I'm packing up and leaving buddies. Not the web--- But Deviantart.
I made a journal entry about a year ago now basically claiming that I would never leave because of what the site is or what the site as become. I stick to that. I'm leaving because of 1. Time. 2. My own personal professionalism. 3. There are other sites that cater better to what I do.
I've been a part of DeviantART for a decade now, and started on
. I'm leaving having accomplished what I wanted to accomplish here.
I've been stressing presentation a lot in my art recently--- Buying more expensive prints, frames, etc... I don't think there's a reason to not treat my art the same online. When I joined ten years ago, the art didn't run together. But now it's starting to run together, and what with everyone being compared to everyone else around here--- why put my own personal art through that stress? My art will stand alone from now on, on my own website, and on my Tumblr with process work to back it up.
It would be different if I could post process work here---- but seeing as 90% of DA members don't even know what process work is I find myself feeling like this just isn't the place for me anymore. There are a lot of communities here on DA. The anime, the furry, the photo, the food, the cat, the pony, the pokemon, the homestuck. I considered myself a huge part of a lot of these communities not so long ago--- but I'm growing up now, and find myself even filtering out of the fandoms I was closest to. The people who watch me expect furry. The people who know me expect anime (for some raisin). The people who have watched me for years expect mediocrity. All of which I'm finding myself less and less likely to produce.
I feel like I need to do myself a favor and start treating myself like an artist, not like a llama.
You can find me here now:
insignix [at] gmail.com
Save the art to your computer now, it'll be gone soon.