DeviantART means a lot to me, even though I spend less time on here now. I think it's really fun to look back on these 4 years here!
Ermagosh what is this XD. This was my first 'complete' submission to dA. I was using a base and my mouse for this one. I didn't even know how to use Photoshop properly...I didn't know how to use the pen tool so look at my beautiful squiggly mouse lines. But I do
remember that I spend an intense amount of time to draw this. I was really proud of the shading and colouring back then
I drew a lot in 2012. The most out of all myyears here haha. I experimented a lot this year, and switched from Photoshop to Paint Tool SAI for drawing. It was fun learning how to use the SAI brushes properly.
I also started on commissions, and I deeply enjoyed the challenges of drawing people's OC designs. I also joined a lot of contests, mostly because I was a points manic back then. But this meant I rarely drew anything for myself.
Nonetheless, I think I really improved a lot by drawing so much, so the deviation above is my favourite deviation of the year
I really liked this picture. I'm using my own lines, improved on the colouring, shading, background, eyes...basically I improved a lot for everything and I was really happy.
2013 was kinda downhill. This is the one picture I drew from start to finish during this year. I spent I don't know how many hours on this over the course of many months, actually. I think I've improved from 2012, with more detailed backgrounds, but I didn't really feel like drawing this year for some reason. School started getting stressful since I had to prep for a public exam, so I had even less motivation to draw.
I had a public exam this year! After I finished all those stupid papers, I started churning out those deviations at a crazy pace for a while lol. This year, I'm drawing mostly for me. I've been drawing fanart of my OTP, drawing my OCs a lot, and experimenting with anything I feel like. I've calmed down from my points-hungry days, and I now draw mostly for me, or draw because I really want to I think it's really refreshing and now I feel invigorated while drawing.
I hope I can keep improving in my artwork and I thank dA for giving me the incentive to continue improving and for me to be able to meet many fellow artists! Let's all continue working hard together!
Last of all... HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!!!