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Hi!! :D I haven't really made a substantial journal in ages, so I thought I would make an update post. I realize that I've been inactive for a long time so not many people will necessarily read it, so it's 80% for myself and maybe% for anyone else who is interested in reading. SO HERE GOES:
I really only log into here occasionally to post random sketches I've made once in a while, so I was actually really shocked when I saw today that my account is actually 5 years old. The last time I remember seeing it, it was 2-3 years old. But wow... 5 years is really a long time. It makes me a little sad, but it's also nice to see how I've grown over time, and especially how everyone else has grown! I love looking at galleries of people who I used to talk to before and seeing how tremendously they've improved. It's such a nice feeling =D And I also noticed that many people (like me) have shifted over to tumblr, so it's also interesting to see the contrast between their deviantart and tumblr personas and to see the little interest niches that they've developed that go in line with tumblr's subculture. It'S JUST ALL VERY INTERESTING
As for my life right now... hmmm. I can talk about art first. I really haven't had the chance to do much art for most of the year. I did finally start taking very loose art classes near the end of my freshman year of high school, so yayyy for that!!! Aside from that, though, I really didn't do too much drawing until this summer. Now that I'm taking AP Studio art, I finally get to draw so much! it's such a liberating feeling :'D I've picked a digital concentration, so now I can do digital art all I want. I'mmmmmmmm SO HAPPY!!
My current idea is to draw very realistic scenes with a tiny surreal element in the back, so like in the restaurant picture that I just posted, one of the people in the background will actually be an armadillo or something like that. There'll be some tropical elements around the surreal part of the piece. I have 12 pieces in my concentration, so it'll be a progression - i'll make the tropical/surreal part grow bigger and more prominent in each piece until the normal and the surreal are in perfect balance. or maybe until the surreal takes over. i'm not quite sure yet but that's what i was thinking of doing for now. BUT YES that is all the art that i'm doing for now.
DO NOTE THAT I HAVEN'T COMPLETELY TRANSITIONED TO REALISTIC STUFF NOW... all my sketches are still not realistic and i AM STILL A WEEB AT HEART. it's just that the art i'm posting now is all a bunch of portraits because those are actual pieces that i have a reason to work on fully. THAT IS ALL. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN TO DRAW ANIME-Y THOUGH FEAR NOT i still love doing that but in a milder form
NOW about the rest of my life... hhhhhmmmmmmm. This is actually an interesting time to make a journal (even though it's midnight and i SHOULD BE DOING MY HW) because I'm in my senior year of high school right now (whoa....) and the college app process is beginning to gain momentum for me. It's kind of like a crossroads time in many ways, sort of like the beginning of the end, you know? I woke up one morning and I had a normal song stuck in my head, and all of a sudden it started to sound really sad beacuse I realized this is the last year I have in this phase of my life. I'm ready to leave it, but at the same time I am so comfortable and happy here, I really don't want to leave my family and friends and school and all that. At the same time, I'm really excited for college. All my college research has spurred up my excitement for all the cool courses I'll get to take and the cool research I'll get to do, and IM JUST SO EXCITED. So there's this very delicate balance between not wanting to leave but knowing that I'll have to, and that when I leave this phase I am sure I will enjoy the next.
Logistically, applying has actually been a really interesting process so far. I really love writing essays because I've never really gotten to write this type of personal essay before, and I'm not really a recognized writer per say because I never invested in it as an extra-curricular while I was in school, but I still do enjoy writing because it can be nice and free and organic. (I JUST REALIZED I'M USING THE WORD INTERESTING SO MUCH. I REALLY MEAN IT THOUGH) I'm really swamped with essays because i'm just applying to so many schools, but I am sure I will be able to get through all of them. I haven't had too much anxiety regarding the process, although I do occasionally get scared when I look at my college list because the schools I'm applying to are definitely tough to get into. But I will cross my fingers and do my best and just see what happens, because I'm sure everything will work out. =D
There's a lot else that I want to say, but I think I'll stop here because i REALLY GOTTA DO MY HOMEWORK. I'm missing so much sleep because of my terrible time management ;______;
Oh wait, one more thing! I keep trying to become active again on deviantart, but I know that it's probably not possible to the extent that I was active before because of college apps and homework and all that, but at least working on my concentration lets me try out some cool new concepts that I can share, so i'm thankful for that! this honestly has to be my favorite website though, I love it so much ;uuu; being on here is such refreshing and happy feeling---this is hands down my favorite online community ever. THANKS EVERYONE FOR BEING SO NICE :') I really really really like talking to all of you and seeing your art, it's such a big inspiration for me and it has motivated me to stick with art throughout my life. even after years, this site will always be like a home to me <:D SO THANK YOU!!!