*jumps on bandwagon*I joined DA almost 4 years ago, when I was 12 and 1/2. I was not a good artist.
Far, far, far from it. In fact, when I first started drawing, my mum said to my dad (who is a painter), "Wow, she really doesn't take after you, does she?"
I didn't find that out until last year.
WHY.I'm not sure what got me started. Probably my sister.
She got me into Inuyasha and anime in general, and I saw her drawing in her notebook. I suppose that's when I said dang, I wanna draw,
and I bombarded my parents with shitty cartoons.Dad eventually took pity on me and bought me a little teeny sketchbook to draw in.
He's always drawn in these big black sketchbooks, and I got my little tiny one and it was kind of a right of passage for me.
I was probably drawing for about half a year before my friend's friend visited town. I happened to be hanging out with them for a little while. I was WAY younger than them and we were just hanging out, when Xylerz pulled up her DeviantART
account on the computer. I thought it was cool. She was a WICKED artist. Really. She made my stuff look like the crap it was (even though I truly had no idea how awful I was at the time).I forgot about it for a while, then I remembered.I asked my friend for the site url and started my DA account.
The first drawing I uploaded got deleted (sorry, but it WAS crap), so let's say it's this one: geli-k.deviantart.com/art/Ninj…
Probably better not to ask.
Along the way, I met tons of sweeeeeet peeps
, lots of whom have been super-dee-duper supportive, and some have inspired me a great deal, either through chatting with me or just putting their awesome work out there. Some of them include CrumbsOfInk paws720 Missxshoe evilmeefa Driphtyr Creepiest MadJesters1 alexiuss TomPreston
and so, so, so many more I can't even. (These names are people who comment a lot early on and currently and who inspired me and helped me
I don't wanna spend hours putting down the names of all the watchers and all the people I watch that would take 5ever).
So yeah. That's just been me, toodling along until I get something passable as ART.Ciao~
(BTW: I'm moving to Japan for six months in March! I'm sooooo excited! )