Deviant since Mar 16, 2008 | Premium Member until Jan 29, 2015
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Slow progress, as it has been for a year now, but I'm improving a tiny bit, in some ways. It's turned out that my once passionate hate of tumblr because of artists leaving DA was a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've technically "left" DA, though in truth, I just drop by here once or twice a week to see if anyone's left me messages. I have nearly 3000 devs stacking up though. lol
My "therapy", aka Flight Rising, plus my 90% Flight Rising blog on tumblr has been more healing than DA could ever hope to be anymore. I've got 625 followers as of today, most of them active (believe it or not), and in the corner of that community, I've become a familiar face to many. My character creation skills, headcanon abilities and art skills are being nurtured, much to my regular surprise. I'm not a nervous nobody there, and I don't feel dwarfed by artists better than myself. They exist all over the place of course, but there's direct conversation between them and myself that can happen much more easily than on DA. Or at least that seems to be how it feels.
Every form of art in every quality is loved and enjoyed, feedback is prevalent and readily given if asked for. There's no cloud of shame in the FR community for being an artist of scribbles - scribbles are well loved! There's no theft of the art, because everyone watches so closely, it's not tolerated.
What surprises me is that this is really just a fandom I've involved myself in, which is the opposite of what my creative works always stand for. But... like I've learned from friends I've known on DA over the years, sometimes you just have a big emotional void that needs mended, and following along with someone else's project can help fill it up for a while. And I suppose the reason I'm also into it is because it's still technically a very small community. The site just celebrated it's first year anniversary, and much to my surprise, I've been able to collect in-game items that went as far back as just about when they opened, before I was even around. Sure, it's all just pixels and sprites, but it's satisfying enough, artistic enough and the concepts are open to user interpretation to get creative with where the staff leaves gaps, and I'm apparently very good at suggesting new ideas.
I created 2 pieces of art this week. While that might not be anything at all to you guys, or even my old self, it's a fucking hell of a lot more than I've been able to do in over a year since depression set in. It's a sign that I'm starting to improve.
At least a little bit better.
FR is kickstarting my attempts to draw again, and I've got a line starting to form of people willing to commission me...unlike DA, where choices are endless and I have no hope of being noticed.
2am journal is a wee bit ranty and sleepdrunk. Apologies if I come off too blunt anywhere. x3