Came home a day early, and I'm already getting back to work.
Also, I didn't even notice it was DA's 14th birthday until everyone pointed it out, so I guess this here is gonna be my DeviantArt story.
*Clears throat again and sips milkshake*
I joined this website in July, 2012. This is my first account, my primary account, and it is the hub of all the junk I upload.
I originally joined, as I saw several friends join up from a little game on Facebook called Ovipets. Of course, I couldn't draw jack crap back then. I think it was also a few months after I met up with Zombii-Milkshake
and she got me hooked into roleplay and sonic characters.
Please note; I couldn't draw for jack crap.
I traced things, changed them up, and used dollmakers for the majority of my first uploads.
It was my way of making up some ideas that I liked, and I quickly saw as other art thieves and tracers got hounded down for it I just removed/stored the traced images I had to avoid trouble before it started, and began trying to draw my own things. My oldest watchers should remember how blocky and chubby those attempted sonic characters were.
And you now what? Eventually I learnt stuff. At least the basics of it.
I soon took some interest in digital art, and started using bases using my good old mouse... (which I still sometimes use now...)
...Yep, I think I've improved a tad. Both with the mouse and my trusty MS Paint skills. (Not to mention the ship has developed and come quite far hasn't it Jordan? X'D)
Annnnd obviously at that point I thought it looked good. Once upon a time... I thought my skills digitally would improve with a better program, so I downloaded Gimp (because we're too freakin' broke to afford something like SAI) and found that came as an even bigger nightmare. But I learnt the basics of how to use that program soon enough.
I eventually got my bamboo graphics tablet (which I am using now) and started attempting more things in Gimp. Which must of beeeeeen... *Checks dates* ...Early 2013. Nearly 6 months after joining DeviantArt. And because I sucked it took me about another month to work out how to change the settings to a point where I could put my pen on my tablet without it registering as a right click.
(<- CAN YOU SEE THE IMPROVEMENT? O-O)
Errrm... after that, I suppose I tried my best to focus on improving my art. I was not (and still kinda am not) very good at talking to people and getting advice, but I started eventually watching speedpaints and streams where I could see what other artists did to make their art better. Of course, roleplaying and talking to Zombii-Milkshake
also inspired the creation of many characters, including the anthros and the recent flood of pokemon gijinkas (which in turn sorta gave me the idea to wander around, until I stumbled onto the PokemonTribal group
) and their stories. (I pretty much develop massive overly detailed stories and alternative timelines and... weird things)
So uhhh... yeah, this has lead to where I am now I believe. From starting with roleplays, tracing/recolours and poorly done base edits to... whatever standard you consider my art now. Here's to more never ending rapid development!