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Where the Magic Happens by Queen-Of-Cute
Where the Magic Happens
I was going through old pictures in my gallery on DA and found one of this exact desk because someone had asked me what my work space looked like. This desk has become the center of my world, it's where I draw, read, type, work, game, record and anything else. Just those few years ago, it had one or two figurines on the shelf, a laptop and some star trek books. Now, the collectable have slowly began to overflow to the walls, my star trek books have moved to a bedside table for night time reading but my wonder woman, batman and TMNT comics have taken their place. Where there used to just be a laptop, I now have a destop,  surface tablet, wireless mouse/keyboard, microphone, and (although not in the picture) that old laptop along with my bamboo drawing tablet. I have lightsabers in easy reach along with a a starwars pinball machine, foam/wearable dinosaur claws, voice changers, toothbrushes, pez, and many other crazy things. Where I used to have 1 cat who liked to sleep on my laptop, I now have 5! I think having this little 'Nerdvana' is my way of keeping remotely sane. It's nice after a hard day at work to come home, make a cup of tea and snuggle my feet into my large, furry and purple rug under my desk, deciding on where the evening is going to take me. 

Here's the link to the old pictures from 2 years ago if you want to see a comparison of what it was.

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'Real' Eye Tutorials by Queen-Of-Cute
'Real' Eye Tutorials
Haven't done one of these is a while but here you go!

1. Pick 4 colours. I have a Base, Vibrant, Highlight and Dark.

2. Draw the basic eye shape.

3. Add the outline of your 'iris'

4. Fill with your Base colour.

5. Make a smaller circle wit your vibrant colour.

6. Create small flecks of your Highlight colour, over lapping both your base and vibrant circles. 

7. Do the same with your Dark colour, following the highlight flecks.

8. Put a black circle over everything.

9. Finally, put on your finishing touched such as lashes and light spots. 


Please Favorite this if you're going to use this and also comment below! I would love to know your thoughts on this tutorial. Are there other aspects of an art piece of mine you would like shown? Thank you!

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Mermaids are Friends, Not Food by Queen-Of-Cute
Mermaids are Friends, Not Food
A mermaid and her best friend heading out on an adventure.

Apparently, DA has decided to start compressing my art so the there is a bit of distortion. I'm trying to fix that considering the orginally has none. 

Drawn on Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Adoptable! by Queen-Of-Cute
Adoptable!
75 points for Galaxy (names are just for my own fun, if adopted she is yours to rename) 

Comment below with questions or if you want to adopt :)

And may you day be filled with cute!
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Ashley Bolduc
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
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I am the Queen of Cute. I fear one day I will blind someone with cuteness. I am not an evil queen. I will not scream in a shrill voice 'Off with their head!' nor will I try and feed anyone poison apples. I am here to help all of the subjects of the land of DeviantArt if they require it. May your day be blessed with cuteness!

ID Picture was Drawn by ME!
Interests
Hello again. You may have noticed that some new art has popped up on my account lately. I am trying to get back to DA, having missed the community, friends and fans I have here. 

I feel like a lot of stuff hasn't been said about my absence and I really want to share some of my experiences with you of my life over the last few years while I've been gone. 

4 years ago, I had a beautiful baby boy who is my pride and joy. When he was born, he was so small and alien like that I didn't understand where he had even come from. People say that they love their baby at first sight. I took a little longer then that. I started suffering from depression and anxiety, the depression made me lathargic and negative, the anxiety attacked my ability to leave the house and fed me the fear that I wasn't going to be able to handle a baby. And while these thoughts became a festering wound in my mind, I acted as though nothing was wrong. I didn't tell anyone what was happening to me or that I could barely breath when I stepped out of the house because the world was such an anxiety riddled place. I no longer went to movies or interacted with even my son's father who lived with us. Everyday felt like battling a fight that you knew you weren't even strong enough to lift the shield to defend, let alone attack. 

I gained weight. I lost my confidence. What was once a bustling person who had been a quirky woman, strong in her beliefs, with a job and friends became a hollow shell in which a desolate landscape lay, ruins of dreams and personality haphazardly strewn. 

Around the same time as having my son, I had found out his father had been cheating on me. This is the man I had been with for 5 years at that point. He was my high school sweetheart, my lover, my rock. He had shown me I was beautiful, made me believe I could do anything and never stopped me from following my crazy dreams. To find out he was cheating on me was devastating. The last of my confidence and heart were ripped out by my own hands as my thoughts turned to 'how could I have allowed this to happen?' As though it had been my choice, my actions that had driven him away. 

At this time, I wish I had know the things about myself that I now know.

I wish I understood that I will not only allow someone to play the victim but I will give them that role, even if they have done something that I couldn't have possibly have prevented. I will shoulder blame and actually give the other person the excuses they need. 

I wish I had realized that nobody will every be your biggest fan, your bestest friend or your greatest joy then yourself. It all starts with you and spirals out from there. You have to love what's inside before you can love others. 

I wish that I would have know about which people were playing with me and my emotions. Life is short and dqrama is not worth the time. 

I wish I had known my mantra that I now use daily;

'TODAY I CHOOSE HAPPINESS.'

But I didn't know these things... so there I was. Broken heart, broken mind and broken soul. 

Needless to say, things looked pretty helpless. Helpless enough for life to no longer look worth while. 

And this is where I cannot stress enough about asking for help. I battled panic attacks, anxiety and depression on my own. I battled suicidal thoughts on my own. If I have one word I can say to all of it, it would be DON'T. 

DON'T do it. 
DON'T forget you are beautiful.
DON'T every think you aren't worth it. 
DON'T do it on your own.

Reach out. Whether it's a friend, family, professional or an online community, you need to reach out. 

I didn't. I have friends who I assume had a pretty good idea as to what was going on. Some of them were too far away geographically and some didn't know how to help or how to bring it up. 

For some reason, mental health is still such a taboo topic. We've certainly gone great lengths in the last few years as a society but we still have a lot to go. 

I ended up staying with my son's father. There were a lot of reasons at the time, including financial, our son, and promises made. In his defense, he is not a bad man in general, he provides, does his fair share of chores/taking care of our son and didn't mind that I was working through some things. At the time, these were enough to tip the scales in favour of staying together. 

To add to the need for the support of a significant other, we were informed by a doctor that our son had a disability called Angelmens. To cut a long story short, he has genetic deletion. We were told he would never walk, talk, plagued by seizures and be extremely sick all of his life.

There was a lot of guilt for his diagnoses. The deletion was completely on his maternal side so it weighed very heavily. 

I spent 2 years locked in my home, very seldomly going or seeing anyone. 

One day I woke up and realized I had no inspiration to draw or write. That even gaming had become a boring and tasteless task. My life had literally lost every amount of worth.

So, I went out and got a job. I told myself that if I could work, if I could be at a store for 15 hours a week, then I could work my way up to everything else. I thought to all the different places I could apply and decided to only give resumes to retail stores that, if I would go shopping, I would walk into. 

One happened to be a tech/cellular company. Walked in, said hi to the manager and chatted for a moment. He called me less then 24 hours later to offer me the job. I accepted. 

I knew working was going to be difficult. Going from no human contact to working in a retail space was going to be a stark reality. My first 2 weeks ended each shift with me going home in tears due to having to fight breakdowns and from the fact that I had to choose a job in which there is so much jargon made me feel impossibly stupid. 

Do you want to know where I am now, 2 years later? Because I absolutely didn't give up! I have now been managing that same tech store for 1 year, my company sends me all over for training and development with the hope to prepare me for further oppritunities within our company. 

My son is the best case senario for his disability. He is walking with assistance, can say the word 'mum,' tries to call me on his grandmother's iphone and his seizures are completely controlled with a morning and evening dose of medication. The only time he is sick is when he catches a typical cold or cough. 

The friend and partner things are still up in the air. I just lost 2 of my closest and longest friends recently but it was my choice to say good bye to people who were disrespectful and unhealthy to be around. I roommate with my son's father and he would like to make things work but, as of right now, he needs to work through some problems on his own and, while he's doing that, I need to work on learning how to trust without completely leaving myself vulnerable. 

As for my art, I'm trying a new style with it be a bit more of an expression of myself and daily life. 

So here I sit, typing this, in hopes to get across a very important message; Life does get better. Never give up. Mental health is an important discussion and one that we need to start having without the past prejudices. 

Please feel free to message me if you ever need! I may not always respond immediately but, if it would simply take one person, even if it's just me, to make a difference in those extremely hard times, to help you with even just some one to listen, I am here. 

I am also on Tumblr and Twitter as Fearthecuteone 

xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo xoxo 

And may all your days be filled with cute!

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Commissions

Pokemon Blink Icon
Free Charmander Icon by Queen-Of-Cute
Free Pikachu Icon by Queen-Of-Cute
Free Bulbasaur Icon by Queen-Of-Cute
Free Squirtle Icon by Queen-Of-Cute
Free Psyduck Icon by Queen-Of-Cute
Have a favorite Pokemon? Want to have a cute, blinking icon of them?

Please include the name of the pokemon!
Sparkle Girls
Rainbow Sparkle Animated Adoption by Queen-Of-Cute
Gloomy Day Animated Adoption by Queen-Of-Cute
Jirachi Pokemon Girl Animated Adoptable by Queen-Of-Cute
Aphrodite Animated Adoptable by Queen-Of-Cute
Devil's Daughter Animated Adoption by Queen-Of-Cute
Each girl (or guy), has both a sparkle and blink animation. You can have your favorite OC or character done in this adorable style. Even your favorite Pokemon! 

Make sure to provide a reference for OCs or a character/pokemon name.  

CLICK TO SEE ANIMATION!
Blink Animation Icons
Flame Princess: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Fionna: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Link: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Spike: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Princess Bubblegum: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Each icon has blink animation. You can have your favorite OC or character for everyone to see. Even your favorite Pokemon! 

Make sure to provide a reference for OCs or a character/pokemon name.  
Chibi
P.S. Doughnut Commission by Queen-Of-Cute
Felicity Commission by Queen-Of-Cute
Chibi Queen-Of-Cute by Queen-Of-Cute
Ice Princess by Queen-Of-Cute
Get a Super Cute chibi of an OC or other character!

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COMBO #1
Marceline Animated Adoptable by Queen-Of-Cute
Marceline: Free Animated Avatar by Queen-Of-Cute
Would you like both a Animated Sparkle Girl and an Icon? Pay for a COMBO and save 10 :points: 

(these two don't entirely match because they were done at different times)

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COMBO # 2
Marceline Animated Adoptable by Queen-Of-Cute
Marceline's Dolly by Queen-Of-Cute
Want both a chibi and a sparkle girl? Here is the combo for you! Save 20 :points:
Duckified
Marvel and DC Ducks by Queen-Of-Cute
Want a Character or OC 'Deviantly Duckified?' Here's your chance to finally see their Quacky side!

Please remember to add a reference or character name for your commission!
Ducky Sheet
Marvel and DC Ducks by Queen-Of-Cute
Can anyone truly love ducks too much? Maybe you can! Get a sheet of 28 ducks! If you were to pay for them individually the cost would be 840 :points: 

Please provide a list of all 28 ducks either with references for OCs or names for other characters.  

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agitha-and-neytiri-f Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist
I love your tutorials, just wanted to let you know that and here's a llama! your tutorials will help me a bunch! and oh, here's the rest of my points for creating amazing art. (lol sorry it's two points)
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BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there random deviantartist! I just want to offer you something... a hug. Glomp! Hug Huggle! Tight Hug
You deserve it! Forget all those pansy chains that say you need (insert
number) of hugs to be truly loved, all you need is ONE person to show 
their appreciation for you to know that you are beautiful and of amazing
worth! I just want you to know that no matter what, you are important 
to me, you deserve a smile on your face, and happiness in your heart. 
Have a very, very splendid day/night wherever you are! Sun
love emote by snorasaurus :allyouneedislove: by stuck-in-suburbia :thatssocute: by stuck-in-suburbia :lovesquee: by stuck-in-suburbia Hug a heart by Colorcatcher ~Bailey, just a random friend
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NayEditiions Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
donate me points? pleasse <3
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toskito2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy birthdaySuper Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Kenjisama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday lady~~
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :tighthug: :heart: :iconrainbowcakeplz: I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
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JovySanchez02 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :dummy: :cake: :dance: :boogie: :la:
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Fran48 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student General Artist
happy birthday :cake: :)
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PsychoKingloli Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazingly good. Keep up!
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