I started using DA about 5 years ago because someone mentioned it to me. She said it was a cool site that had awesome art. I was pretty shy at the time (well I think I still am?), and I didn't have many real life friends that were into art. So I didn't have many friends to talk about art or admire it. So when she mentioned DA I instantly made an account!
I still remember my first year. I was kind of shy trying to submit art, so I would submit photographs of random things on here.
Well they weren't necessarily random. I'm very into nature and animals (as some of you may or may not have noticed) so I submitted many photographs of animals and nature in general.
I even started a group about animals!
Eventually I started posting screenshots of a game (well I call it a game but to others it might not be a game) called SL (Second Life) I really liked creating avatars and customizing them to how I wanted them to look like
I was so into that game and I noticed many people had these fancy profile pictures that I decided to make my own too! So I started doing mini photomanipulations on SL screenshots
After this time, I started to REALLY get into KH (kingdom hearts). I convinced some of my friends and family to join DA! and I decided to unite our KH OCs! Well I think this was decided way before then but during this time is when we were really serious about it.
Through this I began to find more KH fanatics like myself and met these awesome people!: and There's a whole lot more but these are just a few. Sorry if I left some of you out! I had a lot of fun drawing my OC Lea and for a while, that was all I drew
Until recently (well it's actually like 2 years ago but it feels like it wasn't that long ago) I looked through my profile and realized that KH had taken over my DA life! LOL I decided to decrease the amount of KH artwork I submitted and tried to enhance my art skills and try to post more photographs of nature. Though around this time was when I transferred to a different university. The level of difficulty and attention to studies between the two were quite different. I kind of stopped posting as much as I used to but I posted different things.
I've met many different people and wonderful artists that inspired me to draw through out these years. Here's some that I've admired since I started and should check them out!: (there's more but there's too many)
Anyways, about a year ago or longer, began making pendants. I want to say she's another person I convinced to join DA but I don't remember She's also another I'd recommend you look at as well! I'm not sure if she uses that account as often but she has quite a variety of nice work too Anyways, after she made them I started getting into jewelry more. I always liked handmade jewelry. Especially wire wrapped jewelry but I never really looked into it as much as then. I started getting into it more and more that I decided to make wire wrapped jewelry and sell them! Of course I didn't want my art to mix with my pendants so I made a separate account for it If you guys want to know it just send me a note!
I think if it weren't for DA, I wouldn't have improved on my art or even expand my knowledge of art! I used to only see art as only traditional or digital but I realize now that there is a whoooole lot more than just digital or traditional. To me, everything is related to art just as everything is supposedly suppose to be related to chemistry
I guess that's it lol Sorry I couldn't mentioned more of you but there's waaay too many for me to remember So what's your DA story? If you made a journal just send me a link and I'll read it