Yeah, I saw a lot of people doing this for dA's anniversary, so decided to do it myself :3 I would have on the actual day, but was feeling a bit ill and my computer (being a Windows XP) now won't let me submit a new journal so I have to do this on another PC :/
Anyway, so here's my dA story :
I first found dA after finding numerous drawings and comics, mostly of Crash Bandicoot, that I liked and eventually I traced them to this site, where after a while of looking at art here for quite some time, finally decided to create my own account so I could share my own art (I had started drawing on the computer a few years before, but only on MS Paint).
I named myself back then Aiyana14, cause I apparently had no imagination for name creating since I used my own name with a number attached
(I would've called myself just Aiyana if a dA account didn't already exist with that name xD).
My first picture submitted on dA.
So joining dA I submited already drawn pictures and started to create new ones to share on the site, makng a few friends and becoming very influenced by numerous artists which had an impact on my art style.
I went through numerous fandoms and drawing phases, namely The Simpsons, Crash Bandioot and Spyro, and then dragons for a long time.
Eventually I started to draw dragons less and drew more varied subjects, meeting new people along the way and practicing how to draw different things (like peope xD). I also started using Gimp 2 to draw and stopped using Paint.
From my experience on dA I've learned a lot from different artists and have been inspired by amazing artists here to try and be as good an artist as I can be, practicing when I can to try and improve on my art. Plus being able to receive feedback on my work as well as comment on other peoples' art has been a big help
I've also made some great friends here and some met some really nice or interesting people who share similer interests
I'm glad to still be on this site, even if at times like at the moment I have less time to be very active on here or draw as much.