I joined deviantART six years ago, and since then my love for painting has grown and my skills have improved a lot.
(aaaand as an example, one of my very first pieces, from 2007, and the same one redone in 2012)
I’ve tried to draw new thing thanks to the art trades, projects, contests and lots of activities from dA groups and users. I discovered new techniques and styles through tutorials, stock references and the example of many wonderful artists.
But the most important part from deviantART is friendship. I’ve made a lot of friends here, and I’ve been able to share very good moments with tons of people from around the world that otherwise I would have never met. The chance to meet them – to meet you, who are reading this, is almost magical. So thank you to all, thanks to my watchers, my friends and all the dA people that keep making this place a great joining point!