1) Three years of Deviation Madness (2002-2005)
I remember a time when I submited almost in a daily basis here in DA. I was, back then, a somewhere in between late adolescent and a must-pay-bills semi adult. Those were, without a doubt, productive days, artisticaly speaking. I evolved in some ways, tried almost everything, from indie and 3D abstract, vectors and logoshit, to dark, grungy type poetry experiments. I got to know people from the four corners of the world and shared loads of commentaries, opinions, discussions and most of all, the love for the art itself
2) The reason I left Deviant Art
I started working really hard and my arpadism crafts started getting behind. Never forgotten, but distant enough to bury it. Took all my submissions after a small, lets say.. hick-up, with this guy who didn't understand why he had to pay to use a typeface I was developing back then. I got really angry and thrusted a line all over the word "Deviant".
3) Keeping in mind what is important
The most important thing that happened to me here in DA, was my career start. I should say I got my first well-oriented constant paying job, here amongst this community. My portfolio was very good besides being very big, I had almost 250 Da submissions.
4) 2005-2007 Situation
And so here I am, getting the hang of it, fighting for life. I still am at Accedo, a small but top quality portuguese agency for interactive websites and graphic design, no one can deny it. I sold my silver BWM R1150GS and bought a Smart Fourfour (please, no questions, I miss my bikes even more I miss DA heheh) and I'll have my own flat until the end of 2007's December. Its all going well though I work my butt off.
5) Getting back my Arpad mojo
I miss the deviantions, the thrill of the comments, but what I miss the most, is the challenging process of the raw creation, intentioned or not, in its purity and subliminary essence.
To my deviants, constructive critiscism and good feedback. From arpad.. let's see.
Best wishes for all my Deviant friends. Good to be back.