Awwwww yeah! I finally can make this post. This is my 366th post on Steemit, which means that I have been drawing every day for a year ^________________^.
My Steemit Journey
So to recap, my account got approved last year on the third of April, but I only found out days later because I
was too busy didn’t check my email. Steemd gave me these birthday cakes a few days ago ^_^.
It took me several months waiting to get my account, so in the meantime when I was still locked outside, I was planning on what to post on Steemit once I got in. I decided that I could use extra motivation to draw regularly and that’s exactly what happened. I made my first post at 9 April 2018 and since then on, except at the Hard Fork 20 week when I couldn’t post and have no resource credits, I have been drawing and posting every single day.
I have learnt many stuff from posting everyday to Steemit, like learning how to make a post in Markdown, creating animation for showing drawing process, figuring out WordPress, checking out Discord.
I have also tried multiple art programs, and I’m happy to say that I’m comfortable enough with all of them to draw with, though none of them can dethrone my love for Photoshop. I’ve picked up real pencil again to draw! Which is a big surprise for me, and now I’ve even drawn in watercolours. I would have never expected that since I learn to draw in digital.
I’ve met lots and lots of people, gained 911 followers as in this writing, joined lots of communities, and befriended some nice people. A few of them are VERY nice people and whenever I realise this, I’ve always felt lucky :D.
It’s been a long journey. It is a hard journey, which at the beginning of it, I didn’t think that I could do it all. I was pretty happy when I posted consecutively for a week, and when I completed my first month, I began to wonder if it’s actually possible for me to draw and post everyday.
Here we are, one full year after and I have made close to four hundred pictures. To me, that is a significant quantity, since I didn’t draw regularly before. Obviously I wonder if I have improved as an artist doing this daily exercise, which is the main reason why I did it. I think I have, certainly visible in some areas and not so much in others. One thing for sure, I can draw faster now, which is important to me.
I will take a break from posting and drawing for now, not sure for how long. After all that daily posting, I think it’s fine for me to have no obligation that I have to honour to myself.
See you around and keep being awesome.
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