As a kid amongst my friends, I was kinda the only one who liked to draw and stuff for fun. For years I'd just be hanging around doing my own thing. Everything changed when a friend of mine encouraged me to make a deviantArt account - here, I am instantly connected with thousands of other people who draw, paint and create for fun just like me!
It was so crazyy for me at the time! It was an amazing place to just display and archive my work, for me and others to see! Getting my first favourite, I'm telling ya, is a joy unmatched to this day! The best part was finally meeting people with similar interests in art! It was so invigorating and enlightening! Art trades, art gifts, finding amazing artists, making amazing friends - it really put a spring to my step! I was so addicted. That back-and-forth communication and feedback from others is what really got me hooked - I freaking loved it. I would try posting something e'ry day, getting my fix! I would use my whole day at school just thinking up what next to draw. It was awesome stuff.
That was about 6 years ago now!
These days art isn't the focal point in my life. People (and myself included sometimes) think it a sad thing. Don't misunderstand me, art is, and always will be one of the biggest, if not the greatest drives in me. I'll never let it go, and more so it'll never let go of me!
Art isn't my life, but my life is so much more meaningful with it. I want it to be as much of an escape for me as it was when I was a boy now. And as it had in my fondest moments in the past, I want it to be with me for the greatest moments in my life to come. Great and tragic.
dA and the family she brought up is just as big a part of me as art is.
So to my big family across the world; From the people that I've been with here since the start, to the amazing people who've recently joined us in this one big awesome pizza and icecream-sundae sleepover party :
KEEP THE GOOD STUFF COMING
//massive high-five session ensues//