Well, my premium membership given by =Neil78b has almost reached its end. I must say, it's been a pretty awesome ride. I can't thank him enough, and sent him a personal thank you note to express my gratitude. Honestly, I can't even believe that it's been TWO years since I've joined DA. I remember when I first became a member, I wasn't very active on the site because I didn't know how to get involved. But gradually, I started making wallpapers and mockups, and talking to people with the same interests as me, being graphic design and desktop customization. To date, I've had over 12,000+ page views, 11,000+ downloads on my two themes, Shiroi and Kuroi, alone, and over 2,000 comments within this two year time span.
I must say, I'm incredibly proud of myself. And it's not going to stop here. I plan on being a member of this community for a very long time, and I look forward to sharpening my skills as the years progress. I can't tell you how much I've improved my art in these 2 years alone. When I look back at my very first mockup (seen here: [link]
compared to the revised concept (seen here: [link]
, I'm almost in shock by how far I've come as an artist.
Here is my latest mockup, done several months after the revised "Orange Crush" one: [link]
(As great as this concept is, it was pointed out that it needs to have more contrast to be easier to see, to which I definitely agree. But beautifully designed, nonetheless!) This is my most recent one as of now.
Anyway, I just want to thank everyone for their continuing support, and I hope I have provided the same for you. I'm definitely looking forward to the next 2 years, and how much I'll grow in that time!
I'm working now so I haven't been as active as I would like, but I'm definitely going to be finding time to create more things for you guys. I've been wanting to make an icon pack or UI elements pack for a while now.
So that's all for now! Cheers, and here's to the next 2 years!~ *Raises Glass*