I thought this year was the year to do it, the my Deviantart story.
My account turned today on this 7th august, 7 years old and I am proud to be a deviant for so long now.
I cannot tell how much Deviantart has gotten me to improve even before I started studying arts. I don't think I would have headed to art college if I hadn't been on Deviantart to say the least. Now I'm an accomplished professional about to start a master degree to give art classes to younger ones and that feels even more exciting to know.
Deviantart at first was my place to showcase my little doodles done in class. Man, they were ugly but I was so proud of them at that time. I don't have any of them anymore with me or they are in my storage but I moved on quickly after these doodles. I started to do bigger pieces, taking maybe too long on each but enjoying them to bits. I received my first tablet so I really had to show everything I could do. I feel quite ashame of them now as they are replicas of poses or pictures that I was using either as book covers or desktop backgrounds. You could also notice how far I hated using a scanner. It was taking a lot of time to scan at that time.
Then I joined my first rp group. And Wow that was hella rad for improvements. I was put together with such great artists. They became my models. I've gone through a lot of improvement. I looked for higher levels quickly and my tablet became an extension of my arm. It was quite strange. And then I modded my first rp group. I made friends there, wonderful friends. We kept in touch the most we could and at times we took different paths, it doesn't mean the memories are erased though, I keep those years deep attached to my heart. You helped me grow as a person and as an artist and I can only be thankful about this. I wouldn't be here without you all.
My rp group mayhem never stopped. I visited many others, met many people to who I still look up to. I made my 'inspiration' list become way bigger just by doing all this 'gaming' while keeping up with art classes. Assignments for the groups combined with my homeworks made it a complete.
I learned CSS with eCSSercise, a great group that was mentoring young coders to become better coders. I can only thank you GinkgoWerkstatt
. You both had been my CSS models and I can't think what I'd be in life without your group, your ressources and your help/teaching.
In the end, The-Accession-Epoch
stays my place where I improve the most nowadays. It is almost a must for me now. I wish to bring better content for my members everyday, I want to use the new technologies Deviantart gives us. I learn new codes, stimulate myself to do new things, face off my fears and keep myself active no matter what.
Now I have come to the time I must face off more fears like color use.