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Slow Dog's Community

Citizen of the world stamp by lennyconilEveryone IS Equal by bradleysaysNo war by Destruktive

:iconfella1plz::community: united colors of the world by wapamup :community::iconfella2plz:

United Federation of Planets by Warp-Speedunity stamp by smevstock
American Countries by Claire-stampsPageviews anyone? by Centauran

"We could prevent a lot of unnecessary hatred, strife, and war if everyone in the world could all just understand and have the courage to say, 'My religious beliefs/non-beliefs are my opinions/preferences. They will most likely never be proven/disproven in my lifetime. They may not be the same as yours, but they are no greater, nor lesser than yours.' This would remove a huge source of needless conflict from the world."


Public Relations on deviantART

:heart::iconshinyheartplz:dA Heroes Stamp by BrigetteMora:iconshinyheartplz::heart:
Artwork by the original dA Hero

Ricardo on Community Spirit

It is a fine community we have here on dA, made up of a gajillion kinds of folks with a wide scope of interests, tastes, and styles. The internet has turned the world into a small village where people can bridge the barriers of language, culture, race, sex, or any other profound or urgent matter of humankind, all within a social environment which encourages the use of artistic means to achieve results. To that end, try to observe some common sense etiquette while moseying around in the Halls of Walnut Hill...

Rules of Engagement

:bulletred:~ Be kind to your fellow deviants, no matter what.
:bulletred:~ Extend that kindness to me and I will do likewise.
:bulletred:~ Never post destructive or bullying comments.
:bulletred:~ Please do not bring personal drama to my pages.
:bulletred:~ This account is free of politics and religion.
:bulletred:~ Please do not ask me for points or votes.
:bulletred:~ Points, badges or favorites require no thanks.
:bulletred:~ Favorites require no comments but all are welcomed.
:bulletred:~ Please do not tag me or invite me to a chat site.
:bulletred:~ Feel free to share what you know about art.
:bulletred:~ Feel free to trade llamas and leave friendly notes.
:bulletred:~ Do not claim my art as your own doings.
:bulletred:~ You do not need permission to use my art.
:bulletred:~ If you use my art as stock, link and credit me.
:bulletred:~ You do not have permission to steal my art.
:bulletred:~ Thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Official Beta Tester

Official Beta Tester

Windows ver.2.0 by Rekizd
Change by SinMarai

I am an official beta tester. I am a member of the bug reporting team here on dA. I am also a member of the Microsoft Developer Team. I enjoy finding things that are not quite right and figuring out a solution. I have beta tested dA since becoming a member of this great community in 2004.

:bulletyellow: ~ I have served as an Official Beta Tester for Google and Microsoft since 1994.
:bulletyellow: ~ I have been a Premium Member and Official Beta Tester at DA for over nine years.
:bulletyellow: ~ I design high end cutting edge computing solutions for the music industry.

Internet Browsers


I use Internet Explorer as a default browser, but that does not mean I use it all the time. I also use other major browsers to proof my web designs, in order to make sure my work is consistent and uniform across platforms. A well designed site will look the same on all computers worldwide, regardless of the OS and its apps. I run WHQL drivers on Intel and AMD Radeon compatible hardware.

Operating Systems

IE stamp by MeisterMaximumO_o by Kaboose-18Windows Stamp by Stollrofl

I hear a lot of folks throwing off on Microsoft. It is easy to do unless you become aware of the sheer complexity of creating an operating system that will run well on a huge list of hardware that can be assembled and programmed in a myriad of mostly unknown and unpredictable ways by people who often know little about computers. My hat is off to this great company and the many hard working developer teams worldwide.

Technical Support

Website Notepad - Stamp by ConDecepticonWindows 7 by Tantawi

:bulletyellow: ~ I support the following MS OS packages:


:bulletyellow: ~ I work with the desktop and server varients as well as the new mobile apps and embedded devices.

PC Platforms

Gigabyte GA-7PESH3 by slowdog294

:bulletyellow: ~ I still own and operate older 32bit computers.
:bulletyellow: ~ I also have some newer 64bit machines.
:bulletyellow: ~ I work with home and office solutions.



:icondark-win7-themes: :iconagnew-art: :icongalleryofworlds: :iconteambotanix:


:iconangelofinflation: :iconvladzhuravlev: :iconprophetofwillendorf: :iconspartanfreak: :iconkippa2001:


slowdog294 has started a donation pool!
1,740 / 1,000,000

The 1,000,000 point donation drive is now open. First to donate and get things started is my fellow TPO enthusiest, David Irwin, from Ashland, Virginia, also known on dA as Passacaglia28. Thanks, Dave, for getting the ball rolling!


New devID by Passacaglia28

St. Anne's Church by Passacaglia28Mongomery House by Passacaglia28
York House by Passacaglia28M. P. Moller 2-20 Pipe Organ 6 by Passacaglia28

The Slow Dog wants to give back to dA what has been given to him, the pleasure of great art. Loyal patrons and wonderful friends who have enjoyed his art for over six years are owed many thanks. Words are not enough. He must do more.

One Million Points

To that end, a donation pool has been set up to collect a massive amount of dA points, to be given to various deviants as contest prizes and awards of artistic merit. One million points are to be collected before the contests begin. We are talking about major awards and prizes here.

Support Points Stamp by bigfunkychikenPoints by QuidxProxQuo
no points for llamas stamp by izka197
Points Stamp by ERHBuggyPLEASE DONATE POINTS stamp by KawaiiLizzie

A lofty goal. One million points. Not for my use, instead, to award all my fellow deviants so they can get subscriptions and receive their favourite deviantSTUFF. This is a long term project, so there will be no time limit. However, when the bar hits one million, the contests will begin. Here is a teaser...

:bulletblue: Best 3D TPO Render

:bulletblue: Best Clothed BBW Render

:bulletblue: Best Alien Planetscape

:bulletblue: Best Windows Desktop Wallpaper

:bulletblue: Best Artistic Nude BBW Photo

And so on...

Prizes and rules to be announced at the start of the contests, which will accept new deviations beginning on each contest start date. Older devs will not qualify.

deviantART Points Wallpaper by atty12

Thank you in advance for your generous donation. It shows that you too believe in giving back to the community what it has given you. Blessings and good karma be.

Thanks by tRiBaLmArKiNgS

You must be logged in to donate.


United States

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 9:30 AM
Opening Message

:star: My 20,000th Favorite! :star:

by WonderfulTyrant


A Message From Ranger Ricardo

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have visited and watched, commented on and favorited works from my gallery, and exchanged llamas here on dA. I am so backlogged with thanks and welcome messages that I may never catch up. If I have missed anyone or have not gotten around to you yet, let these words of gratitude stand in until then. My schedule is quite packed, so it might take a while to see replies of this nature, though I wil continue endeavoring to reply to as many comments as is humanly possible.

I am honored that this fine artist chose to paint a picture of my face while I hike in the woods. Sir, I can never thank you enough. And so, I place this artwork here in celebration of one of the many reasons deviantART is such a great website filled with awesome folks like this gentleman. It is a great privilege to share his work. Be sure to visit his page, shower him with llamas, and gander at all the beautiful art in his gallery. Get ready to spam the favourite button and remember to comment.

The Survey

:bulletred: ~ 1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Since July 23rd of 2004. Over eleven years as of this posting date.

:bulletred: ~ 2. What does your username mean?
Exactly what it says, a slow dog, the 294th such named entity in cyberspace.

:bulletred: ~ 3. Describe yourself in three words.
Musical Park Ranger.

:bulletred: ~ 4. Are you left or right handed?
Left handed, right minded, somewhat ambidextrous.

:bulletred: ~ 5. What was your first deviation?
The J. Tyson Forker Memorial Theatre Pipe Organ…

:bulletred: ~ 6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photograhy and video, drawings using pencil and paper, music and lyrics.

:bulletred: ~ 7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
3D rendered animation and virtual reality video media.

:bulletred: ~ 8. What was your first favourite?
With around 23,300 favorites accumulated over 11 years, it would be hard to determine that.

:bulletred: ~ 9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Photography of scenery and objects, portraits of people, animals and plants.

:bulletred: ~ 10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Gosh. I cannot answer that question because I have many more than one favourite.

:bulletred: ~ 11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
spyed and ikazon .

:bulletred: ~ 12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many have taught me how to love as I saw the world through their eyes.

:bulletred: ~ 13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Camera, computer, pencil, paper, musical instruments, my voice and hands.

:bulletred: ~ 14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
The green hills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

:bulletred: ~ 15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Long before I was a member of this site, I was watching it's birth. I miss those days...

  • Listening to: Workstations running in the office
  • Reading: Workstation validation reports
  • Watching: Over five hundred fellow deviants making art
  • Playing: Stringed instruments
  • Eating: Whatever makes me live longer
  • Drinking: Anything wet that will not hurt me

Llama Patrol


Llama Badge PNG by KomodoEmpire
Llama Wave by KinnisonArc

Llama Herding on deviantART

chasing llama by fear-the-brilliance:iconllamatruckplz:run llamas run by fear-the-brilliance

:bulletred: ~ If you view an artwork and add it to your favourites,
give a comment to the artist and perhaps a llama, too!
:bulletred: ~ If somebody gives you a llama,
give them a llama in return.
:bulletred: ~ The first time you visit somebody's page,
show them you liked their art with a llama.
:bulletred: ~ Trade a llama if offered a point
from somebody who wants a llama from you.
:bulletred: ~ If somebody adds your art to their faves,
give them the gift of a llama as thanks.


What is a Llama?

The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times. They are everywhere in Bolivia. Many Native folks keep them as loving pets and hard working farm helpers. Llamas are very loyal creatures.

The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is between 1.7 meters (5.5 ft) and 1.8 meters (6 ft) tall at the top of the head. They can weigh between approximately 130 kilograms (280 lb) and 200 kilograms (450 lb). At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between 9.1 kilograms (20 lb) and 14 kilograms (30 lb).

Llama on patio by Philip Greenspun,
An albino llama enjoys resting at Machu Picchu, Peru

Llamas are very social animals and like to live with other llamas as a herd. They can be trained to work as a team and are highly obedient, though temperamental at time as most camalids all over the world are known to be.

Overall, the fiber produced by a llama is very soft and is naturally lanolin free. The Natives weave it into colourful fabric to make the famous Awayo and Apaca garments worn by the local rural folk who live in the mountains of South America.

Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, llamas can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for several miles. They enjoy pleasing a loving master who rewards them for a job well done.

Llamas on National Geographic
A llama wonders among the ruins in the Chilean Andes

Llamas appear to have originated from the central plains of North America about 40 million years ago. They migrated to South America about 3 million years ago as the watershed moved and the climate changed. Humans had not yet appeared in America, being found in Africa at that time.

By the end of the last ice age (10,000–12,000 years ago) camelids were extinct in North America, around the time modern light skinned humans appeared in Sweden. Note that the Native Andean humans had appeared in the mountains of South America much earlier. Their culture was highly advanced by the time the fair skinned folks arrived in America about 800 years ago.

As of 2007, there were over 7 million llamas and alpacas in South America and, due to importation northward from South America in the late 20th century, there are now over 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in the US and Canada.

Click this WIKI to learn more.

Featured Llama Stampage

Llama Badges by eggyLlama love by OnWingsOfBlue
Llama Whore by PatrickRuegheimerOfficial: Llama Farmer stamp by pencilandpaperaddict
llama by o-pieLlama Stamp by Kaoz-Commander
Random Acts of Llama by Kawaii-Demonic-ThingNinja Llama Stamp by PsychoMonkeyShogun
started with a llama by m0onjadeLlama Traders Tavern by Khalitzburg

I herd llamas on my deviant farm. The little buggers are everywhere on dA. Be it known that if you visit my page and I see your ike, you will get a llama from my farm. If I visit your page, I will leave a llama behind to give you love and respect. Also, if I add one of your works to my favourites, you will get a llama. And finally, everybody who gives me a llama will get one, a simple swap from your corral to mine. I do not buy llamas with points. However, I will trade a llama for a point from you. These points will be given to fellow deviants as awards of merit and appreciation.

My Herd of 8,565 Llamas

Current Llama Wrangler
Since September 3rd, 2013

Llama Rampage by KinnisonArcSuper Llama Pursuit by KinnisonArc
Ninja Llama Assault by KinnisonArcFancy Llama Chase by KinnisonArc

Going out, 6,560

Coming in, 2,005

Out of every four llamas that come to my farm, only one gets to stay in the local herd. They breed rather quickly. I like finding homes for them. I am currently herding Fancy Llamas which will grow in numbers large enough to become King Llamas. I need only an additional 495 of these furry friends in order to advance my herd to royalty.

The Fancy Llama
When the herd reaches 1,000 llamas

fancy llama by KGBigelow

Llama Club by easydisplaynameSuper Llama Club by easydisplayname
Albino Llama Club by easydisplaynameSuper Albino Llama Club by easydisplayname
Ninja Llama Club by easydisplaynameFancy Llama Club by easydisplayname

Featured Lllama Art

Ninja Llama by TrollGirl

Mystical Llama by SaiyaGina

Da Ultimate Llama Collection 3 by booboojim

Llama levels by =computercomedyguy


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vw1956 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for faving lily IX by vw1956 :)
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vanndra Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank for the faves :)
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Kaslito Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Hi Brother!!! Thanks so much for faving me!:-) Loe and peace, Ranger Ricardo!
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Szakiyo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: ! :squee: :squee:
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