This piece is sort of my thank you to deviantART for being a hub of unbelievable talent.
The community here has been wonderful, supportive, and inspirational.
My drive to succeed as a designer would have dried up long ago, if I hadn't have looked up to folks such as
and all the talented folks who contributed to the elite art collectives like Depthcore / Evoke / Intrinsic Nature.
I'm specifically grateful to the existence of the Digital Arts category. That's where I first discovered my passion for design, and this passion paved the way to a fantastic career. It was like opening a door to a whole new world where the only limit was my imagination, and the time it took to learn how to express myself through the digital medium.
I love you, deviantART. <3 Happy birthday!
This was a really quick submission. I only had about a half hour to work on it, so forgive me if it looks the part.
Credits to iStockphoto, as this is where most of the stock came from.