I’ve been on deviantART for 11 years – today! (That’s about a third of my life. If you can believe that.) Which means a couple of things. First and foremost, i wanted to make something nice for my dAnniversary. (Something like this deviation for my 3rd, or this journal for my 5th.) But it also means, 11 years is a hell of a long time, so it’s hard to keep track of things. But all this played right into the following:
I have always wanted my own timeline. Similar to facebook, but not limited to facebook. Filled with things that really matter. Milestones, if you will. With the introduction of Folders within Folders, i got there one step closer. But since this Folder in my Gallery isn’t easy to find, nor visually appealing, i figured, why not go the whole way and make an actual timeline?
And here it is: My timeline – my artistic endeavours, spanning the last 11 years. Feel free to click around – each thumbnail strip will open the corresponding Folder in my Gallery, while clicking on a thumbnail will open the deviation itself. I’ve also added a few links here and there, most of which will take you to other parts of my Gallery or older Journals. Plus, i threw in some of the avatars that i've used over the years. And finally, as a loose guideline, my artistic stuff (read: deviations) is located on the left, while more personal things are located on the right. Enjoy!
PS: If you want to know more about "the rotane", check out this old journal.
New camera: Olympus C1-Zoom.
~Joined deviantART! And this here was my very first avatar.
New OS: Windows XP. Upgraded from Windows 98.
Moved out of my parents'.
New tool: Adobe Photoshop 7. Upgraded from Corel Photopaint.
New toy: Creative Jukebox ZEN.
Updated version of my original avatar.
New avatar, dubbed LifeLine.
New camera: Minolta Z1.
Internship in Italy.
On deviantART: *Subscribed for the first time, thanks to ~majah.
On deviantART: became a =Beta Tester.
New tool: Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Graduated from college.
New avatar. Thanks to `ebonred for letting me use her LCD design!
New toy: iPad nano 1G.
6-month-trip to Australia.
Updated my LifeLine avatar to match my Bullseye devID that i used at the time.
New avatar to match my ClearDisk iconset.
New toy: iPhone.
New camera: Canon EOS 400D.
New avatar, dubbed Enso.
New lens: Sigma 18–200mm 3.5–6.3 DC OS.
Broke my collarbone.
New avatar, dubbed RCUBE. The one i'm using right now in its basic form.
On deviantART: joined the ¢Creative Staff.
New OS: Windows 7.
New tool: Adobe Photoshop CS4.
New tool: Wacom Intuos4.
New camera and toy: iPhone 4.
On deviantART: left Creative and became a `Senior Member.
Latest variant of my RCUBE avatar.
New camera: Sony RX100.
New toy: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.
On deviantART: Became an Alpha Tester.
Making this journal was quite the adventure. I started back in December 2012 and was working on it for the last 4 or 5 months – on and off. First on an offline prototype, then on sta.sh. One of the biggest challenges was to create a fluid layout, one that would expand nicely when viewed on a journal page but would also neatly contract when viewed on my profile (or on smaller monitors), where horizontal space is limited. The solution was actually incredibly simple: a large list with lots of
clear properties, and one containing div with
max-width information. And it worked in Firefox, Chrome, and even IE right out of the box. So after i had cracked this, i started filling it, which took the majority of work, as you can imagine: Stuff like deciding what to show, finding out when things happened, and creating all the images. But i’m quite happy with the result, and maybe you found it interesting too.
And finally, i’d like to thank you all for your continuous support over the years. Your comments, +favs, and +watches meant a lot and were the most important part of what made me stay on dA. Thanks!