Gotta get me a badge yo! Bitches love badges!
Okay so my actual DA story starts a long, long time ago (possibly in a galaxy far away) on a verrrry different account!
The account that shall go unnamed since it is filled with my ancient drawings, terrible photomanips, god awful pixel art, 2D OCs and what might be classified in some circles as a fursona.
WE WERE ALL THIRTEEN ONCE OKAY?!
My first ever submission to DA, an MSpaint pic of some popular musicians drawn onto bases which I did not properly source, was on November 15, 2004
(Hey! I'm coming up to my ten year anniversary pretty soon! )
During this time I was obnoxiously insistent on how 'random' I was and how leik epic kool my characters were. I cannot read the comments I left or replied to in those days.
Dark times, yo. Dark times.
A couple of years down the line (about 2008ish to be precise) I stopped using that account entirely and switched over to the 'Snowfright' address I'd saved.
Fun fact: Snowfright was originally going to be a character in a little 8 page dark fairytale comic I wanted to draw in 2005. Needless to say I never quite got round to it and didn't end up doing anything with the name until the creation of the current day Snowfy in 2011
I think I've maybe grown up a little bit in the time since? Maybe improved a tiny bit too
I've gone from age 13 to 23,
14 watchers to 714 on this account (wooah boy I did not know I had that many watchers O.O that's kinda scary!)
I went to uni, hated uni, worked on some animated things (one short film of which won a bafta, ahahaha good times), got dropped from working on animated things because I made the mistake of asking to be paid, started my own thing, went through stages of crippling art anxiety, went through stages of wonderful 'IDGAF' art freedom, drew stuff, drew more stuff... kept drawing stuff?
NOW FOR SOME FEATURES!
For this I'm totally just going to show of some awesome pics some awesome people have done for me over the years on this account, all my 'firsts' and 'lasts' and such are speculative as not all of my faves seem to be showing up in the side bar
Shout out to my first ever watcher on here,
who is still an awesome and epic person to this day! This is a pic she did of our Brotherhood bad girls back in 2011, I am still in love with it!
This is the first pic anyone ever drew for me on here it was done by my BFF of BFFEST, Elsie-J, who is awesome rad and everyone should follow It also accurately showcases my love of blonde haired anti-heroes AND the fact that I once dyed my hair ginger. Or twice. Several times probably o.O
This is the first pic anyone ever drew of my characters! They are October and the unnamed elf dude from my short lived comic book 5 Minute Fairytale! XD This was drawn by the wonderful ForgottenLight who has remained a great friend even after all these years
This is the first pic anyone ever drew of Snowfright for me! I was just blown away by this (and still am!) such gorgeous artwork! I am still undeserving of it.
This is the first pic anyone ever drew of Marie O'Nette for me! Done by my fabulous Eurovenger broski, Chunk07, who I seriously could not believe had drawn it at all at the time! It was pretty awesome being noticed by the cool kids (and subsequently tricking them into friendship! Mwhahaha!)
AND this is the most recent pic anyone has done for me! Gah I can't even express how much love I have for this artist! Her characters are lively and expressive and the way she uses traditional mediums makes me green with envy!
(I really want to feature like at least a dozen more artists here... maybe I'll do a second journal to show off more...
I feel like at some point over the years I've developed this power to magically trick AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND SUPER NICE artists into drawing my dumb characters... There is no other logical explanation!
I shall attempt to use this power for good
Anyway! Here we are - 10 years in, let's see what the next 10 bring!
Hugs & Puppies,