I wanted the baaaadge!
I came onto this site seven years ago on my first account. I was fourteen and my username was really weeaboo, I thought I was the absolute shit and I'd be mega popular mega fast. As with many fourteen year-olds in the art world, my dreams were dashed when I realized my drawings were shite. I wish I could say that all my old drawings are deleted but unfortunately I managed to find some
Not a terrible amount of improvement was made on that account. I eventually decided that my overly long weeaboo name wasn't professional enough for my horrible drawings, so I made this account
In 2008 (I think) I got my first tablet, and hilarity ensued in the form of more horrible drawings.
Look how fucking lazy I was/am
I did a lot of shitty portraits for a while. Holy crap look how awful they are
As Picasso had his Blue Period, I had my Asiany Princess Thing Period.
Eventually I started branching out into things that weren't as utterly shite as I was used to.
I was about to start uni and begin a three-year period of drawing for grades, so I drew a lot at this point, because when you're crap and you realize you're about to be thrown into a pot with a bunch of big fish who know how to draw, you figure you should practice moar.
Then during uni I pretty much just drew three or four "serious" things that were submitted here. Unsurprisingly, doing art for your university course really makes drawing outside of class not fun anymore. I'm noticing a pattern in color choice here, haha.
And now that uni has ended, I'm drawing my ass off again, doing commissions and personal projects all over the damn place
It's been fun not having to draw to please my teachers anymore. I'm actually enjoying it again, which is great because during uni I was afraid I'd be put off painting forever.
So uh, yeah. It was suggested that we feature at least five of our paintings as illustrations of our "My dA Story," so I chose like twenty-thousand. Hooray! I've gone through a lot of changes while being on this site, improving and altering my style the whole time. I have a long way to go but at least I can say I'm better than I've ever been
So thanks for being there, DeviantART. Because of this site and the people on it, I've been able to improve in ways that I don't think I'd have been able to do without this site. Now, badge please!
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