Let's get this party started with the right tune to get the blood pumping. *grins*
Well, well! Here we all are!!!
Who would have ever imagined to still be here after such a long time in one place. To be honest with you, it still catches me by surprise. Especially the 10 year part. ^O^
But like anybody else on the DA, I had help. Lots of help. And lots of friend, lots of fun, lots of laughs and some incredible memories.
Over the years its amazing to step back and look through the gallery to see where it all started. Where artwork was experimented on, tested, rushed and most importantly where it all kept changing for the better. And all of it starting from sitting in front of the TV with some printer paper and ole pencil crayons leftover from High School. Even funnier where I started sharing my work on a place called HentaiPalm Forums. It was all before DA because I thought the DA was just too big and scary for my early work. Don't ask, lol.
But one thing that sticks out that differs so much from yesteryear to now is how proud I am of my work. Seeing the love, dedication, curiosity put into the artwork and sharing that happiness with others. Even being able to mail artwork directly to someone or handing it out at a Comic-Con. Its been quite the journey! ^o^
And last I checked, (roughly) there's been over 485 drawings I've made from September 2006 to September 2016 now. Whoa! o_0
Also, I might not get a chance to thank EVERYONE I've met on the DA (we'd be here for another 10 journals, trust me), I'd like to give a personal tip of the hat to Jake-202, Hyday-Shido, Weezlcheez, and GysKing1. They were my earliest friends and one of the greatest motivators to make me believe in my work. Even if I did call myself a junk artist to no end (still do, actually). Friends and people who support you can really make a difference here if you ask me and I'll always stand by that.
With all that said, cheers to everyone here who made their mark on this road of mine through the past 10 years on this one page. Throughout that time some people have left, forgotten about me, but it important to hold onto the good times you got spend with those few people. I think that's where it counts most. It was thanks to them and thanks to people today that kept me motivated, kept me laughing, kept me strong and being inspired to draw something new. That's pretty incredible if you ask me. And to perfectly honest with you, I like where I am right now. In it for the fun, for the hobby and for the hope to meet a new friend. If that's what I can hope for in the next 10, 20, or 50 years, then let that be my only wish.
And so to the few who read this far (and I know some of you skip all my yammering), a deep and most gracious thank you for being who you are and sticking by this crab for so damn long. I know I keep say this from time to time (but its true), this place wouldn't be anything without you crazy lot. A big huzzah to all of us!!!!! *applause and whistle all around*
LATER, (10 year anniversary to my Later, part of my replies/comments too, ha!)
PS - More decals are still on their way. Ran out of time and there's ALOT I was trying to get done in such a short time. o_0