I expected to have some long and dramatic speech prepared followed by a grandiose work of art, but time has been somewhat of an issue (as well as lack of drive).
I'm not sure how i managed to keep coming back to this site so frequently. Never did i go more than 10 days without checking my dA, an that's because i was 'trapped' on a boat (cruise). In the past 10 years i've gone through about 4 computers, and lost many gigabytes of artwork, but i always have a (web) copy posted to dA. Granted, it's not a high def version that could be printed, but it's there, it's proof that i'll never stop, never give up on drawing.
Lets get down to facts:
I joined dA July 5th, 2003, i was just finishing highschool and starting college. a pretty scary time. I had many other websites with my art on angelfire and geocities, but they are gone now. I met my current BF, Graham a few years after, I've been 'with' deviantart longer than i've been with him (and yes, that fact makes him jealous!)
OK lets look at numbers:
127 Forum Posts
Deviations + Scraps = 2421 images total
i've probably deleted about 200 of those over the years for one of these reasons: no comments/faves, badly drawn, re-drew with better version.
This also excludes several of my comics like BloodSlave (approx 900 pages), Guerriero Virtuoso (30 pages), and Mindframe (13 pages), also exculded is ALL OF MY HENTAI, YAOI, PORN, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DIRTY DRAWINGS (lets round off to a nice number, about 400 images)
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
since i've been a premium (PAYING) member for about 6 of those years, i get access to my expanded stats:
Gallery Stats for pyrogina OF ALL TIME
pyrogina has 106,062 pageviews total and their 1,273 deviations were viewed 714,773 times. Pyrogina watches 1,603 people, while 1,159 people watch pyrogina.
Overall, their deviations received 9,579 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 29,452 times, while pyrogina commented 12,398 times, making about 3.39 comments per day since joining deviantART. This means that pyrogina gave 13 comments for every 10 received. The deviation with the most comments is Skyrim - Karliah with no mask with 167 comments, while the most favourited one is HTTYD - Toothcup gijika , with 573 favourites. The most viewed deviation is Kakashi-sensei Chidori with 23,979 views. 31 favourites were given for every 10 comments. Every 2.8 days pyrogina uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Monday, when 219 (17%) of deviations were submitted. The busiest month was December 2009 when 78 (6%) deviations were submitted. The majority of deviations are submitted to the manga gallery (377), while the favourite category was traditional > drawings with 223 deviations.
Comments per deviation: 7
Favourites per deviation: 23
Views per deviation: 561
Comments per day: 2.62
Favourites per day: 8.06
Deviation views per day: 195
Pageviews per day: 29
did you notice that i have 13 comments for every 10? I always thank people who compliment or critique me. as well, i try to comment helpfully when i can. If you ever wanted a private critique i'm available to do so, just send me a note with a link to the pic.
Well i dont' even know how to conclude something like this, i feel terrible that i have no drawings to present (even to the person that is waiting for a commission IM SORRY!) i worked 2 days straight and my muscles are made of gummy bears... i can't even hold the pencil properly. It was suggested that i do a stream and i could play something (skyrim or mass effect) but i have to visit a friend of Graham's tonight. :/
anyhow, i guess dA isn't a SO bad of a place. it's really changed over 10 years. i remember when the deviantwatch inbox was text only, no thumbnails. oh, how times have changed.