Oct. 9, 2013
So...it's been a significant amount of time since I've actually put anything up or been actively participating on DA.
Real Life has been making its needs known lately. My life has changed quite a bit; I have a tentative goal I really want to reach now. I've been looking at different art colleges/universities and deciding what I want to do with myself. I still have to build a portfolio and all that, but I'm taking the steps I need to take and seriously exploring which medium I want to work in and what field appeals to me. Nothing concrete yet, but I have classes starting this October on the basics of Illustration and Figure Drawing.
I have another account on another art website with a different name...I'm still deciding what to do with it. I'm considering linking it to this account (or vice versa) as well as purging a few of my older works here on DA. I want to present something beautiful to you all; I want to show you the best I have. That standard naturally changes as we grow, and to be honest, some of my older stuff has fallen out of that category.
I'm proud of my growth, yes, but I want to show my best from all the stages I have already gone through. Some of my old artwork were things I did because I thought it would get views or because I had nothing better to upload --not because it was something that challenged me, introduced me to a new concept, or something I felt strongly about. I want my art to communicate something. Looking back on it, most of my old artwork was quite flat and lacking quality.
I want to change that --get my ass into gear, so to speak. It will take time, especially with school and other things now occupying my time and attention, but I want to leave something I can be proud of here on DA before Real Life tells me to get a move on/drags me away from my computer and into Serious Business that seems to come with growing up/being fed to the sharks.
It may not have been a drastic change, but I feel like I've changed enough that it can be considered a new stage of my life. The months aren't blending together as much as they used to; the things I used to be interested in a year ago are things I barely give a thought to these days.
So, yeah, I'm just putting that out there. I feel like I owe it to you guys to improve.
Also, I'm considering changing my username across the web. It feels like I've outgrown this name and need a new one, if you know what I mean. I will keep this account and name as it is and keep it moderately active, but I feel like I need more space and a clean slate. I don't know yet if I'll give you the new name, but I won't leave this one to rot anytime soon.
It was nice getting that off my chest!
See you soon!
The purging of my gallery will take time. It's a priority, but it's not at the top of the list.