I am proud to say I joined DeviantART at somewhere between 14-15 years old, I feel like I really grew up on here. While others were updating status's on Facebook, I was busy on here. Some people remember the Deviation that brought them here, but I am sad to say I don't. I know it was a beautiful piece of digital artwork though. Through DeviantART I have made life long friend which I love as much as my family. DeviantART will never just be a social media site or just an art site to me. DeviantART is much more, some say it's a community, which yes it very much is. Though I on the other hand see it as one big family. Sure there are people you don't talk to much anymore, people who you may dislike but there is also those people who step up and are there for you just like family does.
I may be less active than I was when I first joined, but this is still the place I check first when I turn on my computer. I have spent birthdays and holidays on here messaging all my lovely friends. I love DeviantART because it helped mold me into the adult I am today. I have better time management, thanks to group deadlines. I have better social skills thanks to DA friends pulling me into random skype calls. My art has improved thanks to all the resources and friends on here helping me along the way. No longer am I shy due to livestreaming for friends here. My life changed the second I clicked the link from that piece of art on google images, and it changed for the better.
Now for some blasts from the past!
This is the first deviation I ever favorited here on DA!
The first piece of art that I posted on DeviantART!
My first contest entry on here!
First time using a drawing tablet!
First time drawing with PaintToolSAI! That stabilizer though! I don't think I knew about the stabilizer yet LOL <3
This is the first time I colored my lines and I feel like it shows how much I improved over time!
My first collab and the first time painted clouds digitally! I did the coloring and this lovely
did the beautiful lines!
I don't have any recent art up to show you where I am at now drawing wise! But I really have improved since 2011 and I am very proud! I have lovely friends from here who are always there to help me when I need it, be it drawing proportions or I had a really bad day! I don't think I could make it a day with out all you amazing people who have helped me more than words can describe! I love you all so much from the bottom of my heart! <3
Happy 14th birthday DeviantART! Looking forward to many more! <3