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I drew this for an "art competition" in the Stranger Things subreddit. Thread link.

The minor issue: It is now my understanding that the art competition was actually a poster design competition. This was not stated in the contest parameters, which have now been erased. Had I known I'd have submitted directly to the subreddit instead. My art is clearly not poster design. The competition results were also decided by a secret panel. I think the whole subreddit should have been able to decide, or it should at least have been decided by an open panel adhering to some kind of transparent or objective standard. The use of a secret panel was not made clear during the submissions process either. I discussed this with other users under the results post, and we might have come to a resolution given a bit of time, but:

The central issue: My comments were all quickly deleted by the moderators and I have been banned.  That's the part that has bothered me enough to alter my DeviantArt pages. The rest was just a matter for discussion.

The power-tripping and dishonest competition head has decided to blame me for my mistreatment. This person has removed the links to the pieces' DeviantArt submissions, deliberately hiding the fact that I have been censored, and has replaced them with direct image links. "I would love to link to your DeviantArt. I really would. But my priority is to end the undeserved controversy you've created. If you comply with my request, I'll comply with yours. I do have the power to link back your deviant art, which I am willing to do, if you return your pictures & their descriptions to what they were before the art competition results were released. I'm not retaliating against you because of your opinions. I'm combatting your defamation [citation needed] because it's false and unjustified [citation needed]. So continue it, just realize that it comes with consequences and that no-one will actually care because you've made yourself look completely mad." -- /u/progatician

Needless to say, I will not comply with demands that I lie by omission. I have been banned and censored. This is a fact. Victim blaming and gaslighting will not change this fact.

Deleted comments, screencapped: imgur.com/a/JPzYs

The Stranger Things subreddit is not a place I recommend investing in. As is so common on reddit, the moderation is juvenile, tyrannical, self-serving and tightly knit.

I run the Stranger Things group on MINDS. It's tiny right now, but you won't be censored there.

And to be clear, no, this is not about the placement of my drawings in the competition (several better pieces of work are listed below mine in the rankings).
This is foremost about censorship. The secrecy and unclarity discussed in the censored comments are secondary. The placement of individual works is relatively irrelevant.

-- AVH, Jan 18 2017
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:iconjeremycb1982:
jeremycb1982 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
I always wanted to be able to draw like this. Mine always turned out more like characatures without a lot of detail like this...
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AmyVanHym Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta practice my friend! If your drawings come out like charicatures rather than just a bunch of kjhaskjdhljahl you've probably got a knack for likenesses. I used to not shade at all, there was no detail.
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jeremycb1982 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Yeah, it probably is the shading. I just don't know where to do it. Also, when I do, I tend to make it too heavy.
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Panartias Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good portrait!

Personally I use harder pencils - but your work proves that you can achieve lots of detail with soft pencils as well!
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AmyVanHym Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sharpen softer pencils well and often. Thank you!
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Panartias Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess I'm a bit lazy when it comes to sharpening pencils... 

...I'm useing reusable pencils (where you just exchange the gaphit core) of late.
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful portrait! :heart:
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Mittens1997 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!!! Very impressive.
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Zenith87 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Nice job on the eyes and hair :) I like her expression.
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grandlait Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
really lovely :) 
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