Well, I guess I should join in the party a little, considering that dA is now 14 years old!
So, I first joined just after my 13th birthday, at which time I was still drawing digital images using Serif PhotoPlus and a mouse; the tutorials available on this site drew me to it, and seeing the remarkable talent of many on here made me wish to be like them, and made me wish to inspire people in the same way!
I've been here a good five years now, and seeing my own art improve alongside many of the people that I have watched is truly inspiring and satisfying, as art is forever evolving, and seeing that evolution up front makes you feel a sense of pride in the community here.
Through the extensive system of helpful tutorials, alongside various different artists encouraging me to try out new mediums and art-styles, my own style has become something that I truly love, and has made me have a certain fondness for even the oldest and worst-drawn pieces of my art!
Just as a sign of how far I have come, here is one of my eldest pieces:
And here is my most recent piece:
An improvement I shall always be thankful for!