It's been about four years since I first started on dA. A girl I met at camp introduced me to it - and my first piece posted was actually just a digital version of her sketch, lineart-ed with a newly downloaded GIMP. Then I started doing some more drawings, mostly for people's birthdays.
THEN I SAVED UP ENOUGH MONEY FOR A REFURBISHED TABLET AND IT WAS amazing.
I remember being so excited that lines I drew would appear on screen - suddenly it was so much easier to draw digitally.
I remember for a period of time I tried to copy a lot of pictures that I really liked in hopes of improving my art. Not original at all, but I did have fun imitating. Eventually I realized that I was better off drawing stuff from scratch.
So I turned to fanart: there were so many amazing series out there that I loved and wanted to spread the love for… I had comparatively more views, but while fanart was fun I really wanted to try drawing just for the sake of drawing - developing my own characters and storylines... Cloudburst
, Beginning with a White Lie
, and stories that I never thought of a name for… They're still in my head, waiting to be told.
I still do fanart, requests, etc., but now I know what I like to draw the most. It's going to take a long time, but I hope someday I'll have these tales drawn.
And this post? Honestly I just wanted the birthday badge.