i wanted to participate! I wish i was back home so I could have dug out sketches from before 2008!!
I actually remember when I first first posted my art online, was to gaia online, asking for advice. I got shot down really really bad and then that really put me off posting my art online after that. When I would post something on deviantart, I would usually take it down a few days later, not due to anyone saying anything, but just the anxiety of having it up. I deleted all the exsitance of my digital work before 2008, I was only able to find one file, probably because I couldn’t find it before.
So yeah, harsh words, sarcasm and just being a douchebag doesn’t benefit anyone.