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On dA for 10 years

Wed Jul 10, 2013, 2:24 PM

I'm happy to have been here for this long.

It doesn't feel that long - but in a few more years I'll have been on this site for half my life.  Sheesh!

I've improved so much having an audience to show work to, even if the point of the work wasn't an audience - just having a platform from which I could do anything at all has been really amazing for me over the years.

And then... PMD-e... which has been a really tremendous learning experience for me (and others!), in so many ways. I don't want to turn this journal sappy or anything, but I've been lucky to have met so many people and have gotten the chance to help create a community with its ups and downs.

And... speaking of such...

I'll be making a journal later about the state of PMD-e right now - I know the updates have been sporadic, and this has been for a few reasons.  I've been thinking about how to word things for a few days now, and I don't think I've quite gotten it yet.

Anyway, for those of you who've been around since the beginning - thank you. And for those of you who maybe even only discovered my account in the past few days, thank you too! I hope you all can continue to enjoy my artwork for as long as I can make it engaging.

I have some new projects I want to discuss soon, but for now, if you're feeling a little down about your artwork, why not go to the very last page of my gallery? The one where I uploaded artwork 10 years ago? You can see that time, practice, and experience are what truly breed skill, which is why I strive to never purge my gallery of the old and embarrassing artwork. 

Thank you, everyone!

  • Drinking: Water
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Nobuyaki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its so rare to have someone who's been on for 10 years and is still active o.o
JeanaBeana Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Tehe lol yeah I know what you mean by keeping old embarrassing work, always good to look back on when your looking for a good laugh. And wow ten years, that means you where one of the first deviants doesn't it.
SkyDragonXD Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
why you are not a senior member yet!?
greg11922 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so you've been on here since the beginning of DA! Wow, that's amazing. I've only been here for a year.
oreokeki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so wonderful. I joined dA about seven years ago and not a year in, I came across you. You've come such a long way and you're still going, you should be so proud of how much you achieve and can achieve. :heart:
SalamenceCake Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm hey by any chance do you have any screenshots from back then?
alicexz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow ten years what a loser
purplekecleon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea at least im not in my moms basement like SOME PEOPLe!!!!!!!!! {You)
otakororo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jcat4ever2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
RainyHooves Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy anniversary! xD
Cat3o4 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome! i've only been on for 3 weeks. :meow:
MissMickeyMurderer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
clovertmnt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow 10 years I've been on 4 1 maybe just less congrats.

FullmetalNyuu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn...ten years. I hope I can be here for that long, improving and growing. It always makes me sad tmto see a good old artwork and then go to the artist's page to find that they're inactive...ten years is amazing, and I really hope you continue to improve! Jeez...DA has so many great people, and though I've only been here for a few months I still have some amazing memories. I won't go into it since I'll probably bawl, but just know that even though I really don't know you, I wish the best for you.

anotree12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
StormMagic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
cheers to 10 yrs!
MandyLandy62 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SirenKirby Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
Keep it up!
epicponehtiem Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Congratulations! :D
0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats. c: Your art has truly been an inspiration for me.
Another-Color Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, PK! (???)

Let me tell you something, YOU are one of my biggest idols, if not the biggest. I'm not watching you "just because", no, it's because I really like your art, your writing and your attitude.

Stay strong!
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you and I are veterans! It's amazing to see how you went from making very basic lineart with simple color schemes to full digital (and traditional) paintings with complex color palettes and lots of detail. You've worked hard for your progress and it really shows.

Thanks for sharing with us and good luck in all you do!
WindieDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is exactly why I don't get rid of my old art either. I want people to see how far I've come and know that they can do it too. Sadly, my improvement has stalled as of late. I just don't get the time to draw like I used to...

Congrats on the milestone! I'm not too far behind myself :lol:.
JustaSuta Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish I hadn't deleted some of my old work XD You certainly have improved a lot! Happy teeeeeeeen~
mysticWaterdancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just want to say, (this will be way more sappy) I've been watching you improve over these past three years, and become amongst the most amazing artists out there, surely. I could never thank you enough for inspiring me to keep pushing for improvement. Even when I thought to give up. So you keep going. ;-;
Benguy12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
congratulations :D its been amazing seeing your art for so long as i have :)
CosmicChaosChu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very nice job!:D
congrats on your improvment for so many years:)
sapphireluna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To 10 more years!
fuwante-chan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats PK :3!

I joined PMD-E because I love the whole story, the characters and such... and I improved my art and maybe my English a bit 'cause your amazing group. And I do not regret it!

And 10 years are a long time...and I have an art block again...and browsing through your gallery...that's so an inspiration for me and many others here!
KaijuRomance Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, time flies by.
Reading this made me remember the times back on the old Okaki, with tenshi, star and Chari (can't remember all the names ;-;). I remember I loved to read all the comics back then. Too bad I completely forgot what my name was back then, I only still remember having a Zangoose Typhlosion hybrid character. Ha, good times.

Anyway, congrats to being 10 years on dA. I wish you lots of luck with what will come in the future!
goddess-madoka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Congrats, PK! While I'm not in PMD-e (though I plan to be) I've loved every time I've seen the group and reading the comics and stories, not to mention looking at all the amazing work you've done for the group! I hope you will continue to make art for many years to come! :D
CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Oh wow, ten years! That's one hell of milestone! I remember watching you waaaay back before PMDE and seeing you improve through the years has been really interesting! Congratulations and keep it up. cx
ChaseNNN Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations !!!
blueriza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations! :)

Can I ask you a question? You had done a drawing with the starter of sixth generation pokèmon in Mystery Dungeon Style? I saw this work a few month ago... but I lost D: It was very nice, as all your works! ^^
NHarmonia-I-ly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats PK!
And thank you for everything,too! Even though I only joined PMD-e little time ago, I've always enjoyed reading the comics made by the other members and the flashes made by you c:

Good luck for 10 more years (or even more!)
Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yassui Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats PK!
I think PMDe being a slow pace right now is a good thing. I and others can actually catch up or enjoy misc. stuff other than missions after missions while waiting.

Also, I wish you the best for years to come! C:
JunosatoRyu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats and Good luck for 10 more years!
Hopefully they will be joyfull ones~

You are one of my Idol artists and though my art does only improve slowly, AND I cant get my colorings right even with your tutorial, I will push on until I can stand proudly for my art again~
Megalemon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Aw god dammit you're cancelling PMD-E aren't you?
PMDE-Miles Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Congrats on 10 years!

Thanks x1,000,000 for PMDe! The group along with your art allowed me to discover my love for story telling and writing as well as provided me with the ice-breaker that allowed me to connect with my hopefully-soon-to-be-wife.

I don't think you get enough recognition for all the time and effort you put into this group, but let me just say it has made a HUGE difference in my life at the very least!

Btw, You're invited to the wedding, I'll send an invitation when we pick a date! ; )
Zuroyuso Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy damn 10 years O.o 10 years ago i was 5 years old O.o i couldn't even properly speak and read english till 3 years ago :I

Ah well congrats ^^
DunnyCT Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww PK that's adorable :D and sometimes I do look at your older gallery for hope and motivation! Though usually it ends with me thinking 'SHIT her sketches were at LEAST two years better than mine' and then I curl up in a ball because I never post anything outside of and scraps D:

Congrats on it! Even without Pokemon you'd easily be one of my favourite artists here :)
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Congrats PK. Thank you for being yourself and never giving up.
xXAurastarXx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations!! You are such a huge inspiration to me!
Thank you so much for everything you do for PMD-E, and for sharing your work with the world!
Studio-MutaMoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've probably heard this a million times but... Congratulations~ You are really such an amazing artist and you've improved from "amazing-and-awesome" to "Oh-my-god-how-is-there-not-a-museum-about-this-magic-person?!". I met you at anime expo 2013 and you were also an incredibly nice person~ You honestly inspired a lot of people to practice drawing more in hopes of coming close to your skill level. So thank you so much for the amazing art, personality, ideas, and inspiration! Great job! You deserve all your fans plus more~ I wish you so much more in the future! :D :tighthug:
Kanohi43920 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations, PK! :D It's been really amazing to see the kind of artist that you are, and the humility that you carry with it - I've only got about a year of DA under my belt, but I can definitely tell that you are a good and experienced artist. It's nice to find someone as experienced and as appreciative as you are about your art and about the people who have affected your skills as an artist and as a person.

Although I only started seeing your pieces due to PMD:E, you've gained me as a follower and I look forward to seeing the different things that you'll continue to do over time!
PTHaley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy ten years on here! I keep account jumping and finally settled on this account myself; I'm quite happy with it.
And looking to your very first page of art to your newest really gives me some hope.
I have some people around me who are so much better at drawing than me and it brought me down and I haven't seriously drawn in a year. I was just thinking, "What is the use, they and more people are so much better than me."
See the changes in your art really made me realize something; I WILL improve and get better.
I already have compared to my first drawings years ago. I just need to study up more on anatomy, coloring, shading, and more to help get further. And simply practice.
T-Thanks for making me realize that. ;w;'
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