I was introduced to deviantART by a friend who is no longer active on here. I joined 10 years ago and it's been an amazing journey so far. I started off just posting mostly animé/game inspired drawings and fan art to get feedback from the community. It wasn't until many years of lurking that I finally started to open out and post in the forums. Over time I got to know more deviants and I made some great friends as a result. The only other site I was a real part of was legendofzelda.com, where I also made some great friends over the years!
deviantART has grown so much over the years and the artists in every gallery on here is absolutely amazing. Initially it was more about the fan art and game art that I was interested in, and over time as I learnt more as a student and started seeing more of the world, my appreciation for every form of art grew with it. In fact I touch on many areas of art and design, did you guys know I did origami as well?
As I began to be very forum active I was eventually asked to join the volunteer team by Tachy-on
, and I still remember Xerces
putting out a good word for me (unbeknownst to me at the time). I never even thought about applying to be a volunteer but I've also never regretted saying yes. I still remember falling back into my chair at the time! At the time I handled chat and forums, but nowadays you all know me as one of the Film and Animation gallery team members with my hardworking and talented friend TimberClipse
I never even think to count the years I've been here, it wasn't until deviantART's birthday today that I really thought about it and I thought 'Gosh...10 years...really?'. I've made awesome friends in the years I've been here, from both the volunteer team and all the art communities. If I'm still here in another 10 years, make sure I don't forget to take my medication!
Here's to many more years of growth and success deviantART, thank you deviants, thank you friends, you're all amazing!