|Tribute to the beautiful game Transistor, and my first Daily Deviation! |
Thanks go to TheCreativeJenn for featuring it.
Hello there, everyone!
This journal is not really a big update on anything in my life, but more of an observation of how much my artwork has changed over the years since I have joined deviantART. As I was browsing through my old artwork, and even the few scraps I still have, I realized just how... far I have come over the last seven years. Granted, the improvement could have been bigger and better, but what thing in life cannot?
Just to give this some context, I decided to go and show you guys my very first deviation on here:
I am thorougly amused by it still. Back then - I think I was 13 - I felt so tremendously proud of this. But, the chorus of "you are terrible at art" and "you should stop, it's so bad", no matter how loud, somehow did not deter me from continuing on. And look at that, they weren't quite right, now were they?
I am quite proud of what has changed over the last seven years. I definitely did not start out as someone whose strengths were with art. As you can see, it was terribly far away from that. However, at least on the technical side, I would say that it is entirely possible for anyone who tries hard enough to succeed in what they want to do artwise.
Of course, I am fully aware that my journey is nowhere nearing its end. But sometimes, while trying so hard to improve, it becomes very difficult to see the actual progress one has made.
So, in a sense, this is also a motivational journal, both to myself, and to any of my watchers who feel discouraged by the progress they have made over time. Improvement is there. Set your goals high enough, pour your heart and soul into it and you will succeed. Just keep going, and nobody can stop you.