Happy 14th birthday !
You asked us to tell us a bit about ourselves, and how deviantART helped us grow as an individual and/or as an artist. Here's my little contribution to the whole building.
Step 1: looking for models
I came here to find artistic nude pictures I could use to practice figure drawing. I discovered many wonderful artists, including photographers and models.
Step 2: Practice !
Using some of these (and other) pictures, I started practicing
Step 3: Drawing without model / Drawing in the train
I am so fascinated by the human body that I tried to learn a bit proportions to be able to draw without a model. Also, during my travelling time, I did quick sketches of my fellow passengers
Step 4: I originally wanted to use only for my drawing projects, but I slowly started to put my photographs as well
Now and in the future...
I've met several people here on . With some of them, we have quite extensive discussions, get feedback about our work. This has been really interesting for me. This week, I did my first live figure drawing. An awesome experience... and thanks to a fellow deviant of course !