Gosh has it really been 11 (9 on this account) years since I first joined DA? I have no idea how to do this, so I'm just going to type whatever comes to mind. XD (LOOK LINEART, I NEVER (or hardly ever anyway) SHOW MY LINEART ON HERE. X'D ... Though it's still only in my sta.sh.)
When I first joined DA in 2003 I did a lot more coloring of others lines than drawing my own. And while I did draw too I didn't really draw that much. All of that changed in 2006 when I got my first tablet (actually only got my second one last year. XD)
, which was also when I moved to this account since I felt it was more 'me' (does my username getting typo'd often mean I am misunderstood?)
. I was still mostly starting out in my artwork and feel I've come a long way since then.
The one on the left is the first art I posted on this accounted and also the first tablet coloring I did. There's soo much wrong with it I felt I had to go back and redraw it 6 years later. XD Particularly for his nose... I hated his nose... I totally didn't know how to color noses AT ALL at that time. XD I also do not like how I drew his hair then. Actually I think his eyes were the only thing that satisfied me. XD
The following year I drew my first winter bishie art, which I have redrawn every year since then. So he I guess is a fairly decent representation of how my artwork has evolved over the years. XD Some of them are more experimental/rough than others... Especially '09... I had a cold then so it was hard to work on it and I had no idea what I was doing, but I managed to pull something out. XD I'd like to think that my inspiration has improved a little too... At least sometimes. LOL
I think these three (2 art contest entries and my own OC) are my favorite of my artwork. LOL I think I really need to draw more like them. Haha.
As for other artists... I admire sooo many other artists that I've found on DA (well, not all I found here, but I follow them here!)
it's hard for me to name everyone (and this post would probably be filled will a whole bunch of art of hot guys... not that there is anything wrong with that)
So I'm just going to post a bunch of random artwork (the alternating portrait/landscape of the thumbs wasn't actually on purpose it just happened that was the order I saw them in as I put them in the journal. LOL)
I really like from my favorites from artists I admire. (there might be a theme here... but now I really want to draw some art. XD) Everyone has such beautiful artwork and inspires me in my own... Though I think I spend more time just admiring their art than I do trying to improve myself. XD
There are a lot of artists (some of which I think I can consider friends? Yes? Hopefully? I has friends right?) I've left out by just choosing the random art above, but I'm kinda bad at remembering everyone and I'd feel bad left people out when trying to showcase everyone... (and my memory sucks when I haven't talked to people in a while. OTL)
These last few years have been kind of slow for artwork for me... I really need to get working more, I feel like I'm getting rusty and nothing done...
And to finish off... Behold!
My (messy sketchy trying to get lined)
pretty fallen angel pride character whom was suppose to be for a joint art shop on Gaia back in '11 that never happened! ... I've actually been working on him, but I'm still nowhere near done! XD (actually half of this picture wasn't even drawn until this year...)
Hopefully I'll get him lined and colored this year and get him posted up here! Hahaha!