 2 Commission | A Full Warddrobe by Queerly Commission | A Full Warddrobe :iconqueerly:Queerly 194 18 MLP | A Royal Problem by Queerly MLP | A Royal Problem :iconqueerly:Queerly 458 20 Commission | She Frikkin Glows by Queerly Commission | She Frikkin Glows :iconqueerly:Queerly 130 15 Tales Into Sunset by FaunaFawn Tales Into Sunset :iconfaunafawn:FaunaFawn 27 17 Szabadnak szuletett by Ayazuea Szabadnak szuletett :iconayazuea:Ayazuea 53 8 RUNDYL ACADEMY RP: First Kiss (Cassandra x Fiona) by YaggyDigital RUNDYL ACADEMY RP: First Kiss (Cassandra x Fiona) :iconyaggydigital:YaggyDigital 22 12 :CO: Kurai by BeautySnake :CO: Kurai :iconbeautysnake:BeautySnake 117 5


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


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



Life Update

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 6:24 PM
Haven't done one of these in quite a while, so I might as well update my dA friends on how life is going.

My tablet is currently broken (looks like the USB connection is finally completely shot), but my friend is going to loan me his tablet, if we can get the driver working on my computer.  Until then I'll be back to the ol' pen and paper method.

My new job location has some goods and some bads.  My manager is much more strict, and she's got a manner of accusing me of things without actually hearing my side of the story first, but she's overall pretty nice.  My coworkers aren't bad, but I haven't had enough time to click with them like at my old job.

A few weeks ago, I came out to the rest of my extended family - except my grandmother because she was honestly so far downhill that it wasn't worth going into.  She's maybe got a few weeks to a month or so left, and it's not looking good for her.  She's also beginning to lose a bit of mental capacity, so we all decided it was best not to tell her.  I can't say as I wasn't upset at the time, having gone through all the anguish of my mom wanting me to not tell her, then agreeing I should, then having to go through all that stress to not tel her, but in the end we all decided that was the best decision.  The rest of my family took it really well, and are very supportive.

With that out of the way, I could change my name and gender ID on my facebook page, which means I can actually use facebook without getting the queasy feeling in my stomach that seeing my dead name causes.  

And probably the biggest update:  I started testosterone this week!  It hasn't been all grand, as I am having a bit of trouble with mood swings (it's a bit like a bad PMS cycle), but I'm starting to stabilize.  No real visible changes yet, save for some downstairs growth, and it's easier to talk in a deeper register.  My voice won't truly change for a while, but I don't have to force myself to speak in a low tone any more, which my throat is grateful for.  It might be a placebo, but working out has become easier too.  

The shot itself isn't painful, but considering that it's a lipid based hormone, it does hurt a bit for the oil to make its way through my muscle, but that's a small price to pay considering what I'm getting in return.

My mom has even been rather supportive, which is surprising, but nice.

My family is at least trying to use the right name and pronouns, as are my coworkers, which is another big plus.

And that's pretty much it for life at the moment!

: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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SaintPumpkinMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist
I replied to that rp from 16 days ago woops
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Wilage Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
thanks for the watch ! <33
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
Ikiuni Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silent Night [Nordanner Secret Santa] by Ikiuni :dummy:
spider999now Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch :iconsupertighthugplz:!!! <3
ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
MidnightAyaDARPG Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi there!

This is ZyathEstate on her new account. I have you marked down as having a slot on my horse 3987 | ZK Arabian Rule **** that has not been used. Since it's been a few years, did you ever use this slot? She has transitioned to Drakehest, so please let me know if you'd like to use the slot as a Drake, or if you want it to stay as a Nord (I recommend using it ASAP if that is the case).

ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Hey there,

I never found a mate to her, so the slot was unused.  ^^  I've not got the time to find a Nord, and I'm not all that interested in Drakes, so the slot can be returned to you.
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Nice gallery:)
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