Of which, I remember extremely little. But everyone else seemed to be doing it for DA's birthday and I thought it seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, this is probably going to be a short one xD
I used to occasionally doodle in all sorts of things, but never too seriously. I used to have a friend who was into the Pokesona/Fursona stuff, had a Youtube and MSN crowd of friends that she talked to and such, and it was because of her that I got into DA. She told me she had an account named
which was named something else at the time. I now have reason to believe that she lied through her teeth about he whole thing. I never saw her draw anything either by hand or on the computer, and the owner of the account has never heard of her. She was a skilled liar, so I have come to doubt a lot of what she said. Even so, at the time I was keen on her, so I was sort of competing with her subconsciously. I don't know, it was ages ago. Anyway, most of my earlier uploads are about my old Pokesonas and some anthro I made for an awesome webcomic I used to be a huge fan of - Bittersweet Candybowl. It's still ongoing, and the artist has an account as wellwww.bittersweetcandybowl.com/i…
I still am a huge fan of this, but I haven't read it in ages. Too many bad memories there for me.
Aside from the Pokémon stuff I also did a few other miscellaneous things. Mostly automail designs (as in the mechanical limbs from Fullmetal Alchemist, which is the anime where half of my DA name comes from). Afterwards I got into more anime, like Bleach and Code Geass, and did a few things with those as well. I began my own 9-panel comic called 'Box' that I never uploaded, but two or three images of them can be found in the earlier gallery entries. As I started to take drawing more seriously and started getting better, I sought after ways to teach myself effectively. At the time, the best option I could see was to attempt to mimic the styles of various anime and manga I'd seen up until then, and take what I could from the experience. I uploaded the better things, but I never wanted to simply copy other styles, so I carried on with my own. After several long hiatuses I figured out why I couldn't upload a particular drawing and uploaded it anyway.
After that, there was a few other more serious artistic uploads from my time in Btec Art. From then on I kept practicing and getting better, experimented with a few things such as the Oz stuff and the Operetta Character studies, and started uploading my Millennium stuff. Some coloured Millenium uploads from my Media A-level coursework followed, then the prologue to Millennium as an experiment, some more Millennium stuff and then a few doodles I was requested to do for a School Newspaper. After that was Uni, and I kept on drawing Millennium and joined a group called Cirque Sinistre:
Which prompted a few uploads with my OC Hunter, which has since been something of a mainstay. After which it was a mixture of random doodles, Millennium and Cirque posts, contest entries and sketch dumps, etc.
The entire way I've had groups of people I called friends come and go. Nothing happened, we just kinda stopped talking after a while. But they were all good people, and I value the time I had spent with them. These groups were both on DA and IRL, but the two were never the same people. My current group of friends also includes my girlfriend~<3 and I hope I stay good friends with them all ^U^
My first Deviation was this thing:
Not too bad, all things considered. There are still some things I cringe at though.
One of my latest Deviations was this:
Suffice to say that I think I've come a long way since I began. It was through DA that I got passionate about drawing, and compelled me to be better. I owe a lot to this website and the people I've met through it, and I'm proud to be a part of it, however small of a part I may be :3
Happy Birthday DeviantArt~
See you all next time~ ;3