So today, 6 years ago, I made the decision to join this website, originally as an attempt to learn more about myself and where I wanted to go in my life. 6 years later, I think I finally figured out where things are headed.
This website isn't what it used to be in 2010. Many people have come and gone as the website has changed for better or for worse. Some would even go as far as to say that deviantart is on a decline with its current direction, with many opting to leave for other websites such as twitter or tumblr. There have been highs, lows, and everything in between. Begs the question of "what's next"?
I'm staying right here. And here's why:
This dA year has been a year of many firsts, everything from being year in which I will release a game as a part of a team, to the year in which i would create my first commercial animation for the world to see. It's also really the first year where I feel I have connected more with you guys than ever before, hosting streams and communicating to you guys on a personal level in which I've always wanted to do. To top it off, I honestly feel this is the first year where I'm truly happy with what I do, even with the occasional low point of inevitable artist esteem issues.
This website will continue to change, and maybe someday it will fade into obscurity or die completely. Until then, I'll continue to animate and do what I love, and honestly I couldn't do that without your support. Sure, things have changed over time, moving from fanart, to a phase of indecisiveness, to finding my own artistic rhythm. That's not a journey that one makes alone. For those who have recently found me and my art, thank you for giving me a chance. To those who have stuck with me since the beginning, you have no idea how much you mean to me. 6 years is a long time to follow an artist, and it's an incredibly long time to stay supportive.
I wish there was more i could do for you all, because you honestly keep me going. Unfortunately I don't have any sort of picture for today. However, I do hope that the 7th year of dA brings things no-one could ever expect.
Thank you all for your continued support <3
Now let's continue~