Hi, I'm sky!
I joined DeviantArt 3 years, and 54 days ago on Jun 15, 2011. The fist drawing I ever uploaded was titled "The Rage of War" and depicted a anthropomorphic dragon.At the time I drew this I thought that this was as good as my art was ever going to get. I was beyond advance for anyone my age, so much so that I would beat college art majors in art shows. Back then art was just a hobby, it was just a throw away thing where I might have drawn a picture every two weeks. That was just the way things were up until my friend Xmaggy9 showed me DeviantArt. After about a month of saying I should make an account, I finally did. The account was aceofskies. I wasn't exactly sure why I picked the name, but it just seemed to work. At first I might have gotten on twice a month to see what my friends had posted to their accounts. Around that second visit to the site I saw beautiful pieces of artwork such as this
And many others. Upon looking at many of their accounts I found that many of their first pieces looked an awful lot like mine. I was amazed that someone could start at where I was at with my art and keep going so much so that they could make something as amazing as what you see above. I became determined to grow and become a better artist that what I ever was or ever thought I could be. I purchased a Wacom bamboo fun tablet and began my journey.
come a year later I had began coloring my art.
i had also stumbled into drawing fan art.
At this point I was really trying to find my place in the community, and in my art. I still wasn't where I wanted to be, and if anything it seemed as if my art took a step back. So I tried pulling inspiration from styles I admired. These inspirations came from TV shows, movies, and video games.
I tried finding myself for the following year. By now I had explored other programs and learned how to use my tablet to its fullest ability at the time.
I was able to mimic styles very well...
but I soon learned that mimicking wasn't what I wanted to do. I wanted to find my own style. I do not regret delving into fan art though, it helped me find a voice and find an audience. In that audience I met two of my best friends katiebug080592
thanks to DevaintArt I was able to talk with other artists about how they found their styles, and quickly fell in love with drawing humans. And in doing so met some more fantastic friends Lady-Wild
I have improved a lot, but I still have a long way to go. Thanks to DeviantArt I've made it farther in my art than I ever thought possible, and thanks to the community I've made some of the best friends I've ever had. Thank you DeviantArt, and happy birthday.