I used to be on dA about 10 years ago, for many, many years back when it was in it's heyday, and I realised lately that I kind of miss it. I would say I forgot my old username, but honestly I think I know what it was I just don't want to go back there. It was mostly embarrassing Disney fan art from when I was really young and not taking art as seriously as I do nowadays, and although I had a modest following I doubt any of those guys are still there so I see no point in resurrecting that account from it's ashes. But as this site is where I started it's always been kind of special to me so I thought I'd have another stab at it.
I'm currently in my final year of university studying illustration, procrastinating from uni work as I type this very sentence. I only have a few weeks left of my course before I graduate which is pretty scary, especially as I'm having a bit of a personal crisis with my artwork. You know those phases where you just hate everything you create? Yeah, that. But I'm trying my hardest to work through it, and trial-and-erroring my way to the art style I want.
Which is where this account comes in really. I'm a perfectionist in what I draw, and going through this stage it's really difficult to be open about it. I know that because I'm overhauling my style I'll be unhappy with things I create for a while and it might not all be cohesive, but I still would like to be able to share things and receive feedback and encouragement and all of that good stuff. Also to just have a place I can scroll through and see how I'm progressing. Although I post my art to Instagram and Tumblr, I get self-conscious of only posting the best stuff, and I like that dA allows you to compartmentalise which takes a lot of the anxiety off (i.e I can post the crud to scraps, but it's still there for posterity). Once I've finished uni I want to try and do a 365 drawing challenge, so this will be a good place for that too.
If you want to visit my other accounts (assuming anyone's actually reading this!), you can find me here:
Art blog: asootsprite.blogspot.com
Instagram (art account): www.instagram.com/asootsprite
Instagram (personal account): www.instagram.com/mome.raths
I'm also on Twitter @ asootsprite where I do post art, but it's mostly for chit chat.