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Day 30 Challenge (finale): Something youd like to share with your followers or friends.

I'm tired of hiding behind masks. I'm tired of being in fear all the time.

Nobody should be discriminated or judged because of their sexuality. Nobody should be judged at all in the first place. If one should be judged, it would be the deeds of their actions, the work and support they contribute to society and the legacy they leave behind for future generations that could benefit from it.

So judge me as an artist, on my talent, on my profession, and the work I do. Not because of my sexuality.

Thank you, to all my friends, followers, fans, people who love my work and what I do. You are my reason to continue what Im doing till now. Love you all and please love one another.

Daryl Toh Liem Zhan
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MrAnonArtist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want this shirt so badly. Nice work, man!
bluesag Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ashnjohncomics Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
A long time ago, you did a few commissions for me. My story had a gay couple in it and I remember you telling me that you didn't mind drawing them together, but that you were not comfortable drawing them, um... being a couple together. I was so bummed out that you felt that way, but I didn't say anything and I didn't bring it up again. I have to say, seeing this... there are no words for how happy I am for you. I didn't know then and I'm sure you don't remember me now, but I want you to know that I am proud of you for overcoming your fear and accepting yourself. :heart: ~Ash
Nox-ious Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
To be honest, having a gay friend is a lot of fun ^      u ^)b
MasterJ18 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artist
I love your work and what you do, and this right here is inspiration at one of its best thank you
FadedNobody Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my emotions exploded ... gimmie a minute QuQ...
Emotocat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I love your work, I think you're a great artist. I thought that before I knew you were gay and I feel exactly the same now. So yeah, keep being awesome.
hyena-spit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was amazingly touching.
Besides, gay people are always awesome ^.^ And so is your art!
tommymarcus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
its your decision of who you want to be in the life, no matter the sexuality thats just superficial.
Polo0-5 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
your artwork is amazing! i always look forward to seeing more!
CoyNino Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
:happycry: So : I love your art, what you say and you. :heart:
Continue t'es sur la bonne voie mec ! ;)
free-to-be-Gee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the art and the statement you included above. :dalove:
idamn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see many have already said what I wish to tell you, but I guess a good thing can never be said too many times, right?
I just want to say that I'm happy for you and proud of you for setting an example for all of those out there who aren't as brave as you are. Hiding behind a mask can be very tiring, as well as difficult and could even distance you from the rest of the world. I hope that you will feel much better after this, and that you know that you have a whole bunch of people out there cheering for you and wishing you the best, both in your life and as an artist. Go you! :glomp:
SchawrzErzengel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A big HUG from Costa Rica!
No worries, keep the good work that you do, now that you are realeased form that mask, everything is gonna be better, I'll promise :D
viciousjaws Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Spoken loud and true. But needs more SUNGLASSES
shaitu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
a great, touching picture, that shows perfect emotions :)
TheJiggyDC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! personal art like this make it more meaningful! great work!
spenxaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awesome! ^o^
KeeganTheAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very touching (for more ways than one - I'm gay, too), and the guy's face is beyond perfect for the message.

Now, I need to hug you to death. :iconletmehugyouplz:
Niori Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! I still love you and your awesome work! Keep it up!

From: Person who enjoys your work!
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love what you said in your description, and I love this picture :) :hug:
vergil619 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
You're one of the greatest artist I have ever had the pleasure of following here on DA, i'm happy to know you care about what your followers thinkand you should know that no matter what we will always support you
mezmereyes0-0 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Hey Daryl I know those feels dude :)
Hiding sucks. Especially when you have the freedom to possibly come out but you're just too scared. I've been living in a home where homosexuality is practically taboo, and being the model daughter doesn't help the fact that I am exactly what my parents hate. I applaud you sir, keep the art and the love going all the way :D
Celsy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh cool! moar hawtness
YohProject Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
reed682 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, I don't think I ever did a coming out image, certainly never anything this cute. LOL
jecle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Penn92Evans Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
you go man!!!!
Arashi98 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*favorites* you sir, have earned my respect. :D
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I had no idea. I'm glad you decided to tell us!! <3
do3om Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you r awesome. RESPECT.
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
regardless of your sexuality, your work is awesome!
Calined Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Never ending respect from me to you, keep it up.
hubadawaha Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like you for your amazing art and because you seem like a really cool person. Anyone who'd treat you any less, or even any different at all just because of your sexuality is missing the point about what makes you so great. I'm proud of you for facing your fears, because that's never an easy thing to do. It gives me yet another thing to like about you, too.
inuto500 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
love this, plain and simple
lucky-eleven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Never would have known, and still don't care. c:
I love your art no matter what.

C'mere, you! :iconkissingplz: :heart:
Camiixlove Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
love you man! you are great :) :D
reiko87 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I like friends who hide there sexuality because of various reasons. I respect friends for comming out no matter what the reasons are. If you ever are in a depressed mode becoause your family, friends or other don't agree, remember- you have a lot of supporters.
flavataste Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
<3 Lovely
CaylexTimewise Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012

Oh, sorry about that. It's all good, your sexuality isn't our business. Just keep up with that great art.
tzucin929 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I admire you man.
You have my support!
JohnyBlades Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Glad to see the mask off. You have my full support. :)
MercysWrath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:) im very glad your open. And your artwork is beautiful :)
emZosmiLes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I have the up most respect for you, fellow artist.
RoxasRockLobster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so glad you are so comfortable with yourself. <3 We still all love you just the same.
Not gonna lie part of me died abit though, I was like, "NOOOOO HE IS GAY! FOREVER ALONE!"
Not that I had a chance in the first place. xD lol <3
sameus-dray Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome in the dark side of the rainbow ! You're work is amazing ! I aprove ♥
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey! You're gay! That's kinda neat that you came out to us like this, good on ya.
+10 Respect for you, if people don't like it they can kiss your ass. Haha.
Patchumli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is perfect
astral-ursus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
you were already inspiring me with your amazing artwork, but to see someone so successful and strong enough to come from behind their mask makes me wanna toss mine off right away. thank you so much for sharing.
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