I've been away from DA quite a while, and have recently come back and started being more active within the DA community.
I'm self taught and by no means as good as alot of people on here but i enjoy fiddling about with photoshop.
Most of my work is of mediocre standard and therefore doesnt get noticed much..however!! The following is some info i didnt really know much about, so am just throwing it out there incase others are in the same position....
--attention aspiring artists who want to improve/get feedback and critiques (like myself)--
I've joined alot of fab groups and now get to see so many more talented artist's work through the devwatch options. The work really inspires me to produce a higher standard of work than the thrown together manips i started out with.
I recently added "Pepper" pskate1.deviantart.com/art/Pep… and "Exotic Gaze" pskate1.deviantart.com/art/Exo… to some group galleries and found so many more people commenting and faving, so I really recomend this to people that havent done so already!
Groups are a fantastic chance to get your work viewed more. I have even had people requesting to feature these pieces which is a HUGE compliment to me. (On that note i really appreciate all of the and comments people are giving and am sorry i cannot thank you all individually.)
Ok~ so its hardly the 1000+ favs that the greatest artists get but i was massivly happy to hit the +100 fav mark. I guess it boosted my confidence and made me want to get better, and to prove to myself that other people can enjoy something you create, which is such a cool feeling right?
Ok well enough rambling, im just happy to be back, and more inspired than ever xxx