I am happy to announce I have now been a part of the DeviantArt community for more than a decade. I've now had a home in the art world for ten years and it affords me the opportunity to stop and remember how far I've come. When I started here I was but the usual statistic of a confused teenager - unsure what an aptitude for creativity would lead to. So I started my journey to professionalism here! Seeking a place filled with like-minded individuals who could help me grow both as an artist and as an individual I landed here. This place did both of those things. The more time I spent among DeviantArt the hungrier I got to be better, and that is exactly the intangible thing this community provides. It's not a slogan DA can wear or showcase under their fancy redesigned logo. No. What makes DeviantArt great is the people.
After ten long years of being here I've realized they managed to create a generally friendly place for artists to showcase things. It's been quite the ride pursuing a career in art and will likely continue to be so for the rest of my life. But I'm thankful for the start I had here and I doubt I'd be where I am today without DA - or more importantly the community.
It's my hope that people here continue to be supportive and friendly to their fellow artists and help them along. I have tried to pass on good will & knowledge as best as I can to all of you here, for the success of DA in the future depends solely on the community. Don't let DA become just another forum site. Grow, inspire, and help each other!
Thank you, everyone!
Listening to: On June Feat. Tesity - The Devil's Tears