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I've been pondering a change of my deviantArt username for some time. It would of course require upgrading to the Core Member status (or what is it the former Premium is called now), but I don't mind that, I wanted to try it out anyway.

Why do I consider changing my username? Well, I do not find my current username "neral85" quite appropriate or suitable. First, I do not like that number in it. I had to include it when I first set up my account here ten years ago, because the name without it was already taken (BTW I checked out the profile of neral and it's someone who's been around for 13 years but has only one (13 years old) deviation and no recent activity. Nevermind...). Second, I do not like the lowercase first letter. And third, I do not in fact very much like even the name Neral itself. It is a very old nickname of mine (derived from some insignificant Star Trek character back in my Trekkie days) and I still routinely use it for one-off registrations on various websites or some discussion boards, but I've never got really used to go by that name in actual conversation or being referred to under that name.

So I think I could change it either to adapted version of my real-life name – something like "MatejCadil" – or else some other nickname more closely related to it. I do have my Etsy shop and Facebook page where I go by my real name so it seems only logical to use it here too. But I don't know, maybe I'm known to some people here under my current username and the change would confuse them. As I said, I've been pondering it for some time, but I didn't make up my mind yet.

What do you think? Do you have some experience in this field? Have you changed your deviantArt username? How did it go? And what do you recommend to me? Is it preferable to use real name on dA, or rather some other name or variant of name?
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How Doggie and Moggie Painted a Picture by neral85
How Doggie and Moggie Painted a Picture
This picture was made as a conscious imitation of illustrations from a classic children's book Povídání o pejskovi a kočičce by Czech painter and writer Josef Čapek (In English The Tales of Doggie and Moggiea preview available on Google Books).
Why I made this picture? It was another monthly contest on a Czech illustrators' website Projekt ilustrace and the contest theme was "kočkopes", which literally translates as "cat-dog", but in the Czech language it is also an idiom which means something like "medley", "combination" or "comromise". It is often used as a derogatory term for some absurd compromise solutions, but not necesarily (for example in Czech transportation slang it is sometimes used as an affectionate term for tram-trains).
Now I got this idea because in the book there is a tale called How Doggie and Moggie Made a Birthday Cake, where they decide to make a cake and they put in it all of their favourite kinds of food (with an obvious result of not-so-good cake). So I made up a similar story, only instead of baking a cake they paint a picture, so they produce a real kočkopes as a result. :-)

For Czech readers I include also an accompanying text I used at Projekt ilustrace, which is also an imitation of the book (sorry, I'm not able (or maybe I'm too lazy) to translate it to English):

Jednou takhle odpoledne přišly pejska a kočičku navštívit děti, které jim chtěly ukázat obrázky, co namalovaly. A protože to byly tuze šikovné děti, moc se to pejskovi i kočičce líbilo.
"Poslouchej, pejsku," řekla kočička, "co kdybychom si také něco pěkného namalovali?"
"Panečku, to je nápad, to by mě moc bavilo," radoval se pejsek, "ale jemine, vždyť my nemáme nic, čím bychom mohli kreslit a malovat. Jak bychom mohli udělat obrázek?"
"Nic si z toho nedělejte, pejsku a kočičko," řekly děti, "my vám půjčíme všechno, co je na takový obrázek potřeba."
A tak se děti rozběhly domů a za chvíli byly zpátky a přinesly vodovky, pastelky, štětce, pera, tužky a gumy, barvičky, papíry a vůbec všechno možné, co tak můžete potřebovat, když si chcete namalovat obrázek.
Tak se pejsek a kočička pustili do malování. Rozhodli se namalovat jeden obrázek spolu, pejsek namaloval co ho napadlo, pak zase kočička co se líbilo jí, a tak se střídali a tuze je to bavilo, až byl jejich obrázek úplně hotový.
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neral85
Matěj Čadil
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Czech Republic
I've made a website about the world of J. R. R. Tolkien: Angrenost (in Czech) with my illustrations and a monarchist portal Pro monarchii (in Czech too).
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xx-blacklist-xx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton for the fave :)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure! :-)
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Bakiroom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav!Darwin Fancy Sparkles Icon
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem, it's a lovely picture! :-)
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zabdyr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Thank you for visit and the favorite zabdyr.deviantart.com/art/Sain…. Regards.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :thanks:
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aegeri Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mas krásné obrazky ;) a děkuji za pěkný koment ;) je milé tu potkat krajana co se zabývá ilustrací tolkienových knih :)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nápodobně! :wave:
Moc pěkná galerie. Koukám, že jsi na deviantArtu nováček, tak se těším na další přírůstky do galerie! ;-)
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aegeri Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dekuji, ano jsem tu kratce...konecne jsem se k tomu osmelila :D a taky doufam ze me to dokope k dalsi tvorbe ;)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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aegeri Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
koukam ze take pouzivas akvarelky :D  ;)
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WhiteKuroe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav^^
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :-)
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Úžasná práce!
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :thanks:
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thank you for the favourite! :D 
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :-)
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Djake Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding djake.deviantart.com/art/Hylon… to your collection!
I enjoyed your gallery as well - particularly the architectural depictions.  I wish I had that sort of patience for structures.
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love drawing buildings and landscapes. :-)
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Djake Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's my problem, really.  I far prefer the flow of drawing organic structures to architecture, so I quickly lose patience, and end up doing a half-assed job of things.  -_^  On the other hand, that just makes me admire those who can pull off the task effectively.
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I admire the workmanship of architects and builders (in case of real-life buildings) and I love to imagine various styles and details (in case of fantasy architecture), so I've never had problem with it, though I admit it may be a tedious task sometimes to finish it all.
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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