Ah... I feel kinda strange writing this cos in comparison to a lot of people I watch, I've been here 7
years AHHAHA IM AN OLD FART2007~2008
Anyway. I made an account here waaaaay back December of 2006, I had just started highschool. My friend LoMbIeGuRl
had an account here already, as did a few other people I made friends with so I hopped on too!
Back then I followed quite a few people on the sidelines, most significantly being Uberzers
, I think. I just really liked their stuff and just seeing them progress over the years made me excited to be here!
OK LET'S BREAK OUT SOME OLD AS ART AMG 2009
These years were pretty quiet for me art-wise (digitally, anyway). My first laptop had gone on the blink and mum was also frequently borrowing it. I got a mac late that year though.
Gosh some of these would be utter GOLD for redraws HUH 2010
This was the year I really kicked into RP groups, courtesy of my friend BP-wolf
. She encouraged me to join Freakshow OCT with her, and though I lost quite early on, I met a lot of other people who I still keep in touch with today, most significantly Stacheous
! It was also the beginning of a lot of my RP OCs: Kes
, Kaenta (Ka'en)
. This was by far my most active year, I mean, joining RP groups left and right WHAT (I remember I had 10 at one point, though that could've been in 2011 DUNNO HAHA)
I was a mod for GuillotineMansion
too, and for all you GMers out there, I still love all of you very much, we had so much fun! I'm sorry the group isn't like the way it used to be but I have very fond memories and friends I've seen floating around the RP scene ever scene.
It also marked the beginning of Pyjama Adventures
, my 4koma series about things in my day haha
GOSH SO MANY ARTS HOW TO PICK 2011
... Correction I think this was my most active year oh my GOSH LOOK AT ALL THIS ART
I hung out a lot with all my RP groups, though mainly with the peeps at GM and PokePalace
. I met heaps of great artists and friends, and ugh just the need to get up to their standards really pushed me haha
Most significantly I met cherubchan
via Coalescent Epiphany (v1) because of Titania and Sandra
(oh gosh look at that awful art) and till today we're still good friends! I've just been genuinely surprised at how long some of these friendships have lasted, I love you all, you all push me to get better all the time! ;u;
Made friends with Amdhuscias
too haha you're great Greg, thank you for being such a great inspiration and buddy!
GOSH ALL THESE PICS I'm still really proud of some of them ;u; S-SO MANY MEMORIES I'M GETTING ALL TEARY FOR REALS
I'm also completely still blown away by the Secret Santa gifts I did this year, I still don't feel I've outdone them at all! 2012
I went through a little bit of a personal sort of... time of inferiority. You can read it here
, but I think it was mainly because I'd met all these beautiful people with their beautiful art and I wasn't feeling good enough. I was trying really hard too, but I didn't feel like I was going anywhere. Looking back now I think I really had progressed through that year, but there sometimes comes times in life where you're too clouded by the present to really see where you've come from.
I finished highschool this year and absolutely fell in love with Rise of the Guardians. I'm still an avid fan I-IF YOU DIDNT KNOW ALREADY
I joined HyperionConference
with Cherub, and haha I got lazy really fast but it was a very fun experience! Lots of art got done of Sandra
. She joined with her cE character too and though we didn't get to interact much there it was still reaaaally fun!
The Red Moon Tournament was going on at Pokepalace too and wow I am still shocked I made it to semis?!
Most significantly I stumbled upon Cirque-des-Reves
, and revived Kes
for it. So happy I did, I have so many friends from there today and though I don't want to name them all (namely there's just too many of you sweeties!) I love you all and thank you for being my friend and helping me push my art further!
This was also the year I met eresince
at PPal! You two are so talented oh my gosh and thank you for keeping in touch with me! I know I wasn't the best at that when PPal sorta died but you guys stuck around so thanks so muchhhhhhhh let's continue to be awesome at what we do!
Kicked up an old friendship with DeathatSunrise
by joining Heaven-Reign
with her with Naji
. Sunrise you are so good and just. UGH your art really inspires me to be better every time I see it! Thanks for sharing it and most of all sharing yourself with me ;u; I just feel really honoured when good artists want to befriend me (LOOKS AT ALL MY FRIENDS)
S-SO MUCH ART AMG 2013
2013 was my first year at uni/college and it was a real experience having drawing for homework! I juggled art life and homework pretty delicately and I feel my art improved quite a bit this year, though I still don't notice it myself haha... I was experimenting a little more, though I pretty much stuck to my cel shading ways.
Most of this year was dedicated to starting on original projects, and CdR. It was also the year I created Juniper
, which little did I know would kick off my love for fairytales even more and even begin another project I'm still working on now (slowly haha). I also joined the dA Journey community because I FINALLY PLAYED THAT MASTERPIECE Thank you EndlessShower
for welcoming me to the fandom so sweetly, as well as to everyone else in the fandom - you're all so nice and I love you all too!
The group I used Titania in rebooted for the third time, but Cheru and I were still around being buddies so obviously we were doing something right in being friends LOL
Rise of the Guardians intensified of course what else would you expect from me
also not to mention Free! completely ruined my LIFE
There's a little bit of variety in this year, Im actually impressed... 2014
And finally phew! We get to this year! A lot of RP groups from my past had dropped off, which fortunately forced me to free up more time to dedicate to school work HAHA
Revived Kaenta (Ka'en)
and rekindled some old connections from PPal. Also joined Little-Nyghtmares
and made some really great friends there! Still hanging out there mostly this year.
PPal art was still trickling in despite the group being on the blink haha can't leave won't leave Seth is too precious to me //hugs him
Finally finished reading Sandman and got obsessed with the idea of making my own mythologies/adapting them... amazing comic, everyone should get on it RIGHT NOW
Experimented more with my simpler style
, and got a whole lot faster and better at quick (fullbody) sketches
which was awesome.
Also got addicted to Captain America: The Winter Soldier
and Miraculous Ladybug (again)
Even more variety this year, which is awesome!!!
I just really want to stop and thank each and every one of my watchers, all my friends I've made over the years whether I've kept in contact with you or not! I have really treasured each and every one of those friendships and I think you have all played a significant part in where I am today as a person and as an artist. Thank you so much and let's continue to share our art and stories together!