I saw this journal entries at some friends journals, so I decided to give it a try too
I'm on deviantArt since the 29th of August 2005, which soon will be 9 years. Wow time flies! 9 years!
I remember, that so far I was presenting my artwork only on a german site called Animexx, and sadly, comments and ratings weren't fair or even nice.
So I wanted to show my works, but also get nicer feedback and also a ratefree system.
Some friends told me about dA and they were like "only elite artists use dA", "only professionals submit their work there" and when I took a glimpse look, it seemed that dA was only for great artists.
But when I looked closer, I found some art, which is great, but still able to be better, and also beginners art.
So why should I care, that only professionals use dA?
The design back than was much eye appealing and also that the handling of the submissions was much easier and faster, I created a dA account.
First, I only focused on my art, and also other people's art. dA soon became my number one source for beautiful fanart, awesome original art and helpful tutorials.
Second, I bumped into a lot of people, who shared the same interests as I do and I made some great friendships over long distances!
It was amazing, how easy you could connect with people all over the world, and still I made some good friends here
Maybe this is the time, to mention all those people, who inspired me and were also a big inspiration to keep going and submit art:
My buddy, who always motivates me with his hunger for getting better and improving so fast! A very good friend I met on dA!
Also my buddy, who is a big fan of Gundam and I guess even more than I am! He has also great art and is a very good friend of mine
I also get a lot support from him regarding my own manga story
I wish I could be at her place, to hug her and show her how much I care. You are the sweetest person ever!
One of the artists I admire, his drawing style is so unique and free. I love his work to bits! Also think we built a little friendship over the years
My brother always inspires me, he is a very important person in my life. He helps me with important decisions and we are sometimes like twins xD Love u Niisan nyuu
A special someone, who always motivates me to get into 1920, my own manga story I work on. It makes me want to work only for this user, to finish 1920 finally
We have a lot of common, we like almost all the same stuff and is a good friend of mine, always motivating to do more art! Thank you so much for that honey!
She inspires me to mix traditional media a lot more, and I love her digital works. Her style is so unique and I love every piece of art she submits!
We know each other for some short time now, and I'm happy to get to know her every day a little bit better
thanks for that!
I know there are a lot of more people out there, but you guys are a important part of my (art) life, and I don't want to miss you and your art!
Keep doing what you are doing, because you are the bests in it
Thanks for being friends with me!
If I missed somebody, tell me, and I will add you and some kind words!
I would be happy to read some dA stories of other users or my friends
tell us, why did you join dA?