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Art Feature Journal: Happy Birthday Deviantart

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 6:09 AM




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.


Jack Skellington Inked by UltimateIfritToon Link by UltimateIfritCrisis Core Ifrit by UltimateIfritMario by UltimateIfritKupo Cannon-not resized by UltimateIfrittoon link colored by UltimateIfrit



I was then able to kick off my original drawings with this one here.

A seasonal DeviantID by UltimateIfrit

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.

New DeviantID - Cartoonified me. by UltimateIfritDeviantID - 4/30/12 by UltimateIfritDeviant ID - 5/31/12 by UltimateIfritDeviantID - Flip of the coin by UltimateIfritDeviantID - Happy Halloween by UltimateIfritMerry Christmas by UltimateIfritIfrit Concept by UltimateIfritAbnormal Gamer Halloween by UltimateIfrit

Avatar Winter 2014 by UltimateIfritDeviantID Summer 2014 by UltimateIfrit


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 :iconsuzuran:

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:

Secret Santa Project - Link And Zelda by UltimateIfritMega Man Classic by UltimateIfritMega Man X by UltimateIfritDarkrai by UltimateIfritRealism Headshot by UltimateIfritCelebi: The voice of the Forest. by UltimateIfrit


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 :cookie:



  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Video Game Music/Natewantstobattle music
  • Reading: Manga (Ya thought I read novels didn't ya?)
  • Watching: Red Dwarf/Sonic X/Pokemon
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop distance
  • Eating: Nothing, about to go to bed actually...
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

Commissions

Single Character Sketch
A sketch as detailed as I can get it or as you want it. Shading optional and at no extra cost. (No Color)

No complex background. (Separate prices for that.)


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Josh "Ifrit" Reid
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hoping to be a successful animator... or a space ninja cyborg. Whichever comes first.

Commission slots:
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Contact:
Skype - Ifrit963
Email - ultimateifrit@gmail.com
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What program do you use for sketching or coloring? 

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33%
1 deviant said PaintTool SAI
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional
:iconslipperyhugplz: :squee:  :onfire: :iconcollorllamapls: :onfire: :squee: :iconslipperyhugplz:

Thank you for the Llama :llama:

:onfire: :iconslipperyhugplz:  :onfire: :iconcollorllamapls: :onfire: :iconslipperyhugplz: :onfire:
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UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz: :iconsmileyplz:
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AmandaRamsey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Thank you for the Llama.
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AmandaRamsey Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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RatherSketchy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Artist
*poke*
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UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*pokes back*

Oh cool. So I do show up sometimes on random deviant.
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RatherSketchy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Artist
*poke*
apparently so!
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2PlayerWins Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
^o^  {Thanks for faving DDFF: Dario, the Masamune fencer ]
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:iconultimateifrit:
UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I love the chrono cross models you are making for dissida.
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Ade-AndaRio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

Thank you for the fav on Sonic & the Black Knight Contest Entry :iconeweplz:

Much appreciated!!:iconsays2plz::iconsirpercivalplz: :iconsirgalahadplz: :iconsirsonicplz:

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UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :) It looks great!
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2PlayerWins Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
^o^  {Thanks for faving DDFF: Adriem Karid ]
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UltimateIfrit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :)
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gavinli Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the add Josh!
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