I saw everyone else posting how they discovered DeviantART, so I might as well tell mine.
I first discovered DeviantART as early as 2009 (maybe even late 2008) considering this site has loads of artwork and fanart to look at all around. At first I was hesitant to join the site, but I drew decent at the time... So I ended up joining right in the middle of the summer of 2009. at the time and way before I knew about DeviantART, the grand majority of my drawings were all uncolored or black and white as I've only drawn with a pencil on printer paper or lined paper, kinda like the following four drawings below.
These drawings aren't much to look at now a days. But back then, I simply just wanted to share my artwork, and they remained uncolored Since I didn't know how to do digital art that good, and considering I didn't discover linearting yet:
Most of my colored pictures tent to look like this >>
which doesn't look all that impressive now that I look back at it. However... one year later, I discover how linearting works and created my first true digital art drawing fav.me/d2reqe4
which was done on PaintShop Pro 8.
Then sometime during the Christmas of 2010, a mysterious artist named "Dark-Asin" watched me... I look at her page and that's when my interest in dragons and drawing really took off, most of my stuff was still drawn on lined paper but I did manage to pump out a few digital art pieces as well and I've drawn quite a lot for Asin. But... I really started to take shape in mid 2011 when I watched one of Fourth-Star
's Livestreams for the first time and meeting Link and many other fellow dragons that came and went and started to chat a lot more and open up.
Mid 2011 was also the time I started to Roleplay my characters for the first time, Jeffray being my only character at the time but that was soon to change as my roster of characters grew big.
So much stuff has happened in 2011... meeting new friends, getting an easy to understand drawing software, creating new characters and most of all... getting my Bamboo tablet on my birthday of 2011! Ever since I got that tablet, I went full digital art from then on and my pencil sketches faded out. That Tablet still works and draws today after two-and-a-half years of wear and tear.
Now that the little life story is out of the way, It's time to talk about some other things that have been going on.
Today was a goodbye day for irl Grace... the silver Buick Century (in the family form 2003 - 2014) she was picked up by the ramp truck and taken away to be recycled... poor girl had over 220,000 miles on it and she's had a long eventful life. At least Grace will live on in my character of the same name being the sweet dragoness she is now.
Artwork wise, I'm planning on adding in some new commission categories this month to have something fresh on my price sheet as they're gonna be marked as "
" as I go along creating examples so stay tuned for more art that might come your way!