14 years. Wow. Happy Birthday, Deviantart! Though, I'm only here for like 8 years but looking back at my first art entry, I could tell that I've been working my ass off to improve.
== Year 1: How it all started ==
So I drew quite a lot of animu stuffs back in the days with a senior from Secondary School, she suggested I try to upload my artworks here. So I subscribed as a different username (can't remember if it's riotfairy, or riotlpfairy.. it's been a while). I don't know squat to how to use it. So I abandoned it for a year before starting up again. To my surprised, DA changed the layout and I find myself more comfortable using it.== Year 2-3 ==
I found these artists that inspired me to work on something less animu-like drawings. Made by the incredible mero-ix
I was inspired and made me want to work on more solid-like drawings. Slightly realism and slightly animated. After years of following her work, I still cannot compare my works with hers. She was one of my earliest inspiration (and still does!)
== Year 4-5 ==
I soon learn to colour my works, understanding brushes and textures. I have all my thanks to this guy: AquaSixio
This guy give out so many useful and amazing tips with photoshop brushes and techniques! Thanks to him, I am more open to playing around with brushes and textures to create art. Also trying to draw more 'out of the box' style drawings. Also inspired by this incredible artist: vmbui
Her colours and 'mystical-ness' is breath-taking. I just love her brush strokes and the flow of its beauty. I miss her works and I hope one day she'll paint again.== Year 5-6 =
After years of practicing and playing around with colours, I soon found myself very fond of traditional realism portraits and it helped me understand proportions of face and making them similar to references. I have two people to thank for on that: Cataclysm-X
Â and kleinmeli
I have such a lovely time learning from these two, who willingly put up tutorials or answer questions whenever I need help. They are truly the best and I learn so much in shading and be brave in drawing with different mediums. You girls have my thanks. <3== Year 7-8 ==
I'm more of a mix media now, trying out different mediums of art that I could hand on and work on comfortably. There are still so many artists that still kept me inspired all these years and definitely there are new ones too. My artwork consist of digital realism but I've also been drawing comic-style drawings of which I am thankful that they are loved. Here are the ones that helped me work on TaserTricks and also those who helped me break into illustration. I still look up to their works currently.
Some other Inspiration:
And last and not least, my husband's work. He used to take quite a lot of photos and I love them all. Adi have that concept that I never thought of and he could achieve the look when he can (with his condition and all). Here are some of his works I fell in love with:
(and yeah, that's me as Lady Loki. <////< )
== Special Thanks ==
To all my deviant watchers who have shown me love and support with my works. Thank you for sharing them and thank you for commenting my works, it shows that there are people who look up to my works. To either laugh at them, cry at them, awed (hopefully) by them. Because of you all, I continue to draw and continue to work on the comics for your (and myself) entertainment. I love you all and here's to many years to come! CHEERS!!