Early on when I first joined Deviantart I primarily was focuses on photography. I was and am fascinated with macro images. I wanted everyone to notice all the wonderful tiny details I would. Pretty things people don't really notice.
Later on... I was getting more and more accustomed to Photoshop's photo manipulation and paint programs and ventured into some fun projects such as contests, Twitter challenges, and personal creations.
Ive never really had a lot of access to very many physical art communities or resorceress... well not without shelling out money and travel time. Deviantart kind of fills that gap. Connected me (even talked with) some big name artists across the globe. Or even sell art if I wished at no charge or contract. Though I pay for subscription, it's not required. And that is wonderful for new or underprivileged budding artists. An they don't discriminate. Almost any type of art is welcomed. Thank you for being what you are... Deviantart!