I believed I joined this thriving art website three years ago--in 2011. My motivation to join? Back then, I had no idea. Even today, I couldn't figure out my motivation to join in the first place. If I were to take an educated guess from what I know about myself, I'd say that it's the passion for drawing that got me riled up. From the start, I drew my fantasized Sonic characters--yes, and after looking back on that, I cringed at my younger self. I also drew fairies, and tinkered around with Yu-Gi-Oh!
I had a sister, HonTheAwesome
, that joined in with me as well. The first deviant I was introduced to was PsychicTracer
, after my sister met her. Then, it was Cerulean-Star75
that came into my deviantART
life. They were the first few deviants that I shared ties with.
Before them, I made an online friend who later on joined dA
and I shared friendship ties from an online virtual world. Later on, she introduced me to TacozaurusRex
. It was a year later that Brandi and Bri made connections to dA
. Then there comes HaloStormHybrids
, whom I met on an online forum. We spent our time writing back and forth to each other. I mentioned to Halo about this website, and that was how they joined.
The only deviant I met other than from either dA
directly or an online virtual world was probably Happy-Acid
. I knew her from YouTube, and discovered that she has an account here. Dropping several comments on her art and other work got both of us connected.
, I have met two other wonderful deviants: FrostOS
. They're acquaintances, but still, I acknowledge them as contributions to my dA
Over the course of these years, I've been switching from alias to alias, but my style of making contributions has changed ever so slightly.
This book, Beyond an Average Life
, was my first written work. I've recently gotten into writing, which became a new hobby for me. The series continues until Ties of Trinity
, the second and final book. Nowadays, I write short stories instead of series. An example of a short story I wrote would be Mystical luxury
These two items are examples of "appreciation tokens" I like to give to my friends. An author tag will do nicely for my writing pals, and a website button can be customized as a "link" to their webpage.
Since I couldn't find an example of my Sonic drawing style, I figured that this gift, dedicated to a member of HaloStormHybrids
, should demonstrate greatly. It also demonstrated my skills in regards to digital art.
Now, this is among the most recent drawings I ever did. On the left is a gift for TheBrandi67
, in the middle is a group drawing to celebrate the year of 2014, featuring all of my dA
buddies; and on the right is a drawing I did for an art contest, which I kept instead of submitting. In comparison to dates, the gift was done last year; same goes for the traditional drawing. The portrait of Rose Morningspring was among my first digital drawings--drawn on the computer with GIMP. On the other hand, the new year drawing was traditionally inked, scanned, and coloured with GIMP. The Halloween themed drawing was done by hand, and coloured with basic pencil crayons. The comparison between these works of mine summarizes my strengths and weaknesses in regards to art. Night in West Valley
was among the earliest spin-off stories I wrote, featuring my Sonic fan characters. This was published around the time of my dawning point in writing. I switched the attention of my stories to my humanoid original characters several months later. The newer characters were introduced in one of my spin-offs, The Hunt for the Missing Girl
Some examples of my interchangeable writing styles, which includes concrete poetry, six word stories, and editing text. From experimenting with different styles, I like to combine two or more styles of writing together, such as editing text and six word stories as shown in 'What is normal?'
.The Seventh Me
is a collab that HonTheAwesome
started. Our friends were invited to take part, and we managed to finish it. I guess one could say that this work is a byproduct of the members' cooperation. It didn't take much time to finish this project; teamwork really pulled us through this. I'm proud of everyone's effort in this work!
Drawing in conclusions, deviantART
really helped me, individually and in my art. I observe the details that professional artists put in their work, and try to learn correct proportions for the human body when I draw. Contributing my writing often helped me express my mood and ideas at the time. I'm looking forward to surprises that awaits me in the future.
Happy 14th birthday, deviantART