In honor of deviantART's 14th birthday, I decided to join of community members in writing journals this day!
I first joined deviantART 7 years ago as of August 21st, which makes me quite happy that I've been with this site for half it's life. I was turning 15 that fall and I can't even remember how I came across this site, just that I instantly fell in love with it.
I've always loved art. As early as I can remember I enjoyed it and was inspired by it. When I first met an old friend of mine back when I was 6 years old, I recall loving her art style and wishing I could be as good as she was. I believe that was the first tipping point to my journey as an artist. I started practicing more and more and developing my own style. My mum sent me to summer art courses and during the school year I attended anime drawing classes. I won an art award in both grade school and high school. So, one can imagine, when I found deviantART how happy I was that I did find it.
A community full of thousands upon thousands of other artists. Thousands of galleries to inspire and millions of beautiful art pieces -art heaven, for me at least.
I have used deviantART as a place for me to develop as an artist. I've displayed art on here for myself and for anyone else willing to look. I like that I can browse on here and see how I've grown without having to dig through boxes and boxes of old sketch books. I like that this community -in my experience- has been so kind and helpful. I've brought a handful of fellow artists here and I've also met many who I was thrilled to find out that they have an account here. I'm not sure where I'm going, but I'm glad I came here to just watch it happen. And I'm so excited to see where I go.
Happy Birthday deviantART
My first post -
- My most viewed post
My first self-portrait
<- My favourite painting; My favourite OC ->
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