How has DeviantArt helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist?
Before I joined, drawing was just something I do for fun. Something that I do when I'm bored.
But little by little, I realized its SOMETHING that I wanna do for the rest of my life.
And then my older brother introduced me DeviantArt. -add sparkles and confetti here-
These are some of his works:
(Thats me and human Mr. Dinosaur)
He's my biggest competition when it comes to drawing.
But I kinda accept the fact that he will always be one step ahead of me.
Because of this "competition", it led me to draw more and more and POST more and more and moooore.
It was a friendly competition though. Instead of fighting and getting jealous, he indirectly taught me things about drawing and I learned from him .
Hes still my biggest competition. Also my younger brother.Competitive
but in a good way.
AND THEN I SAW ALL THESE AMAZING ARTISTS!! YUUMEI
ALL TIME FAVORITE ARTIST EVER -hands down- MIKE INEL
Filipino artist that I always always always
I have tons of favorite artists but these three (Third artist at the bottom haha) are probably the ones who reallyINSPIRED me.
Whenever I have terrible art block or I felt like giving up, I would just look at these artists and then
cry a bit</s> I'll just keep going and draw again.
AJust Do It mindset.
A Dont Give Up Even When Things Are Tough attitude
I learned one thing from them and its:
Never stop drawing and Just practice.
Okay, maybe thats two.
But anyway, yeah, I never stopped drawing and I would practice everyday.
MEAGO just look at that style. seriously.
Also, I always thought you can never earn through drawing.
I WAS WRONG. o-o
Because of DeviantArt, I realized theres this thing called "Commissions" and being a freelance artist, graphic artist. ANYTHING.
That gave me more confidence, oh wow, earning while doing your most favorite thing ever? WONDERFUL.
Last but not the least, because of DeviantArt, I've became more friendly.
Meeting people from different parts of the world. Friendlier, respectful, kinder, nicer, learning that not everybody will share the same opinion as yours but thats ok and yeah.
DeviantArt is just a big blessing. -add cheese here- <3
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! o u o