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10 years on deviantart- memories

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 12, 2014, 2:11 PM

OMG! I just realized that I'm on Deviantart for 10 years now! Time to celebrate! * cleans the corners of her gallery from the dust and spiderwebs*.

I joined the community in 2004, depressed because of my poor skills and also overwhelmed with the amazing artworks and famous artists from all over the world. I saw how much I had to improve to become at least half as good as people I admired at that time. It never happened though. Those amazing artists kept on getting better each time I made a step forward with my own skills, therefore, I could never reached them. I don't complain, they became my inspiration and the reason I never gave up. Many of them created amazing tutorials which helped me to learn new things.

Thanks to the constant support from my followers, their lovely comments, critique, and faves I started to believe in myself more. I could share my problems, my happy times, get hyper with other fans and talk freely about favourite characters, series, films, etc. I think that is what makes this community so amazing. I can't forget about the moments when I am able to meet some fellow deviantart users at local or foreign conventions (cheers to Japan Expo and London MCM expo participants :hug: ). The meetings are always memorable!

Even though Deviantart has changed a lot, I still find it the most comfortable place to share my artwork with you.  If only I had as much free time as I used to have in 2004- 2008... *sigh* (I  was a happy student and carefree Narutard).

Dark Side Of My Soul by Red-Priest-Usada
Maybe not the first, but still one of the oldest drawings in my gallery- coloured with colour pencils and smudged in Corel Photopaint to get it smooth (I didn't know how to use Photoshop 8D).

Sasuke and Itachi-Happy Past? by Red-Priest-Usada
As I said, I was a huge Naruto fan and Sasuke fangirl. I had more Sasuke fanarts in my gallery but they were so ugly that I deleted them a long time ago. Surprisingly, I still read Naruto and I have a soft spot for Sasu :heart:

Usada's ID3 by Red-Priest-Usada
One of my first ID pictures. Me with Sasu and Nataku from Houshin Engi. Anime bishounens were always the main reason I got interested in particular series 8D.

Gimme back my bananaaaaaaaaa by Red-Priest-Usada

My first full Photoshop drawing (Naruto again). Using the soft brush to shade thanks to one of shilin 's tutorial. I miss those times. I was so much into Gaara fandom and everyday I drooled over him with some fellow fans :D

Chibi Fruit Ninja-Sasuke by Red-Priest-Usada
Chibi Fruit Ninja Sasuke aka Pregnant Sasuke pic XD- the series crreated  during my trip to Radittz It received a lot of attention and sometimes it was a bit scary. Fortunately, most often people enjoy it and that's great!

Iris by Red-Priest-Usada
The first image when I learnt how to appply textures. Also, it was when I started to be very productive and experimented with different colour schemes.

Nyx- The Goddess of the Night by Red-Priest-Usada +Madame Peacock+ by Red-Priest-Usada Akatsuki Package by Red-Priest-Usada
My most popular images in my gallery.

KHR- Pineapples vs. Boats by Red-Priest-UsadaKHR- Hibari is lovin't it by Red-Priest-UsadaPeriod Horror-bishies suffer by Red-Priest-Usada
The most crazy stuff in my gallery :P.

Awww... those were wonderful times ;___:. I'd like to thank all of you for being the part of such amazing experiences. I wish I could hug everyone now!



Our Sweet Army of Cupcakes

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Serinji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy 10th:dummy: It's my 10 year as well:XD: Though, I didn't use DA much for the first 2 years and this is my 4th account:O_o: But I'm glad I found DA and I'm glad you did too!:dummy: Happy 10 DAversary!:la:
Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you had a great ten years on deviantART. ^o^ I've only been here two years, and already made a lot of close friends.

Here's to another wonderful ten years for you, Usada! :iconexcitedlaplz: *throws confetti everywhere*
Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you very much :hug: I hope you will also have wonderful time here!
Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. >w< And thanks, these past two years already have been great, I love my friends here. :la:
Mithinco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Congrats! I'm still around but not active anymore sadly. I still remember you too! Here's to another decade of life! Live life to its fullest!
Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you very much : ). I noticed that many people (including me) became less active here.
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow congrats on being here that long!
Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thanks a lot :hug:
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Namyi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing all those older artworks until the new ones is inspiring c:
You came a long way and you have already been good but your art is still becoming more and more amazing :heart:
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