The 8th of March this year marked my first anniversary here on Deviantart. I cannot believe that it's already been one year since I first joined Deviantart for the very first time. Words cannot simply express how grateful I am to be part of the Deviantart community as it is full of talented and amazing individuals.
I decided to sign up on Deviantart as I wanted to showcase my artworks to a wider audience. I remember that 'The Thorns of a Rose' was my first ever Deviant published and, to be honest, I kind of want to delete that Deviant now as I find that drawing to be cringe worthy. After all, I did produce that drawing when I was around 14 and it was produced during the time where I wasn't taking art seriously.
The first few months into Deviantart wasn't going too well for me as I was lacking ideas and motivation to create art as well as finding it cumbersome to discover artists. So basically, I wasn't frequently active on Deviantart in March, April, May, June and half of July last year. I was overwhelmed.
However, I decided to get back onto Deviantart around mid-July and promised myself to start gaining inspiration and ideas in order to start producing more and more artworks. I then commenced discovering more artists by discovering them through artists I was previously watching as well as using the search bar to my advantage. I was totally blown away by the amount of talent there was present on Deviantart. From drawings to digital art, from to photography to paintings, I was highly impressed by the Deviantart community. I also permitted books, film, music and famous artworks to influence me. It was because of these that I was highly inspired and motivated to start producing more artworks. I discovered that I was capable of producing a variety of art forms, which made me feel highly confident and elated. Instead of just creating drawings and rock paintings, I realised that I was interested and capable of making digital art (typographies and wallpapers) and capturing man-made and natural environments through photography.
As I was supporting a lot of artists by favouriting their works, providing them with feedback and following them, I myself was gaining a lot of watchers and support on my gallery. This was making me feel confident and joyful to a large extent.
Days had turned into weeks, weeks had turned into months and eventually, months had transformed into a year. I have met a lot of wonderful individuals here on Deviantart, a lot who have supported me so much. Time flew by as I was vastly enjoying my time here on this amazing social platform.
Last but not least, I am going to display in this journal my top 10 favourite artworks created by me. I think doing this is a fabulous idea in order for me to not feel self-conscious about my artistic talents. Appreciating your talent this way is not bragging, everyone! It just shows that you admire the things you do in a genuine and humble way.
This is my wallpaper of The Beatles.
This is my wallpaper of Darth Vader.
This is my drawing of Twiggy's eyes.
This is my typography of The Beatles.
This is my typography of Little Richard.
Thank you, Deviantart, for everything you've done! I look forward to being part of the Deviantart community for many more years to come.