Been a long time, eh? Well. It might just be a bit longer. My hiatus from dA occurred as the result of severe, long-lasting depression. Surprise surprise, I am still depressed, but doing a lot better than I was a few years ago. I am currently in college (for hopefully, the last and final time), and am nearing the end of my studies in Graphic Design this December (December 2017). I still struggle daily, and college thus far has not been easy, but I am striving to succeed.
That being said, my passion for art is slowly coming back. Anxiety, depression, and stress greatly hinder this process, but I am determined to push through. I want to make up for all that lost time; I feel that my art is of much lower quality than it should be, given my age. I want to officially return to dA only when I feel I am emotionally stable, and artistically consistent. I do not want to use dA as a dumping-ground for emotionally-charged vents ever again.
My passion will always be for illustration. Graphic Design hardly holds a candle to it. I hope that, sometime in the future, or in the new year of 2018, I can shift my focus back to illustration, and at that time officially return to dA. I just felt it was time to post something to this account, as it has been collecting a monumental amount of dust. It is a tentative announcement, but one I feel more confident making now than I did years or months ago.
Anyways. I hope to be back sometime in the future. Possibly under a new account, for a fresh start.