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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Michael S.Male/United States Recent Activity
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Character: Justitia by AceDarkfire Character: Justitia :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 2 0 New Work in Progress 2 by AceDarkfire New Work in Progress 2 :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 4 5 MekGirl: Victory (Image 3) by AceDarkfire MekGirl: Victory (Image 3) :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 9 2 Task The Kobold Ranger by AceDarkfire Task The Kobold Ranger :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 3 0 Practice Piece: Calinca by AceDarkfire Practice Piece: Calinca :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 2 0 New Work in Progress by AceDarkfire New Work in Progress :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 3 4 MekGirl: Archer2-Revised by AceDarkfire MekGirl: Archer2-Revised :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 6 3 MekGirl: Archer 2 by AceDarkfire MekGirl: Archer 2 :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 5 0 Yet another Work in Progress #7 by AceDarkfire Yet another Work in Progress #7 :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 4 1 Citrine by AceDarkfire Citrine :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 4 2 MekGirl: COSIMA by AceDarkfire MekGirl: COSIMA :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 4 1 MekGirl: Archer by AceDarkfire MekGirl: Archer :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 5 0 MekGirl: Cassel (Working Name) by AceDarkfire MekGirl: Cassel (Working Name) :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 10 0 Defensive Position [Rough] by AceDarkfire Defensive Position [Rough] :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 6 4 Kasala by AceDarkfire Kasala :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 5 0 Aegis- Ver. 2 by AceDarkfire Aegis- Ver. 2 :iconacedarkfire:AceDarkfire 3 0
So, let's just get this out of the way.

I haven't been active here mainly because the only thing that ever gets attention is 3D Sci-Fi related artwork, which is only one thing I can do, and I'm not so one dimensional that I'm going to keep doing that and only that because it gets attention. There comes a point where it's unsatisfactory that I must keep doing only those things to get and keep followers, and admittedly, I've been there for quite a while. In fact, I haven't touched my 3D progams in awhile, because I no longer have interest in it.

Hell, I hardly do much with my traditional art, less than half a dozen drawings (more if you count scraps) in the last 4 months, 3 of that was fanart for a DnD stream I watch (listen to) on Twitch, and the digital drawing I did of the elf girl that I, hoping to get some more of an audience as a drop of water in a goddamn ocean, uploaded here. And, as expected, fuckin' nothin', and I was quite proud of it, for a realy first time attempt at Digital (which, admittedly, was going over my drawn-on-paper artwork because I don't have the practice in to fully change to Digital Art, much less the motivation).

And that fanart done for that DnD stream, uploaded onto my twitter (since that's the only place they'll share it from on their Monday art streams, that I miss half of), prove somewhat popular - another separate corner one gets locked into when it's the only thing that gets attention by others when one wants to show their works off. No input is just as bad as too much input - too little or no input drives people away from doing anything, it's not good, it leads to demotivation. Too much input can do the same, especially when it heads off to the point that one feels they can do no right in their artwork, or feel their work as no artistic merit in anything.

And even there, there's a trend among them doing the streams I have noticed, they will compliment all the artwork, but unless you do something absolutely extraordinary (IE: Anything digital that looks something like Artgerm puts out on a regular basis) will they ever suggest people follow them on twitter, but if you do "sub-par" work is basically glossed over, to move onto the next thing, hoping they can give absolute high praise to one thing. My artwork, personaly above "sub-par", has been glossed over because it isn't done digitally, while a digital piece you have slight trouble seeing, is giving high praise.

I've gotten to the point I have removed myself from the Classic BattleTech boards, even LordsOfTheBattlefield, which was never very active in the first place. But hey, a few of my drawings made it into their fan TRO - the Nightmare, Falchion and the Hammerhead. Yep, as you guessed, did piss-all for name recognition. CBT I dropped away from due to the fact I'm not one of the "good ol boys", so my respectful acknowledgement of ones differing view point while they come out and call me nothing short of a fucking idiot, gets me torn apart by his friends and the goddamn fucking moderators as not being "respectful of others opinions." But I never called him a fucking idiot or anything like that, quite literally prefacing with "I disagree and here's why I do . . ." while I get "You are very stupid if you think like that. . . " is thrown at me. But, it's me being disrespectful, so, you know, fuck that.

MekTek drops their forum off the map, taking that haunt with it. Their focus on Heavy Gear Assault, a game nearly 3 years into development that seems to be no where close to being remotely complete, and seems to be going nowhere.

I have no motivation to do only one things repeatedly because it gets views, it leads to stagnation, demotivation, and a sense of being unfullfilled. I want to do more and be recognized for it - that is why I have shared it here. And for 90% of it, absolutely nothing. A drop of water into an ocean, to the point I don't go and take a deep dive into said ocean to see the 'sea life'.


Michael S.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: USA; Earth, Sol System; Milky Way; Universe
Favourite genre of music: Game Remixes/Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Modern, Futuristic
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: Media Player Classic
Personal Quote: "Well fuck me sideways..."


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LordArcheronVolistad Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!! May your work shine as a testament to your glory! The world could use more people like you, good sir!
AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy hell, I switch back to Firefox from Chrome, and seeing comments I missed because Chrome wouldn't load them! (Or dA just sucks - take your pick).

Sorry for the way late 'Thank you!" but - Thank you! :)
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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