My Deviantart Story
Hard to believe deviantart is 14 years old and I've been here for 8 of that... (well 6 with a few idle years). I joined way back towards the start of my multimedia studies. I don't remember how I even I got onto DA it was so long ago. What I do remember is I wanted a place to share the things I was doing and well DA was the place for that. It was a slow start but I started to make friends who gave me feedback on the things I was uploading and I returned in kind. Soon enough DA was the place to be.
Time went on and I spent a lot of time in the chatrooms. Back then there was 1,000s of people in chat in a magnitude of rooms, I spent a large portion of my time in the UnseenArtists chatroom and made many friends in there. Two of which I ended up becoming housemates with. Which was a big step for me personally moving from one state (Tasmania) to another (Victoria). I wouldn't of met those people without first having met them on Deviantart. So it's amazing to think about if I never joined Deviantart I wouldn't of never met those friends and so who knows where I'd be.
Around those times I was an admin for RedClub
Before the group system was in. Many hours was spent of taking peoples submissions and re uploading them to the club page. It was rather painful but I had a good system to it became mindless when listening to music on an afternoon. I was also an admin and then owner of :devTassie-Rocks: for awhile too but the one time a devmeet was organised I couldn't make it! Thats probably the only thing I haven't done is a devmeet!
Once I finished art school and moved into Games Development school I backed off from here. Many of my friends had moved on and I was just focusing on other things. Came here and checked my mail but hardly did any more than that. Though having a look through my friends list some of my old friends have become senior members which is amazing. They are great people who deserve that role!
Now I'm done with school and focusing on my career and developing my artwork I'm back again. Speaking of which its great to compare my artwork from over the last 8 years. Then quickly stuff it into the stash haha. I used to be called DruidWu but I really didn't see myself as a Druid anymore so I stopped stating I was. So I was running around in game as Skadi which then transitioned to SkadiWu
Considering I like to think of myself as a digital painter where my journal css of fav.me/d23kiv5
Black Dream is the most viewed, commeted and favourited thing in my gallery, makes me proud and sad at the same time lol Proud that it's still sitting in the top 20 of journal designs but sad because my actual artwork won't topple something that successful haha.
Happy Birthday DeviantART it's a pleasure to be here to celebrate with everyone else.