I started out on DA ten years ago! Man, it's been a long time! We've both come a long way. Let's take a journey through 10 years of improvement!
This is the VERY first thing I ever submitted to DA in 2004:
I don't think this one is bad, persay, but it certainly has its fair share of issues! Some of the art I submitted in 2004 STILL gets faves. It's pretty odd, to me!
I entered The Art Institute and completed my very first piece in Adobe Illustrator. It isn't the best, haha!
This is my best work of 2005 (in my opinion). They were the first pieces I ever showed in a gallery!
2006 meant a LOT of schoolwork and drawing very little for fun. I designed my a board game and built a clock this year! I also improved my Illustrator skills.
2007 - more and more work for school, less and less work for fun. I also started amping up my marker skills.
2008 was not very prolific. I did some printing plates and make a book, though. For school . . .
2009 had me upgrading older work and trying to do a few things for fun. I experimented with some different styles, too.
2010 - Finally free from school to draw whatever I wanted - however, I produced almost NOTHING but sketches.
2011, again, I produced very little. After going to the Art Institute I was burnt out for YEARS.
2012 was another sad year.
2013 finally had me feeling alive again. I entered a couple of contests - won 1st place in one and 2nd place in the other! I also produced my first FINISHED comic.
2014 has been a rough year, but it hasn't stopped me from producing a TON of work. My current full-time job is doing commissions and I've made a decent amount! Thanks to all of my wonderful commissioners and friends!
I hope the rest of the year brings me some better luck and more art! I hope you've enjoyed this little walk through time! <3 Thanks to DA, though you've got your issues, for giving us all a place to showcase our work and share with one another. I've met so many wonderful friends!