Yeah, I don't really have much of an inspiring story I guess? Idk was that supposed to be the point of these things oops-- Also I'm pretty sure I'm late to this anyway. Feel free to skip ahead to "THE GOOD PART" where I actually used my dA.
But I digress. I first found dA way way back when I was probably in 2nd grade or 3rd grade. The only dA members I can clearly recall from back then were `RainCookie (https://www.deviantart.com/raincookie) and :iconpacthesis:. They were such amazing people to me. I was drawn to their animations and games, like most people. I adored Raincookie in the shadows, often looking at her page back when she updated quite frequently. I first found her
Firstly, if any of you want to see the state of my webcomic click here.
quick note this may be kind of long and sappy as I've been on here for a good five years and I have a lot to say please bear with me
OKAY so like most people I found deviantart through artists I admired/worshiped, mainly `RainCookie (https://www.deviantart.com/raincookie) and :iconprincess-peachie: Their artwork was simply adorable and they had tons of followers and seemed super nice so I was like "Hey, I want to do digital art too and talk to people and be friends." And, well, deviantart seemed like the best place to do it, I guess.
So I got a deviantart account. My username was originally skylarkia
If anyone’s still here, I wanted to say that I’ve decided to continue my artistic journey under my own name and will no longer be working under the name “raincookie”. I’ve changed a lot as a person in the last ten years since I’ve last been active in this community. It’s been hard. Somehow, no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get back into art with that kind of obsession I had in the past despite my passion for art. Then something slowly changed for me last summer. It feels like I’ve just existed for the past ten years and just recently started living again.
Thank you to the artists who joined in for the little "Drawing Lines" contest!
Each entry was judged on four main points: creativity, originality, virtuosity, and overall impression. These points were judged based on a scale of 1-5 then weighed out separately (ex. artistic aptitude held the highest percentage of the overall score).
The judging was done by AviusIcarus (https://www.deviantart.com/aviusicarus), kuroganeichigo (https://www.deviantart.com/kuroganeichigo), Reptonic (https://www.deviantart.com/reptonic), takonami (https://www.deviantart.com/takonami), and quee-n (https://www.deviantart.com/quee-n) through Google forms, where the scores were collected and calculated. While I calculated and picked the winners using the scores from my contest's rubric formula, I did not appoint scores like the