Because the badge looks neat
Omg wow it's going to be 5 years of being a deviant this year. I've actually known the existence of this site before but I never really bothered to make one until my bff KirariRinkan
had me into making one. I was actually really new to digital art, HAHAH my first art program was MS Paint. I'm such a loser. :'D My art from scratch was shit. Horrible shit.
SUPER SPARKLY EYES AND SPIKED HAIR
My art looked pretty bad on my early days of dA but hey, everyone starts like this right? I used to like... post a drawing. Every. Day.
But yeah, I used to rely HEAVILY on bases back in the days. I stopped using bases when I first used this program called Photoshop CS3.
HAHAH I REMEMBER THE DRIVING BASE WHERE I'D DRAW ALL THE GUYS FROM LASS-SIEG (except Ryan, I was not much of a fan of him. Also that orange hair person was the old Natsu... back when he was identified as my Persona and as a GIRL). Aaah yeah, that was awesome.
Ironically, my first non-Paint work was from SAI.
Okay well... I lined it on Paint then colored on SAI. Ahahah...
But yeah, my life changed when I met these wonderful people on deviantART. Hell, I used to dislike criticism because I'm a bit defensive. xD; Buuut now, I accept them and I managed to improve more and more. If I had never found this site, I would not know what to do in my life.
Progress over the years:
YOUKO IS AN AMAZING KAWAII DESU ARTIST~ We've known each other since 7th Grade and we were classmates for only one year. Just one year and BAM insta BFFs~ we managed to keep in touch through Gaia Online for a looooong time and had a great reunion at around 2012 like a week or two after coming back home to the US after being in the Philippines for 6 years.
DID YOU KNOW WE FANIGIRL OVER EVERYTHING? I'M NOT KIDDING
I don't know which I love more okay? So I just get two~ <3 ANYWAYS, now we have ShadowEXE999
. THIS GUY. THIS AMAZING GUY THAT CAME INTO MY LIFE.
You wanna know how? YOUKO. I was like, looking around Youko's watchers and then I found this guy. I commented on one of his doodles and then we became instant friends. We then started talking through FB and RPed every single day. xD We eventually stopped and actually try to get to know each other, theeen we argued. A lot. We fought so much, we almost separated a few times. Despite after all these arguments we still manage to make it up, guess what happened next? If you guessed this guy is "the one" I mentioned that I do not wish to disclose then YOU ARE CORRECT. This guy is my
now my boyfriend~
I wanna meet him so baaaaaad
Shoutouts to the rest of my awesome friends as well! I wish I could list you all but there's so many aaah! So here's my thanks to all of you for being beautiful people~
To be honest, this has been bothering me since last year... I'm slowly beginning to grow out of the handle "Natsume Hirai". It sounds kind of... "eh" now that I look at it. Most of you are likely going to say, "NO, KEEP IT" well yeah. I actually wish I could but, what's been bothering me about it is the lack of originality in the name. ;n; I was in my super otaku geek freak stage. Hell, I've see a LOT of Natsu and Natsume around and I'm like... -sobs-. True it's difficult coming up with an original name. But another side of me wishes to keep it mainly because a lot of people recognize me with that name. I'm extremely indecisive and my way of thinking is way beyond extraordinary. xD If you are going to ask if I intend to move accounts, then the answer is "probably not". There are instances that I would but, I decide against it. I am extremely indecisive and my imagination is beyond extraordinary.
HAHAH... I'm not kidding. :l
I hope to see more people do this!