Back from vacations here, I saw that DeviantART is getting old, so I might as well celebrate the wisdom this comunity has bestowed upon almost every deviant including myself
I remember moving from Venezuela to Spain back in 2007, at that time I was very confused about what I wanted to do with my professional life, I still am, but now I have chosen a path as you can see.
at first I wanted to be an acheologist or something related, I was very obsessed with mummies and all the ancient egypt stuff, being able to find and discover new things has an effect on me, but
as I progressed through my education many teachers told me I had a talent for drawing, I was drawing literally almost all the time, I never leave home without my sketchbook, and back in the day I was always carryng something that I can draw with. When I moved to Spain I already had a skecthbook full and already beggining another, and began to think where I could find a place to shere my art with the world, by the time I found Deviant art, end of summer of 2008, I was starting on art school, you can still check out my scrapbook and look for some of my firsts deviations, I did't had a tablet yet, so I just did pencil drawings, scanned them and submitted them, waiting for the comunity to react.
At first I chose DArt cuz someone's recomendation, I even posted a question on the internet looking for advice, the answer i got was more or less, go to DeviantART, they have a great community, nice comments, critiques and very open minded artists. As far as I can tell this is one of the best places an artist can be, being able to reach more easily the people that likes your art and the ones you like is a great feature I've never seen before, and I'm so glad to be part of it.
I've grown alongside this community. I've learned so much the past 5 years
I began submmiting this style of deviation, general things that came to my mind, sometimes just drawings from a photograph
As I got my hands on a tablet I started like crazy to make a lot of Digital work, from Scify to portraits either realistic or something more simple
Almost two years later I was getting the hang of it and started to try new things like animation, that's when I started to get a lot of views, people loved some of the sequences I made, and
that's pretty much why I'm currently doing a personal short-film, it all started like an experiment, now I'm even thinking on making this part of my life.
As years went by I started to draw more and more often, and not only try to improve my style, but also trying new things and be faster, the only way you can learn how to draw, is drawing, right? xD
that's why I also enjoy doing fast little sketches whenever I got free time, something like these guys down here
since I'm getting more and more confidence in my style I started trying for a new thing to me: Contests!
This year had been awesome, back in june I got 4rth place with this baby as part of a FanART contest created by Ubisoft
and this July I got 3rd place for the transformation Challenge, this one created by DevianART, Vice and the guys from Motherboard.
Thanks to this disturbing image I got to travel to Hawaii (I just got back from the trip, so the jetlag is killing me D and meet with Jasper Wong
a very cool Artist, to make a collab mixing both our styles, and, may I say, it was incredible, the whole trip and sketching around the island was the
experience I needed to boost my spirit, this won't be the last contest I get in for sure...
And I guess this is where I'm right now, my pencil, a piece of blank paper and my thumb callus, out to more exciting adventures
to live and to share with this great community.
This is my home
Thank you DArt and Happy B-day to you!!!