I just want to say, despite the flack that DeviantArt gets for it becoming a social media site and the amount of drama interwoven within the community (that I only hear about, because I am painfully socially awkward and express seam splitting joy in other's works by obsessively favorite-ing them and worshiping them through tears)...there are a grand amount of artists who inspire me.
Just take a gander at my favorites gallery. Frolic, even. Dive right in! I don't favorite these pieces simply because they may look nice. I favorite them because they made me gasp, they made me stare, they amazed me, and the capabilities of the artists simply blew me away to a point that I had to Watch them as well!
Many people look at art they deem better and at artists they deem more talented and they either get sad for themselves or jealous...or both. Me, its a mix of jealousy, awe, respect, and love that combines to make a powerful force of pure, unadulterated inspiration. These amazing artists inspire me to become better, to practice, to keep going because I want to some day approach them with my own humble creations as a token of my appreciation for all of their hard work and imagination making me believe in the wonder of art again. I may never be at a level decent enough, but I will try my best because I want to gift them with art that I put my all in. Its the only proper thank you I can ever hope to manage.
However, until then, I can only offer a simple 'thank you', for making art, for being so amazing, for being here at DeviantArt that gets so much flack. There are GREAT artists here on this site. You'll definitely know them when you see them. When you see a piece that isn't particularly biased to pop-culture, and yet it makes you gasp and you feel...wonder, like a child in the face of magic. Well, then, you know you've found an amazing artist.
Truly, from the bottom of my heart.