Oh good god... ok so I've been a part of deviantART since 19th of June 2010, that was over 4 years AGO!!!!
Jeez I had been doodling all my life and only just discovered DA then. Sadly HOW I managed to find this site eludes me XD
maybe I was recommended it or something. HELL IF I KNOW!!
But I have always been ShifterPrincess and most likely always will be
The name came from two sources:
1) My grandfather/Poppa, who is the most important man in my life since he's pretty much been my dad all my life, has always called me his little/eldest princess and
2) I had and still have a huge thing for shapeshifting, especially for turning into animals, only later did it also reflected that I tended to throw on 'masks', in other words to hide myself or change myself to please others. yeah yeah typical teenage angst crap
Anyway, I was 17 years old and had been living in tropical city for almost two years then (because my ex step dad was in the army and got posted there)
. Sadly the huge move from one side of Queensland to the other side of Queensland was in the middle of highschool, so yes my brother and I became the 'new kids'. And don't get me wrong, it's a pretty alright place but I hated it because I had to start from scratch: new city to learn the ins and outs of, find new friends I could fit in with and find things to do and could afford. Yeah that was fun..... Needless to say by my second year there, my grades dropped as I disappeared into my own little world.
It was probably around then that I found/discover/was shown deviantART
As I said I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, sadly I never dated them lol Anyway the first thing I SUBMITTED to DA so this little eyesore
oh god I want to burn it with fire, it looks so tacky!!
Anyway I must have lost interest in deviantART or lost courage because I didn't submit anything but journals until a YEAR later and it was a damn photo
oh yeah 18 year old me
by this point my mum went through a divorce and we had moved back all the way on the other end of Queensland
it was early Nov when I finally buck up the courage to submit a drawing (it's now in scraps)
yes yes I am wincing like crazy here, since it's like three years old but guess what at the start of 2011 it was worse
Anyway in that year I discovered a part of DA that I am still in love with today: the roleplay groups. At that point I had been roleplaying on forums on and off for 2/3 years and had years of playing pretend with my brother. So obviously I was in and happily stuck in it to this day
Three years later and things are this good now (nothing within this month though as I am still nervous about showing stuff incomplete)
I have been here for 4 (actively 3) crazy emotional years and I'm still loving every time I come on to check on groups I'm in or checking out artworks of those I follow or don't follow or looking back at all my past mistakes
But wow, when you look back you do realise you're improving, either slowly or drastically lol
and look forward to more improvements in the future XD
thanks for reading