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While going through your dA inbox, have you ever come across a deviation, or a pile of deviations, that looks less than impressive, think "huh, why am I watching this person?" ... only to find out that this is the same artist who made a bunch of your favorite pictures a while ago?

In other words, that artist's new works don't seem as good as their old ones. Not a good thing to happen.

Then I realized. LOOOOOOL at least they're still posting stuff. Me? When was the last time I posted something -- finished something postable? I can't even remember!

So I've been itchin' to make something nice and detailed and shiny, I really have been. Unfortunately, I am in the process of recovering from a nasty hand injury (on both hands! Not that it matters since I'm not ambidextrous). I can type slowly, but I can't put much pressure on my right index and middle fingers, which makes it hard to hold the stylus, let alone make hard pressure strokes.

The recovery shouldn't take long, though. Once my hands are back to full functionality, I will start working on a new painting that I believe will be post-worthy. I already know what it's going to be of! It's for a special person I've recently come to know IRL. No, make that two new paintings for two special people. :)
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WyrdSister's avatar
oops, sorry for the double post. posting issues!
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Hi there,

I found your comic a few days ago and devoured it! You have written a wonderful story and can't wait to see more. Thank you for sharing your story and hope to see more soon. Your artwork in your comic is also beautiful and love looking at it over and over again. It's better than most paid graphic novel works that I have seen and that is no exaggeration.
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Hi there,

I found your comic a few days ago and devoured it! You have written a wonderful story and can't wait to see more. Thank you for sharing your story and hope to see more soon. Your artwork in your comic is also beautiful and love looking at it over and over again. It's better than most paid graphic novel works that I have seen and that is no exaggeration.
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Art skill wise, I've noticed that at times with some of the people I watch. In regards to what ~Zephyr-Aryn said, that could be true. But maybe they are just wanting to post some stuff to let watchers know they're still alive. Or at least what their artwork looks like before it's finished.
Maybe they just wanted to doodle. =D I think most people get art recession or something at times. ;)

As for your hands, I hope by now they're way better. :heart: You should've learned to use your toes. =D
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chou-roninx|Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are times I feel like I'm one of those guys. I've seen this happen to some artist I used to follow in comics. I don't know if it's time constraints or falling into set shorthand pattern of drawing just for the sake of putting stuff out. Hope that made sense.

Had no idea you were hurt! Hope your hand injury is mostly healed by now.
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silverstarmonster|Professional Artist
Hope you're doing well and your hands are recovering! :) I really miss reading haru-sari and I hope someday you'll get back to it!
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LizaFizan's avatar
Sad to hear about your hand injury.. Hope you recover soon, so you can get back to work with your incredible art!
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Zephyr-Aryn's avatar
Perhaps their art looks less impressive because you have actually improved your skills enough to be able to find mistakes you otherwise would not have noticed. :nod:
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keiiii| General Artist
That's always a possibility, but not much more positive with regards to the other artist. I don't improve that fast. Which means they must be improving even slower than I am...
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Hopefully your hands get better soon !

I've been watching the Haru Sari page every two weeks or so ! so close to the end! Cant wait until the next page release ><

Your having had much luck huh? HOPE YOUR HANDS GET BETTER SOON!!!!
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keiiii| General Artist
Thanks so much! I *just* started getting back to working on Haru-Sari... Looks like updates will resume starting on September 1 or so. There will be an official announcement soon. :D
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I cant wait for the story to continue :D
You left it on a killer cliffhanger (・へ・)
But i love the story and i love the characters and the developments so ill be watching for more of the story no matter how long it takes!! ヽ(´ー`)┌
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Deus-Nocte|Professional Digital Artist
Personally, I've found it interesting when I surpass the idols I used to look up to as a kid. It's not that they've gotten any worse, you just look at it again and it's not amazing as you thought it was a few years back. Haven't gotten someone who actually regressed in skill yet, though
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Delvarood|Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when that happens! It's awful when you find out an artists quality isn't as good as it used to be....

But! I'm looking forward to you new works! I hope you recover quickly and painlessly
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mayshing|Professional Filmographer
:hug: Look forward to it. *is guilty of posting crappy things. ;D
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Narase|Hobbyist General Artist
I have a feeling my watchers probably think that way about my recent stuff....
(In my opinion) my old stuff is more awesome than anything I try to do now... =\

I dunno why...it's almost like it's a "seasonal" talent o.O
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Lol. This has indeed happened. Not always a loss of quality, but sometimes a 2D artist will go to 3D (or vice versa) or a drawer will take up photography and it's just like... Dude, you suck now. Or their style will completely alter... usually a matter of getting more cartoony... and Dude, I have no interest in your work now. :P

I hope your hands heal soon! It really sucks to have even one taken out, much less both-- you have my sincere sympathies.
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OutOfTheOrange|Professional Traditional Artist
It might also be that they're putting less effort into what they're doing, like if they have less time for dA/fanart/art in general and so they just start putting up whatever for the heck of it. (Well...that's what's happened to me, anyway. derp.)

Anyway, I'm sorry about your hands! I hope they feel better soon. It's nice to hear from you, though, at least! :)
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keiiii| General Artist
I think that's what was happening to me prior to the hand injury. I was doodling a decent amount, but they were all crappy rough sketches so I didn't even bother doing sketch dumps. Maybe I should, though. It's amazing and fascinating how each artist's unique style manifests in rough sketches.
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RevanREK|Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, I respect people who change, it's all a process of growing as a person and as an artist, just because their new stuff might not look as impressive as the old to you doesn't mean to say it isn't, If that makes sense.

I guess what I'm trying to say is everyone has different tastes and everyone's tastes change over time so it's only natural that as an artist or a viewer our tastes would change.

It's all good to me, but if you don't like what they do anymore, then why are you still watching them? There's nothing wrong with cleaning out your favourites and watch list every now and then. ;)

From a random watcher. :)
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KazEtsura|Hobbyist General Artist
I was already worried that you had died or something :worry: I'm sorry to hear about your hand injury, but it's still a relief to hear that you're alive :)
Here's a hoping for a quick recovery!
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Ernoma|Student General Artist
I wondered where you went !!! Keiiii, don't worry about us. ~
We'll still be here by the time you get better ! :heart:
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Niverdia|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and have a swift recovery! /sends good vibes
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Niverdia|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've experienced that, and with said artist becoming exponentially more popular while it seems obvious that the quality of their art is decreasing.
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