I joined deviantART almost nine years ago, November 2005, thanks to two good friends of mine K-Kaito
Back then I was in high-school, not even in arts, and I only doodled occasionally until I met those two girls who would later be my great friends. With them, I started paying more attention to art and drawing, all traditional cause I couldnt even afford a tablet back then nor did I have a pc to draw on.
It was back then that, with K-Kaito
's input, I created my Luscos. The cute, weird shaped, simple looking creatures that I kept through the years.
Even though I didnt have internet at home, I made sure to check dA every time I could in the school library. I spent hours going through galleries and favorites.
I kept drawing and I met more classmates and friends that were also on dA.
Did art trades, gifts, collabs, memes, started drawing fanarts.
Then I got my first tablet and tried out digital drawing after wishing for a tablet for years. And at first, it was kinda tricky...
But now I enjoy it and dont feel as lost as when I started, and dA had a big hand in it, it was here I found tutorials to guide me and awesome artists to inspire me.
Here I entered collabs, contests and projects. A fun way to improve your skills.
And though it saddens me that most of my watchers were friends and classmates that moved on and left dA, I'm still here and will be, and I think I have improved a good deal and hopefully will keep improving.
Even on my quiet times when I dont post as much, I'm still here.
Happy Birthday deviantART.