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Sorry for the rhyme! :)

Although it was probably obvious from the slowing trickle of art I've posted here over the last few years, I thought I'd make a post for wandering souls clarifying that this will no longer be a truly active account. Although I may still stop by every once in a while, I won't be able to keep up with or respond to any private messages or comments in a convenient manner. So if you are interested in contacting or following me, head to and find your method of choice!

While I loved the ability to connect with and discover artists here, I was never a big fan of DA's layout and functionality, lack of customization, and heck, even the ugly green colors. :P And these days there's a lot of great sites out there that present your art in a better, more streamlined manner. All of my old art will still be here, though, so this post isn't really changing anything - it's just an explanation for those of you not getting a response from me after six months!

Thanks for reading and watching!

P.S. You can read my current project Mayflower, at
  • Listening to: Beck: Morning Phase
  • Reading: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: The Wire
  • Playing: The Witcher 3, Sunset Overdrive
  • Drinking: Coffee

A Slow Depart from DeviantArt by LeviWasTaken

©2017-2019 LeviWasTaken
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember being taken back by your illustrations featured in Halo Evolutions: Volume 1, followed by your work on Fistful of Arrows and its related content.

Thanks for the waypoint in any case; I'll be sure to look out for you elsewhere.
AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
re: Sunset Overdrive:
Your high scores are going DOWN, brutha! DOWN!
*intense stare*

Only sad to see you go if your activity level elsewhere drops compared to what it used to be on here.   If that makes sense. :p
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The only reason my general internet art posting frequency would go down would be if I got an awesome job and didn't have to promote myself as much, but then you'd get awesome projects in exchange. :)
DaikiTheWolfTIC Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Do you have a twitter?
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Page... everything is "LeviWasTaken". :)
TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is why many people are leaving dA, the staff isn't listening to the users suggestions on how to fix things and make it better. They do the opposite and only do things people don't want.

I hope you keep your account up and this journal here so folks can go to your website if they forget.
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! Everything will still stay up here! And yeah, this journal post was partly just a waypoint to point towards my active stuff. :)
Isengim Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'll see you, Levi.

Don't sweat it - I first heard of you through Fistful of Arrows, and that's among the very best fan-made projects I've ever seen. I'll keep up with you.
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Besides Patreon and Tumblr, what are the other sites that compete with deviantart? I might need to branch out (or jump ship entirely), but I've yet to find a site on DA's level.

It's weird to see you go, but it's not sad. Because you're really not going anywhere. So best of luck to you.
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really like From thumbnails to the profiles, everything looks really fancy and professional no matter the skill level. It doesn't do everything DA does, but what it does do it does very well, I think.

My page is at….
cluedog Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
That's too bad.  You will be missed. 
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
After a few of years of signing in intermittently and each time seeing thirty unanswered questions sent from folks half a year before, I just wanted to explain why. :)

(There's also the issue of the mountain of my old artwork sitting here. I prefer to kill off older work in my portfolio and keep pushing forward, but here I'm getting 100 times more favorites from 10-year-old stuff than my new work. I don't enjoy posting new art in the shadow of that mountain, but I'd feel bad deleting stuff people are still enjoying. So it seems best to just put this book on the shelf instead of trying to rewrite it and focus on new stuff elsewhere, if that makes any sense.)
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