I joined deviantArt back in October of 2012, which sounds like a lot more time than it really has been XD I guess I found dA while surfing for fanart on Google Images. I was probably thinking "Where is all this awesome stuff coming from???" Add a few minutes later of browsing through dA's results of fanart and whatnot, and then I joined.
First piece of art I ever posted:
At the time I thought it was the most epic thing I had ever made (and I still kinda do XD ). But that was when I didn't have Photoshop and the skills to upload drawings cleanly.
Sometime during that year, I started taking Photoshop classes in high school. That was when I fell in love with the program; Photoshop CS6 to be exact. We actually have CS5 in school but I got the next generation for myself :3 So, I started messing around with it, edited photos and screenshots from shows...
An edited screenshot eventually became the deviation with the most favorites on here: Agent Texas and Omega from the most popular and longest running webseries, Red vs Blue.
It's still the most popular to this day. And I don't really know why XD I have plenty of other awesome works.
My first watcher ever was
I was really excited for someone to be following my work, especially a fellow RvB fan
We soon became good friends too. She's an awesome and friendly person, and I'm going to give her credit for starting my ever growing list of watchers. Thank you!
One great thing leads to another, and after a while I met
She's the wonderful person who introduced me to roleplaying. I seriously would have never considered roleplaying if she hadn't shown me how fun it is. So big thanks to you, Meg
I'm pretty sure most of my watchers are a part of the Red vs Blue fandom (or anything to do with RoosterTeeth/Achievement Hunter) and I'm perfectly happy about that C: It's kinda one of the few fandoms I can say I'm obsessed with and it's only better when there's so many people to share it with. People like
and so on. There's just so many of you
With Red vs Blue, comes Halo, and I soon started seeing people posting screenshots from the games.
was actually one of the first I had seen doing that. They're an interesting way to tell a story, especially if your writing skills are poor XP
At some point in my early days of being on here, I suddenly got the urge to create my own character for Red vs Blue and jump in on all the fanfiction works. And so Agent Arizona was born.
OC: Agent Arizona V 6.0
Name: Chloe Coolidge
Alias: Agent Arizona
Nickname: 'Zona, Z
Appearance: Agent Arizona is roughly 5' 5" and weighs around 175 lbs., but don't let her weight fool you, it's mostly muscle. She has guarded, emerald-green eyes and her brown-ish, blonde hair is done in a sloppy style down past her shoulders a little ways. She normally wears jeans and any top with green (her favorite color) when she's not in armor. Arizona is almost always wearing her dog tags, only taking them off for showers, because they give her a sense of belonging. A faint, pink scar trails down her back that was the result of an automobile accident as a child.
Personality: Before she joined Project Freelancer and received her A.I., Arizona refused to trust anyone or stay in one place for long periods of time. This was mostly due to the fact that her parents were killed in a horrific car crash, injuring Ari
She needed SO much work from day one. In fact, she started out as a Mary Sue *shudders* But, with the help of people like
, she grew into the Freelancer that I love today X3 And I suppose others really enjoy her too since they asked for her to appear in their fanfictions, like
You guys don't know how excited I get when others ask to use my character. It just feels awesome, like I've accomplished something
It's also an amazing feeling when someone asks if they can use one of your pieces as inspiration or to help improve their drawing skills.
wrote a short literature piece inspired by these photomanipulations of mine.
tried his hand at recreating this drawing. I felt so honored when he asked if he could X3
Later on, I found a contest over on a RoosterTeeth group here and decided to join in. I submitted this piece:
And I had no idea it would be so popular. People loved it! And it won first place in the contest. I was just ecstatic XD
I think at some point before my one year anniversary on this site, I had reached 100 watchers. I flipped out; it was incredible. I never thought I would have that many people following me. But look at me now; nearly 200 watchers! I'm in awe...
Going into my first year at college, my buddy
suggested that I join this RvB Facebook roleplay group.
So I thought "Eh, why not?" I was instantly hooked. I joined as Donut and was just sucked into everything. It's kinda like an addiction now, like I can't really go a day without checking in on the group every now and then XD So thanks for that Harry and Jade (
, creator of the group) XD But I really do love it and I met/got to know better some of my closest internet friends there:
Most of us even do group Skype calls with each other and it's just so much fun.
and I even went as far as meeting each other in person. Best day ever. Of all time. I love these guys so much <3
All throughout my freshman year at college, I kept working to improve on my artistic skills. I also began using Photoshop more heavily on my drawings:
Just look at that improvement XD
Speaking of improvement, I decided to create a RWBY OC in the beginning of summer. Since I had a better idea of what it's like to build characters from scratch since Arizona, I had a lot of fun working on Viridis Viidakko.
Anyways, it's been such an amazing time here on dA for me and I can't believe it'll be my two year anniversary in a couple months. I may even have a solid 200 watchers by then O.o It's just crazy!
More awesome people that I didn't mention before:
And of course my cousin and younger brother: