Wow has it been 14 years? That's awesome. Happy birthday to one of my favorite websites!
I must've joined dA back in 2011, when I was 11, but I never really logged in much. I had made an account here
, but like a year and a half later, Tetra1199
got me back to DeviantArt after I had befriended her in 6th grade. She showed me a few different drawing techniques and she definitely helped me improve my art style. Without her, I probably wouldn't be online here today and I certainly wouldn't be as good at drawing as I am. So thank you, Morgan. I appreciate you.
I've made several friends on here as well, and I've really had a great experience seeing so much art that relates to the things I'm interested in and gotten so much inspiration and it's awesome. To all my friends reading this, I love you guys so much and thank you for making my dA experience worthwhile.
I've been here 3 years, hopefully I'll be here 3 more, and then some.
Time to reminisce...
Of course I have to include this. The "Before" picture was one of my first drawings I uploaded here. Dear Lord it's awful, but it holds a lot of memories. I have deleted from my gallery, but I could never delete it from my heart.
Okay yeah no i hate that drawing but I feel it's important in my personal art history. So it's included.
Drew this one in 6th grade, after I met Tetra1199
, right around when I started getting serious about my art. Still not the best, but hey, improvement is a wonderful thing no matter how little.
Look another pony! This was my very first commission.
Also my only comission... So far.
(I do currently have someone who wants to commission one of my little clay figures once they have the money
I remember working really hard on this piece for weeks before finally deciding to upload it. It's also one of my first hand-painted pieces in acrylics, and I remain proud of it to this day.
This was one of my first sketches of my ponysona (it also remains to be my avatar on my second gmail account). I've changed her design a few times over the years, and in the end just decided to change her name all together and make her my new ponysona's sister. It worked out.
<first design change, wing idea courtesy of Tetra1199
, but changed a bit from her original thought.
So many ponies. This is the first thing I drew with my tablet. Personally, I like the sketch better, and looking back on it I see Sam as more of a unicorn and Dean a pegasus, but w/e.
It was also drawn when I was still in season 1 of SPN.
Of course I have to include Tiny Cas! The first of my little clay figurines, I made an entire series called "Tiny Cas Goes Places" if you remember from my trip to Florida last summer.
Here are some of my favorites from that series...
This remains to this day one of my favorite drawings of a character. And, I drew it over a year ago when my style was still developing (it still is, I'm not sure if it ever won't be... What I'm saying is that I wasn't as skilled as I am when I drew it). So I am really proud of this.
"Not all who wander are lost." ~JRR Tolkien
Painted this last summer as well. I made another copy of it, which looks a lot nicer which is now hanging up in my room.
This I just did recently but I am really proud of it. I think it's a good gauge of how much I've improved as well.
The same as the previous one, I just did this recently. I'm getting a lot better, and I'm proud of that fact.
This I did back in May, when I was learning impressionism in my art class. I just really like this photo.
And here we have little Gabriel. I think so far he's my favorite of my little figure people, so I had to include him here too.
And here we have that weird, almost-chibi but not quite phase...
And the only cosplay in my cosplay folder. For now.
God I feel like putting my entire gallery in this journal xD
I'm not going to do that though because I have stuff I need to get done.
And then I'm going shopping so I can get started my Comic Con cosplay ^.^
And again, thanks for all you have done for me and happy birthday, DeviantArt!!!