So it looks like its deviantART's 14th birthday. What better way to celebrate than share my deviantART story like most everyone else?
Though it's been a while, I first joined deviantART as Jaden-Blackfeather. That was back in 2011, which I'm pretty sure that was October 19th. I joined because my friend, Benepotentia
, was on it so often, and her friends were on it a lot and just kept talking about it all the time, so I went on and here I am! I was a horrible artist back when I first joined. Everything I drew was a bunch of rectangles because I had no other way of drawing except for a mouse and good old MS Paint. Although I did do a bunch of pencil drawings that I doubt I posted because I was to lazy to do so. And though it was almost three years ago, I still have a lot of my first characters. I don't post a lot about them obviously, but perhaps that will change soon. I remember that when I made all of my characters, they were all animals of some sort. Mostly wolves now that I think about it. Matter of fact, I redrew Jaden's old design back in late April:
Even though my first drawing was absolutely horrid now that I remember it, The picture above was quite an improvement, even though it was drawn three months ago... Being on deviantART probably help me figure out that fursonas and animal characters at that point in time were a little overdone, so I gradually changed my mind. I still have animal characters with all of my human ones, but I don't have one that I would say would represented me. I've also made so many great improvements. I underwent a ton of change once I got my tablet, which was a while ago now that I think about it. And one of the first things I did when I got my tablet was redraw a character of mine, which I think was named Jace... Oh well, names have been changed as well as designs.
The time I've spent on deviantART has taught me many things, and my friends have taught me a whole lot more, and they are all awesome. They probably don't know how much they've taught me, because I am a quiet learner, but all the improvements I've made started with watching you guys draw and looking at your art. (I know, I have a really
weird way of learning stuff.) I've also gotten better at writing, but I haven't really posted anything of that sort, now have I? Well soon enough I'll post something
. I have quite a few stories in the works, so perhaps soon I'll post one.
And knowing that I have a dream to be something creative, whether its an artist, author, or something else, deviantART has helped me progress, and everyone who's encouraged me have also ushered me toward improvement. I also loved watching all of my friends improve as well. Seeing everyone succeed in their art has always made me feel awesome inside. I just really like being happy for others, it just makes me feel good.
I just really want to thank everyone. Everybody has helped me in so many ways. I honestly don't think I'd have gotten this far without all of you.
And all of the other artists I've encountered a long the way, you all are absolutely amazing.