Among the first of my poeted pieces and the last of my MS painted pictures Rethus, originally dubbed simply as red who was later reddias, was the character of the first submission I've made here, over seven years ago now.
I've known many people in my mind but Rethus, the first art-born of the internet, was of a different nature, as compared to many of my earliest known. Though many have lived horrors and hatreds, Rethus was born of it. Found in a dark time of my past He was well versed in all the hurts and hatreds I had felt in that time. The art quickly took on a darker nature. As well, I must admit, as myself. Perhaps it was Rethus who was there with me, taking on the rage I could not feel myself. Fighting a war I was lost in. Who can say what these we draw mean to those who draw. How can even myself understand what all of it truly meant.
Then in my darkest past, and there in my brightest future. Rethus remains one of my most well known and is a part of my greatest story.
Rethus, here, is the experiment. Shall I build my story in the light while it is vulnerable and perhaps loose it to thieves? Yet possibly be strengthened by friends,
and those of you who might follow along side it as it grows? Or shall I continue to hold my inspirations close and in secret? Guarding them from any who might harm them, yet possibly lose myself to stagnation?
What do you think?
Born digitally and raised digitally. He is a true Deviant native. I have built my digital identity here based on his story and he has been the most reoccurring subject of art on the site for me. He has taught me much about my art and art itself over the coarse of time. I have learned much of his story, though I have not shared much of it as it is to intertwined with the stories of others I guard, and now has become a critical element of all the lives I seek to know.
This work may not have been my most skilled example of art but It was a grand gateway into a world of colorful art, story, and wonder. It will always be remembered by, at the very least, its own, as a most valued stepping stone in my artists life.