Wait, is it story-telling time, already? Why, yes! Yes it is! Here we go:
Once upon a time, there was a little guy who liked to draw. He dreamed about one day becoming an artist, but an artist he was not. Still, he drew. Every chance he got, he drew. At school, on the bus, at home, everywhere! He drew some nifty stuff, too: cool-looking cars, silly-looking cartoons, epic-looking dinosaurs, you name it.
One day, though, something happened: there was an idea, an act of expression. He picked up a black ballpoint pen, created something dark and moody, and it was awesome. Better yet, he felt like an artist, for the first time in his life.
The boy was immensely happy, and showed it to everyone. People thought it was cool, and he was very proud of his work. Not just because of the way it looked, but also because he knew that, past that point, there was no stopping him.
Later, he gave the drawing to a friend, and painted a new version more carefully and patiently. That one was even more awesome, and was put up for exhibition in his high school. Unfortunately, he never got it back, and had only a crappy digital picture for him to remember it by.
That crappy digital picture was his first submission to a little website called “Deviant Art”, seven years ago.
He called it Angel, (even though the original never had a title) because of the blue tint the picture gained after he inverted the colors and, like it happened with the other drawing, people seemed to like it, too! People which he had never met, people from distant places. How cool was that?
Pretty cool, yeah, but it was time to move on. The guy became the most amazing artist in the universe (well, maybe not… yet), but promised to return to his first masterpiece when the time was right, and repaint it to its fullest potential!
Well, that day is today! I give you The Untitled, an homage to my humble beginnings (surprise: the little guy is actually me! Boo!). Looking at the finished picture is like traveling back in time, high-fiving my 14-year-old self and saying "LOOK AT THE AWESOME STUFF I CAN DO! LOOK!"