Deviantart was a weird little place when I was in Highschool. I had no idea what it was or what I was suppose to do with it. My friends said I should start posting my art somewhere and recommended it as a useful tool. Since then I have ben a deviant and have used the site to receive feedback as well as tips from other artists. I have been inspired by
as well as
and each have helped me further my work. I have also make friends such as
As for Art improving... well: I was an apparel design major in college. It helped my confidence a ton to get feedback from those online. It eventually led from me making awesome things like the green rave dress, to the purple wedding dress that my friend wore at her wedding. The online exposure also helped me feel like I was doing a good job with making fur suits. My first personal one was schooner the boat, but since then its lead to more full suits and even fur suit accessories lil the aviator goggles below. Last its helped with my theatre costumes. This one did not help as much from the feedback, but allowing me to see my progression over many years. It greatly helped me and made me very happy.
Overall, Happy Birthday DA- Here's to many more!