So since it's premium membership day on dA I thought I would pop back and have a look around properly for the first time in a while, feels weird that my profile on here is almost 12 years old and looking back at my first dA submission of a photo of two of my friends, yautja and intravenous-inc painting tank girl onto the wall of our 6th Form building 11 years ago. Sadly that building doesn't exist anymore as it was knocked down to make way for a new building. I don't know what happened to their art after we left but it is sad to think it's gone now.
dA used to be a pretty big part of my internet life. The hours (probably days) I spent browsing submissions and hanging out in the chat rooms, especially #dAPensioners talking to people like Rushy, LeytonC and switchbladeserenade (to name a few, if I've missed you out, I'm sorry) and from the looks of it, writing some very emo sounding journal entries. I do wish I still drew be it traditional or digital but sadly my life, as I close on 30 years old is mostly work and where I do have some spare time art has been replaced by music as I play one of my various guitars and bass. Am I any good? No!
I do pop back on dA from time to time to check out the latest submissions and favourite the odd one or two, it's great to see this site continue to feature some great artists and allow them to show off their work to the world. Maybe one day I'll come back properly and submit again but the chance of that is very small.
if you have taken time to read this, thank you. Enjoy dA.