Why only 5 years and not 9 as suggested in my front page? Well, I spend the first 4 years stalking artist only, not doing any actual drawing myself, I only started getting serious in making my own pieces about 5 years back.
It was my elder sister who got me into DA and taught me how to use photoshop but she ditched me //mings// I learned how to color before drawing. I spend my time coloring people's lineart and manga pages for many years before I got the motivation to start stick figuring.
Most of what I do on DA are joining groups and making original art. I didnt have the courage to do fanart and I still dont, even in the current stage but I was finally able to take the first step and not kill my own favourite characters--
Right. So what is the best way to summarize all that? Let's go ( significant ) group by group which I have good and not so good memories from the start! Let me apologized foremost for missing out/not mentioning anyone cause usernames--- and the shear amount of group I joined. orz
So you should prbably ctrl + F your name if you don't wanna read over all the crap
Lame Story Time
This was considered my first group but I wasn't able to do much due to the inactiveness of the group... and noob art skill. It's an all species-welcomed, post-apocalyptic, futuristic, bounty hunters and criminals setting. The fun died off after everyone is done with ice breaking RP. I eventually left.
Second group which got me befriending tons of awesome people. There's still a handful sticking with me even now after all these years and I would kill to give them a huge whalehug. I visited the chatroom everyday cause we had our own circle and it was the greatest time I had next to pokepokego.
Special mention to KumoriNinja08, Bukoya-Star, ShiningEden who are still around and giving me self esteem boost every now and then. You are the best yo! Thanks for being with me so long! I think it's also the first group i joined with lastsagaofdragoon. Our circle eventually faded away due to inactivity and everyone left the group.
This group here got me going back after I quit for 1 year? I can't really remember but it was this one group that got my haunter gijinka the most stable existence any OC can have. Hunt keep coming back and getting revamps and character development it was cool to see him grow.
This is where I meet Bunni-Hime who is now the throne-winner of MasoCult, TaeYiiNG and horyuu who are the legendary pokemon in skypegroup. Lots more art happened here compare to pokimono. My art confidence was building and so was my ego. //the most awkward laff// leave me alone I'm not as mature as everyone think I am.
Special mention to DivRot whom I know as Thais. Apologized that our relationship ended with a bad end because of me. I was really proud of the work we did together to revive the place. Gatta stand up for things we believed in sometimes. Hope you forgive me.
This is probably ranked 3rd on my fun-group list. I made art for this group every week after I joined. It was somewhat my most productive time juggling work and art and I have no regrets over those lack of sleep days. Raising from the bottom to the top 10 among the insane amount of member was something I taken pride in during my time here. I gotten into paint style near end of my membership with pokepalace. That might have been the turning point of my art style.
This is where I meet ChaxxInClockwork, tedo-kun, NS-OK, hydroiodic and akiitoshi, Betachan and Charlie and helllotofpeople I swear this journal will be shitty long ( if it isnt already ) if I mention everyone. Gomen again if I didn't type your name but I remember things okay!
Drama happened and I left... DRAMA EVERYWHERE
OH-I-KNOW-HER invited me to this wonderful group which will forever ranked 1st when it comes to fun. Much thanks to raeinni and saraCHU for the good work. Here I befriended phantato and Toumatoo and harobako and I aint going to start listing everyone now lmao-- This was the definition of what a fun group should be imo because man have this place boosted everyone's maso level and gave birth to the MasoCult.
This was the only place that I really feel I can be a pokemon master //LAFF AT SELF
The group went down in active members and the MasoCult has pretty much taken over it... Sad sad day where we left because the fun was no more with just the 6 of us contributing to the group. It was hard trying to revive it too after raeinni pass it down to me. I realized that moment I'm really not the admin/front line type.
This group was made over the spur of the moment along with deathAlice's gang and the usual chatty bunch in her livestream. It was pretty cool to get the chance to be with the notable ppl of DA. This is where I meet Lanmana and purple-kitty and chisachan2010 which most of everyone drifted apart from the lack of communication but cool peeps regardless. Thank your for talking to lame old me XD
Almost to the present time. This is where A-Shiyocchi, HamCrumbs, hen-tie, demicintaapatakbisa (JFC YOU NEED A NAME CHANGE ITS HARD TO TYPE ), nashpotatoes13 and Teruko-san and Zwirrow ( forever wirrow to me ) comes into play.
Lots of drama, conflict and more drama among the diversity of humans here but everyone is trying to put a duct tape over the torn section which is a good thing-- Thanks to xCookieTan and cookie-suu for always being amused with my submission, I thought you guys were siblings due to that coincidental username ahahahaha
Hisekii invaded with panties and now we're the rare species who read and watch unpopular things together.
The End? Certainly not!
Shout Out to:
maddmouse - I cant remember when you happened LMAO
Neye - meet this sweet honey pie cupcake tard in SolarSystemSociety
blowjob-blowfish - Started infinitus-mare together but both of us when MIA //LAFF
Paanda-Tan Danchoou TheBluAzure Samagirl - the ex-omadobu pals
Engravement - Always a secret admirer of your art.
goku-no-baka - First person to buy me premium for updating her on Monochrome Factor
I-Devi - Second person to by me premium
hydroiodic - Third person to buy me premium for x'mas and I changed my username with it.
TaeYiiNG - Forth person to buy me premium
Charlie - Brought me steam game Super Hexagon, lots of fun stress.
To those who I didn't manage to mention. I'm not the best social butterfly around, I hope you guys are well and kicking butts. Drop me a hi if you want to and we can be all nostalgic over the past <3
I understand that it's hard to keep in contact when there's nothing ppl have in common, its the same as real life. So don't feel bad about not talking to others, just remember that you and the other person once shared a moment and were/still friends even if you lost contact for years. That's what reunions are for!
DA has, without a doubt, played a big part of my art life. The people who continuously fav and watch me for the things I do and the comments which keep me going and improving for the better. I wouldnt have gotten so far without all these. Thank you all really, from the bottom of my hearto.
First digital art
Current digital art
DONT STOP BELIEVING YOU CAN IMPROVE OKAy!!! EVEn IF YOU ARE THE SloWEST TURTLEPiE ( ME ) OUT THERE DonT COMPARE YOURSElf TOO MCUH WITH OTHERS AND JuST DO THE ThING YOU LOVE. COMPARE AND CRY YOurSELF TO SLEEp ONLY IF YOU ARE UsinG ART FoR A LIVING. EAYH.
To the new gen out there. starting at 15y'o is not late. starting at 20y'o is not late either. nothing is ever late if you decide you want to do it. It is how much time+focus you decide to dedicate yourself to the task which separate you from the person you aim to be.
STOP ADMIRING AND START CHASING!
I'm looking forward to more years ahead of DA and the people I will meet.