Well its getting about 1 year since I got a tablet and really got into drawing. So I figure this would be a good time to reflect on my experiences.
In the beginning, it was fun. I met a lot of cool people. Sadly, nobody seemed as enthusiastic about drawing as I was then. Some of the interesting people I met were from Anime Discovery Project at the UW, in particular, ~AnimeDaisuki
seemed cool and tried to get me more involved in the community, but sadly alas there was a freshman there who was completely egocentric and after talking to him and msging him on DA I just thought I was too old to deal with this shit and just didnt bother to go back. Oh well, there was a cute girl there too.
Following my journey of the tablet. The first person to ever reply to my enthusiasm in drawing, and I totally envy his style is ~pantsu-pirate
. He also introduced me to the whole pchat concept, although it was more of just using a whiteboard with a limited graphics log, so you would have to clear about every 15 minutes or so. Every once in a while I drag him into a pchat session.
Eventually I started going to Niko's pchat
on a daily basis. I saw a lot of good artists, but the only person willing to take me under their wing was Vento, who has no DA. He's a student in an animation major in Canada (I forget the school name). Through his encouragement I was able to broaden my view of drawing.
Now I have quite a few friends in the pchat community. And pchat is the only thing that keeps me in drawing because then I don't have to think about posting my work on DA in order for people to see it. Of course this makes me halfass my work so I can produce something cool within like 30 minutes. But that's my style, I don't have the patience of a real artist yet.
However, past month, I got a full time job as a research engineer for a software company so I do not have that much time to draw. That and I have been playing the new Warhammer MMO. So almost any time im at home not doing anything im playing that game. However that game has a nice mechanic that I can just idle and wait in a pvp queue then I'll just draw while I wait to get processed. Speaking of which, I'm on the clock right now! I need to get back to work
Until next year,