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When did you become interested in art, and start to be an artist? What was the first things you did?(This includes drawing, photography, etc...) 

33%
22 deviants said 1-6 Years Old
24%
16 deviants said I am a born Artist!
23%
15 deviants said 7-12 years Old
14%
9 deviants said 13-18 Years Old
6%
4 deviants said Over 18 Years Old

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:iconjezmm:
JezMM Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I became interested in art around my teenage years, but of course, I did plenty of drawing as a kid and stuff.
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:iconkargath64:
kargath64 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
I basically got into 3D by accident. I was looking for game engine stuff to make a shooter game of my own, and stumbled onto Blender. I realised this was the perfect tool for making the stuff in my head come alive, and started learning.
I lack the ability to reduce a complex shape to its suggestive contours, so I had to wait until I could get a program to do the shading and contours for me before I could start to make art. 3D also suits my meticulous style and bottom-up (components-first) approach to making things.

Plus, cel-shading == ownjoo :P
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PineappleYoshi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
I can't remember when I first started drawing; but from the stories my mom tells me about having parent-teacher conferences in kindergarden because of my drawings, you REALLY don't wanna know how I started off.

Anyway, I think it's important to enjoy your work, and I enjoy drawing, so...I'd have to say I've wanted to be an artist longer than I can remember...but my parents probably remember very well... ^^;
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:iconmayyeo:
MayYeo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Colouring on the walls does that count? BTW, my mom gave me a prismacolor box to make lots of drawings since... Dunno, since I have memory
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:iconmasterscribble:
masterscribble Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
it all started with doodles at school...
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:iconsugarmanx:
Sugarmanx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
It began as something that I first saw when I was young and then capturing it onto paper (or in this case..the wall of my room) :p

Believe it or not, the first thing I drew was a chicken. My grandfather used to raise a small farm when we were little.
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Lol, I can imagine that :aww:
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domainjewel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
I've seriously been drawing stuff since before I can remember... I won a drawing comp when I was in prep, and one of the oldest memories I have is of me and my mum in front of the tv drawing a red horse ^_^
I got into anime which is the main thing I do now in Jan 2003, and anthro just recently :D
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Awesome, I got into anime by that date too (November 2002 I think) :)
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:iconhollowzero:
hollowzero Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ummm...

I started drawing very early, documented pictures are still around, I was 3 when I drew them. I started sewing when I was about..11 I'd say? Lots of crafty things there, around that age. This year I started sculpting...and next I hope to get into photography, if I can get a good camera that is.

I got into watercolors in 1995(maybe 96) when Chrono Trigger came out. Akira Toriyama's art boggled me..I had to find out what medium he used, and it very much looked like watercolor, so I tried it on for size. I love watercolors. :D Acrylic painting was started waaay back when..I used to paint t-shirts for friends. Haven't tried oils yet.. CGing was started in 95 with an ollld computer.

I'm trying to get into alot of forms of art incase that's not noticable. ;P
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Interesting, I didn't knew that you were into art that much.I have various other kinds of art too, but I'm not sure to post them here (any fanatic of the cubist or impressionist style here?? *cricket chirrip* ) XD
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hollowzero Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like impressionist style..but I haven't even seen cubist, or if I did I didn't know what it was. :) It's good to be into many forms of art (in my opinion of course)
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:iconsigurdhosenfeld:
SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
The cubism is a style of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.A great exponent of this style is Paul CÚzanne :thumbsup:
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TeenBulma Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i dont consider copying how to draw animal books n such in 3rd grade being an artist, but i really got into drawing and anime around 8th grade X3 I was looking through an old anime magazine with sailor moon and pokemon in it and thats when i got reaaally back into SM and stuff. Cus we all know everyone watched it before school back in the day XD Im very happy i started drawing though, its a part of me ^_^ But my family always considered me the artist of the family when i was young, i like to disagree though >>;
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Sailor Moon....that probably one of the mangas/animes that inspired most of nowadays anime artists to draw into that style (I'm one of them too :giggle: )
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:iconteenbulma:
TeenBulma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup :D
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SuperstarMandL64 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
well.. i drew crappy when i was really small but when i went to first grade there was a cool classmate of mine that draws good and then i started to draw better and stuff XD

(that was silly X3)
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:iconreiku03:
Reiku03 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
I started off really drawing when Sonic 2 came out, cuz before that it was just random stuff and mostly colorin in coloring books
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icy-hibiscus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
I' ve been drawing since I have memory.:D
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SilverTails Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Heh, I doodled a lot when I was younger. I think around age 6 or 7, or maybe 8, I began to draw stuff from the Pokemon handbook XD I did not copy though, because it was really frustrating for me (to this day even). Then I found DA a little after I started learning about the soon-to-be-released (at that time) Tales of Symphonia, and I really began to draw and develop my skill. That was one year ago. XDDD
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Oh, I see.That's an interesting anecdote :nod:
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smashsweetie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
around 7. when Super Mario 64 came out, i had this guide book. it had this picture of Peach and i started to copy it. i was never interested in drawing and i always hated it. i got into it when i was 11.
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Charlett Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
I was writing crappy stories since I was 3! I used to write about a sentance to a paragraph, then leave it. I really started writing fullscale (but never finishing) stories around first grade, I actually remember writing it in my little "Lisa Frank" notebook. If I look hard enough, I might actually find it again, you wanna read it when I do? =)
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Interesting!Sure, if you find them, let me know ;)
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:iconsylphcat:
Sylphcat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
since i was born lol my parents are artists too, and my sister :)
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:iconsigurdhosenfeld:
SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Hehehehe, nice.My great grandfather used to like a lot painting....too bad that most of his works were lost in WWII -_-;
Now my sister, one of my cousins and myself are the pseudo artists of the family XD
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Sylphcat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
thats more than most families, good for you lol ;)
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:iconsafalo:
Safalo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
I think it was to 1-6 years old... Not sure Oo;
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:iconcab-rod:
Cab-Rod Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started by coping the box art of Super Mario games,etc...Later I continued at drawing manga style thanks to some shows that appeared in 1995.These shows were Marmalade Boy and Slayers,that enjoyed me a lot...and I miss'em T_T.Dragon Ball never influenced me,curiously...
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Interesting.You know, I was very influenced by the mid 90s animes too :nod:
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:iconkookychukirsten:
KOOKYCHUKIRSTEN Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
I started drawing when I was 8.
My first pic of Link was pretty good.
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:iconluigiuser:
LuigiUser Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm....i guess my started back when i was young to...my was really more off and on...then i found out the 8 and 16 bits charaters were just blocks. :dohtwo: :lol:
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Evilbutterfly666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Ever since I had the ability to grip a crayon, I've been drawing. I still have some of my first picture ^_^ I remember when I was really little and my older brother had markers that I wasn't supposed to use because I was "too little" but then one time one of my friends was visiting and she encouraged me to just "borrow" his markers and there was no stopping me after that. I've also been VERY impulsive about acting on inspiration for as long as I can remember. One time I was at a friend's house and wanted to draw so badly that when we ran out of paper I drew on the rug. Her mom wouldn't let me come back for years after that lol. I started painting and sculpting in kindergarten and learned how to write by writing and illustrating books (mostly just illustrating and drawing a few letters at first lol). For some reason my older brother started out equally as artistic as me, but he lost interest in time. It was really weird when I was about 15 and suddenly far better at drawing than he was, but at the same time I miss drawing with him some times.
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Aww, I can imagine you drawing at that tender age :aww: It's great that you still have your first pictures (like the one that you uploaded recently)
Hahahahaha, interesting XD I'm quite impulsive too. So your brother was an artist too; my little sister (who is currently 12 years old) draws and colors a lot too (and almost like me O_O ) I'm trying to encourage her to join DA but she thinks that she isn't ready yet to mantain a gallery....
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Evilbutterfly666 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Hahaha that's interesting that your little sister draws like you because I used to draw like my older brother did. He was sort of a role-model for me when I was younger. My little brother never got into drawing as much as my older brother did, but he draws a little bit, mostly Kirby fanart. Do you and your sister draw together? I wish my older brother would draw with me like he used to.

It is great that I still have my old pictures :D I was especially happy to find those ones because I thought my mom trew them out. I have pictures that are even older than that one, too-- somewhere in the attic I have stuff that I drew in the late 80's and early 90's and even some of the first books I made. When did you start drawing? Do you still have your oldest pictures?
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:iconkunou:
Kunou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After 18. Yeah, after 18. But why did I started drawing? Well...because I love anime bishoujos! ^O^O^O^O^O^O^
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Lol, nice reason XD As a matter of fact, I decided to improve a lot just to draw Peach correctly.
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:iconfirefiriel:
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always drawn, but didn't seriously try to be good at it till I was around eleven.
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:icondaisyofsarasaland:
DaisyOfSarasaland Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
I've pretty much been drawing since I was old enough to know better than to eat the pencil :XD:
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ShadowAxe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Student Writer
Technically, I fall under the 1-6 category, but lost that ability for a while. Photography began at 15.
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
At 15, huh?That's good, I suck at photography XD
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:iconshadowaxe:
ShadowAxe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005  Student Writer
Hmmmm.... its hard to suck at photography! :lol: I've seen so many people who are suprised at what they can accomplish with a camera, including myself at 15. As long as you have a steady hand, good perception, and imagination, you'd be suprised at what you can accomplish, for example, those rain pics with the sparkling drops.
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Saiyan-puff Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
I started when I was like 10 or 11. And I started cause of Pokemon cards! :XD:
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:iconluizamoony:
luizamoony Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Student General Artist
I've been drawing since I knew I was supposed to sit to go to the bathroom...
So when I was little, I drew and people liked it, when I was about nine, I discovered the manga style with my friend Mariana (who is Japanese) and since then I've been drawing on paper with colored pencils. Never gave up of them! ^^
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Hehehehehe, interesting :giggle:
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milesyoshidino34 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started drawing frquently just a few years ago...also because...Nintendo didn't influence my life until approximately that age...
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snowflakie06 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Traditional Artist
For me it was an on-off sort of thing. I enjoyed drawing when I was really little, like 4 and 5 but then I stopped and didn't pick it up again until 10. Then I stopped again and started at 12. But officially I've been drawing since 14 1/2.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1-6 :nod: My Dad has always been a big influence.... with his paintings hanging around the house an wotnot :D Also Nintendo and Star wars have always been a big factor of fun in my life XD
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windyhurrice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
Born artist desu =)

For I remember I loved to do anything with art, either draw or piant etc since I was very little. Even if I didn't draw at one or two (lol) I've already fell in love with Japan Anime and other stuff already =P
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Saiyuku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
I remember going to art classes after school.. mostly boring stuff that anyone could do. but i was noted as the "artist" in my circles. then my friends developped this amazing artistic talents for anime ect and i stayed mediocre (sp) i fell into a big hole where i wouldnt draw for years.. then i got into anime and loved it. i havent stopped drawing since..
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