In celebration of Deviantart's 14th birthday, here is an art feature journal to show how deviantart has helped show my growth as an artist. (Warning: This Journal contains some bad old art. You have been warned.)
I know the deviantart message said 5 pieces of art or more, so I am going to have to go with the second option, because 5 isn't enough to tell this story.
So here is my story.
I started 4 years ago. For the first year of joining this site, I was just a spectator. Then i kick started myself into posting art here with a series of fan art, although the first thing posted here in category not scraps were these.
I was then able to kick off my original drawings with this one here.
It was nothing too great, but I wanted to give all of you a Christmas drawing for 2011. So I drew myself as best as I could. Overtime the cartoon me really changed, and I grew to dislike the original ones.
But they were steadily improving with time.
Starting right before that halloween drawing (2012) I was still learning photoshop. I had figured out a lot on my own, but not enough to get anywhere fast.
Then i discovered a few tutorials here courtesy of
Seriously, go check some of those out. They are flash based tutorials. And each one is worth it. I still look at those today when I need a bit of a reminder of how something works in photoshop.
Granted, I am still not a master of photoshop, but I am getting better.
My art started to improve and more and more, and the more I drew, the more fun I had.
Many great drawings have spawned, and many great more opportunities to learn. I try to learn from the mistakes of all drawings.
Those learning opportunities produced work like these:
And I enjoyed every minute of drawing everything. Even if some of it was rough and time consuming, and even if I looked frustrated with a certain drawing. I was always having fun.
Thanks for the opportunities to learn and grow as an artist, and the opportunity to branch out as well. Happy 14th birthday deviantart.
May there be many more years of this site as it is a great place for artists to get their name out, and get started on posting and getting better at art.
And thank you reader for sitting through this whole tale. Have a cookie