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Ello. In my gallery, you'll mostly see pictures made with MS Paint and Corel Painter. Alot of my older pictures were made with Paint.net and Photoshop too. (When I used to have those two programs.) I'm not the greatest artist in the world. In fact, I still have a LONG way to go before I can be good like my favorite artists on DA. However, I do the best I can.. ^^;

My style changes alot too. :P I usually draw whatever inspires me so there are alot of different things in my gallery.

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Wave Slowly Take Me Away by Delpha
Wave Slowly Take Me Away
I drew this when I went to the beach with my boyfriend and his family for a week. I really like how this came out...
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Hello fellow deviants! Soo... I started another year at college, and after buying supplies for the apartment I'm at and the art supplies needed for studios, I'm basically broke... My current job pays biweekly, so I won't be getting a paycheck for 2 weeks (And I never found a job in the summer, so yeah...) 

I'm opening up commissions at a reasonable price to help with money stuff. If you are interested, I posted picture examples and prices on my Facebook (I haven't gotten a chance to make a commission sheet for deviantart yet..)  -->  www.facebook.com/delphasart/po…

Message me if you are interested (payment would be made through paypal).
Karlkat and Ash by Delpha
Karlkat and Ash
I want to make random comics in my boyfriend and I's animal forms of our silly adventures, shenanigans, and cuteness. Karl would be a black cat and I would be a corgi. c: 

I have to get used to drawing us though... But hopefully, it will work out.
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Warning: This is verrry long.. (I want to make sure I explain everything). If you make it to the end, then thank you very much.. I think this is more a vent post, but I definitely appreciate any advice or help.

I'll start with my problem... I'm not sure what to do about my pastor and feeling kinda bad for deciding to stop going to the church I went to for 8 years (now here comes the long explanation).

I started going to this church in 2007 (went to youth group first, and then started attending Sunday services in 2009). This church is an uber conservative Baptist church that only has about..50 people at most.. So people can get to know you pretty well. Now, in my highschool years I was what people would call "very religious". I became really involved with my church (helping out with vacation bible schools, attending youthgroup events, even helping out with cleaning around the church). I consider some of the people in that church my family. I love them and even miss them ever since I stopped going there (Stopped going there in June 3rd, 2015...Will explain further down).

Well, college happened. I've always been an open minded person and I met many different and interesting people. I learned about things that I never even knew about. Now, even when I was in highschool and attending a super conservative Baptist church, I didn't consider myself a Baptist or really even a conservative... (Never considered myself any denomination. I just went to a Baptist church because it was closest to my home and I felt like I learned more about the Bible than any other denomination I went to so far). Since I spent a lot of my highschool years surrounded by Christians, I started to question whether I thought the way I did because of those around me or because I truly believed in it..

I mean, I didn't start doubting the existence of God or anything. I just started to question things about the Bible and some of the views that many conservative Christians held... My doubts were further exploited when I got into my first relationship (whom I am currently very happy with and I love him very much <3). He isn't a Christian though, or at least in the sense that many of my Christian friends would say... (He believes in God and says he is a Christian, but he is more loose with his beliefs and also questions things..He is also not a big fan of organzied religion). In the past, I always said that I would never date a non-Christian (because of the whole "unequally-yolked" thing...which means don't date or marry someone who doesn't hold the same exact beliefs as you). So after we started dating and going further in our relationship, I questioned even more how strong my beliefs were (because if they were as strong and deeply rooted as I thought, I wouldn't have dated him...). Maybe the people around me just influenced how I thought?..

Anyways.. I felt guilty at first.. But later on, I realized I was more worried about what others would think, not God. And during all this, I realized more and more how much I didn't really like my church... (Not the people necessarily, just the views that they hold and some of their views). I felt this way since freshman year of college, but I kinda ignored it until junior year of college... I started hearing things that my pastor acted towards people that was anything but Christian and loving (For example, a friend of mine's son was in jail. She wanted pastor to visit him and talk to him..you know, talk about Jesus and try to help him. He said that he would give the son papers first (papers about the Gospel I guess?). Which is completely dumb because just handing someone papers and not taking the time to sit and talk to him shows that you don't care..
That same friend also felt like she wasn't cared about.. She's one of those people that can talk for a long time without realizing how much time has passed. And after awhile Pastor apparently  would just interrupt her to get her to stop, and not really listen to what she had to say.

He didn't visit my twin nephews after they were born and in the NICU for a month..I don't know why, but my sister had them out of wedlock so maybe that had something to do with it? Or maybe it's because my sister didn't go to their church very much.
Supposly, after my house fire in 2011, he called pastor jamie (another pastor I knew from my friend's church) and basically told him to stay away from my family.. (and I'm assuming it's because Pastor Jamie was a part of a more contemporary church. And in my pastor's eyes that is "baad").

He obsesses over this conservative Christian college in Florida called Pensacola. He kept telling me that I should consider going (which I didn't). I thought he would stop pestering me about it after I started college, but he still pesters me about it... -sigh-
Whenever big breaks come(winter break and summer break), he always calls me just to ask when I'm coming home (so he can expect me to be there at church).  Well.. Like I said earlier, I stopped going on June 3rd... It was my mom's birthday and a Wednesday. I was walking home from the store when him and I happened to cross paths (he was in his car). He said hello and then told me that he had a job for me...but I had to go to church today for him to tell me what it was. I didn't really know what else to say, so I said ok. But then I realized that I couldn't go because it was my mom's birthday (I thought about calling him and saying that I couldn't go because of that, but he's one of those strict pastors that thinks that you always have to be in church no matter what..unless it's an emergency). So I didn't go.. Then I didn't go on Sunday or the next Sunday. Eventually, I didn't go at all...

He has called me multiple times over the summer, but I didn't answer (I'm surprised he hasn't stopped by my house yet.. I hope he doesn't..). I just don't know what to tell him. I never understood why him and his wife are always so concerned with me and when I'm going to be back (I don't think they really do this with other people..I know that I've been there for awhile, but I'm not the first person to stop attending that church). I don't know how to tell him that I don't feel like his church is right for me anymore... I don't know how to explain to him my doubting/wavering beliefs.. Honestly, he would blame me going to college for it. He would say that it "corrupted me" (when in reality, I have been their version of corruption for ages).

I feel bad for suddenly dropping out of that church. I miss some of the people, but I don't really want to explain why I left... (Though they probably deserve an explanation). I just can't take the legalism, the super strictness, many of the views that they hold anymore... I can't take the fact that my pastor seems to be constantly up my butt, trying to shelter me like I'm his own child or something. Can't take the guilt anymore (this is one of those churches that makes you feel guilty for like everything too..-sigh-).

I miss being in a church though.. Even though my views are in question, I still have this strange pull towards church.. (it's hard to explain). I know  I could just, even if I don't agree with a lot of the stuff (I mean, I will never agree with every single thing any church teaches). But I just feel that I have to move on...

Still, I can't stop feeling bad about it.. But I really don't want to face my pastor.. (I hope that someone knows how I feel and can give me some insight on what to do).
Thank you for reading....
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Gamera Theme song.. DX
  • Reading: Howl's Moving Castle
  • Watching: Gamera movies
  • Playing: Monster Hunter 4
  • Eating: Sheetz Food
  • Drinking: Coke
I like doing random questionnaires.. So here is one!


1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
8 years.. I joined in 2007 when I was in 7th grade.

2. What does your username mean?
I made up the name Delpha in 2005-2006. I was making an account for an MMORPG called Ragnarok, and I didn't want to use my real name. Soo... I made up a random one that sounded fantasy-like. And it has stuck.

3. 
Describe yourself in three words.
Quiet, quirky, ditzy

4. Are you left or right handed?
Righty.

5. What was your first deviation?
Listen To Your Heart by Delpha
-throws up- God, this is old... X.x

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
I really like ink drawings... Photography and editing them is another favorite of mine (I haven't posted much photography stuff here...)

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
:iconpaperanddust:s art style is GOORGEOUSSS. :iconpurplekecleon: and :iconelfy-elf: too!

8. What was your first favourite?
Dolphin by cerryddwen
I love dolphins.

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Personal an expressive art.. Fanart of favorite shows. Soft colored stuff

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't really have a current all-time favorite anymore.. I like a bunch of different people. However, :iconnestly: (one of my all-time favorite artists back in middleschool) is what got me to join deviantart (Her and her other art friends were on deivantart and I enjoyed viewing all their art).

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Gnarly :iconelfy-elf: I don't have a lot of online friends anymore... Gnarly is one of the few friends that I have left on the internet, and it would be cool to visit them someday.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
:iconpanda-chan164: is one of my best friends, and she has helped me grow into a better artist. She has also stuck with me for years and I am very happy that we are best friends! :3 

:iconnestly: :iconcentchi: :iconhibiko: :iconsolar-citrus: are some of my early art inspirations back in my Neopet days (2005-2008). They inspired me to keep drawing all the time and to never give up.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
My tablet and SAI, ink pens and paper.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Music and other inspiration artwork is where I find my inspirational place... I don't have a specific place to make art anymore. :c 

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Looking forward to seeing what :iconpanda-chan164: drew (I don't know why but I always got excited when my friends would post art). I also remember being in 5th-6th grade and watching funny flashes on deviantart.

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Delpha
Delpha
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I have many bunny minions.... Be careful and watch out...

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Oh and I love chocolate..alot... :iconchocoloveplz:

Current Residence: Pennsylvania :3
Favourite genre of music: Mostly rock and techno
Favourite photographer: behindinfinity
Favourite style of art: Almost any style is fine with me. (Ever style is unique in a way. )
Operating System: I dun remember...
MP3 player of choice: My phone and CD player :P
Shell of choice: Seashells by the seashore
Wallpaper of choice: I don't know.....
Skin of choice: My skin.....
Favourite cartoon character: Shikamaru, Miroku, Kuro, Pucca, Momiji, Gloomy Bear
Personal Quote: When there's rain, there will come shine.
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cricket14 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks for the watch:-)
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Delpha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student General Artist
No problemo c:
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wolvesrevolution Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Thanks for the fave :heart: 
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catplague Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch!! <3
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Delpha Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome. c: Your art is very beautiful and I look forward to more of it in the future.
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sabii-sab Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
THnx for the fave :) 
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Museili Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :bunnyla: 
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POKEMON-RERISE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
:iconwii2party: From Brinton -

:iconpokeball-plz: :w00t: Thank you for your support with my Pokemon pictures/art!  If you still want to see more and get to know my Pokemon a little better, please check out POKEMON-RERISE!  It doesn't have much yet, but I guarantee it will be blooming with old and new Pokemon art very soon!

:iconwiiloveserperior: Vynas - :D We hope to see you there!!!
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horserax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hello! um, are you willing to take a comishion, and if so how much will it cost?
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FujiAyami164 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for the fave! ;u;
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