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Not Permitted by wildflower4etrnty Do not steal my art button by izka197 Comment Stamp by Poiizu Anti YURI YAOI v2 by I-Take-It-Back Comments Stamp by yuki-hoshime Llamas by impersonalinfo
InkAthan Stamp by Yoruhoshi

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Just some of the stuff I've faved.
It all rocks, so I had to keep it close by.

My Stamp Collection

My God Is Mighty to Save by Koi89Belief in Higher Power by Danilee3240.Stamp. Protected by Jesus by KillMePleaseGodAmerica Stamp by l8Bush-Psychosis Stamp by MetalShadowOverlordNot-there-yet by Mirz123Do We Need to Go Back to English Class by SionnaDehrRight to an opinion by paramoreSUCKSAssuming Stamp by PsychdeliaShadow Stamp by RecklessKaiserShadow the hedgehog Stamp by KevfinShadow stamp by SonyaLSAnimated Shadow stamp by Shade-the-hedgehog1Sonic Stamp by Miha85Sonic stamp by SonyaLSSonic Stamp by JetProwerTheFoxTails Stamp by RecklessKaiserMiles stamp by SonyaLSKnuckles Stamp by NoNamepjeAmy stamp by SonyaLSI Hate Eggman Stamp by ShadOBabeMyspace Stamp by StephiLynnInk Support Stamp by ShadOBabeKatyxShad Stamp by ShadOBabeFor ShadOBabe by rcr311girl gamers stamp by thechaosproject.. BBA Fan Stamp .. by DoomTacoBroom Love Stamp by ShadOBabeprocrastinators UNITE by Calypso-AshI Know Stamp - Revamped by EvilSakudeviantLICENSE Stamp by stixmanFei Fan Stamp by FeiFanClubStamp - Comics by AzraelleWormserTransformers Stamp by SlovmanGiant Alien Stamp by ConDecepticonNO SMOKE STAMP by schtolzFei Stamp by Maipee-Chan by FeiFanClubAnti Yaoi Stamp by dementedmonkeyWe Miss You Steve by manticorSwat Kats Stamp by HotarubakuFangirl Stamp by BowChickaBowWowCartoon Watcher Stamp by ToonfreakI survived the MUDKIP invasion by orangefruitsG33k Valentine by quinnypinComment Before You Favourite by BoffinbraiNDay Dreamer Stamp by Sora05Thankful Stamp by JunkbyJenPixar - stamp by hiena004- Finn McMissile Stamp - by toonarttI imagine with music Stamp by tastelessfateFriendship stamp by JinZhanFreaky Fred by Cathines-Stampsit mocks me by ajCorzaWoo Paa Paa Stamp by The-Blue-Pangolinpassion stamp by MechaBerryStamp: Hanna by egoOh my gawd by maxari4Doodlebob Stamp - Art is Power by ShadOBabeSpongebob Stamp by littiotPuppets Stamp by hoshi-mizuSquidward Stamp by hoshi-mizuCom - Pickles by Haters-Gonna-Hate-MeAgent Tex - Red vs. Blue Stamp by ShadOBabeXD Stamp by MimiMarieTLlama Badges by eggyRape is serious. by MartianMeerkatrequest: Scarecrow by dark-dragon-wingsScarecrow Animated Stamp by DaRk-StampsMy Night Sky by yumi-honamaruStamp Natural Blonde by mongrelmarieSave the Kakapo by ClockworkStampsI practice my... by MoRbiD-ViXeNStraight Pride Stamp - 003 by Straight-PrideA Kid Inside Stamp by Drake09deviantART Love by jonathoncomfortreedI Like The Sound of Thunder by Finalrobo101Always remember. by Snuf-StampsThree Ninjas by wondering-soulsBe Nice Stamp by Mirz123Revenge stamp by daisy8000Whaaaaat by azianwolfdollDespicable Cannon by azianwolfdollPokemon Games Stamp by KeliAlexI'm a frog by death-wishesTypo Stamp by tk-for-shortSeverus Snape Stamp by L3xil3inSnape and Ron Stamp by L3xil3inListening to the Rain by savagebinnThee Stoopid One :Stamp: by Circe-BakaYou Shouldn't be Dating by Haters-Gonna-Hate-MeStamp: Butterfly! by TheSaltyMonsterProblem Solved by impersonalinfoOMG Cat Stamp by Tripp-X-FoxxSurvival of the FITTEST Stamp by Halo-2-fanKnowledge vs. Wisdom stamp by BasmaSmiley
Hey guys!!
So I've heard that there is a new DA Birthday Badge up for grabs?
I am SOOOO all over that!! All I need to do is tell my "deviantART Story", huh?
Well let's do it!!


Once upon a time, all the way back in middle school, a tiny teenaged nerd named Katy heard of DA from her friends. Being a huge Sonic the Hedgehog fangirl, these friends showed little Katy all the awesome fanart, and printed pics out for her to decorated her binders with. But besides being too young to have an account, she also didn't have any way to post art to the computer, so little Katy kept drawing for herself, content to browse DA.

But a couple years later, little Katy-kins was at her aunt's house, surfing the web. Now in highschool, Katy's mother had gotten a scanner, and Katy now had a way to upload her artwork. So at her aunt's house, on September 29th, 2006, Katy took the moniker of ShadOBabe, and took her first steps into the world of DeviantArt.

And the next day, she posted this:

Lady Sonic Riders by ShadOBabe

It was a picture of some hypothetical future children of Sonic characters that ShadOBabe quite liked. She was intensely proud of it. No doubt it was the best drawing she'd ever done to date and he was absolutely thrilled when she started getting comments from people. And so for the next few years, ShadO continued to draw and share pictures she'd made of Sonic the Hedgehog characters as well as her Sonic OCs.

Sonic wasn't her only interest though. She jumped from fandom to fandom often. For example, for a while in high school, ShadOBabe developed a liking for the anime Naruto. And at that same time, the little artist was being introduced to the world of digital art through her Multimedia art class. And soon enough, ShadO posted her very first piece of digitally colored artwork:

Sand Trio Canines by ShadOBabe

ShadOBabe had a thing for Kankuro. And the gradient tool.
And she's always had a thing for animalifying things apparently... XD

But let us not forget, ShadO had been led to DA through fanart!! So of course her page was not without a folder of favorites.
And the first favorite she ever gave went to this image:

Sonic the Hedgehog 1928 part 1 by battybuddy

ShadOBabe always did have a love for seeing her favorite characters drawn with a twist.
The Canine Sand Siblings from before and Classic Disney style Sonic here are perfect examples of that. Be it alternate realities of flipped genders, new art styles, different time periods, or even different species, the Babe that is ShadO was all over it.

So ShadOBabe continued to post art, and she graduated high school, going on to pursue her college career. And just as ShadO's childhood love Pokemon had been overtaken by Sonic the Hedgehog in middle school, so too was the Blue Blue overtaken. Because within her first semester at the local community college, a certain game was released, and ShadO was reminded of a love within her that was so old, it had almost been buried completely within her mind...


College aged ShadOBabe rekindled her love of Batman and all things superhero related. The S, to the had, to the O, B, abe loved to create fancharacters for every fandom she participated in, so naturally she did so with the Batman fandom. And so our little artist created Ink...

Ink - Batman OC by ShadOBabe

Her Sonic character was practically her mascot, but the little nutcase that ShadOBabe wound up creating between listening to the lectures of her professors would go on to be her most treasured OC ever, and her creation would even lead our artist to her most treasured friend ever. X3

And on through the years the Babe went, growing and learning. Graduating college, finding a job, going through challenges, dealing with new experiences around every turn, but always coming back to share art here on DeviantArt, loving to entertain her online friends with what she creates:

GA Bust Sketch - Hyena Joker by ShadOBabe MAGAX: Destroyer by ShadOBabe Princess Celestia Bust by ShadOBabe Super Katy Thorn by ShadOBabe The Summer Festival - Catch Those Thieves!! by ShadOBabe

ShadO's life has changed, her art has changed, she has changed, but DeviantArt remains constant.
It has traveled with her through the better part of a decade, and will continue to do so.


And that's my story.
I love this site with all my heart and couldn't image what my life would have been like without it. The site grows right along with me, and has been a part of my daily life for such a long time. I know there are lots more milestones and adventures ahead, and I'll face them right alongside you guys.

Love you all. And love DeviantArt.

Happy Birthday DA
~ Katy (ShadOBabe)


ShadOBabe has started a donation pool!
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Hey I thought I might just put a donation Widget here.
I don't NEED it, but if anyone wants to just dump some extra points they don't need, go right ahead!!

All donations are greatly appreciated!!
Have a wonderful day!! X3

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Katy (ShadO)
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hmmm, what to say about me...

Well, I'm a girl with a passion for cartoons. I'd love to work for an animation or video game company like Pixar or Sega or maybe make my own comic book series on the side. But I'm thinking about trying to find a different calling for now, because I don't think I'd enjoy the professional art world. Too many people tearing you down. And when you do get a job you have to draw what your boss wants, when they want, how they want, and finish it when they want.
I prefer to draw my own way.

I'm legally an adult, but I feel more like a kid than anything.
And since I love cartoons so much, I figure that's a good thing. I go to see children's movies in the theaters and get to call it "research". XD

I'm habitually obsessive. Professional fangirl, as I like to put it.
I love tons of series including (but certainly not limited to) ThunderCats (2011), Sonic the Hedgehog, Batman, Star Wars, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Pokemon, Invader Zim, Batman, 9, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Spyro, Naruto, Batman, and MANY others.

And my favorite part? Making a fan character for myself every time I get a new interest!!

So check out my gallery and maybe you'll find something you like!!

My birthday badge

Current Age: 23
Current Residence: Texas
Favourite genre of music: Almost anything (except hard, punk, or metal rock)
Favourite style of art: Cartoons and comics
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Any I can get my hands on...
Wallpaper of choice: Shadow wallpaper <3
Favourite cartoon character: Cad Bane and Spongebob Squarepants (now THAT'S a combo you won't see often XD)


Hey chica!! Thank you so much!! I need to get back into the habit. This new job has completely broken my focus. ^^;
Fri Jun 20, 2014, 10:48 PM
HEY...HEY HEEEEY...hi XD You can do this!! Plus the walks will give you more energy!! <3
Mon Jun 16, 2014, 3:27 PM
6/13/14 - Late mile today. Went the slow and stead route again with a steeper incline. 22:34, #4 incline, up to 3 mph towards the end
Fri Jun 13, 2014, 7:54 PM
6/12/14 - Missed my mile yesterday. Did one today. Accidentally knocked off the safety magnet and turned it off halfway through, so I'm not sure how long it took to finish. ^^;
Thu Jun 12, 2014, 1:50 PM
6/10/14 - 1 mile, 20:00, 3 mph, #2 incline
Tue Jun 10, 2014, 12:03 PM
8/9/14 - Did something a little different today. I kept the treadmill at about 3 mph, and set my iPad on the console. Then I watched a 32 minute video. At the half mile point, I put the incline at 2 and just walked till the vid was finished
Mon Jun 9, 2014, 6:04 AM
6/8/14 - 1 mile, 18:00, got up to 3.6 mph briefly, took it slower today
Sun Jun 8, 2014, 10:23 AM
6/7/14 - No treadmill today. Me and mom spent all afternoon walking around at the mall.
Sat Jun 7, 2014, 6:12 PM
6/6/14 - 17:22, up to 3.6 mph
Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:03 AM
Today: 17:36, up to 3.6 mph
Thu Jun 5, 2014, 1:39 PM


Random Poll Time!! Do you hold in your sneezes? 

24 deviants said Heck no!! When I sneeze I just about blow my brains out and startle everyone around me!!
13 deviants said I try to hold in my sneezes, but usually fail and make that stifled, "pbbbt" noise.
11 deviants said No. I just sneeze, but it's not really loud.
7 deviants said Yes, I hold in my sneezes and let them just explode in my own head.
3 deviants said No, but my sneezes are like tiny, little "choo's".
No deviants said I do not sneeze. :|


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Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ta-da! Gift for you, madame! Not much of a gift, but still.
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!! Thank you hun!!
I'll be sure to get more InkAthan stuff up soon for you to work with. XD
Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^~ You're welcome! I may have to resize it just a smidge, but I'm happy you like it!
Take your time, dear. I know how much of a pain it can be to work with.
DartAsh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Thanks for the llama!
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for giving one back. XD
DartAsh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
You're welcome :) (Smile) 
KnightlyZach Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the faves, llama, and/or watch ^^
XcBlueshadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama!!!
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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