Hi, guys! I'm gonna drop this update before logging off for the night.
I'm going to talk about how I feel about deviantART and then how life/routine is about to change.
Okay, yes, I'm one of the many for whom dA is losing its appeal. I thought for a while that it was just me, but I've read about other artists who have lost much of the feedback and interaction they once had. BUT, I also understand that to receive feedback, it is desirable to give it...and I've been slacking. So, in a way, I can see why feedback on my art is lacking. Still, it's discouraging.
I also feel like many of those I am/was closest to have moved on, so that dA is not a priority any more. And while it hasn't been that for me either, I didn't move on to other websites like most others have.
Buuuut, I'm going to give Tumblr another chance. I tried it for a while, then deleted my account, but I really did enjoy being on that site, and interacting with people seemed more dynamic and flexible (responding with drawings, mysterious anon asks, etc).
...while I'm not saying that I will disappear from this site completely, I will probably only post from time to time (no change, really) and just some of the better art pieces. Yeah...
So! Check out: inlandosprey.tumblr.com/
(there's not much content right now)
I'm gonna try my best to find and follow not only my friends and fellow artists, but also blogs which offer new means of inspiration. It will be a breath of fresh air, so to speak, for my muse.
And technically, the flow has already started with these astronomy-inspired "astral animals" (yes, I hope to make it a common theme). I have other images saved with labels to remind me about the other creatures I see in the depths of space.
On to life.
Classes have started back already. Summer was nice insofar as I earned a good amount of money, but my brain was understimulated, so learning new things has a shiny appeal right now.
Because I'm taking some courses which are very, very involved. Some will require reading lots of literature/technical writings/textbook entries, while another is basically a semester-long group project, and another is preparation for a really important exam that I will take (and pass, no doubt) at the end of 2015.
So, yeah, tons of fun.