HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!!!!
DeviantART is a really important part of my life and it's been like that for several years now, so... how could I not take part to this lovely community event?
Here's my deviantART Story!
I first heard of deviantART 8 or 9 years ago, from my High-school friend Noemi (unfortunately she's not active on this site anymore). We were in the school newspaper and we were chatting about art and manga and she told me about a cool internet community where people from all over the world could share their art with others.
She showed me the site and I immediately signed up.
I was really sorry to see that my nickname was already taken (my REAL nickname is Eren, not Eeren, I just added another E at the front because I thought that since my real name starts with "E" I could have just doubled it. And, NO, my name doesn't come from Shingeki No Kyojin ;D), but that didn't stop me from creating an account.
At the time I probably had been using my first wacom tablet for a few months and I was absolutely crazy about it.
I was a looooooot into fantasy and RPGs and I found many lovely artists that shared my passions and love for fantasy art.
With time I started creating some clubs dedicated to my favorite comics and books: Skydoll-Factory, claymore-FC and WinterIsComing-fans to share my passions with even more people.
After a short time my mom started buying me a subscription from my b-day, and soon after that came my first deviantART T-shirt!
While this community helped me making lots of new friends, it also helped me improving my art, thanks to amazing artists that I was able to discover and follow on this site. Some of them became real art-idols for me, and they've been inspiring me for years now, guiding me with their work and teaching me lots and lots of incredible things and techniques.
If I should choose some of the most important works from my past story here on dA, they would probably be:
These have all been some of my first favourites and I printed all of these works and hung them on the walls of my room, where they stayed for years and years. All of these amazing artists have been an incredible inspiration for me all along my art-life and they still have a place in my heart as inspirational idols.
(to the artists above: sorry if I featured some really old works of yours, but... those were really important for me in the past <3)
Time passed and I collected splendid experiences and friendships here, then one of the greatest achievements of my all life arrived: 1st October 2009, I got my first DD. fav.me/d28jinh
I got it thanks to a very special friend, balorkin, who supported my work and was incredibly kind and nice to me.
One of the best people I've ever met here. <3 You're lovely Hon! <3
During the years I was able to meet other amazing people and collect great experiences, I got my second DD, won awards and met friends from all over the world and improved a lot in my art.
And without deviantART this would have never happened.
Many years ago, I was a small girl trying to find her way in the world of art and this place and the people that "live" here helped me a lot. So I want to do all I can to support those who are in the same situation: people with great talent that NEED to be noticed and loved and supported, so... those are the people I want to dedicate my story journal to.
And here are some of the most deserving artists that I've discovered recently.
Give them lots of love.
Their art might not be technically perfect yet, but it's full of emotions, aspirations, love, effort and other amazing and strong feelings. I believe in these people and I know they can get even better and become guided for other future members of this growing and incredible community.
Also give lots of love to the staff of this splendid site, who made this community possible.
Because dA is awesome! <3
Happy b-day deviantART! <3
I LOVE YOU!
I would love to include thousands and more works in this feature, but I can't.
But I will surely make another "OMG YOU HAVE TO CHECK THESE AMAZING PEOPLE" feature very soon! I've been collecting materials for it for months!
In the mean while, you can check these two favourites collections where I put all my "WOW, this is cool" fav works!
And a collection of DDs I've suggested: eeren.deviantart.com/favourite…
My collection of the "BEST DEVIATIONS EVER": eeren.deviantart.com/favourite…
Thanks for reading and please spread the love!