I've been lurking around dA since the end of March 2015, reading all sorts of stories (( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)), some of which you can still find somewhere in the dark end of my Favourites section... Anyways, I decided to join when I wrote "Two sisters" (originally in Polish), then translated it just for the sake of it and wanted to do something with it... although the amount of stress I experienced almost made me abandon my account. Later I stumbled upon Your suicidal pieces, then I conjured "Reminder", then I spent an entire night writing my Viri story (Polish original, of course!) and by the time I decided to translate it, I was hooked.
And I think everyone's glad that I stayed, including myself... am I right?
*EDITS COMMENT LIKE A BOSS* Btw, lydiakencana send you her best regards and luck for your girlfriend and so do I <3 So if you're reading this, you should know that Lydia came back to deviant art and misses you too c:
Sorry if the comment below is too happy and enthusiastic. You make my day all sunshiny and have a greater impact on me than you might think you do~ <3 It's the same enthusiasm that you had when you first met me~
Before I even comment on this: KIDKDKKFKDKDKKS OMMMMMMGGGG YOU'RE STILL HERE! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH /TEARS OF FLIPPING JOY <33333333 Okay, now that I've gotten that out of my system, I can comment. Sorry if I freaked out a little~ I really did miss you a lot though! I really enjoy our talks, you have no idea.
Ahhh I believe you've told me this before! I remember this story~ I feel very proud still to be apart of the reason you stayed on deviant art~ I hope you continue to stay for a long time... because you have no idea the impact you've had on my life. We should skype again sometime too <3 I do know our timezones sorta conflict with each other, but we can look past that.
Of course~ and I am so happy you're here. Stay amazing forever <33333333333
For the longest time, I have been shy with showcasing my vision of music and art. Many a folk saw me as smart, but that's about it.
I've only been here on DA for over a year, and I've been able to praise the works of other people's talents, as well as showing my own and getting feedback for it. I've even made a few friends along the way.
I joined when I was about fourteen. I'd gotten into anime but had always been interested in writing and fantasy illustration (I tried my best haha!) A friend of mine, the one who introduced me to anime and my absolute favourite series had just joined and reccomended dA as a good place for getting feedback and learning. Well, I did it, and soon enough a bunch of my friends followed suit and we've been here ever since! I won't go into detail, but let's just say at the time, something happened to really dissolution me and I stopped writing for a good while among other things. The encouragement really helped with getting back to my old self
It really encouraged me to keep drawing and writing, for one because there are so many amazing artists here (many of whom started out just the same), and for another, because it really helped me improve. I also met plenty amazing people (I also have dA to thank as it was the first place I found out what asexuality was from an article here....thank heavens for that!) I guess I've come a pretty long way
Hope that's of some help! Good luck with your paper!
I joined when I was thirteen myself! High five! Ah, anime. I was really into the drawing style at the given time of joining, and my best friend was trying to get me to join, though I was stubborn. I eventually joined though~ I also used to use deviant art for getting free textures and brushes for GIMP, and their drawing tutorials. When I joined, I really seemed to improve after a while. I knew how to do anatomy by the time I was in 8th grade My old time art teacher has always called me an advanced artist, hahaha~
Ah yes, things like that happen sometimes. I went through a whole month when I didn't draw once. I was so disappointed in myself, but the encouragement on here, brought me back and kept me going strong c:
Encouragement really does help, doesn't it? It's the whole reason I'm able to make the steps in my story that I am doing. With the amount of feedback I get on a regular basis, I meet some pretty awesome people in the process c: It sounds like our experiences are very similar hehehe
(Same here! )
Ah yes, I've really come a long ways myself c: It's amazing what you can accomplish as a writer / artist / poet when you're on here c:
Thank you <3 I'll definitely try my best! Thank you for sharing! <3
:high five: Yeah, me too, I loved manga....still do! Although I studied art and design so I had to branch out....manga is really....looked down on everywhere I've studied. I am thankful I did branch out though ^.^ Ahh yes, this place has a wealth of tutorials and brushes, love it. The stock is dead useful as well, I always struggled with posing my characters (especially my boys, they always seem to have other ideas xD)
Yeah same I went for months without writing, the whole affair drained my confidence in everything really. It was my best friend who got me started again, here on dA no less. And everyone here kept me going at times
Yes, it seems they are! It really does help! I hated Dead Night when I first finished it, but the encouragement I got here helped me to get some confidence and work on it, and it's certainly paid off!
(Yay for ace awareness week posts!)
It really is
You're welcome! Happy to help I'm sure you'll do great
I still enjoy the style a lot sometimes c: I've tried making my own style more anime-like as of late, for visual appeal. It used to be a lot more anime-like, so I'm trying to find a happy medium, because I was having some problems with facial structure Ahhhh, posing boys... my ultimate struggle. I usually don't know what to pose them in, hahahaha I share your pain~
That's kinda how it was with my drawing. I didn't draw for a whole month because I was thinking of leaving dA, so I left (temporarily) and I realized I wasn't drawing at ALL, and I was really miserable because of it. So then I ended up coming back only as a commenter with nothing in my profile. After somebody encouraged me to post something, a few days later I came back with a new style I'd developed, as I was trying to shake off my anime roots completely, because I was sick of the style I had. Then I posted it, and it was well received, so ever since then: I decided I'd post art again, and make friends. So here we are hehehe
It definitely does! <3 I did hate the Netheron prequel when I looked it over again, but after getting it looked at by one of my close friends, it became clear to me that this story wasn't bad, it just really needed to be fine-tuned. But I was also very much encouraged to place LGBT content into my story, especially since that seemed to be the direction the story was heading.
Well, its always nice to experiment ^.^ I tried mixing my styles like that and got a kind of fun time burtony type thing for a while, which was a nice change ^.^ your style is really cute, especially lately ahhh my boys are a pain. James does my head in because he's so....buff xD and Edward is the bane of my life art wise xD they just never seem to want to do anything do they?
Hehe, glad you did come back!!! Ah, we all have our journeys. It's interesting to see where people have come from ^.^ I did once start deleting old work from my account, then I realised, I wanted to keep it so I could see how far I've come. There is some awful awful anime in the depths of my gallery xD really embarrassing xD friends are easily the best part of dA D
Ah, they say a writer is her own worst critic though its great to have encouragement and help from friends (honestly I owe my short literary career to my friends and my other half). And you go girl for LGBT content ^.^ yay for diversity!
Aww thank you <333 Yeah, my style was really inspired by all sorts of things. I really loved the Disney style, as well as some of my favorite deviant art artists, and then I really like some gothic art too... and the cute childishness of anime, combined with the semi realism that pops up in my inbox every once in a while xD I can never decide what to be more inspired from, so my style tends to fluctuate A LOT, even if I have a certain look that my characters have c:
Me too <33 Oh god, if you saw my old gallery, you'd cringe, hahahaha a lot of fanart, with some original characters and terribly written fanfiction And it gradually got worse. So happy I made the change I did... definitely <333
Ahhh yes, definitely. I do agree with that c: The encouragement I've gotten from my friends is phenomenal. And thank yooou <33 Yay for diversity indeed! I definitely hope I've handled it alright in the prequel c: The ending does end on a bittersweet tangent, but it was the best I could do for Estelle's character, because the story is about her change from protagonist to antagonist after all. I'm still very anxious to share it c:
I haven't gotten my final draft back from her yet, but I hope that when she reads it she appreciates what I've done x3 I loved writing it, so I hope my passion shows in the writing. c:
Hehe, but that's the fun of being an artist! Be inspired by everything!
Aww, we've all been there! As much as I don't like fabric now, I used to try to write it back in school and oh God, was it bad!!! XD and the very early manga was awful xD we all start somewhere though, and its nice to see how far we've all progressed ^.^ as much as I'm not perfect, I'm quite proud of how far I've come
I'm sure you've handled it great, and a bittersweet ending, that intreagues me! Not all endings must be happy after all.
Aw well I'm sure it'll be great, especially if you enjoyed writing it so much ^.^
I'm very proud of where I am today as well c: I've really changed, but in a good way. I've become a better human being, and I'm really happy with that. I feel good about myself for the first time in my life... it's a very good feeling c:
Ahhh I hope so!~ it really does pack a punch when I read it It's like: BAM. I love it so much
Haha, I did rock the writing work. I got a perfect score hehehe It was completely awesome. My teacher totally loved it c: I'm currently working on an essay for another teacher, and this time I wrote a short story about Estelle and Meyhra and Arvilla The moral of the story is the same as the one I was planning on making [Treat your relatives well, for they could be at great pain in an unforeseeable way], so when I'm done with the story, I'll edit it again to submit it to deviant art. It's supposed to be an Narrative Essay, but I went a little overboard LOL Gotta love school assignments hahaha
Quotev huh? I've never heard of that site before. To be honest, one of the first writing places I posted at, was Quizilla hahaha I was 13 years old, and deleted my account out of embarrassment. I've definitely avoided that site ever since.. /shivers And I do have a Wattpad right now! I don't use it very often, though...
Thank you for sharing though <3 It's really cool to hear about your journey as a writer!
Yeah it is! You're welcome, hope it helps! Can just see it now.... 'and then there are those strange, lovely individuals who come to DeviantArt out of a combination of love and jealousy... for fan-art...'
LOL We'll see what I write, hehehehe~ It'll mostly be about my experiences, but I'll see if I can fit other people's experiences into the prompt I've been given I'm sure my teacher will love it, and I really want to write it tonight, if I'm not too tired
I've been a deviantarter since I was 13. I joined this site very briefly after my best friend did, way back in 2008 of December. What brought me here, was honestly all of the references and tutorials and really pretty anime art, hahaha Plus my best friend was on this site, so I had someone to talk to. I almost left deviant art once, but I stayed because I formed valuable friendships which to this day, I would never leave. I also feel like there's a lot of really valuable art here, and even if the community is not always that great, it's still really one of the best out there. Also: sharing your art, and getting constructive feedback for it! And finding people who are interested in your characters! And being emphatic towards others! Even with it's flaws, it's a great site and I just can't leave. Deviant art is like a combination of blogging and showcase, and I just love that combo so much. It's such a unique site, and there's not much out there like it. That's honestly why I decided I'd do my paper on deviant art. I think my teacher will really like it- I do have a 119% in her class after all!