happy late three year anniversary, DA! *pulls string on popper, confetti goes everywhere* arrrgg! i'm gonna have to clean that up now...
so, anyway, heres to three years spent on this site! it's really been a lot of fun, getting my art work out there for the world to see and collaborating with people, as well as seeing the gradual changes in my own art style, as well as in the art styles of others and Deviantart itself.
developing my individual artistic style was always an uphill battle for me. i saw so many people who could make much better art than i thought i ever could, people who made such cool stuff, and i suppose that aspiring to one day be that good is what pushed me to the first stage of my artistic development. i began with sonic fan art, some of which is still in the depths of my gallery because i haven't gotten around to deleting it, or perhaps because i'm unwilling to delete the roots of what i am today. these characters were simple, two dimensional in both drawing and personality. i began with a single drawing of a black-and-grey hedgehog that i named Storm (this was actually before Sonic Riders came out, so this was an original name at the time), and said drawing is still hanging next to my door in my room, right next to my Assassin's Creed IV and NASA Space Missions (from Mercury on) posters. this was the first drawing of a sonic character that i was ever really satisfied with, and it began my slow climb up that mountain. another step came when a friend pointed me toward Deviantart, and i began submitting my creations for all to see, and as i did so, my art developed, and me along with it. i went through a long Kingdom Hearts stage (even now, i'm still not completely out of it, and probably never will be) and it showed in my work; characters acquired keyblades for weapons, and nobody cloaks were widely used. eventually, though, this fell out of style in favor of a new art style that developed out of the first drawing of a human that i could stand to look at, a self-portrait, actually. from there i started to develop the character Elexion, branching out into Camolot the Wanderer, Will s. and, finally, Camolot the Creator. along the way, i made new characters and re-sculpted old ones, many of them now forgotten, until my artistic style is as it is today.
the journey of three years to this point was well worth both the effort and wait. now, i'm going to see where another three years can take me. until then,