How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
First off, happy birthday deviantart you have some great, awful, and beautiful people on here. But mostly great.
I started on DeviantArt on July 22, 2011 on Aneki12 I don't know, one of my best friends showed me this site and I was like, "I'm too young!" Then she said, "Fuck it. I'm younger than you and I have one!" It was something like that and I got one. She's KonanFleep or KotanathePimp She doesn't go one here that often and it makes me sad because I can't always get on skype. Anyway I was twelve at the time and turning thirteen in December so I though no big deal, but I already signed up as whatever the fuck age I put. My first picture I posted was
I made it in Art Academy on the DS because I had no digital art software at the time. Obviously a big meh... but I met :devAmysYaoinYuriDreams: when I made more Zelda fan art. I was really glad because she's the first person I met online and she's chill awesome. Then I met even more people and tried to be more social, for the better.
My art started to improve around the time this was made
Then once I got a tablet, I really started to do digital art as I liked, even though they're not that great to me anymore... In fact my past account is not very great to me anymore... ANYWAYS
on my second year on dA, I started to do pony stuff which helped me a lot I think. So thanks for that. But it also stopped me in my tracks of improving once I reached that level. The first few drawings on AnekiPacMan
where pretty meh as well. That's when I started to look at some artists because I haven't been looking at some very often as I would like, and as much as I did before. I had a long period of time chilling with the My Sims fandom because MySims. And I guess the artists in mysims-fan.deviantart.com
motivated me a lot so I started to make more MySims stuff, one of my personal favorites because it's funny
and of course I have that abandoned MySims KingDUMB comic (yo that bitch is going to be a thing when I finish moving).
Now, around the summer time of 2013, I was really feeling that I got extremely better. And I defiantly did because I was in the depressing time, which in all artist of the past, made their art strangely better (just kidding
). But in all seriousness, the 2013-2014 school year changed my art in the best way because I was obsessed with art and animation again and I started to look at way more artists and practiced when I could.
You know what, those people that think dA is full of dreamers or unprofessional artists should shove it because it's full of people who love art and want to improve. What better way to do it by drawing and meeting other artist? I know for sure I still have a long way to go, but my art improvement in three years makes me excited for the next years to come. So yeah, DeviantArt, happy birthday.
Boom... I really liked this picture for some reason...