I've been wanting to make this post for a while now, but I haven’t really known where
to post it. I decided that this thread would probably be the best place.
I would like to thank everyone who has left me nice comments on my graphics, helped me grow, and requested me to make them icons/sigs—even though most of the time I’m sure they didn't turn out very well.
The very reason I made an account on this forum (after a couple years of lurking) was to participate in the Icon Game, the Sig Game, LIMS, and other fun design related games—this was, of course, when ASN's graphic community was flourishing. Thanks to these graphics games, I learned GIMP and eventually Photoshop. I still use the latter. Back when I started to participate in these games, I did it only for fun. I never expected that years later I would be majoring in Graphic Design in college. It’s weird to think that an Internet forum has made an impact on my life. Would I have interest in graphic design if not for this site? I guess I’ll never know.
CHEESE FEST OVER. SO, TLDR: Thank you to all the lovely friends (if we have talked at least twice I probably consider you my friend) who have entertained me over the years and have grown up with me (or have watched me grow up, hahaha).
For fun, here’s the oldest icon that I still have. Probably made in 2007 or earlier.
And here’s a small collection of icons I have made over my time at ASN. These have a bit of age on them too, but I think you can see the improvement.